Chi – The energy of Feng Shui
The number one fundamental principle of Feng Shui is Chi (pronounced chee) without Chi, Feng Shui cannot exist. Chi is a Chinese word that has no real direct English translation with multiple meanings: life force, cosmic energy, vapor and breath. Chi is the invisible energy that animates all living things on earth. Chi flows continuously: through your body (acupuncture is based on these flows); through your home or office, the earth and the universe. Chi is the flow of life it self, without it you would not be alive. (Yes, you have the invisible energy of Chi flowing inside of you right now!)
The flow of chi in your surroundings affects all aspects of your life. The flow of chi in turn is influenced exterior and interior elements of the physical environment. Shapes, colors, lighting, position and arrangement of objects, cleanliness, and clutter are a few things that can affect your home’s energy flow.
Chi comes from multiple sources in your environment on a daily basis, here are a few:
- Your work surroundings.
- Your living surroundings.
- The food you eat.
- The water you drink.
- The air you breathe.
These multiple sources supply your body with chi to sustain itself. Your body then transforms this energy into multiple activities such as, moving your arms and legs, breathing, digesting, thinking, smelling, worrying and many other important and not so important human activities.
In the next few updates I will talk about the different types of Chi. Chao!
October 10th, 2006 by KC
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