If you are like Henry, in a hurry to find a new space, whether it’s residential or commercial, think twice and follow your intuition.
If you are like Henry, in a hurry to find a new space, whether it’s residential or commercial, think twice and follow your intuition.
May is High Blood Pressure Awareness Month and in addition to a healthy diet, exercising regularly, reducing sodium and alcohol intake, Feng Shui could help you toward better health.
High Blood Pressure or HBP is when your blood pressure, the force of the blood flowing through your blood vessels and arteries, is consistently too high. According to American Heart Association, “about 85 million Americans – one out of every three adults over age 20 – have high blood pressure. Nearly 20% don’t even know they have it” because often there is no symptom.
The best way to know if you have high blood pressure is to have it checked! “Usually hypertension is defined as blood pressure above 140/90, and is considered severe above 180/120.”
Classical Feng Shui takes in consideration and analyzes the exterior as well as the interior of your home since both can strongly impact your wellbeing. Whether or not your blood pressure is elevated, check around if your home and workplace are conducive to keep you healthy.
The location of the stove is essential due to its Fire Element. It could impact all occupants of the home, and in some cases mostly the man, with various health problems including High Blood Pressure and heart conditions.
The kitchen, stove and oven(s) should be located based on the Gua number, the facing direction, time period and chart of the house.
As a rule of thumb, avoid:
If your stove happens to not be well located but you don’t cook or don’t use it, then, no worry, it won’t affect you.
A kitchen with good Feng Shui is source of wealth, harmony and good health.
The Bedroom plays an important role in regard to health, especially since we spend about 1/3 of our life in bed. So let’s maximize all these hours spent sleeping or trying to sleep by simply following these basic rules:
Have a solid headboard to provide energetic support
Increase the Sheng Qi (positive energy flow) in your home to influence your well-being by sleeping with your head preferably to your Tien Yi (+80) or to one of your 3 other positive directions.
Do the same if you sit for a long period of time, for example working, reading, or watching TV.
Everything has its own electromagnetic field and radiates some safe and/or harmful waves to your body. Long exposure to high levels of EMFs can be detrimental as
it can change your body’s natural frequencies to unhealthy ones causing tissue damage, disease, and high stress leading to HBP.
It is almost impossible to get away from electromagnetic pollution as we live among technology devices, telephone poles, high power lines, electricity, appliances, computers, TVs, cameras, videos, cell and cordless phones, Wi-Fi, cell towers, power lines, and smart meters. They all can affect your central nervous system, create stress to your body and, over time, cause high blood pressure.
Our often overly busy life can increase our blood pressure and so do EMFs. I recommend investing in a high quality EMF protection device to protect the health of your loved ones at home and of those at work.
Classical Feng Shui may contribute to many health benefits. However, we strongly recommend you always check with a health care professional. All information presented and advice given through One World Feng Shui is intended for educational purpose only; it is not intended to replace or provide an alternative to health or any other relevant professional advice.
To Your Good Health!
The area at the entrance of your home, inside and outside, is known as “Ming Tang” or “bright hall.” This is where the chi comes in. The more spacious the “Ming Tang“, the more money you may make, especially if it is kept clean, attractive, appealing, and free of clutter. That way, the energy will flow freely into your home.
The last two months have been a whirlwind of education, growth, fun and excitement!
As you may know, I gave a Feng Shui presentation at the Annual World Conference of Feng Shui in Delhi, India, in February. It was amazing!
The Conference was held at a retreat center in the madness of this gigantic city of 19 million people (compared to barely 3.25 millions in Los Angeles) – and so many cows!
When traveling, it is important to be open, spontaneous, flexible, patient, and go with the flow… I ended up giving 2 speeches – only one was planned! But it all went well being authentic and talking from my heart and experience.
My fellow speakers were experts and PhDs in Oriental Heritage Arts, such as Feng Shui, Vastu Shastra, Astrology and Oriental Medicine. I had the honor and privilege to sit on the conference panel with them, left on the back row.
During a break, I was asked for an impromptu palm reading, which ended up being quite fascinating.
My husband and I enjoyed Kulfi, which is a type of ice cream. I particularly liked pistachio kulfi in Delhi, which was so refreshing after a long warm day at the conference.
How to make Pistachio Kulfi:
4 cups of milk
1/2 tablespoon of rice flour
1.5 oz sugar
1 oz ground unsalted pistachio nuts
2 1/2 tablespoon of heavy cream, lightly whipped
a few drops of rose water
a few unsalted pistachios nuts, crushed
Pour the milk into a large saucepan, bring to a boil, let simmer until it has reduced by half, about 45 minutes.
Let it cool slightly. Add the rice flour and cook stirring constantly, for about 15 minutes.
Add the sugar and stir. Remove from the heat and let cool completely.
When cool, stir in the ground pistachios, cream, rose water, and crushed pistachios.
