Question: Is it more important to overlay the bagua onto the home or do each room when you start applying feng shui?
Answer: First, let me describe the bagua and then I’ll get into answering the question. The bagua is “the feng shui map” that you would use to arrange your spaces for optimal energy. If you get these proper natural patterns in your spaces, your life flows along more optimally, leaving your healthier, happier, etc.
Now, let me describe what Professor Lin said about this. (Before his recent death, He was the Grand Master of the Black Hat style of feng shui.) Professor Lin said, “What is closest to you influences you the most.” In other words, start your feng shui in the place where you spend the most time. For most people that is the bedroom. In my workshops, I often tell people to start with their bed in their bedroom, since that is the “most used” piece of furniture within the most used room. Take the nine colors of the bagua (make them bagua-shaped for added intention like that bagua daisy I mention in my book on page158) and place them around the bed for a quick color fix if you want. From left to right standing at the bottom of the bed, the blue, black and gray colors are along the bottom, and the purple, red and pink colors run along the top and of course, green, yellow and white are in the middle. Now, the bed has its own level of feng shui going on despite what’s going on in the room or the home.
Color is such a quick and easy way to start creating patterns that support positive chi. I often suggest doing this type of cure if you have to spend the night in the hospital too. I added this cure to my premature son’s isolette when he was born and he was released in half the time they originally predicted. Surround yourself with the color pattern if you perhaps you rent a room and have no say over the rest of the home or space. Hey, let’s start a prison program! Just think of the power of a bagua in each prison cell! (If anyone has any pull within this system, could you do an experiment and get back with me?)
So, to recap, I’d first cure the bed, applying the color and making sure it is in a safe and powerful position, then do the bedroom, and THEN overlay the bagua over the whole house.
I also suggest applying feng shui to each room if you have any confusion as to how the bagua overlays onto your house (listen up all you split-level people!) Do this also if you have any total missing pieces in the house. That way, the many baguas in the rooms will “shore up” a weak house.