Monday, September 10, 2012

Good Wealth Combination in the West

There is a great combination of energy (9-8) in the West from September 8th to October 7th, 2012, which can bring upon unexpected wealth and opportunities. You may increase this combination  of energy with fire tones such as red or orange. If you prefer, you could just hang the photo of the wealth tree (above) in the West of your home or office to attract good things to you.  
Il y a une bonne combinaison d'énergie dans l'ouest, du 8 sept. au 7 oct. 2012, qui peut vous amener de la prospérité ainsi que des opportunités. Vous pouvez augmenter cette combinaison avec le feu, donc des accessoires dans les tons de rouge ou orange. Si vous préférez, vous pouvez tout simplement accrocher la photo de l'arbre de la prospérité (ci-haut) dans l'ouest de votre maison ou bureau. 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Good Feng Shui: Eco friendly Beach House

This beach house called Seal Rocks House 4 is a completely eco friendly home built by Bourne Blue Architecture. It is a basic square shape on a single level with a large open courtyard in the middle. This is very good Feng Shui. Why? Because the center palace is open to receive heaven's chi and the square shape assures an even distribution of energy. For the complete story click here

Voici la maison nommée "Seal Rocks House 4" qui est une maison complètement écologique conçu par Bourne Blue Architecture. La maison est carré avec un cour centrale. Ceci est très bien au niveau Feng Shui. Pourquoi? Parce que le centre de la maison peut recevoir le chi du ciel et la forme carré assure une distribution d'énergie égale partout dans la maison. Lire plus ici

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Bad Feng Shui

aaaah...is it just me or does a giant concrete block on top of a smaller glass block not freak you out!

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or how about a giant block that seems like it's teetering over your patio....again, is it me???
Hill House

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Orderly bookshelves

Messy bookshelves makes the whole room look messy.  Organize them by height and don't put stuff in front of the books. You can also bring the books to the edge of the shelf for a clean line on each shelf. 

Des livres qui sont dans un état de désordre donne l'impression que toute la pièce est en désordre. Organiser vos livres par hauteur et ne mettez pas d'objets devant. Vous pouvez aussi avancer vos livres jusqu'au bout de l'étagère pour avoir un "look" plus fini. 

Before/Avant

After/Après


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Bad Feng Shui: Dead animal head on the wall

I know that there are a lot of hunters out there who may disagree with what I'm about to say but having a dead animal head on your wall is Bad Feng Shui! 

Je sais qu'il y a plusieurs chasseurs qui vont dire le contraire mais la tête d'un animal mort sur le mur = mauvais Feng Shui! 


Monday, March 26, 2012

Bad Feng Shui: Giant Gun

This is what we call bad Feng Shui - having a giant gun pointed at you in the Dining room.
Belle reproduction de mauvais Feng Shui - un fusil visé vers vous dans la salle à manger!


Photo by William Waldron for Elle Decor

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Preparing to sell your home

Here is the article from Montreal Real Estate Investors Group

Preparing to Sell your Home - From a Feng Shui Perspective

Provided by Feng Shui Master, Tracey MacKenzie
www.FengShuiForAll.com

www.TraceyMacKenzie.BlogSpot.com
What are the first steps to be taken when you want to sell your home? I recommend doing the following. Go outside and view the home as if it’s the first time you are visiting this house and ask yourself the following questions:

• How does the house present itself at first glance. Would you notice the house    when driving by?
• Is there an abundance of plantings in the front?
• Is the front appealing to passersby?
• Is there anything blocking the main entrance door?
• Is the main entry way welcoming?
• Does the main door open easily?
• Once inside, is the entryway cluttered?
• How does the energy flow through the rooms?
• Is there a lot of clutter everywhere?
• Are there any unfinished projects or unrepaired holes etc. that need to be attended to?
• Are the wall colors easily adapted to any furniture type or style
• Are the rooms dark and stuffy or are they bright and airy?
• Do the rooms feel overloaded with furniture?
• Is there a smell in the home such as from a beloved pet?
• Are your kitchen and bathrooms in need of a facelift?
• Do your carpets need cleaning?
• Do your walls need painting?
Do you get a sense of a well maintained home when touring your own home?
If you don’t then you know that you have much work to do.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Ford offers Feng Shui concepts to harmonize your car


