by: John Sim
Feng Shui A Superstition?
What is Feng Shui? Is it a myth or superstition?
Feng Shui definitely exists. But it is not as what you seen on TV and movies, possessing great powers to twist one's fate, to gaining power and becoming rich over night.
In actual fact, it is a knowledge, the study and understanding of the environmental influences. How the "Qi" (metaphysical forces of nature) in your residing environment actually affect you. A formula used to enhance one's luck during timely good luck, to achieve the best possible benefits and to prevent and minimize losses and misfortune during untimely ill luck.
It is just as simple as that. Feng Shui is a very practical application to allow one to live in harmony with the environment, to achieve the best possible benefits.
Think of it this way. Life is always full of up and downs. Just recall. Haven't you been in the situation where you were so close to achieving things, to achieving success but somehow with a twist of luck, lose it? And nevertheless, experienced times of extreme ill luck, failing in whatever you do? To explain, everyone will goes through a period of good luck and ill luck in his or her life. This is the law of life. Whether you are rich or poor, a Chinese or European, you can never run away from this change of luck. Haven't you seen many rich who bankrupt over night while some poor unnoticeably become rich and wealthy?
It is always one's action that is behind his or her success. Are you one who always complains about your ill luck but done nothing to help yourself? Opportunities are always there. It is just a matter of whether you know how to grab it.
Many people have this misconception that Feng Shui brings wealth and windfall. This is very wrong. It is rather about opportunities; making use of the understanding of the law or nature and life to effectively help you make the most of chances to achieve success and wealth.
Now, life is fair to everyone. In the path of life, everyone will have his time of good luck. Feng Shui is there to help enhance on it, bringing about positive influences to better your success. And during time of ill luck, to help minimize losses and misfortune to allow you the opportunities to turn things over when yours good luck eventually arrives. With a comfortable and calm environment, surely you will have the best of health, wisdom and strength to meet the challenges in life, to advance towards success? This is what Feng Shui is about.
And to be talking about Feng Shui, we all know that it is a traditional skill, which originates from the olden China. And to be talking about the olden China, it just can't be helped by many to also think of traditional Chinese Cultures. Hence when Feng Shui is the topic, many would naturally relate it with Chinese Cultures or worse, myths that are passed down from the olden days.
This is a very wrong concept of thinking. Feng Shui is never related with Chinese cultures and definitely any myths. It is never about religion, cultures and needless to be saying curses, ghost or deities. Feng Shui is never a superstitious belief.
In the practice of true classical Feng Shui, there is never the presence of any legendary belief and practices. To better correct your thinking, it is a scientific belief; the wise knowledge of the law of nature. This profound knowledge has for this reason got more and more recognized and today, we can actually see the growth of different schools of Feng Shui practices. But whatever differences in Feng Shui practices there may be, the correct Feng Shui application revolve around the basic principle of life - The relationship of the 5 Elements, which bring about the formation of this Universe. They are the Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. All forms in this Universe belong to either one of the five elements and are in one way or another, mutually affecting one another, which in turn affect our life. This is an ever-going cycle in the law of Nature.
Feng Shui is a formula, which cleverly work around the law of Nature.
Based on the philosophy of the productive and destructive cycle of the five elements, the application of Feng Shui help to incorporate one's astrological element accordingly; to be in harmony with the surrounding, bringing about beneficial gains.
Now if you truly understand Feng Shui. Feng Shui is never about placing of objects and items. It is never an interior decoration. Remember, in the law of nature, a stone is just a stone and be it a gold or silver, they are just metal etc and that is it. Think about it. Do you think a fake plant and a real plant can bring about the same influence? If you are destined to meet a mishap in this life, do you think by simply placing an object in your house, you can just avoid things?
It is rather about location, direction and time, knowing how the "Qi" (the metaphysical forces of nature) in our residing environment affect us. Knowing how to harness the correct "Qi" into your residing environment to aid you. Now, if you are destined to meet with some calamity in your life, you just have to face it. But with the correct application of Feng Shui, you can minimize these misfortunes. Making use of the positive "Qi" in your residing environment, you can improve and enhance your life destiny and luck. Instead of meeting with a grave accident, getting away with some minor ones.
And note. Different people react differently to the "Qi" surrounding them. What may be positive for some may just be negative for you. There can never be a standardized one for all Feng Shui formation. And why is this so? Because everyone is born at a different time which mean having a different personal astrological element. For example, if your personal element is Fire, do you think an influence of Water element will benefit or harm you?
Understand also this. The world is always moving and changing with time. In life, you can never have the best of luck all the time. Just like when there is day there is night, when there are times of good luck, they are times of ill luck. This is the basic principle of Yin & Yang.
Over different period of time, your residing environment though remain unchanged will undergo influences of both good and ill luck too.
Correct and true Feng Shui helps to manipulate these influences for you to be able to meet and handle these ever going changes; to allow you to wisely and efficiently face the challenges in life to achieve wealth and success. And this is just how helpful and practical Feng Shui, a tool is.
Feng Shui is never a superstitious belief. It is a profound skill used to manipulate the metaphysical forces of nature to help enhance one's well-being, the art of living in harmony with the nature environment.
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