How to live healthily and happily
Be aware of your external environment
By Janet Shin
If you look around your neighborhood, you will find various structures besieging your house. There are lots of roads and buildings of different sizes and shapes. Even if your house is in an isolated area, you will still be surrounded by diverse natural objects.
This external environment produces multifarious energies influencing your life. Although you try to live in a better and healthier place, it is impossible to be completely away from harmful structures, both man-made and natural.
Nevertheless, it is better to be aware of them than to be ignorant. It is a matter of how you develop your powers of awareness. It would be ideal if you could repel the harmful elements perfectly. If not, you should learn how to live wisely with them.
Buildings are more harmful than other objects. The larger and sharper the buildings are, the more misfortune you will suffer. Tall and hostile buildings facing your front door hurt most. Those who live in this circumstance are more likely to experience distress and tragic consequences, so you should try to avoid them or learn effective ways to neutralize those destructive energies.
I’ve seen that several families, living in a multiplex house, with such poisonous buildings right in front of their residence, experience various unpleasant accidents. A couple living on the first level divorced, a lady living next door committed suicide, and a woman on the third floor suffered from continuous diseases. This succession of misfortunes began after a large sharp-pointed building was constructed in front of where they lived.
It was recently reported that about 100 churches in Anyang, south of Seoul, decided to turn off the lights of cross-shaped spires or remove them. The church spires and the red lights of the cross are symbols of Korean churches’ piety and prosperity. They, however, have incurred the resentment of local residents as a light pollution. People living nearby complained of sleepless nights as the red crosses were left on all night. They were severely criticized when in 2010 Typhoon Kompasu caused several spires to collapse.
Negative energy is emitted by sharp and angular structures. Even a sculpture can create threatening energy. Some owners of neighboring buildings install another powerful structure to defeat this. It was even said that a missile-shaped structure was used to counterattack. Passive measures, such as mirrors or reflective objects against killer structures, are also used by small-sized buildings. However they are not constructive prescriptions as they also produce negative energy toward surrounding buildings.
There are productive feng shui cures to dissolve an unfriendly environment. Depending on specific circumstances, you need wisdom to choose the most appropriate measures. Metallic or wooden fences are often used to block killer energy aimed at your house. Shrubs may protect your house from an unfriendly environment.
Wood can shield your place from poisonous causes, such as rocks, concrete and walls. Metal can hinder any harmful energy from plants or other structures in green or blue. Fountains can also be used to neutralize killing energy from angular or triangular shapes. Fire energy comes from those pointed shapes and the water element can reduce their perniciousness.
If any unhealthy energy comes from metallic objects, such as steel structures, place bright lights outside your home to deter the hostile energy. The lights represent fire element and restrain metal elements.
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The writer is the president of the Heavenly Garden, a saju research center in Korea, and the author of “Learning Four Pillars.”