WHAT IS FENG SHUI?
Feng Shui, an ancient Chinese discipline, studies and explores the relationship between space and man, in a way that it perceives the space in which we live and work as a material body that unites both our desires and aspirations, as well as blockages and limitations.
The goal of Feng Shui is not only to establish a balance of this relationship on the outside, but also on the inside, in terms of achieving balance within man himself.
Feng Shui (pronounced as ˌfʌŋˈʃweɪ) literally translates into wind (Feng) and water (Shui). The translation of this unusual name is associated with the fact that the two most active, predominantly yang, elements in nature are the water and the wind which, with their slow, but inexorable action change and shape the natural environment.
Or as the Chinese would put it: “The wind blows up Qi (vital energy), and the water attracts and retains it.”
Nowadays, Feng Shui can greatly help us recognize, become aware of and reach out to our inner instincts which we have partially or completely neglected due to various factors.
The reason for this can be sought in our upbringing, life in civilization, the stress of the modern age and the focus on things outside of ourselves. This has brought us to the point where we no longer recognise the “messages” that come to us “from within.” In this sense, Feng Shui means knowing and being able to recognise the rhythms of nature, to understand what it “tells“ us through the environment and, in accordance with the knowledge of the energy type, to create and build conformations that will support us in the best possible way.
We clearly understand that we receive the information from the environment on an unconscious level, the information that can produce the feeling of comfort or discomfort in us, and accordingly we recognise Feng Shui as a discipline that explores the effects that the environment has on the human body and psyche.
By the term „environment“ we mean the climate of a certain area, the presence of water masses such as oceans, seas and rivers, mountains and hills, and the elements brought into it by man, such as buildings, roads, highways, railways, etc.
At the same time, Feng Shui studies the influence of man on nature. It is a process that goes both ways.
Why Feng Shui?
Feng Shui, among other things, is applied to determine the best position for the construction of houses, buildings, apartments, as well as their exterior and interior design.
When choosing the premises (residential/commercial), we often turn a deaf ear to an inner voice/intuition that warns us that a particular place is not very suitable for us. This often comes as a result of the compromises that we have to resort to, due to the lack of financial resources in the vast majority of cases.
How many times have we felt squeezed in our own space and how often have we had to put up with some situations or even with the layout of rooms and furniture that was not to our liking, everything in order to reach a compromise that should have brought us some benefit?
However, there is always a “but.”
If living in the space that deeply disturbs us and in which we do not feel satisfied drags on, it leads to a constant tension that can manifest itself with problems – first hormonal, caused by stress compensation through the endocrine system, the pains of different kinds, the feelings of weakness, fatigue, depression, tension, anger, the feeling that something is constantly wrong, all the way to the lack of creativity, the lack of persistence and the lack of self-esteem.
However, if the position and the layout inside and outside of the space corresponds to our internal requirements and the fulfillment of our internal norms, we will feel satisfied and we will be more willing to lead an active and successful life in all of its segments – from emotional to financial and social.