Making Sense Of Feng Shui

Feng Shui is not about place, it’s about the human being, say its advocates. It’s based on who and what the person is.
Nancilee Wydra smiles from the top of the stairway leading to her Gathering Room. She’s strategically placed significant art objects and framed jackets of the numerous books she’s written on “Feng Shui.”

According to Nancilee Wydra, author of eight books about Feng Shui, the concept offers eight emotional benefits: personal empowerment, a positive future, strengthened relationships, a clear and dynamic legacy, expressing compassion, strong positive self-image, culling wisdom and gleaning the best from your personal past and health in physical, mental and spiritual areas. “If this seems like a tall order, consider that this is the desired benefit of most self-help areas. To be our personal best, to be free and unencumbered from strife and to feel as if we can live joyously with ourselves and those we love,” she says.

Feng Shui, meaning wind and water, is based on the concept that every space has an invisible energy, also called Chi. By being allowed to move freely through use of color and the placement of objects, say Feng Shui advocates, Chi has a positive impact on both animate and inanimate objects.

Interior Feng Shui is concerned with the arrangement of furniture, the orientation of doors and the placement of rooms so that personal energies dance in harmony and symmetry with living and work spaces.

Read the entire article in the March 2002 issue

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