Failure And Success In Feng Shui
Copyright ©1999-2000 by
Dr. Guy Ferru
For thousands of years the Chinese people have mastered the art and science of Feng Shui. In the universe,
everything is vibration and different vibrations can be in harmony or in chaos. The goal of traditional
Chinese medicine is to balance the vital energy in the body on three levels-- physically, mentally and
spiritually--and to create a harmony of energy in each body (because the three levels are related and an
action on one creates a reaction in the others.) Feng Shui is a part of Chinese medicine and works with the
same energy, in Chinese called ch'i.
Our physical health, happiness and success are related to food, breathing, exercises and environment. Feng
Shui deals with environment (the energy ch'i which flows around us in our home or office.)
A friend of mine asked me one day to help one of her friends who was opening an art shop in a very good
neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia. To please my friend, I accepted the assignment and went to see the shop.
Just before turning the corner onto the street where the shop was located, I noticed a seafood restaurant
indicated by a huge vertical fish, a sculpture in copper that was more than 60 feet high! What an auspicious
indication for luck and wealth for the neighborhood.
I turned the corner and immediately the street began to slope down, that is not good for energy. I was
concerned by what I saw: the shop was constructed of wood, dark green in color, under the shadow of a
very large tree. An electric pole was just in front of the main door. Across the street, the corner of a brick
building sent a poison arrow (aggressive vibration) right towards the front door of the shop. The backyard
had garbage scattered all over, littering the already unkempt landscape around the parking lot. A small
metallic shed was crumbling down.
Inside, the shop needed a lot of renovation. The door of the restroom did not close and stopped short about
one foot above the floor. The main door and the back door were in a direct line with nothing between to
slow down the flow of energy.
I asked the help of a dear friend (a feng shui practitioner also) whose opinion I trusted. Together we went
to see the person who owned the shop and we learned the building's history: the last tenant went bankrupt
and the person before him did not do well either. But our biggest concern was the mental attitude of the
new tenant, who throughout our meeting repeated the same sentence: "I know my shop will not generate
any money before two years."
It was a desperate case but because it was a friend of a friend, we decided to persue this project
After tile renovations were completed, we held a cleansing ceremony. Seven days later on a propitious date
for opening we performed a ceremony of offering to attract business and money.
- The door of the restroom now was closing well, without space under the door.
- A large plant in the corridor slowed down the flow of energy between the two doors.
- A large beautiful fountain on the right hand side of the door as you approached the shop, was absorbing
the aggressive energy from the corners of the brick building across the street.
- A bagua mirror above the entrance was reflecting the electric pole.
- A large chime was hung on the left side of the door facing out from the shop to
disseminate the message and attract clients.
One month later we went to see the shop again and the person in charge. When the owner spoke to us, she
repeated again the same sentence: "The shop will not generate money before two years and I do not have
enough money to keep the shop open for more than five months."
Again we explained to her the POWER OF THE WORDS. We asked her to change her negative mental
attitude but to no avail. Six months later the shop was closed. With a hostile environment and a negative
mental attitude the failure was inevitable.
In feng shui intention is as powerful as correct placement.
One day a former teacher had a simple idea to create an educationally-oriented magazine for children (and
tourists) about the state of Georgia. She studied the market; and it looked promising. She hoped to obtain
help and a grant from towns and schools. She was enthusiastic with a strong trust in success. With her own
money she took the chance of publishing her first issue. She was working well in the basement cfiher
house. After two years it was then time to have a bigger office with a secretary and a designer.
She was looking for an office space and asked me for help from a feng shui point of view. For the first
office that she found, I discovered that the Feng Shui adjustment was too difficult to realize.
The second office had a good orientation. The restroom was in a good position and the manager's office
was in the location with the most energy.
The office was East group, Trigram K'an, element water.
The manager was West group, Trigram Ken, element earth.
The secretary was East group, Trigram K'an, element water.
The designer was East group, Trigram Chen, element wood.
We protected the manager (earth element) with a fire element (a candelabra in the office) to balance the
energy wood from the designer because wood will deplete earth). The desk of the secretary was well
oriented facing the strongest zone of energy (manager's office). A chime was hung on the left side of the
door as you faced out from it, to disseminate the message and attract business.
According to the Chinese calendar I decided the day and hour for the ceremony of opening and blessing.
Though it is very often embarrassing to do a ceremony with fire in front of the door of an office building, no
complaints came from the neighbors, sheriff, nor did a fire truck show up.
Two weeks later she called me to tell me how pleasant the ambiance in the office was, and that there was
an air of joviality despite the intense workload.
The next week she announced an unexpected grant of $15,000.
Since, the magazine is doing very well.
A successful feng shui adjustment.
About the author:
Dr. Guy Ferru...
Telephone: (770) 521-2317, Fax: (770) 521-1437
- Doctor in Traditional Chinese Medicine (6 years study in Chinese university
including the study of feng shui)
- Feng shui practitioner. (25 years of experience)
- Bau-Biology practitioner (specialist in detection of harmful electromagnetic fields)
- Dowser (geodesic stress detection)
- Author of articles on feng shui, Bau-Biology, geology and yoga therapy. Author of a book on the right
way of living (nutrition, breathing, environment)
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