(pronounced Fung Shway)
This is an ancient
Chinese discipline dating back at least 3,000 years, although
its philosophy can be traced back to the teachings of the I-Ching
from about 6,000 years ago.
Despite its origins, however, its core truths are central to human
awareness and experience. When it is stripped of culture and ritual,
and synthesised with other bodies of knowledge to meet the specific
requirements of culture, geography climate, and human uniqueness,
the essence of Feng Shui can be applied to any space and time.
Feng Shui means “wind
and water”, the two most powerful forces of nature and fundamentals
of life. The underlying principle of Feng Shui is to live in harmony
with your environment so that the energy surrounding you works
for you rather than against you. Feng Shui is a complex art involving
many disciplines from site planning to psychology, based on the
Chinese understanding of the dynamic flow of energy throughout
Feng Shui explains how the environment is which people live affects
their lives. Beyond this, it is the art of using the environment
to influence the quality of a person’s life.
Despite the fact Western
World has not had the benefit of consistent person to place philosophy
through the ages, many people, on discovering Feng Shui, recognise
things that they always knew deep down to be true. Many successful
people practice some form of Feng Shui without realising it. The
integration of the external world and out internal environment
is a cornerstone of most traditional philosophies.
We are not separate
people from our planet and indigenous people have known of the
relationship between the planet, our homes and one another for
a long time. We have a conscious connection between the outside
world and the inner world.