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Candles

Friday, April 24th, 2009

CandlesCandles are an important cure used in balancing energy. One may wonder when there are lights why would you use candles in a home.

It is interesting to know that natural light emitted by a burning candle flame is very pleasing to look at and energizes the place.

Burning out a candle can clear the space of any negative vibes; it also helps to heal negative feelings of people living in the same place.

When you move in a house previously occupied by another tenant, you experience something called predecessors energy, it is better to burn a small candle several times over to eliminate these past energies and imprints. You may not be aware who lived there before and what kind of energy they have left behind; before it filters down to your own it is better to eliminate it.

Candles emit warmth and make the atmosphere cozy.

Candles should be burnt as and when necessary. They should not be too frequent; remember it is fire. An occasional one is fine. If the need is felt of many you could just place the relevant colored candle in the required area without actually burning them. They work as effectively.Tea Light

I personally prefer to burn tea lights and place unburned large candles as enhancers.

Red candles can be used to clear or energize the South direction. It helps to enhance name, fame and complete projects. However if you have secrets they could come out in the open too so beware.

Yellow candles enhance the South-West area of the home; they balance relations with friends, between lovers, and spouses. For romance you could burn a pair of pink candles in the South-West.

White candles are ideally used in the West and North-West region. They help invoke help from known or unknown helpers. They are good for the head of the family and his well being. They bring focus in thinking.

Dark blue or black candles can be used in the North of your house. They help the flow of life and remove road blocks. Spiritual seekers can benefit from them for bringing calm and settle emotions.

The North-East of your house is enhanced by yellow candles. These can help enhance knowledge and remove stress and strain in relationships of relatives living in the same house. Great cure for studies and academics.

Purple CandlesThe East and South-East of the home can be enhanced with green candles. They are particularly used to ease relations with family living outside the house. Popularly believed by cultures that believe in past lives; that these can appease ancestors too.
Burning purple candles washes off depression.

Orange candles bring joy.
White candles are peaceful.
Black candles work well for evil eye.
Red candles depict celebration.

A Pathway

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

A PathwayFeng Shui principles establish that whatever we see has an impact on our minds with or without awareness. Literally or figuratively speaking we choose objects in our surroundings which reflect our desires.
At times what we choose is quite contrary to what we desire. For example a single woman seeking a relationship may encounter difficulties in finding a match; but if we observe we may encounter that all her belongings may be in singles. Like photo frames, pen stand, even a lone chair suggests singular message to the cosmos. Hence if such is the case keeping things around in pairs would be a subtle message to the cosmos that you are ready to welcome another in your life.
A pathway depicts movement from where you are to onward journey; if such a picture is placed strategically located to be in view; it is your constant reminder for smooth movement in the flow of life. The ideal place in your home would be the first thing you see when you enter the house or the Northern section of your house. It is a great enhancer for your Career and Ambitions.

The I-Ching: Introduction

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

Fu-HsiThe I-Ching is one of the oldest known Chinese Philosophies of Tai Chi or The Cosmic balance of Yin and Yang. It is one of the most trusted and powerful tools of Divination. The theory dates back to about 4,000 BC.
Fu-Hsi is called the father of the theory behind Tai chi or the yin yang philosophy of cosmic balance. He is often referred to as King and as a Sage at times.
Legend goes thus, Fu-Hsi was sitting on the banks of the river Lo meditating, in an inspired moment of trance; he saw a giant turtle emerge from the river. The turtle had some mysterious signs on its back; these Fu- Hsi understood and interpreted to form the eight trigrams of the early Heaven sequence. His deep understanding of philosophy and observations formed the basis of the main theory of the I-Ching.
A Trigram is formed of three lines; a broken line to represent Yin line; and a solid line to depict Yang lines. The total combinations amounted to eight trigrams. The theory further went on to associate aspects like family members, directions, body parts, food colors and so on with each Trigram. It may be said that almost every life aspect is in some way connected to the deep philosophy of the I-Ching.
Drawing the three coins or yarrow sticks for divination is practiced and trusted in many parts of the world as one of the most trusted methods to get answers to metaphysical issues besides the usual mundane questions.
I-Ching divination involves drawing two trigrams placed one above the other called a Hexagram; making a combination of six solid and broken lines to depict yang and yin lines.
The Hexagram is read from the bottom line upwards. In totality there are sixty four hexagrams. Each of these is interpreted over the ages in different ways. The readings are symbolic and require a very high level of understanding of the subject. The wisdom and experience of the master is of utmost importance to get accurate readings.

