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However, a clear explanation can enable these wondering individuals to experience for themselves what Feng Shui has to offer.
The practice of Feng Shui (literally translated “wind” and “water” respectively) originated in China and was intended to help individuals live in harmony and at peace with nature.
Today the form is used to promote positive life experiences and conditions for those who use it.
Feng Shui revolves around the effect and interaction of the environment with the interior and exterior of buildings. This includes structures such as a person’s home (living space) and office (work space).
Putting Feng Shui into practice promotes good chi, which is the life energy that exists everywhere at all times. This positive chi is believed to enable a flow of happiness, abundance, and success in the lives of those who make the effort to create environmental harmony via Feng Shui.
If this energy of chi is being hindered these positive life aspects are also being withheld from the receiver. Feng Shui works to create the correct locations for item that allow chi to flow properly and favorably.
Good chi is all about a healthy balance of Feng (wind) and Shui (water). Chi must be stopped from being scattered by the wind and instead retained by the water. However, too much water creates a negative misbalance of the elements.
When Feng Shui is working together in harmony, positive chi is released and creates positive benefits for the occupants. These include wealth, fame, health, and happiness.
A professional Feng Shui consultant specializes in creating the right circumstances for positive chi. He will carefully map the chi in your living space using a compass. From these measurements he will be able to create a chart for the new placement of possessions. Because chi is always changing Feng Shui requires regular updates and maintenance.
Improve the Feng Shui in your home
There are simple things you can do to improve the Feng Shui in your home even before your consultant arrives. Tidy up the space and get rid of old things that are never used. These items only serve to hinder good chi.
Consider your possessions and keep only beautiful and positive things. These include things that are beautiful to you and not necessarily visually appealing. These beautiful items are said to produce good chi. Ugly or evil items will invoke negative Feng Shui.
Things that dredge up negative feelings should be tossed or donated. Fresh air and circulation should also be regularly promoted by allowing sunlight and air into the space. These simple steps will help you experience positive chi and a good life.