Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Dealing with that tiger in your garage

CAR owners can keep calm by parking their "tiger-like" vehicles facing away from their homes, a study of feng shui techniques for motorists suggests.

Drivers would also do well to sprinkle sea salt crystals inside their vehicles, and tie a blue ribbon around the rear view mirror, said the study from high-end British insurance provider Aon Private Clients.

Raymond Catchpole, an expert in the ancient Chinese art of feng shui, and chairman of Britain's Feng Shui Society, examined a Nissan Micra, a Volkswagen Passat, a Porsche Boxster and a Lexus SUV for Aon.

He came up with these tips:

  • Drivers should park their cars facing away from their homes as cars are "predatory tigers" and could threaten the occupants of a house if they are parked facing the building.
  • Clutter should be removed from a car as it "sucks the life force out of the driver".
  • To get rid of negative energy inside the car, which could affect the driver's mood, the owner should sit in the car and sing, clap their hands or play music.
  • Keep the windows clean. This allows chi energy to enter the car from outside. In feng shui terms, the windows are the eyes for the car.
  • Tie a small blue ribbon on the satellite navigation system or the rear view mirror. Blue represents the element of water, which in turn induces a perfect driving state of mind: clear, thoughtful, flowing and clear.
  • Sprinkle sea salt crystals on the carpets. They absorb passengers' negative energy and can be cleaned out regularly to take the negativity with them.

"It may seem unusual for our company to be interested in something like feng shui, but we believe it's worth investigating," said Ian Cullen, a director of Aon Private Clients.

"Feng shui is about the way in which our environment affects our behaviour and our mood – be it a building or a car. If some of the information in our report helps drivers keep calm and alert, then we feel it's a useful exercise."

2 comments:

Winston said...

I will, my friend!

How did you know Persian word for Good Afternoon?

:-)

Halfwise said...

I work with some Farsi-speaking gentlemen, who have been kind enough to help me with the basic greetings in your language.

Badan mibinamet.