Archives for January 2014
Today I want to talk to you about the meaning of each column in the bagua grid. The right side of the grid I like to call the fun side because it is all about relationships that move you forward. It’s about people, your network and your higher power. Eighty-five percent of the world’s population is right handed. For this reason when we enter a doorway we automatically gravitate to the right, even if there is a wall blocking us, our mind wants to go that direction. If we have to turn to the left, our psyche fills friction, even if we don’t acknowledge this, our subconscious does. Advertisers and retail establishments have known this for many years. That is why we are bombarded with kiosks of special discounted deals on the right as we enter. (More on this in another segment).
Let me tell you a story. Not too many years ago, my husband and I received a notice from the IRS that we owed a $1000 on the previous year’s taxes. Apparently we had made a mistake in our arithmetic and now they wanted their money. It was during the holidays and money was tight.
Of course we weren’t prepared to pay it right then. I set it aside and later in the week commenced to clearing out the space I designated as my Helpful People/Compassion area. While doing so the intention to find a way to come up with the money to pay the tax bill was on my mind. It took me all day to clear out holiday decorations, clean the floors, relieve the furniture of the accumulated cat hair, clean the windows while all the time asking for guidance in how to handle this situation. That room was so clean when I was finished that it looked like a model home. My next move was to light a votive candle that sits inside of a little plastic lighthouse. It’s only 3″ tall, but to me it represent away for people to find me when I need help. I keep it in the room for the purpose of giving attention to my intention of resolving problems or concerns in my life. After stating my intention, I blew the candle out then went about my business and never gave the intention any more thought that day.
Later in the week I called the IRS to see what I could do to delay the payment and I was told that our account showed a credit due to a misapplied payment that someone else had sent in for their own tax bill. They would have to clear it up first before they could do anything about arranging a payment. The tax person told us that we got a reprieve. Imagine that! Now I had time to gather my resources together and send the money later.
So the moral of the story…state your intention, bring in your higher power, connect it to an action with a symbol that has meaning to you and then let it go out to the universe. It’s not magic. It’s quantum physics. (My symbol in my mind guides others to my light). So this assignment for effecting change in your life is to identify symbols that have special meaning to you and connect them to the areas in your bagua grid when an intention is sent out to universe.
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I’ve spent most of my adult life helping others get where they want to go in their careers. I’ve used many tools as a career coach to help my clients organize their thoughts in away that would help them maintain a steady course on their way to re-inventing themselves. No tool has ever worked as well as the BaGua. I sometimes call it the Nine Stations of Life. Not until I received my feng shui certification did I realize how important this tool is for feng shui in the home.
1. How does it work? This is a grid that, when holding it, should be positioned so the bottom three blocks face your body. It is meant to give an implied meaning to space. It is very powerful when used in conjunction with intentions. So let’s get started on how to use this tool. Once you learn how to use it, as long as you give your intentions…attention, you will attract to you whatever you hold in your own mind. Always be positive when focusing on your intentions.
2. How do you use it to get results? Your first lesson is to designate the entry you use most for your home and for each room. (Many rooms in homes and apartments have more than one entryway). Make sure that in your mind you have given your intention to this entry as being the main entry for that room, house or apartment.
3. Once this is determined, position the bagua grid as instructed above and designate areas in accordance to the layout of the grid. For example: a gathering room layout would be divided into nine stations where the right hand corner you intend that all symbols and affirmations related to that space will focus on relationships. Continue through the space the same way.
I like to do a whole house feng shui bagua as well as each room. Many homes are not a perfect square or rectangular shape causing some corners to be missing. That is why I use this in each room. My intentions of what I designate make it work. So try it today.
Tomorrow I will take you to the next step on how to transform your life by just using your mind.