Are you superstitious? I try not to be because certain stories freak me out. I used to have a third eye when I was younger but I requested several pray overs to close it. I don’t know if I should have revealed that because now, I sound like a crazy person. Ha ha! I no longer feel or see much “energies” around me, thank God. When I was younger, I used to experience things in various spaces. Maids would complain that they would hear wooden slippers (slapping on the floor) or sometimes the lights would be switched on when the maids returned even when no one is home.
I would also like to share a personal story that validated my “gift.” One night, I was meeting my previous boyfriend’s friends. It was my first time to visit their home and meet them personally. We were sitting in the living room when I happened to see a white lady with long hair by the screen door of the main entrance. My eyes just rested there briefly before turning away. I was quiet about it because why would I reveal that experience to a bunch of people I just met? A person beside me whispered to me and asked, “You saw HER as well, didn’t you?” Remembering that incident never fails to give me goose bumps and how the heck did he know I saw that? That was 13 years ago, and although I have not gone through anything like that again, it did remind me to always be aware of my surroundings.
I think all kinds of energies surround us, positive and negative. As mentioned earlier this month, I am dedicating the month of February to feng shui, as tribute to the Chinese New Year. For my column, I’ll be focusing on the “sha” which is the harmful chi (universal energy) at our doorsteps and the cures we can utilize to prevent it from entering in our houses. For this week, I will be focusing specifically on the gate or main door of the house. These areas are significant because they determine what kind of chi enters our space. I don’t own a house… yet. Perhaps you live in a condominium like me as well, but you may know someone who can benefit from this and if you have time, kindly pass it on. It is also good to know these details because one day, who knows? We may have our dream home earlier than expected.
1ST SCENARIO: Tree in front of the main door
SHA: Having a tree located in front of the door can have an impact on the homeowners’ health in a negative way. It is worse if it happens to be a banana tree, which is believed to be one of the causes of mental illness.
CURE: Relocate either the tree or the door. If both scenarios are not possible, hang a hexagon Ba-gua over your door.
2nd SCENARIO: Neighbor’s gate is bigger and opposite your door
SHA: The function of the gate is to attract fortune. The house with the bigger gate will attract or suck in more fortune than the house with the smaller gate.
CURE: Don’t outdo each other by competing with bigger gates. If there is no way to transfer your smaller gate, hang a hexagram Ba-gua on the gatepost.
3rd SCENARIO: Your main door is in line with the neighbor’s driveway
SHA: This can lead to losses in business opportunities. The driveway and main door create opposing sha which is similar to hitting traffic on a T-junction. The layout breaks up the chi from entering the home.
CURE: Hang a hexagram Ba-gua or convex mirror on top of the door.
4th SCENARIO: The main door faces the electric post
SHA: This will affect the health of the homeowners.
CURE: Request Meralco to relocate the post. Another possibility is to hang a hexagram Ba-gua over the door facing the electric post.
Next week, I’ll be discussing feng shui for the interiors. Watch out for it!
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