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I'm unsure about how the bagua map works.  If looking at our whole house, our bedroom would be wealth, the left corner of that room being the strongest area of wealth?  If looking at that room with the whole bagua map then a different corner of the room falls into the wealth category.  Am I looking at this the right way?  Is is better to use the bagua map with the whole house, or for each room? or does it not matter?



Both.

To my knowledge, you approach each room individually *and then* approach the house as a whole unit. Remember that some things cannot be changed, and for those you will have to use other methods of feng shui to overcome, or decrease the effect of, the "bad" aspects. The primary entrance into a room is the entrance from which you figure out the baguas of the room, just as the primary entrance into the home allows you to figure out the baguas of your home.

Looking at it that way, it seems appropriate that the bottom 3 baguas (which are the ones which correspond with entrances) should be the concentration point for anyone who is beginning TMing since any kind of "baggage" or "clutter" in these areas will effect the chi of the rest of the map... hmm.

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How do you suggest "letting go of your home and life where you are on a spiritual level if you haven't already done so"? Any ideas? I really have most of the house decluttered and working on cleaning it. I have some to do in the yard, but it's going to be icky and cold and rainy for the rest of the week, so, nope, that's gonna wait. So I can spend some time on decluttering my mind and heart and spirit. But I have no idea what to do.

 

How are you going to approach "I have been meditating on noticing and decluttering attachments like this, working on letting them go so that whatever is going to happen for the highest good of my family and myself, can come into our lives"? I'd love some tips or pointers or a How You Do This. I'm clueless, but it sounds like something I could use!

 


I just printed off the 22 questions some PP posted above.  Some of them focus on identifying areas, and people to let go.  I'll PM 'em to you if you want.

 

As for the house - what about writing a letter to your house describing your intentions to let it go and move to another house.  You can include  thanking it for all that is has provided for you & DS and how you want to make it ready for a new owner to live in and etc.  I know it might sound corny, but I find just writing out my intentions and thanking an item before letting it go helps "mentally" to facilitate that process.   I would do the same (even if you don't mail them out to the person) with individuals and then release the letters (via burning).

 

 

 


 

 

post #243 of 293

Awesome ideas, great advice.

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I just printed off the 22 questions some PP posted above.  Some of them focus on identifying areas, and people to let go.  I'll PM 'em to you if you want.

 

As for the house - what about writing a letter to your house describing your intentions to let it go and move to another house.  You can include  thanking it for all that is has provided for you & DS and how you want to make it ready for a new owner to live in and etc.  I know it might sound corny, but I find just writing out my intentions and thanking an item before letting it go helps "mentally" to facilitate that process.   I would do the same (even if you don't mail them out to the person) with individuals and then release the letters (via burning).

 

 

 


 

 



 

post #244 of 293
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Originally Posted by Saredances View Post

I'm unsure about how the bagua map works.  If looking at our whole house, our bedroom would be wealth, the left corner of that room being the strongest area of wealth?  If looking at that room with the whole bagua map then a different corner of the room falls into the wealth category.  Am I looking at this the right way?  Is is better to use the bagua map with the whole house, or for each room? or does it not matter?



If I only had a few days before the new moon, I would apply the bagua map to the whole house and focus on the front entrance and a few key areas (pertinent to me/my family) for decluttering and preparing. Focus on what you CAN do and let the rest go for now.

 

As far as the baguas for your treasure map, you probably already know it doesn't have to match up to your house at all nor do you need to use the baguas for a TM.

 

Also, keep in mind there are several different schools of thought for feng shui and a few variations of the baguas. I go for the bigger picture and what they all have in common, ignoring the discrepancies and/or complicated aspects. Working great so far!

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I'd like them, Please.

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I just printed off the 22 questions some PP posted above.  Some of them focus on identifying areas, and people to let go.  I'll PM 'em to you if you want.

 

As for the house - what about writing a letter to your house describing your intentions to let it go and move to another house.  You can include  thanking it for all that is has provided for you & DS and how you want to make it ready for a new owner to live in and etc.  I know it might sound corny, but I find just writing out my intentions and thanking an item before letting it go helps "mentally" to facilitate that process.   I would do the same (even if you don't mail them out to the person) with individuals and then release the letters (via burning).

 

 

 


 

 



 

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me too please

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I'd like them, Please.



 



 

post #247 of 293

This is the link that LCT posted to the 22 questions.  They are good ones!
 

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A friend sent me the following at the end of 2010, but I never got around to answering the questions. Seems like a good time to do this now that we are approaching TM time.

