When you study Feng Shui design in order to apply it to your living space, "chi" will be a term you see frequently. Chi is referring to universal energy. Basically this means the ancient Chinese believed that everything around you - the buildings, trees, and land - has energy of its own.
There are two sides to Feng Shui Chi, just like yin and yang, meaning that there is a good and bad Chi. Chi also exists in various shapes based on nature's elements - fire, wood, earth, water and metal. To take it a bit further, Chi can be broken down more than just to the five elements of nature to the elements corresponding Feng Shui colors.
Feng Shui House has several goals but the most important one involves Chi, and learning how to guide it in the area where you live and work. You want good Chi in your living and work space because it keeps the energy flow positive and feeds your spirit too. The positive Chi that enlivens your environment is called Sheng Chi. There is negative where there is positive as well. This negative energy is called Si Chi and it is also called Sha Chi which means depressing, attacking, and low.
Sheng Chi in detail
The word Sheng actually refers to energy with a rising movement. This means that Sheng Chi is uplifting and vibrant energy. This positive life force is is good for your entire well being.
There are many forms of Sheng Chi, most derived from nature or clean and simple indoor environment. Keep in mind, Chi is that energy contained in everything. Well nothing has more powerful energy than parts of nature that thrive such as the beach.
Si Chi and Sha Chi = Bad Chi
When you have bad, you'll have good too. Si Chi is energy that is festering and depressing. It can make you feel stifled, almost like you are going through a slow death. If you spent much time in this environment, you would start becoming ill.
Sha Chi refers more to the architectural elements or decorative elements in or out of your home that is of violent nature. Outside structures that have corners or sharp points pointing into the space for living or work are Sha Chi.
The whole purpose of understanding the good and bad Chi is so that you can use the practices of Feng Shui decorating to combat energy that is destructive and negative and turn it into a cleansing, well-balanced positive energy.
Many Feng Shui consultants, who have studied Feng Sui tradition for years, will be your Feng Shui guides to help you balance the Sheng Chi and the Sha Chi and achieve an hospicious Feng Shui House.
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Added: November 29, 2009