Feng Shui (pronounced Fung Shway), in very simple terms, is the Chinese art of placement which creates harmony for people with their surroundings. Feng Shui literally translates to wind (Feng) and water (Shui). It is a practice that has been in existence for thousands of years. Both very simple and very complex, Feng Shui is the connection between our surroundings and our well-being. Everything is energy (in Feng Shui, referred to as Chi) and everything in our surroundings affect us. This Chi can enhance our lives. We can have prosperity, health and happiness. Applying Feng Shui can help you live your most optimum life.
Even if you don't know anything about Feng Shui, you are experiencing it. Have you ever walked into a space and you just feel a sense of calm, or the opposite where you know something is off? Well, that is Feng Shui. Our goal with Feng Shui is to create the most harmonious and supportive environment so your life energies flow easily. When your Feng Shui is working for you, your life runs more smoothly. Things just flow. You can think of it as acupuncture for your home (or office). By opening up the energy in your surroundings, you invite positive Chi and get the energy flow going. You will notice different aspects of your life improving. Feng Shui can enhance many different areas of our lives including prosperity, relationships, reputation, creativity, career and health.
There is another interesting principle that relates to Feng Shui called the Cosmic Trinity or the Three Lucks. These are Heaven Luck, Earth Luck and Human Luck. Heaven Luck, we have no control over. This pertains to who we were born to, where we were born, the things that are completely out of our hands. The good news is that the other two, we can do something about. Human Luck pertains to our personal actions, choices that we make in our lives, and what we create with our own doing. This one we have complete control over. This is how we react to what comes our way and how we treat people- what we are personally putting out there. Lastly, Earth Luck. That's where Feng Shui comes in. This pertains to our surroundings including our home and work spaces. If we apply Feng Shui, we can create the most optimum environments. When all three of these work together, our lives are in harmony.