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by Robin Vinci
photos by Dave Zajac
Herald Press, April 9, 2000
Your environment can effect the way you feel and react.
That is the basis of the ancient Chinese art Feng Shui, which balances and harmonizes energy in the home and work place to enhance health, wealth and happiness.
According to Susan Pildis, a Feng Shui consultant based in Cheshire, small changes to your home or work can improve your success and happiness.
"Surprisingly, if you look around the very room in which you are sitting, there will be many clues about the life you are creating for yourself," Pildis said. "From the simple act of hanging a picture to the placement of a large piece of furniture, our subconscious often plays a role in how we arrange our environment."
Feng Shui dates back thousands of years and is
built around the basic tool of the art known as
bagua. Bagua divides space into nine energy
patterns corresponding to a chi. Chi is energy that
pervades all life and exists in nine forms:
2. Water (the flow of your career)
3. Heaven (friends and travel)
4. Thunder (your extended family or mentors)
5. Lake (your children or the child within you)
6. Wind (your abundance)
7. Fire (your reputation)
8. Earth (your romantic relationships)
9. Tai Chi (pulls from areas that affect your health)
Ideas to help incorporate chi into your home include removing clutter around entryways and hallways, clearing drains and leaking faucets to release energy, and replacing burned out lights so your energy is not depleted.
According to Pildis, the tools of Feng Shui improve your relationships, increase your sense of well-being, develop creativity and openness to opportunities, improve your ability to focus, increase your productivity and enjoyment of harmony, and balance in your home and work environments.
"It began thousands of years ago with things
being done in an exact way. It has developed
and increased it's scope,"
Pildis said. "It's not
just the space, it's the way people use the
Owner Barry Gordon and Lidia Gray confided in Feng Shui consultant
Susan Pildis to
help them create a soothing and comforting atmosphere that
would attract people.
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