Monday, May 30, 2011

Now on Amazon.ca!

I am pleased to report that my book, The Complete Guide to Feng Shui Crystals is now available on Amazon.ca!

Dawn Hankins, who was one of my teachers in the Feng Shui Certification Program at Mount Royal University, has also written a feng shui book and has recently posted  it on Amazon, too. Check out The Forces Behind Feng Shui: A Companion to Energize Your Life at Amazon.ca.

You can help us raise the profiles of both of these books by logging on to Amazon.ca, checking out our book pages, and click 'LIKE'.

If you have read either of our books and you enjoyed it, it would awesome if you could say a few kind words about it in a review.

And, of course, it REALLY helps if you order books, too! :)

Friday, May 27, 2011

Be a Feng Shui Fashionista!

Here is some great insight on how colour affects our moods ... from Portland, Oregon-based guest blogger and Feng Shui expert Gwynne Warner 10,000 Blessings Feng Shui:

Gwynne says: Color has an extraordinary effect on our energy and emotions. Intentionally choosing the color of what you wear can be an easy way to attract auspicious chi and adjust or balance your own personal energy.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Seven Steps to Set Powererful Intentions

Here’s a feng shui method to supercharge your intentions:

STEP ONE: Use a new red pen, not a computer, typewriter, smart phone or tablet to write down your goals.  The colour red is recommended because it is considered to be a powerful energy enhancer. As you write, visualize the positive outcome that you desire. Do not cloud your thoughts with the ‘what if’ challenges of change. Think ‘what next?’ Think – and write – positive!

Once done, place the sheet of paper in a red envelope or a silver box. Can’t find a silver box? Make an envelope out of tin foil.

STEP TWO: Now you need to learn about the BTB Feng Shui Bagua map. To apply the bagua (pronounced bah-gwa) over your entire home, a single room or even an office cubicle simply divide the floor plan into nine equal-sized squares. These nine areas are called 'guas' and they represent different aspects of your life, as defined by their names, listed below.
STEP THREE: Picture yourself standing at your front door (or the main entrance to a room) and look to the TOP LEFT HAND SQUARE and, working across, write in the following names in each square EXACTLY as listed below:


Prosperity & Wealth                 Fame & Reputation            Love & Relationships


Family                                     Health                              Children & Creativity


Skills & Knowledge                   Career & Life Path             Helpful People & Travel
___________________________________________________________________________
(This line is the 'wall' that holds the front door/main entrance & align the words as above.)


Note: The bagua map is always positioned so that the Career gua is on the wall that holds the main entrance to space. (Note that the actual entrance can be in any of the bottom three sections.)

STEP FOUR: If you used a red envelope, put it underneath or beside a plant (to multiply its strength) and place it in the Fame, Career, Knowledge or Helpful People area of the bagua map. (Choose whatever area you want to work on the most.)

If you used a silver box, place it in the Helpful People sector. The colour for this sector is grey/silver and the Natural Element is metal. That’s why a silver box is used.

STEP FIVE: Leave the envelope (or box) untouched for nine weeks.

STEP SIX: Forget about the envelope or box and focus your attention on your intention. Visualize the result happening step by step, including the beginning, middle and end. Invoke the five senses to make it real. Don't focus on all the difficult challenges to achieve your goal, then that’s what you manifest – more challenges.

STEP SEVEN: After nine weeks, retrieve your intention list from its box or envelope and review it. You may not always receive exactly what you asked for … but you can expect things to have changed. If nothing has happened you have to ask: ‘Did I really do the work?’
Terri Perrin is a certified feng shui practitioner, author and motivational speaker based on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Contact her at: terri.perrin@faoifengshui.com

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Feng Shui & Your Pets

Enjoy this guest blog post from International Feng Shui expert and author of the book Wind & Water ~ Your Personal Feng Shui Journey, Carole E. Hyder.

The Feng Shui of your home can help your pets and in return, your pets can help your Feng Shui. The good Feng Shui you provide your pets will assure them of a safe place to sleep, as well as a clean and quiet spot to eat. Since pets know how to read energy, you can also provide them a balanced environment by your keeping clutter under control.

Likewise, your pets can benefit the Feng Shui of your space by their presence, where they hang out, where you feed them, and where they sleep.  Depending on the kind of pet, they might be able to bring about specific results.

1.  In Feng Shui, the flow of water is synonymous with the flow of money.  Having an aquarium in which the fish maintain a continuous movement can be a symbolic reminder of money coming into your life.

2.  A pair of birds can be your metaphor for drawing in a partner.

3.  A gerbil running on their track may provide you the impetus to get on your own fast-track in your career.

4.  A puppy will definitely get you out of your rut if your life feels bland.

5.  Even a cat that seems to sleep all day can remind you to get centered and slow down.

Monday, May 9, 2011

2011 'Business of the Year' Award Winner!

(Left) Carolyn West Price Touhey, SmartBiz Strategy, presents Terri Perrin with award. PHOTO BY Seadance Photography
Thursday, May 5, 2011, Fine Art of Intention Feng Shui was presented with the Comox Valley Home-Based Business Association's 'Business of the Year' Award.

"The CVHBBA Business of the Year Award is designed to acknowledge an HBBA member who has demonstrated exemplary effort in their business or in their industry, leadership in this Association and involvement in our community," said the 2010 award recipient and award presenter, Carolyn West-Price Touhey, SmartBiz Strategy.

"In the two years since launching Fine Art of Intention Feng Shui Terri Perrin has delivered interactive and inspirational workshops to audiences from Campbell River to Victoria, BC and in Calgary, Alberta," added West-Price Touhey. "A freelance writer, as well as certified feng shui pracitioner, she was been well published in the local and national media and is effectively using Internet-based communications to market her products and services.

"This year, Terri took her writing to a different level," adds West-Price Touhey. "In January 2011, Terri published her first feng shui book, The Complete Guide to Feng Shui Crystals. She worked with a network of International resources to deliver an accurate and informative manuscript. She also chose to work with another CVHBBA member, photographer Lisa Graham, Seadance Photography and graphic designer Lenore Lowe, Imago Creative, to create a first-class ‘made in the Comox Valley’ product that is now selling in North America.
 
"Terri makes it all look so simple and easy, despite her very full plate, and she does it all with such grace," concluded West-Price Touhey. "Her creativity, professionalism, and sincere desire to make a difference are evident in all she does, and it was truly my pleasure to present Terri Perrin the 2011 CVHBBA Business of the Year award."