Feng Shui Landscapes Capture Qi
Feng Shui is a complex, intricate, profound and yet simple art.
Feng Shui is that body of knowledge that examines the impact of environment on human fortune.
Environmental factors are often cited as contributory to human health, wealth, success and happiness. A good environment makes people feel comfortable, at ease and relaxed. This good environment then in turn provides the motivational energy, inspiration and backdrop within which good health, wealth and success can occur.
A poor environment can create stress, tension and attract conflict. This then can lead to illness, struggle, social disharmony and misfortune.
If you plant a seed in fertile soil, with adequate sunshine and rain it can grow into a beautiful, healthy tree. Plant the same seed in poor barren soil, with lack of adequate sunshine and rain it does not grow and may even die. Humans just like that seed, require a specific quality of environment to grow, prosper and be happy.
Feng Shui provides the knowledge of what that quality of environment is. If you place human settlement in areas of a high quality environment people thrive, if you place them in poor quality environment they struggle.
Have you noticed that the wealthy areas are really pleasant and beautiful whilst the poor areas are rundown, unattractive and uncomfortable?
Beautiful landscapes provide the qi (pronounced chee) life-force energy in the environment.
Feng Shui shows how the position of a settlement in relationship to the landscape, in particular, the hills, mountains and watercourses can generate the environmental energy know in Chinese Feng Shui as Qi.
The art of Feng Shui is to align a settlement or building to capture, collect and contain qi. Where qi is collected success and fortune is found.
The only substance to collect and contain qi is water, and therefore the most fortunate sites are ones where there is water. It is no coincidence that the most expensive real estate is water frontage. As this is where qi collects, people want to gather, where people want to gather is much sought after, what is much sought after is highly priced.
The texts say
”Qi rides the wind and is retained at the boundary of water”
“Water equals wealth”
Sites that catch the wind are the next most fortunate locations. Mountains form natural barriers to protect a site from strong winds. Strong winds disperse qi. Nobody finds a wind swept plain a pleasant location. Sites that capture gentle breezes are fortunate.
The ideal landform has mountains to protect form strong winds yet captures gentle breezes with abundant water to collect qi.