 

http://ourladyoftheredthread.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/22-questions.pdf

 


Edited by Aubergine68 - 3/31/11 at 4:25pm
post #248 of 293

I just looked at this thread yesterday and finished catching up today. I'm glad! I've been having a strong spring cleaning & de-cluttering urge and now I know why. So far, I've gotten my dresser cleared, arranged the books so that they all fit on shelves and gotten together some clothes & things to donate. Two weeks ago I dusted and cleared the island in the kitchen in preparation for DS's birthday party. (I don't dust more than 3-4 times a year...sulkoff.gif) Next I'd like to tackle the office-it is our dumping ground for things that have no place. And rake the yard.

This will be my first TM and I'm sure not the last. Is the Aries new moon always the time to make a new map?

Ready, set, GO!

post #249 of 293
I'm getting into this late! I haven't done treasure map since 2008.

So I start on sunday and have 3 days to finish?

Is there a Treasure Maps for Dummies resource?

I have to clean before then? I had surgery 2 weeks ago, so that's going to be hard. But I'll try!
post #250 of 293
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Originally Posted by _ktg_ View PostI just printed off the 22 questions some PP posted above.  Some of them focus on identifying areas, and people to let go.  I'll PM 'em to you if you want.

 

As for the house - what about writing a letter to your house describing your intentions to let it go and move to another house.  You can include  thanking it for all that is has provided for you & DS and how you want to make it ready for a new owner to live in and etc.  I know it might sound corny, but I find just writing out my intentions and thanking an item before letting it go helps "mentally" to facilitate that process.   I would do the same (even if you don't mail them out to the person) with individuals and then release the letters (via burning).

 

I revisited the 22 questions. Thanks for reposting them. I did write my house a letter when I was actively doing spells and stuff to let it go. Maybe I'll do that again this weekend before TM starts.



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Originally Posted by kittywitty View PostSo I start on sunday and have 3 days to finish?

Is there a Treasure Maps for Dummies resource?

I have to clean before then? I had surgery 2 weeks ago, so that's going to be hard. But I'll try!


Treasure Maps for Dummies biglaugh.gif I guess that would be the first page of every Prepping thread! Kitty, I didn't clean before my first TM. I found the thread right before TM time, IIRC. It seems like you just decluttered part of your body-- I don't mean that in a snide way at all, but what you said on our other common thread, your family has cleared out a lot of health issues lately! I'm sure the Universe will forgive a bit of house clutter. I think Tracy would say do it anyway, right?

 

I went through two bins of old mementos today, and released a lot of it into a big trash bag. I am down to one bin out of the two. I still have like 2-3 more bins of old stuff to look through. I may or may not. It's hard to let that stuff go, but a lot of it is clutter. And it's such a time-sucker if I let myself get caught up in it, which is hard! Like, today I let go a ton of old letters. I don't need them. I have the memories of the people, and some I'm still in touch with, and some I didn't even remember who the heck they were! It felt good to release all that.

post #251 of 293
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It is going to be a doozey of a Treasure Map year.  The energy will be flying.  I can start to feel the winds beginnig to stir.

I already am getting up super early. Pure sign of the impending energy.

 

not to self.  must ground thyself!

 

 

Just a reminder, if you can't make your map in the first 3 days then shoot for the for the first 10 days.  The waxing moon is ideal, and of course the ideal of the ideal is the first 3 days.

 

 

post #252 of 293

For Treasure Map newbies, this helped me:

 

http://www.saredances.com/saredances/2011/03/treasure-mapping-for-newbies.html

 

I'm excited to participate this year!

post #253 of 293

I'm getting really excited. My lower level of my home is cleaned out. And scrubbed. The 2nd floor (bedrooms and bath) need to be done but I'm hoping to get the bathroom completed tonight and the rest done tomorrow. I was smart and invited a bunch of people over for tomorrow evening so I'll have my home sparkling for then and then it also allows a day to tidy up any mess before Sunday. :) I'm feeling good about this and even if the rest is just tidied, I'm okay with that.

 

post #254 of 293

I have several big bins of old mementos and letters and things from my past, and my childhood, and my teenhood. Tons of letters I went in and just chucked, yesterday. Actually it felt really good-- some of those people I don't even remember, and I had piles of letters tied with string from them!

I kept the ones from my mom when I was in college. I kept any from my dad, who died in '99. I kept some from my grandmothers, both of whom have passed, and my aunt, ditto.

All the rest: Poof, gone. I feel so clean.

 

I have to find a way, eventually, to photograph and archive my college art portfolio. The artworks are all like 24x36, huge, and the case is getting gnarly and probably moldy. I don't really even like most of the art I did, so I could probably just toss the whole dang thing, but I do want to remember it. I think that won't be for this go 'round.

 

I could clear out a couple more bins, I think, but I am going to get off of here and go meditate on letting go of the house and the area I live in.

