The literal translation of the term Feng Shui from the Chinese language means “Wind” and “Water”
While these are just simple words, the meaning behind them carries a history that dates back more than 4000 years in ancient China. Today, Feng Shui is sometimes referred to as a form of art. But to the Ancient Chinese, Feng Shui is a form of science because it consists of the study of our solar system, land and nature, architecture, interior design, human behaviour, food and more.
Feng Shui uses a metaphysical law of exchange known as the Five Elements. The Five Elements is a recognized system in Chinese metaphysics. It is said to govern the law of exchange and order in the Universe. These five elements are: metal, water, wood, fire and earth. Each element has yin (feminine) and yang (masculine) aspects, which can produce negative or positive effects, depending on the way in which they interact with each other.
It is well known that having “Good Feng Shui” can bring prosperity, good health and success of many forms. The phrase “Bad Feng Shui” simply means that the environment is non beneficial to its dwellers and can have ill effects to those living in it.
Feng Shui is about making your environment healthy to you and those living in it. Applying Feng Shui principles in today’s urban society can be challenging, but it is ultimately the way to create a harmonious and positively enhanced environment. A healthy Feng Shui environment can enhance creativity, productivity, success, improve your well-being, relationships, wealth and prosperity.
As a great believer that we are the co-creator of our own life and destiny, Feng Shui is just one tool that you can apply to improve your life, business and living.