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October 22, 2019

What Does Your Front Door Say About You?

13 (Mostly Negative) Feng Shui Features of a Front Door — Discover the Hidden and Powerful Feng Shui Lingo The front door of a home or business has an almost diva status in feng shui — it is very, very important and needs to be paid constant attention. Considered the mouth of Chi, or Universal…

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October 14, 2019

Feng Shui for Times of Difficulty and Stress

Learn the Uplifting Chi Feng Shui Meditation I started meditating many years ago, following a powerful dream. In it, I was in turbulent sea waves made of the suffering of endless people and the rapid manifestation of negative human emotions. It felt nauseous to be there. After being in it for a while, a path…

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October 12, 2019

PODCAST EPISODE 51: 7 Reasons Your Feng Shui Might Not Be Working

EPISODE 51: 7 Reasons Your Feng Shui Might Not Be Working

Feng shui involves direction, color, number, elements, and time and space. So, to say it is simply a matter of placing a frog or a turtle figurine here or there and then waiting for a problem to disappear oversimplifies feng shui to the point of rendering it useless. It’s important that feng shui is looked at as a whole – including addressing annual afflictions, afflictions in the space, such as toilets, colors, elements, etc., and yes, personal feng shui, too. If your feng shui is not working the way you had hoped, the reasons could be simple. Whatever the case, use the pointers in this podcast are here to help you diagnose why your feng shui isn’t working the way it should — and what to do about it.







October 8, 2019

PODCAST EPISODE 49: The Feng Shui Astrology Connection

EPISODE 49: The Feng Shui Astrology Connection

Feng shui is much deeper and more involved than what goes where and why. Feng shui originated with the stars, and there’s more just space in feng shui, there is a correlation with the stars, moon and sun. This is what feng shui shares with astrology. Does a technique for arranging your living room connect to astrology? And is there a connection with astrology? The answer is yes to both. Learn more about their fascinating alignment.






October 7, 2019

PODCAST EPISODE 50: 6 Ways to Boost Your Blessings and Helpful People Sector

EPISODE 50: 6 Ways to Boost Your Blessings and Helpful People Sector

We’ve all heard to old saying that “it’s who you know, not what you know.” Today more than ever, the job market and our modern life means that we need the right people to come along at the right time who can help us, we need blessings and favor. In feng shui that’s the helpful people corner.






October 6, 2019

Learn the Six Stage Uplifting Chi Feng Shui Meditation

Continued from: Feng Shui for Times of Stress As with many meditations, we will be using the power of mudras and mantras to amplify the healing energy. A mudra is simply a specific hand gesture with the aim to activate specific energy lines in the body to help reach a specific state. Translated from Sanskrit,…

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April 24, 2019

My Housecleaning Lately Has Been Major Energy Clearing Meditation Time!

Cleaning house. It can be life-changing. I use housecleaning as an energy clearing meditation time, and how I do it is the Feng Shui of the day! This is snapshot above reminds me of the feeling of that moment… in the zone where life becomes hyper-infused with energy and things come together with ease. Creative. Adventurous. Free. Colorful. Golden. Urban. Artful. Magenta. All the vibes and all the momentum come to me in this zone. Chances are you have your own hyper-ideal space of energy where things flow like ease. Even spending a little time in this energy every day […]
April 20, 2019

The Magic Of Making Powerful Choices Every Day!

If you think about it, choices are how things manifest. Making the choices that light up your life can be the ultimate in manifesting magic…moment-by-moment! We are raised on a lot of mythologies about transforming life and making things happen that perpetuate themselves– A prince (or princess) will come and choose us and transform our lives. A big decision one day will be like a genie in a lamp that instantly creates a new paradigm, a “whole new world” so to speak. If you worship your work and sacrifice every bit of your life, you’ll be a success story. And […]
April 18, 2019

Your Home Can Help You To Manifest Your Dreams!

If you want to make anything happen, align with what you want. If that instantly makes you think… “What? How? Alignment?” let’s put in in real terms: You are in a zone where you are open and receptive and creative and feeling like it feels AFTER your dreams have manifested well BEFORE they have manifested! Since your home is an enormous energy container in your life and it’s also a reflection of what’s going on inside of you, you can also see and feel in your home how aligned you are in your energy. This is only one part of […]
April 17, 2019

PODCAST EPISODE 27: Wood Elements Gets Your Growing, Unstuck

EPISODE 27:  The Wood Element Gets You Growing Again

Stuck and feeling like life is passing you by?

