A frequent question asked of feng shui consultants is whether or not they are also psychic. Some people assume that a feng shui expert visits a property and immediately feels or senses what is wrong with the energy of the space. While a small percentage of the analysis may rely on intuition, the majority of the evaluation can be based on time-tested calculations and tangible observations.
As an example, you do not have to be psychic to surmise that an occupant will be depressed if their home is dark, dingy, and massively cluttered. Nor do you have to be psychic to know that if a house sits at the end of a busy street, that the occupants may be unusually irritated. These are energy principles that are taught in beginner’s classes.
As well, much of what gets discussed and evaluated in a feng shui reading are things which are not obvious to the naked eye, but also learned formulas and techniques. I don’t consider myself psychic, but have learned and validated that a house which faces southwest (between 203-247 degrees) and built in the in the 1930′s, is a house which could encourage occupants to become alcoholic or at least indulgent, catering to addictive behaviors. And there doesn’t have to be any physical evidence around to prove it. This is just one single example of how something pretty significant about the house’s influence is based on its age and orientation. We can even discuss the potential influence of a house before it is even built!
Still, some clients expect that a feng shui consultant will possess super natural powers or at least claim to have them. This may include sensing the presence of ghosts, spirits, and specific events that have transpired at that location. In reality, everyone is intuitive but few people develop it. People should in fact follow their “gut” instincts or hunches more often.
My own personal experience with people who claim to be professional psychics has included individuals who were just excessively confident about their overactive imaginations. The true psychic is hard to find! This is why I make a big point about not emphasizing any psychic abilities of my own or interjecting them into a feng shui analysis. There is so much formal training available that a person could have no intuition at all and still be able to perform a competent feng shui audit if they have enough training.
Some of the first feng shui adepts and masters were in fact a highly tuned-in selection of people. They dowsed with accuracy and experienced their surroundings with much more sensitivity than the average person, way back then and for sure in current times. How else would this non-obvious understanding and interaction with our environment have even been discovered? It is through those highly developed sensibilities, and sparks of genius, that the more technical, geo-mantic and cosmological advances were made.
Can a house’s feng shui help a person develop their own psychic or intuitive strength? I could say “yes” in a general way. Having your physical environment balanced and supportive around you may invite all kinds of positive benefits, from intuition, to learning to forgive, and to appreciating life more. When we experience a difference in the qi of our own living space, we can better appreciate its omnipotence. This is a spiritual experience, in and of itself. One thing that happens quite often when a person makes feng shui adjustments to their home is that the change is palpable. They “feel” it before they may even have a shift in actual circumstances. This might prove we are really intuitive all along.
Author: Kartar Diamond
Company: Feng Shui Solutions ®
From the Philosophical and Metaphysical Musings Blog Series