Sunday, October 7, 2007

Bad times for many people

I don't care who says that there is no inflation and I don't care who claims that everyone is doing well because these past three months has been very quiet for many many businesses. Retail is badly hit, my florist's husband had to get a job to supplement their income and even the cinema complex in the mall has had to postpone the screening of an Indonesian movie 4 times because there just wasn't enough viewers to justify the expenditure of air-conditioning! All shops and malls are so quiet as nobody is out buying. The resultant domino-effect is affecting more and more businesses each day. Even the Bak Kut Teh shop and the Rojak man are complaining that they cannot sell all their prepared food.

And so it goes that one of my casual customers came to see me today....(I was told that he hovered around for sometime yesterday but did not approach me and I did not see him.)

He was one sad man who didn't know what else to do anymore. He is convinced that the house he moved into a few years back, has very bad feng shui and it is getting worse and worse. And why shouldn't he? His business is bad, he finds it hard to collect payment and the man has had three road accidents in 2 years!

He broke his leg in the last accident and was laid up for a long time. Ever since then, he has not been able to pick himself up from the doldrums. Money is so tight that sometimes he cannot even afford tuition fees for his kids. He said that tears would run down his face when that happens. As he spoke to me, his eyes turned red and teary. Honestly, I get so wishy-washy when I see a grown man cry! (Sssshhh......NEVER let my husband know this or he might use it as his secret weapon!)

I totally empathised with him as I myself had gone down that road not so long ago. I don't know if it was a coincidence or if fate lent a helping hand, but that was when I happened to have signed-up for a formal course on feng shui. With the knowledge I acquired, I used feng shui to pick us up from rock bottom!

Now, just two years down the road, we are still not exactly on par with Bill Gates or Donald Trump, but at least we have a business and a consultancy that is fast picking-up! And from trading from a kiosk space, we will be moving into a proper shop next week :)

Do not underestimate the application of feng shui. When used correctly, its effects are very powerful and speedy. Many people gaff at this ancient Chinese science but when one is truly at wit's end and when all means have been exhausted; that's when they turn to feng shui as a last resort. Many of my clients come to me when they are at this stage, just like the man today. *Sigh*

The demand for feng shui consultations goes up when times get bad. In the past 2 weeks, I have been hired to do 7 consultations from one end of the country to the other!