Feng Shui and Young Living essential oils - Our windows are called the "Eyes of the Home" and these "Eyes" are very important because they allow beneficial Chi into our living spaces. So keep them clean and clear as these impact the way you view the world and you don't want to miss out on any "Window of Opportunities" that are waiting for YOU!
Try this mixture: 1/4 cup vinegar, 2 1/2 cups water, 1/2 teaspoon liquid dish soap and 5 drops of Young Living's Lemongrass essential oil. Easy! 'Clearly' a good idea! ;)
Supplies needed to make your Bagua (Bah-gwah)
*Your Floor Plan
*White Paper 8.5 x 11
Examples of Female Celebrities that use Feng Shui....
– Brooke Shields
– Sharon Stone
– Courtney Cox
– Donna Karan
– Andie McDowell
– Gillian Anderson
– Oprah Winfrey
– Ellen Degeneres
– Julia Roberts
– Jerry Hall
Businesses that use Feng Shui....
Corporate Offices & Towers: Trump Tower New York City, Wall Street Journal, Telus, Merrill Lynch, and Coca-Cola.
Hotels: Hilton, MGM Grand Hotel, Bellagio Hotel, Caesars Palace, Mirage Resorts, Casino Niagara and Cosmopolitan
Banks: Bank of America, Royal Bank of Canada, Citibank, HSBC, Texas First National, Mutual of New York, Guaranty Trust Bank of England, Chase Manhattan and Standard Charter Bank of London
Corporate America speaks out on Feng Shui...
BMO Bank of Montreal will celebrate the grand reopening of its newly renovated branch at the corner of Dundas St. and Spadina Ave. in Toronto. The new branch has feng shui design.
Coca-Cola head-quarters in Atlanta uses Feng Shui in their offices, and have reported an increased in profits and employee efficiency.
The Body Shop founder Anita Roddick freely stated that her headquarters and shops around the world had been designed using the principles of feng shui.
Did you know....Black Sect Feng Shui is the most HOLISTIC and common sense schools and approach used to enhance one's home or one's business space in North America.
The Bagua (pronounced Bah-gwah) is essentially the Feng Shui map that is superimposed over the plan of your property, home, individual rooms, each floor of your home, desk or office. Correct placement of the Bagua is determined by the location of the front door or the entrance way into your home, business or room. This means the actual front door that the builder intended you to enter your home through, not the door from the garage.
Everything that happens in life can be placed into nine life situations. These life situations are represented by specific areas in your home. The Ba of the word Bagua means eight and the Bagua has eight sides as shown in this post. Each area of the Bagua is called a Gua (Gwa). The eight sides plus the middle make up the nine areas that relate to the different life situations.
Listed below and in order, the nine areas/gua's of the Bagua.
Prosperity/Wealth/Abundance, Fame & Reputation, Relationships & Love, Family, Health, Creativity & Children, Skills and Knowledge, Career & Life Path and Travel and Helpful people.
Do you have your supplies ready? Now for the fun part...you get to draw and colour! Yeah! :)
*You may want to make an extra copy of your floor plan because you will use one of them to draw and color on.
To draw your own Bagua:
Draw a Tic Tac Toe grid on another piece of paper (see an example of a basic Bagua on this post) it should have 9 equal sized boxes. Now label the far back left WEALTH/PROSPERITY, the far back center is FAME, and the far back right is RELATIONSHIPS. The middle back left is FAMILY, the center is HEALTH, the middle back right is CHILDREN/Creativity. The front left is SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE, the front center is CAREER/LIFE PATH and the front right is HELPFUL PEOPLE/TRAVEL.
Once you have done this, color each square the following colors. In picture #1 you will see an example of a basic Bagua.
WEALTH – Purple
FAME – Red
RELATIONSHIPS – Pink
FAMILY - Green
HEALTH – Yellow
CHILDREN & CREATIVITY – White
SKILLS - Blue
CAREER – Black
HELPFUL PEOPLE – Gray
Ok now that you have your Bagua done you can lay it over your floor plan by aligning the front door in one of the 3 areas (skills/knowledge, career/life path or helpful people/travel). See pictures two and three for examples.
Do you now know where your WEALTH gua is in your home? If you are having any issues with your floor plan or placing your Bagua over your floor plan please feel free to post your questions here.
Yin and yang are in a dynamic relationship. As one increases, the other decreases. Imbalances can be described as excess yin, excess yang, deficient yin or deficient yang.
Yin and yang are interdependent. One cannot exist without the other. Yin attracts yang, and yang attracts yin. They are in a constant state of change, transforming into one another, like the night that turns into day.
The mostly white portion, being brighter, is yang, and the mostly dark portion is yin. Each, however, contains the seed of its opposite.
Yin qualities are usually: darker, colder, wetter, rougher, softer, cozier, cushier, quieter, more contracted, smaller, more inward, more receptive, more feminine, floral, rounder or more curved.
Yang qualities are typically: lighter, hotter, dryer, smoother, harder, sharper, straighter, more angular, louder, larger, more outward, more masculine, striped or plaid as well as more expansive, more outward moving and more masculine.
Your goal for your home is to have good energy throughout. Go from room to room and take a look and see what imbalances there are in each room. Looking at your environment with your “yin and yang eyes” can
unlock clues as to what changes could bring balance in any area of your life.
If it’s too dark, paint the room a lighter colour, change the light bulb wattage or change the window treatment. If it's too echo-y, add more fabrics, softer lighting, pillows. The more you practice, the easier it will be to think up quick changes.
NEXT WEEK'S TOPIC: LAYING THE BAGUA OVER YOUR FLOOR PLAN
Please have your floor plans ready for Monday. You can either draw it yourself (these do not have to be perfect) or use a copy of the one your builder gave you. Trust me...this is going to be fun!
What is Feng Shui? Feng Shui (pronounced FUNG SHWAY) is the ancient Chinese Art of Object Placement and Environmental Design, originating over 4000 years ago.
Feng Shui is a term composed of two Chinese words Feng (Wind) and Shui (Water). Wind and Water are the two natural elements that flow, move and circulate everywhere on Earth. They are also the most basic elements required for human survival. Wind, or air, is the breath of life; without it, we would die in moments. And Water is the liquid of life, without it, we would die in days. The combined qualities of wind and water determine the climate, which historically has determined our food supply and in turn affects our lifestyle, health, energy and mood. These two fundamental and flowing elements have always profoundly yet subtly influenced human individuals and societies.
The essence of these life-giving elements is Chi (pronounced CHEE), or life force. Wind and water are direct carriers of Chi as their flowing quality reflects their essential nature. All living organisms are largely composed of these two elements. Thus, Feng Shui is the art of designing environments in harmony with the flow of Chi through one's living space, and this flow supports and enhances one's personal Chi or life force.
The underlying principle of Feng Shui is Chi .Chi is an energetic, formative principle that is spontaneously expressed throughout all life. It is the fundamental concept of energy linking all things. This concept is common to other traditions as well. The Hindus call it Prana, the Japanese call it Ki and the Egyptians call it Ka. Chi can be of the earth, the atmosphere, of people and all animals and plant life. The quality of Chi is expressed through form, shape, color, sound and /or the positive feelings it generates.
Feng Shui is basically universal common sense. Everyone regardless of culture or creed has used some sort of system of thoughtful placement with regards to their living environment and furnishings.
Proper Feng Shui is purposefully arranging your "things" around you to gain positive results. The "Things" that I am referring to are your plants, desk, appliances, clothes, mattress etc...Just like eating junk food affects your body, everything you put in your environment affects you too. Stay tuned for more Feng Shui 101. :)
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