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A Feng Shui Perspective on Luck, Fate, and Destiny

Fate, Destiny, and Luck are subjects that have fascinated me for as long as I can remember.

I’ve spent hours upon hours pondering questions such as…

What are the forces that create and influence life? Is destiny predetermined? What about free will?

This curiosity is my passion and is the reason I am the Feng Shui expert that I am today. I have over 40 years of study in philosophy, religions, psychology, and metaphysics and for the last 20 years, I have focused learning on Feng Shui and Asian Metaphysics.

In my book Feng Shui: Do You See What I See?, I detail the Feng Shui perspective on luck as well as the Taoist philosophy on nature as it relates to one’s Destiny.

Here are some excerpts from my book on the subject of Luck and Taoism.

It is the Taoist philosophy that most resonates with me. The ancient Taoists saw themselves as a product of nature’s forces. They did not see themselves as separate from nature, but as interconnected and part of the entire universe. They believed in the oneness of all things.
Feng Shui is viewed as a method to increase your “luck.” Luck is not seen, as a random event. Luck and chance are completely different. Luck is personal, it can be cultivated.

Both Taoist and Confucian scholars were well versed in geography, but it was the Taoists who saw themselves as a product of nature’s forces. They 
did not see themselves as being separate from nature, but as human beings that were a part of the entire universe. They believed in the oneness of all things. It was the Taoists that spent time observing and recording what they saw in nature. They saw a magical link between man and the landscape. They saw that nature reacts to change and that these changes impact humans. They saw that everything pulses with life and that everything depends on everything else.

Taoists believed that there is an ultimate “reality” of life and an underlying force which connects and unifies the many details and events that we observe and experience in our lives. They believed that nature is the ultimate power and that humans, being part of nature, benefit by following its natural laws. They felt that both individually and collectively, human lives and conditions are determined by these environmental influences and they also act as environmental influences. The Taoists also observed that living outside of the laws of nature negatively affected humankind.

They saw a magical link between man and the landscape. They saw that nature reacts to change and that these changes impact humans. They saw that everything pulses with life and that everything depends on everything else. Taoists believed that there is an ultimate “reality” of life and an underlying force which connects and unifies the many details and events that we observe and experience in our lives.

They believed that nature is the ultimate power and that humans, being part of nature, benefit by following its natural laws. They felt that both individually and collectively, human lives and conditions are determined by these environmental influences and they also act as environmental influences. The Taoists also observed that living outside of the laws of nature negatively affected humankind.

Encoded into each aspect or detail of nature, Taoist scholars saw a “message,” or a type of energy. These messages indicated the best place to excavate, to build and to plant, and where nature should remain undisturbed. They saw these messages as having a sacred quality and that violating them would result in drastic consequences.to respect these messages, the practice of Feng Shui became a powerful tool that enabled people to have some control over these life consequences. In Taoist teachings, the highest goal of human life is to seek balance and harmony with nature, and people should live, work and sleep in natural patterns. These patterns were considered “natural Law”. Taoism theories, therefore, are fundamental to Feng Shui theories.

Tao actually means “Way”. The Tao is “the way of heaven and earth.”
Taoists believed that nature is the ultimate power, and humans, as part of nature, benefit by following its natural laws.  They saw God as the creator of nature, but that God worked in patterns. The sun rising and setting, the seasons, the stars moving in predictable orbits and life on earth a reflection of this. “As Above so Below”.

To relate Feng Shui to
 the Tao, it teaches that since nature is perfectly balanced, a house or structure can cause imbalance unless it is carefully placed. Although every building site has its advantages and disadvantages, some places are only suitable for residences, while others are more suitable for commercial or business uses. Living out of balance with nature eventually affects humankind. (Modern day Feng Shui practitioners point to our depleted ozone layer, global warming, over-fished oceans, pollution, and depletion of soils as serious warnings that we are living at odds with nature.)

Taoism also advocates the “Wu Wei,” which is the concept of knowing when to act and when not to act. “Wu Wei” means “natural action” (the literal meaning being “action without action or effort”); just as trees grow without effort and the sun moves without control, these natural changes are Wu Wei. Thus, in relation to humans, knowing when and how to act translates into ”doing the right thing, at the right time, in the right place.” in Feng Shui, this means that we should work with Mother Nature, not against her.
Cultivating Luck – is, therefore, working with and knowing these patterns of nature.

“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” Marlyna Los

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