Feng Shui Fundamentals with T. Raphael Simons
The subject of healing is vast and deep-vast because it takes into consideration a broad range of modalities among which Feng Shui has its place, and deep because it calls for alignment with Spirit or, in Taoist terms, attainment of the Way. The relation of Spirit and the Way is the root of all Taoist arts, most relevantly Chinese medicine and Feng Shui.
This relation, simply put, is as follows: the Great Simplicity of the Way, or the Tao, gave rise to the One. The One, called the Tai Chi, or Great Spirit, gave rise to the Two, the negative and positive poles of existence called Yin and Yang. The interrelation of Yin and Yang causes Chi to manifest as movement. The movement of Chi is cyclical, or periodic; it pulses, or vibrates. It can be seen in everything in nature. In its cycling, Chi gives rise to its five elements (called Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, and Metal) or to five stages of transformation.
The five elements have correspondences in all things, including space and time, the five senses and their objects of color, sound, taste, smell, and feel, the internal organs and parts of the body, and the emotional and mental states. In traditional Chinese medicine, the condition of the five elements in a person's life and health is ascertained by noting the balance of Yin and Yang in the different pulses in the person's body. In traditional Feng Shui, the condition of the five elements in a person's life and health is ascertained primarily by reading the person's Chinese astrological chart. And, as environmental conditions affect the person's Chi, or life force, the condition of the elements in the person's home is ascertained through Chinese compass methods.
The compass and astrological methods, like two sides of one coin, are the spatial and temporal applications of one and the same system. And this system is at the very core of all the Taoist arts. Thus, Chinese medicine and Feng Shui, being Taoist arts, have an identical aim, namely to restore the stream of the person's Chi to the great simplicity of the Way, as attainment of the Way conveys optimum health, long life, and peace.
Chinese medicine and Feng Shui also interrelate holistically. Chinese doctors sometimes take the person's environment into account, as illness is often related to environmental conditions. When a person falls ill, the environment must be readjusted and opened up to let in healing Chi. To find the correct alignment for the person's bed, two systems of Chinese astrology along with their compass methods always must be used in Feng Shui. These are the 9 Star and the Ba Tzu systems. Not only do they indicate the correct alignments for such things as the person's bed, they also indicate the colors which have revitalizing effects on the person's spirit. In addition, the compass methods precisely locate, among many other things, specific kinds of healing energies in the magnetic field of the person's environment.
T. Raphael Simons:
Harmony of House & Doorway
Positioning Yourself for POWER
The Balance of Your Relationship:
Who Goes on Which Side of the Bed?
Spiritual House Cleansing
The Year of the Firedog
The Number 10 in
Peace in Your Home
Finding a New Home
2005 in Chinese Astrology and Feng Shui
Feng Shui and Healing
Mirrors in Feng Shui
Form Methods in Feng Shui
Feng Shui and Recreating Oneself
Interview with a Feng Shui Expert