The Concept of Qi

Qi (pronounced Chi) is defined as the energy and generating force behind all things.  Every object and living thing vibrates at a different rate of energy, and it is believed that the rate at which energy vibrates connects all things in the universe.  This is the basis of the theory that you attract your surroundings, and that your home is a reflection of your life up to the present moment.  By changing your thoughts, actions and surroundings you will be able to change your circumstances.

Qi can be defined into two broad groups, Sheng Qi and Sha Qi.  Sheng Qi brings positive energy to a site and is beneficial for health and wellbeing.  Examples of Sheng Qi include fresh flowers, beautiful artwork, peaceful garden, a smiling face, your favourite music, and a cool breeze on a summer day.

Sha Qi is anything that brings negative energy and has the potential to be harmful.  Examples include clutter, bad smells, mould, neighbours' windows overlooking your property and unwanted gifts displayed in the home.  Sha Qi exists everywhere in our environment, and a key to achieving good Feng Shui is to minimize the impact of Sha Qi, if it negatively influences your life. 

These forms of Qi describe the visible energies that exist in our surroundings.  There are also invisible or unseen energies that impact the Feng Shui of a building, and these need to be balanced to create harmony.  These invisible influences form the 'energetic blueprint' of a building, and determine whether the site energetically supports finances, health and relationships.  Negative energies can cause obstacles and harm, much like strong emotions such as anger or grief which are not tangible, yet have an undeniable impact on the human body.  In Flying Star School analysis the priority is to balance these 'unseen energies' as they have the greatest influence on your life.  Qi is influenced by the opposing forces of Yin and Yang.

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