We talk a lot about “chi” in Feng Shui. We often translate the Chinese concept of chi into the word “energy,” but it is actually so much more than that. Chi is present in every living thing and in the earth, itself.
According to Feng Shui Master Lin Yun in the book Living Color, different kinds of chi exist:
- chi that circulates in the earth
- chi that permeates the atmosphere
- chi that animates our bodies
The Chi Within Us
The chi within us could be described as our spirit, our energy or our essence. Without chi, we are merely flesh and bones. Chi is what makes us innately “us.” It's how we are still recognizable after 10, 20 or 50 years, even though every cell in our body has regenerated. Our personal chi defines our looks, our personality, and every characteristic that makes us each individuals.
Balancing Our Chi
In Feng Shui, we can use many methods to balance our chi, including meditations, cleansing and the use of colors (in our wardrobe and in our surroundings). When we balance our chi, we our balancing the yin and yang within ourselves.
Definitions of Yin and Yang
So what is yin and yang? Yin and yang are complementary opposites. Yin energy is female. It is dark, contemplative, quiet, and passive. Yang energy is masculine, light and active. Together, they form a whole -- called Tao -- which is literally translated as “the way.” According to Buddhist philosophy, Tao is the way of the universe, the natural order of things.
With this knowledge, you can see why, if your chi isn't balanced, you may feel stuck, depressed, restless, and unable to live up to your greatest potential. You are working against the natural order of the universe.
Chi must flow, unimpaired, through our entire body. It stimulates our brains, our muscles and our organs. It makes us able to move, think, and live. If chi does not flow well to a specific part of our body, we may experience illness or even paralysis there. If Chi cannot flow to a major organ, we may die.
When we are in balance, on the other hand, we feel as if all is right in our universe, which leads us to accomplish the greatness we were put on this earth to achieve. A Black Sect Feng Shui consultant can not only help you balance the chi in your surroundings or perform a space cleansing on your home or business, but can help you balance your energy so that you can achieve the success you desire.