A Story Relating to Feng Shui

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demolished-buildingI read the Chinese news online today. Here is a story may be interesting to you.

The Governor who blew up a Five Star Hotel has been removed from his position.

The mayer of Huai Hai (淮海)City, An Hei (安徽)Province has lost his job recently. The reason related to the demolishment of a five star hotel.

In March this year, there was a new construction building along the lake on the south side of the government building in Huai Hai.  The building was built about ten levels high, it meant to be a five star hotel, called Lake Side International Hotel. The building crashed down in a huge explosion.

The construction was approved by previous government, and was listed as one of the main land mark projects of the city. To cut the long story short, the mayor Fang Xi Ping (方西屏)of the city was told that the hotel has blocked the feng shui of the government house. The mayor then used his power to order people to bring down this building. It has caused tens of millions of Yan loss for the investors.

House Feng Shui and Health

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house-1No one denies that health is the most important thing in our life.

Recently, I have done a few cases where the family have health problems or child allergies. I found these houses have some common problems.

From Chinese traditional feng shui, every different direction represents the status of different family member. If the environment or interior layout has problems or disharmony, it reflects the person’s health, fortune, and luck. From a person’s Bazi (year, month, day and time of birth), we can detect a person’s health. A feng shui expert can define the problem and provide practical solutions to improve the situation.

The common issues I have found from the houses with health problems are the house often have strong Yin  (阴) energy. There are a few different causes:

1. the house is too close to other houses, no natural sun light;

2. the house is surrounded by trees; the trees block the light;

3. the owner of the house have habit of closing the blind, shutters or curtains to keep the house dark.

If the house does not get enough sunlight, the Yin (阴) energy will accumulate, it is bad for health.

To improve the situation, we should open the shutters, blind and curtains in day time to let the sun light in the house. Children should sleep in a room with ample sunlight in daytime.

If the house is surrounded by tall buildings, have very little natural light, we should create ceiling windows to let light in.

Trees should be trimed or cut back to let sunlight in. The main entrance of the house should never be blocked by trees. The main door of the house should be able to receive sunlight in day time. Morning sun or afternoon sun are both fine.

Make sure the house has enough Yang (阳) energy. This is the first step of feng shui for good health.

Feng Shui and Time Management

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TimeTime is our most precious resource.  We  often hear   ‘time goes too fast’ in conversations. The fact is, time doesn’t go any faster than it should. The speed of time is constant. It moves from seconds to minutes, from minutes to hours, from hours to days, from days to months, from months to years, from one year to another . We all have 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year.

Why do we often think that time goes too fast? It is because we are trying to accomplish too many things at a time, our crowded lifestyles make us feel there is no time for anything. How we manage our time makes a difference to our life.

Feng shui is about energy flows in the place which relates to you. Time management is the input from you. If you improve the feng shui in your working and living spaces, time management can be improved easily. Assume we all sleep 8 hours, work 8 hours, and have 8 hours free time per day. Making this 8 hours more productive and meaningful and enjoyable can make time more valuable to you.

Here are some feng shui tips to help you improve your time management:

1. Use your spare time to clean up the house and office, remove the clutter, and put everything in good order. This will provide a clean platform for you to do things.

2. Put some green plants or flowers in your living room and office. It brings fresh growth energy to your place.

3. Hang a clock on a wall. It reminds you about the time.

4. Look into your life, sort out the priorities, and set time aside for them.

5. After you have done the things you have to do, you can then develop your interests. Set up a goal, and spend certain time per day to achieve it. There is no need to overly ambitious. If you try to do many things in a short time, it will not be as efficient as just doing one thing.  Saying or feeling ‘time goes too fast’ does not move us to anywhere.

Above all, make sure you have enough time to rest. There are always bright days ahead.

Building your Brand

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BrandyouMy good friend Scarlett Vespa is a personal Brand Expert.  She is running a workshop in Sydney on the 8th august 2014.

