how real feng shui works
feng shui studies the natural landscape, the cosmic realm, and the built environment and how they relate to our needs. The continuing principle of feng shui is the understanding that the layout of our living space, as well as the influencing features of the surrounding environment, will have an impact on our overall well-being. the orientation of a property, the layout of the rooms, colors, water, natural light and seasonality will determine your mood, your health, your relationships and the success of your desired prosperity. feng shui uses definable patterns from nature, applies classical technical analysis methods, and has proven tools to optimize energy flow in buildings and their exterior environment, release obstructions, prevent energy depletion, and minimize adversity. Ultimately, feng shui is all about helping you get the best out of your life.
your realistic application
Imposing unattainable recommendations is a thoughtless feng shui practice. when you have a consultation with us, we will never tell you that your property is not suitable for you, nor will we advise you that it is necessary to move houses, realign doors or knock down walls; you won’t feel undermined or intimidated. on the contrary, it is our desired intention that you increase your happiness in your property. For feng shui to exert its benefits, a house must resonate harmoniously with its occupants. you are the essential part of the process and our feng shui recommendations will provide you with realistic and effective solutions that you can achieve easily and according to your personal tastes and preferences.
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feng shui today
Today, feng shui is valued for the benefits it brings to people’s lives and its positive impact on contemporary building and design trends. The enduring success of classical feng shui lies in its solutions for warding off undesirable influences and its strategies for gaining positive advantage. Sylvia’s feng shui recommendations are based on sound traditional knowledge of environmental transformation, intelligently applied to embrace today’s modern living conditions, lifestyle needs and aspirations. how your space is organized, the things you ignore, and the objects you choose to keep can also reveal subconscious metaphors about you and what’s holding you back. Another valuable benefit of having a feng shui consultation from an experienced specialist is that limiting signs will be identified and resolved.
legends, myths and misconceptions
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Chinese culture expresses itself poetically in legends, stories and superstitions, some of which have reached the slightest perception of feng shui. The money frog originates from Chinese folklore; Legend has it that in the 10th century a minister of state named Liu Hai owned a magical three-legged frog that often disappeared into a well, tempted by a string of gold coins. the real reason to close the toilet lid is to protect your health, not to lose money. In earlier times, if the breadwinner got sick, he couldn’t make a living to feed his family, so the toilet was always kept covered to prevent the spread of germs. Indoor wind chimes are often still and ineffective, though sometimes their metal or wood element can be helpful. it is the rhythmic activity and melodic sound of wind chimes hung outdoors that generates qi, bringing positive energy to your property.
Contrary to what you might have thought, proper feng shui is not magic or mystery, superstition or religion, and it will not reveal your future. It’s also not about putting your lottery ticket under a money plant, or placing charms, red tassels, flutes, kitchen gadgets, and coins around your house, in your bag, or under your floorboards to bring you good luck. But if you like them, they can’t hurt you.
feng shui has its Chinese cultural origin which cannot be “modernized” or “Westernized”. it doesn’t need to be, it works today in our daily life here and now.
read more about real feng shui in sylvia’s article ‘man and nature: the chinese wisdom that makes feng shui work’
About thirty-five years ago, a new age adaptation of feng shui was developed in the United States and given various previous names such as modern, western, contemporary, intuitive, life aspirations, bagua, black hat. he adopted some of the basic concepts of feng shui to support his simplistic methods based on illusions, spiritual cures, and material acquisition. he initially helped popularize feng shui. Unfortunately, however, he has created confusion, trivialized, and undermined the true value of feng shui. how to quickly tell the difference: it’s not real feng shui when you don’t use the precise magnetic alignment of a building, don’t calculate the influence of various time periods on a space, but instead focus on intention, aspirations and getting rich. quick promises.
Indian cultural tradition has its own version of harmonious building guidelines called vastu shastra, which are based on an understanding similar to feng shui. We are familiar with this practice and regularly work with Indian clients, often combining Vastu and Feng Shui with excellent results. for more information see vastu queries.