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The Secret Of How Feng Shui Works To Create Harmony

By Richard McIntyre

Literally meaning Wind and Water, this ancient art from China, Feng Shui attempts to bring your physical environment in line with energies that flow through it. How Feng Shui works to create harmony is easy to understand. In this way creating a balanced environment with all the energies free to flow. Originating just over six thousand years ago, it touches subjects like physics, philosophy, astrology and nature studies.

In the attempt to use this system, you are aligning the objects and furniture in your home or workplace with the flow of chi and creating balance in the forces of nature by the positioning of certain objects in specific areas throughout your home, to allow the flow of energy to be unhindered and free. This in turn inviting harmony into your life, improving your connection with nature, your environment and the people in your life. The energy or chi, when translated literally meaning life’s breath or energy that binds all life, is an ancient belief also originating from China.

Feng Shui teaches how to use the furniture and objects in your living space or surround, by arranging them accordingly, to align the chi flowing from and through your living or work areas. With the use of an energy map or a bagua, the word meaning eight areas, which divides your home into eight areas and is a tool to analyze and arrange the furniture along with the rest of the objects in home to balance the chi and align with it.

An energy map called a bagua, divides your home into eight areas and Bagua means exactly that, eight areas. Using the compass for north and south, the bagua can then be overlaid onto your house blueprints. With an assessment of your home, it will be easy to see the energy flow pattern and where it is hindered or uncontrolled in your home. Two primary principles of Feng Shui will help to achieve this balance and clear the flow of chi.

The second major principle to apply in feng shui is the theory of five elements. Those five elements being water, fire, metal, earth and wood. The interaction between these elements following one of two cycles either being destructive or constructive. Each forming part of the flow pattern of chi from one element to the next as they interact and influence one another. In combining both these principles of YinYan and the theory of five elements, and applying it by the physical altering of your surroundings, it will allow for balanced chi o flow through your home and through you.

Another major principle is that of the five elements theory. Those five elements being fire, water, metal, earth and wood. The five elements interact in various ways always follows one of two cycles that is either constructive or destructive. The constructive cycle is opposite to the destructive cycle and in placing the bagua on the plan of your home, you would be able to see the energy flow pattern.

Just as finding and aligning is one side of feng shui, so is improvement. With the help of symbols, it is possible to enhance the chi flow through a specific area, and so attracting specific energies to help you. Like the three star gods representing health, wealth and longevity.

It seems bringing harmony into your life and improving your life is possible with Feng Shui. Knowing how Feng Shui works to create harmony can only add benefits to your life.

Find out more about chinese feng shui and feng shui living at the author’s website . Copyright 2010 . This article may be reprinted if the resource box is left intact and the links live.

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