I teach Feng Shui because I’m passionate about changing people’s relationship with their homes. For me houses are not just bricks and mortar they are living, breathing entities that can help us attract more of what we want in our lives. I believe it’s the most important relationship of all because it helps you understand, improve and develop all the other significant relationships in your life – those with your lover, your spouse, your family and friends and most importantly of all, with yourself.
For all the mystery surrounding Feng Shui its principles are universal and its practises have evolved from the understanding that people, are affected by their environment. It originated in the East and is over 3000 years old. The term is Chinese and literally translated means wind and water. Feng Shui is about moving with the tides of life rather than against them. It works in a similar way to acupuncture except it is for buildings and land rather than bodies.Every home has a “story” and it’s my job to uncover this story from the design and lay-out of a home. Everything from the state of your finances, to your health, to your relationships is revealed in the position of the furniture, the flow of foot traffic, your décor and your artwork.
Because we’re so intimately connected with our homes, making changes to our décor will create corresponding shifts in our lives. I’ve always wanted to revisit the homes used in TV makeover shows to see just how the occupants’ lives have changed due to the design changes!
You see, Feng Shui isn’t interior design. The two are related, of course, but an interior designer is working from aesthetics – or at least, style and trend.
Feng Shui is an ancient tradition with deep roots in geomancy, numerology and other esoteric practices that hark back to mythic times when people had much more of a handle on the matrix than they do today.
In a nutshell, like Traditional Chinese Medicine, Feng Shui is all about flow and balance – or harmony in a word. Too much of one thing or too little of another can upset an entire system, be that a human body or a home.
Inspired living at least partly means living in an inspiring home. And that includes, but goes beyond appearances. For instance, a thorough assessment of the energies moving (or not) inside your home includes the house’s history, How did the previous occupants live? Were they happy? Were they healthy? Some houses – more than you would think, in fact– are chronically sick. An unhealthy home is like a sponge, trapping negative energies, and thereby fostering negative effects in its occupants.
Which is not to say that all our problems are down to the house we live in! But if you’re worried about your home in any way, or think it may be affecting your or your family’s wellbeing, happiness or abundance, get in touch!