The Quantum Jumping meditation exercise this time around utilizes Burt’s own version of Feng Shui to help bring about changes in your life. Feng Shui in the traditional sense uses the Bagua (different than the Bagha) to help determine the layout of a room, things that go in that room, building layout and positioning, etc. to help direct the flow of Chi throughout the dwelling to effect positive change.

Feng Shui in the traditional sense is, for lack of a better way of describing it, a form of Chinese Geomancy. The thinking being is that obstructed or improperly channeled Chi can cause negative energy to build up in a location and cause negative things to happen. By properly arranging items in an area, or using architecture to create a building that takes these theories into account, you can redirect the Chi flows to create positive effects, like attracting money for example.

Burt’s version of Feng Shui really has no bearing on traditional Feng Shui. His version is basically arranging a room based off of your doppelganger’s “advice” in order to trigger positive change in your life. I know it sounds similar, but the thinking behind it are polar opposites.

Traditional style thinking says that if you position things in such and such manner, then it will cause a positive effect no matter what or who is there. Burt’s version is completely dependent on you, the Quantum Jumper, specifically. The former has rules and strictures to determine the layout; the latter is completely based off your subjective understanding of your doppelganger. What you do in a room based off of your doppelganger’s advise is completely specific to you and no one else.

I’m not trying to say one is good or bad. I’m just trying to indicate the difference is between traditional Chinese Feng Shui and Burt’s version. That way, you won’t try and go out and get books on Feng Shui and get totally confused on the topic.

There’s a lot of merit to what Burt’s trying to do in this meditation, but you have to understand the underlying reasons for why it works. Irrespective whether you believe in the doppelganger or not, there’s some solid psychology  going on here. A lot of it could be referenced to NLP.

Where I think this meditation gets it’s power from is in imagery and an NLP notion of anchoring, in this case a visual anchor. The idea is, when you get yourself into the proper frame of mind, you do something specific to lock that particular thought-form into your subconscious. For example, you’d press on a specific part of your body a certain way or you’d hear a certain sound each time you got to this correct state of mind. In Burt’s method, it’s a specific visual/physical layout of a room that gets you into the proper mental frame to accomplish what your objective is.

When done correctly, it can be highly effective in locking in that specific thought-form so it becomes a permanent part of your personality/mental way of thinking. The downside is, you have to actually change your environment physically for this process to be effective using the method he’s teaching. If you don’t leave these changes up long enough, then it’s not going to be as effective/successful as it could have been.

So, it’s a good meditation as long and you know the limitations and benefits to doing it. This is one of the more specialized meditations he walks you through.