In feng shui philosophy, everything is made of energy or chi and there is no separation between life and death. Energy is neither created nor destroyed, it only changes form and phase. Death is not the end, it is only a metamorphosis - the beginning of another life.
Just as we are affected by our environment when we are living, so does the environment of our final resting place similarly affect us. When a person passes away, their blood and genetic code remains in the bone marrow and continues to be affected by the earth’s magnetic frequencies. Because a child is made of his or her parents’ blood, flesh, and DNA, there is an undeniable connection between parent and child even when one dies. Ancestors and their descendants share a similar frequency that forms a lasting bond.
For this reason, there are three crucial components for a burial that maintains this vital connection between ancestor and their posterity. First, it is important to ensure that the body of the deceased remains whole and intact, thus casket burial is preferred to cremation. Second, the Feng Shui of burial plots and grounds should be evaluated and selected to be compatible to ancestors and loved ones laid to rest. Finally, an auspicious date is calculated for the day of the funeral.
Why is it that certain sisters and brothers, aunts and uncles, or cousins seem to live a constantly challenging life while the others 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 grow into adults that always get into trouble? Why are there so many genetic diseases and ailments in this world, despite the fact that we have advanced medicine and more available health care? Science has not been able to provide answers to all these questions. Nonetheless, the studies of Feng Shui have already explained how the way the graves of ancestors were set up would affect the lives of our offspring.
Feng shui was originally used for the selection of burial grounds. This is true not only in Asian countries, but all over the world as archaeological evidence reveals elaborate tombs and temples created for the deceased. At one time, using Feng Shui in the process of selecting a final resting place for the deceased was reserved for royalty. Many cultures believe that there is an afterlife and that the degree of well-being of revered leaders in the afterlife affects the lineage of their progeny and the welfare of the common mass.
In China, the practice of Feng Shui was a well-kept secret. 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 process used throughout Chinese history that allowed imperial families to maintain their power and to reign over billions. One of these secrets was ensuring their ancestors were buried in a prime Feng Shui location to create a positive effect on future generations.
However, today, feng shui is no longer limited only to use by the elite. Anyone with the willingness to learn and who has the karma to find a good master, can benefit from feng shui.
Why it is important to have a burial ground in a positive Feng Shui environment?
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 positive or negative energies of the earth environment and because even in death, parents are connected to their children through the energy frequency of their common blood, the children’s well-being will be impacted by the placement of their parents’ remains. Thus, it is vital for ancestors to be buried in a compatible location and that their bodies are laid to rest in a positive orientation.
When a burial ground is not properly selected, it can have a variety of potentially negative or positive effects on the living and future family of the deceased. Depending on the different orientation and mountain configuration or land contour of a burial site, it can have different effects on the deceased’s 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 these 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.
Many of the problems we face today in our lives and in our society, is in part, due to the lack of knowledge of Feng Shui application to burial ground selection, a lack of land for burials and various religious rituals such as cremation that burns the body. When the bodily remains are destroyed, the blood and DNA frequencies are no longer intact and cannot be used to absorb positive earth energies to benefit posterity. This results in future generations being unstable in physical and psychological health, intelligence, temperament and thus adding a negative impact to humanity.
Selecting burial grounds
Feng shui in the western world today is still very much focused on buildings for the living. It is the few rare true Feng Shui masters who are still trained and have the knowledge to select auspicious burial grounds. Just as you will have a Feng Shui master come to help you select a house, you will have one come to the cemetery to help you select an auspicious final resting place.
Similar to the house, it is vital for the burial site to be located in an ideal mountain formation. Only the expert Feng Shui master will be able to detect these. Once the burial site is selected, the Feng Shui master will be able to tell you how to lay the coffin in the ground so the deceased may rest in an auspicious direction. Finally, a funeral date is selected.
In the Feng Shui philosophy where everything is made of energy or chi, there is no separation between life and death. Energy is neither created nor destroyed; it only changes form and phase. Death is not the end; it is only a metamorphosis, the beginning of another life. Thus, when a loved one passes, it is important to remember their energy continues to affect us, and it is important to continue taking care of them through a positive resting place as their well-being will directly affect us even when they are no longer here.