One of the most exciting dimensions of Spiritual Feng Shui is its focus on the mysterious connections between mankind and the cosmic chi of the Universe. Spiritual Feng Shui is inner Feng Shui – a set of principles and practices that produce shifts in self-awareness that can improve the way we interact with the environment. The common thread that connects man and his environment is chi, the life force we describe as energy.
Spiritual Feng Shui embraces the whole mysterious world of “magic” that deals with the empowerment and opens one’s body and mind to shifts in the chi. This involves developing expertise in breathing and visualizations and meditations become part of this training. With years of practice, the reading of and awareness of energy becomes second nature. The mind manifests energy in ten thousand different ways. Spiritual Feng Shui tunes into chi to understand the workings of the Universe and their manifestations.
This understanding can be so accurate, so stunning in its veracity that sometimes we think of it as “magic”. This goes back to the shamanic heritage of many cultures. Our cultural traditions and legends that are filled with stories of celestial masters who seemed to have such amazing yogic powers…they could fly through the sky or be in several places at one time, appearing and disappearing at will.
In fact, every physical feat that goes beyond what we know as ordinary human endurance and imagination is attributed to empowered “chi”. Every bit of good fortune and every misfortune is related to auspicious or negative chi. Holy images, Goddesses and Buddhas personify the highest manifestations of chi and having their images in your home symbolizes the ultimate of all good chi. They also bring new and amazing insights into Spiritual Feng Shui and will enhance any home.
~ Rev. Tiffany White Sage Woman
Holistic Healing to restore your Inner Balance, within you and your sacred space of home.
We know that the old Feng Shui texts reveal that water has always been regarded and respected because of the influence it exerts on our money luck. It can bring you great prosperity or cause you to lose everything. However, this year there is a serious absence of water in the charts with only the Dragon bringing some hidden yin water later in the autumn months.
This means that right now you may be feeling more competitive pressures in your business and relationships giving even more reason to counter these effects with the presence of water in your home, business and you personally. Since in 2016 the element of water stands for power and authority and because it is lacking you may also be feeling ineffectiveness as an authority figure with others opposing your decisions and being more critical. Men who are in positions of authority may find it difficult to exercise their authority. Here are some things you can do that will help.
Activate the Indirect Spirit of Period of 8
The Southwest is the place of the Indirect Spirit and it is vital to place water here if wealth creation is what you want. I strongly recommend placing and activating all kinds of water enhancing features in the SW, which will bring reassuring financial stability for you and your entire household. Three vases filled with water are extremely powerful in countering the lack of water and it’s easy to display something like this within your interior design. If you have plants in the SW area, remember to keep them watered so that they do not exhaust the water energy. My office is in the SW area of our home. Those who have watched my videos, on my YouTube Channel, will see the plants behind me. The plants and fairies most certainly have my back. (Big smile)
Choose Blue This Year
All shades of blue from light to dark as well as black are favorable colors for the year. These water colors will bring relief, especially if you are experiencing lots of ongoing challenges.
Capturing the Wealth Chi
Water brings favorable chi into the home. If you already have a fish pond or chemical free swimming pool or something that represents accumulation or flow of water then so much the better! The exact location of where water is placed is as important as the direction of its flow. For example if you have a waterfall in your garden outside your home, ask yourself if the water can be seen from inside the house (through a door or window). This ensures there is an opening for the water chi to enter your house. If not, then some of your good water chi is lost. Always remember that in order to tap the auspicious luck of water there must be an opening that allows the chi to enter.
Today I added a water fountain to our north facing front garden. This lighthouse fountain also has a LED light that shines brightly in the night and on cloudy days. I also added white marble chips around the water fountain. I will also add more marble chips to the rest of the garden, on the right side.
Here is the BEFORE picture:
This was last summer, so everything was in full bloom! The former light house (LED only) is in our back garden now.
Here are the AFTER pictures:
A huge bush used to be right beside the porch. The bush was Blessed and Thanked for it’s life force before removal, making way for the new water fountain. Now I realized that we need to pressure wash the siding too. hahaha. There is always work to do with our homes and keeping that energy (chi) flowing without any blockages or challenges.
Those who make an effort and enhance the presence of the water element around them and in their homes are sure to benefit significantly this year.
The origin of the cosmos
Is the eternal Mother;
To grasp the mother is to know the child;
To know the child is to hold fast to the mother.
Then life becomes secure.
The term “mother” in Taoism is the formless aspect of the Tao, which can be viewed as the cosmic spiritual dimension. The term “child” refers to the worldly form we take. Both mother and child make up the multitude of shifting forms, and understanding one implies a comprehension of the true nature of the other and vice versa.
To neglect the mother is to cling only to material things and become obsessively attached to superficial forms and appearances. Perception of life becomes very shallow and unsatisfying. It leads to a life that can be meaningless.
To neglect the child is to despise the material world and focus only on the intangibles. Again this leads to a life that in the end is also meaningless.
For life to have meaning, we need to understand and appreciate both the formless world of the Cosmos (the mother energy) as well as the material world that comprises material things, forms and great abundance (the child energy). All of this is summarized in the 7 PILLARS OF TAO and only appreciating these pillars of life and the origins of life can one control and steer one’s DESTINY towards a happy and meaningful life.
The 7 Pillars of Tao
Concept of Non-Duality: Spiritual and material dimensions are one and the same. This is the first fundamental concept of the Tao. It is seamless, intangible and void so that everything that our senses perceive in the here and now are actually the same thing. This concept is similar to the Buddhist view of Emptiness, which states that form is void and void is form. To fully grasp the concept of non-duality, one needs to practice meditating on stillness and understanding this basic tenet of Taoism requires many hours of silent contemplation.
Concept of Yin and Yang: Represents the polarity of forces: without one the other cannot exist. Taoism explains that the existence of all things is ONE manifesting two complimentary forms. Everything in the Cosmos comprises shifting forms that have life through the interaction of the polar forces of yin and yang. These forces or energies should be clearly recognized as two sides of the same coin, so that what is perceived at any single moment is merely one perception of the same thing. For example, yin and yang manifests as the sunless and sunny side of the same mountain.
Concept of Continuing Change: Nothing stays permanently the same, ever. Not even for a second. This fundamental truth lies at the very core of existence. Yet this dynamic, this constant flurry of activity does not lead to chaos, so that the ever changing remains forever unchanged! This seems like a contradiction in terms, but understanding this, you would begin to understand the way of the TAO and complete understanding of the TAO requires a fully qualified spiritual Master.
Concept of the 5 Elements: Everything in the Universe can be categorized as one of the five elements. Taoism looks towards the “scientific” rather than the “divine” to explain the cycle of changes that characterize the natural and cosmic environments. In Chinese these five forces are called wu xing and this has roughly been translated as the five elements. The five elements are describes as metal, which signifies strength, wood, which signifies growth, water which signifies flow, fire which signifies ambition and earth which signifies the nurturing of the matriarch. Everything in the Universe falls into one of these five categories. Effective feng shui practice, like Taoism, is dependent on a profound understanding of the five elements and how they interact.
Concept of Three Treasures: The semen, the breath and the spirit make up the three treasures. A deeper practice of the TAO requires an appreciation of the three treasures of existence and each of these treasures is said to have a cosmic counterpart making a total of six interacting treasures. The creation, nourishment and interplay of the six treasures contain the key to unlocking awesome “magical” abilities inherent within mankind’s potential. This prepares the way to the final achievement of the source.
Concept of Aiming at the Lesser Goal: Because the ultimate goal is so difficult (return to the SOURCE) you do it step-by-step. Many Taoists are therefore happy to aim at the lesser goal, which is to attain increasingly profound realizations or intuitive insights into the true nature of existence. These realizations are almost always accompanied by sensations of intense bliss. Realizations of the “truth” bring a deepening of wisdom and generate feelings of joy and peace with the world.
Concept of Returning to the Source: The ultimate goal of Taoist practice takes us into the realm of life after death, back to the source, which can mean different things to different practitioners. One definition is the attainment of Immortality, which we can suppose to be some spiritual type being who lives in a spiritual realm. Legend of course describes the Paradise of the Queen of the West, a seemingly inaccessible part of Earth, which is described as a place where everything is available in abundance.
Another perhaps more profound definition of the source is that it is a goal so high it transcends all other goals conceived by man since what we call the beginning of time. Mere words cannot describe the indescribable state of returning back to the SOURCE of our true nature.
You should always make sure that your home stays alive with yang energy. Start by keeping it really clean, well maintained and free of clutter. Clean homes that are kept in top condition enjoy good Feng Shui. Now this means everything in your house has to work. Things like the plumbing, electricity, doors and windows, etc. Light bulbs must never be left unchanged when they go out and it’s important to remove dead and wilting leaves or buds on your house plants.
If you upkeep your home, then you are actually replenishing yang energy. If you feel your house is getting “sleepy” then yin spirit formation is probably seeping in and it’s time to do something about it. You don’t have to deal with actual construction work like new floors, windows and doors, unless these are in need of dire repair. You can accomplish your energy replenishment by repainting, moving furniture, adding new, vibrant plants, cleaning closets, getting rid of unused items…things like this.
When you re-energize your home like this, it is very good for your health and for bringing new opportunities to all areas of your life and everyone that lives under the same roof as you.
And here’s one more tip today: Don’t be too obsessive or dogmatic about your approach to Feng Shui! How does the energy feel in your home? Do the best you can and always be aware of the “sleepy” energy seeping in!
Ever since I can remember, even as a young child, I enjoyed cleaning. It was important for me to have the room I was cleaning feel good. Every morning I would get up and make my bed and put my 30 plus stuffed animals on my bed. Each stuffed animal had a specific spot on the bed, and I could tell if anyone moved one. It was important to me to at least keep my room, my sacred space clean, physically and energetically.
It wasn’t until the 90’s where I read about feng shui and really resonated with it. This works hand in hand with healing the whole person…. Wholistic….mind, body and soul. Not just the whole person, but the whole being, including every being. Feng shui is all about living in harmony with Nature and the elements.
Currently I work from home and love it. I can take care of the hearth, the sacred hearth. I believe that someone in a household, whether it is a woman or man be in charge of or take the lead with the healing energies of the sacred space we call home. Even if you are single or a single parent, you can still achieve this. Our homes need to be cleansed and healthy as it is where our bodies reside. Who is the Healer in your home? Is there more than one Healer in your home?
We instinctively know when our space needs help. Spring is not the only season or time of de-cluttering, repainting, and cleaning, inside and out. I feel the urge to de-clutter and deep clean every three months. Notice how much better you feel afterwards, energetically. Physically, you may be tired from all the work. But doesn’t the air feel lighter? That is because you stirred up the chi or life force of the house by de-cluttering and cleaning. Any energy that was blocked or stuck can now move freely around the whole home.
My husband thinks that I am a control freak when it comes to cleaning. I prefer to do it to make sure it is done properly. Does sound controlling, doesn’t it? Actually, I am more of a command freak. When I clean, I command/send out healing, deep into the earth, high into the sky, and out in all directions. So, yes, I am careful and cautious in how the home is cleaned and who cleans it.
I couldn’t have housekeepers or outside cleaning agencies come into my home to clean. Sure, the house may be clean, but the energy will not be comfortable. Whatever mood the person or people are in when they clean…will energetically be left here…even when they are long gone. I have been in homes that are spotless, have fine furnishings and should be featured in Better Homes and Gardens. Yet the energy is either cold or uncomfortable and uninviting making you want to run out the door and leave.
A healthy home helps the body to be healthy too. It is all part of healing. You can have a healthy person move into an unhealthy home and surrounding property and without cleansing of the house and land, eventually the healthy person will be sick too. This is also the case in work spaces. Especially if you are there at work, a lot.
Listen to some of the comments made by those we sense that something is wrong or ‘off’… “I swear this house (or work space/building) is making me sick; My house may be haunted…that has to be the reason I am suddenly ill.”
About 90% of the homes that claim to be haunted are simply responses to the energies that reside there. And due to the fact that everyone has Angels, Guides, Loved Ones and Nature that try to communicate with us….all of our homes then could be considered haunted. I prefer that we all are Blessed instead. Just as meditation is healing for our bodies, feng shui and space cleansing is healing for our dwellings, the land and even our community.
We live in a society where there is so much blame going on. We all must take responsibility and ownership for our thoughts, our actions, our reactions and responses, and responsibility in our Healing. As we Heal within ourselves…we Heal without (outside of) ourselves. Since we are all connected…that means Healing on a global and Universal scale. Now that is one powerful Community Clean Up!
Below is the Energy Flow Cycle utilized in Feng Shui.
The Productive or Nourishing Cycle: WATER nurtures WOOD feeds FIRE makes EARTH creates METAL holds WATER.
The Exhaustive or Overcoming Cycle: WOOD consumes EARTH dams WATER extinguishes FIRE melts METAL cuts WOOD.
Note: Using the 4 directions and 5 elements… Earth is located in the center of the home/office. So, the flow would be North (Water), East (Wood), South (Fire), Center (Earth) and West (Metal)
According to Feng Shui principles, the shape of the land you live is very important. Regular shaped land plots like square and rectangles are the best, as all other shapes create “missing corners” of luck. Triangle-shaped land in particular is most inauspicious as the triangle represents the element of fire! No one wants a property located on strong fire energy that may burn up your luck! When considering the purchase of any property don’t just look at the house itself, but also consider the shape of the plot of land.
