Feng shui (traditional Chinese: 風水; simplified Chinese: 风水; pinyin: fēng shuǐ; pronounced /ˈfəŋˌʃueɪ/ foong-shoy in Chinese Mandarin, "fheng-schway" in American English) is an ancient Chinese system of aesthetics believed to utilize the Laws of both heaven (astronomy) and Earth (geography) to help one improve life by receiving positive Qi. The original designation for the discipline is Kan Yu (traditional Chinese: 堪輿; simplified Chinese: 堪舆; pinyin: kānyú; literally: Tao of heaven and earth).

The words feng shui literally translate as "wind-water" in English. This is a cultural shorthand taken from the following passage of the Zhangshu (Book of Burial) by Guo Pu of the Jin Dynasty:

Qi rides the wind and scatters, but is retained when encountering water.

Traditional Feng Shui practice always requires an extremely accurate Chinese compass, or Luo Pan, in order to determine the directions in finding any auspicious sector in a desired location.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Easy Feng Shui - Relationship Corner and the Master Bedroom - Part 2

Think serenity, rest and balance in the master bedroom. Every object and piece of furniture and their placement should support you. If you have night stands keep an equal number of objects on them. In Feng Shui there is a concept called the "Power Position". This is a symbol of protection. It looks like this; A house with a mountain behind it, a small hill on either side and a stream flowing in front of it. It translates to the master bedroom in this way; a bed with a headboard, nightstands on either side and a rug on the floor at the foot of the bed. Remember, it is all about intention. How well do you sleep when you feel safe and protected?

It is best to have your bed situated so that when the bedroom door is open the Chi coming through the door does not cut across the bed. Chi that moves across the bed disturbs rest and can cause physical ailments in the part of the body that faces the door way. If your bedroom door opens across your bed and you cannot move the bed there is a simple cure. Red stops or moves Chi. Place a piece of red ribbon across the side of the bed into which the door opens. This will do the trick. You don't have to see it. You can tape it to rail of the mattress frame. It is also a good idea to cover sharp corners of furniture that might be facing the bed. Again this is sharp Chi and can be disturbing. If you cannot move the furniture throw a cover over it.

Mirrors are another thing that can disturb rest. Our spirits wander at night while we sleep and may find mirrors startling. My master bedroom had a closet that was the width of the room and had mirrored doors. So, I bought two shoji screens and covered them at night. It worked well and looked nice. Closet doors should always be closed. Do not hang anything on the wall above your head especially anything heavy. The energy can be unsettling, not what you need while sleeping.

If you are single and are looking for a relationship your master bedroom is an important place to focus your attention. The colors of the relationship area are red, pink and white. If those are just not your colors go small. A toss pillow on the bed, a pair of candles or simply a piece of red heart shaped construction paper taped to the wall behind the headboard will work with the proper intention. Write your list of the qualities you want in a relationship along with a strong affirmation that you already have it. Put it in a red envelope and tuck it away somewhere. You could even put it between your mattress and box spring.

Make space for another person. Leave one dresser drawer empty for someone else to use. Make some space in your closet for them to hang a few things. Sleep on one side of your bed not in the middle so someone can share it with you. Park your car on one side of the garage or driveway leaving room for someone else to park on the other side. Small mindful things like these are powerful affirmations to the Universe that you have room for someone else in your life.

If you are married or have a partner, your master bedroom is your sanctuary. You may have children but their toys or clothes do not belong in your master bedroom. Photos of anyone other than the two of you do not belong in your master bedroom. This is the place where you honor your marriage or relationship. It is only for you. Keeping it clutter free and clean shows respect for your relationship and this teaches your children that lesson as well.

My next Feng Shui article will deal with the relationship aspect of the Helpful People and Travel area.


Autor: Kelly Whetstone

My name is Kelly Whetstone. I am an artist, a Feng Shui practitioner, a faux painter and a Mystic. I teach metaphysics and spirituality. I counsel through http://www.12listen.com. I believe that creating a supportive environment, a personal sanctuary in our homes has a major affect on our lives in the outside world. Home is where we go to rest, restore and revitalize. It is our sacred space, our refuge. By simply having things around us that we love, that make us feel good and that bring us into the present moment we are empowered. Please visit http://www.empoweringstyle.com for a large selection of products to help you create your sanctuary.

Added: January 2, 2010
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