Monday, March 17, 2014

A Spring Front Door 'Ener-chi' Boost

Cleaning up, adding colour and life = positive change!

How I gave my home a fast feng shui fix

Considering that your front door represents the 'Mouth of Chi' ... where energy andopportunities come into your home and life... a few days ago I finally took action because my very own front door was sadly in need of an energy boost! It was the typical case of the cobbler's kids wearing tattered and worn shoes or the carpenter with a home in need of repair. But it this case, it was the feng shui consultant that needed a proverbial kick in the derriere!

In the 'Before' photo (below) I still had some dead plants left from fall -- I had high hopes that they would survive the winter -- but they did not. There were leaves and cobwebs needing to be swept up and I had thrown away a worn door mat and not bothered to replace it. Nothing about my front door said 'Welcome!' Read on to learn how I boosted my front door chi AND realized immediate results!

Setting Powerful & Positive Intentions

The Three Secrets Reinforcement

You can bring an element of spirituality into play when performing feng shui cures by concluding with a blessing. You may create your own blessing – based on your personal religious beliefs – or you may use the traditional BTB Feng Shui ‘Three Secrets Reinforcement’ method. Which uses body, mind and speech to enhance your intention:

MUDRA: A hand gesture, to express the power of the body

MANTRA: Speech – Sacred words or prayer to express your voice

MIND: Visualize the intended result to express your mind

MUDRA: Women should use their right hand (Yin) and men should use their left hand (Yang) to perform the mudra. Start by bending your two middle fingers (see below) and placing them on your thumb while holding the other two fingers out. Flick your fingers open and closed nine, 18 or 27 times while saying the mantra or a prayer.

MANTRA: The most common Three Secrets Reinforcement mantra is Om Ma Ni Pad Me Hum (pronounced ohm-mah-nee-pahd-me-whom). This mantra is referred to as The Six True Words or The Mantra of Compassion. Repeat the mantra as you perform the mudra nine, 18 or 27 times.

Loosely translated, the mantra means: “I bow to the jewel. I see the God within you and bow to acknowledge that light.” These words are believed to attract the power of completion and compassion and correct negative thoughts. If you feel uncomfortable using this mantra, any other personal prayer or blessing may also be used, but be sure to repeat it nine, 18 or 27 times.

MIND: Visualize the result happening step by step, including the beginning, middle and end. Invoke the five senses to make it real. Remember, if you focus on all the difficult challenges to achieve this goal, then that is what you will manifest – difficult challenges.

Repeat the mudra, mantra and mind reinforcements (visualizations) simultaneously, for any multiple of nine times.