The link between our environment and senses

The goal for the feng shui master and her client is to arrive at a cohesive existence, not only for living in a space, but for the environment as well.

by Joy Abrams —

In feng shui, the Tao is an ongoing preoccupation of the feng shui master. It simply means in Chinese terms, “the way.” The Tao, or way, reflects an imagery-based manner, a deep value of the Oriental culture. It is our reason for being here and belonging. It reflects our life experience on this earth.

Some of the questions posed to us based on the Tao are: Am I on the right path? Do I feel a sense of belonging on this path? Within the feng shui perspective of belonging, other questions emerge: Is this building right for me? Does it answer my life needs? Does it help in the realization of my aspirations? Do I feel connected to this place that is my residence or office? Do I feel tense here or have no sense of belonging?

The goal for the feng shui master and her client is to arrive at a cohesive existence, not only for living in a space, but for the environment as well. The two should be congruent. To understand this better, think of the relationship that exists between a building and its exterior environment.

Think of the shapes of the exterior façade and its surroundings, along with the interior rooms and the objects that make up the rooms. Think of the outward appearance of the environment, its materials, colors and smells. Each composing piece of our environment, as experienced by our senses, contributes to our life experience.

The task is to evaluate whether the whole supports its reason for being and if it offers a sense of belonging. A significant link must exist between the environment and our senses. Often, the feng shui master must adjust this link with her client, according to the needs of those who work or live there.

 

Joy Abrams, M.A., FSII, is a feng shui and yoga master and an international author who gives feng shui consultations. 602-791-5223, www.aaafengshuiandyoga.com or www.empowermentwithjoy.com.

AzNetNews, April 2011.

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