Updated: Mar 15
The bed is such an important part of our everyday life. We spend nearly one third of our lives sleeping. While we sleep our bodies get needed rest and nourishment. The quality of our sleep affects our health. The quality of sleep depends in part on the position and location of our bed. Following some simple Feng Shui guidelines will insure that you are protected while you sleep and aligned with your beneficial directions. Not sleeping in your best position or directions can result in sleepless and restless nights.The resulting effects can be felt as your health slowly deteriorates. Your body no longer functions optimally, which can then influence your studies or career and other aspects of your life.
One of the best positions for your bed is to place it diagonally across the door, provided there are no angles, toilets, windows and mirrors that might be inflicting negative energy to it. Refer to the basics in Part 1. Today’s blog is about finding your best direction and how to tap into it while you are sleeping.
There is a very accurate formula in the compass school of Feng Shui called KUA number which calculates one's lucky and unlucky directions. It is sometimes referred to as the "Natal Number," your "lucky number" or "Gua" number. It is based on the birth date and the Chinese lunar year. The formula divides people into East or West groups, and is also a very accurate compatibility formula. It gives out four lucky directions as well as four unlucky directions.
Learn your best directions and then apply them to your daily life. When sleeping, it is best to point your head towards your health direction; when sitting, face one of your lucky directions. It is recommended to commit your lucky directions to memory as after a while it will become second nature to you and the beneficial energy it attracts would nourish your chi before you realize it. Famous speaker, author, teacher and Feng Shui expert, Marie Diamond, states that by using Kua numbers, we can change our brain waves. She describes this method as being quantum level Feng Shui. By using one of our lucky directions, we have access to our alpha brain waves, the clearer voice of intuition. Being in an Alpha brain state, represents being in an optimal condition to program the mind for success and heightened imagination, visualization, memory, learning and concentration.
It is not always possible to sit facing or pointing towards your best direction, but using any of the lucky directions is better than none. Pivoting your chair can also work when facing one of your best directions is not possible.
There are 9 numbers in the KUA number sequence; 1, 3, 4, 9 are East. 2, 5, 6, 7, 8 are West. You will find that a friendship or a relationship is the longest and has the best quality when you are both from the same group. Although there are exceptions to this rule that require deeper look into the person's birth chart.
KUA & Bed Placement
Let's look at an example of how to use a KUA number. ( Click on this link for the Resources page) Notice that on the birth date chart, the years do not start on January 1. The Chinese calendar is based on the beginning of the moon cycle, the start date also varies and changes from year to year.
For example: Jenny was born July 16, 1998. Looking for her birth date on the chart, it falls in the row of "Jan 28, 1998 to Feb 15, 1999". Her KUA number on the chart is 4, found on the third column. That means she is an East group person, because she has " E" ( East) as one of her best directions.
Her best directions are the East group of: South, North, South-East and East. Her best sleeping direction is the South-East. However, if she cannot use this arrangement, any of her best directions will do. Remember that when sleeping, the head should point to one of her best directions, not her feet.
The process is the same for a male, follow the male column for a number. Male and Female KUA numbers are seldom the same. Check the chart prior to moving heavy furniture items and enjoy benefiting from the energies that are there to help you.
In part 3, we will be working on an actual bedroom and using the principles and concepts discussed.
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( A version of this blog was previously published on www.crystal-life.com)