Real Feng Shui is not about golden frogs and statues

Real Feng Shui is not about golden frogs and statues

Feng Shui is made of scientific principles and is tailor-made to suit the needs of the client.

Published: Sat 20 Jun 2015, 9:08 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:47 PM

The most common misconception about Feng Shui is that it has a set of general rules and everyone must follow them. These rules are suppose to enhance wealth, improve health and bring about big positive changes. Items such as golden frog, funny looking statues and stone studded trees are supposed to increase cash flow and help improve quality of life. The myth about these items is so widely spread that some so-called Feng Shui schools teach courses stressing the importance of these items, and in the bargain get you to buy them also. More than anything else, these items only impact psychologically and have no real significance.

On the other hand we also have the Feng Shui school that claims your home is divided into eight sectors and each sector is enhanced based on what direction it falls into. For example, North represents career and the element is water while South represents fame or ambition and the element is Fire. Each compass direction has dedicated element to it. As much as I would like to believe this theory, there is no scientific basis to it. The logical question that pops up in my mind is, how can one direction be fixed for all? On what basis do we say that North always represents career? There are millions on this planet living in hundreds of countries. How can this be applied to all of them? The date of birth of every individual, the year of construction of the property, the ever changing dynamic energy and the surroundings are never taken into consideration. It just does not make sense.

Feng Shui is made of scientific principles and is tailor-made to suit the needs of the client. In my opinion, Flying Star School of Feng Shui is one of the most accurate schools to follow. This school focuses on personalised data at hand and then takes this information into consideration during calculations. Dates of births of people residing, the year of the construction of the property and the objects in its surroundings are taken into consideration when implementing Feng Shui. Detailed analysis is done of the energy within and outside the property and then appropriate cures are recommended to balance the five elements; Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. Balancing these elements helps in creating a more suitable living and working environment.

So next time you want to implement Feng Shui, don’t follow superstitions blindly. Ask relevant questions, find the right practitioner and then implement changes to get the best results.

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


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