Feng Shui History & Lineage

SM Master Urban Planning certificate webThis post gives a nod to Topher Morrisons blog video about the question of being a Specialist, Expert or Master speaker and I have been meaning to write about the topic of 'mastery' for quite a while now. Topher is a fantastic speaker trainer and I would love to do his Legacy programme one day. Topher basically sums his ideas up as a Specialist having 10 years experience in their given field, Expert 20 years and Master 50 years plus and maybe a few grey hairs! And I can see why, as he is trying to protect the integrity of true expertise, in a world gone haywire with soundbyte celebrities with little substance. And especially when Master is much overused and given for a very small amount of training - ridiculous - a Reiki Master after 8 days of training etc. Or a 7 day Feng Shui 'holiday' in Asia leading to master certificate!  Its just daft. I have 15 years of active experience in Feng Shui consulting, training and teaching and in fact 18 years experience in energy psychology, having studied Shiatsu prior to learning Feng Shui.
Chinese Feng Shui New Year Red Lanterns edit sq In Feng Shui cycles, the month of the Tiger started on the 4th February and the Chinese New Year is the first lunar day of this month, which falls on the 10th February 2013. Whilst the Winter Solstice of December 21st marked the real turning point of the energy, there is a cultural celebration of Chinese New Year, more correctly known as Spring Festival, during which the new energies are starting to stir more so than in the depths of December and January when the earth is still sleeping!

I just came across this lovely science based website and was delighted to see a little article on the Chinese Spring Equinox perspective. Thanks to Deborah Byrd for the lovely suggestions on how to celebrate Spring. http://earthsky.org/human-world/a-chinese-perspective-on-the-spring-equinox I also like her post about the equinox as it...

We are approaching the Winter Solstice,  one of the major energetic turning points of the year as the longest night (yin) greets the return of the Sun (yang) and the days become longer. From a Chinese metaphysics perspective, the forces of yin and yang are the building blocks of the/your universe because they represent the dynamics of birth, death and the ever changing cycle of natural energy. 

I first came across this lovely Chinese proverb many moons ago when studying Shiatsu in 1996...

It speaks to me about the importance of inner knowledge and inner peace and how our radiance creates an atmosphere with a knock-on effect into the wider world.  It also reminds me how important it is to live in a peaceful environment.

 

Master Sarah McAllister is now author on Feng Shui at Sarah Beeny's AT HOME magazine website. Click here for her first article on the historical roots of authentic Feng Shui and the different styles of consultant....

A quick note to let you know that I am thrilled to announce I passed my Masters in Feng Shui City Planning exam, taken in July earlier this year. Grand Master Chan Kun Wah personally sets and marks the exam, so this is a real...

Sometimes China gets a bad press, what with the Tibet issue and some controversy over the build of the Olympic stadium. I recently returned to China in October 2008 on an incredible Feng Shui study tour with my teacher Grand Master Chan Kun Wah, and...

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