Feng Shui Basics
Black Sect Tantric Buddhist Feng Shui, the form that I practice, did originate
in China by a Buddhist teacher named Master Thomas Lin Yun. My teacher, Carole
Hyder studied extensively with Professor Lin. Although the principles of Feng
Shui date back to ancient China, it is still relatively unknown to most of the
world but is gaining popularity in the United States. You will now see realtors
that advertise using Feng Shui principals to both sell homes and find clients a
new home that fits them.
If I had to sum up Feng Shui, which means wind and water, in one sentence it
would be this: Feng Shui is about how the energy (chi) flows within a space to
create balance and harmony. This is overly simplifying things but really Feng
Shui is not difficult to implement or to understand. Clutter is probably the
biggest issue in Feng Shui. Only have things in your space that you really like
and want to look at. Make sure that everything functions in the way it was
intended to work. If it doesn't work either fix it or get rid of it.
The more important elements of Feng Shui are placement of your furniture in the
room, placement of certain items that bring or enhance chi and adding color to a
space. Also important is your intention regarding a space or a home. I studied
Black Sect Tantric Feng Shui, which does very little with the compass school of
thought. We only get into good directions for your front door and the head of
your bed where compass school is very detailed about the direction of the entire
space and each occupant.
A qualified Feng Shui Practitioner can assist you in bringing about major
changes in your life. A few "cures" and a lot of intention can make a huge
difference. The first step is that you have to know what you are trying to
accomplish. Do you just want a neater, more organized space or would you like a
new job or a spouse? All of these things can be initiated through Feng Shui
cures. There are many ways to accomplish these goals and sometimes changes are
swift and many and other times they are subtle and take their time coming about.
Other times things happen in reverse order and make you wonder if you are on the
correct path when all of a sudden things begin to change. Feng Shui can change
one's destiny but the bigger plan will always unfold for you no matter what.
Another important item in the Feng Shui of your home is the implementation of
The Five Elements. They are: Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood. They are
represented by the colors Red, Yellow, Black, White and Green. The area around
the front door of your home should include all of the five elements and /or
Probably the most important thing in Feng Shui is the use of the Bagua. This is
a map that you superimpose over the home to see which area of the home fits into
which area of the Bagua. The Bagua consists of nine areas that are in the shape
of a square. The front three are (left to right) Knowledge, Career and Helpful
People. Middle row is Family, Health and Children and Creativity. The back row
is Wealth, Fame and Reputation and Partnership. The center of any space is the
Health area and needs to always have special attention paid to its cleanliness.
This area should be honored in someway. Your Practitioner will help you with
this. By adding cures or paying special attention to an area you can bring
about change. If your relationship is not good and the partnership area of your
home is your junk room that may explain it. The toilets in your home represent
a "drain" on your health or your finances and the lids should always be closed.
To be continued............