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Feng Shui and Your Health
As I continue my sharing of feng shui and teaching classes, one of
my most popular classes has been "Feng Shui and Your Health". Amazing,
huh? Because of the popularity of this subject here in the USA, I
wanted to share a little with you all, globally . . .
As we know, feng shui means wind and water . . . the 'flow' of
things. We see a lot of definitions that state that feng shui is the
Chinese art of placement .... A lot of times I get a "huh?" on that one
... I smile and say, "you know . . .where you put your stuff!"
In the movement of our stuff in our homes, we change the energy so
it flows better and walla ~ life changes come about! Okay, so, Jan,
please tell us something that we don't already know! Please keep
reading :) . . .
Our spirits have a house too ~ it's our body. Our bodies are where we "really live"!
So doesn't it make sense that if we REALLY want to make some major
changes in our lives that we need to pay attention to how the energy
flows in and through our bodies? Ahhhh.....feng shui!
In feng shui we directionally align ourselves to manifest the most
auspicious chi (energy) and how it comes (flows) to and through us. We
align ourselves in these ways to manifest our heart's desires and to
improve our lives.
Applying this directional alignment medically we begin looking at
how negative or blocked chi (flow) may manifest disease, whereas,
positive and proper chi (flow) can manifest health.
As we look at the history of Traditional Chinese Medicine, dating
back nearly 5,000 years, acupuncture is based on the belief that as chi
flows through the body, it maintains all of its functions.
The flow of the chi through our bodies is predictable, in that the
chi flows along meridians or pathways governing our different organs,
organ systems and our physical condition. Utilizing acupuncture
stimulates the chi at designated points along the meridians that
balances the flow of chi in our bodies.
In Chinese medicine and Feng Shui the dynamic duo of yin and yang
are ever present in the essential life force of "chi"! Without yin
there would be no yang and without yang we would not know yin . . . the
all of nature contains a balance of yin and yang. Therefore, when the
body's balance is upset illness results!
We are in the midst of a worldwide health crisis and disease knows no boundaries!
My heart is encouraged as I watch the philosophical boundaries
between East and West diminishing with the realization born that the
ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine of the East and the modern
medicine of the West are "complementary" likened to the "tai chi" of
In the words of the ancient sage, Lu Tung-pin:
"The human body is composed entirely of essence, energy and
spirit. If you do not cherish your essence and dissipate it recklessly,
it is like pouring water into a cracked cup. Instead of filling the
cup, it will leak away until it is depleted to the last drop. If you do
not cherish your energy and dissipate it carelessly, it is like putting
incense on hot coals and continuously adding fuel to the fire until the
incense has burned to ashes. If you do not cherish your spirit and
dissipate it indiscriminately, it is like setting a lamp out in the
wind unprotected and letting the wind blow on the flame until it is
In Taoist tradition essence, energy and spirit are the Three
Treasures of Life. We are all blessed with these Three Treasures . . .
what we do with these treasures is up to us!
"The body is the temple of life. Energy is the force of life.
Spirit is the governor of life. If one of them goes off balance, all
three are damaged. When the spirit takes command, the body naturally
follows it, and this arrangement benefits all Three Treasures. When the
body leads the way, the spirit goes along, and this harms all Three
Wne-tzu Classic (first century BC)
"You cannot change the direction of the wind but you can change your sails to still reach your destination"
Which direction are you headed . . . you can still "change your sails" for health!
I wish you health, longevity and discovery of spirit!
Have a HAPPY & HEALTHY Day!
Abundant blessings of peace,
"Simply" all about Feng Shui!