“The structures around you also emanate energy…and if these structures are placed in a harmonious fashion based on feng shui guidelines, you attract good energy, and therefore you attract good fortune and good luck.” -Lilian Too
Translating to the word “wind-water”, Feng Shui is a Chinese philosophy of harmonizing everyone with elements of the surrounding environment. It incorporates various factors into ensuring homes are structured in an auspicious manner. As a result, you would not only get a home that is beautifully decorated, but one wherein the energies are adequately balanced as well. Through this ancient technique, good fortune, wealth, good health and luck are then introduced to the home. “Qi” is the term used for the energy that flows through the home which stems from the Taoist beliefs surrounding nature and life. There is a myriad of advantages associated with using Feng Shui in homes—each of them more useful than the last and bringing a different kind of benefit and energy to your homes. If you are looking for a way to improve your life, then perhaps feng shui might be the answer and contact a feng shui master to help you in your endeavor.
Here are some of the main advantages of using feng shui:
1.) Improve Life
One of the main reasons why people would practice feng shui do so with the fervent belief that it can improve their life through happiness, good fortune, and health. As a homeowner, you should have a bagua at home in order to map the energy in the home. This feng shui tool will determine the energy of the home. As a result, homeowners would be able to identify what specific areas of their homes would affect their lives. This would be helpful not only in decorating appropriately and accordingly, but it would also aid them in strategically placing furniture to improve certain aspects of their lives.
Another integral element paramount to the practice of feng shui is healing not only the body but the spirit and mind as well. Feng shui allows homeowners to introduce the appropriate amount of positive energy into their homes and would have owners have better and lasting health as a result of the practice. Apart from utilizing furniture to activate auspicious energies of the home, practitioners also use aromatherapy which is said to improve the home in the household. Feng shui makes use of essential oils which make the place not only favorable to good fortune but would also ensure it smells great as well. Oils associated with healing are myrrh, sandalwood, and ylang-ylang.
3.) Having a good qi
To ensure that the feng shui of your house is in good working order, it needs to have a good qi. This means that the house would allow the steady flow of energy in and out without anything impeding it. With this in mind, it would be a good idea to clear your home from clutter so that the energy of the home can move freely from room to room. A good result of this energy would be to bring good health, happiness, and luck.
4.) Enhancing Wealth
Wealth is a particular draw for those who utilize feng shui in their homes—most specifically in Asia. You would see most Chinese businesses use it, while there may be some who seek help in this area discreetly. To introduce the fortune of good wealth, enhancements such as water features like fish tanks would be beneficial. Apart from that, taking advantage of your prosperity area (Shen Chi) and Health area (Tien Yi) would also work as determined by your Kua. To fully take advantage of your home’s area of wealth, make sure the direction of your house is facing in a way that is auspicious to this energy.
5.) Create good karma
The creation of good karma is a direct result of creating a positive energy that flows through the home as well as a good qi. If the proper energy remains unobstructed and is allowed to freely flow through the home, their respective owners can expect good things to come. Additionally, people who live in a home of positive energy tend to treat others well, if not, better which would eventually lead to good karma.