The Chinese term Feng Shu (pronounced “fung shway”) literally translates to wind water, with Feng meaning Wind and Shui meaning water. Wind and water are the two natural elements that flow and circulate everywhere on Earth. These two are also the basics for human survival. Wind or air is the breath of life; without it, we die. And water is the liquid of life and without this we will die in just a few days. The combined traits of wind and water determine our natural surroundings, which historically has determined our food supply and which in turn affects our lifestyle, energy, mood and health. These two flowing elements have always influenced human individuals and all living things on earth.
The essence of these life giving elements is chi, or energy force. Wind and water are the direct carriers of chi, as their flowing qualities show their nature. Most living organisms are composed of these 2 elements. With that being said, Feng Shui is the practice of designing environments in harmony with the flow of chi through one’s home or office and this flow enhance and changes one’s personal chi.
October 6th, 2006 by KC
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