your Life with Feng Shui
by Lise MacLean
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an interview with Feng Shui expert, Dayile Egyedy, Halifax)
Shui (Chinese for wind and water) is the oriental art of placement
in the home or office. The ultimate goal of Feng Shui is to use
the natural elements of the earth to produce harmony and once
harmony of energy flow is obtained, individual wellness results.
Our home and office reflects our lives. We can use placement as
a tool to decrease our life stressors and to improve our wellness.
As we work with it, we see that it is a healing process that is
fun to do. Experience the power of Feng Shui by trying the stress
"cures" mentioned below.
is a direct relationship between what is in our mind, our life
and our home. Our homes shape our lives. If our lives are "STRESSING
US OUT!!", and we want to reshape our lives, we need to `reshape
‘ our home.
is a basic application of Feng Shui touching only on the flow
of energy and placement of objects as they relate within a given
area or bagua. There are 9 areas or quas within a hexagon shaped
grid. For further simplicity, we will express the bagua as it
is found in the Magic Square. There are nine areas within the
square, each with a number which represents a corresponding area
of our lives.Improve the flow of energy in each area or qua and
we improve or destress our lives.
Square: The Baqua is a reference tool used to identify the life
stations in the home. Our home, every room , office, desk, table
etc. can be divided up into a magic square.
entrance of the home that we use all the time is our front door
and represents our life journey. If the front door is in the center
of the wall of the home, that area represents our career (1).
If the front door is to the left in that wall, the area represents
our education (8). If the door is to the right, it represents
travel, mentor (6) and helpful friends. We also enter each room
or desk top at the front door. So, the far left corner is the
fortune and blessing(4) qua and the far right corner is the relationship
(2) qua and so on as laid out by the Magic Square.
stress in our lives -The very first step is to clear the clutter.
It disrupts the flow of energy and it confuses the mind. Anything
that we have not used in the last six months needs to be put in
the garbage or sent to the second hand store and the rest goes
into orderly storage within a closed space. Get rid of all broken
things, ie. broken mirrors because they lessen our wealth. Clutter
will produce much stress on us. Keep our living environment clutter
free so that the energy of the home can flow freely. Clutter will
clog thinking, cause depression and money difficulties as well.
look at the mid-left wall of the home - the health (3) direction.
Place plants in this area to give vitalizing energy or chi. Place
plants, incense or essentials oils here. Create a comfortable
area here; sit in this area and do enjoyable activities: meditate,
read, relax and healing will take place. If the bathroom is in
the health (3) direction, place a pottery bowl of course sea salt
on the toilet tank; change it before it darkens as it will turn
black. Place round beach stones at the base of the toilet tank.
Keep the bathroom door closed. But with the door closed, we need
to keep the energy flowing so, place a small (4 inch) round mirror
on the bathroom door. Drained and Unable to cope We will feel
drained and less able to cope when we have a plant in the bedroom.
So, remove it. No water, water beds or pictures of water should
be in the bedroom either for they cause us to feel drained, lessen
our sex drive and our wealth as well.
Unfulfilled - We all have a gift or talent and it can lead to
true wealth of happiness through the exercising of our gift. This
will give us a sense of fulfilment. When we use our gifts/talents,
we give out energy and then get an immediate return which gives
us happiness. Feng Shui will help us to find our path of what
we are meant to do - in our lives - in a profession.
Problems - Place a hanging, living plant in the far upper corner
(4) of the home. Use purple and something made of wood ie, a wooden
frame; use an African violet and/or a purple ribbon to enhance
the energy in this fortune and blessing corner.
in or lack of a loving Relationship - Place two long red candle
sticks (in two pottery candle stick holders) in the fair upper
right hand corner(2) of our home. Also in this room, place two
red pillows or two red hearts. Place something resembling the
sun, stars or moon. Place a picture or statue of a couple in a
sexual embrace. Place an ornament of two animals who partner for
life and who are not `wild', ie. a pair of lovebirds, ducks or
dolphins. For couples or partners, hang pictures of the two.
with Children - Look at the right middle wall (7). Place plants
here. Who is in power? When we are sleeping, we need to have our
feet facing the front door for power and command.
distress - As we work with the energy of the home, and as its
flow of energy improves, our spiritual path becomes clear.
problems - Look at the entrance of our home. Is the energy blocked
by a stair case? For a narrow entrance, place mirrors in it to
widen the area. Place a fountain there to get the energy moving.
A fish aquarium is good to do the same also. If the entrance is
a split entrance, it creates energy confusion. Where the energy
would go down, place wind chimes above to bring energy up. Keep
the colors happy, and bright. Have a picture of an aeroplane going
up into the air, hot air balloons going up or birds with their
wings pointing upwards.
a mirror at the bottom of the stairs to expand. On the side wall
going up, place birds there with their wings going up. These will
help the work area and put us on a path of correction. The front
of our homes should also be well kept and look inviting.
problems - Remove their pictures or put a plant beside the picture
for healing of our relationship with them. Burn incense.
much to do - We need help from family and friends. Look to the
right by the front door(6). Place pictures of people you admire
here and pictures of travel or luggage.
are more advanced Feng Shui practices that may enhance our health
and decrease the stress in our lives. Feng Shui is a methodical
process to connect with your environment ( earth energy) By recognizing
this, your life path becomes smoother. I believe that Feng Shui
helps each of us understand the life path. Once you feel connected,
you are able to " weather the difficult times" and accelerate
the good times."
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