I received an email from a guy in Davao City who is asking me whether I can go to Davao to check out the new home that he intends to buy for his family. He said he knows basic Feng Shui dos and don’ts but he wants to be able to fully check the natural chi or energy of the place.
I have to turn down the invitation because my schedule simply won’t permit me to take that trip. He then asks whether there are other ways of checking the chi of a place even if you’re not sensitive to these kinds of energy.
First, sensitivity to natural chi is something that you can enhance. It is something that you should continuously do until you are more attuned to the natural chi of your surroundings. Doing it regularly will just make you a natural chi sensor. But even if you’re not ‘sensitive’ to it yet, there are other ways of checking the natural chi of a place. I’ll write about them in my later posts, but what I want to share with you right now is that children, especially those age 7 and below are naturally sensitive to chi. Some Taoist priest and Feng Shui experts would say that boys are more sensitive than girls. But I’m really not sure whether it’s true that boys are more sensitive than girls, personally, I think it is simply a case of the nature of boys – they are more active and girls even with good chi will tend to be more reserved.
Kids, 7 years and below are naturally sensitive to chi because they are not yet easily influenced by what they see. Unlike us adults, we tend to judge a place by how they look, but children usually tend to react to something base on how they ‘feel’. They’re not really aware of this but it’s really more of the fact that they really haven’t shut themselves to their surroundings by information load and judgment.
One easy way to check whether a house or any place has good chi is to bring children to that place. Observe the kids whether they are relaxed, happy and comfortable in that place. If this is so, it usually indicates that the place has good chi. If they’re uncomfortable, irritable, and specially if they’re unable to pinpoint the cause but are uneasy it usually indicates that the place has bad or negative chi.
In doing this, it’s important that you know the child really well because you’ll have to do the interpretation of his reaction to the place. Sometimes the slight misinterpretation makes a lot of difference. There are times that you’ll have to clearly define whether the child is quiet because he is uncomfortable or he is simply unconsciously reacting to a total calm atmosphere.