When you walk into Cathleen McCandless" home, one word comes to mind- soothing. This instant, comfortable feeling is no accident- Cathleen is a certified Feng Shui consultant, and she uses the principles of Feng Shui to improve virtually every aspect of her life, from her career to her health.
Many of you have heard of or even dabbled in Feng Shui. What is it exactly? Is it just another superstitious fad that promises to improve your life by hanging crystals? Authentic, compass Feng Shui, when used properly, can dramatically improve your life. Feng Shui (pronounced fung shway) is the 3,000 year-old Chinese science of environmental placement. When the principles of Feng Shui are used properly, people report improved health, relationships, increased happiness, and greater prosperity.
Cathleen reports that Feng Shui was originally "the domain of the aristocracy" and they used it to retain their power and keep the commoners at a low level. They kept Feng Shui a secret and disseminated misinformation to keep the commoners where they were. Cathleen also tells us that "unfortunately, some of the current Feng Shui schools are based on some of this misinformation, so this is a dichotomy in my profession right now, so what we want to do is get back to the pure Feng Shui." The authentic Feng Shui is based on compass direction and is the "study of the environment and how it affects people.".
Many people employ Feng Shui principles. The entire business district in Hong Kong is based on them. Donald Trump regularly uses a Feng Shui consultant to help him with his business dealings, and many of Cathleen's business clients report that, after their consultations, the finances and success of their companies greatly improve. Employee morale and work productions also increase. With this in mind, how can you use your home to tap into the power of Feng Shui?.
Your home functions as a metaphor for what you want to achieve in your life.