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.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Feng Shui - Western Style

You might say every person has a particular passion. Something that excites him or her just by thinking about it. Well, one of the things that excites me is Feng Shui.

Feng Shui means Wind and Water. Two of the four main elements on planet earth. Feng Shui originates from China and has been used for thousands of years by only a few privileged to attract abundance in different areas of their lives. These are, but not limited to success, health, personal development and relationship.

Feng Shui is an ancient mystical technology that concerns itself with your space or environment. It is the correlation of the effect of the environment on the body, which is a necessary factor of the law of attraction, in fact 33.3 percent of it, if one intends to use this law to its greatest effect. It is the pathway from the physical to the non-physical you might say. This is one of the reasons it was kept away from the public by the rich and powerful for thousands of years, like many other spiritual technologies such as The Master Key that has been proven to have highly positive effect on the mind and subsequently the prosperity of the individual.

The good news is that Feng Shui is now widely practiced in the world and is accessible to most anyone. Not only that, because of its effectiveness and positive results on wealth, prosperity, health and personal relationship it is now mastered by many western practitioners that have been able to adequately customize it to the occidental way of living and many people are enjoying its positive effects and living a more enjoyable and prosperous life.

Feng Shui teaches you how to harmonize your environment so that the positive energy or Chi as they call it in Chinese, can have a free movement in your home or your office where you spend most of your time. This is done by rearranging your space and inviting the Chi to find a harmonious path in your environment and bring better health, success and spiritual wisdom to your life. It is a gift from the divine that needs to be respected if one is interested in living with clarity and happiness.

Autor: Mike Samii

Mike Samii
Author, Life Success Consultant and Motivational Speaker

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Added: January 27, 2010
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