During a feng shui consultation, once a client asked me, “Is my clock okay?” I really didn’t understand the question. She then asked whether the clock on the wall was placed in a good feng shui position. I explained that there was nothing wrong with her clock and that in feng shui, clocks do not affect the energy of a space. She was very relieved.
Feng shui is about creating a harmonious environment for those who reside in the space. In reality, the ancient Chinese didn’t have clocks, so we know that such superstitions were introduced by someone along the way. In Asian culture, numerology is widely followed and symbolism also plays an important role. However, the mechanical clock is a recent invention so it doesn’t represent any ancient form of Asian symbolism.
Many feng shui books claim various practices that really don’t follow common sense. Use your own good judgement and if you find that something doesn’t resonate with you, that’s fine. Let those things go. Find your own truth.
Sometimes we get too caught up in superstitions and for some, it becomes an obsession. Once my beautician told me a story about her friend who was extremely superstitious. It became so extreme that she had to consult her star chart everyday to make sure it was safe to leave the house. No longer was she able to make any normal, simple decision on her own. Superstitions had taken over her life.
We are all born with intuition and the innate ability to make simple decisions. Help yourself by trying to eliminate the unnecessary ‘noise’ in your life. Don’t be afraid to ask questions if something doesn’t make sense to you. We like to be asked because it gives us a better perspective on thoughts that differ from our own.
If you have feng shui concerns or questions please read our book, Feng Shui: Truths, Myths & Misconceptions. It will help you understand the origin of feng shui which will give you a better understanding of real feng shui practices. It is our hope that it will help clear the many misconceptions on feng shui today.