3 Levels of Reality in the Hall of Prayers – The Feng Shui Focus Episode 13

The Hall of Prayers

The Hall of Prayers for Good Harvests is a building within the larger complex called the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China.

Twice a year, the emperor of China used to go up the stairs while saying prayers and performing rituals at every landing after going up nine steps. Then he went into the building and performed more rites, also based on the number 3 and the number 9. The number 3 represents the 3 levels of reality (or existence), and the number 9 represents the number of power.

Good and Bad Emperors

It was believed that good harvests were the consequence of the emperor’s good relationship with Heaven. For this reason, it was extremely important to do these rites. In doing them, the emperor set the intent that the nation would flourish.

Conversely, if the harvests failed, the emperor was blamed, and other clans would make a bid for the throne.

Furthermore, if the country wasn’t doing well in any way, that meant that the emperor had lost the favor from Heaven. That opened the doors for a change of government.

3 Levels of Reality

In ancient East Asian philosophy there’s a belief that reality is expressed in 3 levels: heaven (ideas), humankind (emotions) and earth (actions in the physical realm).

For the emperor to secure good harvests and a good overall life for the people in the nation, he needed to stay in connection with Heaven, to get inspired with the right thoughts and ideas to lead the country.

Then the emperor needed to use his own positive emotions to inspire the people to take the right actions, for the good of all.

How the 3 Levels of Reality are Expressed in the Hall of Prayers for Good Harvests

The platform that gives access to the Hall of Prayers and the way the building itself was built, were designed to express the 3 levels of reality.

See for yourself on this video. After you watch the video, keep scrolling to find your homework.

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Your Homework for Video 13

Answer these questions below using the “reply” feature:

1 – Had you noticed on your own that there are three levels of reality?

2 – Can you think of an experience where you first had a great idea, then you motivated yourself through strong emotions, and then took action to turn that idea into a reality? How did that feel?

3 – Is there anything you would like to see happen in your life in the next year? What ideas, emotions and actions do you need to make that happen?

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The feedback loop may be positive or negative, but it’s never neutral.

Feng Shui – applied the right way – gives you control over what your home tells you, and whether your home is your supportive partner or a constant drain.

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2 Comments:

  1. 1 – Had you noticed on your own that there are three levels of reality? Oh, yes.
    Many times. It confused me as a child, but it is powerful as an adult.

    2 – Can you think of an experience where you first had a great idea, then you motivated yourself through strong emotions, and then took action to turn that idea into a reality? How did that feel? Yes. It feels powerrful. (I sense a theme…!!)

    3 – Is there anything you would like to see happen in your life in the next year? Yes. What ideas, emotions and actions do you need to make that happen?
    Interesting question. I usually andwer this with a question I ask myself, “With today’s actions, what are you preparing for?” and at the end of the day, “Today, what did you prepare yourself for?”

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