Desperate measures

I’ve been carrying SJ’s number in my phone for more than a year now. I’d never used it although I had thought about it plenty of times. But I was never quite that desperate. And then last week, devoid of energy, listless, restless, and on the verge of becoming soulless, I decided that the time had come to have my flat Feng Shui’d. Feel free to laugh or at the very least roll your eyes to heaven and wonder why is is that you’re surprised!

feng shui [ˈfʌŋ ˈʃweɪ] n (Spirituality, New Age, Astrology & Self-help / Alternative Belief Systems) the Chinese art of determining the most propitious design and placement of a grave, building, room, etc., so that the maximum harmony is achieved between the flow of chi of the environment and that of the user, believed to bring good fortune. [from Chinese feng wind + shui water]

Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003

I’d dabbled in it myself some time back – well, that’s a slight exaggeration. What I actually did was borrow a book from one friend and a compass from another in an effort to see if I could work it all out myself. [I’m embarrassed to say how long it took me to figure out which way was North – which explains quite a lot really, now that I think about it.] But so much appeared to be wrong in my flat that I hadn’t the heart to continue – Blue walls in the kitchen? Green walls in the bedroom? Yucca plants at the door? A long hallway? Short of knocking walls and repainting, I didn’t appear to have many options and as I wasn’t about to go there I chose simply not to believe.

But then I heard tales of the wonders SJ has wrought. She’s been practising in Hungary for 15 years and seems to know what she’s at. A resurfacing of old symptoms has me concerned – so concerned that as well as going down the traditional, well-trodden medical path, I am considering alternative ‘medicine’ of any kind…no matter how far-fetched it may seem. So I invited her in. She spent three hours doing calculations, walking the flat, taking notes, giving advice, explaining the whys and wherefores of what she was at. She moved furniture, suggested additions, and generally pointed out that according to the charts, the greatest space in my flat occupies the heart sector (mmmm… ) and the smallest part is in the money sector (double mmmmm…..). Pictures were taken done from the walls, some to find new homes in other rooms, some to emigrate completely. I have a beautiful hand-made Venetian mask, straight from a canal-side workshop…anyone interested?

To have her breeze through my home like a tornado – a home that has been painstakingly pieced together over the course of three years and tell me that the energy is wrong (be it chi, sha, or cutting chi) is a little disconcerting. To have her comment (in the nicest way, of course) that my dream of a gallery-type hallway had created a corridor of sha energy (not good) and would have to be reimagined, touched a chord. I found myself getting quite defensive at times and rather idiotically heard myself having an internal conversation peppered with ‘No, I bloody won’t!’ and then realising that I was paying good money for advice I was planning on ignoring. How stupid does that make me?

Her explanations of the energy left me rather muddled but I have decided to follow her instructions to the letter. I have chosen to believe. I look forward to massive changes in energy that are to come and to discovering the meaning of life sometime in the next three months. Watch this space.

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    1. A Venetian mask can come handy one day, they carry a lot of positive energy .. especially when you wanna go back to Italy one day 😉

      1. How so, Sandra? Thought it was all about having no eyes? Maybe interpretation of FS is location-specific? And yes, definitely want to go back to Italy!

        1. well, I would say it’s mostly how you feel about it .. some say if you cannot use Chinese symbols due to your religion or other things, you shall use symbols most powerful to you .. so I think a Venetian mask is a perfect symbol of Italy which you can use in the northwest of your apartment (friends, guidance and travelling direction).
          I practice FS for about 6 years now and it definitely works, in some while you will notice your life has changed, like you were looking through a dusty window and now it’s clean ..

    2. So, if this blog is built around your apartment, kitchen, living room, hallway, bedroom etc, will it be changing too??

    3. Did you get your list in there while she was FSing the flat was it sailing or batting? Always reminds me of Ray and his FS days he built a litttle FS garden and put his chameleons in it oh it was beautiful and he was quite assured that because of it’s beauty they would not leave the garden he had built for them. Well we now have lots of his variety of little green lizards all around our house but must admit they bring me great joy. So maybe there is something to this FS. I will keep fingers crossed or uncrossed which ever is better luck, for your wishes. Will watch for updates as well,
      much aloha keep well we are thinking of you.
      Steve & Deb

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