Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Honouring the Red Envelope Tradition

When paying for your Feng Shui consultation I request that my clients honour the age-old ritual of enclosing your payment in red envelopes.
Here’s why:

Those who practice and teach Black Sect Tantric Buddhist (BTB) Feng Shui respectfully follow the red envelope ritual as taught by Professor Lin Yun, founder of BTB Feng Shui. When your Feng Shui Consultant provides cures and guidance, he or she is sharing sacred knowledge, energy and divine wisdom beyond worldly scope with you. The red envelope ritual is believed to serve two purposes:

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Feng Shui for Every Body

If your gastrointestinal system is affected by specific foods, then it only makes sense to make different food choices. But did you know that just as a gluten-free diet may be the answer to your health woes, understanding the energy of your environment could also improve your health? Really!

The practice of feng shui recognizes that whatever is closest to you has the most affect on your mental and physical health. Consider that everything around you gives off energy vibrations. Whether this is negative or positive energy is often your choice.

Friday, July 8, 2011

A Historical Look at Leaded Crystal

Is it leaded crystal .... or plain glass?
Following is an excerpt from my new book: The Complete Guide to Feng Shui Crystals.

Think leaded crystal is something new? Think again! References to the use of lead oxide additives to make crystal-type products appear in records from the ancient city of Mesopotamia and date back to 500 BC.

Fast forward to the 1600s ... to George Ravenscroft, an English businessman in the glass making trade known for his work in developing clear leaded crystal glass (flint glass). He was the first to perfect the production of crystal glassware on an industrial scale.
 
What is the difference between leaded and non-leaded crystal?

Leaded crystal sparkles more because the addition of lead oxide increases the refractive index. Their clarity, combined with the multi-faceted design, makes them exceptionally brilliant.

Today, Swarovski is one of the world leaders in precision-cut crystal. The Austrian company, which has remained fully independent since 1895, employs 26,000 people and maintains a presence in more than 120 countries worldwide.

Swarovski crystal spheres:

• Are considered to be the finest quality leaded crystal made today;
• Are optically very pure because they contain a minimum of 32 per cent lead;
• Are faceted (cut) with tremendous precision to create beautiful prisms;
• Come in an array of colors or clear dazzling beauty;
• Are prized throughout the world because of their brilliance and exceptional quality.

Want to know more about leaded crystal spheres as feng shui cures?
Check out The Complete Guide to Feng Shui Crystals, now available on Amazon.ca.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Think Positive ... BE Prosperous!

Use feng shui to get that promotion!

I decided on the name Fine Art of Intention™ for my feng shui consulting business because, when practicing this ancient art, intention is everything! Well, not quite everything but at least 70 per cent of it!

When you implement feng shui to cause an energy shift it is not enough to simply paint a wall red, hang a crystal and expect a dramatic change in your life. You have to do the work. And you have to ask the Universe for what you want. According to the principles of BTB Feng Shui hen making changes to alter the energy of your environment, only 30 per cent of the feng shui results will come from the physical adjustment, enhancement or cure. The remaining 70 per cent comes from setting your intentions.

A New View on Feng Shui Consultations

David D. Kennedy - Author, teacher and feng shui expert
I recently had the privilege of experiencing David Daniel Kennedy's two-day workshop on 'Mastering the Feng Shui Consultation.' The event was held June 25/26, 2011 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and I was one of five people who 'attended' via live web-cast. Thank you to Maureen Johnson at Feng Shui Market & Publishing for setting up this event and linking us live via the Internet! This is the second workshop I have taken with David and I am proud to have him as one of my teachers.

David Daniel Kennedy is one of America’s best-known experts in Black Sect Tantric Buddhist (BTB) Feng Shui, the ancient art of balance and harmony. He is also an internationally recognized teacher and speaker, and has shared his unique and entertaining approach to transformation in hundreds of lectures and workshops across the United States, and in his popular Feng Shui books, audios, and video programs. (He is best-known for his best-selling book 'Feng Shui for Dummies.')

David is a great teacher and I simply can not begin to explain how his leadership and expertise will help me transform my own feng shui consultation process, as well as how I present information in workshops. If you ever have an opportunity to hear him speak .... take it! 

As a result of this advanced teaching I received, I will be redesigning all of my consultation materials in the coming weeks and look forward to sharing my new-found knowledge with new (and existing) clients this fall.

Thank you for giving me a new (and much better) view on feng shui consultations, David!