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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.
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.
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.
“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.
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?
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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!
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A beautiful, inviting entrance is the first point of entry for chi and opportunity in feng shui. When you have an entrance that’s appealing, it’s a statement to all who visit your home. It’s also an opportunity to create a warm and welcome feeling when you enter your house.
In feng shui, the door is the entryway to wealth, income and opportunity. Creating a beautiful foyer is a first step to maximizing that energy. Here are seven ways you can improve your foyer’s look – and invite plenty of opportunity, health, love and income chi.
First impressions count.
Just like in first grade where you’re taught neatness counts, this is true for your foyer. It’s your first impression of your home, so you want to make it be a good one. Start by creating an open, well-lit space. Avoid over crowding here with shoes, coats and mail. Keep it clear and clean and as open as possible.
Lift your sights.
Artwork offers a beautiful way to create symbolism at your entry. Finding artwork that is symbolic of your desires, such as a flock of birds flying, a picture of a vista or pretty scene can symbolize what you would like for your home. Symbols like birds or boats should appear to be flying in to the house. Flowers such as bulbs, orchids, or other nature scenes promote growth and hopefulness and blossoming opportunities.
Watch flooring directions.
It’s often customary in design circles to place flooring vertical from the door into the house, or perpendicular to the front of the house. The problem with this design is that it can make chi move to quickly and rush into – and out of – the house. This is especially true if the flooring direction is aimed at a focal point or a window or door opposite the door. If your floor has this “runway” effect, slow down chi by adding a patterned rug that will dissipate the fast rushing energy.
One of the best all-purpose feng shui enhancers is lighting. Good lighting lifts chi and adds beneficial energy. It’s one of the easiest ways to enhance your feng shui quickly and easily. Make your foyer lighting beautiful with a crystal fixture or chandelier, lamps and nice sconces if you have the space for them.
She’s a beauty.
In and of itself, beauty is something that lifts energy and is always good feng shui. Beauty lifts energy and creates its own kind of chi. Treat your foyer like a jewel box and add lovely moldings, pretty colors, wall treatments or wall paper – and don’t forget the ceiling. Adding a beautiful color to your ceiling is one way to slow down chi and make it meander more, and it raises your sights. Set out a lovely bouquet of flowers to bring a cheerful energy that invites good news.
It’s important to make sure that you don’t see a toilet or a kitchen – or straight out to the back of your house – when you enter the front door. Sometimes adding a simple curtain, plant, or standing screen is all you need to help slow down the sight line to an inauspicious view.
If your door opens directly to a staircase, give some thought to trying a different door swing direction so you don’t view the stairs as soon as you walk in. You can also add a bright, crystal lighting fixture here to dissipate energy that rushes from the stairs and out the door.
Check your mirrors.
While mirrors are a great way to double beautiful views or symbolically add a missing sector, when mirrors are opposite a front door, this pushes energy away, and the money goes with it. Your house will become like a plant deprived of water, and opportunities will shrivel up. While many are devoted to having a mirror at their entrance, you could be missing out on an opportunity to add a beautiful, uplifting symbol here.
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