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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Bringing the Psychologist’s Couch to Feng Shui

Katherine Morris, Psychologist

Katherine Morris, Psychologist

Many times as a feng shui consultant when assessing a client’s desires the client doesn’t always know how to express themselves.  Ditto when they are less inclined to say what bothers them at all and the practitioner may be stumped as to where to start.  Dr. Katherine Morris can help a practitioner uncover the real issue at hand by applying a specific tool developed by her to make it easier for a client to identify where the root of the problem lies.

Dr. Morris chose Feng Shui and Psychiatrists’ Offices for her Ph.D thesis.   Lucky for us she did.  A graduate of the Feng Shui Institute of America and practicing Feng Shui Psychologist, Katherine has developed some powerful assessment tools for practitioners to use in the field

Assisting her professional clients to make astute changes to their spaces, even slight changes, created an opening for something new to come in to their consciousness and something else fall out of it.  The assessment tool developed by Dr. Morris is the end result of her research.

In this workshop, you will learn how to apply a new feng shui assessment tool that will enable you to accurately assess the underlying issues your client isn’t revealing and effectively understand and help your client follow your recommendations.  This is where the real success happens. Learn to listen like a psychologist to a space. Discover how to look at what is said not just hear what is said, like a psychologist-feng shui practitioner would.

Assessment tools to be introduced in this session include using drawings from the client as well as identifying and recommending colors that elicit deeper positive responses based on a practitioner’s assessment of the client.

Another “not-to-be-missed” session.  Registration spots still open.

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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.


Do You Have Talking Plants? A Polygraph & Feng Shui Say You Do.

Dancing Begonia

Dancing Begonia

When I was younger I would move into panic mode when I saw a certain look in my parent’s eyes when I had done something wrong.  Neither had to say a word. Their intentions were obvious.  I knew I was in trouble.   Not until I started delving into the science of why feng shui works did I realize how powerful an intention could be when I focused all my attention on it.

Here is some science about that. Everyone probably knows what a polygraph machine is.  It charts the stress levels in our bodies own EMF field, telling the tester if we are lying or being truthful.  Electrodes are attached to the fingers and every change in the body’s stress signals are recorded.

Cleve Backster, inventor of the polygraph, on a hunch one day attached the electrodes to a plant in his office.  He wanted to see if his invention recorded stress in other living things besides humans.  He attached the electrodes to its leaves and immersed one of the plant leaves in a cup of coffee.  No response.

It was obvious to him he needed to pose a genuine, immediate threat.  He thought about getting a match and burning one of  the leaves.  Immediately, the recording pen swung to the top of the polygraph chart.  He had only thought about burning the leaf.  According to his polygraph, the plant had perceived the thought as a direct threat and registered extreme alarm.

Next he lit a match and flickered it under one of the leaves.  The needle on the polygraph needle swung wildly, back and forth.  Once he took away the matches and no longer sent threatening thoughts toward the plant, the needle flatlined.

His intention was to threaten harm to get a response from the plant.  Much to his amazement, it responded like a human would respond.  After I read about Baxter’s research, I did my own experiment with a plant that was not doing very well.  And instead of saying mean and threatening words to get it to grow, I nurtured it with kind and happy thoughts.  You can see what happened.  I now have a dancing begonia.

This is a perfect example of quantum physics at its best.  Feng shui is a lot about quantum physics.  As a Master in this field, I have seen miraculous changes in peoples lives when I connect physical environment changes to a client’s intentions.    Be careful what you think as well as what you say to yourself and others, as you are creating the stress that prevents you from moving forward or helping others to do the same.  See previous articles on Intentions.  Plants and leaf shapes are great symbols for attaching intentions to when stating affirmations.

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Achieving Feng Shui Success Activating Your Intentions

I promised you that I would focus my next blog entry on using your intentions and give you some feng shui tips to move forward in transforming your life.   Personal feng shui changes take place when your intention is activated.  A practitioner in the field of feng shui, if trained properly, will know  how to guide you in developing intentions and using symbols that have meaning to youas well as placing them appropriately in your environment.   Be careful what you state in your intentions for inevitably, it will come to pass.

The mind is a powerful tool.  Napoleon Hill stated long ago…”whatever the mind conceives and believes, inevitably comes to pass”.

My feng shui tips for you here are short and sweet:

1.   Be clear and concise when stating each intention.

2.   Intentions should be stated in the present moment, i.e. “I am attracting multiple streams of income into my life” or, “I am worthy of abundance and love” or, “my perfect someone is already waiting for me.”

3.  Connect these intentions to a symbol that represents the theme of your desire.

Rather than me continue to write about how you get action on your intentions in this blog, why don’t I give you a name of a book where, after I read read it,  I learned to let go of “setting goals” and instead, applied my new found knowledge on how to propel my intentions to succeed in life.  There is so much compelling evidence on achieving success through focused attention on one’s intentions based on author Lynn McTaggart’s, book, The Intention Experiment that I can’t imagine someone not applying the concepts to their life.  McTaggart  writes about discoveries on the very best techniques for achieving success when focusing attention on your own intentions.

In the book, McTaggart writes about her research on healing and how intentions play a strong role in aperson’s ability to come through a horrific illness.  She interviews many people from nurses in the O. R., to monks in

Tibet who would sit for days in total silence and  in the dead of winter on a mountain top and never feel the cold, to distance healing through prayer.

The book was published in 2007 and at the time she invited her readers to also participate in the world-wide experiment on intentions.  I did and was amazed at the progress I made in my own life and how that affected those around me.  I now apply these concepts to all my consultations, teachings and feng shui tips for my clients.  Success is wonderful.

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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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