Sunday, November 11, 2012

Feng Shui for the Festive Season


Want to reduce your holiday stress …

then Ho… Ho… Hold the Clutter!


If the countdown to Christmas turns you into a ticking stress bomb… it is time for you to reevaluate your holiday plan. This year, put stress reduction at the top of your list by incorporating some of the basic principles of feng shui into your festive planning.

I love getting out my holiday decorations. But, before I start unpacking things, I pack away some of my everyday ornaments to ensure that my home does not looked as stuffed as a Christmas turkey. Not only is my home clutter-free; it allows me to display these special items with the reverence and pride they deserve to celebrate the real reason for the season. Christmas, we all need to remind ourselves is not just about presents and Santa!

Feng Shui Bathroom Cures Kit

Stop flushing wealth down the drain!


Toilets are the biggest energy drains in your home but there are several simple things you can do to slow (or stop) the energy flow!

The Fine Art of Intention Feng Shui Bathroom Cures Kit has everything you need to apply feng shui 'cures' for two bathrooms, your kitchen and your laundry room drain, plus an 8-page instruction booklet that explains how (and why) wealth cures can be implemented in your home.

A beautiful red (or gold) organza gift bag contains:
  • Instruction booklet
  • One 30 mm clear crystal
  • Two 3-inch round mirrors
  • Four red drain wraps
  • BONUS: Three Secrets Reinforcements Guide.
A $40 value for just $30 + HST.
Additional 3-inch mirrors are $2.50 each + HST.
(One mirror is required for each toilet in your home.)

Want to know more?

Email or call 1-250-218-4952.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Caring for Your Feng Shui Crystal Balls

An excerpt from The Complete Guide to Feng Shui Crystals.

You have just purchased a couple of multi-faceted crystal balls and you are eager to hang them in your home. What next? It is time for a little housekeeping! Your crystals may need to be cleaned and/or cleared before you hang them, to ensure they are free of dust, fingerprints and energy residue.

A crystal may have predecessor energy attached to it. Just as you would wash fruit before you eat it, your new crystal may need to be attended to before it can begin to work for you.

In addition to cleaning and clearing your crystals when you first obtain them, it is a good idea to clear your crystals after periods of severe stress, loss, or other emotional turmoil. They should also be cleared if you move to a new home/office or when you move them from one location to another.

The difference between 'cleaning' and 'clearing':

  • You 'clean' (or wash) crystals to remove debris you can see.
  • You clear crystals to remove energy residue that you can’t see.
Frequency of cleaning really depends on how dusty your environment is and your personal preference. Obviously, if they look dusty and dirty, they need to be cleaned. Ideally, however, they should be cleaned and cleared three or four times a year. Consider doing this with the changing seasons. It's fall, so this is a good time to give your crystals some T.L.C.

If you are cleaning crystals that you have had hanging for a long time, you may find that the red strings need freshening up, too. If necessary, remove old and dusty strings and discard them before cleaning and clearing. When the cleaning and clearing processes are complete, replace with new strings that are nine inches or multiples of nine inches in length. The right kind (and size) of string is hard to find so please feel free to contact me if you need some.

If you have questions about how to use crystals or other ritual feng shui objects please contact me.

          Terri Perri ~ Certified Feng Shui Consultant & Author
         
(p) 250-218-4952
(e) terri.perrin@faoifengshui.com

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Feng Shui Your Way Back to School!

Enjoy this guest blog post from Gwynne Warner, 10,000 Blessings Feng Shui.
  1. Create a special space for studies that ideally is placed in the Knowledge + Self-Cultivation area of the home, den or student's room. Try to avoid temporary places like the dinner table, in front of the television on the couch or a breakfast nook. Instead, gather "study chi" with a designated area. Make sure that this space is clean, clutter-free, well-lit and well-ventilated.

  2. The study area should absolutely be free of a television and its electromagnetic pollution as well as any clutter as both make it difficult to focus and concentrate.

