Mary K. Stewart, Feng Shui Master, explains the principles of the ancient Chinese art.
Literally wind and water, Feng Shui (pronounced fung schway) is the ancient Chinese art of creating beauty, harmony, and tranquility in any environment while living in harmony with nature. Artful furniture placement; a balance of elements, color, sound, scent, lighting, and artwork; and decorative accessories all contribute to creating positive chi. When chi is flowing, you attract greater abundance, new opportunities, and success. Implementing feng shui does not require undue disruptions, extensive modifications, or expensive changes to your home.
Applying the principles of feng shui to your office environment can mean moving desks and tables to more favorable positions, understanding where to sit at a meeting to increase the power of your presence, or introducing or rearranging plants and artwork. Incorporating these strategies can lead to a more relaxed and productive workspace and business expansion.
Feng shui was developed about 5,000 years ago in China by people who were close to the land and who were dependent on agricultural success for their survival. They studied and observed how locating their homes and farms in relation to hills and rivers affected their families, their relationships, and their fortunes.
Over a period of centuries, as its development matured through the work of scholars and philosophers, feng shui became a highly sophisticated system. It gained credence as its practices were adopted by the Chinese royal families who brought it into their homes. Today, feng shui is recognized by millions of people across the globe as a way of living with intention that brings greater balance and harmony into their hectic lives.
There are three powerful formulas that are used in Traditional Compass School Feng Shui:
1. The Eight Life Aspirations Formula
Each of the eight compass directions is related to one of the eight Life Aspirations: Health, Wealth, Recognition, Relationships, Creativity, Networking, Career, and Wisdom. Each location has specific colors, artwork, and decorative accessories that will activate the life area.
2. The Eight Mansions Formula
Each individual has a personal set of favorable directions (mansions) to face when working, eating, and sleeping that enhances success, wealth, relationships, and business opportunities.
3. Time Dimension
Each Chinese New Year, homes and businesses need to be recalibrated to maximize the new cycle.
Feng Shui principles are utilized with great success when:
•Selling or buying real estate
•Building a custom home
• Setting up an office
• Starting a new business
• Logo and business card design
Be proactive and arrange your environment to transform your life!
Mary Kathleen Stewart, CPIA Certified Feng Shui Master, President & Founder, Feng Shui Boston, Inc. www.FengShuiBoston.com