Today, Feng Shui is widely embraced as a mode for creating a balanced, beneficial living and working environment.
Pronounced “fung-shway,” Feng Shui is a Chinese science that began anciently, some 3,000 years ago. It is a vast composition of principles concerning balance in environmental energies to enrich health and good fortune. Due to China’s agricultural society, soft winds (feng means “wind”) and clean water (shui means “water”) were always synonymous with a successful harvest and continuing vitality.
Yin and Yang
There are many complex ideas that the principle of Yin and Yang encompasses. Among these ideas are harmonious balance, change with consistency, and the idea that all things are interdependent.
Yang symbolizes heat and light ascending—the sun rising in the east. Yin symbolizes descending cold and darkness—the sun setting in the west. Yang peaks at the top, like the sun at midday; Yin is at its greatest at the bottom, as in the middle of night. Within Yang, there is an element of Yin, anticipating descent; within Yin, there is an element of Yang awaiting ascension. This cycle applies to many types of change, including the seasons.
Feng Shui adopts the Taoist principle that an environment is filled with energy and can either promote good fortune for its inhabitants (good feng shui) or cause life to be filled with trials and misfortune (bad feng shui). In Feng Shui this energy is known as Chi.
This all depends on how the five elemental energies—wood, fire, earth, metal, and water—interact. The elemental energies might be harmoniously balanced, or they can strengthen or weaken each other in ways that benefit or harm the environment’s inhabitants.
Feng Shui wind chimes
Wind chimes work with principles of fen shui to bring balance to an environment, and assure that the elemental energies are combined in a beneficial way to encourage health and good fortune.
As with most ancient studies, many aspects of Feng Shui are complex and abstract, requiring years of ponder and practice. However, some principles of feng shui are easier to learn and apply, such as enjoying the benefits of Feng Shui wind chimes.
Feng Shui wind chimes help us to recognize Chi flow, by the sound the wind chime makes. The gentle sound of wind chimes can greatly help to create a positive energy flow and facilitate good Chi. Feng Shui wind chimes can also correct bad Chi flow by masking or covering negative, harsh or dulling sounds in the environment, such as the sound of traffic. Feng Shui Wind chimes can correct these situations and bring balance to a home and to your life.