There are many misconceptions about Feng Shui, so let’s start with the most common ones:
Myth #1: Feng Shui requires redesigning or remodeling, which is a costly and time-consuming procedure.
Fact: Feng Shui can usually be achieved without buying anything additional or changing the layout of your home. Most changes can be made with minimum modification or alteration!
Myth #2: Feng Shui is superstition and that the advice is simply old wives’ tales.
Fact: This is not the case at all – Feng Shui is a centuries-old art and science originated from ancient Chinese studied. Their deep understanding of our interaction with the environment and the flow of energy was applied not only in Feng Shui, but also in traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture and martial arts, and it is still used in the same way thousands of years later.
The Chinese concept of Qi is the basis of Feng Shui (or Chi). Qi means “life energy,” and everything in the world (from physical objects that can be seen and touched to thoughts and emotions) is interrelated and made up of energy vibrating at different frequencies – a manifestation of Qi. This hypothesis is still supported by modern research today! According to quantum physics, the atom – the basic building block of matter – is a vortex of vibrating, radiating energy. Qi is energy, and energy is Qi.
Myth #3: Feng Shui is religious and that you cannot follow it if you are of a different religion.
Fact: Although Taoism embraces Feng Shui, but Feng Shui is not Taoism. There is no deity worship, prayer, or other religious activities involved. Feng Shui relies on the same universal energy concept as yoga, but uses a mathematical model and formulae to determine energy patterns in the home and surroundings. As a result, as previously said, it is also a science. An applied science that provides you with skills to improve your life by studying the workings of the natural world.
Myth #4: Feng Shui is an expensive practice.
Fact: There are numerous Feng Shui settings, and yes, some of them require the purchase of new items. In fact, you can use everyday home decor items that you already have in your home to improve your lucky areas and correct negative energy sectors. There is no need to spend money on expensive luck enhancers.
Myth #5: Feng Shui Is Simply Rearranging Furniture
Fact: When working with a Feng Shui’s consultant, there’s a high possibility you’ll wind up shifting some items around in your home. And, while furniture placement is an important aspect of Feng Shui, it is only a minor portion of the whole.
Feng Shui is concerned with the movement of energy in your environment. It affects how you set up in a place, whether you are in bed or at work. However, Feng Shui is much more than that; it is a practice of connecting with and being aware of your environment. This includes your mind, your body, your home, your land, your community, and the world as a whole.
Myth #6: To become wealthy, you must buy a money plant.
Fact: Despite its telling name, the plant will not make its owner a billionaire. Of course, such a tree in your house would attract lively, pleasant energy and improve the microclimate, but it is simply being unrealistic to sit on the couch and expect a miracle.
Myth #7: Feng Shui is everywhere.
Fact: Not everything in life can be measured and acceded upon using Feng Shui. So, if someone tells you that tying a Chinese knot of red thread around a bundle of keys will bring you luck in business or love, don’t trust them. However, as a decorative addition, such a piece is incredibly useful.
I am astounded by the amount of misconception about Feng Shui on the internet. When you read about something, you should always do your own diligence. Instead, check three or four different sources and compare the information. Also, use your common sense to incorporate your personal Feng Shui into your life. I hope you enjoyed this post and that you do not fall for all the Feng Shui misconception that are out there.