I am totally intrigued by Feng Shui. I don’t have much knowledge about it but I’ve always been curious- Can it promise me health? Wealth? Successful relationships? Advance my career? Solve all my problems? Instantly make me a billionaire?? Although I’m pretty sure Feng Shui can’t magically make these things occur in my life, what can it do?
Who better to explain Feng Shui (from the beginning) than Laura Cerrano, founder of Feng Shui Manhattan. Ms. Cerrano has over 14 years of experience as a corporate and residential Feng Shui consultant and is guest blogging today for Inside Garden City.
“Feng Shui” (fung sh-way), keep that pronunciation in mind and the words will flow out of your mouth with ease. The literal translation of Feng Shui means Wind and Water, the essence of life and transformation.
Now that we have a bearing on how to pronounce Feng Shui, What is it? The practice of this ancient art form dates back about 6,000 years. The core principles pull from spiritual teachings taught throughout India, China and Tibet, as to name a few.
In today’s society Feng Shui is commonly known for interior design. This is when you move furniture around and use colors, artwork and the placement of objects to make one feel more at peace and create the best energy flow in your living and working environments; which is true. Yet this will only change 20% of the energy.
The principles of Feng Shui state 80% of authentic change will come from emotional, mental and spiritual transformations that are needed in order to enhance your overall well-being. Practicing Feng Shui is a lifestyle that teaches you how to be mindful of yourself, each other and your surroundings; understanding that everything is energy and interconnected. It teaches you that every sub-conscious and conscious thought, spoken word and action will have a reaction. It’s one of many metaphysical tools that could be used to help navigate through life’s challenging times while creating sparks of motivation and focus.
All that is required from you to start implementing the principles of Feng Shui into your lifestyle is to humbly approach the teachings with an open mind and heart. A book I always suggest to my clients and those who ask after a lecture or during a casual conversation is “Feng Shui for Dummies.” Yes, this is a great book for it was co-written by one of my teachers, High Holy Master Professor Lin Yun; who was credited for introducing Feng Shui into America.
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For more Feng Shui tips, see Laura Cerrano’s website at http://fengshuimanhattan.com/laura-cerrano-feng-shui-consultant/ or visit her on Facebook.