- Feng what? Feng Shui is pronounced FUNG SCHWAY, and should really be spelled that way. Since it is actually written like this: 風水, there is no need for us to get fancy. 風 means wind and 水means water so it should really have been called Wind Water. At least spelling it phonetically would have been absolutely fine.
- Feng Shui is an ancient far eastern practice of arranging furniture and objects to correct the flow of energy or ch'i - pronounced sort of like CHEESE but without the S - another weird spelling that would make a lot more sense spelled phonetically like this: CHEE.
- One of the most basic principles of Feng Shui is to de-clutter. The beauty of this is that even if you don't believe in the ancient eastern practice, de-cluttering your living space is an excellent idea. Cluttered spaces never look good, not to mention the most important part: if you de-clutter there will be a lot less to dust!
- Despite it seeming quite strange and fantastic, Feng Shui is not a supernatural system or New Age fad. It is an ancient method of bringing improvement and positive energy into your home through universal principles of energy flow. Even cavemen selected their caves based on placement and the environment. I bet these caves were not cluttered either!
- Feng Shui will give you a great opportunity to get rid of garish pieces of furniture or art that might have been a gift from a well meaning, but tasteless family member. Feng Shui teaches to get rid of distractions. It is all about going with the flow and not getting your eyes stuck on a hideous vase or kitsch painting.
On a more serious note, Feng Shui is not just about de-cluttering and having an excuse to throw out your mother-in-law's Christmas gifts. It is a beautiful and wondrous system that has improved lives for centuries. The best place to start would be to consult with a professional Feng Shui consultant in your area and then enjoy the process. Although it is not magical, Feng Shui brings astonishing results.