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What is Ch'i?
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Ch’i, vitality or life force, and loosely translated by westerners, as
energy, are words used throughout feng shui books. In feng shui ch’i is
expressed or interpreted through the ambiance of a room or space. More
succinctly, we experience ch’i through our five senses. We see and respond to
color, shape, form, and pathways. We experience ch’i through aromas, both
pleasant and not so pleasant; through touch, smooth, textured, painful, hot or
cold. We experience ch’i through taste---sweet, sour, dry, spoiled, and, through
sound---loud, soft, obnoxious and so on. As we interact with our surroundings
the role that ch’i plays deeply influences our feelings. Many things such as the
color of the wall, the pattern on a fabric, the density of the furniture and the
pathway through the room all dictate the vitality of a space. And the level of
that vitality is what dictates how we respond. Just like the speed limit and
exit signs on the highway provide us cues on how fast we should travel or when
to change course, so does the ch’i expressed by the elements in a room dictate
how we respond in a space.
Constantly in motion, the ch’i of nature follows cyclic patterns that reveal the
process of transformation. Seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting and touching
affect our vitality, which is directly connected to our moods. Adjusting the
amount of stimulation each of our senses experiences transforms those moods
accordingly. The following table is designed to help identify elements you can
add or subtract to engage the senses for experiencing the ch’i in your space.
Types of Ch’i or Vitality:
Depth of field pictures
Absence of Visual Stimulation
Fabric at a window
Wall paper pattern
Absence of Movement
Absence of Scent Or
Absence of sound
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