Feng Shui (pronounced fung shway), originated in China as many as 6000 years ago. It is not a religion. It is the practice of living harmoniously with one’s environment by balancing the flow of natural energy, called Ch’i (pronounced chee).
Feng Shui is literally translated as Wind Water. Like wind, Ch’i is a force we cannot see directly but we can see the effects it has on our environment. Like water, Ch’i must flow smoothly in and around our environment.
All matter - animate and inanimate - is energy. Modern society has embraced invisible energies such as radiowaves, microwaves, x-rays and wireless communication. It is time to re-acquaint ourselves with Ch’i!
I practice Feng Shui principles from the Black sect Tantric Buddhist (BTB) School of Feng Shui. It was brought from Hong Kong to the West by H. H. Grandmaster Thomas Lin Yun in the 1980s. BTB Feng Shui analysis is done using the Eight Trigram Ba’gua (see illustration below). The BTB Ba’gua is positioned from the entrance (Mouth of Ch’i) and the space is divided into nine zones representing life circumstances.
The life circumstances of the Ba’gua are: