Ancient sages from different religious and cultural backgrounds affirm that the only true security lies in one’s connection to the divine source within. When your true identity is known and experienced, few of the present problems can persist or bother you for too long. This makes it very important to develop your inner connection, doesn’t it? Of course, this is easier said than done, because the hectic pace of the modern lifestyle rarely allows one time for spiritual practice.
Feng shui can come to the rescue by helping to create a home environment that is supportive and conducive to genuine spiritual pursuits. In feng shui, each space, be it home or office, has an area that is directly connected to the energy of spirituality. The name of this feng shui area is the Spirituality and Personal Growth area. As any other bagua area of your home, your feng shui spirituality corner needs proper attention.
To start with, how do you find this area? Depending on which feng shui bagua style you use, your personal growth and spiritual cultivation area will be either in the Northeast area (if you use the Classical feng shui bagua) or in the lower left corner (if you use the Western bagua). If you do not know what the feng shui bagua is, or which one to choose for your home, this will help you: Which Feng Shui Bagua Should I Use in My Home?
However, a simple and powerful start is to simply bring a variety of items that bring the energy of calm and sacredness into your life. Crystals, for example, can become beautiful friends and powerful healers. Special blends of essential oils such as sandalwood, sage, and frankincense, have long been used to invite the energy of Divine into the daily life.
There are many feng shui deities, or more specifically, classical feng shui/culturally specific deities that are often used as feng shui cures in this bagua area. Kuan Yin is one of the most popular deities used in feng shui, and so are the Laughing Buddha and the Medicine Buddha. However, it is best to bring the energy that you most resonate with, so find a spiritual image that really opens your heart in devotion and trust. It is always best to choose images and symbols that deeply and truly speak to you. Your connection to the divine power within is a very intimate connection, so be sure to choose only images that your personal energy responds to.
Feng shui is a complex body of knowledge developed over thousands of years in China, so it has a rich level of culturally specific symbols. However, the power is not in these symbols, but rather in the energy that they represent. Any quality of energy can be represented in an infinite number of ways so it is important to choose your way, the way that your heart and soul respond to. Along with finding your own representation of sacred energy, here are 3 basic feng shui tips to help support and nourish a stronger connection to divine energy in your home.
Tip 1: Stay Open and Fresh
It is very important to learn how to keep the energy flow in your home open and fresh, because this keeps your own energy open. Learn to attune to how your house feels and quickly change the energy if you sense the presence of low, stagnant or negative energies. You can use basic feng shui space clearing tips daily to assure a good quality energy in your home. Read: The Healing Power of Smudging
Tip 2: Make Space
It is best to make some space in your home for an altar or something similar to its energy. There are really no specific feng shui instructions on making an altar, or a personal feng shui power spot. The only basic guidance is to be free to express who you are, make a deep connection by feeling the gratitude for what you have been blessed with and ask for guidance and protection. Read: How To Make Your Own Altar
Tip 3: Take Good Care
Locate the feng shui bagua area connected to spirituality and heavenly blessings in your home and learn to take very good care of it. Start with the basic feng shui decor guidelines for this area, and then learn to enrich it with meaningful feng shui cures/items that hold a special quality of power to you. Also learn what colors , items and shapes to avoid in this area. As a general rule, this bagua area loves the Earth and Fire feng shui elements and is not very fond of too much Metal, Water or Wood elements, so choose your cures accordingly.
Most of all, allow yourself to see that everything around you is sacred, and everything speaks to you all the time. Use this wisdom to create a home that helps support and nourish your energy on many levels, including the level of personal growth and spiritual cultivation.