Feng Shui by Sakura
TV shows like Better Homes and Gardens, Renovation Blitz and Backyard Blitz do it every weekend. For most interior decorators and colour designers, they have an innate knowing of what colours and positioning will suit a particular environment.
The Chinese have a word for this – Feng Shui. Translated literally to mean wind and water it is the science behind how our environment and the way we use it impacts the way we feel and experience life. Many of us think it is an alternate almost religious experience, however, traditional Feng Shui is systematic and practical with the fundamentals based on thousands of years of recorded observations from nature. When put into practice, the results of Feng Shui are amazing – it makes the area feel better and will improve aspects of daily life like financial position, health and general well being.
The origins of Feng Shui trace back almost 6000 years to the first uncovered writings of Yin and Yang and the five elements of Earth, Metal, Water, Wood and Water. In fact, these are the fundamental building blocks of all Eastern metaphysical sciences including Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, I-Ching, Four Pillars of Destiny and so on.
Classical Form School Feng Shui aligns to nature’s structure and order because it is based on the physical forces of nature whereas Flying Star School Feng Shui aligns to nature’s rhythm being the influence of nature’s influences through time and space. If you are in tune with your natural environment and have a sense of protection and survival, then you are going to make good decisions for example on placement of your sofa in relation to the Plasma TV.
Flying Star Feng Shui is for those serious about protecting their health, preserving their income and ensuring lasting relationships and requires a professional consultant to make the best recommendations with lasting results. For those that are new to the concept of Feng Shui and want to get their feet wet, the perfect time to try some basic principles is on entering the property market.
When selecting an existing property, it can become an expensive exercise to hire a Feng Shui consultant on every prospective purchase. It is extremely rare to find an existing building with perfect Feng Shui so follow these tips below to find your home then, obtain a Feng Shui assessment during the cooling off period to help you with your flying stars and recommendations for arrangement of furniture, colours and landscaping so you’re ready once you get the keys.
- Spiritual Shars - scan your neighbourhood to search for buildings like police stations, grave yards, cemeteries, churches and hospitals. These buildings contain dense yin energy which can have a negative impact on nearby homes. If you do purchase or have a home in sight of a building like those mentioned and are experiencing a deterioration in circumstances get a Feng Shui consultant in to make recommendations on how you can remedy or minimise the negative impact of this shar chi on your home and family.
- Protection at your back - the main principle of Form School Feng Shui is you have shelter or protection from the wind at your back and water or open space at the front of your home. In urban Feng Shui mountain ranges or hills that protect you from the wind are replaced with a tall and solid buildings or a hedge of tall trees. Buying on the high side of the road will give you this natural land form and ensure good drainage as well as minimising rising damp and rot over time.
- Prosperity at your front - water at the front can be replaced by a roadway or parking area. Water represents incoming prosperity so anything obstructing the entrance like tall and built up fencing or shrubs will limit the earning capacity of the home. Landscapes where the land is higher at the front and slopes down at the back – like many cliff faced properties may not experience good harmony in the home unless other areas are remedied. In this instance, Flying Star Feng Shui can help pinpoint the problem spaces and minimise the loss in harmony.
- Home embraced by water - Google Earth provides an excellent aerial snap shot of any home. It is ideal to see the curvature of the road. The best situation is to have the road embrace your home from both sides. Homes at large Intersections or at a T junction facing the oncoming road are not ideal. The energy coming into the house is too strong and needs to be pacified or deflected.
- Protection on both sides - there should also be protection on the neighbouring sides of the house. Ideally with the Left Hand Side (looking at the front through to the back) higher than the Right hand side. This can be in the form of neighbouring houses, fences and hedging.
- Feeling inside the home - when you walk into the house, take a mental note of how it feels. Is it spacious and airy? Are the rooms regular shapes? Is this a house you could turn into a home? Small and cramped spaces give a feeling of pressure and lend themselves to collecting stagnant energy that can cause disruption in the household. Large open spaces allows more freedom and the ability for energy to circulate more freely
- Odours in the home - when you walk into the house, take a mental note of odour. Residual odour from previous occupants can permeate throughout the house. If they are warm and inviting this leaves you with a good impression. If the odours are muggy and even moldy, then you know to look for damp, water leakages and having the additional cash to spend on fixing these as well as new carpet and fresh paint.
- Residual energies - house warming parties are a great way to break in your new home. It is traditionally a way to release any residual energy from previous occupants (living and deceased). Many cultures perform a version of house warming, pot banging or space clearing ceremony. Priests can be brought in to bless a house or white sage can be burned to clear the negative energies. Whatever makes sense to you, it definitely stirs up stagnant energy and clears the cob webs. Flying Star feng shui can determine the negative energy areas within your home causing arguments, sickness or misfortune. This same energy would have affected previous occupants which is why ‘space clearing’ in itself is a temporary measure.
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