Key Definitions

Feng Shui
“Feng Shui is choosing, designing and building the safest and most suitable living and working environment.” It is never-changing and ever-changing. It has fixed principals (never-changing) yet it also has tools, designs and methods that are augmented and updated (ever-changing) with the passage of time and further accumulation of knowledge. Feng shui progresses and stays attuned to changing needs of geography, building technology and society.
– Grand Master Thomas Lin Yun

The animating force that inhabits all things. Changing the environment (earth Ch’i) can improve a human’s Ch’i.

An eight sided (octagon) template or map derived from the I-Ching. There are eight life situations associated with each section which are identified as: career, knowledge, family, wealth, fame, partnership, children and helpful people. Organizing your environment with this tool can improve your circumstances, smooth out your energy and garner opportunities for success in your terms.

“To restore to health; recovery from disease. Something that corrects or relieves a harmful or disturbing situation.” Feng shui cures are used to remedy an environment that lacks enough vital Ch’i (energy). This may be stuck or stagnant chi or energy that is moving too quickly. Some cures adjust energy by moving furniture, attract positive energy with sound, like a water fountain or draw your attention to a particular spot by shining a bright light. Energy can also be manipulated or maneuvered with other types of objects. For example: a mirror can expand a view that is too confined, it can bend a corner or give a glimpse of something that cannot be seen from frontal sight.