Ford Offers Feng Shui Concepts to Create a Calm, Organized Vehicle All Year Long

  • Feng shui, the art of placement, is used to organize and harmonize an environment; it can be used in any environment – home, workspace, even a vehicle
  • With the ever-increasing time that consumers spend in their vehicles, staying relaxed and focused can be beneficial while on the road
  • Whether it’s applying a feng shui life map to see how the energy flows or just implementing some useful tips to increase inner peace, taking the next step toward greater harmony just makes sense, particularly with a car that offers as much interior quietness as the all-new Ford Fusion
DEARBORN, Mich., March 16, 2012 – With rising gas prices, fuel economy is becoming increasingly important. But what if there was a way to keep good energy flowing inside the car as well?
It’s called feng shui – the words sound exotic, mysterious. But in truth, feng shui is simply the art of placement. Originating in China more than 3,000 years ago, it’s considered a way to bring harmony as well as organization into your environment – whether that’s a home or a vehicle.
The tenets of feng shui suggest your environment reflects every aspect of your existence – from finances to relationships to knowledge to career. There are many different ways to practice this ancient art, and a wide variety of applications. But however it’s practiced, the basic aim is the same – to create calming, positive surroundings.
“I use good feng shui wherever I am – it’s just intuitive,” said Catherine Hilker, a feng shui practitioner from Detroit and owner of Creating Sanctuary. “Whether it’s a home, whether it’s your car – it’s always a good practice.”
The word “feng”means wind, while “shui” means water; together, the phrase is another way of alluding to health and wealth of mind, body and spirit.
In many Western practices of feng shui, a “bagua” is used. A bagua is a template, or map, that shows how ch’i, or energy, flows in our lives. Each area of that environment – whether it’s a home, a room or a workspace – relates to an area on the map.
The bagua can even be placed over a vehicle. Consumers spend so much time on the road these days, staying relaxed can only be beneficial. And with a car that offers as much interior quietness as the all-new Ford Fusion, taking the next step toward peace and harmony just makes sense.
The bagua covers nine life areas: career, fame, knowledge, creativity, helpful people, travel, finances, health, relationships. Under the tenets of feng shui, your environment is a symbolic reflection of your life.
There are traditional schools of feng shui that use a compass direction to orient the bagua, but in many Western applications the front door is in the areas relating to knowledge, career or helpful people. From there, it’s easy to see how the rest of the area looks.
For instance, is your financial area neglected and messy? Then perhaps your finances could use a second look. Are you storing your cactus collection right where your relationship area falls? Perhaps that explains how prickly your personality has been lately. Does your creativity area fall under that old, disused bedroom? That might explain a few things.
With a vehicle, many practitioners consider the career section – or the energy source – to be the engine. (See graphic for more information on how to place the map.)
But Hilker, a “ch’i detective” and a 10-year practitioner who uses a more intuitive form of feng shui, likes to keep it simple.
“I prefer to simply pay attention to the rooms that people spend the most amount of time in and make sure they have surrounded themselves with the kind of vibe they’re trying to create,” she said. “You can do the same thing with a vehicle.”
A few general feng shui tips from Hilker:
  • “The No. 1 enemy in feng shui is clutter – no matter where you are. The most dramatic thing you can do to shift and change the way ch’i behaves is to get rid of the clutter, whether it’s in your home, your car, your office or workspace. Over time, clutter creates stuck energy – creating pressure, depression or tension. Clutter is stuff we don’t love, stuff we don’t use, stuff that’s broken and needs our attention. Keep your car clutter-free – that’s the best way to improve the experience of your space.
  • “When you have a connection to something, you’ll take better care of it. Giving a name to your car is one way to encourage a strong connection to your vehicle. Using decals and vanity plates are other ways to encourage that connection.
  • “Add some ch’i enhancers to the interior of your vehicle. A ch’i enhancer is something that promotes wellbeing through the senses. Of course you don’t want anything that distracts your vision while you’re driving, but instead use your other senses. Maybe you hang small chimes in your vehicle. Pick a calming essential oil if you’re stressed, an enlivening one for a quick pick-me-up, or an antibacterial one for a quick wipe down.
  • “In feng shui, color is very important. Choose a car color that balances your personality. For example, fiery Type A individuals can choose a water element color like black to calm down (and perhaps avoid tickets). Type B individuals can choose fire and wood element colors like reds and greens to create more liveliness. Ford vehicles offer a palette of ambient, or detail, lighting that allows drivers to customize the interior of their vehicle based on their mood.
  • “Using symbols is also important in feng shui. For example, add a little icon – like a statue or a medal or a picture – as a reminder to drive safely, to be courteous, or to reduce stress. It doesn’t even have to be something visual – just something the driver knows is there. It can even be something tucked in the glovebox.”

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Bermuda Bound

Well I'm soon off to Bermuda to spread Health, Wealth and Happiness to my favorite island! I cannot wait to get there!
Here is the flyer for the seminars I'm doing at My Sereni-Tea!


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Tips: Clear your Clutter!

Clutter is a big issue in our lives today. It seems that we can't get enough of our stuff! 
From a Feng Shui perspective this can cause many problems. For example let's say that you are looking for love or a serious relationship but you have tons of clutter in the South West (marriage and love sector) of your home. This means that the energy will be blocked and the flow will be broken. This may translate into an inability to establish a relationship with someone or even meet someone. Remove the clutter and you will free up the energy and the flow will be re-established increasing your chances of finding someone.  

That is just one way that clutter can cause you problems there are many others!

I have spent a lot of time in the recent weeks helping people free themselves from their clutter and I have received a lot of very positive feedback. A week ago I helped out my friend Yasmin who was moving into her new home and she blogged about her experience with me. See Yasmin's blog post here . 

There is also a wonderful book called "Clear your Clutter with Feng Shui" by Karen Kingston which I highly recommend. Inside this book you will find her clutter test. It is quite easy to do. You simply estimate the amount of clutter per room and then divide the total by the amount of rooms like this:

Entry            5%
Living room  10%
Kitchen        15%
Bathroom     15%
Dining room  0%
Bedroom 1    20%
Bedroom 2    15%
Bedroom 3    25% (kid's room)
Basement      40%
       Total    145%  divided by 9 rooms = 16% of your mortgage or rent is being used to house your clutter!

You should also keep in mind that the above example is not the usual. Most people have quite a bit more clutter than that!! So now I suggest you do your own clutter test and see what you come up with!! 

Happy de-cluttering!! 
Tracey