An ancient Chinese practice that has been utilized for thousands of years, Feng Shui is based on the concept that all things in the world should have harmony or “balance”. Everything in the environment has its proper place. A disturbance can arise if the balance in the environment or if something is out of place, this disturbance can manifest in the people around it as a feeling of uneasiness, or as lack of prosperity or violence in the area.
In all its diverse forms, Feng Shui is aimed at restoring that harmony and balance. This balance can manifest in different ways and may affect a person’s love life, wealth, prosperity, and health. And a lot of it truly works. Compared to the Philippines, Burma, Laos, and their other neighbors, the cities of Singapore and Hong Kong are wealthy capitals because they are situated in areas where the Feng Shui is ideal for a thriving metropolis. Even the residence of the alleged richest man in the world, Bill Gates, is believed to be situated in the hills in a perfect location that brings its owner staggering wealth.
But why doesn’t Feng Shui work for some people?
To address that question, we need to look at the history of Feng Shui.
The History Of Feng Shui
Feng Shui traces its roots in ancient China, a land that cultivated arts and skills such as martial arts, medicine, and the beginnings of chemical warfare. The learning of these skills were highly valued, and the adepts at these skills clearly refused to share their secrets with others, lest that the knowledge would be used for evil purposes, or that the adepts would lose their prestige and status once the knowledge became widely known.
It was therefore obvious that the adepts were not ready to hand down all that important information to their students who might have garnered whatever information they had, and guessed the rest that they did not learn from their masters. Some of those students were geniuses, capable of replicating the amazing deeds their masters had performed. Some students, who weren’t as gifted as the brighter students, exploited whatever knowledge they gained to make a living for themselves. When applied to Feng Shui, this scenario makes it understandable why different Feng Shui schools exist today. While some schools produce very little observable effect, others do work wonders.
These days, there are individuals that refer to themselves Feng Shui masters, especially now with the rise of the internet. So how can a person tell the ones that can really aid you? The truth is, it is highly unlikely that there is anything one can do. Any person can claim they are a master of a prestigious Feng Shui school while they are, in fact, mere charlatans. Remembering the name of the Feng Shui practitioner who helped them and finding a person who has had their lives improved through Feng Shui is the best thing we can do.
Belief is Essential
Another important factor in order get Feng Shui to work for you is to have faith in it. Much like the Cross of the Christians and the stone idols of the ancient Aztecs, Feng Shui artefacts and figurines serve as “focuses”. If you believe in it, it will work for you.
For instance, in recent pharmaceutical experiments, researchers always state that a medicine works because it was effective on a large section (around 75 percent) of their test subjects. But why didn’t the drug work for the 25 percent if it was truly effective? It might be because the physiology of their body was different. But in a lot instances, the psychological aspect of the person is to blame. If one really believes that the drug, no matter how good it is, will not cure them, it won’t. As psychologists like to say “It’s all in the mind.”
The same principle applies to Feng Shui. If one purchases a Feng Shui artifact but really believes the art of Feng Shui is just some hocus-pocus magic that most likely won’t work, rest assured that it will not work for them. One needs to have faith for the practice to work. If a person believes that Feng Shui can help him better his life, it will.
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