Feng Shui is intangible. Therefore, getting direct “feedback” is very difficult.
In my early days, I read many books and worked to understand the formulae. I tried to apply them in shops or cafés. I could not.
So, I got teachers to help me attempt to work out the Feng Shui of restaurants where I knew the owner. The owner also helped us with the business information of the other restaurants on the street.
To me, as a forensic scientist, I need feedback to know whether I am on the right track or not. I cannot allow myself to make a mistake in the analysis and interpretation. So, I continued my search for tangibility.
I then recalled the manner how the Chinese passed the Feng Shui knowledge from one generation to the next.
They were in lineage societies. I managed to get invited to join a society and to embark on a training programme. I was constantly reminded that the main driving force in Feng Shui is Energy. I was given a number of exercises to do every day. I did these exercises for years and my senses became very sensitive.
Once you can visualise the flow of energy or understand the characteristics of the flow, Feng Shui becomes tangible. You start to understand whether a building is receiving, not getting or leaking energy immediately.
The remedies can be suggested straight away and solve the problem effectively. It works, and there are no dramas.
Formulae are methods that represent the energy flows in the property. This is an indirect method and is not tangible.
Knowing how the energy flows, Feng Shui becomes a dynamic subject – smooth flow to turbulent, reflected and bouncing etc. It is not a subject where you recite the formula as if you were in school.