Several years ago the study and implementation of the art of Feng Shui hit the mainstream. Many were fascinated by the amazing changes that utilizing Feng Shui could accomplish, and it’s true – Feng Shui is a wondrous, beautiful, and an art.
But along with the publicity, there were a few ideas bandied about that were not quite right. Here are five Feng Shui myths that are about to be exposed:
Move Your Furniture Around and Your Life Gets Better – Those who have taken only a cursory glance at Feng Shui often think that by shuffling around your chairs and sofas, you can create all the good energy you need. While this is partially true, the fact of the matter is that Feng Shui is much more complex than this, and simply moving your furniture around isn’t enough to bring in good energy. Speaking of good energy . . .
It’s all About Good Energy – Again, this is one of those myths that has some truth to it. While it is true that Feng Shui can help you create and maximize good energy in your home or workplace, there is another side to things – the bad or negative energy. Like Yin and Yang, they both go together and you can’t have one without the other. It is just as important to eliminate or minimize the negative energy or “chi” in your home as it is to create the positive.
Red is a Lucky Color – Yet again, we have a myth that has some truth to it. In Chinese culture, red is considered to be a very lucky color. Gift envelopes for Chinese New Year are red, for example. But in the art of Feng Shui, red connotes the element of fire, and fire must be used very carefully. In the wrong location, it can literally “burn” off all your good energy or cause disagreements and anger.
You Need Lots of Stuff – This myth actually has little basis in truth. Often, people think that in order to implement Feng Shui principles in their homes, they will need to buy a lot of things. While you do need to buy some items, one of the main tenets of Feng Shui is that clutter must be removed so that it does not block good energy. Because of this, a lot of Feng Shui is about clearing out space and getting rid of things, rather than buying a lot of new things. Even the things you do buy must be used sparingly and carefully.
Interior Design – One of the biggest myths about Feng Shui is that it is all about decorating and interior design to make a place look good. This is absolutely false. Ignorant people often dismiss Feng Shui as frivolous and unnecessary, but it is very powerful, indeed.
As you can see, there are many myths about Feng Shui, and these are not the only ones. The more you learn about this ancient mystical art, the better you will realize what a powerful affect it can have on your life.
BIO: Michael Schnipperingis the founder of of Feng Shui at Work. He is committed to the true art and science of Feng Shui. Over the years his Feng Shui practice has taken him to various parts of the United States, Germany, France, Spain, Colombia and Argentina.