Because feng shui is an ancient body of knowledge, most of the traditional, or classical feng shui cures are based on mythical, or culturally specific symbols and associations. Some classical feng shui cures as the Chi Lin, the Pi Yao or the Fu Dogs, even though very popular with traditional feng shui schools followers, are not very well known (or applied) in the Western home.
This is definitely not the case with the Kwan Yin, one of the major deities in Buddhism. Known as the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion, Kwan Yin is a well known deity not only in China, but also in Korea, Japan, Malaysia, as well as with numerous Buddhism followers around the world.
The terms "compassion and mercy" are not the best interpretation of Kwan Yin's energy. The energy Kwan Yin expresses is akin to what a mother feels for her child - it is fiercely loving and protective, a much stronger energy than what we usually associate with compassion.
As the legend goes, even though Kwan Yin attained enlightenment, just as she was about to enter heaven she paused at the doorway and, hearing the cries of the world, decided to return and help humankind find the right path.
She took the vow to help humans, thus Kwan Yin is known as the female Bodhisattva.
Kwan Yin is portrayed in many ways. You can find images of Kwan Yin holding the pearls of illumination or a bundle of ripe rice, pouring the nectar of wisdom and compassion from a sacred vase or meditating and holding her hands in sacred mudras. You can also find Kwan Yin holding children or giving food - all being expressions of this divine loving energy.
The One with a Motherly Compassion, She who Hears the Cries of the People are the Kwan Yin's attributes. A great protector and benefactor, her heart is full of deep compassion and unconditional love; her energy is God-like. As such, Kwan Yin is welcomed in many feng shui applications and is one of the most popular (and sacred) feng shui cures.
Because of her commitment to help humans, she is approached with any concerns, troubles or worries. Be it family, career, health or relationships, no trouble is too big to be brought to the motherly and all-powerful energy of Kwan Yin.
So, where do you place the Kwan Yin statue for good feng shui in your home?
Here are the basic feng shui guidelines:
- Define the best bagua placement of your specific Kwan Yin statue by looking at its attributes, such as colour, material and other details. A white Kwan Yin statue is wonderful feng shui cure for the West bagua area, as white colour is an expression of the Metal feng shui element of the West. A green jade Kwan Yin can be a great addition to your East bagua area.
- Kwan Yin can be a powerful cure in the annual feng shui flying star applications. Define where her energy is needed in a specific year and place the statue of Kwan Yin in the affected bagua area to neutralize the negative energy and protect you.
- Never place your Kwan Yin statue on the floor, in the kitchen or in the bathroom. A height of at least 3 feet is recommended for the good feng shui placement of Kwan Yin.
- You can also place the statue of Kwan Yin close to your front door, facing the entrance. This will create a protective quality of energy at your entrance (the mouth of Chi), as well as the most welcoming sight to be greeted with when coming home.
The Goddess is here, in your home now, so there is nothing to fear.
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