For most of us, the home is the biggest investment we’d ever have to make. Often we have one chance to choose the right one. Whatever we choose, we’d have to live in for many years. Very often, in home buying, we focus on the content of the purchase to make the decision. With “content” I mean superficial aspects like:
- size and features (like how many rooms)
- location (if it is in town, near schools or work)
- age and aesthetics
- external environment regarding facilities.
While these are essential to making the right choice, these aspects hardly factor in the Feng Shui of the home. When we are not conscious of the need to check the Feng Shui, these factors can cloud our decision making process, and cause us to compromise on the quality of our choice.
The Feng Shui of a Home is Important
The home is the place where you will expect to spend the bulk of your life. Your “earth luck” is where your body resides. If your home is feng shui compromised, your earth luck is compromised.
There are three “luck” (so to speak) that affect our abundance:
- Earth luck (from the environment we live and work),
- Heaven luck (our inherent destiny), and
- Man Luck (the character and Karma)
This may sound “esotheric”, but reflect on it, and it actually makes sense.
Feng Shui is the “luck” that we can help ourselves with to a certain extent. The environment in which we put ourselves in will affect our minds.
As a Consultant, I have often seen people’s luck (especially relationship and health) improve just by throwing away junk and rearranging furniture. There is nothing special about clearing the living space. It has to do with the effect of the environment on the mind.
The mind controls the body. The mind controls the actions and attitudes. The attitudes affect change in the positive or negative direction.
Clearing the home clears the mind. The subjects who make the change improve their state of mind when they remove obstacles like clutter and mess.
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Choosing a home with the right Feng Shui will affect how your life will pan out in the coming years. It is not everything because there is still the other aspects, but a good choice of home will make success easier, and failure less dramatic. The opposite will be true if the choice is wrong.
You can Teach Yourself Feng Shui, or You can Hire a Reputable Geomancer
Invest in some learning. This site has a full resource on how to calculate the feng shui of a piece of property. This has to be done together with “feeling out” the site — which I’ll explain shortly. Calculations are one thing, but gut feeling is everything when choosing a home.
Geomancers will take the effort of learning from you, but he/she may only do the calculations and you will still have to judge by feel.
How to Choose a Home without Feng Shui Knowledge?
This is where learning to “feel” the environment is important. Some people can do this better than others. My experience is that people who are ‘right-brain” centric have better ability to do this. In your family, pick out the individual who has this ability to feel out the place. This is normally the family member with “intuition”, “gut feeling”, “sensitivity” and tend (not always) to be artistic.
In order to get a grip of feeling a potential new home, do this:
1. The Approach.
Approaching the building, feel what it’s like to approach. Does it feel happy, inviting, homely, peaceful? Or does it give you the feeling of daunting, repelling, overbearing, angry, domineering?
If the building is inviting and gives good resonance, it is likely to invite good ‘spirit’ and ‘karma’. It invites you and you will feel blessed every time you approach. It there is anything repulsive about the approach experience, leave, because ill feeling is going to affect you every day you go home, and you will bring it home with you.
2. The Threshold.
On entering the main door, how do you feel? Welcomed? Homely? Comforted? or do you feel ‘pushed off’ ? Is there a scent or smell? Do you feel invited?
3. Look out from the Facing Window
Find the window that looks out to the facing. This is usually the largest window in the house or apartment and it is facing the front. Sometimes this window is at the back, so take time to identify the facing.
What do you “feel” when you look out? Fresh? Open? Clear? Interesting? or is there something blocking, obstructing, ugly, depressing?
Remember “feel” the site, not see the site.
Why I say this is because the view might be a graveyard. Some people find peace in that view, so there is nothing wrong with a graveyard. If you feel sad or fear from that same view, that place is not for you.
4. Feel the Layout
Walk around the house as if you are already living in it. Feel the flow of the house. Do you feel obstructed in any way? Are there any funny corners that make you feel strange, like “locked up” or “stopped”? The house should flow. When you move around you should feel relaxed and easy.
5. Find the Back of the House
This is the part of the house opposite of the facing in point 3. Does it have a window? If it does, look out. Do you feel supported or is there something that makes you feel too open?
The back of the house should bring support. There should not be too much movement or activity.
Inherent Good Feng Shui is Important
A house with inherent good feng shui is a good buy. While it is important to consider price and other physical factors, the feel factor is important because that is what you have to live with eventually. It makes no sense to save a couple of thousand dollars, or buy a house for speculative purposes just to suffer the ill effects of poor “earth luck”.
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