 

I have these cards that I draw one every day-- they are like angel cards but different. There's one word and an image on one side, and a short sentence or two on the other, expounding on the one word. How serendipitous that today's word was RELEASE cold.gif

post #255 of 293

Good Morning! I too feel the energy building.  Wow!  I haven't posted yet...I'm not a big poster, but I've been thinking and preparing mentally.  I did maps in 2008 and 2009.  Last year the universe did not require a map of me as I was abruptly removed from my home and living situation right before TM time.  I had major damage (flooding) to my home from an earthquake that caused my family to be displaced.  It was a wild few months while our house was repaired, and we lived in a different town.  The interesting thing is, I wanted to do a map anyway, but I finally let it go because there was just too much going on.  I thought a LOT about it though during the Aries new moon, and all year I've been at peace and actually feel like I did do a map and there has been a lot of movement.  Sometimes I think, "I should look at my map and check in."  Then, I realize I didn't make one. Isn't that weird? lol.gif  Anyway, I ramble on...

 

 

This year I'm focusing on decluttering anything that causes underlying guilt... or not so underlying.  For me, there is a lot around finances and responsibility right now.  I've been challenging myself to take action on these things in order to declutter that *%#! guilt.  No more!

 

Happy TM joy.gif

post #256 of 293
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Originally Posted by Tracy View Post

It is going to be a doozey of a Treasure Map year.  The energy will be flying.  I can start to feel the winds beginnig to stir.

I already am getting up super early. Pure sign of the impending energy.

 

not to self.  must ground thyself!

 

 

Just a reminder, if you can't make your map in the first 3 days then shoot for the for the first 10 days.  The waxing moon is ideal, and of course the ideal of the ideal is the first 3 days.

 

 


I'm going on a big hike Sunday morning with the hubby.. I can start my TM that evening?
post #257 of 293

I skipped last year because I was in the middle of moving, but I'm following along and doing one this year for sure. I've done more decluttering this year than ever before, and gotten rid of some really old stuff, with lots of old emotional energy ties in it.  Looking forward to it. I don't post much but I will be here doing the map along with everyone.

 

Just an FYI:  Today I received an email from Borders that through April 4th, if you buy 3 magazines, you can get the fourth one free, perfect timing for Treasure Map. That's where I was going to go for magazines anyway! You have to have their Borders rewards card, but it's free to sign up. Wow, are they actually tapping into the Treasure Mapping population? lol.gif

post #258 of 293

I just caught up on the thread. Someone mentioned groundedness. I feel all sorts of energy swirling around and I am definitely lacking the grounded feeling. What are some ways y'all ground yourselves?

 

I feel like I have cabin fever and I live in an area with zero snow and awesome weather. I get outside every single day. Yet, I feel super antsy yesterday and today. Not able to focus nor sit still. I can usually do both quite well when needed.

 

Our house and yard are in great shape, so I am physically ready for TM time Sunday morning (early here). thumb.gif

 

Emotionally, mentally, and spiritually....hmmm...I am having such a tough time meditating the last few days and I feel out of whack. DD has also been off-the-charts moody, which effects me strongly. We are so strongly attached emotionally...

post #259 of 293

Sadly, I think the only thing I'm going to have time to purge is my guilt at not decluttering. Sheepish.gif

 

Will this work for me if I just do a mental inventory, make a few lists, and tidy up a bit? This has been the busiest month ever, and my upstairs looks like an episode of Hoarders. We have a huge community yard sale in May, so my DH won't let me get rid of anything until then.

 

However, I am planning to catch up on grading, dust and vacuum, and at least tidy up the mess.

 

Also, I have been "prepping" for this, having not read the thread first. I already cut out a bunch of great pictures and images. Now that I realize I shouldn't have started, I WON'T use them for my treasure map (I plan to get new magazines on Sunday), but can you think of another use for these pictures?

post #260 of 293

Staying grounded has been difficult for us too.  Everyone seems to be out of sorts this week -- definitely more chaotic energy around!  The following have been helpful for us (though less so when compared to last week) ...

 

- epsom salt and lavender oil baths

- grounding foods like root vegetables

- gardening (get your hands in the dirt)

- Bach Flower Remedies (Rescue Remedy)

 

How about hugging a tree?  I'm ready to try anything -- this week has been unnerving!

 

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I just caught up on the thread. Someone mentioned groundedness. I feel all sorts of energy swirling around and I am definitely lacking the grounded feeling. What are some ways y'all ground yourselves?

 

I feel like I have cabin fever and I live in an area with zero snow and awesome weather. I get outside every single day. Yet, I feel super antsy yesterday and today. Not able to focus nor sit still. I can usually do both quite well when needed.

 

Our house and yard are in great shape, so I am physically ready for TM time Sunday morning (early here). thumb.gif

 

Emotionally, mentally, and spiritually....hmmm...I am having such a tough time meditating the last few days and I feel out of whack. DD has also been off-the-charts moody, which effects me strongly. We are so strongly attached emotionally...



 

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