The nine areas of energy in each living space are fine tuned to optimize the direction of energy flow. The process starts when a bagua compass is placed over the site plan of a house, room, or area where the Feng Shui practitioner is working. The ancient Chinese king Fu Xi often gets credit for the design of the original bagua. The bagua compass is used to analyze energy in any location and is based on the patterns of a tortoise shell. It was a vital tool in the complex, respected practice of Feng Shui.
Feng Shui was developed in China thousands of years ago. It’s a hybrid of Taoism or Daoism, where the five elements of nature (fire, water, wood, metal, earth) and the yin (female) and yang (male) energy are analyzed in order to arrange and open up the positive chi flow. The classic Feng Shui incorporates the elements of nature, the four celestial animals, chinese symbols, precious stones and waterfalls to bring serenity and renew the positive chi.
Over thousands of years ago various branches, schools and sects of Feng Shui grew out of Asian culture, geography, religion and Chinese astrology. It was applied with precision in graveyards, gardens, homes and public buildings. Architecture was greatly influenced by the application of chi harmony by trained practitioners. This amazing body of knowledge is both a science and an art, with deep roots in religion. Classic Feng Shui practitioners required years of training and the grand masters were honored and respected.
In the 1970's Grand Master Lin Yunto brought the Black Hat Sect of Feng Shui to the western world. The power of individual intention was merged with more traditional considerations. Feng Shui has become very popular with landscaping and interior design. The arrangement of furniture, clearing of clutter, strategic placement of mirrors, plants and colors are all vital elements in Feng Shui. The westernized version of Feng Shui is adjusted to our environment but retains its power to manifest positive change.
Chi energy is a life force that flows through all living environments. When this light energy is blocked, becoming unbalanced in fundamental ways, it can lead to illness, restlessness, money problems and relationship issues. As a result of perfectly balanced chi you can start to feel good and achieve what you desire. Better health, a more rewarding job, a hot new romance, a good relationship and most importantly a serene attitude are all benefits to the extraordinary balance and flow of chi. Good fortune is the successful outcome when chi energy moves smoothly through a space. Many people swear that the harmony of chi energy in their home or business has changed their lives.