Getting started with Feng Shui, a Chinese art of placement, is not as difficult as people might think. Its basics are easy to understand and use on practice.
Feng Shui is a Chinese art of locating objects in space with the purpose of creating a harmonious and well-balanced environment that benefits the people who work and live in it. Though from the first sight Feng Shui may seem to be a complex and sophisticated science, its basics can be learned by anyone.
Feng Shui starts with cleanness and order.
Just like an individual has the power to influence his or her direct environment – arrange, reorganize, decorate it, the environment influences the state of the person’s inner world. It is, for example, easier to concentrate and work in a clean and neat room than in a cluttered and disorganized one. It is more pleasant to watch TV in a cozy ling room than in an untidy one. Similarly, one is more likely to be lucky, happy, and wealthy while living in a clean, uncluttered, and organized home.
Therefore, the first thing to do when getting started with Feng Shui is to conduct a complete audit of your living space, clean, and organize it.
Clean the windows, doors, carpets, and furniture.
Organize items in wardrobes and drawers.
Throw or give away unused things, repair or throw away broken ones – useless things take free space, which, otherwise, could be filled with new and useful items.
Feng Shui is based on the concept of energy flows. Chi, the energy of life, is considered to circulate everywhere around the person. Hence, the quality of Chi and the characteristics of its flows determines the quality of life.
Places where the energy moves freely and steadily are considered to have good Feng Shui, because the fresh energy that enters the dwelling brings luck, prosperity, health, and success. In contrast, places where Chi is moving too fast or too slowly are believed to have bad Feng Shui and negatively influence people.
How to determine whether Chi moves freely in the house? – Take a walk through that house. The fewer obstacles you meet on your way when walking from one side of the room to another, the fewer obstacles the energy meets. So, one of the things to do when trying to arrange your living space according to Feng Shui principles is to arrange the furniture in such a way that it’s easy to walk around.
Another important aspect of Feng Shui is Bagua – certain areas of the house are responsible for the particular aspects of life. In order to improve something in life, a corresponding area of the Bagua should be enhanced for attracting more Chi.
These are just the basics that should help you to get started with Feng Shui. However, this Chinese art has many more aspects worth studying and applying. Understood and used correctly, such as Feng Shui concepts as Chi and Bagua, are sure to improve life for the better.