I’ve always been intrigued by Eastern philosophies and practices, including various forms of martial arts, I practise Tai Chi, medicine, such as acupuncture, and divination, such as consulting the I Ching oracle.
The perception that our lives can be influenced not only by our actions, but also by the existence of positive and negative energies and we have the opportunity to cancel the influence or even bring them to our favor for our benefit, throw open my mind in a fascinating, complex world, based on ancient philosophical ideas and knowledge, where the center is the spirit.
I decided that I would write something about Feng shui, just to start from a point.
And why talk about the Feng shui?
Because it is an art that can be applied to all aspects of our lives: from our homes to the office, from the colors for the walls to the colors worn, from the choice of a propitious date for a business appointment up to the selection of auspicious date for the wedding!
Yes, have you read that right!
The auspicious date for marriage … have you ever thought that the choice of the date of marriage may positively affect your married life and family you are going to form?
But we’ll talk about this aspect …
Meanwhile I’m trying to introduce you into the complex world of Feng Shui, bringing back some fundamentals.
The feng shui is an ancient Chinese Taoist geomantic art, auxiliary of architecture, founded as a study of the energy of the place chosen for the burial of the emperors.
According to Taoism there are two general principles that guide the development of natural events, they are the Ch’i and the dynamic balance of Yin and Yang.
The yin is the dark and wet principle feminine, while yang is the masculine principle warm and bright. In Feng Shui yin yang is water and the wind is perhaps best understood as a breath, the bottom water and air are essential for life. In fact Feng shui literally means “wind and water”.
One of the main schools of thought is one that puts the origins of Feng Shui and astrology, and in particular in the 9 Star Ki, also based on the principles of Yin and Yang. This horoscope consists of 9 numbers, associated to the 5 elements (fire, earth, metal, water, wood), each of which corresponds to a direction. Fire is associated with the South, and stands for brightness, creativity and inspiration, the spirit. Water is associated with North and regards the rest, the inner life and relationships. Metal the North-West and West and the organization, financial assets, investments. The land to the North-East and South-West and regards government, social, nutrition and health. Wood East and South-West, covers travel, trade, inventions and computer science.
Feng shui is part of the five Chinese arts:
– spiritual study
– Astrology – reading of the future – Divination (I Ching)
– human features
– landscape features.
According to Feng Shui our life is influenced by three energies or cosmic trinity:
Heaven (astrology – destiny – TIEN CHI)
Earth (environment – FENG SHUI)
Human being (our action – REN CHI).
Its purpose therefore is to balance the interagenza the best ways seen and unseen energies of this cosmic trinity, by introducing the missing elements in the correct position and direction.
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