The easiest way for me to explain Feng Shui to you is to explain how it has changed my own life in so many ways—all for the better.
Feng Shui has given me my joy back and refreshed my life. Every day I find that new opportunities are falling at my feet. My relationships have deepened. My career has taken off. My finances are back on track. My life has quieted and exploded all at the same time, and I am eternally grateful.
As a result of my own experiences, I feel it is truly my life’s purpose to help people just like you re-find their joy, open themselves up to finding their true path in life and gain control over the chaos.
Take a look around you. What do you see?
The first lesson in changing your life is changing your surroundings. Whether you realize it or not, your living environment and your work environment are profoundly affecting you and every aspect of your life.
For example, are you experiencing health issues, financial instability or a troubled relationship?
How about a lack of respect from others, a lack of support or a lack of control? When was the last time you had an inspired thought… and then had the courage to carry it through? Well, all that’s about to change. It’s your time, my friend. It’s your time!
When you start to view your surroundings with your newfound “feng shui eyes,” you will see that you can remove the blocks that have been holding you back. Feng shui makes life flow more easily. When you come up against one of the nasty little roadblocks that life throws at you to keep you on your toes, you will have the tools to tear it down and keep moving forward.
FENG SHUI: Defined
So, what the heck is FENG SHUI? That’s the big question, right?
The words Feng Shui (pronounced FUNG SH-WAY) when translated from the Chinese language, mean Wind and Water. The subtle meaning is related to “seen” and “unseen” energy in nature, how it flows through everything and everyone.
Wind isn’t something you can see, but you still know it’s there;
YOU CAN FEEL IT.
Its force can be so great that it bends trees and whips your hair.
Water is very similar to energy in the way it behaves. Picture a free-flowing stream or brook. When water is running free, it is clean and healthy—it even sparkles. It provides nourishment to everything in it and around it. If, however, the water becomes blocked or dammed, it will become stagnant and unhealthy, potentially causing illness or disease.
It is a scientific fact that everything is made up of energy.
You, me, the trees, the earth, that old chair over there, and yes, even your clutter. UGH!
You may be able to “see” energy when it’s in the form of a physical thing, but what you may not realize is that there is energy flowing all around us and through us all the time. You can’t see it, but I’m willing to bet you’ve felt it.
Think about the old expression “You could cut the tension with a knife.”
It’s not just simply a metaphor; there is living energy coming off of us. It’s not always good energy, but, nonetheless, it’s energy! And we, as living beings, are generating it. Wind, water, plants, trees, fire and earth are all generating it. It’s coming from everywhere… it is everywhere and it’s what makes this whole show work....or not work.
When you incorporate the methods of feng shui in your home, you ensure that this energy is affecting you and your life positively. The concept of feng shui isn’t always easy to grasp, but one way to begin to look at it is by recognizing that everyone and everything is a mirror.
For example, in a relationship, your partner or spouse often functions as a mirror, reflecting unseen aspects of our deeper self.
After all, it’s much easier to read someone else’s shortcomings than it is to dig in and understand your own. The things you least like about your partner are often a reflection of the things you least like about yourself. Ouch! Understanding this concept allows you to recognize and focus on the things you would like to change about yourself. Being able to access this helpful insight is an incredible tool. Once you are able to see the issues, you can change the issues. Recognizing and identifying the issues is the first step toward positive change.
In the same way your partner or spouse is a mirror of your life, so is your home.
Begin to look at your home as a reflection of your inner world. This can be a little unsettling at first, but your home is speaking to you, if you are willing to listen. You can use your home like a tool, making adjustments to the areas that need your attention. You can choose to let go of the past, alleviate the pain, lessen your burdens and, finally, uncover your joys.