What Is Feng Shui?
A Brief Summary of Feng Shui
Feng Shui dates back to 4,000 years ago when the early civilizations in China were choosing burial sites for their ancestors. Their quest to find the perfect resting place for all eternity involved working intimately with the heavens and the earth, and the realities of the surrounding terrain.
Although Feng Shui is not primarily a Buddhist religion, it does carry Buddhist values and philosophies into the mix.
“Live and Let Live” is a positive way to think.
While Traditional Feng Shui relies on a compass, The Black Hat Sect (AKA Black Sect Tantric Buddhism-BTB) is an amalgamation of many influences.
The BTB school of Feng Shui looks at the immediate environment and the chi (energy flow) influenced by many factors of modern life; tall buildings, freeway structures, power lines. This Sect is also unique because it takes into consideration physics, psychology, architecture and design in its Feng Shui analysis.
BTB Practitioners look for the changing dynamics of chi by examining the immediate surrounding exterior landscape, conditions of nature and the roads and neighbouring structures. This extends to the actual building design and interior room shapes, angles, colours and placement of furnishings.
Within the buildings, we look at Nine Areas of your life (Ba’gua) and how the Five Elements support or weaken those areas.
Feng Shui actually starts with the activities in your neighbourhood. All the day to day activities in the city can affect your home and property. The main door to your home or business is extremely auspicious. It is referred to as the ‘mouth of chi-energy’.
Finding balance and harmony in your life requires a look at all Nine Areas of Life: Career, Family, Wealth, Health, Fame, Relationships, Creativity, Helpful Benefactors and Knowledge.
To make a change, you will need to change something in your environment. In order to find the auspicious properties in each Life Area, it is recommended that you discuss your individual needs with a qualified feng shui consultant.
GO TO this interactive work sheet: Nine Life Areas for self-evaluation.
You can then identify areas that need the most attention.
What is a Feng Shui Cure?
A ‘cure’ is a remedy, a solution of logical, reasonable and rational intent to move or redirect the negative energy into a positive form. Sometimes referred to as an ‘enhancement’, a ‘cure’ could also represent intention to change or redirect something that has the potential to ‘go bad’. A suggestion to use such reinforcements can be offered by the practitioner as insurance for the situation.
You can be proactive with feng shui; reinforcing areas before any crisis comes your way.
Or, you can wait until the crisis comes your way, then call me. It could take a little longer to recover with this method.
There are 9 different types of mundane cures. These are Tangible Cures that you can see and each has its own particular qualities and uses.
- Bright or Light Refracting objects: mirrors, crystal, lighting
- Sounds: wind chimes and bells
- Living Objects: Plants (real or man made), flowers, aquariums
- Moving Objects: mobiles, windmill, whirligig, fountains
- Heavy Object: Stones or Statues
- Electrically Powered Objects: air conditioner, TV
- Bamboo Flutes
- Colours: personal dress, home décor, tangible items
- Other: The cures are increasing and changing to address new issues
If you are uncomfortable with any cure/enhancement suggested, we can easily implement another choice.
The cures that are referred to as ‘Transcendental’ or ‘Subliminal’, are difficult to see right away. It is a feeling, or a change in the chi-energy, that starts the process of change.