Feng Shui is the science and art of comprehending nature’s forces so that we can live accordingly and attract positive energy and block or neutralize the negative energy. It is not based on superstitious beliefs but rather relies on understanding why fortune is sometimes good, and other times, bad.
How to Spot an Authentic Feng Shui Consultant
Nowadays, there are lots of people who practice feng shui and claim to be experts. Feng shui is such a vital factor in attracting positive energy including good health and wealth; therefore, we should be very careful when looking for a feng shui consultant.
Your chosen consultant should have studied in a reputable school and not someone who merely gained knowledge by consulting off-the-rack books. Although books are considered good sources, the reputation of the writer or the author should be researched as well. Ask around for a practitioner who values and fully understands the origins of feng shui and can explain clearly to you what he knows. True feng shui consultants should be able to be expound the rationale behind the recommendations that were given to you. You need to understand why certain things in your house need to be moved, why you should add specific ornaments, or why you should color coordinate in a certain fashion. There is always a reason for everything and you shouldn’t be advised to do things just because of intuition.
There are various written materials that you can consult so that you will have more or less have an idea as to the basic rules and guidelines in feng shui. Always remember that what may have worked for others may not always work for you because each person is unique and has his own circumstance. The authentic feng shui practitioners have had very good and solid education and have undergone apprenticeship; things that are not quite easy to do. Feng shui is not something that you can unravel overnight nor it is a matter of relying on gut feel. There are many things to consider before actually applying certain rules to your daily living.
Unfortunately, many have capitalized on feng shui and were able to deceive some people, especially those who are on a tight budget. Some even managed to put up his own consultation booth and charged excessively even if their knowledge is very limited. Those who wish to find the true masters should not only practice sound judgment but should be extra cautious as well.
Posted on April 12th, 2009 by Susan Palmer
Filed under: Feng Shui