Also known as Ch’i, Ki, Prana or Mana. Together with the sun, wind and water it is life, without it we would not exist. It is an invisible force that is around us at all times, it affects our health, wealth and happiness. Try and imagine you are Qi and you are roaming around your home, are there areas that make you want to go faster, maybe in a long hallway, are there areas that make you slow down because there are pieces of furniture in your way or maybe a pot plant outside that fills in a dark corner.
Try and look at your house and gardens as if you were the Qi trying to get around. You need to slow down fast Qi and activate slow stagnant Qi. One of the most popular cures is a faceted crystal sphere; if you use these make sure you keep them clean. I use warm soapy (fairy liquid) water, washing in the soapy water first whilst hanging and then rinse in the clean water and dry with kitchen towel, they come up beautifully. Be careful on those high out of reach windows. Another good test is, stand outside your front door looking out and see what poison arrows are pointing towards you, are there any lampposts? Any corner of other houses/buildings? An end of road pointing at you? Church, police station, prison etc. If there is you need to cure them, you can do this by placing a Ba Gua mirror outside or hang a crystal sphere. These are quick cures, others you can use are more natural, like a tree, pot plant etc.
Sha Qi: also known as poison arrows or killing Qi. As the names suggest this is not good and can be found in:
* Windy unprotected or exposed areas.
* Corners of rooms or outside areas with an inverted corner.
* Places with stagnant water.
* Canals or rivers with sharp bends.
* Corners and edges of buildings.
* Lamp posts.
* Straight lines, long hallways, end of a t-junction, end of a road.
* Dusty and unclean areas under beds, furniture, cupboards, behind radiators, toilets, etc.
* Corner of gardens
* Build up of dead leaves/litter
When sweeping your driveway or patio always sweep away from your door, so you do not bring in any Sha Qi into your home or office.
Sheng Qi This is good Qi; imagine it being a wavy line moving at a steady pace meandering along. This is known as the breath of the contented Dragon and in a nutshell this is what Feng Shui aims to achieve. So if you have a long hallway this Qi will move very fast (Sha Qi) all you need to do is slow it down. Now you could place a crystal faceted spheres in the hallway and this would do the trick, however, (here I go again, I must remember to try and sell you something, and not keep putting you off) I prefer to do it more naturally, place a few items of furniture or plants staggered to slow it down. The same applies to your path leading to your front door, if it is a straight path, try and place pot plants to make it a wavy path.
A lot of people get confused about Feng Shui, it is not just about buying cures from our shop, it is also looking at your home and gardens and seeing where a room or area doesn’t feel right, you can feel and smell Sha Qi, you must of heard the saying about someone looking to buy a new house, “I can tell the second I walk in through the front door if this is the right house for me” this is not just about how it looks, it is also about how it feels. You have the same power to sense this, just open your mind and take a good look round your home this weekend, or better still invite a friend over who has a similar interest and get them to look round your home and do the same to theirs you’ve heard of the saying “sometimes you can’t see the wood for the trees”
** TIP **
Never have a mirror facing your front door, any Sheng Qi that enters will be sent straight back out.
*** “Many people suffer poor health, not because of what they eat, but from what is eating them” ***
Responses to “What is Qi? A valuable lesson.”
1. Brian Jacobs Says:
June 1st, 2007 at 3:20 pm
Love you website and thanks for sharing so much with us, i have followed this site for many years now and always check weekly to see what is going on.
2. Tanya Says:
June 11th, 2007 at 4:39 am
Hi Michael, Hope you are enjoying your trip. I have received a salt lamp as a gift but am not sure if or where to place it as I have heard conflicting stories – what’s your opinion?
3. Michael Hanna Says:
July 1st, 2007 at 10:41 pm
Hi Tanya, Sorry for taking so long to get back to you, i have been away again. I love salt lamps and see no reason why you cannot use it, a good place in 2007 is in the northwest to weaken the #3 argument/legal star. You can also use it in the southwest to enhance the #8 wealth star.
Hope all is well.