Meditation & Health #4 – The Wisdom of Feng Shui


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The Wisdom of Feng Shui

Translation by Austin Yeh

Home is the cradle of our mental wellbeing, the place we long for when we want love, joy and peace. Everybody wants to love their home, wishing it to be not just warm and comfortable, but also happy and harmonious. So, what can we do to create harmony in our personal environment?

The ancient wisdom of Feng Shui tells us that people and the natural environment are interconnected and congruent; they resonate with and complement each other. As long as we follow natural law and stay in sync with Nature, Nature in turn will bring us auspicious energy and keep negative energy at bay.

One of the easiest ways to usher positive energy into the home is to apply the theories of Feng Shui. The following tips and suggestions will help you identify sources of negative energy in your home, and provide you with strategies on how to rid yourself of them.

Do Not Display Furniture With Sharp Corners

Furniture with sharp corners creates wariness and tension in the mind. This stress can intensify when children are playing in the home, since they are more likely to be injured when playing near sharp furniture.

Everything has a shape and form which create, according to Feng Shui theory, either harmony or disharmony. Where there is shape and form, there is meaning. The pointy corners of furniture are like the tips of swords, cutting and wounding the energy field. It is hazardous to one’s physical and mental health to fill the home environment with sharp furnishings.

Display Auspicious Accessories in Your Home

In the modern world, it is fashionable to pursue a unique aesthetic in order to stand out as an individual. But refrain from displaying disturbing images, such as skeletons and death-related accessories, in your home just to create something new and different. Remember, every item has its own unique energy field. A skeleton radiates the energy of death and deterioration, which brings negative energy. We should not pursue individuality at the expense of destroying our home’s Feng Shui.

Whatever you decide to display at home, pay extra attention to the implication and energy of objects. A master bedroom that contains objects or images of pornography and fear will have a negative impact on love and marriage.

Similarly, the master bedroom is not the place to display our collection of swords, weapons or pictures of predatory animals such as eagles and tigers. These objects are inharmonious and inconsistent with love and affection. The best accessories to feature in a couple’s master bedroom include those that are consistent with conjugal affection, bliss and harmony as their theme; even better would be to display such objects in pairs, as a couple. Further to this, symbols that invoke the energy of being single, or that appear in multiples of three, are not considered signs of love and harmony.

There Should Be No Junk or Debris Under the Bed

The bed should be open, clean and clear, both above and below. Thus, refrain from storing too much junk underneath. Debris or junk piles accumulate underneath the bed over time, gathering a thick layer of dust. This in turn casts a dark shadow on our mood.

The Bedroom Should Be Tidy

Your bedroom is a mirror of your life: It directly reflects your image. The bedroom – whether of a male or female – should always be kept clean and tidy, especially the closet. Feng Shui theory teaches that fabric attracts positive energy, and therefore a neat wardrobe or closet will naturally bring auspiciousness.

The Room Should Always Be Bright, Dry and Fresh

The door to your home is the mouth of the house, inhaling positive energy, and the windows are the eyes of the house, which channel sunshine. Keep your doors and windows clean, and open your windows as often as possible for ventilation, fresh air and plenty of light. Doing so will ensure your home is bright and fresh.

Try to avoid rooms that are dark, wet and dirty, as they attract negative energy, and people who live in such environments are susceptible to illness. Mold and foul odors draw forth negative energy. Garbage and food waste should be disposed of quickly in order to keep the home smelling fresh and feeling positive.

The examples above are just a few common Feng Shui issues. Feng Shui is actually in tune with the latest research from the fields of aesthetics, ecology, psychology and physics. We intuitively feel the principles of Feng Shui in everyday life. Where we feel tension, irritability, chills, discomfort and unease, Feng Shui teaches us it was likely caused by something inauspicious in our environment. Conversely, when our surroundings make us feel peaceful, we attract positive things.

So far, we’ve touched upon the first half of Feng Shui – the physical aspects of the home. What about the other half? The other half of Feng Shui is more important and impactful; its wisdom is hidden deep down inside the heart and mind. In other words, Feng Shui has as much to do with the mind as it does with the physical environment.

Family Harmony Brings Love and Prosperity

When a family loves and supports its members, Feng Shui theory states that that family is on the path to manifesting even more blessings. It is natural law that allowing harmony to consistently exist within ourselves and in our environment draws the Divine into ordinary life. A loving, caring, supportive and grateful family environment will form a powerful, auspicious energy field that can nurture us and ensure continued flourishing.

Believe in Cause and Consequence

If you follow natural law and the law of attraction, you will be successful. Remember the old saying: “If you plant melons, you’ll get melons; if you plant beans, you’ll get beans.” In other words, as we have all heard countless times, we reap what we sow. Whatever seeds you plant now will eventually grow into something you’ll have to face. Every day, we are planting the seeds of our future blessings, and we will naturally harvest more blessings at the end. People who put forth positive energy possess superb abilities and make great contributions to society. They are capable of conquering difficult challenges, and bringing peace and harmony to the world. By doing small good deeds every day, we cultivate blessings. If we plant seeds of love by helping others in need, our own families will be blessed with love, compassion and good fortune.

A Chinese philosopher once said, “Self-cultivation first, then form a harmonious family, then govern the county and then bring peace to the world.” Self-cultivation is the foundation of our future success and happiness. Cultivating virtue is ultimately much more important than selecting furnishings for the home. Good fortune follows virtuous people; wherever they reside is an auspicious place.

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