Earlier this summer, a writer contacted me about feng shui success stories for an article she was writing on feng shui for children’s rooms. She wanted to speak to clients of mine who used my feng shui help to help improve life for their children and their families. One of the clients I contacted answered the writer’s interview questions so beautifully that I wanted to share them with you, dear reader. This client lives in Miami, Florida. We corresponded by mail, email, and by phone. Of course, the most credit for the success goes to my client…
Life is a series of ups and downs. It may seem like some people have it easier than others, but that’s rarely the case. Most people have their share of problems and their successes. The ones who get through the problems to make their life more successful, though, are those who have some common traits. And, with the economy the way it is, a successful person will be looking at how to adapt to the situation and capitalize on the times as they are – not as they wish they would be.
Besides its uses for pursuing goals, feng shui is a very popular and intriguing concept in home design today. In addition to the life benefits it provides, it also offers a roadmap, so to speak, of not just how to decorate… but why. In short, it offers you, the homeowner, design with purpose, in addition to the aesthetic aspect. This is what is quickly becoming the real appeal of feng shui. For a child’s room, this meaningful design is especially important. Feng shui gives parents a guide for decorating childrens bedrooms, and perhaps more importantly, a reason for adding particular elements — something standard decorating practices don’t always offer.
Fame is a tricky thing. Some people seem to get recognition so easily while others toil endlessly to get their fifteen minutes. Fame, or more specifically, the south sector (or gua on the bagua) in feng shui, is related to status. This status has a number of meanings, from actual fame and celebrity, to the social standing in your community.
Feng shui is big business. Really. A certain pharmaceutical company keeps a feng shui consultant on a million dollar retainer and doesn’t make a move or change to its offices without talking with their consultant first. Many businesses think that feng shui means Asian decorating style. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Feng shui isn’t just a “Zen” experience or a method for selecting sofa colors and decorative accessories. It’s about seeing your environment in a whole new way. See if this doesn’t get you thinking!
Numbers are an integral part of feng shui, with each direction having its own corresponding digit. Certain numbers, such as 1, 6, and 8 are considered especially auspicious and confer excellent luck to anyone with these numbers in their address or telephone number. The number eight is considered particularly auspicious because it is also the shape of the infinity symbol (and a woman’s figure, too!;). In numerology, numbers are added together and reduced down to one number. However, this isn’t the practice in feng shui. Rather, it is the sounds of the numbers that create the best luck.
Questions about feng shui? Below are some of the most frequent and commonly asked questions we receive here at the Red Lotus Letter. You might find the answer to a question you have! 1. What is the difference between traditional Chinese feng shui and western, or Black Hat Sect, feng shui?
Our relationships make us happiest when they’re in balance. That’s when we can offer our love and friendship and assistance and when we can also expect to receive it in return. The problems begin when relationships are out of balance. Many times relationships are characterized by either giving or taking -and with one person doing all of one or the other. Sometimes your relationships are fine, but you have outgrown the person or have little in common with them.
Success is often elusive and yet we wonder and study how people become successful. For some success is merely tied to a financial figure. For others, success is fame, a certain dress size or material possessions. Yet, for others, success represents a rounded and balanced life. But regardless of what your definition of success may be, there are actual habits and skills that will keep you from being successful. Interestingly, while it’s helpful to see what successful people do, it’s also as helpful and perhaps more so to study what keeps someone unsuccessful.
Every day more and more people are hearing about feng shui, and it is being used to enhance spaces that range from factories to farms. But what exactly is feng shui? It is an exciting science that goes back several thousand years to the I Ching Book of Changes. Often called the Chinese Art of Placement, feng shui is more correctly an art of alignment. By aligning the home to energies that are present in the earth and air, we can tap those energies for our advantage and enjoy happier relationships, better finances, more robust health, and improved life overall.