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By Michael White Ryan

The essence within the principals of Feng Shui was deliberately shrouded in mystery, so as not to unveil its true nature, a powerful and empowering resource of the simple and complex knowledge of all that is, the past, the now, the future.

The term connection and energy abounds among today’s standard average conversation. And yet fifty years past I can remember standing in living rooms speaking with arms outstretched moving wildly about “the universe” and “the we”. Feng Shui has many components, the three main being. MAN, EARTH, UNIVERSE. So what is FS (Feng Shui)? Well, it’s an educational system based on proven knowledge to help mankind understand the surrounding energies that have a constant influence on human behavior. This takes into account, the landform, buildings, people and time.

Make no mistake, this is a system that allows and empowers any individual to take greater control over the challenges and results we engage, as we travel this life-path. How we struggle or survive depends on those choices we make. When one chooses to listen to recommendations from (1) a positive external source (2) from your constantly guiding intuition (3) and observational reasoning. It is then, with knowledge, we have control over changing any existing destiny, into a transformative life-sustaining happy environment. In order for humans to understand their possibilities in life, the five elements of WATER – WOOD – FIRE – EARTH – METAL plus the terms YIN and Yang were introduced. These five elements plus our dualities are the very foundations of who we are!!!

Feng Shui is not a religion, that’s just empty gossip, never was and never will be. It’s a resource of complimentary observations by highly intelligent scholars and scientists. Unfortunately, these days we are lead to believe our observations are not real, hence the controversy around the total misunderstanding of Feng Shui here in America. Balance and harmony belong naturally to everybody and within every home and business. Life is all about having success stories and the lessons learned for the next elevated level of living. If we increase our successes, then you could say, your luck has expanded.


When and where did all this FS stuff begin? Everyone has a tale to tell, but in the future, I think we will discover that its origins and time of birthing is thousands of years older than the informed 4,000 years. There exist many schools of thought, all starting with the same 5 elements and Yin Yang. Wording can be confusing, for example (dragon can have a referred meaning in many ways) could be male, mountain, intuition, location and so on. Any consultant worth listening to will be able to read their Lou Pan. This Chinese compass is like a large dictionary, it contains all the information needed to help in accessing the conditions of a building and calculating the required recommendations.

How does FS benefit me? What are the areas in life that I can expect. Opportunity comes dressed in all shapes and sizes, such as finance, relationship, personal leadership, well-being, quality of life, peace, energy, career, success and and and!!! How does all this come into being? If the universe is a living breathing entity and I breathe that universe into my body to live, then I am in a relationship with the energy which sustains all existence. The explanation is often given as wind and water, a metaphor of how energies from the earth and sky move and where they exist. A definition hidden in the symbolism of words.

Yin and Yang play an important role in everyone’s life.

I am not talking about the separation definition often given over to the negative/positive. Think of this pair as actors, always playing a different role in life and often changing characters, just to create some amusing fun into life’s mysteries. Today you are a quiet Yin and tomorrow you are a noisy Yang. Gender has nothing to do with it, we are all equal in this game. Also added to the mix are our human qualities of sight, sound, smell, taste, touch and that 6th sense better known as intuition.

Boy, are we ever connected!!! Without any understanding of these connections and there are thousands upon thousands all bundled into one. In constant motion and repeatedly in a game of changing chairs, it’s no wonder all the confusion, as we have never been taught to grasp another idea that could be as big as the universe.

Feng Shui is in a constant upgrade as new translations from often hidden ancient texts are uncovered. Once we get into, whole-concept mode of big picture thinking, it’s much easier to grasp the magnitude and broad aspects, where FS can be enjoyed, helpful and it’s many offerings...

1. it is the essence of life itself

2. understand the complexity of human existence

3. design a home that supports and encourages opportunities

4. evolve a consciousness that is aware to foresee consequence before decision

5. be of respectful mind, the endurance in an endless acceptance of the self

6. the ability to empower any business

7. wellbeing on all levels

Now as the story unfolds, we arrive at the beginning. As a new page emerges, our taste of life is renewed.

Blessings to one and all. michael   

Michael White Ryan is a co-founder with his wife Pamela Edwards of Language of Space. They are leaders in sustainable business growth via Performance Design and Performance Code. Sustainable design encompasses both Western and Eastern philosophies including advanced Feng Shui principles, Environmental Design, Buildings,Alternative Health, Business Advisory Consultants and 20 plus years as entrepreneurs. Recognized in the top 100 globally and are Americas Leading Feng Shui Business Consultants.

They are on faculty at CEO Space International one of the oldest business organizations in America today, currently operate in 7 countries and reside in Henderson NV.