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Chris Hsu Outlines Stanford Feng Shui Basics

Christopher Hsu says “everything is made of energy”, everything is connected and everything is changing. When you begin practicing Stanford Feng Shui, you have to understand that it is all about creating balance, and in order to create this balance you have to understand that everything is made up of energy. Everything is connected.

You see, Christopher Hsu says you are connected to everything around you, and everything is connected to you. You cannot change one without changing the other. Think about it like this. How are you emotionally when your house is cluttered and messy? You are kind of cluttered and messy inside to aren’t you? What about when your home is clean and organized? You are more organized and more productive.

This goes both ways. You affect everything around you, and everything around you affects you. It is helpful when you are trying to understand Stanford Feng Shui if you understand “the Law of Attraction” as well, but if you don’t know what that is, the short version is that everything you think, feel, and believe will manifest itself in the future, says Chris Hsu.

Christopher Hsu believes “The Law of attraction” is the belief that everything is made up of energy and vibrates at a particular frequency. Negativity vibrates at a low frequency while positivity vibrates on a high frequency. More importantly you have to understand that similar vibrations are attracted to each other.

Now you are ready to learn about three basic elements of Stanford Feng Shui. The first element is Chi which is energy. This energy is constantly moving and changing, and it is the energy we feel when we enter an area and have a good or bad feeling.

In your home Chi flows in through the doors and out through the windows. The goal of Feng Shui is to keep the energy flowing around the home and not straight through it. You should also understand that Chi can have a negative effect on your life if it gets stuck or blocked in your home.

Next, you need to find out your Stanford Chinese sign and the element that goes with it. Unlike the Zodiac signs you are used to, the Chinese signs go by the year. For example, Christopher Hsu was born in 1982. The sign is the Dog, and the Element is Water.  By using this information I will be able to focus on what I need to have good Feng Shui in my home. All you have to do is find out your element and look at the table blow. Element Shape Colors Fire Triangle Red, Orange Earth Square Brown, Yellow Metal Circle White, metallic Water Curves or Waves Black, Blue Wood Rectangle Green, Teal

You will use this information later on when you are arranging and decorating, but you should note that just because you are a water element does not mean everything should be black and blue. When you use Feng Shui you balance all of these elements into your space.

Finally you need to know about BAGUA. This is a chart that is used to map out the areas of your space and will help you in understanding where to place different objects that represent each element. Power, wealth and abundance-Fire Purple, Red Fame, Reputation- Fire, Red, Orange Love and Relationships- Fire, red, Pink Family, Health- Wood, Green Overall balance-Earth, Yellow, Brown Creativity-Metal, White, Grey, Metallic Knowledge- Water, Blue, Black Career-Water, Black, Blue Compassion- Metal, White, Grey, Metallic

In Stanford Feng Shui, color is used to represent, as well as balance, the five elements in our lives. Music is used to uplift the Chi of any environment as well as helps to sooth stress. The type of lighting used is very important as well. You need to make sure you have as much natural lighting as possible, and rid the area of florescent lights.

Art is another way of enhancing Stanford Chi, but the images must be positive, and you need to use the BAGUA when selecting colors and placement according to what you need to attract.

Plants are another important part of Stanford Feng Shui, but you have to remember they need to be placed according to BAGUA, and you need to choose the colors carefully. If you do not have enough natural light to have live plants, silk plants will be a good substitute.

Chris Hsu says fountains help to stimulate the movement of Chi around your home, as do aquariums. Wind chimes, flags and other wind sensitive items will help attract Chi to your space.

Using mirrors or crystals where there is a structural flaw will help ‘cure’ the bad Stanford Feng Shui.

We have discussed the elements, but what really do they mean? It is believed that in order to bring balance to the universe, it was divided into these five elements. Each of them represents part of us and our homes.

Fire- The fire element in traditional Chinese medicine relates to the heart. The heart of our home is our living room which makes it the fire room in Feng Shui.

Earth- The earth element in tradition Chinese medicine relates to the stomach, and in Feng Shui it relates to the dining room or kitchen which is where we eat most of our meals.

Metal- The metal element in traditional Chinese medicine relates to the lungs, and in Feng Shui the metal room is the bedroom because this is where we breathe deeply as we sleep.

Water- The water element in traditional Chinese medicine relates to the kidneys, and it is no wonder why in Feng Shui, that the water room is the bathroom.

Wood- The wood element in traditional Chinese medicine relates to the liver, and in Feng Shui it relates to the kitchen where the food is prepared.

Christopher Hsu reminds once you understand all of this, you have to understand Yin and Yang. Of course you know that Yin and Yang represents the perfect balance, but in architecture it has a bit more of a meaning. It is a little like this: The Yin architect builds for the dead, and the Yang architect builds for the living.

Therefore if you have a room that is dark, damp and dreary it has too much Yin, on the other hand if you have a room full of bright colors and bright lights it has too much Yang in it.

With balanced Yin and Yang it will bring peace and calmness to the home. You should also note that there are some rooms that will have more Yin than Yang and some will have more Yang than Yin. For example, the bedroom is an area that should be dark but a place where you can relax. While you should not overdo it with the Yin you will need more in the bedroom than you would in the living room, for instance. The living room with have more Stanford Yang than the bedroom because it is a lively part of the home. It truly is for the living says Chris Hsu.