A friend of mine is getting trained in Feng Shui and will be working on my house as part of her credentialing. I am sooo excited as this is something I’ve always wanted to do.
In case you aren’t familiar Feng Shui is the Chinese system of harmonizing one with the environment. From Wikipedia: “Feng Shui is is one of the Five Arts of Chinese Metaphysics, classified as physiognomy (observation of appearances through formulas and calculations). The feng shui practice discusses architecture in metaphoric terms of “invisible forces” that bind the universe, earth, and humanity together, known as qi (life force).
Spaces are mapped as a large octagon and then divided into 8 bagwas by life forces such as wealth, family, relationships, career, etc. I saw my friend this week and because we won’t have time to get going until after the holidays, she gave me a few quick tips for the meantime. She told my front entry is my “career bagwa” and that I was to put pictures (could be hidden) of people who had been helpful or inspirational in my career there.
These are the people I chose. I was so happy to see them all together! Now that would be a dinner party!!!
I have printed a page out which I will now roll up and stuff into my staircase! These are my helpful teachers. Eight of nine of them are authors…..hmmmmm….
- Maria Montessori, scientist, pedagogist, author of many books
- Ina May Gaskin, midwife, author Spiritual Midwifery, Guide to Childbirth
- Dr. Emi Pikler, pediatrician, pedagogist, orphanage founder, author of Give me time. The Independent Movement of the Child’s Development to Go Free
- Magda Gerber, parent-infant teacher
- Dr. Marc Weissbluth, pediatrician, sleep specialist, author of Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child
- Ken Robinson, arts educator, author of Finding Your Element: How To Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life
- Resa Steindel Brown, alternative educator, author of Call to Brilliance
- Suzy Giordano, infant sleep coach, author of 12 Hours by 12 Weeks
- Tracy Hogg, nurse, baby nanny, author of Secrets of the Baby Whisperer