Tapping the good chi

According to the practice of Fengshui, your first impressions as you enter a home or room is very important. By crossing a threshold, you enter a new environment or another world. You experience particular qualities, moods, and presences, both visible and invisible, that condition our homes and workplaces and influences our lives.

Fengshui is not just a design element to get to know where to place the bed, mirror, wealth and stove; it’s an art of orienting, aligning and tapping into good quality energy. This calls for skill, intuition and knowledge of compass directions and mathematics in interpreting the floor plan and layout of the house, also known as the natal chart of the house.Fengshui addresses almost the entire spectrum of human aspiration. The practice operates at various levels. It can be highly personalised when practised according to specific compass school formulas, or it can be broad based and generalised. In the ancient days, the method involved interpretation of the terrain, contours, shapes, topography, elevation, rivers, and waterways, while compass Fengshui offers recommendations in terms of compass directions.

The most ideal situation according to the Fengshui design would be to define the power areas first and to design the whole house around them. It would be in your best interests to apply Fengshui and Vaastu from the inception to have the best design in your house. The areas where you are likely to spend most of your time are the best power areas. These areas need to be the centre of attention and then you can have the whole house designed around it.

The bedroom is an important area to have proper sleep and to allow the body to rejuvenate and energise itself; hence Fengshui bedroom design can provide you tips to enable you to decide the direction of your bed and position based on the specific direction and other features of the building. Similarly, the home office can be situated in a direction that supports financial and career achievements and the entrances to the house can be designed in a way that they receive the chi, or life force energy, from the most favourable directions for the building.

Because there are power areas in the house, there can also be problem areas that can affect your health, relationships and finances in negative ways. You can determine a problem area in your house by connecting it to the problem you are facing in your day-to-day life. For example, if you are facing financial problems, you can find out the areas that correspond to finance and money  and then use Fengshui design to enhance the chi flow in that area to bring about the desired change.

Taking stock of your emotions, your relationships, your finances, and everything in your home that affects you throughout an ordinary day is crucial for trying out Fengshui design changes. Every Fengshui design change that you make is important, even when the change is in the form of a furniture placement or positioning of other inanimate objects using Fengshui.

What we see, and where we go strongly determines the lives we lead. Fengshui design uses all elements in moderation for creating the balance in a space and makes us move further towards our goals in life.

(The author is a Fengshui consultant and traditional Vaastu practitioner.) Email: consultation@fengshuiserver.com)