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.

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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

For more information on the Comox Valley Home-Based and Small Business Association visit


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.