If your plot of land has missing segments, don’t despair. You can fix these segments and bring fortune to your life using:
* Flowers planted on the property in colors that correspond with the missing segment
* Lights that shine to “complete” that area of the property
* Water elements such as a fountain or pond
Need help with land selection for a new home or business? During a Feng Shui consultation for land selection, I will consider all the Feng Shui factors of a property to help you find a place where your home or business will thrive for years to come.
One of the most basic, yet vital points in Feng Shui, is the way energy flows in any given room in your home. When spatial harmony exists, the drift of energy will be slow, circuitous and auspicious. Therefore it is important not to over furnish or over decorate…and try not to let pieces of furniture jut out and create sharp edges (poison arrows). Getting this one major thing right (spatial harmony in the home) will do wonders towards bringing you a life of prosperity and well-being.
Lillian Too has been My Feng Shui Grand Master Teacher for over 20 years. I would like to share this recent article from her, in regards to next year… 2016. Enjoy~
~ Rev. Tiffany White Sage Woman
In the coming Year of the Monkey, matriarchal energy is extremely powerful and it will be a year where the power of women will bring great control to extremely difficult situations. This year, the auspicious Earth number 8 has flown into the earth sector of the Southwest, which is the home location of the matriarch. The Southwest is also the home of the Monkey (SW3), which lends additional power to the matriarch this year.
It is also a year where turning to the Goddesses of the Earth for strength and sustenance is most beneficial. In the coming year, it is your mother, for example, that will exert greater influence on your and your life rather than your father and in 2016 this is a really good thing. If you are able to harness the cosmic powers of the female energy, it will make a real difference to everyone’s luck equation; it will bring safety, security, new wealth and effectiveness in management of your own household and even of corporations, organizations and countries.
The SW is the home of the Indirect Spirit of Period of 8 and as such the presence of water in this location is vitally important if you seek wealth creation. So be sure to place water in the SW to empower your wealth feng shui. If the SW is also the sitting or facing direction of your home then it is even more important for you to activate this sector. No need for swimming pools or ponds in the SW (although if you have them it is amazingly good luck), but feng shui enhancers such as water features like fountains and crystal vases with blue colored water will do very well. Remember that when you do activate the SW, the financial benefits and stability affect your entire household…. which is truly powerful feng shui.
Finally, note that water in the SW is not just for wealth luck! When you place water in the SW it will ensure the continued nurturing presence of the mother figure.
Grand Master Lillian Too is undoubtedly the world’s most prolific and popular writer and advocate on living with good Feng Shui! She has written over 100 books that have been translated into 31 different languages, and over 10 million copies of her books have been sold worldwide.
What is it about pets that make us feel so happy? Is it their loyalty and unconditional love? Pets are really good life energy to have around and they enhance the Feng Shui of your living space, especially if you work outside the home and your home is left empty during the day.
They bring plenty of yang energy to counteract the yin energy of the quiet silence. Their good energy makes us feel upbeat and happy, especially when they greet us as we return home. Even it your pet or pets have torn up an item or had an accident in your home, they really are powerful Healers to have in your life. Always try to see the good in something ‘bad’ that they do. It is such good karma and energetically Balancing to be kind to your pets and have compassion for them. After all, they are helping us more than we realize!
~ Rev. Tiffany White Sage Woman
The picture above is my two dogs, Gracie and her son, Ty.
I have always enjoyed the sparkling beauty of chandeliers. Watching the light bounce off and dance with the crystal chandelier jewels always brings a smile to my face. The light I am referring to is the softened natural lightening coming in from windows, during the day. I have a dimmer switch for my chandelier so that I may enjoy the low, soft, reflected light at night time as well.
The most spectacular place to hang chandeliers is in the Southwest area of your home. The combination of fire and earth energies brings wonderful love luck to every resident member. You’ll find your marriage is much happier and younger members of the family will never be short of boyfriends or girlfriends. If you are single, you won’t be for long!
My office is in the Southwest area of our home. The chandelier came with the home, and it was a bit dull in it’s original state. So, my husband drilled tiny holes around the metal rim of each light, and we hung up chandelier crystals to give it a whole new, sparkly look. I picked out the clear crystals and a dear friend gave me the amber ones.
You can find antique or old chandeliers at flea markets, thrift stores and tag sales. It is fun to refinish them and give them an updated look. I know some people may cringe over buying anything antique but you can clear the energy from any item. Plus, you refinishing it, with your energy all over it, does clear and cleanse it. Personally, I collect antiques and haven’t ever had a problem with ‘attached’ energies from previous owners. In fact, many antiques have very few owners. A factory made item….how many people are touching that item? So, new isn’t always better quality wise or energy wise.
As with anything reflective, make sure you clean your chandelier on a monthly basis. This keeps the Balanced energy… Chi…flowing in your home and/or office.