In our last post we cleared up the myth of the south-facing door.
In Feng Shui, when we talk about a house or apartment, there are three major elements: the main entrance, the kitchen, and the bedroom.
In our previous posting, we mentioned the Four Features: Dragon (mountain), Guardian Hill (small hill), Energy Spot (flat area), and Water (river, lake, ocean).
Feng Shui studies the quantity, quality and coordination of these four features. A good house should have these four features in ideal form and structure.
In Feng Shui, there is an old saying,
“Mountains affect the children, Water affects fortunes.”
In ancient times in China, when a family had many sons, the family became stronger. So, Mountain represents power, while Water represents wealth.
How true is this? Let’s take a look at the world.
We have shown the application of the Four Features in a city, village, house, and office. This Four Features Model can even be applied to chairs!
Now let us look at the Four Features on a smaller scale – a manager’s office as shown in the image below.
The solid wall behind the manager’s desk and chair is the Mountain feature.
The Feng Shui of a high-rise apartment building is also defined by the classical Four Features Model but from a slightly different perspective.
In an urban setting, for a building to have good Chi-Energy, it is necessary for all Four Features to be present. However, in this situation the buildings in the city substitute the natural landscape and function as landforms, representing the metaphors for Mountain and Guardians.
So far we have been talking about the bigger picture of the four features model. In the previous post, we talked about the 4 features model in a relative big scale.
But everyone wants to know, “How do I apply the 4 features model to my house?”
All truth has to be validated with reality. If we look at history, we can see how the Four Features Model reflects the success or failure of cities, organizations, companies, schools, or even people, based on the Feng Shui of the place.
Now let’s take a look at an example on a larger scale at one of the most renowned universities in the United States: the University of California at Berkeley.
The Diagram below shows an ancient Chinese classical model of an ideal city site – a classical model of a city from the Form School Feng Shui perspective.
When William Blake wrote, “To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wild flower,” he was reflecting on the holographic concept of the universe where each part of the whole contains the complete information that reflects the whole.
In practice, this means that everything we observe on one scale can be translated to a smaller or larger scale.