The Symphony of Life begins to enter when one considers the effect and impact that the overall design has on the people and activities it touches. Today we see titles and names, such as “solution-based-design” that only touch the surface of the age-old science that has been elevating lives for thousands of years.
Feng Shui greatly emphasizes the connection and mutual influence humans, space, community, and the planets have on each other. Everything is interconnected, alive with an energy that is continuously occurring and always changing.
Feng Shui originated in China over 5000 years ago. These ancient principles and practicality are well-founded, still, if not more, relevant nowadays, as it has been for many thousands of years. It is more imperative today as we often find ourselves increasingly out of touch with the forces and rhythm of life around us.
A language of Feng Shui helps you view your home, office, schools, buildings, space as a direct and active participant in making your life what it is and what it can be. The wisdom of Feng Shui can help space, designs, colours, shapes, and forms to release blocked energy, encouraging effectiveness, creativity, vibrant living, health individually and collectively. 🙂
Analyzing your space is essential and important
What is the primary purpose of the space and who will be using this space? What are the goals and expectations for the time spent there?
People’s goals and spaces are individual. Each person has a unique energy and particular Feng Shui element, similar to a natal chart in Astrology.
Look and follow your eye, where is the energy going, what is the flow, what are the shapes I am creating? Are your furniture and decor look visually pleasing and practical? Is it easy to get around objects? Are the traffic and energy flowing free? 🙂
Listen to what your inner voice is trying to tell you. Do you hear unpleasant, disruptive noises, such as an annoying buzz from busy street traffic outside, or an irritating sound of a dripping faucet in a kitchen or bathroom? 🙂
Feel and watch your thoughts, how you move, pay attention to these energy cues, and how they are affecting you and the people around you. Does your space feel safe, secure, and comforting? Trust your body’s intelligence. 🙂
Feng Shui tells us that everything is energy and not all energy is the same. “Chi” (Qui) is a term for energy. In the theory of Feng Shui there are 5 elements. Each shape and colour represent a particular energy/element. Fire Element, represents triangles, reds, and oranges, fast-moving energy, Earth Element represents squares, yellows, beige, browns, slow-moving energy, Metal Element represents the round circular shapes, silver whites and greys, Water Element represents random/wavy shapes, blue clours, Wood Element represents upward, tree-like shapes, and the green colour family. The knowledge and use of each element can either support or distract you, your space and your relationships as well. 🙂
Start to trust all your senses
Building awareness comes from learning. Your senses, such as sight, smell, sound, intuitions are the window to the world. Trusting yourself is critical to success in life. Start to listen to your own inner guidance and trust all your senses. 🙂
Feng Shui is about energy, everyone is being influenced by it. Everything is always moving, changing, and affecting everything around it. Each person or organization is a “brand”. When we take control of what we project out, the design and space will express and reflect our desires, happiness, the inner beauty of who we truly are. Now you can start to implement your knowledge and use of the elements that can support you, your work, your clients and your relationships. 🙂