I received Facebook messages, emails, and phone calls, asking me to share my talk last week, because attendees were too busy .. laughing and forgot to take notes.
Ah! Great compliments, indeed. So, these are key items I shared at our AREAA event last week, and THANK YOU for attending our first event of 2018. You are appreciated!
We all have 3 kinds of luck:
HEAVEN LUCK: Born into the right family, the right country. In my opinion, if we live in America, we already have Heaven luck, because America is the land of opportunity. We can be anything we want to be. Equal Opportunity regardless of our background.
MAN LUCK: Depends on our ability, work hard, long hours, to achieve a desirable lifestyle.
FENG SHUI LUCK: Using 6,000-year-old Feng Shui Science to help us overcome bumpy rides to make things flow smoother for us.
When we combine all 3 lucks together, the sky is our limit. We can be anything we want to be.
However, if you are only applying Feng Shui luck and neglect Man luck, or Heaven luck, it is not going to work; period. And, that is my disclaimer because in California, we are flooded with Attorneys. Do you know that California is a state that has more attorneys than any state in America?
CLUTTER HAND OUT
I am a firm believer that “what flows to you, sticks to you” meaning, during my talk, if you find information worth remembering, write down what’s important to you.
I am an anti-handout advocate because during my career, having attended thousands of events, I discovered that once I’ve taken the handout home with me, they most likely become clutter, and clutter is the number one enemy of feng shui.
By the way, Have you noticed that a CEO’s desk most often is clutter-free while most clerk’s desks are filled with clutter? What is your goal? A CEO or a Clerk? Your choice.
MEN – MOVE OUT OF THE WAY. THE FUTURE IS WOMEN
In traditional Feng Shui, there are 9 periods. Each period lasts 20 years. We are now in Period 8. Period 8 began the year 2004 and will end in the year 2024. Period 8 favors young men. You’ve witnessed the rise of President Obama, Mark Zuckerberg, etc.…
However; Period 8 is half over; watch out men, the next period will favor women. Women will rule and when women work together, forming a “girls club” be fearful, very fearful, indeed.
Photo of a girl’s club, BB Brains and Beauty, women boss’ at WCR Women Council of Realtors
Proof ~ women are starting to surface in places once occupied mostly by men, like the San Diego Board of Realtors (SDAR), the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA), and, look at WCR, Women Council Realtors where (BB) Brains and Beauty (women) have taken the top positions and rule with a soft smile, and carry a big stick.
In the male dominant country, China, the 7th richest woman in the world, in her 40s, Zhang Xin, is richer than President Donald Trump, Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey.
NUMBER 4, BAD LUCK? NUMBER 8, GOOD LUCK?
Chinese believe number 4 is bad luck because in Chinese, number 4 sounds like the word die, therefore, Chinese believe number 4 is death. Superstitious. That has nothing to do with feng shui energy star numbers.
Number 8, is an infinite, complete number, and Chinese believe number 8 will bring prosperity and all dreams to come true. Again, it has nothing to do with feng shui energy star numbers.
The only numbers we should be concerned about in Feng Shui, are Flying Star numbers representing different forms of energy that circulate and change yearly; one location to another, good one year, does not mean it will be good for next year.
In this chart, you will see there are numbers, and being a nerd by profession, I love to work with numbers. These numbers represent which locations to avoid, and which locations to occupy to benefit with good energy just like weather forecast announcements that warn of a hurricane, or sunshine, etc.…
The star number 2, in this chart, represent illness.
The star number 3, disagreements, deteriorating relationships in business, or personal.
The star number 5 is the worst, bringing all kinds of misfortune, health, wealth, relationships…
The star number 7 suffers theft, violence, and reputation.
These are the only numbers that traditional feng shui practitioners use to chart your home, based on your birthday and the year your house was built. Each home is unique as a person fingerprints.
PAINT YOUR DOOR RED? OH NOOOOOOOOOOO
The color red is not lucky for everyone. The misconception is the color red, Fire Element, representing money. More red, more money; wrong!
My client painted her door red, and her finance suffered because Fire melts Metal, meaning whatever she made, she couldn’t keep.
Remember, red may be good for one person does not mean it is good for another, and vice versa.
THERE IS NO MISSING SECTION
New wave feng shui talks about missing sections, when, in fact, energy is still there, in the land, whether your home is built or not. Energy is just like air, you know it is there but you cannot see it.
USE 9 AREAS OF YOUR LIFE AS A VISION BOARD
Wealth, Health, Relationships, Spiritual, Family, Mentor, Career, Fame, Love, yes, you can have it all, but not equally.
Look at the chart, and be honest with yourself. What do you really want in life? And focus a percentage on that section. Don’t clutter your Vision Board with magazine pictures which later becomes clutter and part of your furniture.
Using your Feng Shui Vision Board, at the end of the week, on Sunday, look at it again, and see if you are closer to your goal. If not, why not, and make changes accordingly.
For an example, if you are single, and want love, does your closet have enough space for your new love to come in and hang his jacket? If your closet is too full, packed; indirectly, you are telling the universe you don’t have room for another. Wow! Just the three of you; me, myself and I. Ahhhhh!
THANK YOU AREAA San Diego for sponsoring this event. THANK YOU WCR, NAREB, and our friends and colleagues for attending.
Photos courtesy of VietNewsTV and Angel Duran. With my deepest Gratitude. Thank you, Van Anh, and anh Nguyen Bau for covering our event.
In the Nine Areas of life according to Feng Shui, you all belong in the Southwest and Northwest sections, helpful people, Love, Relationships, and mentoring. Have a blessed 2018!
Email Gwen@GwenCoronado for a speaking engagement, or a personal consultation. Happy 2018, the Yang Dog Year!