Speaking about the principles of the teachings of Feng Shui, it is impossible not to consider in detail such a fundamental concept as the “theory of qi energy.” After all, the doctrine of Feng Shui itself is based on the practical application of this theory.
Qi is a word that has several similar meanings: “life energy”, “life force”, “vitality” and simply “spirit”. But no matter what meaning is used, the essence of the term qi remains unchanged.
Speaking of qi, they mean life energy that fills absolutely everything living on Earth. These energy flows circulate in the body of a person, animal and plant, filling them with the invisible force necessary for existence and growth, and helping to overcome the negative impact of the environment.
Qi theory teaches that energy also pulsates along the surface of the earth, located in water and air currents flowing in different directions. It is present in the thickness of the earth’s crust, filling itself with voids, and creates a kind of energy halo outside our planet.
Interestingly, different countries have their own terms for life energy. Probably, someone has already met this concept, studying Indian philosophy. In it, universal universal energy is represented by the word “prana.” In Japan, it is called “ki”. In Hawaii, talking about the overwhelming vital energy, the term “mana” is used. As for the philosophers of Western Europe, they preferred the concept of “vitality.”
The comprehensive qi energy is nevertheless divided into several components, each of which covers one of the aspects of human existence and the surrounding space.
Thus, there is:
Speaking of heavenly qi, we mean the energy of the sky, planets and stars that make up our universe.
Natural qi encompasses the energy of natural phenomena, as well as the one that fills plants, animals, birds and other living creatures that inhabit the Earth.
The paths of energy flows spread across planet Earth. The meridians of its following, according to ancient teachings, are called “dragon lines.”
According to the opinion of feng shui masters, how close qi is to the surface of the earth determines whether the land will be fertile and rich in vegetation.
And, on the contrary, where the flow of energy passes far from the earth’s surface, the earth’s layer is usually dry and barren. An example is, say, the Gobi Desert, the Sahara or the North Pole – places where qi lies extremely deep.
Public qi is the energy of a people, nation, or one or another community of people.
Home qi is the energy circulating in a house, filling its walls, objects and things inside, all that is used by people living in it.
And finally, human qi is a person’s personal life energy. It revitalizes our body, makes us move, perform certain actions, desire to reach the heights and achieve our goals.
In the human body, energy, according to the teachings os ancient medicine medicine, with which the philosophy of Feng Shui is closely connected, flows along certain routes or, in other words, meridians. In oriental medicine, doctors believe that all the systems of the human body function only due to vital energy. If its entry to various organs and systems is violated for one reason or another, the work of the circulatory, lymphatic or nervous systems, the condition of the muscles and bones of the skeleton, respectively, deteriorate.
All these components in one way or another have an impact on people’s lives, filling us with a certain force, which either moves towards the goal, helping to overcome obstacles, or makes us fall into a daze, making us lethargic and apathetic.
We cannot influence some aspects; we can only accept the flowing energy flows, whether they are positive or negative. It is a question of heavenly, natural or social qi.
As for human and domestic chi, these are precisely the types of energy that can be influenced. In this case, the effect of interconnection takes place – energy affects a person, and at the same time, a person is able to influence energy, increasing it, strengthening it, letting it go along a different path and, as much as possible, changing the force of impact on oneself and others.
Qi, as can be seen from the above, is by no means static, it can take various forms, becoming positive, negative or stagnating in one place, without giving up and not taking energy from the surrounding space. What qi will become, how it will affect a person, and how harmonious his connection with the world of things, objects and phenomena will depend on many factors and, above all, on how freely the flow of energy can circulate, if there are any obstacles in his way .
In addition, the terrain infrastructure, the location of the building according to the cardinal directions, its appearance and filling objects, the material from which they are made, and even colors, smells and sounds are of great importance, all these details must be taken into account, trying to organize your life as harmoniously as possible and create the most favorable conditions for the development of their potential. In case of non-compliance with one or more conditions, the energy balance is violated, both in a person’s home and beyond, affecting people’s lives and hindering their prosperity and spiritual comfort.
Many probably more than once faced with a situation where they felt a certain discomfort in the rooms, made, it would seem, flawlessly and taking into account the recommendations of specialists. People do not stay long in such rooms, preferring simpler ones to them, without much sophistication.
Usually in such cases they say that this is the power of habit, or simply people have not got used to the new situation. But, as a rule, the problem here is not only this. Most likely, the rules of energy distribution are violated in this room, as a result of which negative qi excessively affects the inhabitants of the room, suppresses them and causes a feeling of discomfort. Often this problem is solved quite easily: you should move this or that piece of furniture to another corner or replace it as well as arrange indoor flowers in the room. Thus, negative energy will cease to accumulate in one place, and domestic plants, especially lush ones with bright, juicy leaves, will not only revive the situation, but also absorb negative radiation. In a particularly gloomy corner, you can hang a mirror or change the lighting. Even inveterate skeptics will not deny that,