Often times I meet a client and they know a few Feng Shui tips and tricks. For example, they strive to always keep their toilet lid down. This is great, as I know they are ready to jump into this project with both feet. This also proves they understand how a small adjustment can make a difference.
Unfortunately, it sometimes stops there, and people often think Feng Shui is simply just tips and tricks. Yes, there are countless little adjustments you can make that can improve your space. A teacher once described Feng Shui as a TV antenna. “Just the slightest adjustment, can make a huge difference”. However, it’s important to know that there is a rhyme and reason as to why you make these adjustments and that the overall goal is to affect the Chi flow in the home.
Feng Shui is ancient knowledge from China that dates back over 4000 years. Its basis is on balancing Yin and Yang and utilizing the Five Element System to direct and balance Chi (energy) flow through your space. Each space and person will respond differently to Feng Shui, so it’s important to look at each location individually and understand each person utilizing the space for best results.
When working with a practitioner they will ask several questions and often have you fill out a questionnaire even prior to arriving. Beyond this, the practitioner will sense the space and discuss your feelings in spaces, your goals and ask questions regarding specific objects and their current placement throughout the space.
A Feng Shui consultant will not make you decorate in Asian décor and will not turn your life upside down. I often find people are fearful of the changes they think they may have to make. However, if they are the right changes, they’ll feel natural and wonderful. After the in-depth discussion the expert can guide you to making adjustments that connect with you and your family on a deeper level. You’ll just LOVE the results!