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Feng Shui Can Create Tangible Results Every Time

Do you think of Feng Shui as a vehicle to bring better things into your life?  Have you used Feng Shui in the hope of finding more money, a new love interest or better health?  Feng Shui may indeed be able to effect positive changes in your life but unfortunately there’s no scientific evidence of its results.  One can easily pose the question, “Did I get a promotion because of a Feng Shui cure I implemented or was it just a coincidence?”  Feng Shui is a metaphysical study and because its efficacy can’t be qualified, many people dismiss it or think of it as a “wu-wu” or new-age practice. 

There is a way to use Feng Shui which presents tangible, direct results using one of the original precepts of Feng Shui  – balancing energy.  Rather than focusing on putting special Feng Shui cures or symbols in certain locations as widely practiced, using Feng Shui to balance energy is practical and results-oriented.  In essence, it’s a paradigm shift from hoping that you can effect a change in your life circumstances to feeling a tangible change in your immediate environment.

Using Feng Shui to balance energy is also a holistic and subtle way of effecting positive changes.  Feeling comfortable at home supports your health.  Less stress can make you open to more opportunity and inspiration.  When you feel uncomfortable in an environment it most likely means that the energy is unbalanced.  Most of us know when we feel good or not-so-good in certain spaces, but we may not know all the reasons why.  Feng Shui principals regarding yin and yang, the five elements, placement and form explain why.  That is the essence of authentic Feng Shui.

Energy causes an environment to feel comfortable or uncomfortable.  For example, if a room feels cold and sterile, the energy is out of balance.  The correct elements are needed to bring the room into balance.  A room that is dark and feels stifling needs balancing to create vibrancy and spaciousness.  Rearranging your home changes its energy.  By quantifying room usage, the innate energy in the room, and the elements that are lacking or in surplus, a room can be re-arranged to feel completely different. 

You’ll feel a palpable change in energy in a space after redesigning it with Feng Shui. 

Using Feng Shui to correct energy imbalances in a space is practical and doesn’t rely on special Feng Shui cures.  Making a space more balanced and comfortable so that it positively affects your ability to relax makes sense.  A cozy room benefits your mind, body and spirit.  Using Feng Shui in this way can arguably help you make more money, find a new love interest, or increase your health.  These outcomes can result from the balanced, comfortable energy you feel in your environment which is different from using symbols and cures that people associate with Feng Shui.  When you move your stuff around, you are creating a tangible energy change and are tapping into the power of authentic Feng Shui.

Simple Feng Shui

The term “Feng Shui” may sound exotic or difficult to understand. It’s really a very practical study, but many think people dismiss it as another new-age gimmick or “wu-wu”  because of the way its been marketed here in the U.S. 

Originally from Asia, Feng Shui is simply the study of energy flow and balance.  Whether you realize it or not, you’re constantly experiencing the effects of energy.  Just like gravity, you can’t see it but you can feel it.  Every “thing” – i.e. trees, flowers, furniture, colors, and shapes emanates its own unique energy.  The arrangement of these forms in your environment creates energy that translates into positive or negative feelings in your body.  Balancing energy in your environment allows you to feel comfortable and relaxed. Unbalanced energy creates imbalances in your life and discomfort in your body.  That’s the essence of Feng Shui.

 To experience the effects of Feng Shui for yourself, you can try any of these…

  • Look at either side of your desk, whichever is the most cluttered. Now, move the stuff away.  Feel different?  If there is too much clutter in a space, you can feel constricted because energy flow is constricted.
  • Move your chair to the center of the room and sit down.  Now, move it against the wall and do the same.  Do you feel differently sitting with your back against the wall?  If you sit in the center of a room you will likely feel vulnerable and exposed.  A wall behind you allows you to relax and allows energy to flow towards you.
  • Remove a piece of artwork from a wall, or conversely, hang one.  Can you feel the difference?  The colors and design in the art create energy.  When you remove the art, you remove energy.

The study of Feng Shui explains how and why the placement of objects creates balance, energy, and flow.  The universal principles of Yin and Yang and the five elemental energies classified as wood, water, metal, earth, and fire which are derived from Yin and Yang are the essence of Feng Shui.   Feng Shui provides us with a blueprint for quantifying energy and an explanation of why certain spaces affect us they way they do.  Feng Shui principles can explain why a friend’s house doesn’t feel comfortable or why you may need to select a certain table in a restaurant.

All the other Feng Shui enhancements you may have heard about like fountains, wind chimes, and lucky statues are simply icing on the cake.  They are fun and easy to implement.  The real study of Feng Shui however is concerned with landforms, structural forms, energy flow, and balance.   Feng Shui provides an explanation of  how the intangible to becomes tangible.  Energy is constantly flowing around us and it is the harnessing of this energy using Feng Shui principles that is the power of Feng Shui.