June 29

Unclutter, Unclutter and More Uncluttering

Unclutter, Unclutter and More Uncluttering that’s what i try to do every week and every chance i can get.  Why..?? Clutter is a known obstacle to the flow of chi. It can have an effect on health as well as the overall energy levels and quality of life. Too much clutter can drain your energy as well as impede good energy from flowing into your home or life. Getting rid of the clutter can also help get rid of the negative load that affects your life. By clearing clutter, you are creating a harmonious environment in your home flowing with good energy.

June 26

Summer Feng Shui

Now that the summer is here and it’s hot and humid most days – there is no reason to keep the windows and doors closed like you did during the winter. In order to fill your home with good chi, you may need to have good quality air as well as lighting. In feng shui, it is believed that chi flows through with the help of air as well as natural light. Because of this, it is essential to make use of these two elements to ensure that the home flows with good chi. To allow the good energy into your home, you would need to open your windows often to let natural air into the home.You can also use air purifying plants or an air purifier at home to make sure that the air remains clean and pure. Also try to allow as much natural light into your home to allow good chi to fill your home.

June 23

Red Packet/Envelopes Tradition

The spouse and his family being westerners finds it really funny that we give everything in a little red envelope or packets – for good luck.  Whether it is for a graduation or for someone starting work the first time or for weddings  – so of course, they want to know why?  If it was for symbolic reasons – they joked and asked how come we cannot give some Ferrari parts instead?  Afterall, they said – the Ferrari parts are more prestigious and worth a lot even to resell right?  Well, here is the explanation.

According to the Chinese traditions and culture, red envelops are very symbolic and meaningful. These traditions say that, whenever they are given as a gift, red envelopes are a wish of prosperity, good luck and happiness to the person who receives them. This symbolism is not only due to the red envelops’ traditions but also to the color red which is a very auspicious symbol of happiness by itself.

June 20

Feng Shui Practitioner/Consultants

10 yrs ago, when i first arrived in Canada – and the spouse had a business – i wanted to make sure that the place we were in – was a good place to continue business.  But you see in Asia – it’s easy to find a practitioner but to find a genuine one – now that is hard.  But in Canada – to find one alone is hard – but there is the internet right?  But I want to write about this – to warn others that even though some have had already been taught – it doesn’t mean anything.

I was out getting a Samsung HDTV when i met the lady who did our feng shui for our store some 8 yrs ago and i had wanted to go up to her to tell her she didn’t do a good job at all.  Sure she gave us a report and all but it wasn’t anything that I didn’t already know – so why should i be paying $200 and more for her consultation for not even half a day and some stuff that she sold us.

So for those of you out there – who are looking for a feng shui consultant, please, please make sure you agree on something and don’t be naive like myself and think that everyone is as honest as yourself.  Make sure you are completely satisfied before paying.

June 3

Crystal Singing Bowls

Don’t worry – I too never knew about the singing bowl till I read the Grand Master Yap’s piece on it.  Apparently, the Crystal singing bowls are used to attract positive chi into one’s home and offices – we also know by now that crystal is a chi cleansing element – that is why you see people having crystals in their home or some wearing them all the time. So i was reading up on how to reduce belly fat but came across the importance of combining the powers of singing bowls and different objects to make it work best to clear bad chi and attracting the good ones.

So I checked to buy one to find that the crystal singing bowls like the above ain’t cheap – a simple one can cost from a few hundred to the above for $899.  Yes I hear you – it’s very expensive – but if you can even afford a cheap one – between – $100 – $200 – the bowls are ideal for placing them at palces where chi doessn’t flow or lack of light and yin energy.  By placing a crystal singing bowl at such kind of spots, any negative chi which might have been causing problems to the environment would be repelled at the same time than positive energy would be attracted.  I’m gonna continue hunting for affordable crystal singing bowls and if i find it – i’ll be sure to let everyone know.

June 1

Moles On Your Face

I had read on a feng shui blog from a pretty famous practitioner that if you have mole on your face – regardless big or small – removing it does not change your destiny.  Interesting  ! because I’ve known people who have had their moles removed just because they are told that it brings back luck.  The Chinese believes that the moles on your face tells a story and my kid has one on her face too – i had always wondered to myself what it meant and apparently if i read correctly – it means good fortune at a young age – but she has gotta be careful during old age – because the face reading claimed that if she doesn’t safe guard her good fortune – she would lose it when she gets older.  Now if you have lots of mole or acne on your face – that doesn’t count – best to get the  best acne treatments and find out which are your real moles before going for a reading.  Tell you more after I’ve read what each number means.