Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Color Yourself Healthy, Wealthy & Loved

Become familiar with colors that can enhance your potential (and those that can
detract, too). You’ll find your lucky colors in the section on directions (and in the
PaKua on page 29). Use your lucky colors for house and office colors, the color of
your car, and even clothes.

Color is especially important when used to balance out the five elements. Color
creates harmony, which creates good feng shui. But caution should be used. For
example, red is the color best known for attracting anything and is the strongest
and most powerful color of all. But, if it is used in the wrong location or if it is notlucky for your special Kua number, it can be detrimental to your health. A little red can always be used, such as splashes of red here and there, but of course, not a lot.

If your color is gold, you can use lots of the color gold, but not much green. Green
is unfavorable to your health, because it is opposite your color on the PaKua and
therefore unfavorable to a gold person’s health. Red is beneficial to you if your
color is gold. You can mix red and gold together, but remember, it should be placed in the South or West, as your Kua number is #2, with the color gold.

Be sure to familiarize yourself with the PaKua, your element and best directions
so you know which colors are beneficial to you, and which one’s are to be avoided.

Flowing Water - The Premier Wealth Enhancer

Water is the most important element for earning money, and the wood element most important for retaining wealth once earned. Water is the elixir of life. We are not able to live long without it. It is the only substance that is absolutely necessary in order to have a healthy body and mind. It is also the element that rules the career section. Without our careers, we would not feel self worth, and certainly not have the money it takes for living in today’s world. Its direction is north.

Water can be placed in the north or southeast section of your home. The southeast section is the prosperity corner. The placement of water in this area, along with a luxuriant green plant, will be beneficial in attaining wealth. Wood is the element that rules the Southeast and consequently, water is beneficial to the wood.

Activate these two sections by using bubbling fountains (and be sure to select one
where the water bubbles up instead of running down) or fish tanks. Keep both
clean, as stagnant water has the same effect on your financial position.

If your front door faces North, East, or Southeast, place a small fountain at the
entrance on the right hand side of your front door. The right hand side is coming
into the house. Left hand side entering the house is not a lucky placement, but the
right hand side increases finances and helps with overall harmony in the home.

Clean, Organize & Clear to Make Room for What you Wa n t

Keep your home and office clean! Don’t be afraid to throw out old files with old
energy. Throw those files away and new business will come to you. Throw away
letters from former lovers and you’ll find someone new!

Cleaning out clutter and keeping your home and office neat and tidy is one of the
first steps toward “activating” your sectors ruling health, wealth and romance.
After cleaning out the clutter physically, clean and straighten up the place, vacuum,
sweep and mop all areas of the house. This should be done at least once a

Allocate different corners to each individual in your household in order to maximize and enhance your wealth section. If you find that you do not use something within a year, get rid of it. Once you dispose of things you no longer use, you make room for
new energy and opportunities to enter.


After each cleaning of your home of clutter, there is a procedure that is called space clearing or smudging that should be undertaken each time, using white sage, candles and bells. This is a very important course of action for clearing away negative energies. I clear negative energies with each feng shui I do. It gets rid of dead energy and brings new life into the home.

At first, some people are concerned and feel a little apprehensive with this procedure because the procedure isn’t something they’re familiar with. Smudge clearing raises the level of vibrations in a place. I tell the people it is not, “good” or “bad” energy, it is just static energy that needs to be dispersed to
make way for clearer and more active energy. Clearing energy allows good ch’i to
enter so that your home will be fresh, clean and alive.

If you are concerned about aspects of the procedure, think about how the Catholic church uses frankincense and bells during services to spiritually uplift worshippers, the early American Indians who routinely used peace pipes and smudging. They cleared out energy with smoking of the pipe and a chant dance. All cultures have used some form of space clearing since the beginning of time.

Homes and offices can benefit from being cleared out at least once a month. After
clearing the space, light a white candle and let it burn for a while.

When I clear energy by smudging, I get the whole family involved. The children
love it and any pets like to be around when it is going on. Animals can see the energychanging and are very interested in watching it move. The amount of time it
takes to clear and smudge depends on the size of the house.

