Feng Shui – What is it?
Over 3,000 years ago, Chinese farmers established a religious science that developed out of Taoism called Feng Shui (Fung Shui), meaning wind water. Feng Shui is a belief that by living in harmony with nature and adjusting our homes, businesses, and yards to adapt to geological alignments to physical elements, we will be healthy, wealthy, and wise. It is also called geomancy, a form of divination.
Feng Shui teaches that there is an energy called Qi (or Chi) flowing throughout the universe in lines, sometimes called meridians or channels. It claims to balance the Yin and Yang in the environment. It resembles astrology in some aspects.
While it is very sensible to live and respect the laws of nature, Feng Shui takes it further. Good fortune and quality of life are enhanced by surrounding ourselves with things of beauty. Dish fountains with trickling water soothing to your ears, are just one of the characteristics of decorating according to Feng Shui. These types of items will enable us to be more peace-loving and kind. If we envelop ourselves with symbols of death, contempt, and indifference towards nature and other people, we will corrupt ourselves.
Feng Shui – Who are the experts?
The experts of Feng Shui decorating call themselves masters. They search out your land for the supposed five elements and two energies, such as chi and sha. Claiming to detect metaphysical energies, they give direction for the optimal flow of power and liveliness. Architectural elements of your home are designed according to the master’s planning and design. A considerable monetary fee is expected for the rendering of this service. People who have money to burn are attracted to this phenomenon to enhance their lifestyle and social status.
Colleges and universities lecture on the aspects of Feng Shui as a design option. Classes are offered for turning your garden into a wellspring of good energy to surround your home with “good luck.” The masters’ abilities include restraining “wizards and magi” that inhabit the structures and landscape. The doorways of your home need to face a certain direction for the best flow of chi.
Feng Shui – New Religion or Scam?
Feng Shui has become another New Age type of energy scam. These “masters” charge high sums of money to redesign penthouses and mansions. Corporate America also uses Feng Shui to improve their employees work production. This leads to an affirmation of this belief as having substance and value to your lifestyle.
The mind of man has a desire to be the creator of the goodness around him. There is pride in humankind that does not want to believe in one, true, living God as our Creator. We do not even want to be accountable for our own actions, which is where Feng Shui errantly leads its followers.
Harmonious relationships with others can only be brought about by a character change within our self. Love, joy, and peace is only available through God. A statue in the yard will not give you any of these emotions.
In the countries where Feng Shui still has a foothold, the belief has become riddled with superstitions and unverified notions. It is taught in university curriculum as a scientific principal for architecture and city planning. Hopefully, the academia will not ignore the laws of physics in favor of metaphysical principles. Rules of structural soundness should always prevail to ensure the safety and well-being of the inhabitants.
Feng Shui is a false religion made up by man to feel as if he is in control of his life and destiny.
Colossians 2:8 says, "See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ."