You’ve probably heard of Feng Shui when your interior designer suggested specific arrangements for your furniture. You probably just laughed it off, thinking how ridiculous it sounds. I mean, it does sound absurd, right? How on earth will arranging your furniture bring luck and prosperity? What is Feng Shui anyway? Here we find out.
Feng Shui is an ancient art and science developed over 3,000 years ago in China. It is a philosophical system, like Yin and Yang, that reveals how to balance the energies of any given space. In turn, people inhabiting that specific space will acquire health and good fortune. The term literally translates as “wind-water” in English.
Feng Shui is based on the manipulation of the omnipresent energy called Qi or Chi. Qi, on the other hand, is a movable positive or negative life force interacting with surroundings. Hence, this philosophy involves taking into consideration the orientation of a structure, its age, and its interaction with the surrounding environment. Other factors that affect Qi include the slope of the land, vegetation, and soil quality.
Home and Furniture
The Pierce Method involves manipulating furniture arrangements to promote peace and prosperity. The main tools used here is the Compass and the Bagua. The energy map, or bagua, is an octagonal grid containing the symbols of the I Ching, the ancient oracle on which feng shui is based. Knowing the bagua of your home will help you understand the connection of specific areas of your home to specific areas of your life.
Feng shui also offers a variety of cures to improve your life and it doesn’t limit itself to interior design. In fact, other known methods include the use of aquariums, crystals, and fountains. In addition, the right use of colors may also improve the energy in your home or office. What’s good about Feng Shui is that you can use it as a guide on arrangements and decoration. In turn, hopefully, luck and prosperity may just enter your home.