Things About Fengshui Items That You Should Know
Some people swear by it, others see it as a marketing gimmick. Do fengshui items really work? There’s no scientific evidence to the benefits of displaying fengshui products, but as Sir Antoine de Saint Exupéry imparted, “what is essential is invisible to the eye”. Read on to clear doubts that you may have on decor items for fengshui, as well as the process of energisation and proper disposal of fengshui items.
Do fengshui items really work?
Maybe. Maybe not. It depends on how you think they work. Many people have the misconception that the simple act of placing an item at a particular position or facing a direction would miraculously bring them wealth, ensure health or great success. That’s not how fengshui works.
At Way Fengshui Group, fengshui is defined as the study of an individual and his relationship to his environment. Our destiny is born with us. We cannot change our qualities, strengths, and weaknesses, but we can design spaces, plan environments, and select the best dates that work with them. Working with our nature (not against) brings out our very best.
The wisdom of Tian [天] Di [地] Ren [人] guides us towards balance: to choose the right place, be with the right person, at the right time.
In the case of fengshui items, there’s no magic involved. Fengshui is about energy (qi). Depending on the material, form, colour, etc. of the ‘fengshui items’, they can enhance or bring forth positive influences to help you work towards your desired outcome. The keywords being you and what you do.
In ancient China, a sceptre is a symbol of authority, often associated with career progression. Positioning it in your study room can serve as a motivational source for one to strive on. As you put in hard work, you’d undoubtedly earn a job promotion sooner than later. Depending on the material of the fengshui item (e.g. mineral or crystals), energisation [加持] can further manifest certain energies.
Here’s some food for thought: “Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny.” [“思想决定行为，行为决定习惯，习惯决定性格，性格决定命运”]
Energisation of fengshui items [加持]
Everything has a magnetic field. Energisation refers to the activation or opening of a connection point to allow the flow of energy from one source to another. When an item goes through energisation, energy is enhanced and a connection between the owner and the item is established. For example, in the case of crystals, minerals and gemstones, purifying and energising ensure each item emits resonating frequencies to aid the wearer.
All fengshui emblems and accessories at Way Fengshui undergo energisation by Grand Master Tan Khoon Yong, ensuring that the fengshui items would resonate with its potential owners and bring forth positive influences. Our friendly consultants will also share professional fengshui advice on the best position to display the fengshui emblem for optimal effects.
Specially designed fengshui items for the home
For the uninitiated, the mention of ‘fengshui items’ may bring to mind traditional looking figurines that would in no way blend in your modern home. But that’s not true for all fengshui items.
Design and functionality are taken into consideration very seriously at Way Fengshui. In fact, some products incorporate an element of fun (check out Roaring Fortitude – an emblem to boost charisma and interpersonal relationships).
Each year, extensive effort is put into designing products that incorporate insights from our fengshui masters. These fengshui emblems are specially tailored to each zodiac (check them out here) as well as various fengshui aspects of the year. All products are energised by Grand Master Tan Khoon Yong prior to being sold.
Recommended home fengshui items in 2022
2022 is known as the Year of the Five Yellow Star. This calls for extra caution as the Five Yellow Star occupies the Central Palace of each household. This refers to the centre of your home or office. As the Five Yellow Star is a major unlucky star, you don’t want to incur its wrath. Otherwise, sudden disasters, illnesses or accidents may befall you, your household members or colleagues.
Your best option is to mitigate the threats of Five Yellow Star. To do so, you should keep activities to a minimum in the Central Palace. Avoid hosting major celebrations or groundbreaking activities too. If need be, find an alternative venue for your event.
To stabilise your Central Palace, you can use Metal element items such as metal products and white or gold colours. You may also consider displaying Way Fengshui’s specially designed emblem, Guardian Stars, shaped with a circular ring to trap the Five Yellow within its frame, and prevent the negative influences from slipping into the other living spaces.
To find out how your home fengshui fares in 2022, read this! (includes best recommendation for fengshui items for home in 2022 too)
Disposal of fengshui items
When it comes to home fengshui, keeping the home tidy and free of clutter is essential. Over the years, one may have accumulate a certain number of fengshui items and we often encounter these question from our customers: “How do I dispose of a fengshui item?”, “Can we give it away?”.
Should you decide to give away or dispose of your item, it is necessary to de-energise [消持] it first to remove the connection established during the energisation [加持] as a form of respect. You may do so by placing your item in saltwater for 30 minutes.
If you find this to be a hassle, or are hesitant to de-energise your emblem, you may bring them to Way Fengshui lifestyle store (conveniently located in the Bugis precinct) and we will conduct the de-energisation [消持] for you before disposing of/recycling the item(s).
We accept all fengshui items except deity statues, even if they are from other stores! In addition, you stand to receive a 5% rebate on your next purchase. If you’re already a Way Fengshui Lifestyle member, you’d get a total of 15% discount on your next purchase!
As you declutter your living space, you get to welcome new and positive energy. So, what are you waiting for? For more information, feel free to contact us at +65 6336 3800.