In recent years, I have become more fascinated with learning about my family heritage. Before studying my family genealogy, I would feel like a tumbleweed floating through life. However, now that I have connected many dots and have even been able to link my family to important historical events, I feel like I’m anchored.
While most people may not give much thought to what happened with people who came before them, I think it is important. For most, the Thanksgiving holiday is the time to celebrate family. But I don’t just try to celebrate the family that is alive. I also reflect on those who have come before me because their struggles and sacrifices have helped me become who I am today.
If you have been following my blog for a while, you know that I have done Feng Shui articles covering the career area and the children’s area of the home. This month, in celebration of family and Thanksgiving, I decided to cover the family and ancestor area of the Feng Shui bagua. Improving this area will help improve relationships with family and also improve grounding and security in life. Allegedly, improving this area can also help with improving your finances, making sure that ends always meet.
So how can you improve this bagua? Here are a few critical ways that you can work on improving this area.
- Start by decluttering and cleaning the area
- This is a good area to add a beautiful, healthy house plant
- It is a good idea to add a water fountain or other water feature to this area
- Eliminate white stuff, circular stuff, or metal items in this area
- Incorporate wood into this bagua
These are some great ways to improve the area but I have taken it a step further and added a family tree to this bagua. Everytime I look at the tree, I think about my connectedness to my overall family both paternal and maternal lineages. It makes me feel confident knowing that my family has a history all its own and I am becoming part of the history. Upon improving this area, you will feel more grounded and connected in life.
“If you don’t know history, you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree.” — Michael Crichton
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Mel Childs is the author of this article and the owner of Move Me To Atlanta. She also owns her own writing company in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. Additionally, she has written freelance for various publications, including Bob Vila, This Old House, Lawnstarter, WikiLawn, Homelight, Fixr, LeadsForward, Upscale Magazine, Black EOE Journal, Ancient Origins, and many more.