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.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Easy Feng Shui - The Relationship Corner and the Master Bedroom - Part 1

Just as there are many prosperity areas in the Bagua aside from the Prosperity Corner, there area many relationship areas aside from the Relationship Corner.

Actually you could say that all of Feng Shui is about relationship, the relationship of one object to another and most importantly the relationship of your environment to you. The goal is to create your environment to support you in every area of your life. I see it as a big circle, a give and take of support and attention.

Attention is love. Through your practice of Feng Shui you give attention to your environment. The result of giving attention to your environment is that love is returned to you in the form of support and the manifestation of your intentions. What you concentrate on expands. That is universal law.

Feng Shui is "the intelligent use of intention through environmental metaphor". This is a quote from Barry Gordon from the book "Move Your Stuff Change Your Life" by Karen Rauch Carter. Barry Gordon is a physicist and Feng Shui Practitioner. This is one of my favorite books on Feng Shui.

The Relationship Corner is the back right corner if you are standing in the center of the front of your home. The colors are red, pink and white. There is no element associated with this area. There is no shape associated with this area. However, you do want to have pairs of items in it. The Relationship corner has to do with all relationships, not only your primary one. So think of harmonious communication between two people as a metaphor for this area. Not only do you want pairs of items in it but you also want to generate an atmosphere of ease and flow. You don't want things in there that represent work. No treadmills or exercise equipment. No pictures of single people or items, nothing that evokes feelings of starkness or loneliness.

In both of the houses I have lived in most recently the master bedroom has been in the relationship area. This is fun because it makes sense. If you have a relationship or are working on manifesting one this is your artist's canvas. Your master bedroom is the most important room in the house no matter where it falls in the bagua. It is where you go to rest and rejuvenate. It is the place that should feed your soul because after all the most important relationship you have is with yourself. The master bedroom is the place to really treat your self well. Have beautiful things that are a pleasure to look at and make you feel good. Be sure that the last thing you see before falling asleep and the first thing you see when you wake up gives you a feeling of happiness and contentment. Your master bedroom should nurture you.

A few things to avoid having in the master bedroom are televisions, books, computers and exercise equipment because they are not conducive to rest. Energetically they demand your attention whether they are in use or not. Not only does that treadmill imply work and not rest, but if it hasn't been used in a while, you get to go to sleep with a dose of guilt on top of it! Not the stuff sweet dreams are made of. If you must have a TV in your master bedroom the best cure is to throw a cover over it when you go to sleep. Put the books in the night stand or out of the room and put the computer in the career area. Exercise equipment works great in the children and creativity area where the element is metal.

My next Feng Shui article will continue the discussion of the Relationship corner and the master bedroom.


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 4, 2010
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