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Today I am going to explore feng shui bagua (the Western School, BTB) and tell you about Rodika Tchi, a professional feng shui consultant. Feng shui is an ancient Chinese art that has been around for more than 3,000 years. It deals with the energy inside of a space, and people using these ancient principles strive to create balance while promoting health and well-being.
Feng – wind
Shui – water
As I was poking around the web to find out more about feng shui, I was continually drawn back to Rodika Tchi. She writes for About.com and has a youtube channel with plenty of great instructional videos. In one of her articles she explains that, “Feng shui is based on the Taoist vision and understanding of nature, particularly on the idea that the land is alive and filled with Chi, or energy.”
Rodika has studied under feng shui masters, has received formal training, and has a range of other experience including Energy Healing and Bau-Biologie.
Bagua, when directly translated from Chinese, means “eight areas.” While the classical tradition of Bagua uses a compass to determine the orientation of each area over your home, the BTB (western bagua) uses a method that requires overlaying the bagua grid on top of a blueprint of your home. Rodika warns not to use both traditions simultaneously, as this can create confusion and frustration. Instead, pick either the classical or BTB and stick with it exclusively.
Here is an image of a bagua energy map:
You will want to align the bottom of the grid with the wall of your main entrance. So, your front door will be one of these areas: knowledge and self-cultivation, career, or helpful people and travel. Here is a short video by Rodika explaining BTB bagua:
Here are some resources from Rodika Tchi concerning feng shui:
Do you use feng shui in your home or office space? What has your experience been? I’d love to read about it in the comments.
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