What is Feng Shui
Feng Shui is the change in the position of furniture and objects in the room to restore life harmony. The Chinese in ancient times noticed that chaotic atmosphere in the room leads to troubles in life, they believed that everything should be perfect so that people could live a full life. But as in Russia, few people believe in Feng Shui, it is rare to meet someone who is versed in it. Of course, there are many good people, but they take a lot of money for their services, and given the fact that the majority of Russians do not believe in miracles power of Feng Shui – it popularity is extremely low. People think that charlatans earn money for those who believe in miracles, but do all people who practice Feng Shui, doing useless thing? Actually this is not so.
Feng Shui in Chinese language means – wind streams. The word “Feng” means “wind”, but like “Shui” means “flow”. There was this doctrine for a very long time, about 960-1270 year. In Feng Shui strongly influenced by Chinese philosophers, they did not believe that people are Central to the earth. Philosophers believed that there is nothing stronger and more important nature, and man must be part of it. Despite the fact that they shared the forces of nature into four parts, they still thought of her as a unified whole. In understanding philosophers have four essential elements:
Shu – the proportions of the Earth and the Universe.
Qi – the breath of life.
In the manifestation of nature in different forms.
Based on these elements, calculations were made, Chinese sages took into account the position of the stars, the terrain and time of year, but for what purpose? This was done in order not to create a cemetery. The earth can’t take a dead man anywhere, and if she did not accept it – he became a Ghost and could not find peace. It prevents to live to his family, so there was this mysterious doctrine as Feng Shui.
The five elements of Feng Shui
Around 3,000 years ago the Chinese were divided nature into components: metal, wood, water, earth and fire. All of these substances and forces represent the events on earth. The forces of Yin and Yang is the interaction of the five elements. Regular elements are mixed, destroy and recreate each other, while there is a strict sequence of these actions. Fire creates the soil, after which the water forms a metal, metal creates water, the water then feeds the tree that lights up and the circle repeats. The result is the following loop: fire, earth, metal, liquid, wood, and fire again.
Then begins the cycle of destruction elements, but as it looks? First, the tree is causing harm to the earth, because the roots deform the earth, then the water is absorbed into it and extinguishes the fire that destroys metal, and then the metal chopping wood. The result is a cycle: wood, earth, liquid, fire, metal and wood.
In this case, each element has Association with human senses, time, year, color, emotional state, and so on. For example, metal is associated with autumn and white, and the fire in the summer and red. Water represents winter and the color blue, and the earth is brown and fall. Also there is a connection with the internal organs: the liver is responsible the power of trees, hearts – power of fire, the stomach – the power of the earth, kidney – water energy and light energy of the metal.