Introduction to Traditional Chinese Feng Shui Part 1


To do Feng Shui well, you must connect the occupants to their environment. This is the job of a Feng Shui practitioner, to discover and strengthen the feeling of love the occupants have for their environment.


I personally learned this from Howard Choy in China back in 1998 when I traveled with him exploring ancient Feng Shui sites. His words of wisdom changed the way I practiced Feng Shui for good. I have much to thank him for.


Here in the west we often the translation of the words Feng and Shui as wind and water, which in its literal meaning is accurate. However, when it comes to the practical application of Feng Shui what we are truly striving for is “the assembling of affection”. 


The Chinese have a word Qing which translates as “affection” “love” or “human connection”. It’s written Chinese character expresses two fundamental ideas: Heart and Clear or Pure. Meaning pure heart.




For a Feng Shu consultation to go well and ultimately be useful and provide value, the Practitioner must first create Qing with the occupant. When there is a connection between the consultant, the occupant, and the environment, then chi will flow and change will occur.


In part one of this two-part introduction to Traditional Chinese Feng Shui, Howard Choy expounds on how to connect to our environment and our clients using examples of qing and shi.


If you are a student of Feng Shui and looking for a deeper understanding of the practice I can assure you it doesn’t get better than this. Howard brings 35 years of experience and wisdom to this training. Enjoy!



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