PURPOSE OF FENG SHUI
For the ancient Chinese, the purpose of feng shui was to secure prosperity, many children, respect, and longevity for the client.
Feng means wind and shui means water. In Chinese culture wind and water are associated with good health, thus good feng shui came to mean good fortune, while bad feng shui means bad luck, or misfortune.
Wind and water are the two natural elements that flow, move, and circulate everywhere on Earth. They are also the most basic elements required for human survival. Wind — or air — is the breath of life; without it, we would die in moments. And water is the liquid of life; without it, we would die in days.
The combined qualities of wind and water determine the climate, which historically has determined our food supply and in turn affects our lifestyle, health, energy, and mood. These two fundamental and flowing elements have always profoundly yet subtly influenced human individuals and societies.
The essence of these life-giving elements is chi, or life force. Wind and water are direct carriers of chi, as their flowing quality reflects their essential nature. All living organisms are largely composed of these two elements.
Thus, Feng Shui is the art of designing environments in harmony with the flow of chi, and this flow supports and enhances one’s personal chi or life force.
Janet’s experience as a Feng Shui expert is available to you through in person consultations or virtually. Contact her for more details to discover the benefits of Feng Shui for your home, office and land.