Friday, April 22, 2011
Heaven Luck, Earth Luck and Human Luck
Human Luck refers to the hard work and effort you put into your achievements and the decisions you make. You are of course fully in control of this.
Earth Luck is how your environment impacts upon you. With this book, you can do quick and easy things to help your Earth Luck! Sometimes things go wrong just because of Earth Luck, and if this is the case, then fixing the energy in and around your home will bring change, sometimes so fast you will be amazed!
The good news is that prosperity and love are easily and quickly attracted!
Amazon 5 out of 5 stars REVIEW August 1, 2010
By Thomas Carter (Beijing, China) - Feng shui is an ancient Chinese belief dating back to 4000 BC that the laws of astronomy and geography can be applied aesthetically to improve the positive energy (qi) that surrounds our daily lives.
Feng shui is also big business. In Asia, feng shui consultants charge astronomical fees to corporations who retain them to advise on architectural design, building location, interior decorations and grand-opening dates. No matter how small, no business or shop in Eastern Asia would dare debut without having first consulted extensively with a feng shui practitioner.
Even on Amazon, there are literally hundreds upon hundreds of books written by feng shui "experts" seeking to capitalize on the resurgence of middle-class trends co-opting feng shui. Ironically, one of the major themes of feng shui is in removing clutter, yet the endless piles of feng shui books that keep appearing on the literary market seems only to be contributing to the clutter.
Detractors, however, have branded feng shui everything from an "occult superstition" to "new-age psychobabble." After all (they say), how could something as banal as the position of your bed and the color of a candle have any relation to the safety and welfare of a human being? Communist Party chairman Mao Zedong took his revulsion of feng shui one step further during the 1970s by torturing and killing any Chinese citizen who dared follow this "old, evil ideology."
Irregardless of your beliefs, the fact is that it can't hurt - and could only help - your daily happiness and comfort by following at least the most basic principals of feng shui at your home and office. If, perchance, the southeast part of your house is truly the Wealth Sector, as feng shui suggests, then why would you not want to keep it spotless and free of clutter? If jars of coins around the house really do symbolize abundance and can attract wealth, then how hard would it be to fill some up with your old pocket change?
These and many more easy tips are the basis of Angela Wilde's new pocket-guide to feng shui, Heal Your Home, Fix Your Life! The Easy Guide to Love and Money. I myself am personally dubious of any self-help book with the word "easy" in the title. But as I have lived in Asia for over half a decade, I figured I should at least explore the feng shui genre before outright dismissing it. While I have yet to report any results (positive or negative) as a result of following feng shui, I stand by my original premise - that it can't hurt and can only help.
As Wilde writes in the book's introduction, "Lots of people can't afford to have a complete Feng Shui consultation. They just want something that works, and fast." And this she offers with an efficiently-minimalist A-Z guide outlined in handy alphabetical layout. Curious about dried flowers ("Potpourri is definitely spiritually bad!")? Just flip to the D or F sections. Wondering what herbs are auspicious? Turn to H (page 54) for a complete list of herbs and their respective powers.
Coming in at a mere 90 pages, the book is small and convenient enough to flip through for reference during house-cleaning day, yet the information therein goes a long way. Did you know, for example, that by just boiling some cinnamon and basil together then adding that to a floor wash of nothing but salty water you will have instantly improved your wealth AND personal protection? Now that's profitable multi-tasking!
Wilde also offers her advice on speaking normal words in everyday life: "affirmations and even ordinary words should contain no negatives such as "no" or "not." Overlooking the fact that this sentence itself uses the word "no," it nonetheless is profoundly good advice and one I will attempt to incorporate in my day-to-day dealings.
For anyone interested in at least giving feng shui a precursory attempt before investing major time and money into revamping your lifestyle, Heal Your Home, Fix Your Life! The Easy Guide to Love and Money is a good starting point. Beginners will appreciate Wilde's quick, A-Z reference layout and efficiently-brief prescriptions.
Tom Carter is the author of CHINA: Portrait of a People