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Where is the Energy in Your Home?

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Where is the Energy in Your Home?

By Erica Sofrina, Author of the book Small Changes, Dynamic Results! Feng Shui for the Western World

The Bagua

According to the Ancient Chinese Feng Shui masters, there are certain sections of a person’s home that energetically correspond to the key areas of their lives. By balancing and enhancing a particular section, it correspondingly brings into balance this part of the person’s life. The teaching is called the nine energy centers of the Bagua. The Bagua is a map (see page 4) that you lay over the floor plan of your home which determines where the key energy centers reside.

In this article, I will show you how to find these energetic sections of your own home and give you some tips for enhancing them. In so doing, don’t be surprised as powerful changes begin to unfold in your life!

The term Bagua is the Chinese term for eight trigrams. A trigram is a three-lined reading made up of broken (yin) and unbroken (yang) lines.

The wisdom of the Bagua comes from the ancient Chinese book of wisdom and divination, the I Ching. Scholars have been studying the I Ching for centuries. It is one of the great books of wisdom that charts all of the mysterious cycles of life.

Each trigram of the Bagua relates to a key part of our life experience. The nine sections cover Health and Family, Wealth, Fame, Creativity, Helpful People, Career, Knowledge and Self-Cultivation and Center.(See my last article on enhancing the wealth area of your home)

The Bauga is one of the more esoteric parts of Feng Shui and requires a bit of a stretch for westerners who tend to come from a more logical, left-brained place. In my own experience of many years as a consultant, I have found there is an uncanny connection between what is going on in my clients lives, and what I find in the corresponding section of their home Bagua. In case after case, balancing this area of their physical surroundings brought about positive shifts in that area of their lives as well.

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Erica Sofrina

Erica Sofrina is an Internationally recognized Speaker and Teacher and Author of the book Small Changes, Dynamic Results! Feng Shui for the Western World. She is also a life coach and motivational speaker and is the founder of the West Coast Academy of Feng Shui. She has run a successful business as a Professional Organizer, Interior Designer and Certified Feng Shui Consultant for over a decade and resides on the charming coastal town of Half Moon Bay in Northern California. Find out more at

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10:09PM PDT on Oct 14, 2014

Interesting article, thank you!

12:34PM PST on Dec 18, 2013

Thanks for Sharing.

2:53AM PDT on Oct 20, 2013

Thank you once more Erica :)

11:12PM PDT on Oct 3, 2013

thanks for sharing

11:55AM PDT on Sep 4, 2013

Thank you.

2:28PM PDT on Aug 3, 2013

Thank you.

3:40AM PDT on Aug 3, 2013

Thank you :)

2:54AM PDT on Aug 2, 2013


2:51AM PDT on Aug 2, 2013

I instinctively feel stressed if i am in a cluttered room. For that reason I am very tidy - it gives me a sense of calm. I also always have plants and flowers in the home, and ALWAYS have a
Lilly plant in the lounge. Recently i said to my husband that I hoped our home evoked a sense of peace and calm for others when they were here, as it does for us. As if on cue, my brother-in-law and his wife came over for their annual visit, and he commented on how peaceful he always felt in the house and garden, but particularly the lounge.
I find that, even if a house is tidy, if they have too many things in there, you don't know where to look, and it's like overloading your senses.

2:59PM PDT on Aug 1, 2013

Thank you for a great article.

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