FENG SHUI CONCEPTS
Can Your Parents Affect You from Their Grave?
By Jenny T. Liu, M.A.
Why is it that certain sisters and brothers, aunts and uncles, or cousins, always live a challenging life or always do well? Why do some people give birth to highly-intelligent and healthy children while others give birth to babies who have health problems, or who simply grow into adults who always get into trouble?
Oftentimes in our lives, we will find there are many unexplainable phenomena. But these seemingly mysterious phenomena are really due to our ignorance. There are so many cases where certain events occur after a death in the family that we do not realize are connected. One very common example: there is a very wealthy and outstanding couple whose children are top scholars and business owners, but, soon after the father passed away, his eldest sonís business went sour and he lost everything. Few people realize that this is connected to where the fatherís burial ground is located.
Why are there so many genetic diseases or ailments in this world, despite the fact that we have advanced medicine and more available healthcare? When an ancestral burial ground is located in a negative location, this often influences the physical integrity of later generations and their intelligence. The majority of burial grounds do not have good feng shui, so each generation struggles or has specific health problems.
Feng shui was originally used in the selection of burial grounds. This is true not only in Asian countries, but all over the world, as archeological evidence reveals elaborate tombs and temples for the deceased. But this process of a selective final resting place for the deceased was generally only reserved for royalty. In many cultures, it is believed that there is an after-life and for revered leaders, their well-being in the after-life will affect the lineage of their progeny and the welfare of the common mass.
In China, the practice of feng shui was a well-kept secret, to be utilized only by the elite to maintain their power and position. Feng shui masters and astrologers were key advisors to the emperor in many aspects of governing the empire. Few people know that feng shui was a vital tool used throughout Chinese history that allowed imperial families to maintain their power and reign over billions. One of these secrets was ensuring their ancestors were buried in a prime feng shui location. This creates a positive effect on their future generation.
Mao Zhe Dong is an epitome of this example. Mao Zhe Dong banished and destroyed much of the literature on feng shui and related practices during the Cultural Revolution. Yet, he studied feng shui avidly before he became a politician, and his fatherís burial site in an ideal feng shui location is one of the key reasons he was able to be a dictator of China for over forty years. However, today, feng shui is no longer only limited to the elite. Anyone with the willingness to learn and karma to find a good master can benefit from feng shui.
Why is it important to have a burial ground in a positive feng shui environment? As we all know, there is an undeniable connection between parent and child. A child is made of his/her parentsí blood, flesh and DNA. This similar frequency or energy is the bond between parent and child. When a person passes away, the blood and genetic code remains in the bone marrow.
Just as we are affected by our environment when we are living, so does the environment of our final resting place similarly affect us. The earthís magnetic frequencies continue to affect the bonesí energy. There have been many cases all over the world where certain graves have been dug up to have the bones cleaned and it is found that the hair and nails have continued to grow.
The bones will absorb the positive or negative energies of the earth environment and because even in death, parents are connected to their children through the energy frequency of common blood, the childrenís well-being will be impacted by the placement of their parentsí remains. Thus, it is vital for ancestors to be buried in a compatible location and their bodies laid to rest in a positive orientation.
When a burial ground is not properly selected, it can have a variety of potentially negative and devastating effects on the deceasedís living and future family. Depending on the different orientation and mountain configuration, or land contour of a burial site, it can have different effects on the deceasedís progeny.
For instance, certain mountain branches or ranges are associated with certain family members such as the eldest son, second daughter or youngest son and depending on the shape, condition and existence of these mountain forms in relation to the burial site, it will have varying effects on family members. If one of these mountain branches is broken or has a negative condition, this will negatively affect the associated family member and their lineage.
Jenny Liu holds a Bachelorís Degree in Environmental Design from UC Berkeley and a Masterís Degree in Architecture from UCLA. She is an expert in the 8,000-year-old Chinese philosophy of Feng Shui who also shares her knowledge through seminars, workshops, periodicals and the internet. Awarded for her Masterís Thesis on Feng Shui, Ms. Liu is a fourth-generation practitioner with her own consulting firm. For more information, see www.liu-fengshui.com
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