  3. Make sure the student is seated in the Commanding Position (in the farthest corner from the door, facing the door but not in front of the door) with their back against a solid wall. Don't have the desk facing a wall as you don't want them to be literally and metaphorically "up against a wall" when studying! If there is absolutely no other choice, then place a mirror at eye-level on the wall so you can see behind you and not be startled.

  4. Make sure there aren't any sharp corners or "poison arrows" from cupboards or furniture pointed towards their body or head. Either move the furniture or use trailing plants or fabric to soften the points and edges.

  5. Use red folders, notebooks and binders.

  6. Feng Shui help for passing exams can include placing red paper inside the front and back covers of any book or folder. Then attach 9 small round mirrors on each inside cover placed in any pattern and seal with the Three Secret Reinforcements.

  7. Create a "Fame + Recognition" wall in the Fame area of their bedroom or study area to encourage confidence, self-esteem and hope. Display awards, trophies, art work, photos from performances and so on. Then add some up or down lighting or surround with strings of red lights to activate and encourage more achievements.

  8. Activate the "Knowledge" area of their bedroom with a bright light that's kept turned on until they go to sleep or a globe that lights up.

  9. Create space for the student so energy can flow around them and support them. Clear any excess furniture or belongings; clear excess commitments and avoid over-scheduling so they have down-time to recharge, renew and rejuvenate their life-force. Too many possessions and activities can lead to scattered and exhausted chi.

  10. Activate happy rainbow chi with a round clear faceted Swarovski crystal sphere hung in the window; in the center of the bedroom from the ceiling; over their desk; or in the Knowledge area.
© Gwynne Warner 2012

Gwynne Warner is the founder of 10,000 Blessings Feng Shui, a company devoted to energizing folks to create lives and environments infused with vitality, luck, success and prosperity.

If you want to experience a "10,000 Blessings" lifestyle filled with greater happiness, ease, gratitude and abundance, then go to www.10kblessingsfengshui.com and sign up for her articles, audios and photos designed to thrill and inspire you.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Build Your Business with Intention

Feng Shui expert to speak at Business Association’s Meeting

Terri Perrin, Fine Art of Intention Feng Shui, will be one of two spotlight speakers at the Comox Valley Home-Based and SmallBusiness Association’s meeting on Thursday, September 6th at the Westerly Hotel and Convention Center. The meeting starts with casual networking at 6:00 p.m. The formal meeting begins at 6:30.

As both a feng shui consultant and professional writer, Perrin brings a unique perspective on how to build your home-based or small business. This 20-minute presentation will be a combination of her experience in modern-day communications strategies with centuries old feng shui wisdom.

In this information-packed ‘fast feng shui’ lecture Perrin will explain the basic principles of feng shui—a 4,000-year-old tradition of recognizing how the energy of your living/working space affects your personal energy and productivity. She will provide insight into the best arrangement of office furniture for putting you ‘in command’ of your career and business. Most importantly, she will teach you how to set powerful intentions for positive change, increased prosperity, and a higher level of professionalism.

“The school of feng shui that I practice and teach is easy to understand because it has been adapted to suit North American culture,” explains Perrin. “I combine this ancient knowledge with marketing tips, and business savvy, and promise this presentation will inspire you to view your business … and your attitude about your work … in a whole new way.”

For more information about Fine Art of Intention Feng Shui call 250-218-4952 or visit www.FineArtofIntention.com

For more information on the Comox Valley Home-Based and Small Business Association visit www.cvhbba.com.

ABOUT TERRI PERRIN

Terri Perrin began studying feng shui in 2006 and earned her feng shui practitioner certification from Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta, in 2008. She moved to Vancouver Island and launched Fine Art of Intention Feng Shui in the Comox Valley in 2009. Her efforts to market and build her business earned her the Comox Valley Home-Based Business Association’s 2010 New Business Award and the 2011 Business of the Year Award. Perrin published her first Feng Shui book, The Complete Guide to Feng Shui Crystals in 2011.

