The Chinese call the essential life force Dragon’s Breath but you’ve probably heard it being referred to as Qi or Chi too.
The Chinese have placed, and still do, a huge emphasis on the importance of controlling ‘Dragon’s Breath’ in architecture and landscapes. There are professionals who find imbalances in the energy and they are very much in demand – not only for domestic buildings but for offices and places of work too.
If there have been a series of unexplained illnesses and misfortunes it’s quite common for a Feng Shui diviner to be named in after all logical explanations have been ruled out. The consultant will visit the premises and use a special magnetic compass with up to 38 concentric rings around the needle. Each ring is divided into special traditional measurements of space and time.
Outside of the building the consultant takes sightings along what are named the veins of the dragon. These veins are raised features of the landscape, such as trees, rocks, water courses etc. In the building the diviner will consider things such as doorways, halls, the directions of the corners etc. All recommendations are carried out with great seriousness.
If it is possible a small garden, properly aligned, is made outside and dedicated to the dragon of the region. Inside a shrine is placed in an appropriate corner to honour the dragon. Both inside and out, images of dragons are encouraged because it’s thought to bring good fortune if you remember and honour the dragon.
Dragons Breath can also become sour or noxious inside of the Earth. Underground running water, fault lines and certain mineral concentrations can all distort energy with the effects felt by those who live above these ‘black streams’.
In the West we call this geopathic stress (GS). There are no scientific methods to detect GS so dowsing is used (both pendulum and with rods). This is a form of geomancy which was practiced frequently until the late 1700s in Europe.
Constant tiredness, headaches, infertility, plus a wide range of serious conditions such as cancer have been attributed to geopathic stress. Geopathic stress doesn’t actually cause illnesses but instead lowers the body’s immune system.
The underground ‘black streams’ can be turned white again by placing an iron stake in the ground where the GS lines occur. This is effectively acupuncture for the Earth!