What is Feng shui or how can it help me
Literally Feng shui means wind and water. Wikipedia says that” it’s Chinese geomancy, a pseudoscience originating from China, which claims to use energy forces harmonizing individuals with their surrounding environment.”
When my friend told me that I should Feng shui my home, I must admit I laughed at her. I’m not really a believer and all this “mambo jumbo” seemed a bit too much to me. She persuaded me to read a book about it and the more I was reading it, more I became intrigued by it.
The things that I read didn’t seem so naive as I first thought, they made sense. The world around us needs to be in harmony and all forces of nature and humanity in balance and that energy flow is called QI.(chi) That seems something I could believe or trust, but how could I use it in my home?
It says that anyone can do it even feng shui beginners and the most important thing it will not cost me a lot of money. OK, so it’s simple, five elements- earth, water, fire, metal and wood have to be in balance so that energy flows freely and it will have a very positive effect on our lives.
I was ready to make changes. It depends on how deep in changing things you’d like to go. You can start at very beginning, by selecting the right building, build the house accordingly, set feng shui floor plan, or just make small changes, from lighting, home decor, colors to the position of furniture in relation to doors and windows.
It affects also other areas of life, like family relations, prosperity, success in carrier, finding love……., but let’s stop at improving our home.
Bagua or energy plan- budget interior designer
Bagua is a plan of energy that flows in your space and it has 8 areas: wealth&prosperity;,fame&reputation;, love&partnership;,family&health;, center&health;, children&creativity;, knowledge&self; cultivation;, career, helpful people&travel;. Every area has it’s dominant color, shape and earth element.
There are two feng shui schools. One, the original one in China uses bagua map according to the compass reading, and the other one, the modern one, where we have apartments, uses front door as a point of orientation.
It’s best that you decide for one school and don’t try to apply both baguas at the same time, because it can lead to confusion. Just take the one that feels best or more natural for you.
I’m not here to tell you exactly how to use it. I just wanted to tell you that this is one of the tools that can help you decide what home decor to put in your space and where, what feng shui colors to choose and even where in your apartment is best to have bedroom or living room.