introduction to Feng Shui – the Bagua Map – beliefs about money

April 29, 2009

Two days ago, Monday evening, we had the introductory class for Feng Shui and Money. It was a great start! We did introductions, got our books and took an introductory look at the nine sectors of the Bagua map. We identified the 5 elements, earth, water, wood, fire, and metal.

Earth is associated with Tai Chi (Center, Grounding, Spiritual Health). Water is associated with Kan (Career, Life Path, Goals, Mission in Life). Wood is associated with Chen (Ancestors, Family, Household Expenses, Physical Health). Fire is associated with Li (Fame, Reputation, Recognition, Perception by Others). And Metal is associated with Tui/Dui (Children, Creativity, New Projects).

This week we will read chapter one in Eric Shaffert’s book Feng Shui and Money. We will also purchase our new prosperity journals, and a very small notepad or notebook to write down every single thing we spend money on throughout the next few months. Lastly, we will complete the assignments in chapter one. I’ve already started looking for graph paper to create a new floor plan for my home.

In addition to learning about the bauga map, we began exploring beliefs about money, that we may or may not have realized we held. We looked at a list of beliefs and sayings about money and discussed which of them might be patterns in our own lives.

Here are a few examples of beliefs about money that we considered.

Money doesn’t grow on trees.
Life would be so much better if I didn’t have to think about money.
Money kills relationships.
Money is the root of all evil.
I can get by without money.
Spiritual people aren’t rich.
The rich get richer and the poor get poorer.
You have to work hard to have money.
Money causes problems.
Money can’t buy happiness.

After looking at some of the above statements, we put them on their head.

Money does grow on trees.
Thinking about money is fun.
Money supports relationships.
Money is the root of great things.
I prosper and have lots of money.
Spiritual people are rich.
The rich help support society with charitable donations and endowments for hospitals, museums, libraries, Universities and medical research and scholarships. I can be born poor and become a millionaire!
I earn money easily.
Money creates solutions.
Money can buy happiness.

What sayings about money have you heard or do you repeat? What are your thoughts or beliefs about money? (Write a comment & share it with us!)

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One Response to “introduction to Feng Shui – the Bagua Map – beliefs about money”

  1. Hi, interesting post. I have been pondering this topic,so thanks for sharing. I’ll definitely be subscribing to your blog.

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