I know that yesterday’s article about embracing a tomb and taking pictures of it creates bad chi. I know that people will now ask whether keeping a picture of a loved one will also create bad chi.
Generally speaking in Feng Shui keeping a picture of dead person creates bad chi. However, there are some exceptions to the rule because one has to consider other factors that creates energy.
For example, for Catholics Pope John Paul II and Mother Teresa are people who died, but I don’t think keeping their picture will create bad chi because a lot of the Catholics considers them as living saints. To relate it to a Buddhist perspective, they are people who exude so much positive chi while they are living that their very image creates positive chi because it can only invoke positivity.
However, keeping a picture of Adolf Hitler at face value is bad because he embodies evilness, at least to most people. I would like to clarify though that I’m not here to judge the core humanness of the names that I mentioned above, but I’m only judging as the facts in history presents itself. In Buddhism, no one can judge a person is good or bad despite of their acts because no one can judge the core value or belief or reason for an act.
Keeping a picture of a dead person that you don’t personally know will also create bad chi, because there is nothing that will change that energy. However, keeping a picture of a person that you love, will not create bad chi, because the feeling of love towards the person should create enough positive chi to either temper it if not kill the bad chi.
Most Chinese will keep a picture and an alter of a dead relative. This usually creates good chi because one continues to ‘nurture’ the love by offering incense and/or food to the dead ancestor. However, this only becomes bad when the time has come that the younger generation feels neither love nor respect to the dead ancestor. Then the bond starts to break and there will be no buffer for the bad chi.
In summary, it is bad to keep a picture of a dead person because it creates bad chi. However, a ‘living saint’ and love creates much stronger positive chi that the bad chi these pictures create.
The other day my cousin called me up to ask me that while everything is doing well with him, his ‘life chi’ seems to be really down. He clarified that he’s wearing all his charms and has not made any adjustments with his office or room, but for some weird reason he jest feels a little down.
I know this particular cousin pretty well, and his mom actually has been complaining that he has not been going out and that all he does is work and stay at home. I told my cousin to go out and eat out with some friends or family or our other relatives. Since I was the one who suggested that he told me that I should treat him for a meal. I did and I invited some of our other cousins.
A few days after he called to tell me that he are no longer under the cloud.
The concept is actually very basic, when you go out with friends or relatives, you create a lot of yang energy and when you enjoy a meal together, you partake in something that is very positive which infuses everybody with a lot of yang energy. It helps uplift your yang energy, which in turn will uplift your life chi and your general mood.
The other day we talked about what may cause disharmony amongst siblings. Today, allow me to talk about another Feng Shui blunder that causes arguments, however, unlike the earlier post this one is not ‘exclusive’ to siblings, but affects anybody whose door faces another door.
This may bedroom doors facing another door, or office doors, or your main doors, or gates. Everybody inside the house/office/room/etc. on both side will be affected by this Feng Shui blunder. What happens is that you’ll be trying to directly pull at the chi and sharing with the chi. When this happens, you’ll naturally feel animosity towards the other person on the other side of the door, the people on the other end will also feel the same way, and because of this you’ll end up creating misunderstanding with each other.
It’s easier to cure to this Feng Shui blunder if the flaw is inside an office or house, all you need is to put a bright light in-between the two doors thus creating more yang chi. However, if the blunder is between to main gates then the problem is harder to resolve. Both parties must agree to put a bright light beyond the main gate.
There’s a Filipino belief that putting your loose change in a coin bank or a piggy bank or what they call ‘Alkansya’ creates bad luck. This is because, they say, you condition yourself for a time of hardship.
In a Feng Shui perspective, whether a coin bank or a piggy bank creates a bad luck or good luck depends on where you place it.
The most ideal place to put a coin bank is in the west or northwest section of your room or office. This is because the west and northwest section of your room is ruled by the metal element, and ensuring that this element is energized will activate your mentor luck and success luck, respectively. The ideal coin bank is one that is made of metal or ceramic which symbolizes the earth element.
Never put your coin bank in the east and southeast section of your room or office, because the east and southeast is ruled by the wood element, and metal destroys wood. Putting the coin bank here, especially if it accumulates a lot of coins will destroy your wealth luck.
So you see, with the preceding explanation, that Filipino myth that putting your loose change in a coin bank or a piggy bank is not entirely wrong, but neither it is entirely true. The secret is where to place the coin bank.