Place in a large container and freeze or use an ice-cream maker.
Allow the kulfi to soften for a few minutes before serving.
Enjoy a taste of India! – courtesy of One World Feng Shui.
Then, off to Darjeeling, which is real tea heaven and I truly enjoyed freshly picked Spring flush tea, Moonlight flush and the stronger Autumn flush. I love them all – so delicious, especially after the sunrise over the Himalayas, watching the 3 highest mountains in the world slowly turn pink in the early morning glacial wind. (Mt Everest, K2 and Kangchenjunga)
The high mountains inspired me and below is the way less impressive rock I climbed! Still, more than 1200 steps to the top! Not bad! This is roughly the equivalent to climbing 60 flights of stairs in a 60 story building. And the best reward was a spectacular sunset!
This journey was amplified with so many animals, cows, water buffalos, red pandas, birds, butterflies, giant caterpillars, and monkeys. Monkeys everywhere! But my heart went to this company of monkeys on our bedroom balcony in the early morning.
And of course, the majestic elephants eating dinner in the heavy warm rain. I cannot imagine a world without them, can you?
This journey was magical thanks to the people we met, the food, scents, sounds, colors, madness, wildlife, spirituality, and the life lessons experienced day after day. I returned filled with gratitude, humility, tons of renewed energy, and a lot of exciting projects.
Thank you all for your patience. I am back.
Classical Feng Shui has several methods to boost your love life, help you find and maintain healthy relationships, and improve the odds to enjoy romance and the right partner.
One of them is the Peach Blossom; the term comes from Chinese symbolism, which associates the peach blossom flower with love and romance.
The Peach Blossom (Tao Hua) technique may not get you married overnight but it can help you meet more people, make you more likable and attractive. It is used for men and women to attract a new, exciting lover or partner. It can also be used to prompt a marriage proposal if you already are in a serious relationship.
However, this technique is to be used with caution. It should not be used by married couples to enhance romance or bring harmony, as in that case, the formula could bring affairs or another person to the relationship.
Also, be aware using the Peach Blossom star direction of the house may impact all occupants of the house, not only the person who needs love luck.
Then, look for the corresponding Peach Blossom in the chart below:
If you don’t already have one, download a compass App on your smart phone or tablet, and determine the 15° of your Peach Blossom.
Each room has all directions, North, South, East, etc. However, it is best to use your bedroom or a room where you enjoy spending time.
Place fresh flowers, never silk or artificial ones, in a vase with water in the applicable sector. Replace flowers as they start to wilt and keep the water clear and clean. Don’t use too much water since it could create tumult.
Try this for 60 to 90 days and let us know what happens.
Often this technique has been misinterpreted with a vase with roses or flowers to enhance someone’s love luck. It is not the vase or the flowers but the Water and Wood Element that do the work.
Peach Blossom can help attract romance and improve personal relationships but ultimately, building and managing your relationships isn’t only about Feng Shui, it’s also about you.
Being single shouldn’t prevent you from enjoying
It is Your Day, Make it a Great One!
Based on the solar calendar, we will be entering The Year of The Fire Rooster on February 3, 2017 at 11:49pm. The Year of The Fire Rooster happens every 60 years, the last time was in 1957.
Every year new energies visit the eight cardinal and inter-cardinal directions. According to the energy in that sector, it could have an auspicious or inauspicious impact on you and your life. If your home or business faces that direction, if you sleep with your head to it, work or spend long periods of time facing it, cook a lot and your stove knobs face that direction, or if you often use a door opening to that direction, expect some changes.
These new annual energies can affect you in many ways as indicated below:
In the East, the “8” Wealth energy visits this year. The “8” is terrific for money, honor, loyalty and wealth. If it is “activated”, it will be a rewarding year for money and finances!
Due to The Three Killings energy, avoid construction and ground breaking in the East of your property; it is recommended to keep it peaceful and quiet until the beginning of February 2018.
In the Southeast, the “9” Long Term Prosperity energy visits. It indicates future wealth, such as return on investments like the stock market, IRAs, 401k. This energy also helps diplomatic relationships, brings great achievements, promotions and bonuses, spiritual growth, engagements, weddings and celebrations. It is particularly benevolent to people in the restaurant industry, interior design, and the beauty world.
In the South, the “5” Yellow Star visits. Wu Wang indicates trouble and misfortunes in pretty much all areas of life including money, relationships and health. Note the “5” is strong in the South and if this energy is activated in your home, you may consider moving your bed and your desk for an easy fix.
In the Southwest, the “7” energy of Robbers and Thieves visits and it may make your life and business difficult with deals falling through, people owing you money not reimbursing you as well as people sweet talking you and stealing from you.
In the West, the “3” Jade Star of Quarrels visits, indicating tension, gossiping, arguments, and legal issues. It can also indicate parking and speeding tickets, so be cautious when driving.
