Feng shui is the physical placement of objects to achieve calm spirituality referred to as chi. the theory behind Feng shui is for the spiritual energy to be focused positively through the use of physical space. Since all matter has energy, the placement of objects can either result in a positive environment or a negative one.
The application of Feng shui to achieve heightened spirituality is calculated by a technical analysis. A compass and a special grid derived from I Ching (the ancient oracle) are used to determine the detailed placement of objects such as chairs, tables, or beds. These placements cause what the Chinese referred to as good/positive or negative/bad air.
Contemporary applications of Feng shui focus primarily on the inside living or working space. Traditional Feng shui took into account the physical location of the home and the location of an individual’s burial plot. The physical placement of doors and windows are as important as the placement of the furniture’s.
It is believed that a door should never be placed at the end of a stairwell for when that door is opened the positive chi will flow outside and be removed from the home. It is common to have a front door with a foyer, and a staircase directly opposite the front door. If purchasing a home with Feng shui as a buying point, the buyer would pass on that home.
There are five elements and five corresponding colors that Feng shui considers when attempting to achieve positive spirituality. Wood (greens, browns), metal (white, silver, gray) water (black, blue), fire (red, orange, purple), and earth (pastel earth tones) are used. Their positive placement is not only achieved by placing the most companionable colors together, but knowing which colors to place accordingly north, south, east and west.
Which direction a room faces has specific energies directed toward it and they are either enhanced by the correct color or detracted by it. Each direction requires certain colors for a positive spiritual energy flow. The south, southeast, side of the house determines abundance and wealth. In order to have the strongest chi in that room the element water should be used and the corresponding colors are blue/black. To place a disparate color, such as pastel earth tones (earth) would result in a negative flow of chi and the individual’s prosperity/wealth would be result in a negative flow.
Does this mean if an individual decorates the south room in pastel tones they will lose their wealth/prosperity? Probably not, but in order to maintain prosperity and wealth, the individual must overcome the negative pull against those elements by the use of the wrong color.
The practice of Feng shui can be as simple as removing a brown rug from a south room to calculating the longitudinal and latitudinal marks to determine the best location of a home, locating each room to face its most beneficial direction and arraigning each room with the correct color/element. The degree to which Feng shui is used in an individual one and the spiritual results are determined by the degree used.
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