We all have heard have the phrase or idiom ‘Let’s cross the bridge when we get there.’ Or ‘We’ll cross the bridge when we get there.’ Of course, almost all the people who use that phrase use it as an idiom to signify that for a pending problem that one does not have a solution at present, it will be just dealt with when the problem arises.
But for Feng Shui experts, ‘Let’s Cross the Bridge When We Get There’ is not just an idiom. It has real Feng Shui significance.
In ancient China, the idiom is not used as an idiom but rather as a Feng Shui cure. If they envision a problem that has no solution, they will say that ‘Let’s Just Cross THE / A BRIDGE WHEN WE GET THERE.’ to signify that they will solve their problem with one of the oldest Feng Shui ritual to rid oneself from problems. They literally cross the bridge to get rid of a problem.
How is this done?
When encountering a problem, I suggest you do the ‘Cross the Bridge’ ritual to get rid of your problems. This is done by looking for a bridge that may be visually proportionate to your problems, meaning the bigger the problem, the bigger the bridge that you should use.
Do the ritual in the morning between 6AM and 10AM. Go to one end of the bridge, and go to the side of the bridge and pour some clean water, a half-cup of water will do, and then place 7 pieces of uncooked rice grains. These serves as an offering to the spirits that resides in the bridge. Please also light an incense if possible. Then stand straight, and focus on your problems, do this for about 30 seconds and start walking. As you walk, imagine that your problems are slowly dissipating, until it’s gone when you get towards the center of the bridge. Then, consciously get yourself to feel lighthearted and happy, as you continuously walk towards to the other end of the bridge. All throughout the process don’t ever look back even if somebody calls you. It’s best to arrange for somebody to pick you up at the end of the bridge, because it is better to take another route in going back to your place. Avoid the said bridge for 3 days.
I personally haven’t tried this ritual, but my Feng Shui master in Hong Kong swears by the efficacy of this ritual.
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It’s summer once again in the Philippines, and a lot of people are going to the beaches or resorts again to have fun. Boracay, Panglao in Bohol, and Puerto Galera, among other destinations here in the Philippines are again teeming with tourists.
Some resorts in an attempt to make their pool aesthetically appealing creates some Feng Shui blunders that may be bad for those who swim.
And as tourist, remember in my earlier post that while yang energy is really good, please be aware that there is such a thing as too much yang energy and you should do try to get some rest.
But more than that, you should also be aware that there are a lot of resorts that may be aesthetically nice but may be bad in terms of Feng Shui. For example, some resorts loves putting a bridge over their swimming pools, and for us tourists we might find this beautiful, but remember swimming under the a bridge is like walking under a stair. It creates a lot of bad energy for us and might affect us long term.
A friend is scouting for new home and he requested to me check out a place that he’s thinking of buying. He said the price is quite good and he has checked it out and like the place.
So yesterday we went to check the place out. The house was beautiful and for a big house, the selling price that the owners were asking for it is quite a bargain. There is only one problem; it is situated at the end of a bridge.
Readers of this blog knows that I always say that living space should have a balance of energy. However, balance here means that since it’s a house for the living there should be more Yang than Yin. Balance here means Yin should not be absent, but Yang should dominate the house and even the surrounding of the house.
A bridge creates a lot of energy, especially if traffic is quite heavy. Meaning a bridge, because it’s ‘moving’ creates a lot of Yang energy. You would think since its important for a living space to have more Yang this is going to be good. However, the operative word here is ‘balance’ it cannot have too much Yang that Yin is completely overpowered.
The particular bridge here is a high traffic bridge and while it continues to a road, the house that my friend wants to buy is right at the end of the bridge.
What will happen? This may cause one or all of the following things, the family who lives in the area will become greedy with money, they may also suffer from conflict amongst themselves, and/or they may be besiege with health problems
The Feng Shui of the house is actually okay. It has to undergo some Feng Shui renovations but it is not really bad. I explained to my friend, in front of the agent who happens to be a cousin of the previous family who owns the house, that the previous owner of the house may have been wealthy but they could have suffered from any of the three things I mentioned above.
The agent was quite surprised with what I said and admitted that her cousins family is quite well off but the patriarch recently got really sick and her cousins has been fighting about the properties even before their parents passed away. The mother, the agent’s aunt, decided to sell off the house to avoid further fighting and decided that she’ll try to spend their money for the hospital bills and enjoy some of it to teach their children a lesson. The patriarch and matriarch have both since moved to a condominium.