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What is Feng Shui

Feng Shui - (fUng schway) is an ancient Chinese art form that has been around since the first Egyptian pyramids were constructed over 4,000 years ago. Those who practice Feng Shui have learned to harmonize the home with the personality traits of the household occupants. Feng Shui masters say that with the mastery of Feng Shui comes a healthier lifestyle, personal wealth, and enrichment of social status.

For the practical home decorator, this may seem like a far stretch between science fiction and reality. Feng Shui principles and decorating concepts are fine additions to any space even if you find yourself on the more skeptical side of the fence choosing not to believe in all of the Feng Shui hype.

What can Feng Shui do for me?

Unfortunately, Feng Shui mastery does not include a guide on how to grow money on trees, or force people to fall in love with you, but it can improve, and will enhance those specific aspects of your life! Feng Shui is not a "cure all" or a solution to all of your problems. Feng Shui is an art form and like all art it must be practiced in order to achieve any kind of success.

Feng Shui is based on good morals, and principles that manifest themselves through the arrangement of furnishings or decorations. We seek refuge inside our homes for protection and privacy. For these two reasons alone, the home should be your most prized possession as humble as it may be.

A Glimpse of Human Behavior

We all have little things about our personality that make us feel ashamed. such things as hidden desires, addictions, or even something superficial like a hole in our shirt might trigger subconscious feelings of embarrassment. And when these triggers fire off embarrassing feelings tend to manifest themselves in our social behavior. We tend to push people away from us when this happens and we all wish to hide personality flaws from the public eye. At an extreme level these manifestations may hinder our growth as human beings.

Your home is no different than your personality. In fact, most people would say that a person's house, apartment, bedroom, or whatever is a window to looking into one's personality. Disorganization and clutter inside of a living space brings out those feelings of embarrassment and the same growth limitations may manifest themselves in the form of hindering the ability to get work done inside of your very own home. The same chaotic household may also have devastating effects on the social life of the inhabitants. Such a home may be seen as shameful and if we are ashamed to bring friends or family into our home, we miss out on that companionship and other social aspects of life that are needed to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The solution? Clean the filth, organize the clutter, and watch your social life blossom.

Just What the Dr. Ordered

There are many more Feng Shui concepts to discover like the example above and applying these concepts to your own home may be exactly what's needed to replace an empty void in your life. As you study the art of Feng Shui you will change the way you look at your home and by changing the quality of your home you are simultaneously improving your quality of life.

Feng Shui - Redefine Your Home

The first step to implementing Feng Shui into your home is changing the way you think about your living space. A home is more than just a place to hang your hat or a place to kill time between social interactions. It is your personal palace. A home serves as your own safe living space where relaxation and rejuvenation take place. Also serving as a place to build and strengthen relationships with those friends closest to us. A home must be a place of safety and stability, standing as a symbol of whom we are as people, your personal belongings, photos, artwork, and all that decorate your home will reflect on personality when outsiders explore the house. A fine tuned home will amplify your favorite activities and may boost productivity if you are working from home.

Feng Shui - Try it out

Reflect back to a house in your life that you really enjoyed being in. This could be the house of a family member or friend that just seemed to have their home in order all the time. It was clean and spacious with an all around enjoyable feel to it. Maybe you can even remember some exciting details about the people that lived there. It's a safe bet that they were enjoyable to be around, fun, exciting, and energetic. Feng Shui can bring this to your own life.

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