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Building a Green Feng Shui Marriage

August 4th, 2008 · 7 Comments · Green Houston Topics

I am passionate about Feng Shui and Green Building and my goal is to create homes and master planned communities that incorporate the principles of both of these systems for the masses.  It is a marriage between two concepts that has culminated after a lengthy engagement!  For starters, let me teach you how to pronounce it.  Repeat after me: “Fung Schway”.  Feng Shui is the Chinese Art of Placement that is steadily becoming the method of choice for design control. 

 

Feng Shui is an ancient system of aligning a home’s design with the invisible life force known as Chi.  It was practiced in China for over 3,000 -5,000 years, before the Communist regime made it illegal.  It is a tool, that homeowners in America and all over the world are discovering as a way to improve their lives.  In Feng Shui, a home can be divided into nine life areas.  These include our Work, Relationships, Family, Health, Money, Service, Children, Knowledge, and Fame.  When people begin to discover that taking control of their lives means taking control of their surroundings, they are going to need options that include Feng Shui and Green building. 

 

Much emphasis has been made recently among builders to incorporate Green building into their home designs.  In fact, I suspect that pretty soon, it will be difficult to sell a new home that has not been designed with some level of Green building.  However, if a home is built with attention to the “Green” details, but ignores the importance of Feng Shui principles, there will be an ov

erall lack of design harmony and this can lead to all sorts of problems.   

 

You may be asking yourself why “harmony” and balance are so important.  These are two words that start to sound pretty generic unless we add some real life examples to your understanding.  We have to take a step back and consider the impact of how a place makes us “feel” when we enter it.  This is essentially what Feng Shui is about.  Does it feel inviting, peaceful and pleasant or does it make you feel like your brain is being scrambled?  How could your financial success be impacted by one versus the other?  How about your love life or even your health?  If you think that these things are immune to the design of your surroundings, think again. 

 

How does a newly married couple with no debt experience a home that is missing two life areas that relate to money and love?  Two failed businesses and a divorce in less than six years might sound coincidental unless you recognize the impact of the home’s design flaws.  Even though the house was built with the highest attention to energy saving that was available at the time, it was not enough to save the businesses or the marriage of the couple.  My point is that building Green and not fusing it with Feng Shui principles is a mistake.  Divorce and business loss may be on the rise, but the marriage between Green building and Feng Shui is one that is poised to stand the test of time.

 

For more information about Logynn and building homes using Feng Shui and Green building, go to www.greenfusionfengshui.com or call her directly at 281-235-2382.

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7 Comments so far ↓

  • steph

    Hi Logynn, Thanks for the tips on Feng Shui and Green Building. I can’t wait to hear more about how to incorporate the two in to homes. :) Also looking forward to your class.

  • Adrian Morgan

    Marriage is one of the most sacred ceremonies that we humans experience. Being married also gives us happines.,*”

  • Logynn Northrhip

    I could not agree more Adrian! I hope that I am lucky enough to find someone that I love enough to marry again. I think I will. I also think that being aware of the subconscious messages that occur in my home’s decor and layout is a good first step in creating that potential future. My point with this article however, was to create the idea of a symbiotic marriage between two design concepts that can propel us to truly honor our planet and our selves.

  • Sienna Richardson

    Feng Shui is used mostly by old fashioned chinese. I dunno if it really works.,,”

  • Logynn Northrhip

    Sienna,

    You don’t have to believe in Feng Shui for it to be working, but it helps! Have you ever walked into a store and then suddenly, for some reason, felt compelled to leave, even though you really wanted something in that store? That happens when we are reacting to our surroundings on some subtle level. It doesn’t matter if you call it Feng Shui or energy or chi, the fact is that some places just feel better than others. Feng Shui is a tool for the intentional mind. Decide what you want, place your intention along with accessing energy using Feng Shui wisdom, and see what happens. The hardest part is deciding what you want!!

  • Logynn Northrhip

    Hi Alex,

    I think it is more accurate to look at Feng Shui predictions as potentials. When stairs align with a front door, there is a high potential for that to represent a flowing out of income or energy, but it is not necessarily always the case. For my part though, I would never live in a home that had that arrangement!!

    Have you had a personal experience where a Feng Shui “prediction” came true vs. one that did not? Would you care to share it here?

  • Logynn

    Well, I’m not sure what disco lights have to do with an article about joining Feng Shui with Green Building, but the bottom line is that Feng Shui mixed with proper home design and Green building will yield a very balanced and transformative energy for all aspects of our lives!