9 principles of Feng Shui.
Feng Shui became a trend or fashion in the Western World in the middle of the 2000’s years. So what is Feng Shui philosophy? Or is it a philosophy? And what are the 9 principles of Feng Sui and its effects on our lives? Today our topic is Feng Shui.
What is Feng Shui in General?
Feng Shui is a kind of belief, or as defined in Wikipedia, a pseudoscientific traditional practice originated from ancient China. It is a kind of order or rules that use some kind of energy forces to stabilize people with their surrounding environment.
The meaning of feng shui is literally “wind-water“. The feng shui implementations discuss architecture in the forms of “invisible forces”, known as qi which are binding the universe, earth, and humanity together.
In the old times, feng shui has been used to design buildings or other structures like tombs in an auspicious way. According to the type of feng shui, an auspicious place can be determined by references like stars, compass, or body of water.
We know that it is a little complicated. Today, people who have belief in feng shui, design their living spaces according to the feng shui order, or qi. There are debates about this belief, of course about the contemporary practices, that they are a kind of cons. But so many people believe, and use feng shui decoration.
9 Principles About Feng Shui
According to feng shui belief, there are two types of energies; positive and negative. Positive energy (vital qi) is everywhere. And the aim of feng shui is to benefit from vital qi and not block the energy. So here are the 9 principles of catching the right energy flow and create a peaceful and happy territory.
1- The Standings of the Objects
The placing of the objects is the main effect of the energy flow. Qi has 4 different types of energies which have 4 different directions;
- North, nutritious energy,
- South, booster energy,
- East, wisdom energy (also good-luck qi),
- West, destructive energy ( bad-luck qi).
Feng Shui is not only related to the good-luck or positive energy but also with the great balance between opposite energies; yin and yang. Yin is the negative way, or effects, or elements. And yang is the positive, opposite to the Yin.
Actually, the balance between the yin and yang represents the completeness of the universe. In order to follow feng shui, you should definitely make the yin-yang analysis of your room. We should check for the harmony by looking at;
- the size of the room,
- the layout of the room,
- Sunny and dark spots,
- Moist and dryness,
- Bright and dull colors,
- Solid and liquid materials.
More yin means bad-luck by carrying insufficient energy, On the other hand, more yang may be too much. So, the space is happy and peaceful only with the perfect balance between yin and yang.
3- The Flow
The key to a happy and healthy life is the eligible flow of the qi. Qi normally flows in the emptiness. But if the flow is interrupted somehow, all the family members will feel it. They will feel tired, exhausted, or even have some diseases. So, they don’t enjoy life, which will badly affect business life. They will make less money, and they will have problems with personal relations.
Feng Shui believers should be trained to detect the energy blockage and unblock it with the help of plants, crystals, mirrors, or wind-bells. When the flow turns to normal, health, aliveness, joy energies will flow and this will bring love, prosperity, and success to their lives.
4- Positive Draw
Qi moves through five elements; sand, fire, metal, water, tree. The relationship between these elements is very important according to feng shui. According to the Chinese, everything in the universe belongs to these five elements and they continue their lives according to the ways which are affected by them. Elements of objects and directions of a place should not harm each other. First, we should analyze the relationship between the elements.
5- Value of Every Object
Feng shui requires organizing the territory with the help of five element’s relationship between each other. Everything is related to these elements. Qi exists in these elements in different forms. There are two different types of relationships between the elements.
First, the creative cycle of the elements; Fire creates the soil, the soil contains metal, metal holds the water, water feeds the tree, and the tree feeds the fire.
Second, the destructive cycle of the elements; Fire melts the metal, metal cuts the tree, tree consumes the soil, soil drinks the water, and water extinguishes the fire.
Balancing and healing qi, being surrounded by the things we like will increase the effects of the symbols.
6- Cleaning and the Order
Feng shui is all about the order. And the order is possible with cleaning. Look everything in your house, detect all the unnecessary things, and get rid of them. This will make you freer and improve qi. Fix all the broken things that you don’t want to throw away. Consider every paper, and get rid of everything that is useless.
Clean your house. Every inch of it. Change the places of your furniture. Your perspective changed? Can you feel the positive energy? Walk through your clean and neat house. Everything you see should make you happier. A clean and neat house is also the key to a clean and neat mind.
7- A Colorful and Energetic Decoration
You should use the 8 feng shui colors; red, yellow, green, blue, orange, white, purple, and grey.
8- Bring Inside the Natural
One of the main purposes of feng shui is to bring earth’s natural rules into our houses. Today, as nature becomes more and more important in the modern world, feng shui proves its value.
Crystal spheres, mirrors, wind-bells, plants or animals, bamboo flutes, heavy materials like sculptures or rocks, colors, lamps, and appliances (only if you consider their electro-magnetic effects) are the healers of feng shui.
These are the general principles of feng shui. If you believe in feng shui, and want to decorate your home according to feng shui, you can contact us, and our personnel will guide and help you.
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