Sunday, January 25, 2009

Gung Hay Fat Choy-Happy 2009

If you haven't set your intentions or goals for the year, you now have a second chance to do it! Chinese New Years is full of rituals and you should take advantage of them. I had the great opportunity to study with Lillian Too several years ago. She shared with us some of her traditions for this day. Here are a few:

  • Decorate a bowl of nuts, sweets and fruit for everyone.

  • Wear the color red to signify a sunny and bright future.

  • Most important for her was to have an abundance of oranges to "roll" through out her whole house. Yes, she does this every year! So I now too do the same thing bright and I will be doing it on New Years Day, bright and early.

Her Feng Shui philosophy is, if you are going to do Feng Shui, do it big for BIG results. Again, I do the same thing, if my goal is hugh, so are my intentions and my Feng Shui to support all of it. Take a look around your life and figure out what is your most pressing challenge this year. Set the results in motion now with a house and office Feng Shui compliant along with your intentions.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Landscaping with Feng Shui

Feng Shui Landscaping

I see Feng Shui landscape designing, as another way of bringing balance for your personal enhancement. Working with the earth brings the qualities of earth to you. The basic element of earth is healing, regenerative,and without any effort at all, you receive these benefits. It is a way of bringing forth a balance of the yin and yang, light and darkness are balanced by using different elements: water, earth,fire (example: pointy leaves of plants represent this element) rocks, wood element (trees), metals (flower pots, wind chimes or a metal bench to sit and reflect the days events. When you take these elements and use the bagua-the map of Feng Shui, you are able to draw beneficial energy to you and your home.

The compass directions have corresponding colors to help create your balanced landscaping. When you involve the elements and colors of the bagua map, it creates the a good energy-chi and it is carried into your home to help empower you and your family. The balance of inside/outside Feng Shui will give you the extra boost it takes to live your life in harmony and balance. You will also realize that once you create this harmony, more birds, butterflies, praying mantis will arrive on the scene to share and add to this energized area. You will also find this area to be one that attracts the human race to your area.

Yvonne is a Master Gardener for Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh, PA

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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Happy 2009

The Feng Shui Masters are saying that 2009 will be a balanced year for all of us. This is very good news!