Feng Shui is useful in the home because this Chinese originating practice allows/enables energy to flow easily by how objects etc are positioned in the home/buildings/working environments and what other objects are in the home such as plants, and by considering how many objects e.g. furniture is there and general household things or personal belongings which are in a room. It is also useful because this can bring about also bring about changes for the better in people’s lives. What you have in your house and how it is arranged influences the atmosphere in it, along with any noises in it, light, plants, colours, images, views, all affect how you feel and can affect your mood, thinking, behaviour, energy levels and your ability and drive to do what you need to do. The aim of Feng Shui is to make sure rooms are set up in such a way that it all assists people to do whatever they want to do in it.
Everything that you have in your home creates an energy and adds to the atmosphere in the spaces. When a client comes to me for help in their home, we have a consultation and this brings to light any challenges they are having right now and what they are wanting to do in their life and if their home. I would consider them and their home holistically, so their feelings, energy, and what they are doing at this point and what they are wanting to do. They may be aiming to feel calmer and more relaxed and ones environment needs to be conducive for this. They may be wanting to make changes in their life or aiming for personal growth. All these things are taken in to account.
There are 5 Feng Shui Elements: wood, earth, fire, water and metal. Each element helps to invoke a particular mood and achieve a goal. So all these need to be represented in the home to help align the energies with the universe and to assist the flow of energy through the house and so that the space in the home is conducive to bring into it what you want to bring into your life.
The energy is called Qi in Feng Shui and this encompasses the energy of many things in nature such as the flow of water, our thoughts and emotions, the air around us, sunlight and colours. The Qi in a space influences it’s atmosphere and how we feel, think and behave in it, and whether or not the Qi can flow and circulate in a harmonious and beneficial way.