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If you are feel that you are working hard, with not a lot to show for it, the problem may not just be with the economy; the problem may also be in your environment.
Previously in the Holistic London blogs, we looked at the powerful influence that your front door has on the flow of energy, abundance, and opportunity in your life.
The question now remains: what happens to this "chi" energy, once it enters your space? Does it enrich your inner environment and your life, or does it depart as quickly as it comes?
One of the most important aspects of a feng shui investigation is to look for what are called "energy leaks." We know what a hole in a bucket will do to the water that is in it; the same effect happens when there are "holes" in our home environment which allow the energy to exit our homes, and therefore our lives, as easily as it comes in.
One the biggest culprits that causes this effect are windows that are located directly opposite the front door. If you have this placement in your home or office, I can practically guarantee that money coming in will go out just as quickly.
If you stand at your threshold, looking in, and you are see a window directly opposite, you are faced with a serious feng shui problem.
Now, before you reach for the hammer and nails to board up the such an offending "leak", please consider that there are other options for fixing this problem.
As an example, my wife and I had an apartment that had a large window opposite the front entrance. Simultaneously, we had a house in the USA that had been on the market for over a year, and would not sell.
I was convinced that this window placement in our current apartment was linked to this energy/money leak of having to pay a mortgage on a house that we did not occupy. So, we installed a simple feng shui cure: we put a large chest in front of the window, and on top of the chest, I put a beautiful, large picture of a castle. So then, when we entered the front entrance, we first saw the chest and the picture, which partially obstructed the window behind it.
And, guess what? Within two weeks, we got an offer on the house, and sold it!
Ah...just a coincidence? Perhaps...but I have a stack of similar "coincidences" that I could report.
This week, stand inside your threshold, and notice if there are any energy leaks that could be causing the "chi" energy, and the money coming in, to leave as quickly as it comes.
And then, next week, in a special two-part blog, we will explore ways to use classic feng shui to treat the potential money leaks in your life.