Feng Shui is not a religion or dogma. It is a lifestyle and it helps to improve the life of anyone who wish to use it for good ways. Having applied Feng Shui in my home and daily lifestyle, I am confident to say that Feng Shui indeed benefits and helps me alot. Since young, I've always have an affinity to new age beliefs and I have been reading up on Astrology, Numerology and Feng Shui. I personally like Feng Shui the most as I find that it is something that you can understand easily and able to implement the goodness of it immediately without much hassles.
Feng Shui is the oldest and is probably the most-practiced tradition in China. It started in ancient China around 3,000 to 5,000 years ago under the West Han dynasty. It is said that it was probably older than the time of Confucianism and Taoism. It literally means wind and water.
The popularity of inviting luck in China spread throughout America around the time frame of the 1970's.
Now, there are Americans who are practicing the art and using its principles in their day to day living.
In the modern days, if people are thinking of buying a house, most to-be home owner will typically hire a Feng Shui chinese master to evaluate the placement of the house or see if the good energy lives within house. The idea here is that once you use Feng Shui in improving the atmosphere in a home or a particular place, you will feel the positive "chi", that brings out the feeling of happiness among people.
Once inside the house, there is also the placement of furniture to think about. For instance, placing your bed against a window may have an effect on your sleeping pattern because the "active chi" flows directly from your window directly to the bed which may disrupt your sleeping.
For myself, I've never invited any Feng Shui masters to come to my house and help me with the arrangements of my home. For people like me who are on a tight budget, I simply do alot of readings online and bought some quality Feng Shui books to study. It is really a joy to read and study yourself than paying a Feng Shui master to do everything yet being oblivion of why he does this and that. I particularly followed a few Feng Shui masters and my favorite is Lillian Too. I find that she is a very sincere and genuine Feng Shui master who is out there to help spread the wisdom of Feng Shui. She come across to me as the perfect Feng Shui master who I seek to learn from. Having read most of her books, I find that applying Feng Shui to your home living and lifestyle is really easy and convenient!
I learn to understand just where to put my pieces of furniture so that it will not block the passage of positive chi in your home, thus, making my home an inviting place for good luck to dwell within. Even without all the study and theory, you can still use the principles in your home with a few basic rules. These include the proper positioning of doors and windows: remember that chi cannot exit the same way it entered, so a back door and a window in every room is crucial. Mirrors are also important elements in feng shui because they can be used to alter the path of chi. Chairs and tables also should never be placed under beams.
Trusting your instincts while rearranging furniture will more or less help you determine if the room feels right or not for you. With a good feng shui book and a little trial and error, you should soon find the perfect combination that brings harmony to your home.
If you were to ask me on what kind of books to read on, I would really recommend you to buy this wonderful e-book on Feng Shui to read and apply it to your home living. 26 Secrets of Feng Shui is the most clear and organized literature I've read on the topic. It provides straightforward, easy-to-follow tips along with beautiful photographs and detailed diagrams to give you ideas on how to implement Feng Shui in your home. It provides small, simple steps you can take, as well as larger ones, making it easy to gradually add harmony to your home. I've found much Feng Shui literature to be too overwhelming, or too mystical sounding, but 26 Steps of Feng Shui is written in a very organized 'Feng Shui' way, and makes adding balance quite easy and realistic for anyone.
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