Take Time to Buy the Right House
By Jenny T. Liu, M.A.



Living in a house that has compatible feng shui is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your family. My father has a wonderful analogy: your house is like the shoes you wear. If your shoes are too small, too big, broken or simply ill-fitting, every step you take can be painful or make you stumble. The wrong pair of shoes can deter you from walking fast or running. In fact, in a bad pair of shoes, you will likely find that you not only walk slowly, but will need to stop often to recover. It makes sense to get a better pair of comfortable shoes so you can do what you need to do.

Having an incompatible feng shui house is like wearing poor shoes ó everything you do is a challenge. Of course, life has its challenges, but experience from thousands of cases show that challenges experienced in a house with poor feng shui are more intense, unexpected and continuous. For instance, your career may not be as stable and you may encounter troublemakers, illness, injuries, lawsuits or unfavorable circumstances.

And, just as you catch up, something else happens and it seems that there is no reprieve. It can get to a point where finances and family relations between husband, wife and children become strained. Negative behavior may occur and result in adultery, bad lifestyle habits or illness.

A house should be at least 50% compatible to you and your family. This way, when we make adjustments, it can bring the feng shui compatibility and supporting energy up to 70-80%. After making the feng shui adjustments, allow for three to six months for energy changes to take effect and see what the results are.

During this time, monitor your welfare and that of your family. Daily life should be relatively peaceful, everyone in generally good health and having a good energy level. You all feel stable, are confident, and life is progressive.

If you find this is the case, very likely the feng shui is compatible and your adjustments are enough for the house to support you. You will do well to stay in this house. However, if after all the adjustments have been made, you find things have not changed, have gotten worse, and you are still not reaching your potential, it may be time to consider a new home.

Nowadays, people know that before they buy a house, it is wise to bring in a feng shui consultant to make sure the house is compatible for them. Ideally, you should allow yourself one to three months or more to shop for a good feng shui house and try to shop during an auspicious time in your life for moving. Coordinating the selling and buying of houses is sometimes difficult, but worth the effort.

When you are house shopping, you can tell the energy of a house almost immediately after you walk in the front door. As you walk around, pay attention to how you feel. You may feel that you love the house right away, or get the chills. Pay attention to a childís or petís reaction as well, for they are very sensitive to energy. If they start to cry immediately or avoid going into certain rooms, take that into consideration. Negative energies can be released through a clearing ceremony if the house has an eerie presence or bad history.

If you are planning a move, or feel you should move, it makes sense to take the time to find a house you and your family will do better in. Getting a personalized feng shui guideline will save you a lot of time and money. A compatible feng shui house makes every difference in your quality of life.

Jenny Liu holds a Bachelorsí Degree in Environmental Design from UC Berkeley and a Masters Degree in Architecture from UCLA. She is an expert in the 8,000-year-old Chinese philosophy of Feng Shui who also shares her knowledge through seminars, workshops, periodicals and the Internet. Awarded for her Masterís Thesis on Feng Shui, Ms. Liu is a fourth-generation practitioner with her own consulting firm. For more information, please see her website at Liu-FengShui.com or call her at (626) 272-4901.

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