Everything seems to have order in life; the building blocks of matter and life or even photons, particles of light, show order. For thousands of years people have sought to understand correlations between their understanding of the flow of energy, or Chi, and their surroundings. This energy can be called in many different names: qi, ka, ki, shakti or prana, great spirit, etc.
How can we know there is good energy in the building? Your feelings will show it. If you love where you are, if you feel good there, you must have good Feng Shui. The words “Feng Shui” translate to wind and water, representing how energy flows throughout your home and life. It explains how this energy affects our surroundings, lives, businesses, and how we can harness it to maximize its benefits. The principles of Feng Shui describe how the flow of Chi seems to react to certain aspects of your surroundings.
- If we want to improve the flow of qi, life force energy in our home or at work, or in our school building, ideally we would look at the following to have healing and supportive energy, to meander and swirl around, nourishing and lovingly attending to each part of the place.
- If you imagine water or air, this is similar to the flow of qi. Sometimes they say Feng Shui is the art of placement.
- The main gateway to your energy is the front door. Everything relates to the wall where your front door is located, regardless of which part of the wall or direction the door opens.
- In Feng Shui, your Skills and Knowledge corner is located on the far left corner from your front door; just to give an example of one of the areas.
- When improvements are made to the Knowledge Corner of your surroundings in combination with improvements made to the complementing areas, you can impact what you know and what you can do.
- Elements of water and colors are also of great importance. Water elements such as; fountain, pool, aquarium, represent good fortune and abundance in all areas and how well it flows and circulates in your life.
- Some colors represent cheerfulness, happiness and optimism (yellow), others like resilience and stability can be anchored with brown, or values of support, loyalty, and strength are associated with rusty orange colors.
- Feng Shui is all about energy, and light is the strongest manifestation of energy, so it may be important to make sure there is plenty of light in the building as well.
- The Feng Shui earth elements (wood, water, fire, earth, metal) represent stability, foundation, health, and the basis of life.
- When you think about being grounded, centered, and healthy, you are thinking about earth element characteristics. The earth element is mostly calming and supportive Yin (receptive) energy.
- It relates to how we care for ourselves and others, nourishing our health and relationships, and how we connect to the wisdom of a higher power.
- By looking at all the individual areas of a building or structure, we can see how we affect and are affected by the Chi that flows through the segmented surroundings. Chi needs to reach every part of your surroundings by first going through many of the other areas.
- If we plan our surroundings wisely using the above mentioned elements, we can achieve harmony and balance so that energy flows naturally
- A further refinement on energetic concepts is developed at http://www.bioarchitects.net/, where we see that materials and design can be synergized into structures that promote growth and development of biological entities in both plant and animal kingdoms.
- This is called Bioenergetics, where advanced physics and principles of toroidal implosion are applied to structures in order to create forms that truly support optimal energy flow within living beings, creating a dynamic living environment for health and growth.