One of the very first things that I tell friends and families is that in Feng Shui prevention and cure are better than enhancing luck. After looking into the annual Flying Star afflictions, you also need to beware of Feng Shui energy stealers.
Feng Shui energy stealers are things that can be easily missed but may have subtle or tremendous bad effect on our Feng Shui luck. It can counter the effects of good Feng Shui or worsen an already afflicted Feng Shui.
Some of the common Feng Shui energy stealers that are easily go unnoticed are the following:
DIRTY CLOTHES PILED IN A CORNER OF A ROOM. This is one of the most common energy stealer that I’ve seen in houses that I’ve visit for a Feng Shui audit. It’s easy to just dump dirty clothes in a corner of a room or in a laundry basket w/c in turn in also just shoved off in a corner of a room. While seemingly harmless, dirty clothes dump in a section or even in just a corner of a room are great energy stealers, regardless, whether you take them out once a week. The whole family should only have one area where they should dump their dirty clothes before washing and usually this should be inside the comfort room or in an area of the house that represents the bad direction of the head of the family.
SHOES LINED OR DUMPED ON THE FRONT DOOR. This is regardless whether it’s on the front door of the bedroom or any other room but more so on the front door. Shoes, specially, if they’re dirty creates a lot of bad energy.
PILED UP OLD NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES, PAPERS, AND BOOKS. Newspapers are better thrown away right after they’re read. If you collect magazines and books, its better that they’re kept properly on a bookshelf. Piling them up creates a hindrance against good energy flow.
USING CHIPPED OR BROKEN PLATES, BOWLS, AND GLASSES. Chipped or broken plates, bowls, and glasses create bad feng shui for whoever is using it. It’s easy to miss out on this because it’s easy not to notice a hair line crack, that is why always double check your plates, bowls, and glasses. It hinders the financial and career luck of the person who uses it.
RUNNING OUT OF RICE. Don’t waste food but always make sure that you don’t run out of rice on your table while eating. Make sure that your family doesn’t have enough food when they eat; they SHOULD HAVE MORE THAN ENOUGH. In this aspect, HAVING ENOUGH IS NOT ENOUGH. A rice bowl running out of rice signifies that you’re running out of wealth. Don’t waste food, you can recycle the left over food or give it to your house help if you have one, or even share it with your pets, but you should never run out of rice while eating.
EMPTY RICE JAR, EMPTY SALT CONTAINER, EMPTY SUGAR JAR. Never allow for your rice jar, salt container, and sugar jar to run out rice, salt, and sugar respectively. In the same manner it is important that your house never runs out of rice, salt, and sugar. The absence of rice, salt, sugar, will have a serious implication with your wealth luck and family harmony.
FLIPPING OVER YOUR RICE JAR. Flipping over your rice jar is a very inauspicious act. It is like throwing away your wealth luck. A lot of flips over our rice jar, so that the new sack of rice goes under and then we replace back the old one on top. However, doing so is an extremely inauspicious act, what you can do instead is try to use up your rice until it’s almost empty, but before it get’s empty put it your new sack of rice.