What’s all this about career, relationships and the toilet! How about my wealth corner is missing – what can I do!
How much fear is generated when people apply the extremely simplistic formula of the black hat sect, and find that their wealth corner is in the toilet or their relationship sector is in the garage? Does that mean that their financial capacity is being flushed into the drains. Does that mean that when your relationship area is in the garage that you will be plagued by relationship problems related to movement – love and no laughter in the car!
If you have such a fixed model then there is little or no movement or flexibility. No yin and yang and no seasonality.
Traditional Feng Shui uses the underpinning assumptions of the BaGua but there is so much more to it.
First we look at the magnetic bearing of the house. Where, of the possible 360 degrees is the main door facing? Indeed there are some formulas that are calculated down to 0.5 of a degree.
We then look at the flow of universal energy in the larger physical environment.
The tricky part of the debate (if we could call it that) is that there is some basis for the BaGua school but they do not go deep enough. They just take ONE of the foundations (The BaGua) and then build their recommendations based on that static picture. Kind of like doing the excavations for a house and then saying well we are not going any further. That’s enough the house will build itself now. Another example is someone who wants to understand brains and their chemistry and physiology. They think because they have read a few books and magazines that they can now perform brain surgery. I don’t think so! If someone tells you they started with Traditional Feng Shui and then switched because they found it too difficult or confusing then you should go woa – this person has just jumped on the decorating with Feng Shui bandwagon.
Traditional Feng Shui is a whole system that shares a kinship with Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is a scientific / mathematical model, it is an aesthetic model, it is a cosmological system.
Its foundation is not the BaGua but The Tao, Qi, Yin and Yang and the movements between them.
It is not possible to take a bit of the model and then say that is an entire system of its own. Everything must come back to the integrated model. If you want to explore more about aspects of the integrated model then check out Feng Shui Vibrational Healing – Understanding Qi.
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