Where Do I Place My Vision Board According to the Feng Shui Ba-Gua? – Part 1

by Linda Lenore on December 27, 2011

 

 

In yesterday's post I discussed the advantages of creating a vision board and how the correct placement of the board according to the Feng Shui Ba-Gua could support you. I also shared how I was participating in a 2-day workshop - "Magnifying Your Vision" - put on by Judy Peebles of The Journaling Jenius and how the placement of the board I created last year had manifested into my desired visions from that board.

Today I finished my Vision Board. Unlike last year's, which was contained to one side of a board, this year's showed up as two-sides of the same board. The process I went through today showed me there needed to be a more complete vision. Instead of everything crammed onto one side, it needed "breathing space" in order to expand. In fact, one of the phrases I had cut out was "breathing space."

On to the Ba-Gua - and this will probably be a 2-part post since there is so much to share.

The eight-sided Ba-Gua map used in several Feng Shui trainings help you to locate the nine areas of your life represented in your home and rooms. You use it by placing it as an overlay to an outline of the floor plan for either the entire home or just a room. Figure out where the main door into this home or room is in relationship to the wall it is located on. If it is more to the right, it will be a "helpful People" door or entrance. If it is in the center of the wall, it is a "Career" door or entrance. If it is more to the left side of the wall, it is a "Knowledge" door or entrance. As you walk into the home or room through this entrance, the Ba-Gua is laid out before you with the back left corner being the "Wealth corner" and the back right corner being the "Partnership corner".

The eight-sided Ba-Gua map used in several Feng Shui trainings helps you to locate the nine areas of your life represented in your home and rooms. You use it by placing it as an overlay onto an outline of the floor plan for either the entire home or just a room. Figure out where the main door into this home or room is in relationship to the wall it is located on. If it is more to the right, it will be a "Helpful People" door or entrance. If it is in the center of the wall, it is a "Career" door or entrance. If it is more to the left side of the wall, it is a "Knowledge" door or entrance. As you walk into the home or room through this entrance, the Ba-Gua is laid out before you with the back left corner being the "Wealth corner" and the back right corner being the "Partnership corner".

First, the Ba-Gua is used in several schools of Feng Shui (pronounced “fung shway”) and the first Feng Shui study I did was a school that used this map or guide to our interior spaces. Ba-Gua literally means "eight (Ba) sides (Gua)" and represents the eight areas of our life that can be found in our environments.

All eight areas are held together through the center area, or ninth area, known as the area of health. So if you are focusing on your health, a possible placement for a vision board with that focus might be to place it in the center part of your home. If you don't want other people living with you to see the vision board, place it in the center of a wall in your Feng Shui office or some other focal point where you will see it, yet it will be away from other's eyes.

If it isn't possible to "hide" your vision board from others at home and you feel uncomfortable having them see it, is there a location at work that is "safe" from criticism? If not, maybe the best thing to do is to take a picture of it and then download it to your computer or phone. One of the main things about a vision board is to be looking at it on a regular basis. So we do want you to be able to see it - not hide it in a closet.

Other areas of the Ba-Gua, listed from the center bottom clockwise to include all eight areas are: Career, Knowledge, Family, Wealth, Fame, Partnership, Children and Helpful People. If the room or building isn't a perfect square or rectangle, it will have what is known as "missing pieces." Don't worry about that at this time. Place your vision board as close to what you feel is the appropriate area of your life within your home or bedroom - either one or both will work.

In my next post, I'll explain in greater detail about each area of the Feng Shui Ba-Gua. This is a powerful tool to use in conjunction with a vision board. Setting your desires on a vision board, then placing the board in an area of like energy with intention for your dreams to manifest has created many "dreams come true."

What dreams to you have for the upcoming New Year? Why not start visualizing those dreams and setting your intentions through a vision board. Think about the nine area represented in the Feng Shui Ba-Gua to see if you can find images representative of them for a life you dream to live.

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