Taoist Influence in Feng Shui
When asked, most people associate Feng Shui with the words “balance and harmony”. But few realize that these concepts stem from the philosophical or religious tradition of Taoism.
Taoism tries to create harmony with the natural world. The common translation is “the way” or “the path”, but literally the Tao means “nature”, as in “the nature of all things”.
Feng Shui was developed by ancient people who were influenced by the concepts of Taoism.
Some of the concepts of Taoism are:
♦ Observe Nature – Much can be learned from the patterns of the universe and human behaviour by observing the natural world
♦ Dynamic Balance – There is an inherent dynamic balance in nature. Man has the responsibility to harmonize and maintain this balance. The tai chi or yin / yang symbol represents this natural balance.
♦ Continuous cycles – change is inherent; nothing remains static – and changes follow a natural sequence of cycles such as seasons, day / night, birth / death, etc. This is also indicated in the yin / yang symbol
♦ Harmonious action and non-action (Wu-wei) – A give and take of nature happens spontaneously. Wu-wei is “doing without doing” or “doing effortlessly”. Allow the natural course of nature undisturbed.
♦ No Resistance – Since there is no resistance in nature
As funny as it may seem, this is how Feng Shui conversations sometimes sound, and the reason why so many of us in the West see Feng Shui as incomprehensible, exotic, superstitious nonsense. A set of do-and-don’t rules that must be followed blindly, no matter how strange or absurd they may sound to the recipient of advice.
Even if respectable and experienced Feng Shui masters are seldom so hard and always flexible enough to come up with all sorts of alternative “cures” for every possible and imaginable inconvenient area or feature of your home, the fact remains that this does Feng Shui bread and butter. Find remedies for unpropitious properties in your own space, to remove negative energy and provide the residents of the house with good energy, health, good luck and abundance.
Have you ever thought about why the number 8 is important in oriental life?
The ancient Chinese art of #FengShui has the #Bagua map and Bagua translates to “eight areas” in English. The Bagua map is an energy map that has eight areas centred around the individual’s wellbeing.
You will find more about the Bagua map and its importance to Feng Shui in my article https://lnkd.in/dmiYZZg. Your Life in Feng Shui Let me know how Feng Shui and the Bagua map could enhance your daily life.
Have you built up piles of things in your bedroom because it is a convenient place to put stuff when visitors come calling?
All that stuff piled up in your bedroom could be one of the reasons that you’re not sleeping soundly, and it is probably not helping you to get off to sleep when you want to. Time to #de-clutter.
In https://lnkd.in/d6tTUbC Insomnia Can Ruin Your Day I explain how #FengShui helps to organise your bedroom for a good nights rest. Let me know your thoughts.
Do you have trouble getting off to sleep at night?
It is important that you are comfortable and #relaxed when you go to bed. Whilst you lie trying to get to sleep many things come into your mind.
What you did that day and what might happen the next are probably at the forefront of your mind to begin with. Then, you may begin to think about your surroundings and the shadows in the room. Is that man over in the corner? No. Just a shadow thrown by an object on the table.
Your choice and placing of the furniture in your bedroom is very important when it comes to being relaxed and getting a good nights sleep every night.
In my article, https://lnkd.in/d6tTUbC Insomnia can ruin your Day, I explain in some detail why #FengShui can help you to sleep well every night. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.
The #LuoPan is used to take “readings” and the first such reading is the “front door” reading, which is the one that you need to begin. The front door reading is where the chi enters your home, office or other environment. You will need to have more than one reading as they will all contribute to a more accurate overall reading of your environment.
I write about the Luo Pan compass in my article, https://lnkd.in/dxfb_zN to Read the Luo Pan. Have you taken your first #FengShui reading for your office?
Where have you put all of your things? Are they close at hand when you need them? Does their place and arrangement help you to work more effectively? Did you consult the #LuoPan before you placed your objects in your office and home?
I write about the Luo Pan in my article, https://lnkd.in/dxfb_zN. How to Read the Luo Pan to let you know how it can help you.
#FengShui is a very complex ancient #Chinese #art and so to find you way around you need help with direction. One of the compasses that we use with Feng Shui is the #LuoPan. The Luo Pan relates to placement and arrangement of objects and structures.
I give you more details about the Luo Pan in my article, https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-read-luo-pan-christine-kaluza-spautz/. How to Read the Luo Pan. Do you have all of your objects in the right places for your business success? See more https://www.fengshui-consilium.com.
The Feng Shui compass is what holds everything together and directs how you design your business website. Each compass direction has colours and elements associated with it and putting these together is an art form that can drive your business to success.
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