Well 2013 has without a doubt been my busiest year yet. I have been so privileged to be able to use my skills, knowledge and experience to help so many people. I have completed over 200 consultations in 2013 and am relishing the opportunity that I was able to take a few years ago to do what I love full time. Interestingly the universe has always provided me with enough work to make a living whilst at the same time enabling me the flexibility that I crave to be able to drop off and pick up my children from High school, volunteer at the school canteen and help out with some other projects I am interested in. I especially love being able to catch up with girlfriends for coffee or lunch and even go shopping or catch a movie on a weekday while the kids are at school. The balance working full time in my own business that has been afforded me is wonderful and I feel truly blessed and so grateful.
I keep a summary of the types of consultations I complete each year and the most popular consultations seem to be those for everyday families who want to optimise the Feng Shui of their home. Most people believe that the majority of people interested in Feng Shui are Asian but I have not found this to be the case in terms of my clientele. I would say 70% of my clients are Western with the remaining coming from Europe, Asia and India. Businesses also seek my professional assistance to improve their prosperity as well as ensuring the wellbeing of their staff is also supported.
In 2013 I also completed a record number of pre-purchase or pre-rental reports for clients wanting to know whether a prospective building was going to support them in terms of Feng Shui principles. I think out of all the services I offer this is the most affordable and valuable. Ensuring the home you decide to live in or the business premises you are going to work from is supportive in terms of wealth, health and relationships is so imperative to achieving success in all these areas.
One of the most personally fulfilling services I offer is helping people with the design of their prospective home. Being able to provide advice prior to the building being built is such an honour. I know that the advice I give, if followed, will ensure that the family living there will be as supported as possible. Choosing the best position for the entrance, the stove, BBQ, fireplace, pool, water features, bathrooms and the bedrooms so the individual needs of the family are taken into consideration is such an exciting thing to be involved in. Visiting these homes once they are finished is one of the highlights of my work.
I am often asked how I know Feng Shui works. Feng Shui is surprisingly scientific. Ultimately once you work out the correct formula which is done using the compass direction the home faces and the age the building belongs to you know what type of energy is inherent in each sector. A number of other attributes need to be looked at of course, like the surrounding forms and the actual compass sector parts of the home are located in as well as the placement of fire and water in the home, but you can identify what the energy is supporting in each room. Sometimes this energy is supporting positive attributes like fame, romance, creativity, academic achievement, prosperity, opportunities and wealth. Other times (unfortunately) the energy is supporting negative attributes like sickness, miscommunication, conflict and financial problems for the occupants of the home.
I know that Feng Shui works because I have used it with great success for myself and clients alike. I have seen the corresponding issues arise in homes where negative energy is supported or where positive energy is supported. Having completed over 500 consultations since 2009 when I started my business, Feng Shui Harmony, this cannot be put down to coincidence.
I have had a client with her stove in the doubling prosperity position win the 2million dollar Boystown lottery in 2011, a client with a pool shaped like a coffin ask me why animals kept crawling into her pool and dying (she was sick of retrieving dead birds, possums etc). I have had a client with breast cancer be found to be sleeping in energy which combines to support this specific cancer in whoever sleeps there. Likewise I have been able to warn clients to get breast checks which they have and they have been able to treat the offending lump quickly and with minimal disruption to their health. I have had clients who I have removed from sleeping in sickness energy get better and clients who I have removed from sleeping in energy associated with miscarriage being able to carry a baby to full term. These are the amazing joys of my job which I love with a passion.
One interesting call I received during the year was from the Sunrise Team wanting me to go on their Sunday show with Samantha Armitage and Andrew O’Keefe to talk about the Year of the Snake and what it held. At the 11th hour I was ditched for a pair of Asian radio hosts who unfortunately made the whole Chinese Astrology topic look like a joke rather than represent it for the serious and valuable practice that it can be. I was also contacted by Home and Away (one of my favourite shows) to provide them with a lopan (Chinese Compass) for an upcoming storyline.
I’ve also helped design the Gaming Facility at a very successful Club. I’ve done over 10 trips to Canberra, Melbourne and Brisbane through the year visiting clients and conducted some remote consultations to places including an apartment overlooking the Thames River in London, a unit in Boulder, Colorado owned by an Olympic Skier, I selected one of 5 mansions for a client in Omaha Nebraska and Feng Shui’d the apartment of a famous Opera Singer who lives in Berlin, Germany.
At the end of the year I did some work with one of the 5 star Sydney hotels which asked me to assess 8 rooms for them and provide them with information for the best one to use for a special celebrity family that was visiting them for an extended stay. This was a really fun job but I can’t say anymore due to the confidentiality agreement I had to adhere to.
I have been interviewed on radio and podcasts through the year and have written a few guest blogs for Mumsense.com.au and an article on Feng Shui and Your Relationships for Empower Magazine. I also had my top 10 Feng Shui tips reprinted by the amazing Mystic Medusa who has over 30 thousand followers and whose daily blog I am addicted to!
As part of my consultations I donate to a charity and have donated a few thousand dollars over the last few years to both the Fred Hollows Foundation and through my membership of Buy 1 Give 1. It is so wonderful to be able to help those in need with the projects that I specifically supported being providing the gift of sight and education to women in India to help them gain more skills to get a better job to support their family. In 2014 I will continue these donations and also include a World Vision Child Sponsorship as part of my business donation.
As usual I indulged in my other passion – when I am not consulting, I love to study Feng Shui. In 2013 I was lucky to finally spend time studying with Joey Yap (Feng Shui and Bazi). Attending the International Feng Shui Association (Australian Chapter) in Melbourne was another highlight as was some webinars with the wonderful Gayle Atherton, who first bought Feng Shui to Australia’s shores. I also did some more study with Master Bennis learning Advanced Flying Star formulas and with Edgar Lok Tin who taught a wonderful course on Date Selection and passed on some useful formulas about finding a partner. In 2014 I have already completed Howard Choy’s 8 Mansions Course in February in Melbourne and also intend to go to both the Association of Feng Shui Consultants (AFSC) Conference in Sydney and the IFSA Conference in Melbourne later this year. My dream is to go to Hong Kong or China in the near future on a Feng Shui conducted tour – just waiting to see if any are running.
So that is my summary of what I experienced in 2013 and I am really looking forward to what 2014 will bring. I truly hope 2014 brings you all you wish and work hard to achieve.