Feng Shui (pronounced “fung shway”) is the ancient Chinese art of bringing the balance between humans and our living environment. Over thousands of years, the Chinese have observed that the places where we live and work have a profound influence on the quality of our lives. They created this intricate system as a way to guide us towards living in a harmonious relationship with Nature. Living in harmony with Nature promotes harmony and balance in our lives. At its deepest level, Feng Shui is a practice of healing, personal growth and transformation. Your home is a mirror of your life and Feng Shui is a way to work with that mirror to promote harmony and flow in your life.
In Chinese, the word feng means 'wind' and shui means 'water'. The term Feng Shui refers to the balance and flow of these two essential elements in your environment. The essence of wind and water is Chi. The concept of chi is one of the main principles of Feng Shui. Chi is the life-force energy that's inside you and all around you in Nature. Movement and flow are the natural qualities of wind and water. There needs to be a balance and flow of 'wind' and 'water' or 'chi' in your home to sustain balance and harmony in your life. In Feng Shui we assess the chi of the home and property and how this affects the chi of all who live there. Then we make adjustments to balance the chi flow, the 'wind' and 'water', to promote balance, harmony, prosperity and good health.
The chi of our living spaces impacts all aspects of our life. This includes our; health, prosperity, reputation, finances, career, marriage, relationships, creativity, travel, benefactors and self-growth. The bagua is a map that shows where each area of our life lives in the space. It’s a cosmic tool that can guide us in bringing balance to the space in a way that will bring balance to the corresponding life areas. Working with the bagua to adjust the Feng Shui can shift patterns that are holding us back which will help us move forward in our life in a healthy way.
My clients have experienced the following benefits:
- growth in income and career opportunities
- better quality sleep
- feeling more calm and peaceful
- improved health and keeping healthy habits
- new love relationships and improved family relations
- increased happiness and well-being
- feeling as if a weight was lifted off of them
- increase of positive energy in their home and life
- …and, instead of avoiding their home because it was so uncomfortable, it felt so good they didn’t want to leave!
Feng Shui was developed in China approximately 3-4,000 years ago. There are many different schools of Feng Shui. They take somewhat different approaches to meet the same end goal of bringing harmony to a living space for the benefit of the occupants.
I practice Black Sect Feng Shui, which is also called Black Sect Tantric Buddhist Feng Shui, BTB, Black Hat or Grandmaster Lin Yun’s Feng Shui School. Black Sect Feng Shui was developed by Grandmaster Lin Yun. It's an innovative approach rooted in tradition yet adapted to support our modern way of living. All my Feng Shui teachers are longtime students of Grandmaster Lin Yun.
Plant Spirit Medicine is an ancient shamanic way of working with plants. There are many different ways, approaches and traditions of receiving healing from plant spirits. I practice a type of Plant Spirit Medicine taught by Eliot Cowan. In this gentle, yet deep healing modality, instead of using the physical plant to treat physical symptoms, I work with the spirits of plants to heal the spirits of people. This type of Plant Spirit Medicine is a hands on approach to healing. What that means is, instead of giving you tinctures or teas, I gently touch you and call on the spirit of my plant friends to come through my hands to help you. The plant spirits have the capacity to bring us back into the flow of Nature so that we may experience a deeper more joyful connection to life.
I took the Plant Spirit Medicine healer training with Eliot Cowan and Alison Gayek in Boulder Creek, California. I graduated in 2008 and was recognized by the Temple of Sacred Fire Healing as a Plant Spirit Medicine Lay Spiritual Healer in 2011. I’m a professional member of the Plant Spirit Medicine Association. I continue my ongoing studies in Plant Spirit Medicine with Eliot Cowan and Alison Gayek by attending clinical trainings.