By Tammy Scileppi
Feeling unlucky lately? Life getting you down? Bad feng shui could be contributing to your troubles.
Did you know that negative energy flow in your home or office space creates blockages that may lead to blocked opportunities? And that adding a pop of red is a surefire way to bring in good fortune? It’s possible to transform every area of your life, even increase sales and profits for your business with good energy or chi.
Understanding where to place furniture and accessories for optimum feng shui results is key.
It’s well known that feng shui has a huge impact on the layout of living/working spaces and the aesthetics of interior design. But its remarkable effect on the lives of people who dwell in those spaces isn’t emphasized enough.
Prosperity, better health, love and happiness can be yours in the new year if you’re open to embracing the “magic” of this ancient Chinese practice.
Feng shui Master Zhi Hai, whose name means “Sea of Knowledge” in Chinese, offers valuable suggestions. The Rego Park resident is a world renowned feng shui master, as well as a metaphysics master and architect.
Zhi Hai does residential and commercial evaluations and has helped business people, architects, famous personalities, and others through her knowledge and experience.
As founder and Chair of the American Feng Shui Association, she brings together feng shui experts, leading real estate developers and brokers from around the world, to discuss and work on important feng shui developments. Many TV stations, real estate and Wall Street investment firms, and New York City government unions, have invited her to give seminars.
She is an author and radio host. Her Chinese feng shui Column has appeared in the World Journal and other publications.
“I deeply believe that the practice of feng shui can improve everyone’s life in terms of positive energy, improved performance in work and in home, significant growth in business, better study results for students, significantly improved personal relationships and a deeply enriched environmental space,” Zhi Hai said. “It is my mission to bring Abundance and Prosperity to as many people as I can.”
Before coming to America in 1997, she managed one of the foremost architectural firms in China and was responsible for many important public projects.
She was head of the Henan Province Culture and Architectural Design Department, which took on design and development of all provincial cultural buildings (libraries, museums, theaters, cultural centers, etc.).
“It was there that my interest in feng shui developed,” said Zhi Hai, who worked for an architect firm in Queens when she came to the United States.
There, she noticed that the floor plans they designed, which fell in line with the city Department of Buildings’ rules, but didn’t follow the traditional practices of feng shui.
“I saw that people would have a hard time living there because of the inner energy of the building,” she recalled. “I started to realize people in America needed a qualified feng shui master who had a background in architecture.”
Her knowledge helped a child who was struggling in school. He simply needed his study space improved. With better harmony in his space, his achievements allowed him to move forward and do well, according to Zhi Hai.
Most recently, she consulted with developers of two Manhattan buildings, assisting them in marketing penthouse apartments worth more than $12 million (and designed by world-renowned Architect, I. M. Pei).
“For residential, we concentrate on health, relationship and wealth, etc., as every client’s need is different. In the office, we concentrate feng shui in three ways: boss, manager and employee,” Zhi Hai said. “Make the boss/manager have higher energy, wisdom, power and right decision-making. For employees — create a positive workplace. In commercial businesses (restaurants, supermarkets, stores) we concentrate on money feng shui — no troubles, no law suits.”
In Queens, the busy master has helped hundreds of residential owners and businesses. She works with people all over New York City, New Jersey and beyond.
At her clients’ request, Master Zhi Hai has started her own feng shui jewelry brand, so they can carry good luck with them.
“Good feng shui is good energy. Once you have good energy, good life will come to you.”