Friday, November 20, 2009

The Importance of the Kitchen

The rule for kitchens is the bad, bad, good theory. The first bad is that the kitchen should be located in one of your four negative directions. The reason being is because it'll burn up the negative chi in that sector. Another bad is that the stove should "press" down on a negative sector. What does that mean? That means that the back of the stove should be going to one of your four negative sectors. The good part is that the stove knobs should activate one of your four good sectors. For example, I am a 9 Gua. My four good directions are north, south, east and southeast. My four negative directions are west, southwest, northeast and northwest. My stove should "press" down (or the back of the stove should face) west, southwest, northeast or northwest. My knobs should face north, south, east or southeast. The last good is that the energy which the stove sits on and activates should be good.

Another tip is that kitchens should never be in the center of homes this indicates high blood pressure and heart related problems. Also, stove tops should never be on an island for these same reasons.

The kitchen is a big indicator of health, wealth and relationship issues. This is one of the most important aspects of the home that needs to be remedied and ensured is properly placed.

Charts can be found on the SOULblog page to calculate Gua number and to see the four good directions and the four negative directions.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Formations That Affect Wealth, Health and Relationships

Feng Shui is all about energy. We are energy. Where we dwell has it's own energy. Feng Shui is about how we are affected by the energy in our environment, specifically in areas where we spend the most amount of time like where we live, sleep and work. Feng Shui encompasses all aspects of the human experience which includes wealth, health and relationships.

The main purveyors of energy are roads, paths, sidewalks, bodies of water (ocean, river, lake, etc.), and mountains (actual and virtual-buildings). Much consideration is given to the external environment because it's not everyday that you can pick up a mountain or a road and move it. The energy of the earth/land is so powerful that it can enhance the human experience or devastate it. The following negative formations make the human experience difficult:

• Extreme slopes or sharp drop-offs on your property indicate unstable money and life.
• T-junctures or T-roads(as indicated the picture)create an overabundance of energy causing the occupants to experience discord, money loss, divorce, accidents and other mishaps.
• A house built on a top of a mountain is vulnerable to the elements. People who occupy these types of properties are susceptible to corporate takeovers, infidelity, financial ruin, and underhanded business partners and employees.
• Roads that are higher than the roof of a home indicate financial difficulty. These homes are vulnerable to cars losing control and ending up on their house.
• Driveways that dive to the main door can create marital conflict and lead to bankruptcy. The energy is too intense for the door to handle.

These are just a few negative formations, keep reading my blogs for more formations to help enhance your human experience. After all, knowledge is power.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

How Feng Shui Affects Us

Could it be possible that where we live work or sleep affect our lives in a positive or negative way? Have you ever walked into a mall or store and felt so uncomfortable that you wanted to turn right around and leave? Or conversely, have you ever walked into a mall or store and felt so goood, so invited that you wanted to stay and browse? Have you noticed that some shopping centers have continious grand openings for different businesses but none of those businesses ever stay? Have you ever worked or live in a place where you felt sapped of your energy and there was constant dilemmas and dramas? Or on the flip side, have you ever been in someone's home or in an office where everything felt incredibly comfortable and everything you touched seemed to turn to gold.

These occurences are not coincidental. They are a real phenomena that can be attributed to an unseen energy in the environment; an energy that affects us on a daily basis that most of us are unaware. Sometimes depending on specific pivotal moments in our evolving lives, we awaken. In that awakening we begin to see connections between the various influences of our physical environment. Various elements in our environment such as building orientation, sleeping direction, the direction we face while at work, to name a few, affect each of us differently. All edifices are unique just as all people are unique. What may bring fortune and fortitude to one person may not bring the same to someone else; this is a very important concept when learning about the factors that permeate our daily lives. The structure in an office or edifice will support each person differently. Nonetheless, the energy influences in in our surrounding are a very real and tangible force in our lives, and they can easily affect all aspects of health, wealth and relationships.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Getting Your House Sold With Classical Feng Shui

Has your house been on the market for more than 90-days? Have you re-listed your home multiple times in the past few years? Have you lowered the price of your home more than once in hopes of selling it faster? If you're thinking that you've tried everything and all is lost...It's not! It's time to try something new. Classical Feng Shui can help get your home sold. How, you ask? It's simple.

Energetically, we are affected by different environments positively or negatively. Your home tells a story so profound that any visitor who steps foot in your home can feel it on an unconscious level. It's not necessary to know what the occupants have gone through to know that you don't like the way a home feels. Your home is a powerful form of energy that supports you or makes it difficult to thrive. Every person's energy is as different and unique, as edifices. One home may be supporting and flourishing for one person and have the adverse affect on another. The most important aspect in getting your home sold is to make sure that energetically your home follows the basic tenets of Classical Feng Shui.

First, the landforms need to be correct. What does this mean? The home needs to be supported on all sides, including the back of the home for the occupants to thrive. For example, being nestled in between two homes, having a retaining wall in the back and a white picket fence in the front or any other appropriate landscaping will ensure this. The Chinese used symbolic animals to represent this special and very important formation. This formation is called the celestial animals; I refer to them as the celestial brat pack. Basically, in order for occupants to flourish in a home or office all sides of the building need to be embraced or protected by another building, wall, landscaping or any other appropriate enclosure to secure the occupants and eliminate any vulnerability, as shown in the picture.

Second, the front door needs to be a positive energy magnet. The front door denotes how energy is received; this is indicative of how it's supporting you and everyone else walking through the door. If the front door has negative energy, this means that you're not being properly supported and usually indicates several negative events that will happen or have happened. A compass reading can determine the type of energy present. There are many remedies that can be used to redirect or change the negative energy of the front door. Chances are that if the energy is negatively supporting you, it will have the same affect on others. Hence, no one wants to buy someone else's problems. Consumers are very savvy these days. They can easily sense issues the minute they walk in a home and if it doesn't feel good to them...Guess what? They're not going to buy your home.

Third, the arrangement of your furniture will intentionally or inadvertently tap into positive or negative energy, known as chi-life force energy, that can have a constructive or adverse affect on the occupants of the home. It is important when dwelling in a residence that furniture is specifically placed in line with the positive energy patterns of the home. This allows the occupants to receive beneficial chi by activating such amiable sectors. Depending on the sectors activated it can have a positive effect on all aspects of wealth, health and relationships. On the flip side, if the furniture is not properly arranged, it can indicate the opposite is true.

These are simple, yet profound basic tenets that can be followed to ensure a successful sale of your home. These are one of many techniques I use to ensure that my client's home gets sold. When I consult with a client, I utilize these basic principles and I take into consideration, the date of occupancy, the occupant's birth date and the orientation of the building. This allows me to get a clear understanding of the type of energy present in the home and the different steps needed to improve the energy pattern and get the home sold. Each home I visit, presents a new set of challenges that I embrace and look forward to. After all, Feng Shui is about enhancing the human experience so that people can flourish in all areas of wealth, health and relationships.