I think its time i called in the experts.
Maybe the fact that i am playing with feng shui , is a good indication of why my life is going down the pan at the moment, i found this article from Feng shui ultimate resources:
Many people enjoy the creative and experimental approach to FengShui. They employ the scientific principles of keen observation,careful methodology, patience, and a healthy dose of skepticism.
Just remember that the creative approach works best for mostgeneral and vague readings. Don't think it is an accurate appraisal ofa building.
Creative and experimental Feng Shui is best for the untutorednovice, far better than a book in one hand and a Luopan in another. Youcannot provide the same level of analysis as someone with schooling.Plenty of do-it-yourselfers end up calling in a professional when theytheir lack of knowledge causes problems.
Think of it this way: Nobody in their right mind would thinkof performing major surgery on a family member without benefit ofmedical schooling or practice. Similarly, no sane person would consulta physician who uses medical diagnostic equipment with one hand andholds a medical textbook in the other.
Where to start
If you want to know how to enact some kind of feng shui in a building, you need to know some things before you begin.
Authentic feng shui is not interior decorating.
Start by collecting information:
- The age of the building — that is, the year it was constructed
- The date of any significant remodels (such as pulling off the rooffor an extended period of time, a change in the footprint, etc.)
- The surrounding environment in terms of feng shui. Not justdriveways and roof lines pointing at your front door. Where are themountains? Is there a building behind that is larger, or one in front?What is the compass reading where you first see traffic from your frontdoor, and the compass reading where you first see traffic leave?
Thereare calculations required for all of this, and many otherconsiderations that go into an authentic analysis using feng shui. Thisis not something most people can manage without an adequate educationin feng shui, by the way
- The compass reading for the building, taking into account thecorrect sitting and facing — again, not something that a person withoutthe education can manage (and neither can many practitioners, for thatmatter)
- The calculations based on time (construction year or years) andspace (footprint changes, building layout, sitting and facing, compassreadings)
Next you have to analyze this information and know what calculationsapply. You cannot obtain all of the calculations that may be necessaryby reading any of the books on the market. A feng shui book thatcovered everything would be enormous; it would rival Joseph Needham'smany volumes of "Science and Civilization in China."
What you can get from websites and books is a senseof what is involved in authentic feng shui. You cannnot hope to achievewhat comes from the training and experience of a real practitioner.
Don't be swayed by people claiming they can give you "ten easy steps" or "fast" or "simple" or "easy" feng shui. Those are just for your entertainment. They have very little to do with feng shui. If they did, people would not spend money on practitioners!
If feng shui is so easy and quick, then corporations and individualswould not spend large sums of money for feng shui people to find theright piece of property to build on. You cannot come in later and justmove some furniture around to improve the "chi." Feng shui takes morethan that to improve large structures.
Remember, most of the "fast" and "easy" feng shui advice was invented because people want things fast and easy. Marketers realized they could make a lot of money from your impatience.
You may notice that most of these get-it-quick schemes are associated with buying merchandise, especially merchandise from the supplier of the advice.That is your first clue the only "good feng shui" is the marketer's,because they've taken your money for some bauble that they tell you hassome relation to feng shui.
There is no evidence that any of these get-it-quick schemes work, except by the Placebo Effect.
"Personal experimentation," as Master Lam Kam Chuen noted, "is nosubstitute for the professional advice of an authentic Feng Shuipractitioner," especially when you are dealing with complexcalculations of time and space — which is what Feng Shui is all about.
Many of the Do-It-Yourself School have come to a differentrealization about their abilities after reading one or two of thebetter sort of Feng Shui books. After reading Larry Sang's book andtrying to read her house one woman commented,
I now realize that Feng Shui is definitely notsomething to 'dabble in.' It is an unlocking of the mysteries of theuniverse, and is very powerful. The people who play at 'feng shuireadings' are messing with something they should deeply respect. Iregret that I believed I had the background to perform my own housereading, simply because I had the desire.
You might as well call your mother and ask her for decorating tipsto help you in your work, social life, relationships, whatever. Shewould give you better advice than the "quick feng shui" crowd, itwouldn't cost you anything, and she would be so happy to hear from you.
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