What is Feng Shui?
You’re achieving success, but something is still missing. Would you like to catch yourself saying, “I love my life!”
Feng Shui, translated, means wind and water. Ancient Asian palaces and many multi-national corporate headquarters all share a guiding principle for siting and design of their buildings: feng shui, the Chinese art of placement. Its foundation remains the same: the pursuit of the most advantageous and harmonious place to live and work.
I started exploring Feng Shui in 2000, when I saw a public television program on its powers. When I had completed my initial training, I decided to transform the family gua of my home. My sister and I had been having difficulties getting along, although we had been closer than best friends our whole lives. Hours after I had finished the redecorating, she telephoned me- it was apparent from that moment on that the energy had been shifted, and all was again well with our relationship. Coincidentally, it helped solve a strained relationship with another family member, too!
Ancient vs. Modern
The Chinese tend to look at the totality of a situation. The fundamental belief is that no single part can be understood except in its relationship to the whole. The Western world tends to look at the linear relationship of cause and effect as the significant factor in understanding.
Modern scientists and philosophers sometimes refer to this ancient consciousness as “primitive.” This not only implies that it is older, but also that it is less effective and sophisticated than the Western World’s perspective.
Ancient consciousness exists side by side with Western logic because it asks different questions and is useful in solving different kinds of problems. If you need to know the square footage of a space, use Western logic. If you need to know how you’ll live & work in a space, use Feng Shui.
Consultations usually take two (+) hours of uninterrupted time in your home or office, and accommodate the schedules of both client and practitioner. The current hourly rate is $150.
Comprehensive Packages available. (pdf)
Combining Feng Shui with Interior Design
The principles of Feng Shui can be combined with your new design to create the best of both worlds. Your new design can adhere to Feng Shui philosophy as well as meet your functional needs and sense of style, whether its traditional, French Country, or contemporary.