How can Improve Your Feng Shui
You are the most essential thing in your life. Taking care of yourself should be one of your highest priorities as a person, followed by your family, and then spiraling outwards into the outer edges of your social circle. This means eating right, exercising, and making sure you have enough in the bank to take care of your everyday needs. Food, water, your entertainment bill at Intertops Casino Red, and coffee are all expenses that need to be covered.
However, it’s crucial not only to take care of your physical but also your spiritual half too. Too many writers on this topic focus on how to improve the energies of your environment to create a positive result for you, but not on how to enhance the energies within to improve yourself and to improve your environment positively.
The Function of Feng Shui
Before we can continue on how to improve your Feng Shui, we must first establish what Feng Shui is. In essence, Feng Shui is all about attuning yourself to live in harmony with the world around you. It is a way to help your soul touch the spiritual energies that swirl all around us, invisible and unseen.
This is traditionally accomplished by attuning your environment so that its energies, or Qi, are maximized to its fullest. You can often find Feng Shui guides for individual rooms, such as the kitchen or bedroom, but I’ll give a quick tip on getting started: All rooms should be clean, uncluttered, and dedicated to their primary purpose.
A kitchen is for cooking. An office is for working. A bedroom is for sleeping… and, well, we’ll get to that.
History of Feng Shui
Feng Shui dates back over five thousand years, to Yangshao and Hongshan cultures in ancient China. In ancient times, practitioners relied on astronomy in order to find correlations between humanity and the greater universe. However, after the invention of the magnetic compass, finding auspicious sites with the correct energies became much more straightforward.
The name Feng Shui literally translates to “Wind” and “Water”. This is because the philosophy behind Feng Shui is about how human life is connected and flowing with the environment around it, just like Wind and Water. But let’s put aside the details of fluid-dynamics for the moment.
In Asia, this practice and philosophy is called “Taoism”, which translates to “the way”- and before you say it, no, it has nothing to do with “The Mandalorian”. Taoism dates back to 500 BCE and is credited to a certain Lao Tzu. Taoism became a folk religion among the Chinese populace, and then the official religion under the Tang Dynasty.
Alignment is very important in Feng Shui. Your house has to be arranged correctly so that its energies will be arranged correctly, so that you, your soul, and your connection to the broader universe is arranged correctly. The more in alignment you are, the greater this merging of soul, energies, and environment becomes.
Many people use Bagua maps to identify which parts of their house need attention. Depending on which school of thought you subscribe to, the exact arrangements may vary. It’s okay. Try different things, and see what works best for you. This isn’t rocket science, after all.
The word “Bagua” is Chinese and translates to mean “eight areas”. The Eight Areas refers to eight zones in each room that correspond to a different life circumstance. This includes such things as wealth, family, or career. Each area also corresponds to a certain shape, color, season, number, and earthly element.
You’re probably familiar with the Greek assumption of the four elements that make up the world—Air, Water, Earth, and Fire. However, the Taoist school of thought has five basic elements, which consist of Fire, Earth, Water, Wood, and Metal.
At the center of the Bagua is you, and represents your overall heath and well-being.
To apply your Bagua, take this example. Say a couple is trying to for a child, and their efforts are unsuccessful. They might try placing a round, metal table in the family area of the Bagua in order to encourage fertility.
Feng Shui, and You
So how does all of this tie together, you may be wondering by this point. Well, Feng Shui is about your connection to the environment around you and how one acts upon the other.
Do you see it yet?
While certainly, your immediate environment is important, YOU are the other half of that spiritual coin. Your environment should be arraigned correctly, and the same goes for your internal mental state. You must nurture your soul.
Humans are social creatures, whether we like it or not. Loneliness and the desire for companionship are almost universal. Sadly, however, not everyone is fortunate enough to have that companionship. When your soul has such a void within it, this completely disrupts the harmonic energies around you, no matter how accurately you conform to your Bagua Map.
This way, if you find an outlet for your internal pressures, this will help ease the weight of your external pressures, and when you’re not feeling stressed, you can better handle and maintain the relationships you DO have. In other words, this selfish indulgence can quite literally lead to a pretty selfless outcome!
The whole mindset of Taoism, Feng Shui, and Spirituality is about taking care of yourself. The core of Feng Shui argues that if you take care of the world around you, then you will find enlightenment in harmonizing with the energies of your environment.
And these are just a handful of the many benefits can have on your everyday life. So I suppose that my walkaway message would be: Don’t let yourself be boxed in if the traditional isn’t helping. Finding unconventional solutions to your spiritual and physical problems may push you into the perimeter of wisdom YOU need to find your own enlightenment and harmony. Above all, keep your mind open, and let the waves of the universe wash over you.