Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese practice that involves the arrangement of objects in natural and constructed environments for the benefit of those residing there or using the space. The guiding principle behind this philosophy is the belief that qi, a stream of vital life-force energy, can be manipulated and harnessed in both positive and negative ways. How our homes, offices, gardens, and communities interact with and effect qi can be a determining factor in our life experiences, such as our health, relationships, and money. Those who practice Feng Shui attempt to utilize this knowledge to magnify the positive aspects of qi within a space.
Here at Body Mind & Soul, we’ve been implementing Feng Shui principles since our early days in the eighties, and have seen their favorable effects in our store first hand.
So how can influencing qi make your life better or worse?
While qi is recognized as vital life-force energy, it must be kept in balance to be of the utmost benefit. Too little qi, and you may feel listless, depressed, and weak. Too much qi, and you may feel anxious, overwhelmed, and restless. In addition, flow is vital to experiencing qi’s beneficial aspects. Qi needs to enter, flow through, and leave in an orderly fashion. Stagnant qi creates issues, as does a weak flow. To establish good balance and flow, Feng Shui incorporates the five elements (Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood), colors, shapes, furniture positions, and cleaning and decluttering principles that bring harmony to all areas of your life.
If this sounds complicated, Feng Shui expert Julie Britt can help you simplify the process. Julie is a long-time practitioner and teacher of Tibetan Feng Shui, the Western version of Chinese Feng Shui introduced by Grandmaster Thomas Lin Yun in the early 1970s. She has an eye for detail, design, and beauty, and a thorough understanding of the nature of qi as applied to real-life situations. She can help you see exactly where your qi imbalances lie and suggest how best to “cure” or fix them. What’s more, you can easily acquire enough knowledge of Tibetan Feng Shui principles to make successful changes on your own.
If you’d like to learn more about how Feng Shui can help you, particularly if you’re looking to improve your current relationship or attract a new one, then we highly recommend you check out Julie’s class this Sunday, April 2nd, at 2:00 p.m.