Here’s my story of how feng shui has impacted my life. Growing up, I was very aware of stress and how it seemed to pervade part of everyone’s life in some form. The longing for more, even those in executive roles, struggled with money, issues with self-esteem, unfulfilling relationships, and the desire to prove themselves by showing off material things. Very few seemed satisfied.
Being hyperaware of the feeling of stress and general dissatisfaction, I started to see how stress physically manifested in peoples’ homes and offices. Piles of bills covering a desk, garages no longer available for parking, and stuffy rooms with oversized furniture that left a visitor unsure of where to go.
There was almost always something deeper going on.
This was all very unappealing. It started to seem like the more stressed and overwhelmed someone was, the more important they looked (or thought that looked). The illusion of significance in a way promoted ‘acting stressed’ which to me is why it became so prevalent.
No one is safe from inconvenience, hard times, or excruciatingly painful events like the loss of a loved one. Still, I do not believe in dwelling on the negative. I learned early on that life is happening for me, not to me and I want to make the most of it. How can we figure out how to be absolutely fulfilled with our own lives? How can we learn to embrace the journey and not sweat the small stuff? How can we learn to appreciate where we are right now?
I was working towards a master’s degree in Landscape Architecture when I started researching Feng Shui. Feng Shui started at least 5,000 years ago, and unlike what many believe, it is much more profound than which way our couch faces the television. It began by harnessing prosperous Qi for farming and burying loved ones for best ancestral luck. It is much more dynamic, but that’s my quick version.
Feng Shui is based on the Cosmic Trinity. There are three factors for success in life: heaven luck, earth luck, and man luck. There is a similar concept from historic philosophers – for achievement, you need obsessive thoughts, action, and grace. Both concepts agree that we must take actions to get reactions, that there is energy and that there is a God, universe, or higher power (whatever you believe) that ultimately has a plan.
Through my research, I uncovered this prosperous and happy high vibe energy that can be harnessed and brought to oneself for “more happiness”. I started to Feng Shui all my different working and living spaces over the years. The goal was happiness and less stress. Yes, I still had terrible things happen – a bad day, a job lay off, loss of loved ones, but the support of Feng Shui gave me the clarity to know that, again, life is happening for me and not to me.
Feng Shui harnesses the environmental energy that constantly flows throughout your space and directs it to support you – but it isn’t magic. You must be willing to do the work towards a healthy, mindful life. I want to help you harness this energy to help make your life better. I want to help bring clarity to you, so you can see the clear path of life and get to your dreams sooner, just like I did.
It doesn’t matter the size of your home or the amount of money you have. Feng Shui doesn’t care where you come from or what you look like – abundance is for everyone! Using the elements and direction, we harness the good and cure the bad, leaving you in a supportive space to live your life to the fullest.
“Go with the Feng Shui flow” and let the prosperous energy build you up!