Perrin has also worked in media and communications since 1977 and has been a member of the Professional Writers’ Association of Canada since 1984. Her work has appeared in magazines, newspapers and Internet-based publications throughout North America. In addition to operating her home-based feng shui consulting business, Perrin is also employed as the marketing and communications coordinator for the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Feng Shui: Male or Female?

Enjoy this guest blog post from International Feng Shui expert, author, teacher and TV personality, Carol Hyder.

It’s a woman’s world when it comes to Feng Shui. Or is it? According to Chinese ideology, the male and female aspects are balanced and cooperative. If you simply look at the tai chi symbol, you will see there are equal parts black [dark] and white [light], yin and yang, heaven and earth, male and female. And yet, women seem to reign when it comes to Feng Shui considerations.

Although women take the lead, there are some important male factors that need to be included in order for good Feng Shui to settle in. Generally, Feng Shui derives its principles from nature (female) but there are also some man-made principles (male) that need to be integrated as well. The ideal is to have some of both—-a balance between the two—which will then result in a balance in the Feng Shui of the home.

Here are some typical suggestions identified as male or female to help you determine if your space has a reflection of both. . . . .

The following reflect a female approach:

1. Curvy paths in the garden and on the sidewalk approaching the front door.
2. Asymmetrical shapes for furniture and artwork.
3. Soft, tactile and inviting bedroom.
4. Round tables for cooperation and conversation.
5. Colors that speak to the soul.
6. Sentimental items and tokens.

The following principles use a male approach:

1. Straight rows for fences and shrubs.
2. Symmetrical shapes for nightstands and furniture (balance and equality).
3. Efficiency and clarity in the office.
4. A place to call one’s own.
5. Colors that speak to productivity.
6. Cleared horizontal surfaces

Look around and see how your space shapes up—-Mostly male? Mostly female? You want both.

Carol Hyder operates the highly successful Wind & Water School of Feng Shui:

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Smell that Good Chi!


Utilizing Aromas

to Bring Happiness

Through

Feng Shui


This guest blog post is reprinted with the permission of feng shui consultant & author Marina Lighthouse.

When looking at Feng Shui, we look at the tangible and the intangible elements. While skeptics often have difficulty believing in the unseen, we all know that these factors affect our senses constantly. Sound is unseen, as is the subject of our newsletter: Scent.

Scent continuously tells us, through attraction and repulsion, how to navigate safely through our environment. We are repulsed by foul odors and drawn to sweet aromas. When we are placed in man-made environments where natural aromas are absent, we become disconnected from nature, unbalanced and out of sync. With pleasant fragrances, even using a scant amount can make a huge difference for the better. This holds true whether it is food, flowers or an association of a particular scent with an event or person. We all know the smell of our loved ones.

Essential oils such as orange, lemon or tea tree have been used for thousands of years. A potpourri of rose, lavender or sandalwood can often add a touch of nature to an otherwise synthetic environment.

Aromatic foods with spices or herbs wafting in from the kitchen can stir anyone and can be particularly useful with the elderly or the infirm to awaken their appetites. In real estate, nothing makes a house feel more like a home than preparing fresh baked cookies before potential buyers arrive, subliminally bringing the message of warmth and welcome.

You may find yourself in a situation where a temporary feng shui adjustment is needed. If staying in a hotel room, an easy and quick remedy would be to bring in some fresh fruit or flowers. Not only will it personalize and beautify the room, but it will also bring a subtle aroma to the space. Sometimes, by repeating a small, quiet action like adjusting the scent, you can create as much effect on the Feng Shui as a huge adjustment.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Why the Toilet is Called a ‘Throne’


Feng shui expert to explain the trouble with toilets – according to the principles of feng shui

Ladies and gentlemen … effective immediately, the new rule in your household should be: the toilet seat AND the lid must be left in the down position. Always! According to feng shui expert and author, Terri Perrin, Fine Art of Intention Feng Shui, a yawning toilet presents an open invitation for your wealth energy or chi to head for the sewers.

