Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese art and science of aligning with supportive, nurturing energy in an environment to achieve harmony and balance. Feng Shui stems from the Taoist belief in Qi, or the life force that inhabits everything. Qi is made up of Yin and Yang polarity. These are opposing but complementary forces that cannot be separated. Taoists believed that by balancing Yin and Yang, people can improve the flow of positive Qi in their lives and reduce the negative Qi.
Our Western perspective says that Feng Shui is just now becoming a worldwide phenomenon. However, the truth is that influential people have been, quietly, using Feng Shui for years. Here are some of the more vocal supporters & users of Feng Shui:
Body Shop founder Anita Roddick, Deepak Chopra, Donald Trump, Donna Karan, Jerry Hall (wife of Rupert Murdoch), Madonna, Oprah Winfrey, Tommy Hilfiger, Sir Richard Branson (Virgin Airlines), Steven Spielberg, and Sting.
“If you believe you still haven’t found your calling, it could be right in front of you. But the chi in your environment, for whatever reason, is blocking it. Maybe you live in too much chaos, with clutter in every corner. Or maybe obstacles (clutter, furniture, or geographical features) literally block the chi and opportunities from coming your way, so that you can capitalize on your true love, or what I call your true-life purpose.
Employing Feng Shui tips can help you get out of your own way to find what it is you are really meant to do. And once you discover this, the pieces will fall into place. Other people have found their calling, but their environment is not in alignment with that purpose. Feng Shui can help with that, too.” – Oprah Winfrey
Millions are spent each year by big businesses around the globe on implementing Feng Shui
Corporate Offices & Towers, Banks, Hotels and more…
British Airways, Coca-Cola, Conde Nast Publishing, Dean Witter, HSBC, Hilton Hotels, Hiscox Insurance, Hyatt Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Merill-Lynch, Morgan Stanley, NBC, Orange, Prudential Douglas Elliman, TELUS, the BRE (Building Research Establishment), the NHS (British National Health Service), Trump Tower NYC, Virgin, Wall Street Journal, Whole Foods Markets, and Zappos.
414 Hotel, New York, New York, USA, Baccarat Hotel & Residences, New York, New York, USA, Bellagio Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, De La Mer Feng Shui Hotel, Tel Aviv, Israel, Genting Hotel, Malaysia,Gold Coast Hotel, Hainan, China, Hong Kong Shangri-La Hotel, Hong Kong, China, Hotel Maximus Resort, Brno, Czech, MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, Melarose Feng Shui Hotel, Brandenburg Gate, Berlin,Metropolitan Hotel, Vancouver Waterfront, Canada, The Pangu Hotel, Beijing, China, Sheraton Hotel, Tainjin, China, The Lucky Dragon Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, The Peninsula Hotel, Hong Kong, China, Trump International Hotel, New York, NY, USA, Viana Hotel and Spa, Westbury, New York, USA, Wangfu Hotel, Beijing, China, and Wynn Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV.
Bank of America, Bank of China Tower, Chase Manhattan, Citibank, Guaranty Trust Bank of England, HSBC, Mutual of New York, Royal Bank of Canada, Wells Fargo, Standard Charter Bank of London, and Texas First National.
Others Institutions: American Chamber of Commerce, Aveda, Beverly Hills, Cheung Kong Centre, Chicago Creative Artists Agency, DreamWorks, Intel, Ponderosa Homes, Taylor Morrison Homes, The United Nations, Toll Brothers, White Sox Stadium, Jardine House, and The Repulse Bay.
That’s all well and good…what about small businesses?
There are 30.2 million small businesses in the United States, according to the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of Advocacy. Small businesses comprise 99.9 percent of all U.S. businesses.
most small-scale business owners have no employees and operate from a single location.
Where’s that single location? Home-based (mostly). Working from home can blur the lines between your work life and your personal life. When that happens, it is crucial to create a separate space for your home office. It’s a good idea to, periodically, examine your priorities as much as possible for a good work/life balance.
All in all, the wisdom of Feng Shui design continues to be appreciated, applied and emphasized more and more worldwide.