by Megan Montero
Did you know there is a place in your home related to your health? Your finances? Even your reputation? Every aspect of your life is directly related to a specific place in your home. We mirror our home and our home reflects our personal strengths and weaknesses. Sometimes our best efforts at moving forward in life are thwarted because our living space holds us in an old pattern. For example, if your deepest longing is to find your life partner, but because the shape of your home is missing the area related to marriage, then the lack of marriage chi (energy) will interfere with your intention to be in a fulfilling relationship. Adjusting the Feng Shui of your living space will support you in changing long standing personal issues and help you move toward your goals.
The bagua is a map that shows how our physical environment corresponds with different aspects of our life; Career, Self Knowledge, Family, Wealth, Reputation, Marriage & Relationship, Creative Projects, Helpful People and Health. The bagua can be applied to a building, site or room to reveal the areas of strength and weakness of the space. Adjusting the chi can correct the imbalances in the space and strengthen the corresponding life area. Bathrooms, fireplaces, and clutter in certain areas of the bagua can have a negative effect. Would you want to keep all of your clutter if you knew it was in your Wealth area inhibiting your prosperity?
If your house is an irregular shape, applying the bagua to your space may reveal that part of the bagua is actually outside your house, indicating that you are missing that area of the bagua. This was the case in the earlier example about marriage and relationship. Or you may find that part of your house is outside the bagua indicating an area of the bagua is enhanced. Missing any area of the bagua will correspond with having a lack of vitality and support in the corresponding area of your life because the chi is missing in the home. The good news is that a missing area of the bagua can be corrected without having to remodel and any area of the bagua can be enhanced to bring extra vitality and support to the corresponding area of your life. Phew! Call me for help with reading the bagua or your space and for Feng Shui solutions to correct missing bagua areas.
A client of mine discovered that the side of her hundred-year-old house, which happened to be her Wealth corner, was rotten and growing mushrooms. As her partner was replacing the siding and laying a foundation because there was none to begin with, my clients ex-husband returned her phone call about some financial matters. After years of saying no, he agreed to pay the back payments he owed her and was willing to create a much larger retirement account for her than she requested. Her ex-husband also agreed to make a loan to her mother, thus taking financial pressure of my client. Sometimes good Feng Shui is as easy as taking good care of your house and cleaning things up!
Megan Montero is a Feng Shui consultant, a Home Organizer, a Plant Spirit Medicine Healer and a Weather Worker in the Nahua tradition of Mexico. She practices in the Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay areas, and by phone or Skype. Learn more about her services and events at www.windandwaterblessings.com and to sign up for her Wind & Water Blessings Newsletters to receive Megan’ Top 9 Feng Shui Tips for Restoring Harmony to Your Home.