Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Watch Your Back While at Work

Whether you work at home or in an office, never sit with your back to the door, and try not to face a wall.

Facing a wall can make it seem as though you will never get ahead, as your progress
is blocked. If you do face a wall, and it is impossible to rearrange your desk, a mirror placed on the wall in front of you will help to some extent remedy the situation.

Many offices today have cubicles where people are all crowded together. If this is
the case and you must sit with your “back to the door,” a small mirror on the wall in front of you will allow you to see people approaching from behind. You’ll find this small adjustment will increase your comfort level. It isn’t conducive to good ch’i energy to work with your back to the door or to other people. If your back is to the door or to other people, you are opening yourself up to get stabbed in the back.

Your back should not face a window, either, as you will not have the support you
need. If this is not possible, keep the window covered with drapes or blinds, and
place a large green plant by the window or in front of it. You can also use a screen
for the same purpose.

Never sit directly in front of your office door. Try to sit at an angle so that you have a good view of the door, but are not directly in front of it.

If you work in a home or outside office, always try to sit facing your great prosperity direction. If that is not possible, sit facing one of your three other good directions, preferably your overall harmony direction.

Place objects like a globe, in the proper directions in your office the same way you
would in your home. If you work out of the home, the office space should be activated
with symbols to enhance the flow of money energy.

Be Extra Carefull with Bathrooms

Many people in America do not understand the importance of keeping the bathroom
door closed and the toilet lid down. Europeans and Asians have no problem
with keeping their bathroom doors closed. Whether in your home, office or business,
this is one of the most important elements for having and keeping wealth.

The Chinese say you flush your wealth away if you do not keep the bathroom door closed and the toilet lid down. The Bathroom is a water element, so blue and green colors are good to be placed there. The bathroom should never have red in it as
the fire energy conflicts with the water element.

The bathroom should never be placed in the wealth section of the home (the Southeast section). I once conducted a feng shui for a lady in Southern California. When her husband remodeled their house, he added an extra bathroom in the wealth section. Shortly after remodeling, he went bankrupt. She told me he died a short time later from the trauma because he could not handle being in that position.

It is very important to keep the bathroom door closed at all times, but especially if you have a bathroom that adjoins your bedroom. If there is no door, only an entrance, hide the doorway with a curtain or screen. A lot of modern homes are made with no bathroom doors.

You can counterbalance the negative force by placing the opposite color, if the bathroom is placed in an unfortunate place in the house.

* Washers in leaky faucets should be replaced immediately, f o r leaky faucets slowly leak away your finances.

* The proper placement of the bathroom in the home is also an important element for accumulating and keeping wealth.

* The head of your bed should not be placed on a bathroom wall as this placement is detrimental to your health.

Monday, January 16, 2006

The Kitchen - Where Wealth & Abundance is Created

The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the home according to feng shui.
Food prepared here indicates the quality of life one lives, and strongly reflects
wealth. And it all begins with the stove!

The Chinese believe the kitchen and the placement of the stove is critical to the
accumulation of wealth. The placement of the stove in the kitchen can bring
extreme good luck to the owners, ensuring wealth and abundance. The stove can
also ensure for the owners, a place of high position in the business world.

If you are not having enough luck in your life, one of the first things to take a look at is your stove and its placement.

The stove and oven should be kept clean, with all burners working at all times. If
anything breaks or malfunctions, make certain it is fixed as soon as you notice it
is not working.

The kitchen door should not face thefront or back door; otherwise your luck
flows out these doors. The stove should not face the back door, either, for the
same reason.

The kitchen is another fire element, and therefore red should be avoided in this
area of the house. If you have too much red in the kitchen, you are more likely to
have a fire in your home.

Nothing higher than your head should be hung in your home, especially in the
kitchen. You must feel comfortable when you are preparing the food. I see pots
and pans hanging over the stove or center of the kitchen in many homes, but this
is not a fortuitous placement.

Dining in the Round is Beneficial to Relationships.

The dining room should be centrally located in the home in order to ensure an abundance of good ch’i energy. Food is important in keeping you healthy and

Round, oval and octagonal tables are more beneficial than square or rectangular
tables, as there are no sharp edges to separate people. If you have a square table,
try to get one with rounded corners.

The dining room should be well lit, with pictures placed on the wall that are relaxing to look at and soothing to the nerves.

Eating in a quiet place, or a place containing soft music, is very good for digesting your food. A crystal chandelier placed over the table ensures sparkling
ch’i energy.

At one time, everyone used crystal for chandeliers, but with the passing of time,
crystal has often been replaced with other materials. They hold no value now
from a feng shui point of view, unless, of course, they are crystal.

The dining room is one of the best places for a large mirror. This “doubles” the
food (abundance) and ensures good ch’i. However, mirrors should never be placed
so that they cut the heads off of you or your guests. The mirror should cover one
wall of the dining room, and mirrored squares should be avoided.

Make Sure Your Bedroom is a Safe Haven

Your bedroom has an effect on the way you sleep, and this is a very important factor
in staying healthy, happy and accumulating wealth. There isn’t just one element
to consider when planning your life with abundance; you need to take everything
into account, including the way you revitalize yourself.

