New Year’s Feng Shui – Janet Mitsui Brown

-1Sho Chiku Bai (pine, bamboo & plum) —

Steadfastness, perseverance, and resilience in feng shui

The year 2015 is well underway here in Los Angeles, and in our home.

This year my husband, daughter and I are busy clearing, giving away, tidying up our home. and we are fortunate to have an abundance of pine and bamboo surrounding us in our yard. I just need to find some plum to add resilience to our lives.

Good feng shui begins with the person. At the center of the bagua – the template used to measure an auspicious home or business – is the earth element, and the intention is good health. If you are healthy, you can meditate, you can work hard, and you can find out if you are on the right path. You don’t need a psychic to help you, because you can find the answers yourself. But you need to be healthy – so this means seeing a physician at least once a year, eating healthy foods, including one fresh local fruit a day, and listening to your body so you can take care of yourself if there is a blockage.

Next I believe you need good feng shui – you need to examine your home and office to make sure your environment is clear and does not represent blockages that can keep you from moving forward positively. You can hire a consultant, or follow the template from the form school or compass school. Or you can take it one step further, following the template from the Black Hat Sect Tantric Buddhist school, and use mundane and transcendental cures to make change.

The new year begins because the environment has changed due to the influences of the universe, the sun and the moon. We are in the yin cycle, the month of January, when the days are still short, it is cooler, and there is less sun. We should look at this as a new beginning, and start with looking at ourselves. I highly recommend taking advantage of this time to be still, to do exercises to strengthen and energize your body, and to learn balance in all facets of your life – this can include doing meditation, qi gong, and tai chi.

Then before the Chinese new year – the solar new year on February 4 and the Lunar New Year on February 19 make sure your home and business are tidy and prepared to offer support to you as you make way to fulfill your intentions.

I am here to help – and it will make a difference. Happy New Year 2015.

In gratitude, Janet Mitsui Brown, www.thejoyoffengshui.com

www.culvercitysymphony.org

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