The wood element brings growth, helps you get unstuck, and is the element of new beginnings.





April 16, 2019

Top 10 Reasons Why Feng Shui is NOT Working for You

Feng Shui provides many benefits. Some of them include better health, attracting love, and improving your money luck.

So when you Feng Shui your home, I’m assuming you probably have some goals that you want to achieve.

You may have hired a consultant to help you with Feng Shui. Or, you probably read some articles and tried to do it yourself. However, the promised benefits are not showing. What is going on? 

Before you dismiss Feng Shui as a superstition or myth, here are the top ten reasons why Feng Shui is not working for you. These reasons come from both my experience and the experiences of Feng Shui Masters and Consultants that I’ve interacted with.

1. You Didn’t Implement the Suggested Changes

This is perhaps the most common reason why Feng Shui is not working for you.

I talked to Feng Shui Consultant Donna Stellhorn about this. Her answer was that some people never implemented the suggested Feng Shui changes in their home’s setup.

After all, they spent the money for consultation. How come they don’t implement these changes?

In most cases, it’s likely that only one member of the family is seeking help from Feng Shui and other family members are resisting this idea. If this is happening to you, find ways to negotiate with them. You probably don’t even need to bring up the Feng Shui topic. Simply suggest the new arrangement or setup and make it happen. Promise them that you’ll change back to the old setup if they don’t like it or couldn’t get used to it.

Keep in mind that people are generally afraid of change. They usually prefer the status quo because that’s the comfort zone. The outcome of change is unknown, and almost everyone fears the unknown because things may get worse or inconvenient. If your family members are like that, negotiate with them, comfort them, and promise to restore the way things were if life is not improving.

2. You Only Implemented a Few Feng Shui Tips

This is very common for those who do not seek professional help from Feng Shui Consultants.

Feng Shui should be approached holistically, but most people just do it in bits and pieces. They read an article here and there on the internet, and they apply those changes. They mistakenly think that one small Feng Shui adjustment can produce results.

This is actually one of the Feng Shui misconceptions, and Diane Gallin couldn’t have said it better:

Diane Gallin, Feng Shui Expert

“One caller asked if I could just ‘Feng Shui’ her bedroom since she had recently hired a decorator and was suffering from relationship problems. When I explained that authentic Feng Shui doesn’t work that way and that her own birth chart and building’s location, compass directions and construction date have far more influence over her experience than simple room décor, she was caught off guard. This is one of the most widely held myths of authentic Feng Shui and its correlation to luck.”

As you can see, Feng Shui is much more than just applying a few Feng Shui tips here and there.

To get results, many things need to be taken into consideration. Usually, this requires someone trained in Feng Shui. That is why I always suggest that you get professional help if you want Feng Shui to help you achieve your goals.

3. You Neglected Details from Other Feng Shui Rules

This is common when you implement Feng Shui tips and cures without really understanding Feng Shui.

For instance, you read somewhere that your bed should be placed in a command position. You agreed with it, and you moved your bed accordingly.

However, there are many other bed placement rules that should be considered. For instance, what if placing the bed in command position means placing the head of your bed under a window? Also, what if placing it in command position means that the bedroom door is facing the bed?

Although this bed is placed in a “command position”, the head of bed is under a window and the bedroom door faces the bed.

Sometimes, abiding to one bed placement rule will conflict with another. If you lack the Feng Shui training, it is quite easy to miss those details and hence, not receive the desired Feng Shui results.

4. You Didn’t Apply the Right Feng Shui Cures

Feng Shui is quite commercialized today. You see people selling all sorts of Feng Shui items here and that make big promises.

For instance, you probably heard that a Bagua mirror or a crystal can solve ALL your Feng Shui problems (which is not the case). Or, you’ve probably heard the generic statement where placing a wind chime can help strengthen the Qi of an area (this totally depends on which area of the house). Or, you’ve probably heard that placing a three-legged toad in the entry lobby will bring you money (which is also not the case).

