In our regular feature ‘Ask Melynda’ we’ll take your most puzzling questions or persistent problems and ask our resident Feng Shui ‘expert’ Melynda Munro to advise and guide you. So if you have any Feng Shui or Chinese Astrology questions email them to us at [email protected] and we’ll publish her response in our next edition.
Dear Melynda, During a recent consultation I encountered a very definite ‘presence’ in an old building circa 1926. On checking the Flying Stars, the location of this energy met many of the criteria for ‘ghosts’ in that it occupied a dimly lit, poorly ventilated room with a Water Star 5. I am not overly skilled or confident in ‘Space Clearing’, nor do I intend to become so and am happy to leave it to those who specialise in this work. However I was curious if you could recommend anything from a Feng Shui perspective, as this ‘presence’ does make things tricky at times for the occupants. I should add that in this case it is not suitable to treat the Water Star 5 with a metal wind chime, as I believe that the tinkling sound made by the chimes is supposed to attract ghosts. Mrs. J from Melbourne
We can determine the presence of many things in a home by the use of some of the Feng Shui techniques we are taught. My Master is forever asking people to take down wind chimes as they do indeed attract ghosts. However he uses Chi Gong to shift any entity and recommends that no-one try this unless they are trained and know what they are doing, as they are likely to become ill as a result. As I have enormous respect for my Master I have never entertained the idea of shifting or removing an entity. However I will suggest the following: Firstly I would explain to the owner how to smudge the house and provide them with an appropriate date to do this. Often the smudging is enough to facilitate some ‘clearing’. If not then I suggest they engage a Priest, Shaman or Aboriginal Elder to come and deal with the presence and often I find it is of this land and Aboriginal time. The smoking the elder will do is incredibly powerful and usually resolves things quite quickly. If a child has died in the house or anyone has died tragically, then the best thing to do is to move out for 12 months and have the home cleansed on several occasions before moving back on an auspicious date. All of this can be done without you needing to go back and charging what really is an unnecessary fee and they will thank you for it.