Your bed should be comfortable, and the energy should flow smoothly throughout
the room. You should not have anything under the bed, so that energy can circulate

The bedroom should be painted a soft color that suits your energy so you will rest
peacefully.A bedroom should never be painted red. Red is an energizing color and
you will not get the proper rest if you sleep in a red room. Fresh air should always
be circulating through your bedroom and also through the rest of the house.

If you live in an apartment building as I do, and do not have much circulation flowing throughout, get a small floor Vornado fan and place it near a window. I recommend the Vornado fan because it is the only one I have found that is quiet and doesn’t blow too hard. It is the quietest fan I have found on the market. Most fans, even on the lowest speed, tend to move too fast. Ceiling fans turned low are also a good way to circulate energy. Ceiling fans should not be placed directly over your bed.

Your bedroom should never have a mirror that faces the bed, as it interferes with
restful sleep. Mirrors should not be placed behind your bed, at your feet or by the
side of the bed. It is an old Chinese belief that your spirit leaves the body and rises as you begin to sleep, but becomes frightened when it sees itself in a mirror. It then rushes back inside the body with the result that you never get a good night’s sleep.

The Chinese also believe that a white coverlet is unhealthy because it is the color
of the shroud that covers the dead. It is also considered unhealthy for your feet to
face the door, because that is how they remove dead bodies from a room. There is
a saying in Feng Shui that when you sleep with your feet facing the door you will
never stay at home. You will find that you will want to be on the go all the time and never feel relaxed when you are home. You will be on the go constantly.

Ceiling beams in a bedroom are quite unhealthy as they disturb the flow of ch’i. They should be avoided in all the rooms but especially the bedroom. Have them
covered if they are open. They block the flow for energy to circulate. They also cause financial problems. Wall beams in corners of the room have the same effect. Green plants placed by the side of the wall beams help deflect some of the negative energy, as will a wind chime hung from the ceiling in front of the beam.

Your bed is one of the most important thingsyou have and should be replaced every timeyou move. It should also be replaced under the following conditions for the fresh energy a new mattress brings:

- If you have had your bed for a long period of time, perhaps five years or more, you should replace it.

- If you have a bed where other people slept before you

- If you or your partner have been seriously ill,your bed should be replaced with a new one.


Balance Your Living Room

As mentioned earlier, the ideal entrance to your living room should open from a
foyer. When the front door opens directly into the living room, a buffer is needed
to slow down the fast flowing energy from the entrance to your home.

You should choose colors for your living room that are beneficial to your Kua number
and direction or that suit your overall harmony. I recently did a Feng Shui for a lady who was a West person that had a green sofa and love seat in her home. If she would have read this book or consulted with me before buying the sofa she would have known that green is the worst color for her to use. Her whole living room was green.

She immediately went out and bought gold covers and saw an improvement with her life soon after. Her business improved tremendously. Place green plants around the room, but balance them with other things. Your furniture should be spacious, uncluttered and pleasing to the eye. Paintings should be warm and inviting. Never have cactus in your home. Cactus is the worst kind of plant you can have in your home. They are very unlucky. Try to keep a nice bouquet of fresh flowers near the entrance to the house. People feel immediately at ease when they see fresh flowers. This is the reason you always see fresh flowers in restaurants or in the lobbies of hotels.

Your living room should be fresh and have a feeling of being lived in. So many
families have family rooms they use instead of their living rooms, saving the living
room for special occasions. Rooms in your home that are unused accumulate
stagnant energy and detract from an otherwise balanced home.

Live in this room! That’s how it got its name!

Fireplaces, regardless of the room where they are found, should never be left
uncovered. A screen or glass should cover the opening. Open fireplaces leak out
good ch’i energy and take away all of your money.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Your Front Door Should Encourage Good Ch'i

Feng Shui Front Door

An attractive entrance to your home or office will encourage good ch’i, or energy,
to enter. If you can arrange your front door so that it faces your overall harmony
or great prosperity direction, it will help bring in wealth, love and happiness. As
all energy enters through your front door, it is important to keep things away from
the door so the door will be free to open without problems.

Make sure your front door is not broken, and opens smoothly. A broken door or
one that is hard to enter is the worst kind of energy to start with. Your door size
should not be too large or too small relative to the size of the house. If the western world had practiced feng shui from the beginning, we could have avoided much of the trouble we have today in our personal lives as well as in our work or business.

I have seen many front doors of homes face a solid wall immediately upon entering. The main door should not open inside onto a solid wall within three feet of the open door. The only thing you can do is to place a mirror here so that upon entering, the space looks larger. This is not an ideal solution, as it is not good to have a mirror reflecting the front door, but it is better to have a mirror here if the space is too tight for comfort.

