Feng Shui Bagua
If you were to tour a home on a real estate search and want to see all of the rooms of the home, you cannot see all of the rooms at once. You must flow through the home one room at a time. If some doors are jammed or locked, it may be particularly difficult to see some aspects of the home. Moreover, you will react to different areas of the home differently based upon your energy or mood at the time.
Is the kitchen too small? Is the den an awful shade of orange for your taste? Will there be aspects of the home that turn you off so much that you will decide to simply leave before seeing the whole thing? Or, does everything match up so well with your desires that you decide to make an offer on the spot and stay there forever to make the home your own?
This example is not very different from the flow of energy, or Chi, through a home or business.
An understanding developed over thousands of years, the principles of Feng Shui describe how the flow of Chi seems to react to certain aspects of your surroundings by splitting those surroundings into nine segments that look much like a tic-tac-toe board.
Take the diagram below and overlay it on top of a floor plan of your home or business so that the wall where your main door is located is on the bottom of the diagram. It doesn’t matter whether your door is on the bottom line of the left, center, or right boxes. But, it does need to be on the bottom of one of the three lower boxes.
Your upper-level surroundings will overlay as if you moved the front door straight up to the floors above, without regard to your stairs.
While we often look at the overlay of the Bagua against your entire home or workplace, we can also overlay it against each individual room, office, or even your cubicle, desk or car, using the front entrance to that space as the bottom of the Bagua.
The ancient Chinese version of the above tic-tac-toe board actually looks like the black & white Bagua pictured here.
I have westernized that Bagua to look like the colorful Bagua you see next, complete with how the different boxes correspond to various aspects of your life, as the ancient Chinese found in creating their Feng Shui principles.
Using the colorful Bagua, we can now look at the individual areas so that we can determine how we affect and are affected by the Chi that flows through these segmented surroundings.
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Please note that you cannot focus on only one segment of your surroundings to achieve particular results that you need. Chi still needs to reach that part of your surroundings by first going through many of the others.
Too much focus on one area while allowing some other areas to possibly divert or deflect the Chi that you want could have harmful results in the same way that an upstream dam will prevent you from receiving water downstream.
As a general rule of thumb, it is best to put spend an equal amount of time and energy improving all aspects of your surroundings as they relate to the Bagua.
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