Feng Shui is an ancient art and science that was developed over 3,000 years ago in China. The literal translation of “feng” means wind and “shui” means water. In Chinese culture, wind and water are both associated with good health. Thus, feng shui came to mean good fortune.
Feng Shui is the philosophy and practice of arranging your living and/or working environment in order to create balance with the natural world in relation to the flow of energy (qi). The goal is to harness energy forces and establish harmony between an individual and their environment.
Summer practices using a western, form school Feng Shui method where a bagua map is used to analyze your home, work space, or landscape based on the orientation of your main entrance.
A bagua map is a feng shui energy map which is superimposed on the floor plan of your space.
The Chinese word "bagua" translates to mean "eight areas." The center of the bagua - a ninth area - is you, representing your overall wellness. Each of the eight areas (guas) relates to a different life circumstance, such as:
- career and life purpose
- knowledge and self-cultivation
- health and family
- wealth and prosperity
- fame and reputation
- love and marriage, partnerships
- creativity and children
- helpful people and travel
Each area (gua) of the bagua map corresponds to one of the five elements from the Taoist tradition - earth, metal, water, wood, and fire. The elements are five interrelated phases in life that work together to create a complete system. The practice of feng shui works to balance these five facets in your entire home or business, and in each of your life areas.
To incorporate the elements in your life and home, I recommend defining where you want to focus your energy by choosing a few areas of your life you want to improve. Then, during your feng shui consultation we will assess and discuss ways for you to strengthen your energy and your environment's energy to re-establish harmony and balance.