I was sent a chain email recently. I wrote this in reaction to it – they are negative in their aim most of the times and peddle on fears. The email said pass this on and get money, break the chain and… The email linked the idea of passing it on to Feng Shui. I sent this reply to the person who emailed me and asked them to break the chain too and send back good wishes.
Dear …….
Feng Shui is about opening up your life – if you Feng Shui your own life, your car, your house, your office then you will see good health, wealth and joy flow around you like water around a rock. Embracing and covering you and flowing to others around you.
These chain letters are about fear. When I read this one I felt panic and fear. Who can I pass it to….my family? My friends? Maybe someone I don’t like and if I don’t like them why am I even letting them in to my life? I and time have cleaned out of my life people with a “vexatious spirit”.
Why would you send someone you care about (or even someone you don’t care about) something that perpetrates to bring them bad luck, fear, ill health or loss of wealth. The message in the email chain is pass it on and get good fortune for you – what about the other person. That is not Feng Shui or anything good. The essence of a chain is selfish at the core.
I look at the stresses in my life. I look around the world and see people dying in Syria, Bahrain and Palestine for freedom to walk where they want. In this country a Government bill to snoop on our emails and this….
I wish for anyone who forwarded this email, or has been sent one or ever forwarded one:-
Good health-spiritual, physical and emotional.
An opportunity to sit and smell the coffee – hear the birds sing above the    rattle of your mind and life’s daily grind.
The joy of hearing and seeing something or someone old as new again.
A new friend or person in your life who breathes joy like smooth, sweet toffee all over you.
Stop these chains. Send people good wishes. When someone sends you this sort of trash send it back to them and wish them well. That opens up the world and light pours in to yours and into their life.

Keith Stewart – from Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. A qualified TEFL teacher, Murder She Wrote and Colombo aficionado. A Spanish music and Motown fan.
APRIL 2012 – BLOG #13
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