HARMONY AND PROSPERITY
IN YOUR HOME OR OFFICE
you for your overwhelming response to my earlier articles. My email has been
running hot. Feng Shui originated
in China more than 3000 years ago, it is the philosophy of learning to live in
harmony with the natural and man-made environment that we work and live in.
This philosophy believes in combining these two elements of nature to maximize
the wealth of your mind, body and spirit.
have received many letters asking me about the objects that are easily
available to help promote wealth or little cures for just about anything that
you want to fix in your life. In this article I thought I’d explain what
these objects mean and if you already have some of them how you can make it
work for you. They are used extensively by certain schools of Feng Shui and it
is sometimes loosely termed as belonging to ‘Pop Feng Shui’.
These good fortune symbols have always been part of Chinese culture and
are not part of classical Feng Shui principles. They play a psychological role
in promoting positive thinking.
Feng Shui objects and symbols enhance your ‘man’ luck by helping you focus
on positive goals and aspirations. They play a certain part in life by giving
hope and making us think positively. But simply placing a 3 legged toad within
your home will not magically make you rich. Wouldn’t we all wish it were
true! So for that matter having
faith in any auspicious object will bring a positive benefit. It could be a
religious object that you got from some holy place or a special object from
somebody dear. It simply needs to be something you personally relate to as a
strong symbol of abundance and prosperity.
objective of this article is not to make you all rush out and buy these
symbols but to explain what they mean. I personally don’t recommend objects
unless it is required and strongly advise that you try it out for yourself and
see if it works. So if you do have a 3 legged toad sitting at your front door
maintain a dairy and observe if it has an impact on your finances. The same
goes with the water fountains. If you really want to buy an indoor water
fountain because it is aesthetically appealing to you do so but keep track of
any financial gains or losses you incur. Keep moving it around in your house
and you will find the ideal spot for it with a bit of trial and error. But
no water fountains in the bedroom.
sitting on a pile of gold nugget, is supposed to bring great success and luck
in money. He carries a string of ancient Chinese coins on each side of his
body. To activate the toad God, place him within view of the front door. Every
morning, place the coin in his mouth to signify that he will deliver
prosperity to you. Don’t overwork him so remove the coin and turn him to
face the interior in the evening to prevent him from becoming exhausted.
Buddha lucky charm
is a happy reclining Buddha who holds two gold ingots – one with his hand
and the other with his foot. This lucky charm is said to bring abundance and
joy into the home.
bring passion and sparkle into a relationship. Hung in a sunny window of your
bedroom or in a window it will energize the room with prisms of sunlight. It
is a very pretty sight to see the room filled with prismatic light when sun
shines on it.
should reflect something positive. If it is in your dining room, ensure that
it reflects fresh flowers or a bowl of fruit. Large wardrobe mirrors are
avoidable, as they generate a lot of energy and may make it difficult to
sleep. Ancient Chinese belief is that the when you sleep your soul moves out
of the body and when it sees its reflection in the mirror it gets a shock and
jumps back into the body. This repeats throughout the night thus causing
disturbed sleep. If the mirrors in your bedroom haven’t bothered you don’t
change anything. If you have been having disturbed sleeps try draping the
mirrors with some fabric in the night.
ducks are a
symbol for material happiness and fidelity. It is best used when you are
single or going through a difficult relationship.
carving of a boat loaded with goodies
signifies success in life. The boat must be placed to imply it is sailing
towards you. Do not place the boat as if it is sailing out of your front door.
of a lotus flower
is beneficial if you are depressed or gloomy. It will remind you that beauty
can grow out of ugliness and is a mood elevator.
mirror is the
most powerful protective cure for a house. It comprises a small round mirror
set within an octagonal frame with I Ching symbols. It is in an auspicious
combination of red, gold and green colours. The bagua mirror reflects and
deflects anything that is negative, whilst representing the universe in
harmony. Bagua mirrors must never be used inside the house. Also be very
cautious about using it outside the house, as you will be deflecting all the
negative energy coming inside right back into the universe.
Luck Chinese Bamboo plants
are gaining in popularity and you can buy them in different sizes and shapes.
The bamboo symbolizes youth because it is evergreen. The bamboo represents a
healthy long life. They are also
low maintenance. You don’t have to change the water. I just top the vase
with water from the kettle, of course only after the water is cold.
jade or money plant
which has round shaped leaves represents money which is why it is considered
to bring good fortune.
chimes can help
create a soothing sound, and will also help break up negative energy that may
be coming to your home in the form of heavy traffic noise. Ensure that you do
not have too many of them as this might annoy your neighbours.
are of course so many more symbols that you can buy. Certain religious symbols
like the crucifix, Lord Ganesha statues, brass lamps, altars have all been
used for centuries. If you can use something that satisfies what you are
trying to achieve then you have found your cure.
A little boy might find a poster of ‘Superman’ as his protector. If
children have difficulty sleeping I often recommend parents moving the bed
around and having a little religious symbol in the room. Explain to your child
that there is a symbol protecting him and make sure to clean your Feng Shui
symbols as they do collect dust over time.
should never underestimate the influence your house has on your overall life.
By learning to use Feng Shui as a form of interior design, you are
actually giving your home an “acupuncture treatment,” opening up the
blocked areas and enhancing the circulation of the chi in your environment.
there is any particular Chinese or Feng Shui symbol you wish to discuss with
me please feel free to Email