Several weeks ago I was sitting at my favorite hangout, Whole Foods Market in Houston and one of the employees saw my purse sitting on the floor and sat down beside me to tell me it is bad luck to have your purse on the floor!
As soon as he told me I remembered my Feng Shui consultant, Katherine Ashby had mentioned this to me years before so I asked her if she would write an article about it that I could post on my blog.
Here it is…btw, if you do not carry a purse feel free to share this with someone who does
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Feng Shui: “A Purse on the Floor is Money Out the Door”
by Katherine Ashby, Professional Feng Shui Consultant, Feng Shui Houston © 12/17/2009
It’s bad Feng Shui to put your purse on the floor, especially now, during holiday shopping time when thieves are working overtime. But besides that, there’s an old Chinese proverb that states “a purse on the floor is money out the door.” Your money, checkbook and credit cards are usually in your purse and putting them on the floor shows disrespect for the order of things and disregard for your wealth and money. You wouldn’t think of putting your bag of gold on the floor, would you?
I think the problem is that purses have gotten so big-we even call them “bags” now, as in, may I get your bags, said by the bell boy. They are practically as big as an overnight suitcase. When purses were small, we could sit them on the table at restaurants and they looked really cute. Or, we could place them on our laps while we ate. But now that purses are so large, it’s a bit of a problem and a practical issue. They’re so heavy we don’t want to hang them from our shoulders all the time, but we also don’t want to rudely put our giant personal belongings on someone’s desk or on the counter when checking out at a retail store, so we usually end up setting the purse on the floor at our feet.
So, purse etiquette; what to do? You can always hang your purse on the back of your chair in a restaurant, but only if your back is to the wall; otherwise, it might get stolen. Or, you can use a near-by chair if one is available, but you still have to keep your eye on it. A better solution is to use a purse hook that slips on the edge of the table and has a hook on the other end for your purse to hang by its strap. You can find purse hooks online.
Besides, the floor is really filthy, especially in restaurants, restrooms, movie theaters, and other public places. When you put your purse on the floor and then on your desk, bed, kitchen counter or table, you are transferring all that filth-yucky and very hazardous to your health! You can clean leather purses with leather cleaner and fabric purses with fabric cleaner.
And, by the way, if your purse or wallet is worn out or stuffed with last month’s litter, you are sloppy with your money. Sorry to point that out, but you are probably unconsciously wasting money, don’t know how much money you have, or you’re behind in your bills. It pays to be highly conscious of all aspects of your money including your purse or wallet. Try cleaning out your purse or wallet and updating old information, pictures, credit cards, etc. Hide a $50 or $100 dollar bill somewhere in your purse so you will never be broke.
Here’s to your money, your wealth and good Feng Shui in 2010! For more information and a free 15-minute telephone consultation, go to my website www.FengShuiHouston.com or contact me at (713) 688-0980 or email@example.com.
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