Graveyards, even when redeveloped into residential estates, are “yin” places, with a whiff of sadness, according to Feng Shui. But it also offers remedies to attract “yang”, positive energy, into the lives of the residents there
7/18/2018 12:06:35 AM
|written By : SBS Surendran|
Vaastu and Feng Shui lay down practical guidelines that enable you to select good property and property whose “chi” is not afflicted and luck not blocked by harmful structures – guidelines that will help you home in on sites that contain vibrant yang energy. Feng shui, in short, enables you to custom-design your “luck” and makes you move towards your aspirations by fine-tuning the “chi” around you and harmonise and balance it.
From a Vaastu or Feng Shui perspective, we can discern various kinds of property, some of which possess intrinsic good energy and fortunes, which benefit everyone. There are certain areas and neighborhoods, which tend to have better Feng Shui than others. The surroundings and the layout or planning of the locality have an effect on the fortunes of the residents – there are prosperous and poor neighbourhoods.
If the aim is to acquire true wealth and prosperity, we require an environment that works for you and not against you.
It is believed that prosperity and abundance circulates through the universe and through all our lives. It is a never-ending flow of giving and receiving, hence it’s important to have a clean environment and properly designed homes. Many associate prosperity with financial wealth, but true riches are of many kinds. Besides material wealth, we also need love, friendship, family, health, knowledge and spiritual wealth.
The environment, location and placement of a property have a strong bearing on the type of energy the property imbibes and exudes. As the city grows, it’s quite common these days to find property adjacent to storm-water drains, places of worship and gravesites. Paucity of land has driven builders and developers to choose any available space and transform it to attract buyers. However, there has always been a seed of doubt and stigma for properties adjacent or close to gravesites.
Gravesites are considered “yin” places and, as the energy they exude is stillness, sadness and emotional disturbance, in Vaastu and Feng Shui it is said that having a property in and around such a location would influence the people living in these buildings. In recent times not only are developmental activities taking place around gravesites, but in some cities the old gravesites are being transformed into homes. If it’s a gravesite which has not been in operation for a long time, it is to an extent acceptable as the occupants may not witness the sadness and sorrow which people carry to such sites although the energy of the land would still remain yin.
Although some of the developers work towards transforming the energies prior to starting construction, it is strongly recommended that the soil is recycled and new soil added to the site. Planting tree saplings in and around the site would also aid in transforming the energies and rejuvenating new growth and controlling the “Earth” energies. Apart from this, the occupants of such homes can perform periodic “space cleansing” by using incense smoke, salt and water to cleanse the air and space. Keeping lights turned on in corners and rooms unoccupied would also ensure that the energies maintained are positive or “yang”.