Feng shui is an ancient Chinese art that dates back over 5,000 years. Feng shui is closely related to the study of CHI (energy or life force), and it is focused on attracting and channelling good chi throughout your home.
The 3 main principles of feng shui are:
1. If it is dangerous, make it safe.
2. If it is broken, fix it.
3. If it is cluttered, organize it.
The basic philosophy of feng shui rests on the belief that everything is connected through life force/energy, and that your consciousness and state of mind are represented in your environment. The purpose of feng shui is to attract balance and harmony to our state of mind by reflecting this balance and harmony in our physical environment (at home, at work, and so on).
Positive chi is created with objects that are dear to you and cared for properly, while stagnant chi is found in the corners of rooms, in unused rooms, and in cluttered areas. Feng shui teaches us that clutter is in fact emotional, and that it actually brings down our energy. Put simply, a cluttered home represents a cluttered mind. You must learn to let go of that which no longer serves you in order to allow new treasures to come into your life!
If you would like to learn more about feng shui and perhaps attend one of my Love Your Life Seminars, feel free to contact me anytime at Barbara.Grumme@Century21.ca.