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I’m no feng shui expert, but I did hear one speak last week at a global real estate conference.  In the past I’ve taken feng shui classes and read several books to better understand how it  may affect my clients’ decision when purchasing or selling a Palos Verdes or South Bay home in the Los Angeles area.  I never gave much thought to how it might apply to my life on a more personal level.

Most of the speaker’s time was spent discussing how to overcome potential issues some properties may present to feng shui practitioners.  At the end of her presentation the speaker referred us to a one-sheet handout each attendee was given.  We were asked if we would like to achieve more wealth in all areas of our life?  I don’t think there was a negative head shake in the crowd.  Here’s the simple instructions she offered:

1)  Find your birth year and the corresponding Life Gua number for your gender.

2)  Based on this Eight Mansions Life Gua number a wealth direction will be indicated as well as your health, relationships and stability optimal directions.

Pretty simple once you have the formula.  Much like a quick introduction to Feng Shui for Dummies.  If you’re shaking your head and thinking this is rubbish, the speaker mentioned that several very successful people make sure their buildings, offices and homes are in alignment with feng shui principles. Steve Wynn and Donald Trump are two of the names I recall.  Per the speaker, many successful people quietly employ a Feng Shui Master to ensure they are engaging every avenue available to maximize their wealth direction.

Once I had my wealth direction in hand I could not wait to determine what I needed to do to ensure I am facing the optimal wealth directions in my office.  As luck, or feng shui, would have it, my office is located in the right area of my home, and my desk was squarely setting in my stability direction with a slight tilt toward my wealth direction.  Yes, I remedied that by using my iPhone compass and making the minor adjustment.

I now sit slightly askew from the wall, and although I was very happy in my stability/comfort zone (I weathered the Great Recession without a noticeable drop in income),  I’m ready to look at my business from a fresh direction focused on maximizing the wealth factor.  I mean really, what can it hurt?  Welcome to my life, good feng shui.

Feng shui is an ancient art and science developed over 3,000 years ago in China. It is a complex body of knowledge that reveals how to balance the energies of any given space to assure the health and good fortune for people inhabiting it.

I think I’ll be spending more time studying and applying this ancient art and science.

– Norma (310) 493-8333