When most of us hear the words “feng shui," we usually think about moving furniture or decorating. Feng shui and feng shui training was based on thousands of years of observing nature and was used by Emperors to find optimal locations for palaces, burial sites, urban planning and more to maintain their positions of power and authority and to ensure a long lineage for their descendants.
The principles were so powerful that they were kept for the ruling classes and denied to the masses – until the late 20th Century, when feng shui training became available through places such as BTB Masters Feng Shui. While you may not be the next Emperor and the use of feng shui might not seem critical to staying alive, cultivating an awareness of our environment, surroundings and nature can still keep us both physically and mentally safe.
What does it mean to observe nature and how can we use these observations in the 21st century?
Consider the farmer, for example. Before radios, TVs, weather stations and meteorologists, farmers watched the sky, the winds, the animals and all of nature for signals about what would help them bring in an abundant harvest – critical to their survival. It would not be unusual to hear a farmer say they felt a storm coming “in their bones.” What do your bones tell you?
If you would like to further develop your awareness of the impact of our environment or learn how you can enhance your own environments to support you in all you do, go to www.btbmastersfengshui.com to register for BTB Master Feng Shui's Oct 28 one-day intro to feng shui training at the NY Open Center or enroll in our next training program that begins in May 2013.