“Behind the perception of our senses, worlds are hidden of which we are unaware" Albert Einstein
What is Feng Shui?
Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese practice concerned with the interaction of people with places with the present time. According to Feng Shui theory, our physical, energetic and psychological expression both embody and are reflected by the spaces we inhabit. As Winston Churchill famously said, "We shape our buildings, and thereafter they shape us". This invisible relationship between ourselves and our surroundings can be mapped -and tracked through time - using Chinese metaphysics (Feng Shui and Ba Zi).
How and why is Feng Shui practiced?
Feng Shui can have dramatic and often immediate impacts on the lives and wellbeing of people and businesses. Contemporary applications of Feng Shui include:
- creating peaceful and nourishing spaces to live and work
- improving health, prosperity and relationships
- attracting new opportunities or income streams
- finding compatible buildings for homes, creative projects or business ventures
- better outcomes for interior design, architecture or property development
- staging a home for an efficient sale or let, while increasing value
- town planning, landscaping and alterations to the built environment
- increasing productivity, creativity and wellbeing amongst employees
- problem solving with regards to the particular goals of an individual or group
Feng Shui is derived from both scientific observation and spiritual insight, and, as such, occupies the mysterious space between definition and divination. The best approach is, therefore, a mix of rigorously applied metaphysical analysis combined with metaphorical thinking, creative association and a rooted imagination. Whilst the approach may be, by turns, complex or opaque, the solutions are nearly always simple and practical. These adjustments might include
- landscaping; redecoration or internal remodelling
- placement of furniture, objects and plants
- altering the use of particular spaces and settings
- setting new intentions or adjusting daily rhythms
- reorganisation / decluttering of personal belongings
Although there is a wash of generalised Feng Shui solutions to be found online or in books, working with a trained classical Feng Shui practitioner is essential to find the correct resolutions appropriate to your unique situation.
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John Teall, Designer
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Many thanks for doing the Feng shui assessment. i very much enjoyed the consultation, and the report is proving very helpful - especially as I work with the architects to bring the plans together
Romy Fraser, Founder, Neal's Yard and Trill On The Hill
Ryan gave a thorough Feng Shui consultation on our retail/restaurant project in Mayfair, London. He gave some extremely interesting insights and it was especially useful to see how the business and project could be enhanced by balancing different materials, colours, activities and objects relating to the varying elements present. The report he produced was both extremely detailed and highly digestible at the same time.
Andrea Fenner, Flux Interiors
"Ryan’s background in both BaZi and Feng Shui is both deep and incredibly broad. His analytical work felt fully embodied and considered, and totally trustworthy. Even poetic. Ryan is generous and friendly and funny, and it made the time working together feel more like a collaboration, and always very comfortable. In the end he sent me a beautiful 36-page document to refer to and reflect upon, much of it hand drawn, as well as many meaningful suggestions for things I can do to continue to improve the energetics here and in my life. I totally recommend Ryan, whether for BaZi or Feng Shui. But if you can swing it, do both!"
Judith Hooper, Connecticut
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Alan May, Dorset