There is a Chinese proverb that says “First, Destiny; Second, Luck; Third, Feng Shui; Fourth, Virtues; Fifth, Education”
It is interesting to see that a healthy environment (Feng Shui) is placed before Virtues, and Education.
But what does each of these terms mean in the ancient Chinese sense?
- We think of the word “destiny” as “fate,” but that is not the meaning of this word in Feng Shui.
- We think of “luck” as “chance,” but this is not what the word luck means in Feng Shui.
- We equate “virtue” with “morals,” but in Feng Shui virtue goes beyond ethics.
- We see education as an accumulation of information, but in Feng Shui education is seen as a tool that should have no other purpose than to “create Heaven on Earth.”
See the graphic below to learn the full meaning of this ancient Chinese saying:
Destiny is your Potential – what you came to do in this life time. This is your pact or contract with Heaven. This includes the things you want for your own enjoyment and spiritual advancement, and things that you came to do for others.
Luck is the state of your human energy field, or aura. When your energy is good, good things happen. This goes beyond positive thinking or using the “law of attracion.” This is about raising your chronic vibration by taking good care of your mind, emotions and body. destiny-luck-feng-shui-virtues-education
Feng Shui is the art of being in harmony with your environment, so your environment supports your life and your goals. If you do not put love into your spaces, your spaces become unable to love you back. When you imbue your home and work place with love, you create an environment where you are surrounded by love and encouragement. Have you taken a look at my consultation services and programs lately? If not, click here.
Virtue is being in alignment with the designs of Heaven. Heaven loves and supports life. When you act in integrity, you take steps to improve your life and the lives of those around you, while being good stewards of the planet. After all, environmental care is Feng Shui at a larger scale.
Education allows you to create Heaven on Earth. Every day ask, how will I help create Heaven on Earth today? Before embarking on a new field of study ask, “Will this help me create Heaven on Earth?”
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