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Explore the Elements, Create a Pa Kua - Part V

by Faith Ellis

Hello everyone!

Apologies for the delay in getting this final instalment to print, the end of 2001 was quite eventful and life and death took over for a while. Here in NSW people are battling horrific bush fires, the worst for at least 20 odd years and the smoke, destruction and resultant bravery has been amazing. The human spirit following on the back of human stupidity is something that has to be marvelled at and along with stories of deliberate destruction come stories of courage, tenacity and endurance. I ask you all to hold the fire fighters, property owners and volunteers in your hearts and send out prayers for calmer weather with a decent dose of rain and an end to this calamity.

Living in a predominantly Christian country Christmas holidays have provided a time to spend getting reconnected with our spirituality and of course our families. In other areas people have been observing the fasting month of Ramadan and in some instances celebrating Hari Raya, which I think represents the equivalent of Muslim New Year (please feel free to correct me if I have got this wrong and apologies if my ignorance inadvertently offends anyone). However you have been spending the past few months I trust it has brought peace into your heart.

Thank you to everyone who sent me emails, some of which really taxed my grey matter. I love hearing from you all and hopefully being of service. My concern is the number of people who wrote asking if I thought they were compatible with their loved ones, children etc. It is one thing to check out the compatibility of a new relationship, quite another matter when it comes to one that is already established and working well. There is saying that goes, "if it ain't broke don't fix it". If your relationship is working well, then I am not about to tell you otherwise, regardless of what a superficial delve in the wisdom of FS might appear to say. It was not my intention to plant doubt and fear into people's hearts and if that has been the case I would like to take this opportunity to humbly apologise.

Feng Shui is just one tool, all be it a very effective tool if used wisely and spiritually, that we could utilise to help us on our quest to create our desired lifestyle. Ultimately we have to turn within, to our heart, our Soul and listen to our own inner wisdom to provide the last piece of the puzzle, the final solution. Lets believe and trust ourselves, pray to whatever Spirit we believe in for guidance and wisdom and finally have conviction in those beliefs. As you read on, do so in the knowledge that each one of us governs and creates our own destiny. I am merely a humble servant, doing the best I can with the limited learning I have gained and am totally fallible in my humanity.

In this article we will explore our best directions, how to work them out and how to utilise them. Having your Pa Kua in front of you may make understanding the information easier.

In Pa Kua & Lo Shu FS, people fall into 2 categories; they are either an East house person or a West house person. I will again use myself and Eric as examples.



Productive Cycle

 


An easy way to work out best directions is to essentially split the Pa Kua in half, remembering that, again for this exercise we keep the Earth elements together. If you look at you Pa Kua, with S at the top, you will see that East, Big Wood is located on the left hand side and West, Small Metal on the right. Hence those compass directions located and compatible by or for the East (Big Wood) represents the best directions for East house people e.g. S, N, E & SE (Fire, Water, Big and Small Wood). If we double check the elemental cycles/compatibility, Water helps Wood grow and is productive to Wood. Wood on the other hand is productive for and feeds fire.

Conversely, those compass directions located and compatible by or for the West or Small Metal, represent the best directions for West house people e.g. SW, W, NW & NE (Big & Small Earth & Big & Small Metal). Elementally this one is easy, Earth is productive to Metal.

By matching Kua numbers with any one of the compass directions, seeing which side of the Pa Kua they are located, East or West, you can work out anyone's best directions. It is really that simple.

So now you can work out your best directions and tap good fortune. Utilising the Pa Kua you have created, work out the best direction locations of your home, each room, your desk etc. Try to sit in an area of a room that taps one of your best directions. Anything that you use to produce income should tap one of your best directions. Face your desk into a best direction, have a work phone line coming in from a best direction, keep your bankbook in a best direction location etc.

Ideally your front door and your bed head should tap your best direction. The areas you live and sleep in should be located in areas of your home represented by one of your best directions and your kitchen, bathroom/s/ and toilet/s located in one of your worst direction areas of your home, (worst directions are the 4 remaining compass directions that aren't your best directions). You probably won't be able to get it all perfect. Maybe your front door does not face a good direction, what to do, move, change the door? Sometimes these are options, sometimes not, we can only do what we can do and not worry about what we can't. For further clarity read Lillian Too's book "Applied Pa-Kua and Lo Shu Feng Shui".

By now you have probably condensed and absorbed a lot of the information contained in the articles about creating your own Pa Kua and may be ready to start putting your newfound knowledge into practice. Please remember to make small changes, one at a time, check out the results and make adjustments accordingly. Have faith in yourself and your ability, if you take small steps, do things that can be undone if they don't work out for the best, you will learn, have fun and gain valuable experience and confidence. Practice on yourself first before trying to fix other people's lives and remember, slowly, slowly catchee monkey. May the changes you make produce positive outcomes and abundance fill all your lives!

Next article I will explore the utilisation and placement of Feng Shui good fortune symbols.

My wish for the New Year, whichever one you celebrate, is that it be filled with Joy, Peace and Happiness and bring you all you desire..

Faith


Faith Ellis is a holistic health practitioner as well as a Feng Shui practitioner who is privileged to have trained under and have as her mentor, the incredible Lillian Too. Faith's mission is to help create a world full of love, honour and respect. She offers consultations to the general public and small business operators, based on these three principals, working in partnership to develop productive, empowering, abundant businesses and lives, in an easy, fun manner. She is currently walking her talk by creating her own business, Holistic Feng Shui.Com in Sydney, Australia and working with various clients. You can contact Faith on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Explore the Elements, Create a Pa Kua - Part V

By Faith Ellis

Hello everyone!

