Align Your Life: Role of Feng Shui

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Align Your Life: Role of Feng Shui

To understand how Feng Shui works, you first must understand your destiny. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t believe in good luck and superstitions.

By Shivani Adalja

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Published: Sat 17 Jan 2015, 3:07 PM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 7:29 PM

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I work with many clients who feel that implementing Feng Shui will change their lives overnight. They will win a lottery, find a great job and live in a palace for the rest of their lives. Some even hire multiple inexperienced consultants, who will give them contradictory information. They end up implementing all these contradictory changes and as a result they create more confusion and chaos in their lives. One client in India was so desperate to become rich that he bought hundreds of books on Feng Shui and started implementing everything by himself. Needless to say he went bankrupt within a few months and remained depressed for years to come.

Many people ask me if Feng Shui really works. And if it does then how come it brings great results for some, while some see no significant change in their lives?

To understand how Feng Shui works, you first must understand your destiny. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t believe in good luck and superstitions. By your destiny, I mean your life path.

Every person is born with a life and a destiny that has been specially chalked out for him or her. The first one third of your destiny is fixed. By that I mean it will be deciding who your family will be – your parents, sisters, brothers, children. This part is constant and can’t be altered at all.

The second third is your environment. Who you associate yourself with, where you live, what your environment consists of. For example, in one office there are two cabins. One cabin has air-conditioning and one has only a fan. During the hot summer months, it would be easier for the person working in air-conditioned office to work long hours. While the person working in the office with a fan will struggle to cope. However if he remains focused and dedicated then he will be able to get through the summer months. This is a classic example of how some of us have supportive surroundings while some don’t. Feng Shui falls into this one third – your environment or surroundings. Some choose to implement it and some don’t.

The last third of your destiny is karma or your actions. How hard you work and how motivated you are will decide how far you will go.

Continuing to work hard and balancing your environment through Feng Shui helps in tapping into bigger and better opportunities. But remember Feng Shui alone can never turn your life around. To do that, you need to continue walking towards your goals and let Feng Shui remove all speed breakers to make your ride smoother.

Shivani Adalja is a Dubai-based wellbeing expert. She runs the Alignment Insitute which offers effective solutions that focus on stress management and overall wellbeing.



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