SIGNALS IN FENG SHUI
Shui and subliminal signals
Feng Shui is
much more than good arrangements or the proper placing
of objects within a structure. Are you aware that the
areas we use day in and day out - our main door, the
landing outside it, the steps leading out - all give
signals to our subconscious mind?
can be positive or negative. Should you receive negative
signals every day or several times a day, be rest
assured that you and peace of mind, prosperity, health
would remain strangers for all times to come.
How does one
ensure that one receives only subliminal signals, which
can better one's health, wealth and peace of mind? To
take a simple example, what would it do to your mind if
the road you were driving on, were bereft of any signs
guiding your journey?
entry and exit paths to our house should have positive
subliminal `markers' which not only create a happy state
of mind whenever we enter or leave our abode but also
protect us from any potential harm.
are in the habit of making steps and landings of white
concrete with no `subliminal marker' distinguishing the
elevations. No visual demarcation between the landing
and steps, steps and patio, shakes one out of one's
peaceful state of mind.
or descending such monotonous routes causes a great deal
of stress since one has to concentrate on
differentiating the elevation changes oneself to avoid
tripping and falling.
undifferentiated landings and steps in front of a house,
which blend into each other, also give the subconscious
mind the message that reaching the front door is a
Herculean task. The unhappy result would be that such
occupants would be bereft of opportunities.
`subliminal marker' in such a case would be a clear
transition to mark each separate elevation. Alternating
colours, textures, and materials cry out aloud: `This is
the landing, you are safe here as you can clearly see
where it ends and the steps begin.'
descending the stairs, a clear demarcation between the
steps and the next landing states clearly: `You can't
take a false step here. You are now stepping on the
landing.' When one finally exits the building, it's with
the confidence to face the day.
measures for improving landings, steps and patios are:
Replacing concrete steps with flagstone or brick,
covering existing steps with brick pavers, staining
wooden steps, placing large pots of flowers/plants on
either side of the top and bottom step.
outcome for the occupants of houses with well-defined
walkways, landings, and steps will be that opportunities
will visit them frequently - guided as they are by the
think of a house as a structure merely of bricks and
cement and set a price on it based on its physical
strength. But the economic value of a house can also be
governed by the presence or absence of the life-giving
force of Chi.
What the Hindus
call prana, the Chinese call Chi. Where Chi is abundant,
prosperity and happiness result and vice-versa. The
life-force energy of Chi is carried by currents of Feng
(wind) and Shui (water).
While Chi is
beneficial, Sha does the exact opposite to one's life.
Sha means negative Chi and carries with it harmful
energies. Sha oozes through cracks, holes and broken
windows in homes and is prevalent in corners and sharp
It also occurs
in places packed with human beings, animals, or things
like lifts, trains... and rooms. Bad odours, bright
lights and loud disturbing sounds intensify Sha. So it's
clear that if one wants the value of one's house to
increase, the flow of Chi in it should be bettered and
The main thing
to ensure is that the design and appearance of one's
property is in harmony with the surroundings. The
property should be maintained in such a way that a sense
of order and beauty in relation to the environment is
should be designed such that good relations with
neighbours result. Such good relations boost the
positive energy of the area. Electricity wires and
pollution very close to one's property give off a lot of
Sha and can not only adversely affect the value of one's
property but also one's health.
The entrance to
the house can be made a rich source of Chi.
Opportunities enter the home through the front door,
hence it should be made to look inviting. The front
doors and even its surrounding areas should be neat and
clean and kept in good condition so as to exude Chi.
The look and
feel of the insides of the house directly results in Chi
or Sha, depending on the atmosphere created inside.
Light and airy homes give off Chi whereas a dark, damp
and heavy atmosphere means that the house is overflowing
with Sha. Surely no one would pay a good price for the
house if such were the case.
important inlets for Chi. Hence, they should be large,
preferably wall-to-wall. The current trend of providing
such windows in city apartments bodes well for the Chi
level in the house. Light, warmth and breeze should
enter the home lighting up all dark corners and
An unkempt home
cluttered with all sorts of unnecessary items is a
breeding ground for Sha energy. Removing such unwanted
objects not only gives one more space to move around
increasing the Chi level of energy but also obviously
drains out all the Sha energy.
avoid buying houses in dead-end streets. The residents
of such localities are always at odds with each other.
Hence, nobody is prepared to pay a good price for houses
in such areas. Similarly, cemeteries, junkyards, and
prisons close to one's home literally swamp the house
with negative energy, or Sha.
Symmetry is an
important principle of Feng Shui. The shapes of wall
within and without a house should be in perfect
alignment. A house, or rooms, with many angles reflect
brokenness and this quality can lend itself to the lives
of the inhabitants of such houses.
important danger to watch out for within a house is
heavy overhead beams. The beam carries within it the
weight of Sha energy. Such harmful energy can give
migraines to those sleeping under it.
If one keeps
the above tips in mind, peace shall surely exude from
one's house creating a favourable impression on the
minds of the prospective buyers and prompting them to
pay a good price for one' home.
you are planning to buy a new home, there are a few Feng
Shui principles you need to keep in mind when you make
your choice. You may have to make a few compromises, but
you will be aware of the reasons for those compromises.
You will know what steps you must take to counteract the
negative energies. You may have to take the help of Feng
Shui experts in this regard.
ancient Chinese held the view that mountains influence
people and water dictates the flow of money. The site
chosen for a new home should always be near these two
features. Keep in mind these helpful tips when looking
for a new home.
out your propitious directions based on
the principles of Feng Shui.
is the house for sale?
the house is being sold because of
bankruptcy, the new owners could end up
taking on the misfortune.
the previous owner has died from an
unnatural cause, it is best not to move
into such a house
a fire has occurred more than once, it is
a strong indication that it is a
for a house with a large mountain or a
building behind it rather than an open
space. Any mountain shape other than one
that has a jagged outline is good.
or water bodies should ideally be to the
east of the house, or failing that in the
southwest until the year 2004. From 2004
to 2023 it should ideally be in the
southwest, or failing that, in the East.
are in the best position on straight or
gently curved roads, away from sharp bends
or junctions. The movement of traffic on
the road should be in little waves and of
a non-polluting nature. This indicates a
generation of wealth.
the masculine and feminine elements by
looking for a house with equal number of
houses to the left and to the right. To
get a better idea, please refer to the
section on Yin & Yang.
for a house with a shape relating to the
element whose characteristics match your
personality. The square and rectangular
shapes of earth and wood offer the best
security and stability. To get a better
idea on the shape that suits your
personality and element, please refer to
our section on elements.
underground water pipes, other than
ordinary domestic pipes, running in a
back-to-front direction represent a drain
of finances. Such houses should be avoided
above underground tunnels are best
avoided, as the vibrations coming from
below represent an undermining of your
invites you to the Wonderful World of Feng Shui
Engineer Rameshwar Prasad (B.Tech., M.Tech., P.G.D.C.A.,
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