What rocks more than 4,000 years of wisdom? Feng Shui can rock your world and bring out your inner star. Treat yourself like a rock star with the art and science of Classical Feng Shui.
Dear Earth Clinic Member, Change is constant, necessary, and unavoidable yet not entirely outside of our own control; and it is for that reason that we reawaken our newsletter for this introduction to Francoise Courty-Dan, a Feng Shui consultant trained in the classical Chinese tradition. If you haven’t considered integrating Feng Shui into your home and office, this might be a good time to do so. Toward that end we have asked Francoise, a.k.a. The French Feng Shui Lady, to offer up an introduction as to what this ancient science can offer in the way of improved health. As always, a recent highlight from the website follows, and if you haven’t visited us in awhile there have been a variety of new content areas added to our treasury of complementary and alternative health. Perhaps even the secret to your own season of healthy change!
An Introduction to Feng Shui & Health
By Francoise Courty-Dan
June 10, 2013 email@example.com
Classical Feng Shui is an ancient art and living science that uses very sophisticated and complex methods to enhance life through energy. It can improve your wealth, relationships, health, and longevity.
There is a popular misconception that Feng Shui is all about wealth in the sense of prosperity, money, and getting rich. Although it can definitely contribute to improving your finances, wealth has a much larger meaning in Feng Shui and includes relationships, career, and health. After all, how can one have a good life and enjoy it without good relationships and good health? Good Feng Shui in your home can help you rejuvenate body and mind, recover more rapidly from illnesses, minimize complications, and support good health. Of course, having your house Feng Shui-ed should not keep you from having a good diet, exercising regularly, and living a healthy lifestyle. According to Classical Feng Shui, someone’s life is based on the 3 aspects of the Cosmic Trinity (“Tien-Di-Ren” in Chinese), which means HEAVEN Luck (Tien), EARTH Luck (Di), and HUMAN Luck (Ren). Each aspect contributes 1/3 to our success in life. Heaven Luck is 1/3 of our luck; it is our Destiny. Human Luck is also 1/3 of our luck; it is what we achieve by our own efforts. And finally, Earth Luck, the last third of our luck, is Feng Shui, the art of harnessing the forces of nature. We follow a holistic approach and always look at the health issues when we analyze a project site, even if the occupants do not ask for it. After analysis, we make suggestions so that clients can maximize their health in their current space, prevent accidents and injuries, and remain healthy. Needless to say, Feng Shui is not a cure for health problems and should not replace medical advice and treatment. However, it can be used as a supplement to enhance your health and well-being.
So let’s get practical…
In order to maximize your health and well-being, a house must be properly supported in the back, right and left side – support can be in the form of a retaining wall, thick landscaping, or a building. For instance, if there is no support on the right-hand side – which is on the right as you look out your front door, it may indicate sickness for the female of the house. Your gua number, determined by your gender and the date of your birth, gives relevant information about your health such as specific vulnerable issues and emotional make-up. Look up your gua number here.Most importantly, your gua number determines your Tien Yi, your personal direction for great health and should be activated; and your Liu Sha, your personal direction that can bring accidents, poor health and serious illnesses that should not be activated. The kitchen and the bedroom are the two most important rooms for health in the home. The kitchen, because it is where we prepare the food necessary to our well-being, and because its quality has a direct impact on our health. The bedroom, because sleep is also vital for survival, and with sleep, our body relaxes, rejuvenates, and repairs itself. Consequently, the energy in the kitchen and the bedroom is essential to our health. Additionally, Feng Shui can determine the best places for relaxing and rejuvenating in your home. If you are interested in a truly holistic approach to your health, this is just the surface of what can be achieved with Classical Feng Shui, and we encourage you to look more deeply to the benefits it offers. Bonne santé et longue vie! Good health and longevity! For more information, please visit oneworldfengshui.com Earth Clinic Newsletter June 10, 2013Copyright 2013 Earth Clinic, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
The French Feng Shui Lady
Founder, One World Feng Shui
“My purpose is to help people get the most out of their lives and make the world a better place, one space at a time.”
