1. Additional cost in the purchase of the property
Additional relevant information costs money.
It is standard practice to have a building inspector check to see if the home is safe for the occupants. So that when you occupy the property, it is fit for use.
Calling a feng shui consultant is to check whether the house will not create family problems: disharmony among members, additional financial problems, etc. Why did the previous owner sell the house in the first place?
For a commercial property such as a retail store, a feng shui consultant can identify whether the premises will add to the business. Will there be many customers coming in and spending money? Also, to check if the relationship between staff, suppliers and customers will be good.
Or it will be a constant waste of resources with an extremely quiet shop with no customers and a bad reputation.
A feng shui consultation costs money, but it’s like an investment, making sure your new home (or store) is safe and adds to the purpose of moving.
2. My religious beliefs state that only God can help me.
So I don’t need any help including feng shui.
Where do you draw the line on help? Using a car is about getting help in transportation. Feng Shui is not about religion or religious beliefs. It is about understanding the energy on earth and using it for our purposes, such as having homes to live in harmony. However, the buildings we can work on.
3. Eastern mumbo-jumbo; Is it relevant to people in the West?
Feng Shui was developed about 40 centuries ago with the rise of Chinese civilization. It is about understanding how nature works. It is about being able to live better. The Chinese, with their start before continuous civilization, have a number of inventions that are in common use today: paper, porcelain, compass, fireworks/heavy artillery, noodles/pasta, printing, bureaucracy or government, to name a few. Some. We use these inventions because they add to our lives.
4. What is the basis of Feng Shui? It is not scientific as we know.
We live in a scientific age. Everything needs a logical explanation for what they tell us. However, there are many things in this age that still cannot be explained by science even though it is in our lives every day. For example, the exact detail of how the information in the DNA helical coil is transformed into the relevant protein is still unknown, but it happens all the time.
Chinese science comes from a different base. It still works with logic, but the main principle is about energy. This is a totally different approach to Western science. Since I have worked as a scientist, the basis of science is observation and reproducibility. Can it be repeated constantly? The theory, or words, is built around observations.
For example: Gravity has been present since the beginning of planet Earth. Everyone on Earth lived on the surface due to gravity. Scientist Sir Isaac Newton put the theory to this observation. Until that moment, there was no explanation of how gravity worked, but he was there, working all the time. What I mean is that a phenomenon that is consistent and reproducible but cannot be explained by Western science is still a phenomenon that occurs. Western science is just a tool.
Feng Shui is a Chinese system of land management based on the observation of the people who worked on the land. They observed how nature interacted with people and with time. From these observations, the rules were developed. Talking to any farmer today, they will know where the best place to keep different types of animals is, where and when to get the best sustainable yields for crops, etc. Isn’t that land management?
Feng Shui is about living in harmony with nature. It is the study of both time and space. It is about the 4 dimensions in which we live.
5. I haven’t heard of it or not many people use it
There are many things that you may not be aware of. Definitely not a in the mainstream media. It has its own niche.
Feng Shui is mainstream in the Far East. Not only houses are designed with this Chinese system, but urbanizations (both commercial and residential), shopping centers and cities.
6. I have read some articles on feng shui, they seem to contradict each other.
Feng Shui is an ancient subject, it started about 4,000 years ago. As a result, there are many ways to do the same thing, for example: making an omelette or driving a car.
The bottom line is that it works or else this topic would have vanished long ago. Feng shui has several different organizations or schools that teach and practice the subject in different ways.
An analogy: the UK and the US are democratic countries, but the way they govern each country is different. The US has a president as well as the executive, congress, senate, and judiciary. The UK has a Prime Minister, a House of Commons and a House of Lords, a Judiciary and a Constitutional Monarchy. They are different systems but both are democracies.
7. Successful companies don’t use it.
Feng Shui is used by many companies in the East. Many of these companies now trade in the West: America and Europe. One example is HSBC and its former headquarters in Hong Kong is used as a Feng Shui case study.
Second, casinos in Asia and the West (Europe and North America) have been built with Feng Shui since the initial designs.
There are a number of successful companies whose buildings have been incorporated. Examples include Trump Towers in New York, Tesco in the UK. Several companies use it, but they don’t say they use it because it offers a competitive advantage.
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