I have always been a strong believer in Feng Shui. Since my first home, I have engaged many Master. However, none has proved positive n consistence results.
This has changed when i met Master Alan. He was able to pinpoint the past problems in my house as well as potential issues which was going to happen. And, it did happen. I implemented his suggested solution and I’m grateful things start to improve over time.
This event has prompted me to learn from him. I hope one day with the skill and knowledge acquired, I’m able to help others.
So, why do i want to learn him? I guess the answer is obvious. He has proved to me, with positive effect in my current house. Next, his skill comes from proven and authentic lineage. This is very important as i do not wish to learn from some self claimed Master whom does DIY, self learning from books and without a recognized lineage.
The course itself is structure and informative, telling a lot about why this and that, making the understanding meaningful.There are also relevant life examples n case studies which help to make learning purposeful. There is one very critical part of the course – Oral Secret. This differentiate make the true master.
Feng Shui Myth – Master Alan has all answers to those, made by DIY Master.
Ming Tang 明堂
Most self learn masters call it Bright Hall. This is widely accepted by non Chinese practitioners as correct. This is the disadvantage of learning feng shui from non Lineage schools.
What Most People Think?
External Ming Tang
Most people or practitioner thinks it is the open space around the main entry point of the premise. It can be further defined as the the water in front of the house . Some others say it is the open, uncluttered and clean space in front of main door. This is to ensure the energy entering the house in “uncontaminated”.
Ho Lok Sang in his translation of Dao De Jing noted this “….the Chinese language is such that one word can carry multiple meanings, it is easy to be misled. But Laozi never worried about this problem, because after all the insight has to come from within. So he is sure that those who sincerely seek the truth will see the truth….”
In his preface he wrote “In the same way, Laozi (often spelled as Lao-Tzu), who wrote the Daodejing, tried to describe the indescribable. The truth about the human mind, and about the universal mind, cannot be sought from without. It must be sought from within us. This understanding is a gift, and is not acquired. Indeed, those who try to seek that truth from without are bound to fail. Indeed, we need to unlearn to rediscover the gift.” This I concur with him.
I believe the same applies to Feng Shui. This is why a Lineage is important if one is serious about learning the art.Chinese usually write in poem form. In poem, the sentence are shorten. They are meant to be expanded orally by the teacher. It’s just like zipping the file and unzipping it back later. You may think of it as ancient way of encrypting a knowledge.
What made it more difficult is that Chinese character carries multiple meaning. Just like the word Fang 方。 It can mean direction and also location. So when does it mean direction and when it means location?
One of the pre-requisite for a Feng shui consultancy job is to determine the Facing of a property. Most Feng shui formula requires to first to establish this unless one follows the Black Hat School.
Different schools uses different criteria to establish this but they all agree on this same criteria and that is the Yang Side. Yang here means the opposite of Yin.
Yang can be defined as Brightness, Man is Yang, Noise, Light, Movement and so forth.
Yin on the other hand is the opposite thus it means Darkness, Female, Silence, Heavy, Stillness and so forth.
The difference between schools of Feng shui is the individual interpretation of which side of the building is considered the Most Yang. Some schools may add a few sub criteria to further define Yang.
It is difficult for students of this method to define a round or oval shaped building.
Advice from a Master with more than 30 Years experience – Master Issac Chung
Inside the famous Feng Shui Book, “The secret codes of Yuen Hung 玄空秘旨”, starts from the beginning, it said, “Without knowing the source, it doesn’t know where to get into, all the trigrams inside the chart are wrong不知來路，焉知入路，盤中八卦皆空。”
It is a very important reminder to tell us, “How to start?”, but most of the people are overlooking this sentence or limits it only in forming a Feng Shui Chart.
In fact, the writer truly gave us a key, “knowing the source!”, when we start learning Feng Shui from someone, we need to know where his knowledge coming from? If their knowledge is coming from books or internet, then you need to be alert, who knows his information are correct or wrong?
If they could teach themselves from books or internet, why you can’t do that the same instead of paying that much of money to learn from them?
If their knowledge is coming from lineage, check with his lineage and research his Feng Shui jobs before you learn from them.
Although you do what I advice, it doesn’t guarantee that you will find a true master but at least it can be avoid the fake master.
Today many consultants are offering Online Feng Shui Consultancy. It’s easy, fast and hassle free or is it so? The one drawback is that the owner has to do some work.
However is this a valid way of performing a Feng Shui Audit? This is the important question because it concerns your own well being. I would like to offer a couple of pointers for those thinking of seeking for easy way out by having an Online Feng Shui Audit.
I would say there are fundamentals in Feng Shui that we should not ignore that has been taught by our forefathers or grand masters. This is the reason why we need a Lineage in Feng Shui field.
If you look up the dictionary, Lineage means lineal descent from an ancestor; ancestry or pedigree.
The problem is that many learn from Masters who reads from books sold for a few US Dollars in the streets of Hong Kong and Taiwan. With some persuasive skills, they sell these so called Feng Shui Secrets to yearning students who especially do not know what a Lineage is.
There is no one to correct his interpretation of the Chinese Classics. Thus the margin of error can be big. They make their knowledge sounded logical so they can be more convincing. Well, Feng Shui is not logical to an ordinary person. It’s logic is not at such surface level. Hence it is termed metaphysics and not purely physics!
Without the guidance of a lineage master or sifu, one can be assured the lead the stray path. Chinese understands this well. That is why one cannot learn authentic Qi Kung or Kung Fu from books or videos. It has to be under the guidance of a master or sifu.
What has this to do with Online Feng Shui Audit? Offering Online Feng Shui is possibly out of 2 main reasons. Ignorance of Feng Shui or for a Quick Buck.
The Feng Shui Master
When we buy a property, we usually will engage a highly trained Feng Shui Master to do an evaluation on the property. He is preferably comes from a Lineage school and not selected on the basis of popularity. This is because the process of Feng Shui is a highly guarded skills handed down generations to generations via a lineage.
This process is usually known as Feng Shui Audit or Feng Shui Consultation. So how does the process looks like? To make it easy for general public to understand, I have broken it down to 3 levels.
Macro Feng Shui
The first level audit or what I call the Macro audit is based on the surrounding environment of the property such as where the Dragons are and where the waters are. How the Dragons move and come affects the quality of the Human factor Qi and how the waters come and go affects the Wealth Qi. Collectively, if they can match in neat formation thus being able to lock the Qi, this is considered an ideal Feng Shui formation.
Micro Feng Shui
Now together with the property layout or intended layout, assuming you are building it up from sketch, the master will assess the type of Qi that this property will be receiving. Thus the primary objective is to tap the best Qi to improve the wealth and health factors. I call this the Micro level.