Have you ever wondered why you feel energetic in certain areas
of your home or tired in others? Ever felt out of place
sitting in a chair with your back to the door? Felt creatively
blocked sitting at your desk? Do you constantly move your
furniture, yet never feel satisfied with its arrangement?
Rooms and objects exude energy. The Chinese art of Feng
Shui (perfect placement) concerns the ch'i, or energy, of
rooms, and the placement of objects.
If you have certain goals or desires, you can align the energy in your home or office to help you meet those goals and fulfill those desires. For three thousand years, the Chinese
have used Feng Shui to create harmony in their surroundings,
to bring them health, happiness and prosperity.
At the heart of Feng Shui is the desire to acknowledge the
power of, and to live in harmony with, the natural world.
The characters Feng Shui literally mean wind and water and
refer to the dynamic effect of these natural forces upon
our landscape. At the same time, Feng Shui represents the
power of the natural environment, which is alive with hidden
forces. By opposing the natural order, the Tao, you disturb
the balance of yin and yang, the two fundamental forces
of the Universe. Feng Shui literally means "wind and
water." In ancient times these elements played an important
role for the survival and prosperity of our ancestors. They
knew that building high towers resulted in the creation
of gusting winds or that the digging of wells could cause
streams to dry up. Feng Shui was born out of this observation
that the influences of winds and waters could be affected
by alterations to the shape of the Earth's existing contours.
The ancestors also learned that for their survival there
had to be balance to any structure or alteration placed
on the Earth. From the study of the interaction and balancing
of these forces arises the theory of chi.
to the Chinese, chi is the most essential feature of life.
Variedly translated as "spirit," "energy,"
"cosmic breath," or as my teacher Professor Lin
says, "the real self." Human chi determines our
movements, physical characteristics, and personal traits.
It is the force that connects us to our surroundings.
In Feng Shui, we work with three different kinds of chi.
1) Earth 2) Atmosphere 3) Body chi to create a safe and
healthy environment for its inhabitants.
By effecting often simple "cures" we can bring our
personal or work environments into harmony, increasing our
personal energy and allowing new possibilities to surface.
I am a certified feng shui practitioner and consult for homes,
business, offices and garden landscapes. I would be happy
to meet with you to discuss your needs.
Marina Lighthouse C.P.
Teacher, Lecturer, Feng Shui Products