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…
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.
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.
There are five elements at the foundation of feng shui, and understanding them is key in feng shui. This knowledge helps you control the feng shui in your home and office. Understanding the five elements is an essential part of building the good energy in your home and controlling the negative energy — so learning about the five elements is an important investment of your feng shui time.
The 6 House Types that Prevent Prosperity. Could your house be one? When your home has a poor arrangement or certain architectural characteristics, you could find that your financial situation is a constant struggle. Particular homes lend themselves to wonderful abundance and material prosperity and yet others offer only financial trial and tribulation for their owners.