Feng Shui Food

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

Feng Shui is a way of life. One of the most important aspects it covers is Health and well being. What better application than Food; for our mind and body is affected by the food we eat.
It is very important therefore that special care shouldYin and Yang Foods be taken as to what you eat, how it is prepared and how well it is served.
Food is categorized as Yang and Yin foods. Nature’s basket is full of foods to bring about a Yin Yang balance in our diet.
Yang is the heating masculine force generating heat and energy. Yang foods create bounce and prepare for productive activities. On the other hand yin is the feminine force; cooling soothing and calming. Yin foods create laze and restfulness they also assist fight stress.
In order to balance health totally food should be consumed according to lifestyle and activity; besides it should also be balanced say a Yang lunch should be followed by a Yin dinner.
Yang Foods- The Fuel
Soups, Broths, Pepper, Brown Sugar, Butter, Cheese, Honey, Tofu, Chicken, Eggs, Red Meats, Garlic, Onions, Spices, oil, Fat, Walnuts, Peanuts, Coffee, Lobsters, Wines.

Yin Foods- The Coolants
Apples, Bananas, Oranges, Mangoes, Curds, Ice Creams, Desserts, Jellies, Salt, White Sugar, Melons, Cucumbers, Salads, Sprouts, Sardines, Shrimps
Neutral Foods- Accompaniments
Breads, Lean Meats, Rice, Milk
The Process of cooking can transform food. At times the same food can be Yin or Yang according to the process of cooking followed.
The Process of steaming, boiling and poaching is Yin, whereas frying; stir frying and roasting is Yang

The Colors play an important role in making food appealing; food can be planned in varieties of combinations.
The dishes and decor enhances appetite and assists digestion.
The Ambiance where the food is eaten is also very important. A pleasantly well lit dining area; comfortable and tastefully furnished is a joyful place for family gatherings and bonding.
Some Pointers

  • A fruit bowl with nine oranges is a mood lifter; it boosts appetite, use it at parties to avoid leftovers.
  • Fresh flowers displayed on the dining table make the atmosphere pleasant.
  • Square and rectangular tables are functional; whereas a round or oval table is festive.
  • Dining chairs in even numbers are considered lucky.
  • A mirror reflecting a dining area doubles happiness.
  • A cross beam running across a dining table oppresses wealth.
  • A dining table visible from the main entrance invites unexpected guests; it also keeps everybody hungry.

Place a crystal bowl with some sweets or chocolates on the dining table it brings joy.

Garden Feng Shui

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Garden Feng ShuiThe Principles of Feng Shui aim at placing things to encourage the beneficial flow of Chi (Life Force Energy) you can create harmony in your environment to bring about positive change to enhance health, wealth and relationships.A Feng Shui garden should follow natural pattern and balance. Gardens bring in the positive elements of Nature in to your home

Garden paths should be curved and meandering. Straight paths leading towards your doors or windows bring in undesirable energy. Slowly curving paths allow the energy to circulate longer.

Trees or large shrubs should ornament the back walls to provide privacy and protection
Various species of healthy plants and herbs should be suitably placed and nurtured to create harmony and balance one another.

Water features such as pools, ponds and fountains are beautiful and encourage beneficial chi and symbolize prosperity and create yin energy.

Keep the garden sufficiently lit to balance the ponds and pool. Lights generate warmth and yang energy.

Make provision for family and friends to sit around and enjoy sunlight, evenings and night sky.

Place birdbaths to attract birds they are considered lucky. Fruit bearing trees attract birds too.
Avoid clutter in the garden. Dead leaves twigs and broken objects lying around cause harm
Maintain your garden well, the height or cluster of trees in your garden should not block your house completely
Plants bearing spiky leaves should be placed away from sitting areas
Respect local sentiments if you have to fell any tree
Use the Cycle of Five Elements to choose the color of flowers planted in specific positions e.g. Red in the South, Earth Feature in the South-West etc.
You can use beautiful statues, rocks, stones, and crystals to enhance and energize the environment
Use gardens as screen to protect your house from a busy street or walkway