Feng Shui (pronounced "fung schway") has been practiced by people of Chinese descent down through the ages. The practice of Feng Shui combines ancient Chinese wisdom with traditions of the Chinese culture and provides guidelines to be used for different situations or aspirations. Feng Shui is not a religious practice - but a mystical art. I like to think of it as an "applied science" as well.
When studying Feng Shui, one learns the importance of how positioning objects in the home or business can create a harmonious atmosphere. Depending upon each individuals goals, one may focus on certain areas of their life - such as family harmony, prosperity, marital bliss, good health, etc. In Feng Shui, these are called the Eight Life Aspirations. They really all go hand in hand with each other and one should not be excluded in favor of others.
Through my studies, I have learned that one cannot have "tunnel vision" when practicing Feng Shui. One must look at the big picture - and then work your way down from that. For example, it is important not to just focus on the primary goal you are aspiring towards. It is important that you create harmony in your total household and encourage positive chi (energy) to flow. By focusing on just one area of your life you want to enhance, you can be disturbing the balance and harmony of chi. For this reason I will give hints and tips in my newsletters on creating total harmony - not just enriching your life in one area.
Learning the guidelines to Feng Shui can be very complicated. Thus the reason why successful Chinese business owners will hire a Feng Shui Master to help design the layout of a business property in order to ensure the success of their business. Feng Shui is also becoming very popular in the United States as people are seeing very rewarding results by utilizing Feng Shui techniques.
Being in the accounting field most of my life (prior to that was a teacher) I greatly enjoy the analytical side to Feng Shui. Two of my most important tools I use in my home are my compass and my Pa Kua (Bagua). I recommend that anyone interested in achieving a balance in their homes by utilizing Feng Shui techniques have these tools on hand.
I hope you will find this site useful for information and reasonably priced products that will help you achieve your life aspirations as you begin to Learn About Feng Shui!