A Bagua mirror should only be used when it’s recommended by a Feng Shui expert.

I hate to break it to you, but Feng Shui doesn’t really work that way. It’s not magic, and there is rarely a one-solution fitS all approach.

For instance, the three-legged toad is just a symbol of wealth. It does not actually bring us money. The Bagua mirror should only be used outdoors with expert consultation. As for wind chimes, it should only be used in certain areas. In fact, some experts suggest not to use it because its sound can attract bad luck.

Feng Shui reading, cures, and boosts should take into consideration your own birth chart and building’s location, compass directions and construction date. Applying Feng Shui cures randomly will bring little or no effect.

5. The Feng Shui Benefit was Misinterpreted

I’ll just mention two common misinterpretations here.

First is the misinterpretation of wealth and prosperity as mentioned in Laurent Langlais’ two articles: Why Your Feng Shui Wealth Setup is NOT Attracting You Wealth and Can Feng Shui Help Us to Become Rich?

Many of today’s Feng Shui setup claims to attract money and wealth, when in fact the setup was to attract prosperity. Wealth and prosperity are two different things. Although wealth can be included in prosperity, it does not translate into money in your pocket. So don’t be surprised that your Feng Shui wealth setup is not increasing the size of your bank account.

Traditional Feng Shui was mainly used to attract prosperity. It does not directly translate to money in your pocket.

The second misinterpretation surrounds the topic of love. In Feng Shui, the setup for attracting love and improving romance is VERY different. Attracting love is mostly used for singles looking to find a mate, whereas improving romance is usually used for those who are in a marriage or in a relationship.

The setup for attracting love should NOT be used for people who’s in an existing relationship. Doing so will give you the opposite result – having a third party in your relationship.

6. You Did Not Address the Annual Afflictions

In addition to the Feng Shui of the house and the person’s Kua number, there’s also the factor of time. Such as the Feng Shui Annual Afflictions like the last article that I published.

The annual afflictions rotate and go in cycles. The information is to help us prepare for what’s coming. Not paying attention to this can result in health consequences, like what Feng Shui Consultant Katie Weber had experienced. During that year, she ignored a warning of a serious affliction in the Southwest and her bed was in the Southwest sector in the Southwest corner. The result was that she suffered from a serious stomach infection.

7. Your Bazi wasn’t Integrated with Feng Shui Reading

Feng Shui Master Laurent Langlais talks much about this topic. His approach to Feng Shui integrates your personal Bazi with Feng Shui, which is much deeper than using just your Kua number.

While the Kua only needs your year of birth to calculate, the Bazi requires your year, month, day, and time of birth.

A sample Bazi chart plotted from a person’s year, month, day, and time of birth.

Think of it this way. Feng Shui’s Kua number profiles people broadly, similar to a profile based on race and gender. It doesn’t tell us who the individual person really is. With Bazi, you get to know more of the details, such as health, personality, and which of the Five Elements you need to boost your life.

Suggested: Bazi can reveal your luck phases and how you will fare in terms of health, wealth, love, and more. Learn more.

For example, a commonly used Water Dragon Feng Shui wealth formula could work for some people but not the others. A person with a strong Earth Bazi will benefit from such a wealth formula. However, someone who’s Bazi is a weak Fire Element will not gain much from the Water Dragon wealth formula.

So if you’re wondering why that Feng Shui wealth setup is not working for you, it could be that your Bazi requires some other type of Feng Shui setup.

8. You Neglected Macro Feng Shui

Feng Shui is more than just what’s going on inside your house. What’s outside your house is equally important, if not more.

Say that you have the perfect house that matches you and your family members. The front door, the kitchen, and the bedroom are all in great locations. However, you home is surrounded by trash processing facilities or other types of Feng Shui hazards. Do you think you’ll benefit from living there? I doubt it.

The external environment Feng Shui and the neighborhood has a great impact on your well-being. For instance, the macro Feng Shui of West Vancouver, with water and surrounding mountains, has made it one of the wealthiest neighborhood in North America.

West Vancouver is one of the wealthiest neighborhood in North America

Other surrounding environments include the shape of the road around the house (such as houses at the end of T-junction), its elevation, and the neighboring buildings. All of these need to be considered if you want results from Feng Shui.