Francoise Courty-Dan has created an eclectic life for herself.
Born in France, she taught high school and trade classes before moving to California. Stateside, she transitioned to international television and then documentary film, and also worked with her husband at his law firm. But she felt unfulfilled in her work in the legal field and was compelled to find her true mission. Looking back to her childhood, Francoise realized “Since I was very young I have been interested in the power of energy under all possible forms.” Her father, an expert in the renovation of old homes in the South of France, gave Francoise her love of buildings.
“I still love the smell of cement and lumber,” she adds. “It brings back wonderful memories of visiting project sites with him.”
A natural caretaker and teacher, Francoise’s soul-searching took her to Feng Shui. More specifically, Classical Feng Shui. The term “Feng Shui” literally means wind-water (direction-energy) and is about 4000 years old. It is understood to represent the directional flow of energy, a recognition that nothing in the world is in stasis, that all around us is a flow of energy that we can either impede or incorporate into our own dynamism. Classical Feng Shui principles facilitate the productive coursing of energy through the conduit of our lives.
After discovering Classical Feng Shui, that was it. Francoise studied this ancient art and science for three years and has been operating her business, One World Feng Shui, out of Los Angeles ever since.
Her first session with Jane occurred spontaneously in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, this past November. While vacationing with her husband, Francoise encountered Jane and the two connected right away. “The more we talked, the more we realized how much we have in common,” she says. “I admire Jane and have so much affection for her.”
The more they talked, the more Jane also realized she could help Francoise with–her hair, bleached and damaged by daily swimming. Jane organized a ladies’ day at the salon and led Francoise in boldly choosing a dark blonde hue she hadn’t seen on herself since her teenage years.
Delighted with the results, she knew she had to have a full consultation. So this past February, Francoise flew to DC to see Jane.
“Who doesn’t want to look better or maximize his or her appearance?” she asks. “Jane is gentle and strong at the same time, extremely professional and lots of fun. She revolutionized my perception of colors, and she makes me laugh.”
In turn, Francoise provided Jane with a Feng Shui consultation at her home, an eye-opening experience for Jane. Having lived there for many years, Jane learned that the house’s energy needed to be redirected. “The biggest challenge is that Jane belongs to the East life group and lives in a home meant for a West life group person, meaning, unfortunately, that nearly everything needs to be turned around.” The changes the two could make at the time, however, helped, and they both look forward to working together on Jane’s next home.
For now, Francoise is taking what Jane has taught her and hitting the road. Having just returned from a charity trip to Ethiopia and a Classical Feng Shui presentation in DC, she is looking forward to Mexico, Europe, and Iceland before the Summer. Some of which is for work, some for fun; her rule is always to combine both.
“According to Classical Feng Shui, this year is all about travel for me,” she adds, smiling.
Which means if your home could use reorganizing and more harmony, Francoise is only a plane ride away.
And this year, she says, “I always have a suitcase handy and am ready to go!”
Capital Speakers Club Chapter II
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Westwood Country Club
11:30 a.m. Reception
An Introduction to Classical Feng Shui
Francoise Courty-Dan, also known as “The French Feng Shui Lady”, is a certified Classical Feng Shui Practitioner and the founder of One World Feng Shui, a Los Angeles based international consulting firm. She has worked on projects in Singapore, Mexico, France, Ethiopia, and throughout the U.S.A.
Her knowledge of the discipline’s techniques is in the tradition of the 400 year old Wu Chang Feng Shui Mastery lineage of Grand Master Yap Cheng Hai of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Her approach to Classical Feng Shui is to be contrasted with the Western version which has diluted the power of this greater than 3500 year old art and science.
Francoise invites you to experience the exceptional potential that Classical Feng Shui can release into the most important aspects of your life.