How physical principles apply in Feng Shui
Traditional Feng Shui is not an esoteric discipline based on extrasensory perceptions, nor IS IT a complicated system based on our beliefs. On the contrary, Traditional Feng Shui is a way to act on natural energies, while following the earth’s physical principles such as building dams or canals which will direct the flow of water…
The energies studied by Traditional Feng Shui combine 4 great earthly principles.
1st physical principle : energy always goes the simplest way
The best example of this is water.
Water follows its own path. It does not hesitate or put up a pretence. It uses the easiest available way. And if you need to intervene, it is easier if the amount of water is reduced. When there is a high and outgoing amount of water, it is difficult to stop it, and sometimes even impossible.
A quick example is a rooftop with a hole. Do you really think water avoids the hole or works its way around the hole to reach the gutters ?
2° physical principle : energy never does what we want
The best example here is air.
Air of course uses the 1st principle. It takes the most direct route and it goes everywhere, whether we like it or not.
A good example was given to me years ago, when I began working in A fluids research consultancy. A manager once said to me “think about the way the fluid will use, because the air conditioning is not going to follow the intended destination if it doesn’t follow the easiest route.
3° physical principle : you need to know an energy to act on it
The best example here is gravity.
Gravity applies to everyone without exceptions, and it has required many years in order to understand how it works and how to counter it.
A good example is to watch birds. They use gravity and air resistance to glide and move. It is easier to consider using the physical properties to achieve our goals rather than trying to get them do what we want…
4° physical principle : knowing the gifts and dangers of an energy
The best example of this is nature.
Nature is not just idyllic or dangerous, but rather both. Think about the Yin and the Yang, both are two sides of a same movement, both are essential, and none can exist without the other.
That is why it is necessary to know the dangers and avoid them. But it also is important to know how to receive and appreciate what is offered to us, these small things that make life sweeter.
One day in town, I encountered a little girl with her parents. She stopped in front of a colorful store window, and wanted to look at the pretty decorations for a moment. She did not want to go into the store or buy anyYthing, but wanted only to make the most of the moment. Unfortunately, I heard the parents say “come, let’s go, it is only a decoration, it has no value to us”. I felt sorry for the child, who just wanted to admire the display. But I felt even sorrier for her parents, who forgot that sometimes one can just glance at beautiful things, or smile at someone in the street for no other reason than for its own sake.
In conclusion : and what is Feng Shui in all this ?
The energies studied in Feng Shui work the same way : they use the easiest and most direct path, they do not care about what we want, they do what is in their nature, and they have both lucky and harmful actions.
We need to know them in order to act and make the most of these lucky energies, and to be protected as best we can against harmful energies both in our private lives as well as in our professional workplace or environment.
Will you dare use Traditional Feng Shui to bring change into your life ?
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