Introduction to Feng Shui


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Introduction to Feng Shui

  1. 1. FENG SHUI The ancient Chinese art of harmonious placement to create living and working environments that support a sense of well-being and prosperity.
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Introduction to Feng Shui Concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Practical Applications in Today’s World </li></ul><ul><li>How to use the “Cures” to Enhance Your Life </li></ul><ul><li>Setting your Goals to make it WORK </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Feng Shui? <ul><li>Translation: “Wind and Water” </li></ul><ul><li>Universal common sense </li></ul><ul><li>System of thoughtful placement for the living environment </li></ul><ul><li>Purposely arranging things to gain positive results </li></ul><ul><li>Not religious </li></ul>
  4. 4. Feng Shui Concepts <ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>Chi – Energy Flow </li></ul><ul><li>Ba’Gua </li></ul><ul><li>The Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Cures </li></ul>
  5. 5. History of Feng Shui <ul><li>4000 years old from China </li></ul><ul><li>Formerly called Kan Yu – observation of forces between Heaven and Earth (Yin and Yang) </li></ul><ul><li>Corrective roots – to remedy existing problems </li></ul><ul><li>Constructive roots – to enhance wealth, health or create certain outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Predictive roots – to reveal the past, explain the present and predict the future </li></ul>
  6. 6. Chi <ul><li>Everything in the three-dimensional world is placed next to something else – this spatial relationship is the essence of Feng Shui </li></ul><ul><li>Chi – is good energy </li></ul><ul><li>flow between objects </li></ul><ul><li>and within spaces </li></ul>
  7. 7. Benefits of Positive Chi <ul><li>What you create in your home and workplace is what you create in your life </li></ul><ul><li>Improvements may include: </li></ul><ul><li>clarity (improved mental focus & vision </li></ul><ul><li>calm (reduced stress) </li></ul><ul><li>uplift (more happiness and energy) </li></ul><ul><li>healing (physical and emotional) </li></ul><ul><li>prosperity (all forms) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Ba’Gua <ul><li>How do we understand the organization of Feng Shui in a specific space? </li></ul><ul><li>Your House </li></ul><ul><li>Your Room </li></ul><ul><li>Your Office </li></ul><ul><li>Your Desk </li></ul>
  9. 9. Ba’Gua is the Map
  10. 10. <ul><ul><li>Prosperity and Wealth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relationships and Love </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Helpful People and Travel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge and Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Family and Health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Children and Creativity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fame and Reputation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career </li></ul></ul>Eight Stations of Life
  11. 12. Drawing a Personal Ba’gua <ul><li>Draw the floor plan of your home, your office or your desktop </li></ul><ul><li>Orient the front door (looking in), or the place you sit at your desk, with the line of the CAREER gua </li></ul><ul><li>Splay the lines to form to the shape of the house, the room or the desktop (like the spokes of a wheel) </li></ul><ul><li>Fill in the labels of the stations of life </li></ul><ul><li>Note missing areas </li></ul>
  12. 13. Typical Floor Plan Using the Ba’gua
  13. 14. Colors that Rule each area of the Ba’gua
  14. 15. Setting Your Goals <ul><li>Know what you want to accomplish through the practice of Feng Shui </li></ul><ul><li>Ask self-assessment questions: </li></ul><ul><li>1. What do I want from my job? </li></ul><ul><li>2. What is working or not working at </li></ul><ul><li> home? Money, Love, Health? </li></ul><ul><li>3. What do you like about your life or your job? </li></ul><ul><li>4. What would I like to improve? </li></ul><ul><li>5. When you arrive at work, do you like what </li></ul><ul><li> you see? </li></ul><ul><li> 6. When you sit at home, do you enjoy being there? </li></ul>
  15. 16. The Cures <ul><li>In order to get the good Chi flowing, and thus all aspects of life working, one can use elements to “cure” out-of-balance or “stuck” energy situations: </li></ul><ul><li>Water Movement </li></ul><ul><li>Light Color </li></ul><ul><li>Sound Placement </li></ul><ul><li>Weight Living Things </li></ul><ul><li> Symbolic Objects </li></ul>
  16. 17. Cures
  17. 18. More Cures
  18. 19. More Cures
  19. 20. More Cures
  20. 21. Office and Home Cures
  21. 22. More Cures
  22. 23. Office Cures
  23. 24. More Office Cures <ul><li>Desk Top </li></ul>
  24. 26. Summary <ul><li>Energy is moved around when you apply Feng Shui principles: the “cures” </li></ul><ul><li>A “cure” is another name for BALANCE </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate which elements of the Ba’gua need enhancement to make your life more balanced and abundant </li></ul><ul><li>Set about to clear all those areas in order for the CHI to begin flowing and for you to see results! </li></ul>
  25. 27. Questions
  26. 28. Resources <ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life – Karen Rauch Carter </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Feng Shui at Work – Kirsten M. Lagatree </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Feng Shui Life Planner – Lillian Too </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Complete Illustrated Guide to Feng Shui – Lillian Too </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Living Color – Lin Yun and Sarah Rossbach </li></ul></ul></ul>