In the Northwest, the “2” energy of Health visits this year and makes you prone to health issues, mostly in the reproductive organs, stomach and digestive system as well as having difficulty to become pregnant, and suffer from depression. Metal can help weaken this negative energy, so if your home faces Northwest, place heavy metal objects made of brass, copper or bronze, at your front door. Avoid sleeping with your head to this direction.
In the North, the “6” Benevolent energy is visiting this year. Consequently, it may be good for your career and provide needed support; it also means you’ll have to work hard for your money.
In the Northeast, the “4” energy of Romance and Academics is visiting. It may stimulate your creativity and book writing, offer you recognition at work, publicity, take you on trips, develop some romance – and if you are single, it may help you attract a partner into your life; if you’re in a relationship you may get married, especially if your front door opens to it or if you sleep with your head to it.
If the overall Feng Shui of your home is good, you’ll be less or little affected by the negative visiting energies.
New energy is needed to clean out the old and manifest new opportunities to take us to the next level and allow us to expand and evolve.
The holidays are a special time of the year with joy, gratitude, and abundance but they can also make us feel overwhelmed and bring a lot of stress.
THEN, apply as many of the following habits to make your holiday life more enjoyable and harmonious:
1 – No time to buy a GIFT for everybody on your list? Make a donation to Your Favorite Organization(s) to protect the environment, help children, animals, elderly, medical research, arts or any other charity close to your heart.
2 – Impossible to avoid TREATS, they are everywhere. So, be mindful and enjoy, one at a time, and drink a lot of water.
3 – Stick to your EXERCISE schedule, you’ll feel better mentally and physically. In addition, it will help keep the extra weight away. No time to go to the gym, a brisk walk with a co-worker, a family member or by yourself will do.
4 – MEDITATE. 30 minutes before starting your day can help you stay connected and focused but even 5 little minutes can make a big difference.
5 – BREATHE deeply throughout the day, as soon as you start feeling tense or overwhelmed. Inhale deeply. Exhale deeply. Repeat 3 times or more as needed.
6 – BE KIND to yourself. Reflect on what you have accomplished this year and praise yourself.
This is a time to remember your core values, be gentle and gracious to each other, create joy, laughter and fun in all aspects of your life.
In addition to eating healthy for a better physical, emotional and spiritual well-being, Feng Shui can help create abundant and prosperous results in all aspects of our life.
The kitchen is the heart of our home and one of the most important rooms. It is filled with strong energy and represents the Fire Element, which supports and stimulates health and wealth. The kitchen has a profound impact on the overall Feng Shui of a home, it can trigger health and wealth issues and contribute to weight gain – but it can also help create abundant and prosperous results in all aspects of our life.
The kitchen is a sacred and nurturing place where we replenish ourselves, as well as store and prepare food; it needs positive Qi (Chi). The kitchen is very Yang by nature and may disrupt the house’s energy flow if not balanced, properly set up, or well located. It should be kept Yin, quiet and peaceful.
Follow these 4 essential Feng Shui tips, easy and simple, to benefit from deep results on your health, wealth and harmony in the family.
To know what’s cooking in your kitchen, ask yourself if it is a happy room in your home, if your family and friends like to gather there, if people argue and gossip – and the next time you prepare a meal, think about how you really feel in that space.
If your kitchen does not seem to have good Qi, contact your Feng Shui consultant to personalize remedies and bring you wealth and health through the heart of your home.
To invite great energy into your home and create a place where you and your loved ones benefit from benevolent Feng Shui you need to know the directions.
So often, my clients have told me their house or office faces a certain direction but when I verify, it can be up to 60 or 80 degrees off.Taking a compass reading is rather simple. You need to be able to identify which one of the 8 directions your property faces. There are 4 cardinal points, North, West, South and East and 4 inter-cardinal points Northwest, Southwest, Southeast and Northeast.
To determine the “Facing,” you need a compass. It can be a manual compass or an App on your smart phone. Your Feng Shui consultant will use a Feng Shui Luo Pan which is a more sophisticated and complex instrument.
In general, the Facing of a house is where the front door is located, but not always; that would be too easy! The facing is where the Qi comes into the property, it is where the property was designed to face. For instance a house on the beach is very likely to have its Facing toward the ocean rather than on the street or where the front door is.
Stand outside the house, with your back to the front door or to the main facade, steadily holding your compass in your hand at your waist level. Walk 3-5 ft away from the building with your back parallel to it.
First, the compass must be calibrated, then leveled to give a correct reading. If the compass is tilted, you will get a false reading.
Keep the compass away from metal, it can be belt buckles, bracelets, rings, metal doors, screen doors, or cars, since this can also cause false readings.
Read the compass degree and repeat 3 times. Each reading will be different, however, relatively close to each other. Add all 3 degrees and divide by 3.