Feng Shui is...
Feng Shui can best be described as a feeling: happiness, success, welcome, support, comfort, safety, well-being.
As certified Feng Shui professionals, cofounder Steve Kodad and I are asked time and time again, "Is my space Feng Shui?" (often as a party trick) and the answer is not as simple as looking at the aesthetics. A space can be the most beautiful in the world, but ultimately what's important is how does it make you feel on an intrinsic level? Does it support you, your lifestyle, your goals, and is it a reflection of your best self? Are you operating on all cylinders?
Often, we hear, "I feel stuck, lost, uninspired, a lack of focus, misunderstood" and that's more of an indication that some Feng Shui work needs to be done than anything visual. There are however visual indications that occupants might be struggling in certain life areas: clutter, items in disrepair, unbalance and disharmony in decor to name a few.
Feng Shui is said to be a 5,000-year-old practice, with recorded roots as far back as the ancient text in the I Ching (Book of Changes). It is an art and a science, a practice not a religion, and based on the relationships of 5 earthly elements (fire, earth, metal, water, wood) and the ancient study of the relationship between Yin and Yang.
The science aspect comes into play with many studies that still explored in modern times: topography, geomancy, environmental, light energy particles, reflection and refraction, vibrational energy, dowsing, psychology, and westernized Feng Shui continues with recognition of modern electronics, electro-magnetic fields, building materials, and the power of intention.
The art is an appreciation of architecture, colors, shapes, textures, symbolism and personalization. Feng Shui will help make this world a more beautiful place for those who practice it, and it all starts at home or in the workplace.
Certified professional consultants make recommendations that are personalized to each space and individual, with the intention to attune an occupant's energy (referred to as chi, ch'i or qi) with his/her surrounding chi and with heavenly, divine, universal chi.
Chi is defined as "life force energy or breath of life" and it is the medium through which practitioners work. Light is a key manifestation of energy and the flow of water and air is also highly regarded. As professionals we are evaluating the flow of chi, lack of chi or overabundance. We can direct and manipulate optimal energy flow using remedies (referred to as cures). Many of these cures are ancient in origin.
Steve and I primarily practice the oldest school, Form School (based on the observation of land topography and its relationship with man and the universe) and we also practice BTB Feng Shui, also known as Black Hat Sect/ Tantric Buddhism Feng Shui, which takes into consideration ancient and modern rituals that have roots not only in Chinese teachings, shamanism, crystals, and through use of intention can empower modern decor, shapes, color, and mechanisms.
The practice of Feng Shui is interlinked with architectural design, and architects are highly regarded as it is their intent that chooses the “mouth of chi” or the front entryway door. It is our goal as practitioners to ensure that energy is not only welcomed, but attracted, unobstructed and controlled.
One of the first questions we ask ourselves as professional consultants is, “Do I feel welcomed?”
Are you interested in obtaining a consultation from one of our graduates, or perhaps you might desire a deeper understanding of this practice for yourself? Perhaps you’re even wishing to join the us as a Certified Intrinsic Feng Shui Professional consultant?
Contact either myself or Steve to begin your journey and live your life; intrinsically Feng Shui.
Cofounder of the Intrinsic School of Feng Shui
About the Intrinsic School of Feng Shui:
We’re a school founded on Form School principles and modern applications, in all aspects of life: from home to business to professional and personal marketing. We focus on intention and manipulating seen and unseen energy to be able to manifest and thrive from the benefits of Feng Shui.
Our lives are intrinsically Feng Shui by design.
Lisa and Steve are Red-Ribbon-Level Members of International Feng Shui Guild
Certified Feng Shui Professionals
Certified Feng Shui Stagers
Lisa is CEO of Cloud 9 Feng Shui, LLC
Steve is CEO of the Feng Shui Cure