9. You Consulted Too Many Experts

When consulting a Feng Shui Expert or any other professional services, I always suggest getting a second opinion. However, if you consult too many, it can become a problem. Sometimes, consulting a high profile expert can cause a bigger problem.

Feng Shui has many schools of thought. To mention a few, there’s the Black Hat sect and the Classical Feng Shui, which includes the Compass School and the Form School. Mixing the two can be create problems because the Black Hat and the Classical Feng Shui uses two different ways to determine placements.

My preference is always to stick with Classical Feng Shui. In addition, the experts you consult with should be well-versed with most of the classical schools of Feng Shui. The expert should use the Form School to observe and analyze what can be seen, and use the Compass School to calculate what cannot be seen.

10. You Failed to Act on Opportunities

If you use Feng Shui for wealth, money will not fall down from the sky to your lap. However, it can bring opportunities to you. Whether you seize those opportunities is completely up to you.

That said, perhaps Feng Shui is already working for you. However, out of various reasons, you failed to act on those opportunities, and you’re wondering why Feng Shui is not working. It’s similar to applying all the Feng Shui boosts for health, but you continue to devour junk food and deprive yourself from sleep. How do you expect your health to improve?

Can you really eat junk food everyday and stay healthy by applying Feng Shui for health? 

Here’s the truth. You have the most control over your life. Feng Shui is only there to help. It is not magic, and it cannot make choices for you. You still have to act on the opportunities that Feng Shui brings to you, most of the time through hard work and discipline.

10.5 You Expect Improvements to Happen Right Away

Please. Do not expect results to happen overnight. Again, Feng Shui does NOT work like magic.

According to various consultants, some can start to experience results in as little as 3 months. Others, it might take a while longer. According to Feng Shui Master Laurent Langlais, a Feng Shui reading that’s integrated with your Bazi can bring faster and longer-lasting results.

So if you got the right Feng Shui setup, be patient. You’ll begin to notice small changes here and there in the beginning. Those small improvements will usually accumulate and build up into bigger improvements in your life.


Remember, Feng Shui is not everything. It is not your golden ticket to the life you dreamed of. You still have to make the smart choices and make the effort.

Aside from Feng Shui, there are many other factors that influence your life. For instance, your attitude, your mind, and your actions all play a bigger role in your life than Feng Shui.

However, do not underestimate the power of Feng Shui. Given enough time, it can propel someone to reach its fullest potential, or it can devastate a person’s health, like what happened to my parents.

How has Feng Shui worked for you so far? Please share your thoughts by commenting below!

April 13, 2019


EPISODE 28:  Spring Clean to Get Unstuck

A clean house is more than just a luxury – it is a necessity. That’s right, a necessity. We need a clean house as much as a clean office or desk, because of all it offers us: efficiency and relaxation. Efficiency, because a clean house means you can find what you need when you need it. It also means that you will spend less time worrying and frustrated over the mess in your house and this allows you to relax and recharge.





April 9, 2019

Matrix Energetics – What They Are Saying

[youtube]Hear what people are saying about the Matrix Energetics seminars in this 8 minute video featuring interviews with seminar attendees.

April 9, 2019

Can the Rise of the Feminine Create a New Civilization? ASK DEEPAK CHOPRA! (with Jean Houston)

[youtube]Description: Deepak Chopra is joined by scholar, philosopher and researcher Jean Houston to discuss feminine archetypes and how a rise in feminine qualities will affect the civilization.* Dr. Houston is one of the principal founders of the Human Potential Movement and is noted for her ability to combine a deep knowledge of history, culture, new science, spirituality and human development into her work. ASK DEEPAK features reflections, thoughts, and inspirations on big questions and current events from writer and philosopher Deepak Chopra. What would you like to Ask Deepak? Leave your question in the comments below or upload a response video. THE CHOPRA WELL is a new Youtube channel created to encourage people to live healthier, fuller lives and to be more aware. Deepak, Mallika and Gotham Chopra, along with other friends and experts, join together in this inspiring project for personal and global transformation. The channel features daily shows about wellness, healthy living, spirituality, humor, and much more. Subscribe to our channel to be updated on latest episodes: Follow us on Twitter: Follow us on Facebook: Add The Chopra Well to your Google+:

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