is about noticing your environment, becoming sensitized to how
important it is to ensure your sense of being connected and
supported by life.
It presents an opportunity to be aware of
all our surroundings and to embrace what is visible and not
By creatively acknowledging everything within a
home or office, town or country, our living and working environment
becomes more alive and interesting to us.
An ancient art,
Feng Shui is based upon fundamental principles of all Chinese
Moving and nourishing the chi or life
force, is a goal of Chinese Medicine in order to maintain good
health. Likewise a harmonious environment revitalizes us if
the energy flows easily through our building.
understand some examples of Feng Shui a desk piled high with
papers might contribute to feeling the work is never ending,
whereas after a clean up, a tidy desk may give you back a sense
Or walking past a shop window where dust has collected we are
not enticed in by the display there is no active chi
that attracts us.
There are also more complicated calculations that a consultant
relies upon to determine the action needed to improve a client’s
circumstances. These are based upon a very accurate compass
reading and the age of the building and are known as the ‘Flying
So there is the ‘tuning in’ to our environment,
which we do all of the time and which produces intuitive responses
and commonsense actions. And there are the complex formulations
based upon particular laws of energy.
In our current
western age of increasing pollution and high technology, we
can readily point to adverse environmental factors, which increase
the stress levels in our bodies. But Feng Shui is an ancient
Many cultures engaged practices to ensure
their environment was honoured and took measures to harmonise
their natural surrounds.
So there is our climate and geographic
terrain in which we happen to live and there are the influences
of the cities in which most of us live.
roads, mountains, trees, buildings, rivers and generally what
is around you is known as the Form School. These surrounds
impact upon us all of the time.