Originally Posted by Master George on December 2nd, 2007
Feng Shui is a complex, intricate, profound and yet simple art.
Feng Shui is that body of knowledge that examines the impact of environmnent on human fortune.
Environmental factors are often cited as contributory to human health, wealth, succes and happiness. A good environment makes people feelÂ comfortable, at ease and relaxed. This good environment then in turn provides the motivational energy, inpiration and backdrop within which good health, wealth and succes can occur.
A poor environment can create stress, tension and attract conflict.This then can lead to illness, struggle, social disharmony and misfortune.
If you plant a seed in fertile soil, with adequate sunshine and rain it can grow into a beautiful, healthy tree. Plant the same seed in poor barren soil, with lack of adequate sunshine and rain it does not grow and may even die. Humans just like that seed, require a specicfic quality of environment to grow, propser and be happy.
Feng Shui provides the kowldege of what that quality of environment is. If you place human settlement in areas of a high quality environment people thrive, if you place them in poor quality environement they struggle.
Have you noticed that the wealthy areas are really pleasent and beautiful whilst the poor areas are rundown, unattractive and uncomfortable.
Beautiful landscapes provide the qi (pronounced chee) lifeforce energy in the environment.
Feng Shui shows how the position of a settlement in relationship to the landscape, in particular, the hills, mountains and water courses can generate the environmental energy know in Chinese Feng Shui as Qi.
The art of Feng Shui is to align a settlement or building to capture, collect and contain qi. Where qi is collected succes and fortune is found.