Everything has an energy field and influences the experience we have. We are always co-creating together from our personal energy to our environment, even cyber space. With each clearing I do, personal or space clearing, I become more sensitive and stronger.
Your energy can stick to other people and their energy can stick to you, which is why its so important to do clearings regularly! Lets say you go to an Indian restaurant, even if its for 5 minutes, when you leave, its inevitable that the smell of the place clings to you. Depending on the place and the garment you are wearing determines how long the scent lingers to you.
In my personal clearings, I clear resistance, spiritual damage, emotional damage, physical damage, energetic damage, and the woo-ji. Then I remove disturbing effects of others and balance your 5 elements of water, wood, fire, earth, and metal. I integrate and ground the clearing before I install energies need for your soul's revitalization.
In my space clearings I check the chi flow and restore it to a 60/40 balance of yang/yin. I go through your space to check emotional distress, geo-pathic stress of faulty waterlines, earth meridians, and negative magnetic fields.
It is important to understand that clearings do not fix anything. It helps remove barriers that have kept you stuck that you sometimes cannot explain. When things are clear, you flow more with the current of the river of life. Sometimes these shifts help you to let go, accept things that must die off so new life can grow. This invisible work is so powerful.
To help you understand "chi" and energy flow, below is what I got from Lissa Coffey from Basics of Feng Shui on "chi." It is my intent for you to understand the energy you carry and how to transform it. All energy can be transformed. I hope you also take time to do whatever clearing you need so more things can flow into your life.
Feng Shui: Basic Principles
For thousands of years people have been aware of energy moving through the universe, connecting everything in it like a huge computer network. What has come to be called Chí (chee) is a subtle flow of electromagnetic energy, which links all things in the universe.
In the Far East the understanding and control of energy flow underlies traditional healing systems such as acupuncture and Shiatsu, as well as martial arts like Tai Chí, Qí Kong and Aikido. The energy has several names. In China it is called Chí, in Japan it is known as Kí (also spelled Qí) and in India it is referred to as Prana. There are no specific words for it in the West, although expressions such as 'atmosphere', 'mood', 'life-force' or 'spirit' describe how it is perceived. In this book, it is referred to as Chí energy.
Chí stays mainly within entities such as human bodies, plants or buildings, but some of it constantly flows in and out and some flows in from other sources. Your own personal chí energy is always mixing with the chí energy around you. In this way you are connected to the immediate environment, and ultimately the entire universe, as ripples of chí energy from far away reach you. Exceptionally sensitive people may be able to pick up advance information from these distant sources in the form of premonitions, visions or telepathy.
The flow of energy from one entity to another is the basis of Feng Shui. The chí energy you take in from your environment influences your moods, emotions, physical energy, and over time, your health. Let's say there is one particular individual who controls the environment. You've seen it happen; the boss comes in grumpy, slamming doors, drawers and telephones. He lets everybody know he's in a bad mood and everyone walks softer, talks quieter and gets busier. But, later that afternoon he lands his big deal and he's popping the cork of the champagne bottle and patting all his employees on the back. Now there are loud voices, laughter and less work being done. Do you see how you would be influenced by this man's positive or negative chí energy? We're always exchanging energy with everyone and everything around us. What are you sending out and what are you taking in?
Chí energy is carried throughout the environment by wind, water, the sun's solar energy, light and sound. It moves in a similar way to these natural phenomena except that, unlike some of them, it is able to flow through solid matter. It flows in and out of buildings mainly through the doors and windows, but some chí can enter and leave through the walls. The name Feng Shui, which literally means "wind-water", reflects the way chí energy moves. The basic aim of Feng Shui is to enable you to position yourself where this natural flow of chí energy helps you to realize your goals and dreams in life.
Buildings alter the flow of chí energy. Their shape, openings and the materials they are made of define the way chí energy flows through them. It moves most easily through doors and windows, so the orientation of a building to the sun and the planets will determine the kind of chí energy that enters it. This energy is constantly changing as the planets move through the sky, so there is a new pattern of chí energy each year, month, day and hour. The biggest changes occur each year.
Features of the immediate surroundings such as water or roads, determine the kind of chí energy that flows back and forth through the doors of the building. In an ideal situation chí energy flows harmoniously through the whole of a building. The design and interior decoration should enhance the kind of chí energy that furthers the goals and desires of the occupants and should exclude or minimize features that hinder them.
UNFAVORABLE CHÍ ENERGIES:
Some situations produce unhelpful types of chí, causing problems for a building's occupants, and even physical or mental ill-health.
Negative Chí: Certain buildings or decorating materials have a negative effect on chí energy; synthetic fibers, synthetic building materials, artificial lighting and air conditioning all add their own artificial chí energy, which negatively influences the chí energy of the occupants and could lead to mental and physical exhaustion.
