Feng Shui is an ancient practice dating back over 5,000 years. It is used to balance and harmonize one’s environment in order to enhance good energy flow. It is used to dispel bad luck and attract good luck. Feng Shui brings harmonious energy to one’s surroundings, which enables positive qi (pronounced “chee”) flow, setting the stage for you to enjoy better health, relationships and career opportunities, along with peace, balance and abundance.

There are many different types of Feng Shui and my practice is based on Black Sect Tantric Buddhism, called BTB Feng Shui. Grand Master Lin Yun (1932-2010) described BTB Feng Shui as operating on two levels: sying and yi. Sying refers to external elements such as energy, or qi, of land, or the shape of a structure, or the position of doors and furniture. All of this can have an effect on an environment’s energy flow. While traditional Feng Shui schools place an emphasis on sying, Grand Master Lin Yun added an extra element – the yi – which loosely means a “wish” to the practice of Feng Shui. He saw yi as a blessing of sorts, because this adds the intention of the client, to the Feng Shui adjustment. One’s intention is the added element, which Grand Master Lin Yun saw as a vital but intangible process that reinforces the sying of a space. BTB Feng Shui eventually made its way to the West, allowing it to be relevant in today’s modern world full of technology and its consequential detriments including electromagnetic waves and radon. As in all Feng Shui practices, the ultimate goal is to pursue and create harmony and comfort in our homes or businesses, in order to live a healthy life full of peace, balance and abundance.

Although Feng Shui is an ancient practice with roots in Eastern religious beliefs, it is a useful tool for people of all faiths. You do not have to embrace Buddhism or Taoism to find benefits from Feng Shui. BTB Feng Shui is respectful of all different faith traditions and encourages one’s own belief system to be used in its practice if that is preferred, even if that tradition is one of non-belief in any particular faith. This is important to understand because Feng Shui is not a religion.