Feng Shui Blessings

Feng Shui is a process that helps people understand how their physical environment shapes their inner landscape, their inner self.

The goal of Feng Shui is to create sacred space, to create places of honor and environments filled with Light.  Feng Shui is a process that helps people understand how their physical environment shapes their inner landscape. Putting your physical environment “in order” will, in turn, benefit your inner self. This physical environment can be anywhere; your home, your office, or your garden. It is simply wherever a person spends their time. One Feng Shui principle states, “Your space reflects your life.” Therefore, the next time you want to “check in,” look closely at all that surrounds you.  Putting your physical environment “in order” will, in turn, benefit your inner self.

  • Feng Shui for Your Office, Business or Land
  • Feng Shui Home or Office Clearing and Blessing Ceremony
  • New Home Blessing
  • Preparing to Move-Clearing and Calling in New Owners
  • New Office, Business, Wellness Center or Studio Blessing
  • Death of a Loved One-Clearing and Blessing the Home and Family Members

Contact Carolyn for pricing. All appointments are customized. 
612-325-5162carolyn@carolynvinup.com

Feng Shui for Your Home

A 2-3- hour appointment for your home-transforming the energy of your space while activating the energy of good luck, good health and good fortune. You will experience the Feng Shui Bagua (9 key areas) that helps tell the story about what’s going on in your life. It’s an interactive appointment where insights will be shared. Simple suggestions will be made to help you shift the energy in your space.

Feng Shui For Your Office

A 2-3- hour appointment for your office-creating a place for inspiration, focus and prosperity. You will learn about 4 Feng Shui principles and how your space reflects your life. The 4 key areas we will pay close attention to are Success, Health, Wisdom and Relationships. We will examine where you work whether that’s an office, desk or the kitchen table. Discussions about clutter and how this impacts you physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Plus a Feng Shui ritual to help you stay focused throughout the day.

Feng Shui Traditional Whole Home or Office Clearing and Blessing Ceremony

A traditional Feng Shui clearing and blessing ceremony. A clearing and blessing ceremony is done any time there are big changes taking place in your life, or if you feel stuck and foggy in your brain, generally unfocused. Actively participating in a ceremony takes your relationship with your home and life to a whole new level. It’s more than just a home, it’s now a sacred space, a place of honor. Synchronicities begin to occur, and you experience more ease and flow in your life. Once you experience a blessing you can establish your own ritual for clearing and blessing your home on a more regular basis. By doing a ceremony it uplifts the energy in your space and allows for more clarity, focus, peace, joy, and good fortune to bless you and your loved ones.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Feng Shui?

Feng Shui (pronounced Fung Shway) is the ancient Chinese art of positioning and placement. It examines how the energy flows in your living environment. Feng Shui expresses the power of energy that is present in solid objects as well as the energy of one’s own thoughts, words, and deeds. Therefore, energy flow is affected by the placement of things and objects within a space.

The words “Feng Shui” literally mean wind and water, the two elements we cannot live without. These two elements can enhance our opportunities for determining our good luck, prosperity and health.

Some consider Feng Shui to be New Age, but this ancient art dates back 4000 years. It has stood the test of time an brought forth consistent and powerful change for many people who follow its teachings.

The ultimate goal of Feng Shui is to create sacred space.  Feng Shui is a process that helps people understand how their physical environment shapes their inner landscape, their inner self. This physical environment can be anywhere; your home, your office, or your garden. It is simply wherever a person spends their time. One Feng Shui principle states, “Your space reflects your life.” Therefore, the next time you want to “check in,” look closely at all that surrounds you.  Putting your physical environment “in order” will, in turn, benefit your inner self.

The Feng Shui journey is as individual and unique as each of us and everyone’s experience will be different.  Immediate results are often experienced while other changes may require more time and energy.  The process is truly an unfolding of self-discovery.  Each journey is expressed in its own perfect time within one’s own unique wisdom and understanding.

