Culturally speaking, the way we look at our family history and ancestors is very different. In China Yin Feng Shui is about burials, there, it is important to orient the bodies in auspicious direction for family’s luck and prosperity. The Western approach, we have not much choice, it is often the next spot available in the cemetery.
Here in Australia, still a few decades ago, many indigenous tribes kept skulls and femur bones of the deceased. They wrapped them carefully and kept them in hidden caves. Each year, they visited the place, opened the package, discretely mourned together, cried for the loss of the loved one and remembered fond memories too. Then, they put a clean natural wrap around the bones and lovingly put them away safely in this secret place.
Today, most of us are aware that for our traditional owners, we don’t pronounce the names, avoid showing pictures and films of the deceased ones. People can change their names because they were given it initially from the person who is now deceased. We respect.
All this to say that the Feng Shui approach from the ancestors’ point of view will be different from one culture to another.
For all of us though, it is important to honour our ancestors, they are our roots. Westerners often keep photo albums. Some prefer to display old pictures of family around their homes. The best place will then be in your rumpus or family room or in your sector ‘3’ (on the picture in emerald green) relating to Family, Health, Past & Respect.
International Feng Shui Master, best-selling Author