Apologies for the delay in getting this final instalment to print, the end of 2001 was quite eventful and life and death took over for a while. Here in NSW people are battling horrific bush fires, the worst for at least 20 odd years and the smoke, destruction and resultant bravery has been amazing. The human spirit following on the back of human stupidity is something that has to be marvelled at and along with stories of deliberate destruction come stories of courage, tenacity and endurance. I ask you all to hold the fire fighters, property owners and volunteers in your hearts and send out prayers for calmer weather with a decent dose of rain and an end to this calamity.

Living in a predominantly Christian country Christmas holidays have provided a time to spend getting reconnected with our spirituality and of course our families. In other areas people have been observing the fasting month of Ramadan and in some instances celebrating Hari Raya, which I think represents the equivalent of Muslim New Year (please feel free to correct me if I have got this wrong and apologies if my ignorance inadvertently offends anyone). However you have been spending the past few months I trust it has brought peace into your heart.

Thank you to everyone who sent me emails, some of which really taxed my grey matter. I love hearing from you all and hopefully being of service. My concern is the number of people who wrote asking if I thought they were compatible with their loved ones, children etc. It is one thing to check out the compatibility of a new relationship, quite another matter when it comes to one that is already established and working well. There is saying that goes, "if it ain't broke don't fix it". If your relationship is working well, then I am not about to tell you otherwise, regardless of what a superficial delve in the wisdom of FS might appear to say. It was not my intention to plant doubt and fear into people's hearts and if that has been the case I would like to take this opportunity to humbly apologise.

Feng Shui is just one tool, all be it a very effective tool if used wisely and spiritually, that we could utilise to help us on our quest to create our desired lifestyle. Ultimately we have to turn within, to our heart, our Soul and listen to our own inner wisdom to provide the last piece of the puzzle, the final solution. Lets believe and trust ourselves, pray to whatever Spirit we believe in for guidance and wisdom and finally have conviction in those beliefs. As you read on, do so in the knowledge that each one of us governs and creates our own destiny. I am merely a humble servant, doing the best I can with the limited learning I have gained and am totally fallible in my humanity.

In this article we will explore our best directions, how to work them out and how to utilise them. Having your Pa Kua in front of you may make understanding the information easier.

In Pa Kua & Lo Shu FS, people fall into 2 categories; they are either an East house person or a West house person. I will again use myself and Eric as examples.

Productive Cycle


An easy way to work out best directions is to essentially split the Pa Kua in half, remembering that, again for this exercise we keep the Earth elements together. If you look at you Pa Kua, with S at the top, you will see that East, Big Wood is located on the left hand side and West, Small Metal on the right. Hence those compass directions located and compatible by or for the East (Big Wood) represents the best directions for East house people e.g. S, N, E & SE (Fire, Water, Big and Small Wood). If we double check the elemental cycles/compatibility, Water helps Wood grow and is productive to Wood. Wood on the other hand is productive for and feeds fire.


Conversely, those compass directions located and compatible by or for the West or Small Metal, represent the best directions for West house people e.g. SW, W, NW & NE (Big & Small Earth & Big & Small Metal). Elementally this one is easy, Earth is productive to Metal.

By matching Kua numbers with any one of the compass directions, seeing which side of the Pa Kua they are located, East or West, you can work out anyone's best directions. It is really that simple.

So now you can work out your best directions and tap good fortune. Utilising the Pa Kua you have created, work out the best direction locations of your home, each room, your desk etc. Try to sit in an area of a room that taps one of your best directions. Anything that you use to produce income should tap one of your best directions. Face your desk into a best direction, have a work phone line coming in from a best direction, keep your bankbook in a best direction location etc.

Ideally your front door and your bed head should tap your best direction. The areas you live and sleep in should be located in areas of your home represented by one of your best directions and your kitchen, bathroom/s/ and toilet/s located in one of your worst direction areas of your home, (worst directions are the 4 remaining compass directions that aren't your best directions). You probably won't be able to get it all perfect. Maybe your front door does not face a good direction, what to do, move, change the door? Sometimes these are options, sometimes not, we can only do what we can do and not worry about what we can't. For further clarity read Lillian Too's book "Applied Pa-Kua and Lo Shu Feng Shui".

By now you have probably condensed and absorbed a lot of the information contained in the articles about creating your own Pa Kua and may be ready to start putting your newfound knowledge into practice. Please remember to make small changes, one at a time, check out the results and make adjustments accordingly. Have faith in yourself and your ability, if you take small steps, do things that can be undone if they don't work out for the best, you will learn, have fun and gain valuable experience and confidence. Practice on yourself first before trying to fix other people's lives and remember, slowly, slowly catchee monkey. May the changes you make produce positive outcomes and abundance fill all your lives!

Next article I will explore the utilisation and placement of Feng Shui good fortune symbols.

My wish for the New Year, whichever one you celebrate, is that it be filled with Joy, Peace and Happiness and bring you all you desire..

Faith


Faith Ellis is a holistic health practitioner as well as a Feng Shui practitioner who is privileged to have trained under and have as her mentor, the incredible Lillian Too. Faith's mission is to help create a world full of love, honour and respect. She offers consultations to the general public and small business operators, based on these three principals, working in partnership to develop productive, empowering, abundant businesses and lives, in an easy, fun manner. She is currently walking her talk by creating her own business, Holistic Feng Shui.Com in Sydney, Australia and working with various clients. You can contact Faith on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.