When I encounter a work environment, whether an organization, a workshop, school or public place, I am reminded time and again of people’s lack of awareness of the effect that their space has on those within it. The physical environment effects creativity, efficiency, focus, alertness, and more. Neither the workers nor the managers seem to realize that their physical space is like a “container” of knowledge and information, and it has a direct effect on all those within it and around it.
Feng shui design adds a new dimension to space, beyond the tangible. For instance, color is not simply a color as perceived by our eyes, it is also an energetic frequency. The texture of a wall is not just a matter of design, taste or trend, it is the conveyance of pulses of energy flow, or chi – life energy – throughout the space.
The physical space in which your conversation takes place brings with it a wealth of information that is an integral and significant part of the “field of attentiveness” of level 3. Its content influences what is being said, what people are feeling, and even to what extent they are being attentive. Color, placement and style of furniture, the type of structure of the space, and so on – all these influence the subconscious feelings that we “hear” and absorb, and these feelings become an inseparable part of the sum total of what we are receiving.