Concepts Behind Feng Shui

Feng Shui is more than just rearranging furniture . . . it’s a lifestyle.  And lifestyles involve mindsets or concepts that are prevalent.  Feng Shui experts just say “no” to some things without expressing a reason.  Most of what they do comes with a line of reasoning that may not necessarily be embraced by some people.

 

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Nonetheless it is still a point of view that, among other things, requires careful consideration and thought.  So what are the thoughts that prevail within the concepts of Feng Shui?  Here are just some of these prevalent concepts that a Feng Shui enthusiast or researcher may find useful.

Feng Shui promotes a sense of balance.

Within the art of Feng Shui, balance comes in many forms:

  • in the color arrangement,
  • in the spatial factors,
  • and even in the numbers associated with your working space or environment.

Balance is predominantly promoted by the five Earth elements of Feng Shui and the bagua, which is designed symmetrically, with complete reference to the different elements by Feng Shui standards.  The standards of Feng Shui is customized for every person, but it all boils down to having the right sets of things that complement and balance each other out.

Feng Shui promotes a sense of positivity.

Positive energy is the one thing most sought after by people who seek out Feng Shui consultants.  This positivity needs to be maintained.  Conversely, it wards off all the forms of negative energy that may come into a given space.  In Feng Shui, this is the reason for charms that help cure the bad luck within a given place, especially in those established without the guidance of Feng Shui.

Feng Shui reflects a natural inclination for beauty and the things that promote it.

Beauty in symmetry and symmetry in beauty is one of the core concepts of Feng Shui.  It appeals to the physically inviting, and also adheres to fighting for beauty and balance in things.  Feng Shui, in some ways, is a celebration of beauty in design and other physical elements of the space being designed.

Feng Shui reflects a love for your environment.

Feng Shui promotes the careful consideration of the environment before establishing places.  Good Feng Shui respects the elements of the earth and makes the Feng Shui enthusiast more mindful of their surroundings.  Feng Shui will not just work instantly in any oppressive place, but it will strive to remove any existing negativities in the environment.

Feng Shui promotes self-love.

The love for self is also promoted by Feng Shui.  You will attract energy based on what generally feels good to you.  Love for self involves not subjecting yourself to oppressive places or harboring negative energies that can be counter-productive to your different activities.

Dream BIG and make the environment promote and manifest that dream!

Finally, Feng Shui is more anchored on the greater scheme of things.  When you have a dream and you intend to fulfill it in numerous ways, the best way to start is to have an environment that embraces those dreams.  If you dream big and work hard, but your environment cancels all the things that you are striving for, it will be a very difficult task for you.

A perfect example of this is in the photo above.  In Feng Shui, the energy of the color blue is calming, healing, soothing and relaxing.  It also symbolizes dependability, trustworthiness, and security.  Blue increases creativity, promotes contemplation and is often associated with spirituality.  Someone who wishes to manifest these qualities in their home life or new career (such as a yoga instructor) might choose the color blue.

Integrating the art of Feng Shui into your life ensures alignment between the things you want and the things that are manifested in the objects you see everyday.

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