Feng Shui is a spiritual lifestyle system based upon a spectrum of philosophical beliefs strongly rooted in Chinese spirituality, history, and ancient culture. Feng Shui really is a “design for life”. It’s a way of managing the positive and negative forces in life, protecting and promoting personal life within a living space.
The Feng Shui system is aesthetic, as well as spiritual. The aesthetics, in fact, are very much a part of Feng Shui. Things like dragon statues, Chinese red envelopes and clear hanging crystal balls all have a specific significance in their different locations and uses. If you check out a few Feng Shui-based designs for living spaces and homes online, you’ll notice that good taste seems to be as much part of the Feng Shui system as anything.
Good Feng Shui, not at all coincidentally, looks good. A good spiritual environment is a nice place to be. It’s pleasant, friendly and doesn’t contain jarring, unsightly elements. This is a general rule in Feng Shui design. The positive elements in a space are enhanced, and the negative elements in an environment are removed or neutralized.
You’ll see some good examples of the real Feng Shui art on the website of a company called Feng Shui Imports, based in California. Their Feng Shui classic designs are a mix of the true original Chinese designs like Penjing Chinese bonsai water fountains, the famous flying horses of the Tang Dynasty, and a range of classic themes. Chinese history and language are rich in fabulous tales, Aesop-like stories and literary allusions to moral and practical themes for life. That’s a good definition of real Feng Shui, in its practical forms.
(Note: The supposedly mystic ancient Chinese sayings are usually literary and/or cultural traditional references. The first Chinese-speaking Europeans, and some lazy modern translators, didn’t know the references, and translated them in to mysterious, usually garbled, statements. One of the very special joys of Feng Shui is learning the real stories.)
To put some positive elements into your life, and for more information, see their website here at
http://www.fengshui-import.com. Expect a fascinating, rewarding, and intriguing experience. That’s exactly what Feng Shui is supposed to provide.