The subject of Feng Shui is actually far more profound than the popular belief that it is a kind of mystic interior design.It is the art and science of living and working in the right environment. Feng Shui is concerned with the flow and circulation of vital energy called "Chi" and is the interplay of the Yin and Yang within the five elements. Feng Shui is the intertwining between people, places and the interactions of energies. The universe is a vast field of energy. Feng Shui is the study of this energy and how it moves through the universe and affects us directly and indirectly. Modern science of Electrophysics is beginning to realize the interaction of electromagnetic energies between the earth and humans. These electromagnetic energies are the Chi lines running through the veins of the earth,thus creating energy for the earth and the people who live upon it.


The size of the door should be well balanced to the dwelling, not too small or oversized in proportion to the rest of the house. Too narrow an entrance stifles the flow of good ch’i entering the house, and you will have to invest more time, money and energy to achieve your goals if you live in a house with a small entrance.
Well-situated front doors are wide and lead into a foyer that open to other rooms in the house. The foyer acts as a buffer to slow the fast flowing energy as it enters your home. The front door should never open directly into the living room without some kind of buffer to slow the energy. If you have no choice put an attractive three-fold screen a few feet from the entrance with a healthy green plant in front of the screen. The screen slows the good ch’i energy so that it can flow softly around the screen.

The first things you or visitors see when entering your home set the mood for the
rest of the stay. Clutter should not be allowed to accumulate anywhere, but the
entrance is a particularly bad place for untidiness. People have a tendency to put
things at the door as a reminder to get rid of the things with good intentions of taking them away. But have you noticed even with yourself you leave it there,
because you are in a hurry and will do that later. Later, turns into days later. This
is bad for the subconscious mind. It is there when you arrive back home and due
to the rush it continues to stay there. If you want good feng shui in the home taking
this stuff away should be first on your priority list When you look out of your front door, you should not face a hill, and the door itself should not be hidden by shrubbery. It is not a good situation if there are obstructions in front of the door, such as a steep hill, another larger building, or any kind of over-sized or massive structure.

The entrance should be well lit and airy. The best shape for a door is oval or square
at the top. Solid wood doors are better than glass doors. The entrance should not
have sharp angles from other buildings pointing toward the door. You can place
a mirrored PaKua to deflect some of the negative energy from entering your home.

Deflecting The Energy Outside

You can also hang wood or metal wind chimes to help deflect the energy. Remember, the chimes must be hollow to be effective and the PaKua must be placed on
the outside of the house. It is unlucky to have a mirrored Pa Kua inside of your home. Bright-colored doors are very inviting and set the tone for overall harmony inside the home. Regardless of the color you select, it should provide a good contrast to the color of the rest of the house. Red is a good color for a door, but only if it is a compatible color for your overall harmony or great prosperity. The color should also be compatible with the main colors of the house. Red can be used if you are an East, South or Southwest person. Green or blue is an excellent color if you are an East person. Gold is beneficial and a good color for the door if you are a west person. All colors bring in good ch’i energy and are attractive to any entrance. Colors are explained later in the book. In Feng Shui, people as well as homes are divided into EAST and WEST groups.

You can determine if your house is good for you once you establish whether you
are an East or West group person. If you live in the type of house appropriate for
the opposite group, you may never become wealthy in that house. However, you
can arrange the furniture to improve your living conditions. There are four good
directions and four bad directions for each group. If you are an East person, the
four west directions are bad and if you are a West person, the four east directions
are bad for you.

If you are an EAST person, your good directions are North, East, Southeast and
South. If you are WEST, your best directions are West, Northwest, Northeast and

Once you decide which group you belong in, you can sometimes change the direction
of the house by entering through a different door that faces one of your four
good directions.

Beautiful, colorful flowers and lush green shrubbery also bring a sense of harmony and are important enhancements to an entrance. While many sidewalks lead in
a straight line toward the door, it is more beneficial if the walk curves or meanders
toward the door. If your walkway leads in a straight line to your door you should
try to change it to one that curves or one that leads to the side to disburse the
straight racing energy that flows toward the door.

Wind chimes are good instruments for beneficial energy when placed next to the
front and back doors. The chimes should be hollow and large enough so they produce
a nice melody of pleasing sounds when chimed. Together with harmony and
rhythm, melody is one of the three basic elements of music. Having soothing
sounds in your environment is another way to attract harmony and money.
Speaking of sound, soft music in the home is important to elevate one’s energy,
making it easier to produce good work that generates more money.

The front door entrance should never lead in a straight line to a back door or large
window. All of your luck and finances will flow through the house and out the
back door or window. This is the worst kind of energy of all for losing your hard
earned money. If you have this problem fix it immediately. If you live in a place
with this problem, you can place a large screen at a distance from the front door
so that it covers the view to the back door, and place a large plant in front of the

Nowadays, many people live in city high-rises. Apartment and condominium living
provide different challenges. If you live in an apartment building, never live at
the end of a long corridor, nor in front of the elevator or stairway. All of your
finances will fly away and down through the fast moving energy of the stairway,
elevator or long corridor. If possible, place a plant at the entrance in the hallway
to slow some of the fast flowing energy.

If you live in an apartment building, green plants and fresh flowers can be used to
bring nature into your home. Fresh flowers brought in weekly help keep your energy
level high.