Chinese observed nature and identified with it. They realized
that there is a wholeness and a balance that comes from nature., and
they sought to incorporate this into everything they did. To this
end, they invented the practice of Feng Shui, which is based on the
idea of creating harmony by following the principles of nature.
Feng means "wind" and Shui means "water". The energy which flows
in and between every particle of matter has the attributes of these two
natural forces. Energy, or "chi" flows, just as water does, and
although it moves and causes observable effects, like the wind, it is
not itself visible. John 3:8 in the Bible states, "The wind blows wherever it
pleases. You hear its sound, but you
cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with
everyone born of the Spirit."
Within your spirits, as well as in every process of nature, there is connection and movement. There are things going on where you can see something is happening, but you don't understand how. This is the way of chi. Also, there is an obvious order to things in nature, even though it often seems irregular and chaotic. There is a method and purpose to everything. Why does a path meander through the woods, turning this way and that instead of going straight from one place to another? Why does moss grow on the north side of a tree? Why do those concentric circles radiate outward when a pebble is dropped into the water? We can use these facts as examples of design principles that take advantage of healing, harmonious patterns in nature. The circle is a shape created naturally by energy waves. A path that meanders is more visually pleasing than a straight one, less strident, more relaxing to walk. Moss growing on the north side of a tree is an example of the fact that the different directions, north, south , east and west, have different energy which effects things, and the directions in which items are placed in your home or office effect how things function and the way the energy feels. Color is also a manifestation of energy, as different wavelengths of light produce different colors. The colors we use in our homes and offices will bring different energies into the experience of those who view them. All these principles are used in Fegn Shui. We bring them inside our homes and workplaces to bring health, peace and balance to our lives and work.
Something as simple as keeping your stove clean can drastically affect your success in other areas of your lives. Organizing the clutter in your home means you will be more productive in other areas of your lives as well. Choosing the right color clothing to wear based upon what you hope to accomplish that day can make all the difference in the amount and quality of the enrgy you have for that day. There so many principles that can ehlp youi your daily lives.
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Look to nature as your guide and you will never go wrong. Nature teaches us all the lessons of life.