Meditation Through Feng Shui for Perfect Peace
By S.BS. Surendran
The study of feng shui is not restricted to structures but can be extended to the analysis of an individual and this is classified as outer feng shui and inner feng shui. While outer feng shui predominantly deals with structures, design, layout and décor of the space in which we live, inner feng shui is all about our body, feelings and expressions.
In our daily life, with our regular interactions with others within the family and the outside world, quite often we observe that the body language and attitude of others towards us at times is not very encouraging and positive. They are aggressive, sarcastic or even indifferent to our feelings.
No doubt, this can make one feel ignored or sidetracked and over a period of time feel constantly depressed, too. There are many factors which govern the aura around a person to attract good response from others and create human harmony. It could be the way you present yourself, dress, your facial expression or body language which could possibly be generating a vibe which makes the other person respond negatively.
Such feelings cause more damage to the person and over a period of time the internal system breaks down, leading to lack of self-confidence, motivation and finally makes the person sick. This calls for an introspection to calm the mind and create a strong aura and positive field. By adapting meditative techniques, art of focusing with some good feng shui as the catalyst you can bring about positive changes in your life and in turn create the “power of attraction” around yourself.
Creating personal space to meditate and build up internal energy (chi) is important. However, if a separate meditation room is not possible, creating a quiet corner as a personal space using feng shui designs can be extremely potent. The place should be comfortable enough and serene to look at, so that it encourages you to stick to your relaxing ritual at a particular time, in a specific spot.
Ensure that the meditative space is clutter free, and that the room has a window for connecting to nature and ushering in positive chi. Rooms with picturesque view of a garden, lake or ocean is excellent, and in addition the right feel can be created by having aromatherapy candles, incense, water features, indoor plants and rhythmic music or chants. Inspiring photos of people or near and dear on the wall close to the meditative area will help you in relaxing and feeling protected and motivated, too.
Light is a very important aspect of spiritual feng shui, and it needs to be well balanced in each room of your home in order to maintain positive chi flow. Look for the shadows in a room as well as the light. If a corner is dim, you can brighten it with a standing lamp. A corner shelf with a pillar candle will offer a more subtle light effect.
The healing colours as per the feng shui colour chart specify violet, which is associated with good motives, spiritual aspirations and prosperity; or shades of purple, associated with the psychic, intuition and calm, which can create the right atmosphere for meditation practice. You can use these colours on the walls of the meditation rooms, décor, wall hangings, floor mats or even cushion covers on the chair on which one sits and meditates.
For seating, you should choose a comfortable chair with a straight back or floor mat and then follow the process of getting into meditation by:
• Step 1 – Sit quietly in a comfortable place maintaining a steady posture to elongate the spine;
• Step 2 – Clear your mind of outside distractions and intrusive thoughts;
• Step 3 – Focus on your breath by taking a nice, deep, long inhalation and releasing it s-l-o-w-l-y. Repeat this five to seven times and feel the tension getting released from within you;
• Step 4 – Visualise your body being surrounded by purple light;
• Step 5 – Allow your mind and thoughts to come and go at will;
• Step 6 – Maintain this state for at least 10 minutes and slowly focus your mind and thoughts to your immediate surrounding and withdraw from the meditative state. Open your eyes gently and relax for a while.
Regular practice of meditation will promote healthy, positive thoughts and a relaxation of the body, mind and soul. This power of nature can be consciously called into focus, balance and harmony in our places and our lives. The art of feng shui empowers such meditative practices and when practiced regularly, it builds a strong field around which is difficult for others to penetrate and disturb their inner calmness.
S.BS. Surendran is an accredited master feng shui consultant, traditional vaastu practitioner and bio-energetician based in Bangalore, India. He can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org
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