Feng Shui is a science that uses the five elements – earth, metal, water, wood and fire to correct the flow of energy in your environment, setting the stage for positive changes. Literally translating as ‘wind-water’, Feng Shui, or the ancient Chinese art of placement not only works wonders in the house, it is also successfully applied by companies like Walt Disney, HSBC, and Citibank.
According to the Chinese, your luck is made up of three aspects. Thirty three per cent is dependent on your stars, thirty three on your efforts and the balance of your luck comes from your environment. Out of these aspects we can control the efforts we put in and our environment. That means we have control over sixty seven per cent of our life, provided our home is Feng Shui compliant.
Feng Shui very rarely requires breakage and remodelling of your home. It adapts, instead, to you, allowing for the placement of certain key elements to harmonise and balance the energy.
Clutter, of course, has to go. Whether you are actively applying Feng Shui to your space or are just curious about it, one of the basic rules is that your home should be free of clutter. Piles of unused objects in your house accumulate negative chi or dead energy. This eats up whatever positive energy is flowing into your space, slowing down your progress and even affecting your health.
A word to the wise, free Feng Shui tips are often dangerous, as they are generalisations. What may work well for your neighbour could cause havoc for you. Please do not make energy alterations to your space without a professional’s advice.