What is Feng Shui?
“Feng shui” is an ancient chinese practice of achieving life fulfillment by promoting wealth, health and relationship through harnessing “qi” (or chi) in a location, be it our surrounding environment, our home, workplace or business property. Chi is a form of matter or energy that can be visible, invisible or partially visible and partially invisible. Chi is carried and scattered by the wind and retained by water. That was how the term Feng shui (which means wind and water) was derived. Feng shui can be applied to manipulate chi and create beneficial changes in our lives to attain life fulfillment.
A person’s life path or destiny is determined by three influences of luck: Heaven, Earth and Human. Heaven luck is determined by time (including time of birth) associated to gifts, blessings and karma incorporated into our lives when we breathe in the first chi. Earth luck is determined by location (where we stay and work), in which feng shui could play a role to harness this luck. Human luck depends greatly on our up-bringing, character, education and hard work.
The trinity of heaven, earth and human luck when synchronized together will result in perfect harmony. Fengshui, when applied correctly not only enhance earth luck, but could also promote the three kinds of luck to complement each other to result in blessing and bring us towards the upper end of our life destiny.
A Fengshui analysis examines the macro environment (external area of a building), micro environment (building and interiors), time-related factors (current “Feng shui period” according to lunar calendar and birth of the building) and people factors (birth date and gender of occupants). Adjustments, enhancement, remedy and cures would then be applied to synchronize occupant with environment and time to achieve improvement in life.
The fundamental principles of fengshui involves knowledge of the taoist “bagua”, surrounding “theory of yin and yang”, “five elements” and “eight trigrams”. Yin and yang illustrate the evolution of all things that exist and the importance of balancing yin and yang aspects of our lives. Meanwhile, theory of five elements hold the key to remedying and enhancing chi. Eight trigrams (derived from Yijing or I ching) represent the transitional phases and movement of chi in heaven, earth and human.
Two classical school of traditional Feng shui / Fengshui named San He (Landscape or Form School) and San Yuan (Compass School) had carved out the path to most of today’s practiced Feng shui tips and resources in a Fengshui consultation. Flying Star (Xuan Kong Fei Sin) and Eight Mansions (8 Houses or Pa Chai) as a result of the combination of classical studies are used widely today. Today, Eight Aspirations Theory which was derived later (back in Ching Dynasty) had also been incorporated with much success in the practice of Fengshui to generate wonderful results in modern living. Recently a new ideology of feng shui practiced widely by the west had also been created, known as the Black Sect Tantric Buddhist Feng shui (BTB).