Stagnant Chí: Slow-moving and stagnant chí is produced by dark corners, cluttered rooms and dampness. They can lead to a slowing down of your personal chí energy, which may cause serious health problems and a loss of direction in your life.
Fast-Flowing Chí: Chí energy moving quickly in a straight line can destabilize the flow through an entire building; so long corridors, straight paths or several features in a straight line should be avoided. Fast-moving chí energy directed towards you could push away some of your own chí energy, making you feel insecure and under attack.
To appreciate how chí energy in the environment influences you, it is necessary to understand how it moves within your own body. It flows through it in much the same way as blood. Along the center of the body are seven concentrations of energy called chakras, which are similar to large organs where blood concentrates. Spreading out from the chakras are 14 paths of chí energy known as ‘meridians.’ These flow along your arms, legs, torso and head. Like blood vessels and capillaries, they take chí energy to smaller and smaller channels until each cell is nourished by both blood, and chí energy.
While blood carries oxygen and nutrients, chí energy carries thoughts, ideas, emotions and your dreams in life. It also carries some of the chí energy from the environment. Therefore, what you think and where you think it will have a direct influence on the cells in your body. The influence of the mind on physical health is well established. Many people have experienced the benefits of positive thinking and some claim to have used it to recover from serious illness. Similarly, it is possible to be healed by moving to a new location. Traveling to spa towns or locations with special healing properties has a long tradition.
Many factors affect the chí energy that comes into your body - among these are food, weather, and the people you are with. In Feng Shui terms, the primary influence is the chí energy of the environment. This includes your home, your place of work, and the surrounding landscape. A building itself also has an influence.
Being in a large ornate building such as a museum or cathedral can be inspiring, exciting and stimulating, whereas a small cozy place such as a cottage, café or bar is more relaxing and intimate. A building's location also helps shape the kind of chí that enters your body. The chí energy in rural areas is different from that in a city, and traveling to other parts of the world also gives you the chance to experience very different kinds of chí energy.
Yin and Yang:
In Feng Shui, opposite forces are called yin and yang. The concept of yin and yang offers a comprehensive way of looking at the world and how it affects you. It makes it possible to adjust your relationship with people and your surroundings so that you can place yourself in favorable, rather than unfavorable, situations. Ultimately, you will be able to use your knowledge of yin and yang to get more out of your life with less effort.
Yang energy is light, high, bright, active, lively, forward and positive. Yin energy is dark, low, inactive, calm, reflective, backward and negative. Opposite qualities compete for space, but too much or too little of anything causes an imbalance.
Inside a room or building, symptoms of excessive yang include an overflow of possessions, people, pets, furniture, equipment, or books. In the kitchen, excess yang takes the form of counters littered with bottles, jars, and dishes. In the living room, it is end tables piled high with magazines and papers. Such a space is taking in more chí than it can expel.
To determine whether you have too much energy in your space, ask yourself these questions:
• Is the space protected from the elements? (exposure to the elements damages the good energy of any space)
• Is the space too bright from excessive lighting or too much sunlight?
• Is the atmosphere loud, hot or noisy?
• Are people packed in like sardines?
If you answered yes to any of the questions, you might have excess yang chí.
Here are a few simple things you can do to regain your balance and peace of mind:
• Close the curtains or blinds, turn off the lights; use spotlights to highlight special objects in darkened rooms; use muted lighting from invisible sources
• Use quiet, cool, dark or secondary colors with still patterns
• Cover, enclose, or contain areas or objects
• Use absorbent, dull, wide-weave surfaces and fabrics
• Add heavy, solid furniture and accessories
• Remove clutter and make empty spaces where chí can flow
When there is an excess of yin, there is insufficient yang and no energy for life. Health, business, love, and every area of life are diminished. It is not a good idea to build or live where chí is weak or inaccessible.
To determine whether your space has too much yin, ask yourself these questions:
• Is the space so empty you can hear your voice echo?
• Is it cold or damp?
• Can you see mold spots, water stains, or rotten wood?
• Is the air stale and smelly because there is no ventilation?
• Is it dark and gloomy?
• If there is a window, is it so dirty that no light enters?
• Is the floor warped or damaged?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, here's what you can do right now to make things better:
• Open the curtains, let in the sun, or turn on some lights
• Use primary, warm, hot, bold, bright, contrasting colors in dynamic and vibrant patterns
• Uncover, open, or dramatize areas or objects with bright or moving lights
• Use reflective surfaces and shiny, smooth fabrics that bounce the light
• Use patterns that run the same way as the flow of traffic
• Add movement. Turn on an electrical fan, hang wind chimes or pieces of fabric where they catch the air
Potential Benefits of Clearings and Feng Shui include:
• Increased Motivation
• Improved Health
• Better Stress Resiliency
• More Harmonious Family Relationships
• Enhanced Prosperity
• New Career Opportunities
• Fame and Respect
• Love and Romance
• Sense of Well-Being
• Feeling More in Control
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