What is Feng Shui and can it really help improve harmony and prosperity in your workplace and life?
Some may dismiss it as ‘nonsense’ – and The Lily White Company won’t try to convince you otherwise. However, it has been around for over 3,000-years and is vigorously practised by the Chinese, the Japanese, in Hong Kong and Taiwan . . . . some of the wealthiest and most productive peoples of the world. But you make up your own mind!
Feng Shui is an ancient art and science dating back some three-thousand years ago, and hails from China. It is an incredibly complex accumulation of knowledge that lays claim to the understanding of how to balance the natural energies of any given space or area, in order to give good health and fortune, to those occupying it.
‘Feng means Wind and Shui means Water.’ – In Chinese culture, these two elements (Wind, as in Air) are associated with good health, thus over time, Feng Shui came to mean ‘good luck’ or ‘good fortune’.
It is based on the Taoist vision and understanding, of what occurs naturally and in particular, that the land is ‘alive’ and filled with ‘Ch’i’ (energy). The Ancients believed that a specific-lands energy could determine the fate of its people. The theories of Yin and Yang, along with the five Feng Shui elements are some of the basic aspects of a Feng Shui analysis that come from Taoism.
. . . But the good news is, you don’t have to understand the principles of Feng Shui – because The Lily White Company, does!
They know that a plant placed in the corner of a room softens the flow of Ch’i and keeps it circulating.
That only appropriate corners of a room should be ‘enlivened’ by such items as a plant. Plants soften the Yang and encourage positive Ch’i to congregate and meander.
At your place of work, when attending a meeting, you should avoid having your back toward a doorway; and the placing of your desk, is of prime importance! Plants near the doorways of all offices – including reception areas – is equally important, to soften the flow of Ch’i.
When a business relies on visiting customers, the attractiveness of the entrance cannot be over-stressed. It should not be cluttered or littered with deliveries, nor should your visitor be able to see into the offices, from the reception area.
Indoor plants can provide the necessary - yet pleasing-to-the-eye - screen, to prevent such intrusion, and to prevent any employee having to sit with their back to a doorway! (Even internal-only doors!)
Not only will our plants improve the quality of your office or workplace but could also add to your businesses luck and prosperity. Give us a call today to see what we can do for you - 01495 618003 and speak to Megan.