Myth: Place statues of three-legged toads on the floor inside your house, facing into the room as you enter.
Reality: More than 70% of Feng Shui is generated by the landforms around your home or office. A small toad statue, or any statue for that matter, will not compensate for a hill or lake that is connecting to your home improperly!
Things to Think about when hiring a Feng Shui Expert!
The first thing to be concerned about is hiring someone who resonates with you. Are you comfortable with them? Turning your home into a Chinese restaurant is not true Feng Shui: hanging crystals, reflective mirrors and chimes in every corner and placing statues, painting the door red along with Fu Dog statues is not considered authentic Feng Shui .
Not every problem can be fixed with a Feng Shui consultation so be sure to find someone who will be honest with you and not attempt band-aide cures. Be realistic about your Feng Shui goals. If you are not willing to make some of the changes that are suggested, please don’t believe that just because a consultant worked with you, they sprinkled magic powder everywhere that will instantly change your life! You are responsible for making the changes. Real results come from a client’s hard work. A good consultant will suggest where that work should be focused.
Talk on the phone, don’t just pick based on price.
You get what you pay for – cheapest is not the best.
Share your expectations to see what services they offer.
TOP 3 QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN CHOOSING A CONSULTANT
How long have you been practicing?
What type of Feng Shui did you study and do you apply?
What degrees and certifications do you have and from where?
*Note to ask what other services they offer because if you get someone who also does space cleansing or BaZi you get more bang for your Feng Shui buck.
A special thanks to Anita Rosenberg for assisting with this blog!