change the energy and change your life
Feng Shui is an ancient Far Eastern practice, some 5000 years old, which aims to create healthy and supportive homes and workplaces for happy and harmonious living and working. It does this by unblocking stuck energy in our surroundings and making it flow freely and harmoniously. We are reflections of the type of energy which flows through our surroundings, as we cannot help but absorb this energy. So, by creating balance and harmony in our surroundings, we create the same in our mind, body and life.
Feng Shi works with the same principles as many other traditional healing methods, such as reflexology, shiatsu and acupuncture, being chi energy and meridians.
Feng Shui can help you to get back in balance, improve your health and wellbeing, feel better about yourself and move forward in your life. It can make you positive and confident and feel that "there really is something better out there" after all.
These days a lot of people are uninspired with life, feeling that things aren't working for them any more, fed up with their daily drudge, lacking enthusiasm and motivation, generally feeling down and lacking the energy to get up again. Many of us find it difficult to make ourselves feel better, and doctors do not always have a cure for our lack of well-being.
take more responsibility for the way you feel
More and more people are taking responsibility for their own health and well-being by adopting ancient practices such as feng shui. What feng shui offers is a way of achieving better health, well-being and quality of life by unblocking, balancing and harmonising the energy which flows through a person's surroundings, which, in turn, creates balance within the individual. With balance, optimum conditions are created for body, mind, emotions and life to heal and improve.
The energy which flows around us and through us is called universal energy, life-force energy, chi in China, prana in India, ki in Japan, and many other names. We cannot see it but we can feel its effects. The quality of this energy is important to our well-being and we have the ability to make it work for us or against us.
unhealthy energy affects us
We are reflections of our personal environment because we absorb the energy which surrounds us. If energy becomes blocked or stuck, it will not flow freely, and its imbalance and disharmony will affect everything in its path, including us. It can cause us to become out of balance and with imbalance comes dis-ease. Disease is sometimes just blocked or restricted energy in the body. It is our body being 'not at ease'. There will be dis-ease or discomfort in our surroundings and dis-ease and discomfort in our body, mind and ultimately our life situation. We will not feel good.
The effects can include tiredness, lethargy, irritability, depression, stress, loss of enthusiasm and motivation, inability to concentrate or remember things, sleeping or working badly. When we start feeling like this, our self-esteem and self-confidence may begin to take a knocking, small persistent health problems may appear, there may be a general feeling of disharmony in our lives, and relationships may begin to suffer.
If energy is free-flowing, balanced and healthy, around us and through us, we will reflect this balance and harmony in our mind, body and life and any dis-ease will disappear. There will be improvement in health, well-being, motivation, self-esteem, self-confidence and good things can begin to happen in our life - better relationships, career, prosperity, luck, direction.
what makes the energy unhealthy?
- Clutter - energy which has become stuck and stale around piles of stuff which we have not attended to for some time, can make us congested in our body, confused in our mind and stuck in our life.
- Badly arranged furniture or rooms - bed facing the wrong direction, furniture out of balance in the room, corners and edges of furniture aiming at people, long empty stretches of room or hall.
- Harmful energy from outside - single trees or telegraph poles in line with the front door, heavy foliage in the front, weak foliage at the back, energy rushing around instead of meandering.
- Wrong colours - each colour has an energy vibration which affects us in different ways.
- Badly placed objects - spiky plants, the wrong picture for the room, poor lighting, uninspiring ornaments
- A negative attitude - which can affect you, your environment, other people and your life situation - but this is where feng shui can help.
change from negative to positive
Manipulating subtle energy can have powerful effects, and sometimes just small changes can bring about positive results. As soon as you begin to make feng shui changes, negative energy will disappear and positive energy will flow. Carrying out feng shui on your home, room or workplace will have an uplifting effect on you. It will help to improve the way you feel, clear your body and mind, and give you energy and confidence to change your situation.
learn how to feel better
Feng Shui shows you how to manipulate subtle energy to make it work for you. However, it is not always easy to know where to start nor in which direction to go. Books are sometimes confusing and if something doesn't make sense to you, then you can be left still feeling hopeless and helpless.
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By Brenda Martin MBILD, MFNTP, FSSA
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