The balance of Yin Yang principles is important to how we each experience prosperity and the ease with which we navigate the changes in our lives.
For proper balance and protection all things in the cosmos need to be able to have Yin (the feminine principle) to RECEIVE – guidance, support, rest, nutrition, etc and they need YANG (the masculine principle) to CREATE – heat, life force, activity, growth etc.
It’s never one or the other, it’s a balance through which change can and must occur. The male and female principles represent the cosmic dance and regulate the natural cycles of birth and death, increase and decrease, night and day.
Every person has a combination of Yin and Yang attributes and the same is true of every living or work environment. If there is too much of one, they both suffer, greatly increasing the likelihood of illness, confusion, and stagnation.
YIN/YANG and FENG SHUI
Feng shui (pronunced “fung shway”) is a Chinese term that means “wind and water” symbolizing the natural flow of “chi” or life energy that flows through our environment and supports life. Predating Taoism and Confucianism, this ancient art of flow and placement in one’s environment has been used to facilitate balance and well being in every important aspect of life. It has also been used to ensure that the flow of energy promotes harmony in a variety of ways, including yin/yang (male/female) balance.
Naturally, the Relationship Area of the Bagua Map is of special interest when it comes to interpersonal harmony and Yin/Yang flow.
In the Tibetan Black Hat form of Feng Shui, the Relationship Area is located in the rear, right corner of your home as you enter through the front door. The same is true in each individual room. The element that it corresponds to is Earth. Placing appropriate objects or colors in this area can have a dramatic affect on your current relationship or on your ability to attract a relationship. Whatever you place in this area has a deep, subconscious effect on how you feel about relationships and what you feel has a strong influence over how harmonious and balanced your partnership is.
Here is a short Intuitive Learning Game from Kuan Yin to help you assess how the Yin/Yang flow is doing in your environment.
Step One: It’s important to know the the Yin/Yang flow might be fine in one area, and stagnant in another.
Relax, and gaze softly at this Circle while you consider each area of your home.
“Is there a part of my house that has stagnant Yin/Yang energy? If so, where is it?
It could be one area, several or even the whole building. Make a note of whatever answer that comes and move on to the next step.
Step Two: Focus on the area(s) that came up for you. As you look at this circle, ask:
“What feelings seem to be associated with this area?”
Again make a note of your answers.
Step Three: There may be many reasons why you are sensing those feelings. The purpose of Feng Shui is to help us find remedies for whatever ails us, so, use this next circle to help you determine what kind of remedy might help you to get back into balance now.
The simplest possibility is that something physical – an object, a picture, even the color of the walls – is creating the imbalance. The items you come up with could be any where in your house, business or property. Ask:
“Is there a structural aspect to the building or property that’s causing a problem?”
“Does something physical need to move? If so, can I tell what and where?”
“Is there something physical I could add or take away that would help?”
“Is there clutter that needs to be cleaned up?”
Finally, ask if the problem has something to do with you personally. See if you can get an idea of what that might be and what would help you get back into balance.
You may need to seek professional help, go on a retreat or do a cleanse. Good self-care is a wonderful way to balance and refresh your internal Feng Shui!
Rheanni Lightwater © 2012
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