Scarlett and her expert team offer a package for those who need to create a brand to launch their business.

The one day workshop includes: personal branding and media training, styling, professional hair & make up, a video and photo shoot, social media training and the creation of a website outlining your business. The workshop also includes an overnight stay at The Pullman Hotel Sydney.

The event includes an address by well known keynote speaker Sam Cawthorn.

I will be a guest speaker for the evening.

If you are interested, here is the link to the details.

 

A Feng Shui interview with ABC TV

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Mina&TraceyKirklandMina was interviewed by ABC TV about the Property developments in Australia for Chinese investors. In the program, she talked about the feng shui input for the architectural design to meet the Asian market.

The picture is Mina and ABC reporter Tracey Kirkland.

Here is the link for the show:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-24/feng-shui-friendly-developers-designing-real/5547794

My trip to China — 韶山 (Shao Shan)

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Mao's birthplaceDuring this trip, a special event has brought me to 湖南 Hu Nan Province. 长沙 Chang Sha is the capital of the province. When we were their, we organised a trip to 韶山 (Shao Shan). Shao Shan is the birth place of Chairman Mao (Mao Zhe Dong), the founder of People’s Republic of China. Because of him, Shao Shan has become one of the famours attractions in Fu Nan Province.

I was curious to find out the feng shui of Chairman Mao’s birth place. It was about one and a half hour drive from Chang Sha. During the journey, I observed the environment very closely, and found some interesting facts.

1. From the map, the shape of 韶山 is a mirror image of the shape of China.

2. Chairman Mao ‘s birthplace is at 韶源 (Shao Yuan). The location of Shao Yuan from Shao Shan map is identical to the position of BeiJing on China map. (mirror image)

3. Shao Shan is supported by one of the 72 mountains – Shao Feng.

4. Shao Shan is nourished by the famous river-xiang jian.

5. Chairman Mao’s childhood home is sitting south, facing north. There are two ponds in front of the house. The bigger pond was the one where Chairman Mao learned swimming. The smaller pond was used to water the crops.

6. The house is located at a armchair position, three directions have mountains, with water in the front.

Mao's-MinaWe  also visited 滴水洞 (di shui dong). The ‘water drop cave’. Mao called it West Cave. It is located at the west of Shao Shan. Surrounded by peaks and forests. It has a pleasant climate. Mao wished he could reside there after retirement.

The cave is not a cave. It was a secret building which was built in 1950s for Chairman Mao and important people’s meeting and retreat.

The building was built for safety and convenience. I studied the layout, the feng shui wasn’t good. The original door was facing the mountain, Chairman Mao was very knowledgeable in I Ching and feng shui. After his visit, the door was moved to face an open space. I studied the layout, the feng shui wasn’t good. Chairman Mao only stayed there for ten days of his whole life.

 

My trip to China — Wisdom from my father

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Minas-DadPast two weeks I was in China, and only got home this morning. I visit China every year  for two reasons: first to spend some time with my parents and family; second to do feng shui study and research.

As always, my home town is my first destination.  My parents live in Fu Jian province. I stayed at my parents house for a few days, on top of loving, caring, eating, there  is also the wisdom from my father.

My father is 81. He started to practice Tai Chi and Chinese Gong Fu from 11 years old, for 70 years, and has never stopped. He is one of the grand masters of Tai Chi in China. He is also an author and good at writing traditional Chinese poetries.

During this trip, he wrote a poem for me to teach me how to meditate at night time.

It said:

fathers-wisdomAt the silent night, everything is quiet, throw away all the worries;

Move energy to guard your core (Dong Tian), close your seven exits;

Breath gentlly, tongue forms a bridge;

feel body as light as a bird floating on top of cloud.

The picture is him, and his hand writing.

Information For People Born in Particular Years

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GuanYinBuddha2014 is a wood horse year, this year the fire element is extremely strong, many negative incidents have happened in the world, like the Malaysia missing airplane, Korean sinking of a passenger ship… each incident took many lives.

