Introduction to Feng Shui Candle Lighting Kindle
The ancient practice of candle lighting to purpose, accomplished by the sages of long ago, has been brought back to life by Tina Ketch in her series of books entitled “The Candle Lighting Encyclopedias”. The ancients mastered the effectiveness of lighting colored candles at certain times for different reasons. Many people throughout the ages accepted this practice as it was defined and refined. The Catholic Church acknowledged the importance of candle lighting, thus implementing this practice for ceremonial occasions such as High Mass, Lent and Benediction. The Catholic Church was not the only religion to recognize the importance of lighting candles. The soothing abeyance of the candlelight, and the change of the demeanor of those who lit the candles, as well as those who observed the candles being lit, was dramatic. The effects were positive and uplifting.
Feng Shui, pronounced “Fung Shway”, is a science developed in China over 4000 years ago. Feng Shui translates to wind (which you cannot touch) and water (which you cannot harness). Feng Shui is the harmony of the elements and the placement of objects to enhance the positive flow of the elemental energy. There are two complementing aspects. One is “chi”, which meanders, and the other is “shar chi”, which travels very fast. The “chi” is the energy which flows freely, over hills and gentle valleys. The chi does not go around sharp objects. This chi is referred to as the “cosmic dragons’ breath”, which promotes prosperity, happiness and good health. Chi is yang energy.
When there are obstructions of this chi, the chi will encounter what is called “shar chi” or yin energy. Shar chi travels in straight lines and around straight corners. The shar chi is the killing breath, which will overcome the dragons breath or chi. The shar chi is dangerous. It is the killing breath that solicits poor health and hostile emotions.
Chi will solicit positive changes in life, the same as lighting certain candles at the appropriate times to obtain your heart’s desires, or to manifest a change in your life. The shar chi is common to lighting the right candle, but at the wrong time, thus sending away that which you had hoped for.
In this book, we will be combining these two ancient sciences, delving into an empowering aspect of your life. First, we will discuss Feng Shui. Second, we will discuss candle lighting, and third, we will be putting them both together for a powerful life-changing science.
The readiness of most people, and the willingness to learn, has brought us all to this point. Our journey will be short, but the destiny through which we will be traveling will be vastly rewarding. It no longer takes a lifetime to achieve a single goal. The chi has opened up for all to partake, with vast rewards and successful living. Open your hearts and minds, for it is time to begin.
When lighting candles and using Feng Shui, we will be taking both ancient practices and modernizing them for simplicity. When you try to improve your life by making changes too fast, by lighting too many candles, you will find yourself becoming agitated. This is because the energy that you are creating is too strong. It took you a lifetime to get where you are now. Allow your candle lighting and Feng Shui time to work without being obsessive with your new knowledge.
Remember, in all things, balance is vital. When you create the balance in your home, you are allowing positive chi to flow. Positive chi brings with it harmony. Balance and harmony are essential in a productive, successful life. You must create balance-soliciting harmony in all aspects of your life. When you come home and the children are running around, franticly seeking attention as you fix dinner, you know you have not created balance and harmony in your home. Establish routines that better suit your family’s needs. This does not mean to quit your job, as that would solicit another type of imbalance.
Look at the area where your children sleep. Is that room balanced? Is it free from clutter? Is it peaceful? If the answer to any of these questions is “No” then you have not done your job in effectively achieving balance and harmony. When your children are not balanced, you are not balanced. Feng Shui follows generations. When there is upset in the cycle the energy trickles up and it trickles down. There is a lot of common sense that follows both candle lighting and Feng Shui. Bigger is not allows better and more is not always best.
In this book. Balance and harmony will be looked at as if under a microscope. We will be taking into consideration the elements, location, color and directions of many objects in our lives, including our home and the placing of the furnishings within the home.
The first thing that we need to know is, what kind of change are you looking for? What is it that you want, and most importantly, why do you think you do not have that now? Once these questions have been answered, you will be ready to begin.
First, we will be looking at how these essential elements play a role in our lives. We will be learning the differences in the diverse elements. It will be important to know and to feel first hand how water as an element, not just a glass of the wet stuff to quench our thirst, puts out the element of fire. It’s easy to physically see how and why this happens, but can you conceptualize it?
When determining the balance of elements, there are simple rules to follow. We need all five elements to maintain balance, and “balance” will be the operative term. You want your elements to be balanced. When the elements are balanced, they are in harmony with one another.
For instance, when you have a vast amount of water, you will be putting out your fire energy. When you have a large amount of water, you will be turning your earth energy to mud, and so on. These are simple, easy-to-understand correlations.
For years, people have lit candles, giving no thought or reason to the different color of candles that they were lighting. Often, some people would light candles when they were depressed, or when they had company for dinner. They gave no thought to the time of the day or even the date when they lit their candles. When the candles were lit at the proper time and the right color was lit, positive changes took place.
The same holds true for the practice of Feng Shui. Some people are sensitive to the vibrations of the energy emanated by different objects, furniture and even the pictures that they would hang on their walls. This is intuitive Feng Shui. When the person is in a good positive mood, they change things around to promote positive Feng Shui. When they are depressed and they move things around, they are moving the chi to match their mood. This is why when people get depressed and argue, and quarrel with others in the home, it is hard to break the cycle of aggression. They have moved the chi to promote shar chi and the energy keeps going until they change the chi again to promote the positive chi.
Candle lighting and Feng Shui are both very complex. We will be breaking both down in easy terms and simple applications so that it is easy to understand. Both use a basic premise, which is that energy moves. Color emanates energy, time solicits energy, the directions promote the existence of energy and the elements are energy.
We will be learning which sections in our homes each element represents. Then we will be subdividing that information, allowing all five elements into each room. We will then learn how you can neutralize the elements so that they will be balanced and how the elements can be used to fulfill your hopes and desires for the future. As we put this all together, your only remaining question will be, “Why didn’t I learn about all of this earlier?”
When lighting candles and not using the Feng Shui methods, or when using the Feng Shui without the candle lighting, there will be different rules, principals and techniques that you will be following. The colors, times, directions and cures in this book have been established by implementing years of research in combining candle lighting and Feng Shui.