Three Special Tips For You
I find that many students when they first begin their feng shui practice have difficulty knowing just where to start. This is not surprising considering the number of formulas and plethora of information available today from books and on the Internet.
When practicing formula feng shui a proper compass should always be used…and any good western style compass will be fine. Here are 3 tips suggestions that will help you…
Tip # 1 – A Camera or the Naked Eye?
A good way to start is always to look carefully at the external surroundings of your home or apartment before going into detail about what must be done inside. The best way to do this is to use your camera because the pictures you take will reveal many interesting things and show your home from all angles…you’ll be surprised at how much the camera picks up that you might have missed.
Begin by taking a picture standing inside your main door looking out – so you photograph what is facing you and your front door directly. Examine the photos and look for poison arrows – objects that could be sending harmful and hostile energy (shar chi) towards you. Once you have identified them, you can take the proper steps to deflect or dissolve them using the 5-element theory.
I cover this theory very thoroughly in my online course “Practical Feng Shui For Modern Living” as well as in many of the books I have written on feng shui. The Chinese believe everything in the universe is made up of five types of chi or energy – earth, water, wood metal and fire that interact with each other in a destructive, exhaustive or productive cycle. Once you understand these interactions you are able to manipulate the energy and the manifestation of good luck and bad luck in and around your home or apartment.
Tip # 2 – Beware of the Dangers Of Intangible Energy Too
Here is special feng shui tip for you – it’s something that many students aren’t aware of and fail to recognize, even those who have practiced feng shui for a long time. Obstacles and problems can be caused by hostile structures… but they can also come from invisible, intangible energy… like negative chi from unfriendly or hostile neighbours.
Learn to “tune into” the flow of chi… and as you stand at your main door looking out try to feel if the energy coming at you is benevolent good sheng chi or harmful killing chi. If someone is sending hostile energy your way on a regular basis it can be devastating unless you take the proper steps to dissolve it (again using the 5 element theory). So, while feng shui requires technical calculations, it also requires good judgment, common sense and intuitive skills.
Tip # 3 – Remember That Things Always Change
No matter where you are in your feng shui practice it’s always good to recheck your surroundings on a regular basis as things can change quickly outside your home or apartment, which may go unnoticed and begin to cause problems. Develop your “feng shui eyes” and remain constantly alert to any changes in your neighborhood and immediate surroundings… especially if your prosperity luck has diminished or illness has set in. Check rooftops, new buildings and roadways, the street lightning and of course anyone or anything new and unusual in the vicinity.
Yin Spirit Formation and What You Can Do About It
Yin spirit formation is the build up of yin energy – it could be the result of lack of sound or movement of any kind in a room or house – like an abandoned building for example. Darkness with no light at all is also another cause. Silence causes the energy to become still and unmoving until it literally “dies” and then creates bad feng shui for the surrounding area.
When the energy of chi “dies” and yin spirit formation sets in, it will attract wandering spirits who are happy to take over the space and they will guard it jealously. These wandering spirits are what cause houses to become “haunted” and they only fear Enlightened Beings or Cosmic Protectors.
So, if your space is suffering from yin spirit formation you may be encountering accidents, people falling down and breaking their bones, more sickness and all kinds of unexpected problems and obstacles.
The best antidote is regular cosmic cleansing of your space, which will cause yang chi energy to rise and to become strong. You can do this with the cosmic cleansing of sound (singing bowl), offering incense, or with puja offering prayers (this is the best way because it calls on the Protectors and the Buddha Deities for help). If your office or building is severely afflicted it’s best to call in a Taoist or Buddhist master who knows how to perform the necessary incantations and offerings to generate the sacred energy needed to counter the yin energy buildup. Then you can continue to do the cleansing rituals yourself going forward.
Take a look around your home today to make certain there are no corners or unused rooms where yin spirit formation could begin to accumulate. And here’s some good news…it does take a great deal of abandonment for yin spirit formation to become serious. That being said, you should take steps to guard against it…and even storerooms should be aired out once in a while.
Now if you renovate or repaint your home and add some of your own positive energy it will get rejuvenated quite quickly. Painting, banging, constructing – all these things will attract fresh yang chi energy into a home. That’s why when you’re looking to purchase a home and it’s undergone a good remodeling it always feels very fresh and lucky because spiritually the energy has been renewed. Keeping lights on is another way you can replenish energy quickly.
Please be aware of possible yin spirit formation…especially if things have turned for the worse and take the necessary steps to rejuvenate the yang chi energy of your home as quickly as possible. Practicing regular cosmic cleansing is a highly effective antidote to destroy stagnant energy and yin spirit formation.