When it comes to design, there needs to be a balance between what looks cool and what makes sense. Many designers tend to lose perspective of this and tend to design without any consideration to the requirements of the client, instead, opting for the 'coolest' design.
Melbourne has moved up once again in the rankings compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit. YES Melbourne has been ranked as number one in a survey of 140 cities around the world in August 2011 by the ETU as the world's most livable city.
When we think about our Home Value, we always refer to its location and floor area. But what we don’t think about is its Psychic Value, the value of how much we cherish our homes and the value we place on a property when we resell it.
So much of successful feng shui practice comes from cleverly harnessing the powerful chi of SYMBOLS that if you travel the length and breadth of China today, everywhere you will see evidence of this Symbolism.
Every year the Hungry Ghost Month dawns upon us on the 7th lunar month of the year – a time where the Gates of the underworld open for a 30 days! During this month millions of spirits, demons and ghosts are unleashed..
Ever wondered how buildings affect the way we view our world? It is so natural to live in a state on NON AWARENESS and for many of us, this is how we are, walking, living and doing things while quite oblivious to our surroundings.
It is important to attune yourself to the clearing process. The act itself is a departure from a normal kind of day. It is a departure from routine, and the mind gets a creative jolt that is not unwelcome. When the mind focuses on the process of dejunking physical space, it automatically goes into cleansing mode.
I am charmed by this because I know that birds coming into the home spells excellent feng shui. Indeed, birds have been sharing my house for a long time. This started years ago when a pair of mynahs started living in the eaves of my home at the back.
When we design our homes we generally concentrate our efforts on the more public areas such as the living and dining halls and we often put less effort into the other areas which we tend to use quite often.
In business, the luck of the CEO is crucial to the success and profitability of the business. Just as in the home it is essential to take care of the feng shui of the Patriach first, in business, it is the CEO’s feng shui you must protect first and foremost.
Offering water, lights and incense to holy objects are easy ways to gain blessings from the universe! These traditions come from lineage texts that tell of the amazing benefits of offering even a single drop of water to the Buddhas! Always do it with the intention to benefit others and its blessings will be multiplied!
Axe, Chopper, Cleaver, Knife, Tomahawk… These are merely some of the many names for an L-shaped room, which is generally not very auspicious. That is because the irregular shape means that there is one missing sector (or more) in the room, which also translates into one extra corner that sends out unfriendly Shar Chi. As the missing sector represents one of the Eight Life Aspirations, it would be very unfortunate for you if the afflicted sector in your office is the Career sector or the Wealth sector.
However, the 'axe factor' of an L-shaped room -- when correctly applied -- can easily help to place a decision-making executive in a very powerful position of control in any tough negotiation.
The first thing you should do is to distinguish between the 'knife handle' and the 'cutting edge'. The area in your room that represents the 'knife handle' is the strongest point as the heaviest concentration of energy is found here. In contrast, the area that represents the 'cutting edge' is the weakest.
Next, you should arrange for yourself to sit at the 'knife handle' to give you the added advantage of power and authority. During negotiations, make sure that the opposition is seated at the sharp 'cutting edge' so as to weaken the line of resistance. By doing so, you would have superior control within the room and be a dominating force in any discussion or meeting held within.
To avoid being hit by shar chi emitted by the poison arrows shooting out from the protruding corner, you have the option of using a number of feng shui cures. Place a piece of lead cut crystal or a leafy potted plant at the corner to absorb the shar chi. You can also make the protruding corner disappear by using mirrors.
So if your room happens to be knife-shaped, then you are in luck. Just make sure that you position yourself at the area known as the 'knife handle' to give yourself a firm grip on any situation within.