Many people hear the words “Feng Shui” and automatically they think China – which in most peoples minds is synonymous with communism, Buddhism and superstitions – three things westerners and more specifically South Africans don’t want to be associated with.
This is so far from the truth. While its roots are of course in the east, feng shui (directly translated means wind and water) is all about the movement of energy within a specific space.
Unfortunately, we cannot blame most for being skeptical since human greed for money has, as with everything else, also tainted the practice of Feng Shui. Add to this the terminology, like “poison arrows” (used to explain sharp points almost 6000 years ago) and you tarnish the logic and acceptability of the practice in today’s world.
In ancient times the truths about Feng Shui were only known by a few Feng Shui masters, who only shared what they knew with the very rich and royalty. Sometimes an apprentice may have been lucky enough to be taught by their masters, but the fear of the masters losing their “power” by sharing the secrets of Feng Shui caused this ancient science to become diluted, resulting in the many different theories/forms/schools being practiced today. Thank goodness, times have changed and today serious practitioners are found all over the world.
For those who have actually got past all their hang-ups about what Feng Shui is and perhaps more importantly, what it isn’t, trying to read about Feng Shui can be confusing and contradictory. There are so many books, articles, websites, etc, all claiming to have the answers, yet when you try and correlate the information you end up with nothing but a smorgasbord of confusion.
While the “Form School” of Feng Shui is telling you to focus on land forms and structures around your home/business “Western” Feng Shui is telling you to place symbols of intent in specific Pa Kua sectors to enhance fame and fortune. Then we have “Classic” Feng Shui suggesting the year in which the structure in question was constructed and the direction which it faces is the key while “Compass” Feng Shui is based on the eight life aspirations represented by the eight compass directions.
And then there are some Feng Shui practitioners, who cast the darkest shadow over the science of Feng Shui in modern society by suggesting that all five elements be placed in the same sector – this must surely ensure one of the elements will cancel out the negative energy. However, if the elements are not in the correct proportions this too will be a pointless exercise as the positive energy will not counter act the negative energy, and at best give a mere 20:80 chance of success.
That said, while our changing times and our persistent quest for answers may make many people question whether Feng Shui does in fact have a place in modern society, others, covering a large cross section of age, social standing, race and religion, are opening up their minds to the possibility that surely if there is but one God, who created everything, and it has been proven scientifically that everything is made up of energy, then surely that same God is responsible for Feng Shui which, in essence, is the study of the movement of energy.
In conclusion, if understood and practiced correctly Feng Shui will have an unquestionable place in our society and many more people will join the likes of Donald Trump, Robert Koyasaki, Peter Bassett, Paul Scheele, Paula Abdul and Aishwarya Rai (to name but a few brilliant and highly successful people in their respective fields) who have opened their minds to the possibility that practicing the soft science of Feng Shui will improve their lives by aiding the achievement of their life’s aspirations. And you can too, by either contacting me for a consultation, or checking out the calendar for dates, where you can learn the basics and start implementing them into your home or business now.
Feng Shui – The study of the movement of energy
What we need in order to perform a consultation:
- accurate floor plan
- accurate compass reading
- month and year in which the roof was put onto the structure
- birth date of the breadwinner in the home
- additional birth dates (optional)
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