Brief History of Feng Shui

Feng Shui has been practiced in China for over 4000 years. People began to make observations about their environments. In some environments they experienced tremendous growth and success while in other areas their lives were in shambles. They made a connection between the physical environments in which they lived and how those environments affected them both good and bad. One of the first ways this was used was in locating auspicious burial sites for their ancestors and then they used Feng Shui principles to help locate their homes or towns.

Feng Shui is both a science and an art form. Feng Shui consultants observe the patterns that are set up in your physical environment and then interpret their meaning. It combines perspectives from psychology, physiology, ecology and geomancy, philosophy, astrology, interior design, architecture, science, aesthetics, artistry and folklore from India, Tibet and China and plain common sense.

Different Schools of Feng Shui
  • Compass
  • Land Form or Form School
  • Black Sect
  • Practical Feng Shui
Why do you practice Black Sect Feng Shui?

I chose to study Black Sect because the philosophy and teachings made sense to me. In my opinion it combines the best of all the schools. It taps into the wisdom and teachings from the past as well as acknowledging the challenges of our current day situations and our need to be flexible.

Black Sect uses the front door of your home or office, as the starting point or the mouth of ch’i. The front door will either be in Wisdom, Life Journey or Helpful People.

What are the 5 Principles and why are they important?

When evaluating a space, Feng Shui applies the following 5 principles:

  1. Everything is energy, and everything is connected
  2. A person’s space is a reflection of their life
  3. Space should be organized as it is in nature
  4. Clutter causes confusion and chaos
  5. Stating your desires allows your intentions to come forth
Who Can Benefit from a Feng Shui appointment or studying Feng Shui?

Everyone who is open to the benefits of Feng Shui

Men, women, mothers, fathers, children, brothers, sisters, grandparents, friends, relatives, professional associates, business colleagues, corporations and animals

In what environments can I apply Feng Shui principles?

All environments

Home, condominium, townhouse, apartment, houseboat, cabin, tree house, tent, office, business or corporation, retail store, real estate, cars and trucks, educational institutions, government buildings, desk, horizontal surfaces, room by room, personal body and other.

Where do I start?

Clutter is a good place to start. As you process through your clutter you become aware of all the material items you own. At that point you can begin to make conscious decisions about what items remain in your home or office and what items you should let go.

You begin to ask yourself questions like, “Is this choice in alignment with my intention? Does this support what I am trying to accomplish or create in my life”?

The answer is either Yes or No. It’s that simple.

Tools that are used in Feng Shui

Bagua, colors, elements, symbols and metaphors, intention and attitude, intuition, subjective and objective observations, mundane and transcendental adjustments and cures, rituals, ceremony and meditations

What is a Bagua? What is a gua?

The Bagua (pronounced Bagwa) is a tool that helps us to evaluate what is happening in your life and in your environment. The Bagua is shaped like an octagon and has 8 sides. The Bagua is an energetic map that is used to identify key areas in your environment that can be either adjusted or enhanced. This tool allows the environment to be divided into 9 equal areas, or guas (pronounced gwa). Each gua holds an energetic imprint that can be reflected in your space.

The Bagua can be applied or superimposed over the blueprint of your home or office or to any horizontal surface such as a kitchen counter, a dresser, a table or a desk.

In Feng Shui we say the Bagua is the compass inside your heart. If you are experiencing some area of your life that isn’t working or moving in the direction you were hoping for then this tool can be used to evaluate the areas of concern.

What are the 9 key areas or guas?

There are 9 areas or guas that are represented on the Bagua

They are: Life Journey, Wisdom, Family, Abundance, Fame & Reputation, Partnership, Creativity, Helpful People and Health

In Black Sect Feng Shui the front door always lines up along Wisdom, Life Journey or
Helpful People.

Why is the color red so important in Feng Shui?

Red is considered a lucky color. It is associated with happiness, luck and fame. It can initiate energy to move quickly.

What is Ch'i?

Feng Shui is based on ch’i (pronounced chee) or life force energy. Ch’i is in constant movement. It pulsates through all living things giving them life and vitality. The flow of ch’i throughout your environment and physical body impacts every area of your life. It can influence your health, relationships, decision-making abilities, opportunities and outlook in life.

