Feng Shui Symbols and Meanings

BenjaminHBenjamin Huntington, Interior Designer, ASID, stands out among his peers in feng shui as his knowledge of many approaches in the discipline make him a sought out practitioner in New York.  His presentation is a primer for new practitioners and for those in the general audience who want some really good ideas to take back home and apply, this will be a fun and informative session for all.

Find out for yourself, why, even though you set goals and may even apply a little feng shui, that you keep coming back to the same issue in life.  Our lives grow and change.  As a result, symbols in our spaces need to be changed as well to support the growing dreams and goals.

In this interactive workshop, Benjamin will show you how to identify personal icons and symbols that work for you.  He will share is trade secret of identifying three “primary drivers” which can have a powerful impact on how  you live your life.

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Feng Shui: The Architecture of Mind Body & Spirit 2016 Conference


Mark your calendars for FSIA’s Bi-Annual Conference

Friday and Saturday 9-5, July 29-30, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio.

Topics on the agenda:

  • New cutting edge assessment tools that help identify client road blocks to success
  • Series on how feng shui mimics the new sciences:  Behavioral-Epigenetics; Embodied Cognition and more
  • Introducing Feng Shui Institute of America’s Holistic Business System
  • For newbies just entering this field of healing, the foundational tenets of forms, structures and how the body, mind and spirit responds.
  • More to be added
  • Opportunities to reconnect with long-time friends in the field and to make new friends

Watch this blog for weekly updates and register soon as Early-Early Bird special lasts only three weeks.

Conference registration fee $299.  Early-Early Bird special good for $100 discount through May 30, 2016.   Use coupon code:  3AZOI6.


Feng Shui Look Before You Love – Part 2

What is not seen

Edith Wharton, wrote a short story in the early 1900’s called The Fullness of Life.  It alluded to the connection between her bedroom sanctuary and her secret loneliness and sexual frustration. She compared a woman’s nature to “a great house full of rooms.”  She wrote that far beyond its hall and salon lie “other rooms, with handles of whose doors are never turned.  (Excerpt pulled from House Thinking – Winifred Gallagher, author).

In feng shui we refer to the Tao a lot.  There are two sides to the Tao:  1) What is seen and 2) What is not seen.  The picture above we see a warm fire, four feet, four hands all obviously connected to a couple.  What is not seen are the emotions, thoughts, wishes in each of their minds.  We also don’t see comfort and relaxation but feel it in our souls and our skin.  The seeds of passion are planted in compassion, and compassion is expressed  by providing comforts in all areas of life.

Let’s talk about some of these spaces: bedrooms, entrances and kitchens.

How do we support and maintain the ambiance that we see above?

  1. Create intimate moments that are unique.  – How about a waltz in the kitchen just because?
  2. Re-create a favorite evening out on your balcony, deck or in a nature setting?
  3. Maintain your young-at-heart feelings by planning things that are just for the two of you.
  4. Celebrate love and celebrate life together but also each of you need your own space to grow and glow in the security of your feelings for one another.
  5. Do not make the TV the main focus in a room.  This can cut off deeper conversation with each other.
  6. Computer games, tablets, etc. slowly but surely can wear away at intimacy in a relationship.
  7. Keep these out of the bedroom and from meals during the day.
  8. Make the bed before you leave in the mornings.  Facing an unmade bed as you walkin the bedroom at the end of the day does not lend to relaxation for either.  It should signal an invitation.

What if you want to attract a significant other that is compatible?

  1. A person whose home has no empty closets, bureau drawers, or desk drawers is not ready to share her/his life with another.  Take note and apply even to yourself.
  2. Does a television, computer or tablet take center stage in a bedroom?  This could be a person who is disconnected from relationship building and the ability to communicate well.
  3. Red flags in the bedroom such as unkempt bed, work-related materials on nightstand or bed or a single chair dose not bode well in welcoming another person into your life.
  4. Positive signs are a made-up bed, tidy dresser top, adequate lighting on both sides of the bed, window coverings that both let in light and provide privacy, comforter at edge of bed or on a chair, or candles.
  5. If you are looking for a  mate who has access to his or her emotional life, look for one who stocks a refrigerator with flair and loves to cook.  Feeding another is the plate on which caring is served.
  6. A caring person might have a bowl of fruit on the counter, fresh flowers, throw rug near the sink,
  7. According to Nancilee Wydra, founder of FSIA, the word relationships begins with relate. The first visible sign of who we are and how we relate is at the threshold of a dwelling.
  8. Look for cared-for landscape, healthy vegetation, flowers, shoveled or cleared walkways, ell-maintained exterior, clearly identified entrance doorway.  Does this person take you into the dwelling via a side door or garage level?  Being escorted through the main front door says you are important enough to this person to honor you with the main entrance as your introduction.

More on relationship reading in Part 3.  So start looking at your own spaces and see what they are saying to the outside world.

Feng Shui Look Before You Love

Clif-Connie-BridgeLife-long relationships seem to have a lot of dimensions to them not to mention compatibility in values and principles.  So if seeking to attract someone who will fulfill your every need don’t expect to find perfection.  This month I am going to provide you with some guidelines and fun things to do to attract a special someone or liven up your current relationship.  Like I said, don’t expect perfection.  Look for fun and loving opportunities to make things unique for the both of you or a situation that will attract an intimate someone if you are looking.

Feng Shui Tips for Using a Feng Shui BaGua

BaguaI’ve spent most of my adult life helping others get where they want to go in their careers.  I’ve used many tools as a career coach to help my clients organize their thoughts in away that would help them maintain a steady course on their way to re-inventing themselves.  No tool has ever worked as well as the BaGua.  I sometimes call it the Nine Stations of Life.  Not until I received my feng shui certification did I realize how important this tool is for feng shui in the home.

1.   How does it work?  This is a grid that, when holding it, should be positioned so the bottom three blocks face your body.  It is meant to give an implied meaning to space.  It is very powerful when used in conjunction with intentions.  So let’s get started on how to use this tool.  Once you learn how to use it, as long as you give your intentions…attention, you will attract to you whatever you hold in your own mind.  Always be positive when focusing on your intentions.

2.  How do you use it to get results?  Your first lesson is to designate the entry you use most for your home and for each room.  (Many rooms in homes and apartments have more than one entryway).  Make sure that in your mind you have given your intention to this entry as being the main entry for that room, house or apartment. 

3.  Once this is determined, position the bagua grid as instructed above and designate areas in accordance to the layout of the grid.  For example: a gathering room layout would be divided into nine stations where the right hand corner you intend that all symbols and affirmations related to that space will focus on relationships.  Continue through the space the same way. 

I like to do a whole house feng shui bagua as well as each room.  Many homes are not a perfect square or rectangular shape causing some corners to be missing.  That is why I use this in each room.  My intentions of what I designate make it work.  So try it today.

Tomorrow I will take you to the next step on how to transform your life by just using your mind.

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