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Shui & Wealth
you ever considered why two family members, say brothers, or two friends who
attended the same school and received a similar education, maintaining similar
views on life and even sharing friends, end up leading such diverse financial
person has the Midas touch while the other struggles and complains of being
broke all the time.
just bad money management? Or is it
feng shui playing its hand on them?
In China there is a saying:
is a man’s destiny.
is his luck.
is his feng shui.
is his virtue.
fifth is his knowledge.”
are the five dynamics of life and wealth.
Macquarie Dictionary defines destiny as:
which is to happen to a particular person or thing. One’s lot or fortune. The
predetermined course of events.
there is such a thing as destiny, our life may be mapped out for us.
But what occurs along life’s path will have a bigger or smaller impact
on us according to the way we react and act in response to these events.
An example is winning the lottery. Another
person’s destiny may be to spend it wisely, thereby changing their life path
to a wealthier one. Another may
spend carelessly and end up broke in five years, thus returning to the same kind
which happens to a person, either good or bad, as if by chance, in the course of
The Chinese consider luck to be an energy which can be enhanced with feng
shui. For example, sometimes people
act on their intuition and find themselves in the right place at the right time.
means wind and water.
Shui is about holding chi (energy) and making it work for you in a positive way.
It is being in the correct energy pattern or circumstance that’s arranged in a
way suitable to your taste and allows you to live harmoniously within the
you walk into a building and like what you see and feel, you are experiencing
feng shui at work.
excellence or goodness.
plays an essential role in feng shui. If
a person’s intent is virtuous, good will come of it.
You can sense a person’s lack of integrity.
It shows on their face, in their actions, their words and lifestyle.
You cannot escape the energy pattern you project for all to see.
And you reap what you sow.
example, a person may have had the good luck, or destiny, to become wealthy in
the first place. However, if living
the wealthy lifestyle leads to loss of integrity and virtue, that person’s
future luck and destiny may diminish.
fact or state of knowing, perception of fact or truth.
Clear and certain mental apprehension.
The state of being aware.
you are aware of the above four dynamics, using knowledge to improve your life
will enhance the skills and talents you were born with.
For example, people who practise yoga, tai chi, qi-gong or similar
disciplines have an inner peace and awareness about them; they appear to have
the ability to follow their life path more clearly.
wants wealth in their life to some degree, whether it is to merely pay the bills
or to live an opulent lifestyle. Either
way, the importance lies in how you achieve your wealth.
and lifestyle can be enhanced through virtue and good intent.
Therefore, if followed correctly, the following feng shui tips to enhance
your wealth may help improve your life generally.
A LITTLE, RECEIVE A LITTLE
money and spend it wisely. It’s
said that if you tithe a little money to a worthwhile charity regularly, you
will receive it back one hundredfold.
know this to be true in my life. Years
ago, I attended an institution that had an area where you could donate money.
I was informed if I donated money to this or any other charity I would
receive it back one hundredfold.
was broke but I donated money I could not afford. In hindsight, prosperity has knocked on my door many times
since donating that money. I still
donate money to what I consider worthwhile charities.
I prefer not to think about what I’ll get from it but what good the
money is doing.
let’s look at the house we live in. As
we saw in an earlier chapter, the bagua is a grid you can superimpose over the
floorplan of your house to locate the life representations of wealth, fame,
relationships, children and creativity, helpful people, career, knowledge,
health and family. For now we are
concentrating on the wealth area.
at your front door looking inwards and place the bagua on the floor.
Imagine the grid stretched out over the entire area of the house.
The wealth are is in the far left-hand corner of the grid
The front door enters through the knowledge, career or helpful people sector. It does not matter where your front door is on your property, you always place the bagua with helpful people, knowledge and career at the front.+
you live in an L-shaped house with the wealth sector missing, you will need to
remedy it immediately. This is done
by squaring off the area.
Cure 1: Stand at the missing
corner (see illustration). Face
wall one. Clasp palms together with
fingers pointing towards wall one and pretend you are drawing an invisible line
from wall one to your feet. Then
face wall two and repeat the procedure.
the energy by placing a statue or heavy pot with a plant in it on the spot where
you are standing. Hang a wealth
ball* either on the statue or on the pot.
