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!
Ancient practice helps people integrate wellness and direction. by Michael Power
Still single at 34?
You might try displaying a statue of a blue rat in the north sector of your bedroom.
Feeling tired or can’t shake an illness? Changing your sleep direction may be just the thing. That’s according to feng shui (pronounced fung shway), an ancient Chinese practice that puts emphasis on arrangement of space to get harmony with your environment. Feng Shui translates from Chinese to wind and water.
Although the system originated in China, it is practiced today throughout Asia, as well as other part of the world’. Which animal you display to attract a mate depends on the year you were born. For example, those born in the year of the boar, such as 1971, should display a rat.
“As for that illness that’s bothering you, sleeping in a way that corresponds to your ‘auspicious direction’ can help improve health and fight fatigue,” said Dee Johl, co-owner of World of Feng Shui, a store that opened in Vaughan in May. Getting your sleep direction right can also improve other areas of your life, she noted.
“Another way to use feng shui to deal with illness is putting a small urn-like object-called a wu lou – beside your bed,” Ms Johl said. “The wu lou is shaped like a gound and its length represents longevity and health. The notion behind the practice is the wu lou traps and dissolves whatever is ailing you.”
Ms Johl and her business partner, Dolly Sidhu, also perform feng shui consultancy.The pair goes to your home and suggests changes to improve your health, wealth, personal growth and family relations. The partners insist that feng shui is about more than just re-arranging furniture.And it isn’t religious or spiritual.
“It’s the art of living and you can see and feel the difference,” Ms Johl said. “For example, placing your bed under a beam can release energy that can negatively affect your health. The same goes for sleeping under a slanted ceiling or with your head toward, the window or feet toward the door.”
“Also, where health is concerned, don’t put water features or live plants in your bedroom. It’s also important for those interested in the practice to remember not to try to change too much at once. Incorporating principles step-by-step makes the process easier.”
Still finding yourself lacking faith in feng shui? The pair’s advice is to learn more before giving the practice short shrift. Their store has many books related to the practice. “You have to experience it in order to put a stamp on it and say yes, it works,” she said.