What is Yin and Yang?

Yin and Yang are complementary opposites that depend on each other. Together they create a sense of wholeness or one. Yin and Yang make up all aspects of life and matter.

Yin and Yang reminds us that our physical and emotional environments are in a constant state of change. The story goes that in darkness there is a tiny spec of light and in the light there is a tiny spec of darkness. It reminds us that our life and physical environments are in a constant state of movement.

Yin is dark, female, inside and passive

Yang is light, male, outside and active

Why is the number 9 so special?

This number represents the fullness of heaven and earth, completion, power and success. It’s also considered to be a mystical number because when you multiply by 9 the sum of the two digits equals nine.  For example, 2 x 9 =18 and 1+ 8 =9

What is the Red Envelope Tradition?

Practitioners or consultants receive payment from an appointment in a red envelope. It is considered lucky money. It honors the tradition of sharing sacred wisdom and information as well as protecting the consultant.

What are the 5 elements?

Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, Wood

Fire is red, Earth is yellow or earth tones, Metal is white or silver, Water is black or dark blue and Wood is green

The 5 elements are another way to evaluate your physical environment. The item or objects shape, color and material it’s made of are evaluated.  When all 5 elements are represented in a space it is in balance and has harmony. It just feels right!     

What are the main Cures and Adjustments used in Feng Shui?

Examples of cures that can be used in Feng Shui are mirrors, fountains, lights or candles, wind chimes and bells, bamboo flutes, crystals, plants and flowers, aquariums, rocks or statues, color, aromatherapy, incense and sage, pictures and animal totems or the 5 elements.

Examples of adjustments might include a handout with a meditation or making some physical change in the environment. When we do this, we perform a ritual called the three secrets of reinforcement.

How do you make an Feng Shui Adjustment?

You need to get clear about why you are making an adjustment. Do you want something to change in your life or in your living space? We use the 3 secrets of reinforcement to do an adjustment.

What are the 3 Secrets of Reinforcement?

Body, Mind, Speech

  • The body is the physical object
  • The mind is the visualization of the change you want to make
  • The speech is connecting to spirit and then vocalizing your intention through
    either a prayer or the 6 true words
What are the 6 True Words and what do they mean?

Om Ma Ni Pad Me Hum This phrase is called the Jewel in the Lotus Mantra. It implies the blossoming of a lotus flower revealing a jewel in the inner most part of the flower.

What is a Mudra?

Any physical gesture made with the hands that connect you to spirit. Feng Shui uses many different types of mudra’s. The prayer poses with hands folded together, waving, heart-calming, planting, moving hands up into the air, open palm, hands moving toward the ground and expelling are examples of Mudras.

The expelling Mudra dispels negative energy. You place your first finger and pinky finger straight up. Then you place the middle finger and ring finger against your thumb. Then you flick the middle finger and ring finger forward nine times.

What is a Mantra?

A chant or sounds that are repeated over and over again for a specific number of times.

The 6 true words Om Ma Ni Pad Me Hum are an example of a mantra.

Basic Bagua

Feng Shui (pronounced Fung Shway) is the ancient Chinese art of positioning and placement. It examines how the energy flows in your living environment. 

Feng Shui expresses the power of energy that is present in solid objects as well as the energy of one’s own thoughts, words, and deeds. Therefore, energy flow is affected by the placement of things and objects within a space.

The words “Feng Shui” literally mean wind and water, the two elements we cannot live without. These two elements can enhance our opportunities for determining our good luck, prosperity and health. 

Some consider Feng Shui to be New Age, but this ancient art dates back 4000 years. It has stood the test of time and brought forth consistent and powerful change for many people who follow its teachings. 

The Feng Shui journey is as individual and unique as each of us and everyone’s experience will be different.  Immediate results are often experienced while other changes may require more time and energy.  The process is truly an unfolding of self-discovery.  Each journey is expressed in its own perfect time within one’s own unique wisdom and understanding.

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