Cure 2: Install a spotlight in the
missing corner and shine it up at the house.
Leave it switched on for a couple of hours daily until a change in your
Cure 3: A gazebo, tree or group of
shrubs in the missing corner will help wealth improve.
Remember to include the wealth ball.
the metaphysical squaring falls into a driveway or walkway, draw a red dot in
chalk on the pavement for a month. If
wealth improves, paint it on.
flying star has a big impact on our wealth.
Flying star is energy moving in time and space, which is measurable in
any building, including our homes. Like
people, buildings have their own energy pattern. This pattern interacts with our own personal energy pattern
and feng shui.
complicated, and it is! If the
flying star of the house we live in is inauspicious, depending on our destiny,
virtue, luck, feng shui and knowledge, it will have an effect on us.
you wish to know more about ht eflying star pattern of your home or workplace,
you will need to consult a feng shui expert who practises flying star, the most
complicated form of feng shui.
Wrap three gold coins in red paper and place under the base of a
potplant in the loungeroom.
Hang a wealth ball from the ceiling in the wealth corner of the house.
Shine a light on it and keep fresh flowers on a table nearby.
Make sure this area is clean and uncluttered always.
On the table with the flowers, place an attractive glass jar and put
three gold coins inside. Write on a
piece of paper what you want to achieve with this money and put it in the jar.
Every day, add another three gold coins to the jar.
When the jar is full, empty it except for three coins and bank the money
in an account you cannot easily withdraw from.
Under no circumstance whatsoever should you borrow or spend money from
the jar! If you do, you will
dissipate the energy. You can add
more money to the jar, but do it in lots of three coins each time.
Keep your wealth sector bright and cheery always.
Light encourages positive chi.
Never leave your toilet lid up and the door open.
This is a yin are and could drain occupants’ vitality and wealth down
the bowl. Besides, it just
doesn’t feel right.
Do not let taps drip. Fix
immediately. Any dripping tap means
a slow drain on resources.
Don’t leave other wet-area doors open to the rest of the house.
Remember wet area are yin areas. Yin
is associated with stillness, density, death and darkness.
It is not a negative energy. People
have a yang (active, light, lively) quality, so bathrooms, laundries and toilets
absorb our yang energy.
MY HOUSE HELP MY FINANCES?
the front door is directly in line with the back door or a window, your house is
not helping your finances. Healthy
chi and wealth may rush through and sail straight out again.
same is true if you open the front door to be greeted by a mirror, wall or
barrier. More that likely, chi will
enter and bounce out again. The
secret lies in attracting chi into the house and helping it to circulate in a
natural movement of chi is circular and curved. When chi meanders in this way, the house looks and feels
good. You then respond to the
beneficial effects of well-circulated chi.
In turn, you feel clear-headed, positive and energetic.
Negative, or sha, chi flowing in long, straight lines is too forceful.
It rushes straight through. So
front-door/back-door alignment is a very unfortunate feature in any house.
barrier such as a screen is beneficial when it slows down chi, enabling it to
meander and circulate evenly throughout. This
is one cure for a front-door/back-door alignment.
Beaded curtains on the back door are another good solution.
A table with a flower arrangement or plant, placed in front of or near
the back door is another alternative.
are excellent feng shui. Hang a
round, faceted crystal ball in the centre of the arch. This disperses vital chi.
bright, happy and inviting pictures on blank walls. Make the first thing you see in your home say ‘welcome
home’ each time you enter.
your life. Observe your own actions
and how you relate to others. Are
you a virtuous and honourable person? Do
you have good luck? Is there room
for improvement? Only you can
answer these questions.
your current situation, pay attention to the five dynamics of wealth.
In the future, you may be able to look back and feel reassured you do
live in a virtuous – and wealthy – life.
* wealth ball & Easy Feng Shui magazine are available from the FENG SHUI network website – see PRODUCTS
+ (There are two methods of applying the Bagua, this method is using the Black Hat Sect system of Feng Shui. The second method is using the compass directions method, the wealth sector is in the South East of the building.)
by Terri Rew
From the magazine - Easy Feng Shui in Practice (pp.74-77)