Tuesday, 5 June 2007

Feng Shui

I've decided I really should get on and declutter. I also wondered whether the rules of Feng Shui would help the chi flow through our house better and make us healthy, happy , rich and slender. So when I passed the 'Save the Children' charity shop and saw a copy of 'The Complete Guide to Feng Shui' for only 90p. I was in that shop faster than you could say 'bargain'. It seemed to me to be 'a sign'.
So what have I learnt? Well - I had to dig out the compass we used to have for tramping over Dartmoor. I stood at the front door and found out we do not face an auspicious direction for My Man and I. In other words we bought the wrong house - wrong for us. Now that I know our magic numbers are 2 and 9 this house doesn't face the correct direction for either one of us. The house should belong to someone who has a 'magic number ' of 1 for a perfect partnership of house and person. I must remember this when I want to market the property. Never mind the HIPS - look for a buyer with a magic 1.
I've now found out that my money plant is in the wrong corner. I'm also facing the wrong way when I go to sleep. I've not looked at moving the front entrance door, or shifting the house on its axis until it faces West. My Man is likely to put his foot down, firmly, and reject this extensive form of house renovation. Maybe this is what the WITN /SITN have done as the building project [s] do seem to be rather lengthy.
After I had walked around the house and compared compass readings with the Bagua I realised I will have to buy carloads of mirrors and hanging crystals to re-direct the energies to ward off malign influences in compensation for the defects in ourselves or the house. With so many mirrors and dangling crystals , our home will most likely resemble a psychics boudoir; interior decorating could take on a whole new slant.

I also learnt about the chinese years and I have become hooked on the idea of being an animal with an elemental bias. It makes a change from star signs and just being 2 fish swimming in opposite directions for all eternity. It seems I am an Ox . With negative Earth element. What did I find on reading the Ox characteristics? Well besides being loyal, patient and loving [but not romantic] and dependable - we do not 'appear to be imaginative'. The negative Earth element says "they are obsessional and prone to nit-picking" - THERE just what was I saying only last week!

11 comments:

rilly super said...

penny, I think you need to move house, possibly to a monastary in Tibet as this could be the only place where your exacting requirements wil be met!

by the way if you would like to second SITN's blogpower nomination, you just email jameshigham@mail.com and mention the category. I wouldn't dream of asking you to do that of course, by nine oclock tonight, no never, this comment will self destruct in five seconds...

merry weather said...

Excellent, declutter, reshape, happy days are coming, summer will soon be here, certainly in Sidmouth...!!

I really liked this post and I AM YOUNG....

merry weather said...

By the way, what about changing the blog title to complete the effect ??? Just a thought :)

lady macleod said...

I have used the principles of feng shui for years - within reason...I think the important thing is the belief that it works.
Lovely blog.

The thinker said...

Rilly - I've often thought of a convent but a monastery - now there's a thought - I could get a lot of research done there for my novels - they are so quiet aren't they? email posted asap - good luck.

Merry - thank you - I am young too - it's just my body feels older. I considered changing blog title but I think it poses a 'devil may care' attitude.

Lady Macleod - a warm welcome your Ladyship, Marmm - tugging of forelock [whatever that is]. Thank you for your kind comment. If you care to drop in again, we [i.e. you and me] will soon be on first name terms and I promise to treat you just like the less noble readers. I confess to being a reader of yours but am too shy to speak up in public in 'high places' - so not left comment.

merri said...

I too became interested in feng shui.

It's a bit daunting to get all the requirements right; we found that our bed is facing the wrong way but there's no room to change it.

Placing a mirror over ones' fireplace is another good thing to do as it keeps the wealth from going up the chimney.

The thinker said...

And remembering to close the lid on the toilet - to stop wealth flushing away. By co-incidence or what? - our financial situation did improve after we followed this 'rule'of Feng Shui. I din't do it because of Feng shui but I was told by a person who was from environmental health dept about rats sometimes got into a house via the toilet pan - ugh.

The thinker said...

On second thoughts Merry - I've compromised - do you think this change or half change of title is for the better?

Poetry said...

Of Fly Catchers and hidden lakes.

Of sleeping lizards and morning dew.

It is of birdsong and misty dawns

and fleeced clouds floating in a still pool.

The waters ripple awake in the gathering morn.

The first water birds head out for the far shore.

The thinker said...

Thank you Poetry - that is beautiful. I enjoyed your blog - especially the stunning visuals.

Poetry said...

you are most welcome