Feng Shui

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Things are forever changing.

Our bodies change, our life changes, and our environment changes.

Feng Shui is a way of looking at our homes, our current situation, and the changes that are taking place, so we can be organised and well orientated, live in harmony and accentuate the positive.

The core of this philosophy is set out in the Chinese Book of Changes, also known as the 'I Ching'.  This book underpins Feng Shui, acupuncture, and many other aspects of Chinese philosophy. 

The I Ching provides a way of looking at the current situation, the changes which are taking place, and identifying appropriate personal action.

In essence it is very simple.  The universe is a great unity.  At another level, this unity is made up of two great principles, yang and yin.  Yang and Yin manifest in such forms as summer and winter, day and night, male and female

The original meaning of Yang was 'the bright side of the mountain', and Yin, 'the shady side'. 

In the Malvern area the hills run north-south, and during the day the sun swings round from east to west. The east side is Yang (bright) in the morning, but may be shady (Yin) in the afternoon.

The I Ching moves on from the simple division between either yang or yin, to a mixture of the two.  The different mixtures of Yang and Yin present at any one time describe a particular situation. 

There will be some yang and some yin present, at all times.  For example, morning is a yang time, a time of new starts and rising energy, but an winter morning might be not as yang as a summer morning. 

Spring is the time of new growth, and the birth of plants and animals, a yang time.  But not everyone is born in the spring. I was born in the morning (yang), but a morning in the autumn (yin), showing that there is always a mixture of yin and yang.

Within this dance of Yin and Yang there are three main elements to Feng Shui.

Energies that come from 'above'
These include changes through time, the seasons, the passage of night and day, and other, longer cycles.  The study of this sequence and its impact is usually referred to as Chinese Astrology, and is closely linked to the I Ching and all other aspects of Feng Shui.

Energies from our immediate environment
These include the ways we are affected by the shape of the buildings we live and work in, and our local environment and landscape.  This includes the traces people leave behind.

Energies from the Earth
The earth is undergoing constant change, including movements within the molten core and continental drift.  In addition there are geological fault lines, underground water courses, and much else which affects us.  

Energies from the earth can be detrimental or beneficial to us, and dowsing is used to detect such energies so that they can be transformed or enhanced.  In the west this is usually referred to as 'Earth Energies', or 'Geomancy', which includes the subject of  Geopathic Stress.

Other information on Feng Shui can be found via the Feng Shui Society.

Ced is an accredited member of the Feng Shui Society and has served on its governing body.  The principles of Feng Shui are used for the benefit of clients in the consultations which Ced provides.

Feng Shui consultations take place in your own home, and are sometimes combined with other interventions.