For those who have read a bit about feng shui, you know about the Bagua Map. The Bagua Map is a grid that we lay over the floor plan of our house to see where different life energies lie within our space. It is a super-cool tool that I love to play with. It helps my often chaotic mind put boundaries, albeit blending boundaries, around areas in my home so I can focus my intention during specific tasks of organizing, cleaning, and decorating.
In order to use the Bagua Map, we must have a to-scale floor plan of the main floor of our house. Many people can find a builder’s floor plan in the paperwork they got at the closing table. If you’re renting, your landlord may have one. If you’re in an apartment complex, the leasing office almost always has a to-scale sketch of your unit. If you can’t get your hands on one for your house, it may be tempting to just “eyeball” the grid lines of the Bagua Map. This is not a good idea. Pull out your tape measure and some graph paper and follow this link for instructions on how to draw you own:
Once you have your house all measured out, only then can you divide the total length and the total width by 3 to draw the lines of the Bagua. My clients are almost always surprised to see where the center of their house lies compared to where they thought it was. Our intention is such a powerful component in applying feng shui principles, let’s make sure you’re standing exactly in the space that represents the life energy you want to improve.
The action itself of measuring your home, is increasing the vibration of your space. You become more mindful of the nooks and crannies of each room, and you’re honoring every inch of space in which you live. It’s a labor of love that is well worth your investment of time.