Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Helping Self and Others This Holiday Season Through Feng Shui

The greatest mentors in life are said to reside in this space such as Mother Teresa, Jesus, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra and Gandhi, just to name a few. These are people who have honored the call to create peace in the world through their skills and talents. They paved the way to higher awareness by leading with their heart. How is life calling you to make a difference?

The helpful people and travel portion of the feng shui ba-gua is about moving forward, whether from one location to another, or a shift in your state of mind. Movement and development of spirit is essential for growth. This sector of the ba-gua calls to action synchronicity - the blessings of being at the right place at the right time. It's about expanding our ability to be compassionate towards self so we can be compassionate towards others. 

This time of year there is a great deal of movement, gathering with family and friends to celebrate the holidays. Albeit a wonderful time, it is also a time that stress levels rise, tempers flare, and compassion takes a back seat to the ever growing list of "things to do."

The energy of the helpful people gua reminds us to refine our truth, be authentic, create beauty around us and live in clarity. That begins with compassion and leads to serving others. Most of in-spirit or what is most commonly recognized as BE INSPIRED!

Where to Find Helpful People Sector:

This is the location of the northwest portent of the home. It's metallic qualities arrive from the universal electricity emitted by the sun and stars. Therefore, metal is a key element for this sector with earth to support it. 

Metal holds the qualities of truth, precision, justice, intuition and an inward or contractive movement. It behooves us to be mindful of these qualities while working with this sector of the bagua so we can bring them into daily living. 

Images of Enhancement:

Note the type of images displayed in this sector. What do they say to you? Do they reflect the aforementioned qualities?  If not, here are a few ideas:

  • Powerful mentors
  • Cultural pieces of artwork
  • Images of places in the world
  • Globe
  • Metal ornamental art
  • Heavenly images


It is best to expound on the elemental qualities of this portent through the choice of color. Metal is the natural home of the northwest with earth being the parent element of support to nourish and fuel it. Therefore, any metallic color hues such as bronze, creamy white, gold, silver, gray, pewter, or copper bode well. Earth tones also apply here such as muted yellow, terra cotta, browns, or tan. Since walls within a home take up a great deal of square footage, then color is a powerful way to activate a portent.


We already ascertained the elements of metal and earth bode well in the northwest sector. Choose accents pieces that contain these elements. For clarity, stone, terra cotta, clay, brick, slate (any stone), and all metals works very well to ground, support and assist in enhancing the qualities of mentoring, travel, guidance received from spirit guides, angels, and God. These elements will also activate those who are called to help you.

This holiday season live in kindness and vibrate the energy of compassion.

Om Shanti,
Mary Jane Kasliner