Monthly Archives: June 2018

The Truth Behind Feng Shui Space Clearings & Blessing Ceremonies

This blog is about one of my favorite things in Feng Shui.  It involves something that most people never think about: clearing the energetic imprint of a space and then blessing it. There are entire books written on the subject of space clearing alone. However, for the purposes of this blog, I am only going to describe the way it is used by the Black Hat Sect Tibetan Buddhist Feng Shui practitioner. Try saying that three times fast!

First, let me tell you why you might want to do a space clearing ceremony. We all know that energy is present in our homes, and I’m not talking about the kind you get from the electric company.  In the form of chi energy, it either meanders through your home or it dashes around like a boomerang.  How it flows depends on how the home is designed, but what about the energy of emotions?  Anyone who has ever gone from zen to crazy in 2.5 seconds knows how quickly and potent emotional energy can be.

In our homes, this emotional energy sticks around, even after the dust of an argument has settled. However, arguments are not the only way that emotional energy effects your home.  Here are a few questions to ask yourself:

Has your home ever been burglarized?

Has anyone ever been assaulted in your home?

Has anyone ever died in your home? (very common in older homes)

Was your home built on or near a cemetary?

Is it near a church or funeral home?

When something tragic happens in your home, that energy becomes palpable. I once did a space clearing at a 100 year old house.  The homeowner was aware that several previous inhabitants had died in the home. It may not be the easiest thing to talk about, but it really is important to know the history of your home.  If you don’t know the history, it is better to clear it all out just in case.

In a standard Feng Shui interior space clearing, we use two main ceremonies: Smoking the Orange Peels and Sealing the Doors.  In the Smoking Orange Peels cure, the smoke combined with the Three Secrets Reinforcement intentions, clears out the negative energy  from the space. The second step involves employing the Sealing the Doors cure.   This prevents the negative energy from re-entering.  This ceremony is especially important if your home or business has ever been robbed. I hear so many people tell me that they have been robbed not once, but two or three times. To prevent it from continuing to happen, it is necessary to get rid of that energy once and for all.  And finally, if you live in a home that has unwelcome spirit energy, this is definitely the ceremony of choice.

Once the inside in complete, the real fun begins.  A Blessing Ceremony encourages growth, luck and prosperity. This is often done when moving into a new home or business location, during times of bad luck, as a cure for predecessor problems or when under spiritual attack.  A Blessing Ceremony uses rice, cinnabar, high proof “spirits” and the recitation of the Ten Powerful mantras during the Three Secrets Reinforcements to charge the rice mixture.  The rice then becomes food for the hungry ghosts and represents seeds of blessings and desired outcomes that we ‘plant’ with our intention to create the life we want.

While anyone can learn to do these type of space and blessing ceremonies with a little training, hiring a certified Feng Shui practitioner can take the guess work out of it so that you can focus on the most important of the Three Secrets, the actions that you desire to see made manifest!

 

 

The Amazing Energy Of Red Rocks – A Feng Shui Perspective

I moved to Colorado six months ago, and on June 1st, I got to experience one of the most unique things about this beautiful state; Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO.  I was there to see the always amazing Michael Franti and the Spearheads, and as usual, he did not disappoint.

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One of the things that I noticed was the very unique layout for the performers and the crowd:  each is able to be in what we call a commanding position during the show.  In Feng Shui, being able to have our power areas in a commanding position is one of the top priorities.  The power areas I’m referring to are our desk, bed and stove, but when we apply that wisdom to the Red Rocks Amphitheater, we are expanding our definition of power areas to include the stage and the seating.  For all intents and purposes, the stage is a performer’s “desk” and the seating area is the audience’s “bed.”

In Feng Shui, an armchair design is highly desired when siting the placement of a home. There is protection behind the home, protection along the sides and the home itself would sit at the seat, with a supported back and an open, clear view at the front. Now, let’s apply that little nugget to the design of Red Rocks.  The audience has seating from low to high, and therefore, a very protected back.  The performers have a similar protection thanks to a very large, red rock behind the stage.  In addition, there are two large rocks on either side of the seating area, which gives the armchair effect mentioned earlier.  This allows both the performers and the audience to be in a  commanding and protected energy.IMG_0026

I doubt that John Brisbane Walker or the Civilian Conservation Corps and WPA consulted a Feng Shui expert when they enhanced the layout of this special place.  However, as is often the case, when we pay attention to our intuition, we can create Feng Shui masterpieces.

The natural amphitheater of Red Rocks took over 200 million years to create, and another 35 years to be developed to its current glory, but today, it is still one of the most unique and special venues for performers and concert goers anywhere. It is no wonder that Red Rocks has left such an impression on everyone that has had the fortune to attend.  On a subconscious and physical level it creates support, protection and a solid sense of grounding.  Healthy Feng Shui is always a combination of both tangible and intangible qualities.  Red Rocks Amphitheater serves up both, and gives a one-of-a-kind experience that isn’t soon forgotten.

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