I am someone who always had a passionate curiosity about life, and especially wondered why life is the way it is. For more than 30 years I have researched philosophy, metaphysics, ancient studies, religions, and psychology –anything that addressed the question of what cosmic and earthly forces create and influences our lives and destiny.
Since 1995, Asian Metaphysics -particularly Feng Shui- has captured my interest. It was fortunate that the first Feng Shui book I read was based on the Classical and Traditional teachings. I learned that thousands of years ago, the ancient Asian scholars observed how the forces of time and space are interconnected and that according to Feng Shui, our life and destiny are interdependent upon these forces. The Chinese traced their success and failure not only to their actions but also to the forces of the Earth. I learned the essential concept: that we are all part of a greater whole with the forces of Heaven and Earth interacting with Humanity in the middle. I discovered that what I had been describing as a feeling, the Chinese describe as Feng Shui. I was hooked –here lay the answers to many of my questions. I read that “correct”, or “good”, Feng Shui in our homes and businesses enhances our happiness and our lives. This knowledge excites me to this day.
I did not set out in life to be a Feng Shui practitioner. I studied Feng Shui initially as a way to understand and improve my own life. As my studies evolved, I learned that it is my path to bring Feng Shui knowledge and concepts to the western world. My life is now one of creating awareness of and improving surroundings; and in so doing, all of our lives are enhanced. With awareness comes choice, and with choice comes change.
One of my goals in life is to learn all the modalities associated with Feng Shui. This includes being able to read, understand and apply all the formula embedded in the Chinese Compass, Qi Men Dun Jia and Xuan Kong Da Gua.
The subject content is huge and I understand now completely what Confucius meant when he said on his death bed,” If I could live another 60 years I would devote my life to just the study of the I Ching and Metaphysics”. As you will see below, I was blessed in 2015 with the time and means to take my studies to another level.
2005 – 2013
2000 – 2013
When I was in Italy I was in a class of 80 international students. I asked a few students who would you study with in North America? – the answer was Lily Chung. Lily’s speciality is BaZi and I Ching. I immediately went to San Francisco for a week of one on one. Since then I have numerous times brought Lily to Vancouver for workshops, promoted her books and returned to San Francisco for more classes. She has mentored and guided me for many years. Lily Chung holds a PhD in Urban Geography and is the author of several BaZi and I Ching books. We are now working together on a book to be released in 2014.
1999 – 2000
1995 – 1998
I decided to further my studies with Joey Yap in 2012 by taking his full Chinese Astrology course BaZi modules 1-5. I wanted to learn more. I wanted to understand the different viewpoints of my various teachers and decide for myself what interpretations to take. Joey separates Chinese Astrology BaZi from Feng Shui. The fields of Feng Shui and Chinese Astrology are huge with several classics in each field. The original textbooks are written in Mandarin and prose, and as a result, each master has their own focus and particular area that they specialize in. There is much discussion and debate at elite levels of practice on the use of the Chinese calendar. The Chinese calendar is based on Lunar and Solar cycles. Lily Chung uses the Lunar Calendar, Joey Yap uses the solar calendar. I wanted to learn the validity of each system. There were 80 students in attendance at Modules 3 and 4, with at least 30 from various corners of the world; there were 35 of us who took the exam. Again, a very challenging and long 10 days, much of the teaching was directed to application in business. I learned deeper levels of how to use the effects and energy of time to our advantage for business and personal use. I learned in-depth levels of character and personality analysis based on the birth chart. I learned what people are best skilled at based on their charts, (research, networking, branding, performing, writing, etc.) I learned how to see what are obvious versus hidden skills waiting to be developed. I learned a pictorial method of looking at the birth chart and time; personally, I love this method.
Everything in Asian Metaphysics is expressed in Yin and Yang and Five Element Theory. There are 10 signs that influence your life, Yin and Yang Wood, Yin and Yang Fire, Yin and Yang Earth, Yin and Yang Metal and Yin and Yang Water. The pictorial method draws a picture of your life at any given time. Let’s say your chart is ruled by Yang Fire – the Sun; are you born at night or during the day – can anyone see you? If you are Yang Metal, in order to become a sword you need fire to be forged. Is there fire in the chart? Are you stubborn – Yang Wood a tree, or Yang Earth a mountain, or Yang Metal a sword? What is the temperature of your chart and hence life, is it cold or hot? What can you do to change these effects? Awareness is always the first step and Feng Shui and the right action is the remedy. I love using this method when I talk to people about their charts and personalities and this effects of time, by determining what elements are needed to create harmony in your life I introduce them into your living and work space with Feng Shui applications.
And finally the best thing I took away from my classes with Joey Yap are the world class connections and friendships I have made.
Since 1998, I have worked with hundreds of residential and business clients. I help clients with new home selections and I work with existing homeowners and tenants using Feng Shui applications to create optimal spaces that support their desires and needs.
I work with Business clients to initially identify current and potential problems and then provide concrete recommendations and strategies so their businesses can thrive.
My business clients include:
My book “Feng Shui: Do You See What I See?” is an introduction and guide to practicing Classical Feng Shui. Learn to see, analyze, create, and choose auspicious properties and homes with classical Feng Shui methodology.
It’s filled with common sense tips and easy ways to create immediate positive change in your life.
This book helps you evaluate and analyze if the Feng Shui of your home or property is favourable or not. The purpose of using Feng Shui is to present you with choices so that you can consciously choose and create environments that support and nourish your life, introducing you to a state of harmony, happiness, good health, and prosperity.
Learn how to: