House-hunting: Choose It Right!
With sayings like ‘home is where the heart is’ and ‘there is no place like home’, the home is where affection is harvested, laughter cherished, sorrow vanquished and most importantly, love, celebrated and nurtured. However, to cultivate the seeds of a unit’s whole, we must first go back to basics; where do we sow the seeds in the first place?
The process of selecting a home to house our beloved is not an easy task and we all have preferences when it comes to finding the perfect haven for our loved ones. The truth remains that it takes more than just environmental surroundings or interior design. It is the combination of fostering and corresponding elements that make a house a home. The external factors have to harmonise with the internal aspects of the property in order to welcome, sustain and circulate the life energy, or qi, of the entire abode.
Of Bright Halls & Ba Guas
Did you know that open spaces are where qi converges and disperses throughout your property? In feng shui, an open space is also known as a Bright Hall. Now, don’t be rash in thinking that you increase the ‘brightness’ of your hall by installing as many lights as you can afford. It is simply a broad and spacious area, unobstructed and capable of circulating qi throughout the property. The position of the Bright Hall is significant as it has to be located in ‘good sectors’, such as the Southwest, North and East sections of your house.
A property’s Facing Direction also dictates the home selection process. Do you know which direction your house faces? Consider these four factors; the orientation of the whole building, the most yang side of the building, the side that receives more light and finally, the direction of the Main Door Facing. Use a compass to define the ba gua of the property and bear in mind, working in favour of your house, the ba gua will help you create strong feng shui fundamentals for your property.
The Life Gua & the House Gua
One of the easier and more popular methods used to determine the good and bad locations of a property is the Eight Mansions system. It analyses whether you are compatible with the house and actuates your favorable and unfavorable personal directions. All these promote productivity at work and in relationships, as well as foster good health and successful academic pursuits as well. The two governing factors of the system are made up of the Life Gua and the House Gua.
Our life gua is individually different from another and we shouldn’t be conflicted by the fact that people with different life guas live in the same house. Though our personal favorable and unfavorable directions are determined by our life gua, which is calculated using our birth data, you don’t have to start sleeping in different rooms with your spouse, or start arguing about whose life gua should be prioritized when determining the direction of your Main Door. This is the main purpose of using the Eight Mansions system which affect both the life gua and the house gua.
While the life gua is direction-based, the house gua is location-based. Combine these two and watch the synergistic energy that matches the house with the residents, combining the usage of the best sectors of the house with the individual’s
Moreover, never underestimate the importance of revering your bedroom. As the external Yin are the Mountains and the internal Yin is the bed, and Mountains are considered to govern health, relationship and power, so too is the bed. Position it in the right sector of your bedroom, and voila, your health, relationship and power are enhanced as well.
A Matter of Balance
Essentially, feng shui is all about harmonizing and balancing the yin and the yang. The yin and yang of your property should be complementary opposites, so that their dynamic balance creates harmony and well-being for you and your family. The more vibrant yang environment, containing movement and light, will facilitate the flow of qi through the home’s “mouth of qi”, which is the front door. So if you live within an active area such as one facing busy roads, balance your living environment with a quiet, open, unobstructed and uncluttered space, and vice versa.
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