Feng Shui and Energy ChiBy
Science has proven that everything is made up of energy. In the Chinese art and science of Feng
Shui we call energy Chi. The Egyptians call it Ka, the Hebrew have Ruach, the Japanese have Ki,
Chi is condensed and dispersed in alternative cycles of positive (Sheng Chi) and negative (Sha
Chi) energy, and it manifests in various forms. Chi can not be destroyed; however, it can be
transformed. Energy can be blocked and build up negatively, or it can flow freely, which is what
we want in our homes. Feng Shui supports the energy flow in your environment, which directly
impacts the energy flow in your body and thus can unleash more of your energy and vitality.
As you read this article, realize that the magazine is comprised of particles of energy; the
computer you may be reading this on is exactly the same. The grass, the sun: it’s all energy.
Feng Shui translates to wind and water. When we consider the chi of water, we know we drink it,
wash with it, we cannot survive without it and we see this as positive energy. However a tsunami
can destroy an entire town. Wind is similar. It can feel amazing and caressing on a warm day. It
can be harnessed to create electricity. Yet too much wind can destroy cities. The key is balance.
In Feng Shui we differentiate three kinds of chi.
First we have heavenly chi, our destiny energy. This is the energy we are born with, the soul
agreements we have decided to have before we come into human form. Soul agreements are
made with your children, your lover, your mother and so on. When we bring Feng Shui into our
lives it does not change these pre-destined forces and experiences, but it makes what we would
perceive as a bad experiences less painful, more graceful.
Then there is human chi. This is your physical, emotional and mental chi. Feng Shui really
supports balance and alignment in your body, feelings and mind. Imagine living in a home that is
off-balance. You try self care, perhaps by seeing an acupunturist who brings your body into
balance. But when you return home to a cluttered and imbalanced environment you will likely
throw your body, mind and spirit out of alignment again.
Lastly we have earth chi. Earth chi includes mountains, water, the climate, and where we are
located in this earthly energy. Each of us is unique and has different needs; some people do well
in hot weather as others in cool. Feng Shui absolutely supports by connecting us with nature. We
spend 80% of our time inside our home or car or office and back again. Many of us have lost that
deep connection to Nature and the natural rhythms of the earth. Hundreds of years ago people
did not have clocks and calenders to tell them when to do things; they would just look up to the
sun and the moon and know when to plant their crops. They would speak to the land and
intuitively know what herbs would heal various ailments.
Feng Shui invites us to connect with Mother Earth, to commune with her, bring her elements
inside with plants, water fountains and crystals that harmonize our bodies and ground our enegy.
We are spiritual beings having human experiences and Feng Shui invites us to create a space
that connects the inside and the outside, bringing the colors of nature inside, soft browns, healing
greens and blues that remind us of nature’s abundant gifts.