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Fengshui for Life and Business

Balancing the Flow of Energy in Your Immediate Environment to Achieve Harmony

By: Vadim Kotelnikov

Founder, Ten3 Business e-Coach Inspiration, Achievement, Innovation and Happiness unlimited!

 

"It is the art and science of placement with the intention of achieving balance and harmony in the environment."

~ Holly Tashian

 

 

Fengshui Tips

If you want to ensure Business Growth1

  • Ensure the main entrance faces an open area.

  • Mirrors should reflect auspicious symbols, such as the cash register. They should never be situated in a position such that they reflect bathrooms or staircases.

  • Place I Ching coins near cash registers, invoice books or at any location where money is collected.

  • Hang a lucky bell on your front door

  • Place a water feature at the southeast corner of the office.

  • Ensure that the head of the company never sit with his back facing the window or the door, but against a solid wall.

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Fengshui Tips

If you are sourcing a new location for your company premises1

  • Choose a location that faces open land. It is considered auspicious.

  • Avoid a location that is exposed to the elements, like wind (on top of a hill) and water (at the beachfront).

  • Avoid a location with large monuments and sculptures in the immediate vicinity. There may be hide hidden dangers.

  • Choose to occupy a position among varying roof heights. The difference in height gives an impression of wavy lines, which symbolize water, an icon of good fortune.

  • Take into consideration previous tenants. If past businesses in the area have been known to fail, it may be best to consider an alternative location.

 

Fengshui Tips

Feng Shui and Five Basic Elements

  • Metal. Metal can be found in many forms. Silver, Gold, Copper, and Bronze are just a few of the Metal Element. You can also be creative when using this element; you could use a brass Kwan yin, three-legged toad or a nice Dragon. When choosing an element try to look at the shape, don't use sharp points or unattractive objects just because they have the element you need, Feng Shui is about creating a harmony and balance and it should look attractive in the environment... More

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What is Fengshui?

Fengshui (also Feng Shui) teaches us how to create harmony and balance around us.

The Power of Balance

 

Fengsgui is a 5,000 year old tradition which comes to us from China. It teaches us that we can decorate our homes and offices in ways that enhance our own personal energies of Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, or Wood. The purpose of Feng Shui is to balance the flow of energy in your immediate environment to promote harmony, happiness, and success in your life and business.

Feng Shui is a method of relating or connecting your physical surroundings with specific aspects of life. It works through your unconscious response to what you see and experience in any given environment. Feng Shui, which translates into wind and water, provides easy, creative and fun ways to design your environment to benefit your love, life, health, knowledge, family relationships, career, and finances.

In ancient China, the Feng Shui master was a spiritual master as well. He studied the forces of nature, the direction and force of the wind and water, the surrounding elements, the qualities of yin and yang, the seasons, the earth energies, the quality of the land, the building materials, and the direction of the building in order to maximize the vital energy or Ch'i of the dwelling. Each factor was crucial in building an auspicious place to live, worship or work.

There are over 72 factors which are considered in doing a Feng Shui analysis. The major categories are: Site – Building Exterior – Building Interior – Person – Cosmic.

The guide/road map used is called the ba-gua, pa-kua, or nine palaces. Color, shape, light, placement, and elements (water, wood, fire, earth, metal) are some of the tools used in balancing your environment. These tools are used to create the best environment for the individual(s) in that particular structure. (residental/commercial)3

The Feng Shui and Tao

By Dina, Feng Shui Tao

Tao is the connectedness of all things. It is the thread that brings togetherness to all things.

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Tao is essential to Feng Shui in that it helps bind together the elements, colors, senses, and chi (energy). Balance is the legacy that Tao leaves behind.

For example, if you have ever been in someone’s home and something feels misplaced (such as the position of a plant, the color of the carpeting, or the art on the wall) this is the feeling of being “out” of Tao. If on the other hand you walk into a place and you feel at home and sense that the space feels peaceful, this is being “in” Tao.

Imagine Tao as a circle and all the pieces that fit into it are of equal importance because they create a complete circle. There are many ways to recognize that a person is out of touch with the Tao in their living or working space – Clutter, un-cleanliness, lack of photographs of family & friends, no living things that need care to survive, no books, and few or no accessories – are just a few of the clues. As you will see, too much or too little of something creates imbalance.

If there is an abundance or lack of things, this may signify a possible problem area in one’s living or working space and in one’s lives. An example of this would be a bundle of clothes next to the bed, is often a sign of desiring to escape or change. If there are few or no items in a room, chances are that person has trouble connecting to certain parts of their life.

It is amazing how one’s home or workspace is like a treasure map offering clues to what may be going on internally. The atmosphere that surrounds them daily truly gives messages, as to where there may be particular imbalances in one’s life. Good, strong, positive Tao is essential for positive Feng Shui and once balance is attained it will be very recognizable for all who visit, live, or work in that space.

Take the time to think and search your own living and/or working spaces and to feel where you might observe a lack of balance. Try to see what changes may need to be made in order to restore a harmonious balance between all aspects of your space and your life and you will see the difference it can make!

Fengshui for Business

While all areas of your home and office are equally important to bring harmony and life enhancement, your desk and its placement is significant for creativity in business affairs. Whether your desk helps you run a publicly-traded corporation, a home based business, or if it is just the place where you manage your personal finances, your desk is the most important symbol for financial success.2

 Case in Point  World of Fortune, Singapore

Even multinational corporations (MNCs) are now turning to fengshui as a solution for better business. You would assume that today's science and technology age would have rendered traditional beliefs obsolete long ago. But this ancient art is still surviving, and even thriving, in the modern world. According to Mr Sean Lui1, a fengshui consultant from World of Fortune, geomancy is catching on in popularity among the younger generation. Believers in the art are no longer small-time businessmen, and include the heads of MNCs and international businesses.

In Singapore, where Mr Lui is based, MNCs make up about 35% of Mr Lui's clientele, which includes businesses from the region, such as Indonesia. All businesses have mostly the same requests when they approach Mr Lui. Often, they want to see an increase in sales revenue and their staff to work harmoniously together. Said Mr Lui: “Fengshui solutions include re-situating the sales department to the office area with the greatest wealth potential, and shifting the accounts section to the northernmost, or most protected, office space.” According to Mr Lui, it takes about six months for the effects of a fengshui consultation to show. He said: "Some skeptics may not believe that it really works. But fengshui is an ancient art, so there has got to be some truth in it. Keep an open mind.”

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References:

  1. "Fengshui for Business," intouch, Citibank, Singapore

  2. "Desk Fengshui," Jamilin.com

  3. "Feng Shui USA Dragon Says..." Janice Lynn Hunt

  4. Mental Fengshui: 21 Rules