“The bathroom can be your home's biggest energy drain,” explains feng shui consultant and author, Terri Perrin. “While some people may tell you that toilets are 'bad' feng shui, that's not true! For obvious reasons, toilets are recognized as essential. It is the location of the toilet in the home, not the toilet itself, which is a concern. So much emphasis is put on the toilet because it is the king of all energy drains in our home, representing 60 per cent or more of wastewater flow… Another good reason to call it a ‘Throne!’ Rather that label the toilet as a bad thing, I consider its location in the home and teach people how to apply simple feng shui cures to ensure that only waste, not wealth, goes down the drain.”

Perrin, will be giving a free 20-minute talk addressing The Trouble with Toilets According to the Principles of Feng Shui at 12:45 p.m. on Sunday, April 15 at the Comox Band Hall. Her presentation is one of several being given between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the 2nd Annual Spring Spirit Fair. Admission to the event is $5, but there is no extra cost to attend Perrin’s, or other presenters, talks. Copies of Perrin’s book, The Complete Guide to Feng Shui Crystals, will also be available. Her book can also be purchased at Blue Heron Books, Winds of Change or on Amazon.ca.

Anyone interested in learning more about feng shui – the ancient art of placement – is invited to drop by the Fine Art of Intention Feng Shui booth at the Spirit Fair on Sunday, April 15th.

For more information on feng shui visit www.FAOIFengShui.com, find FAOIFengShui on Facebook, or call 250-218-4952. To learn more about the Spirit Fair, visit www.mysticvancouverisland.com.

About Terri Perrin and Fine Art of Intention© Feng Shui                        www.FAOIFengShui.com

Terri Perrin, Comox, BC, began studying feng shui in 2006. She received her Feng Shui Practitioner certificate form Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB, in 2009. She launched Fine Art of Intention© Feng Shui shortly after moving to Vancouver Island later that year. Committed to continual learning, in 2010 Perrin became a student and disciple of the late His Holiness Professor Lin Yun, founder of the Black Sect Tantric Buddhist Feng Shui School. She has also received advanced training from David Daniel Kennedy and Karen Rauch Carter. In the past three years, Perrin has delivered interactive and inspiring workshops, and performed consultations across Vancouver Island. An accomplished professional freelance writer, Perrin released her first feng shui book -- The Complete Guide to Feng Shui Crystals in January 2011. Her efforts to promote her business earned her the Comox Valley Home-Based Business Association 2010 New Business of the Year Award and 2011 Business of the Year Award.
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Historical Roots of Feng Shui

Few cities around the world can match the stunning skyline of Hong Kong. Architecture there is a big deal, and so is the 3,000 year old Chinese practice of Feng Shui.  Few skyscrapers are constructed without the advice of a Feng Shui master, and Raymond Lo is one of a handful of “grand” masters...

Learn more about architecture in Hong Kong by watching this great video from the Religion & Ethics News Weekly:
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/episodes/january-20-2012/feng-shui/10118/

Friday, March 2, 2012

Doors: The Feng Shui 'Mouth of Chi'

According to the basic principles of feng shui, your front door is the 'Mouth of Chi'... where energy (or Chi) enters your home.

Have YOU looked ... I mean really LOOKED... at your front door lately? 

Is your front door in good repair and is it  warm and welcoming? 

Do you still have Christmas decorations up, even though it is almost spring?

As a professional member of the International Feng Shui Guild, I am privileged to be able to provide articles for the Guild's monthly e-newsletter. The most recent issue of this newsletter focuses on doors and features articles on:
  • Feng shui for your front door, written by Carol Olmstead.
  • Feng shui and door knobs, by Donna Stellhorn, and
  • How you can open doors of opportunity for your business with feng shui, written by me, Terri Perrin!
To learn more about the importance of your front door, according to the principles of feng shui, read the full newsletter and let opportunities start knocking in your life!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Happy Birthday to All Dogs!

Chinese New Year Day 2. On the second day of this two week celebration the Chinese pray to their ancestors and are extra kind to their dogs because it is believed that this day is the birthday of all dogs.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Wise Words About NOT Jumping to Conclusions

Sunday, January 1, 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Here's a Feng Shui cartoon to help you ring in the New Year with a smile! :)