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Your home has its own energy map, just like anything else has an exploration map, too, be it the map of a country or the map of your body (think of energy meridians).
On a basic level, the feng shui map of your home functions just like any other map – it shows where you are at the present moment and how to get to where you want to be.
The brilliance of feng shui – when applied in a healthy, no-nonsense way – is that it always clearly shows you the interconnectedness of all forms of energy around you.
When you start applying feng shui, you can suddenly see and understand how a cluttered closet promotes a chaotic behaviour pattern, or how a direct door alignment leaves the house with little energy to sustain itself (thus not having enough energy to support you).
Even though feng shui is so very, very complex (what else can you expect from a 5,000+ years body of knowledge?), the basic feng shui steps can always be explained and applied in a simple, clear and logical way. I am here to help you do just that!
To start seeing lasting results when working with feng shui, it is always recommended to define the feng shui map of your home.
You certainly do not have to do that right away, as there are many great feng shui tips that can be applied with good results without knowing the feng shui map of your home, such as the basic feng shui tips for your bedroom or the feng shui bathroom tips, for example.
However, just as a map clearly helps with any journey, so does the feng shui map of your home help you achieve your goals quicker and with less effort.
So, what is this mystical, powerful and intriguing feng shui energy map?
The energy map of your home is called the bagua. You can define the feng shui bagua of any given space, be it an office, a garden and even a car, but let’s focus on your home for now.
Bagua (also sometimes spelled as pakua) translates from Chinese language as 8 areas.
Basically, the ancient feng shui masters not only defined the 8 major life areas that are important for your happiness and well being; they also mapped the connection between these life areas and the energy of your home or office.
According to this ancient and powerful body of knowledge, your house has a specific area that is connected to your love life, for example, and another one connected to your health, and yet another area connected to your career success, and so on.
Below is the list of these 8 major life areas defined by ancient feng shui masters; each one of these life areas is connected to a specific area of your house.
Each of these 8 areas needs specific care and attention in your home, meaning best feng shui decor as defined by specific colors, shapes, images, etc. When a feng shui bagua area of your home is treated right, your life area that corresponds to this bagua area is improved.
I know this might sound a bit strange or even silly, but trust me I have been a feng shui consultant for so long, I know for sure this is true.
It does not matter if you live in a small studio or a big mansion. When applied correctly, this feng shui energy map can accurately show the way to improve your life by working with the energy of your home. (You can also apply the bagua wisdom in your office).
Now, this does not mean you have to have strange looking objects in your home. In fact, it is best not to go for any traditional feng shui cures like the money frog, the dragon turtle, Chi Lins, Pi Yao and others unless you really like them.
For each of the classical feng shui cures there is at least one modern cure that can work just as well for your home, you just have to know what you are doing and feel confident about it.
Excellent feng shui can be achieved with beautiful modern decor, there is no need to use items you do not like or understand the meaning of, such as the three-legged toads, Fu Dogs or Pi Yaos. Understand what makes good feng shui decorating and start applying it in your home.
So, this is the very basic info on what a feng shui energy map is, kind of like a map of your life as expressed in the language of your present home.
Now, how do you actually define the energy map of your home?
This feng shui bagua guide will help you.
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