How Does Feng Shui Work?

Michael Schnippering on how Feng Shui works.

Some call feng shui an art, others call it a science, and still others tend to dismiss it as silly superstition. Whatever you call it, it is something that has been gaining in popularity as of late. As people look for guidance in these troubled times, inevitably they will look at themselves and their lives in an attempt to improve their situation. Feng shui can do just that. So how does feng shui work?
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To fully understand all the concepts involved in feng shui would take many years of studying. Feng shui is based on the premise that we are all made up of and surrounded by different kinds of energy. And so is everything else around us down to the smallest pebble stuck in your shoe. The art and science of feng shui involves harnessing these currents of energy in a manner that will be beneficial.

The Chinese, with whom feng shui originated, call these energy currents “chi“. Chi flows through and interacts with everything in any given space. Feng shui is the art or science of arranging the elements of a space in order to allow the maximum possible flow of positive chi. Proponents of feng shui state that chi flows in different areas and is affected by different things. Some of these things are called the “five elements,” which are fire, water, earth, wood, and metal. Another important thing that affects chi is the yin and yang, the symbol of the eternal conflict within ourselves.

Feng shui can be applied to many different aspects of life. Some use it to improve interpersonal relationships. Others apply the art to the world around them, by learning how to arrange the different and disparate objects into a harmonious whole. It is stated by practitioners of feng shui that how the objects and people interact in a home setting or workspace can affect the positive or negative flow of chi, which in turn affects the positive and negative aspects of our lives.

People can now hire feng shui practitioners to turn their living space or work area into an area that is filled with positive energy. Lately a lot of people have been seeking other means of answering life’s spiritual and moral questions. Feng shui was one of the answers that is catching on. A lot of people believe that they can truly better themselves by rearranging the elements of their lives.

None of this has ever been scientifically documented, but go on the Internet and do some research of your own. You will find a lot of positive testimonials in favor of this scientific art. Feng shui has been practiced for a long time in China before it became popular in other parts of the world. What it really boils down to is arranging the parts of your life into an order that promotes positive thinking.

Michael Schnippering is the founder of Feng Shui at Work.

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