Feng Shui: Is your home keeping you broke?

Via Jennifer Bonetto
on Aug 2, 2011
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Do you work hard and find it difficult to hold on to your money?

Consider this: maybe it’s the energy in your home that is depleting your wealth. The modern day world has deprived a lot of us of our inherent birth right—trusting ourselves. We all have the ability within us to know what is good for us and what is bad. Making sense of where we live has a lot to do with our intuitive “hits” and listening. If it doesn’t feel right, look right or seem right, chances are it probably isn’t going to be.

Our environment is a reflection of where we are at that moment in time. Sometimes people will attract a home or business because they must live out an experience that they need to learn from. At the end of the day, you have everything that you need to ensure that you are well taken care of.  By getting quiet, listening and waiting, the truth will reveal itself.

Just in case, here are some examples of properties that may indicate difficulty with money and what you can do:

Extreme slopes or sharp drop-offs on your property indicate unstable money and life. Without the protection of a high retaining wall, your wealth will quickly slip away.

Homes that back to a body of water (including a river, like the Los Angeles river), in general, are not beneficial for most occupants. Water is the ultimate wealth secret in Feng Shui. When properly placed, it can bring a lot of wealth and luck. Improperly placed water, on the other hand, can cause missed opportunities, insolvency, illness, drug addiction, sexual misconduct, scandal and other serious situations. In Feng Shui, the water needs to be seen from the front—that way, you can keep an eye on its level.

Basement level homes or businesses are notorious for creating financial misfortune. You can’t succeed if you are below ground level because the earth energy is cold or “yin.” A closed-in, traditional basement in a home is fine for recreational areas. However, if you have a home or business that has a first floor underground, no remedy is available except for closing the ground floor off and building on the street level.

Homes that are too close to a highway indicate difficulty in maintaining wealth. The energy is too powerful for a home to tolerate. If energy cannot be retained at the site, money will be difficult to keep as well. You can retain the energy on the site with retaining walls around the property.

As you can see, the location of a building is extremely important in determining the money flow and the overall quality of life for occupants. Our surroundings emit powerful energy that can be both beneficial and difficult. Realize that wherever you are in your life, and regardless of where you have come from, you can always change your life for the better. Use energy in whatever capacity you know or have access to and improve your life. The ancients left behind this knowledge for us to use, so use it!


About Jennifer Bonetto

Known as 'The Hollywood Feng Shui Master,' since 2008, Jennifer has been the soul behind Real Feng Shui SOULutions. She is a certified Master Practitioner, Certified Master Instructor, and a fellow for the American College of Classical Feng Shui. Currently, she is part of the 400 year old Wu Chang Pai mastery lineage of Grandmaster Yap Cheng Hai, of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is featured on Season 3 of HGTV's show, Selling LA and on Aljazeera's documentary, China's Home Invasion. Jennifer received an MBA from Chapman University in Orange, CA. When she's not doing Feng Shui or interior design for her clients, you can also find her teaching and taking classes at Pure Barre, at a local yoga class, paddle boarding, traveling the world, spending time with her family and friends, and laughing a lot. Join us on Facebook: facebook.com/realfengshui Follow us on twitter: @realfengshui


9 Responses to “Feng Shui: Is your home keeping you broke?”

  1. Mr. Ed says:

    It would be nice if there were any empirical studies to support such assertions made by Feng Shui. As it stands now its right up there with astrology and phrenology. Give me evidence outside of anecdotal stories. I know plenty of stories of people who moved businesses into perfectly built Feng Shui/sthapatya veda buildings and their businesses failed.

  2. mary fitzsimons says:

    oh,right its an ad, like in a tabloid. write about how to fixfeng sui problems and the advantage of flow of energy through a house, otherwise this is just cheap anxiety inducing advertising , anti empowering.not what i want to read on elephant.

  3. Feng Shui gives people a competitive advantage, when done properly. However, there are a lot of things people claim to be Feng Shui that are not. You still have to work and make good decisions. Just because you have good Feng Shui doesn't mean you just sit at home and do nothing and wait for the energy to work. Donald Trump, Steve Wynn, Stanley Ho, Richard Branson, Chase Bank, Wells Fargo, Disney are all proponents of Feng Shui.

  4. Hi Mary: Thanks for your comment! The point of Feng Shui is to empower people and help make their lives better. The ancients left this information for us to make our lives easier and to minimize suffering. Knowledge is power. Once you know, you can fix it. Try it out and you just may suprise yourself.

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  6. Jennifer, I appreciate your insight but given the state of the economy and, especially, the real estate market I think the doubters have good reason. Many people underwater in their homes live no where near a highway. Likewise, many people underwater in their homes live by water. Perhaps this ancient science worked before the days of Wall Street, politicians, and recession. Not to mention the self fulfilling prophecy of people who might adapt this line of thinking…

    For the record, I do believe it can impact what happens on the inside of your home. Those are your things chosen by and kept by you. The location of your home has history and energy which may or may not be yours.

  7. I was a little sad to see such negative comments! I feel like my feng shui knowledge is a teensy drop in the ocean of what's out there, but definitely find it to have a positive effect. Even if all that it shifts is your attitude, wouldn't that be a good thing? Jennifer, thanks for an insightful article. I look forward to reading more of your feng shui ideas.

  8. Karen Eliot says:

    I have a large river to one side and a major interstate highway to the other. There is a levee blocking one and a wall mostly blocking the other. Am I doomed to perpetual confusion about the state of my finances and opportunities? 😉

  9. SARAH says:

    Dear Jennifer,
    I would like to know how far away a house's back has to be from a highway to be safe from 'Sha Qi'? How about the if the back of house has about a more than 100 feet of woods, would be the house safe? Also the front of the house is hugged bu a quite road.