Speaking about the size of the home reminds me of a friend who said I should mention,that it isn’t the size of a home that makes for good feng shui. You can live in one room and still have wonderful feng shui,and live in a mansion where it is not nearly as good. But the size of the home takes a certain amount of time to clear the energy. After I help the people clear out and rearrange furniture, I sometimes spend as much as two hours smudging and clearing with bells or gongs. When you feng shui it takes time to tune to the space. I recommend doing some deep breathing exercises as it helps to tune into the space. When you are doing this procedure, it is important for you to feel this connection with your space. You must be relaxed in order to accomplish this.

Start at the front door and go around the perimeter of the house feeling and sensing
the energy. Once you do this, you will be amazed to discover how you can feel
stagnant or alive energy in different rooms. Since your home is already familiar to
you, it will be easier to tune in if you sit quietly in each room and try to feel the
energy. If you have an affinity with animals or plants, you will find that you have
an affinity with buildings, too. Buildings have energy just as animals or plants,
you just have to tune into this energy to help release suppressed energy and move
it so it becomes alive again.

If your home is more than one floor, start at the bottom of the building and move
upward to each level. Energy always stagnates at the bottom. If you have a basement,
start working with the basement first. Most people have cluttered basements,
and if this is the case, get in there and clean it out You will be amazed to
see what a difference you’ll feel and how your life will change.

Those Furry Creatures You Love are Wonderful Feng Shui

Pet lovers will be happy to know that having a pet in the home is good for feng shui. Pets move around and help circulate the energy. But, please, do not have pets if you do not like them or can’t take proper care of your pet.

It will produce negative energy if you have pets and don’t take the time to treat them properly.

If you live alone, pets can keep you company and will help you from being lonely or feeling alone.

Pets have been proven to keep people healthy because of the company and energy they provide.

Dogs, cats, birds, goldfish, or anything living will bring good energy into the home.

Replace or Repair Broken Items & Don't Overcrowd

Everything in your home should be in working order. If you have a broken chair,
replace it or get it fixed immediately. If you have chips on some of your dishes,
get rid of them.

It is not good feng shui to have chipped dishes, or anything in the kitchen that is
not working. Replace anything in the home that is not working properly, especially
burned out light bulbs, leaky sinks, and broken or cracked windows and doors. Everything should be in proper working order, or your resources will drain away.

The computer you work on daily should not have cords going in every which direction. Use a large funnel cord to put all the small cords in so they look neat and tidy.

Another important aspect element in promoting good feng shui is avoiding overcrowding. When you have too much “stuff” in your environment, energy does not flow easily. It is better to have less in a room so the ch’i can move comfortably. You should feel relaxed and secure in every room of the house.

Speaking of every room in the house, every room in your home should be used. I have done feng shui consultations in huge homes to where much of the house is not used. You can feel when rooms are not used. They hold dead energy. It is very important to use every room in order to circulate the energy to all parts of the house. If a room holds dead energy, that room exerts a bad influence on the rest of the house and can cause illness to the people who live there.

Those Beams Overhead are Unfriendly to Healthy Ch'i

Overhead beams should not be exposed in any part of the house. They will stop
the flow of good ch’i energy. When exposed in a home, they bring a feeling of
oppression and can stop the flow for money and wealth accumulation.

When the bed where you sleep, or where you sit at work have exposed beams overhead,
they can cause ill health, bad luck and business problems. Sleeping under an
exposed beam can cause severe illness.

If your desk is directly under an exposed beam, you will have a difficult time
achieving your full potential in the business world. Ceilings were never meant to
have exposed beams. The best ceiling should have a flat surface and if at all possible,have rounded edges at the corners.

Standing beams protruding from corners can cause problems in any section where they happen to be. For instance, beams in the marriage corner can foster conflict and divorce, in the wealth corner they cause the loss of money, and in the knowledge corner, lack of education for you or your children. If you have such large beams (square columns) placed in corners, you can camouflage the edges by putting plants in
front of them. You can cover the sides of the beam with mirrors (except in the bedroom), and flowers will also help the flow of energy.

Hollow wind chimes can also be placed from the ceiling close to the beam, and
this will help the flow of energy to pass by the beam. They are not as effective as the plants or mirrors, but if you cannot do anything else, you can use chimes.