Sometimes an accident can be avoided if we know the information from our Ba Zi.  Ba Zi is Chinese astrology, it’s derived from our birth year, month, day and hour. There is a terminology in Ba Zi called: 岁运并临 (Sui Yun Bing Lin), which means the person’s luck pillar meets the year. For example, this year is 甲午 (wood horse year), and the person’s current luck pillar is also ‘wood horse’ . Ancient masters said when this happens, it predicts danger.

To cut the long theory short, I made a list for people who have this symbol in their destiny. Hope everyone can be more careful, and to have a safe and healthy year ahead.

For Male:

Birth Year Birth Sign Birth Days (solar Calendar) 
1940 Metal Dragon 26 Oct – 28 Nov
1942 Water Horse 12 Jan to 4th Feb
1950 Metal Tiger 25th Nov to 28 Dec
1951 Metal Rabbit 14th Dec to 15th Jan 1952
1960 Metal Rat 24th Dec 1960 to 26 Jan 1961
1961 Metal Ox 14th Nov to 17th Dec
1971 Metal Dog 23rd Jan to 4th Feb
1971 Metal Pig 16th Oct to 18th Oct
1981 Metal Rooster 15th Sep to 18th Oct
1991 Metal Sheep 15th Aug to 18th Sep
2001 Metal Snake 15th Jul to 18th Aug
2006 Fire Dog 11th May to 14th Jun
2011 Metal Rabbit 14th Jun to 18th Jul

For Female:

Birth Year Birth Sign Birth Day (solar Calendar)
1945 Wood Rooster 10th Nov to 12th Dec
1946 Fire Dog 29 Dec 1946 to 30 Jan 1947
1955 Wood sheep 10th Dec 1955 to 11th Jan 1956
1956 Fire Monkey 29th Nov to 31 Dec
1966 Wood Snake 8th Jan to 4th Feb
1976 Fire Earth 30th Sep to 2nd Nov
1986 Fire Tiger 30th Aug to 3rd Oct
1991 Metal Sheep 25th March to 27th April
1996 Fire Rat 29th Jul to 1st Sep
2001 Metal Snake 24th April to 28th May
2006 Fire Dog 28th Jun to 1st Aug

 

Feng Shui and Learning Music

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violinThis topic seems strange. Feng Shui and learning music sound like different things.

Feng shui is ancient Chinese art. Good feng shui means good Qi flow. If a place has good Qi flow, the residents are happy and full of positive energy. Music can change the environment. It adds life to the space.  Therefore, music can change the energy flow of a space.

Playing instrument can change the Qi flow for our body. I have tested it out myself.

I never learned to play any instruments before. Most people in my generation in China had no chance to learn music. It has been a pity, we are ‘music blind’.

Recently, my son inspired me to play the violin.   To encourage my son to play violin, I picked up a violin to join in. My son taught me the first two lessons, and I fell in love with learning violin. I enjoy having the experience to let my fingers run wild on the keys of the violin and to relax my arm as it swings back and forth.

As I play music ,the more better I get the more enjoyment I have. My husband and son both think I’m amazing at the violin, it makes confidence run through my body. I can’t help but to always have a musical piece in my mind, which I sing to myself all the time.

In my spare time when I’m not working I always try to fit in some violin practice time.I’m sure if you played an instrument of some sort and,were good at it I’m sure that you will want to enjoy every single moment of time you spend on playing it.

Playing violin has moved my mined away from work and tension. It is a good way to relax, and it is a good feng shui to clear your mind. Learning an instrument is rewarding, you can hear the result instantly. It depends on your dedication. I think it would be great Feng Shui if everyone on the planet  played an instrument.

Comments for my feng shui blog

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I received emails asked about why comments for the posts are not seen on the blog.

Here is why: due to the very high volume of the non human users (e.g. programs) blasted the comments sector of my blog, we had to put a spam cleaner to block the spam. It also blocked the genuine comments.