Hiring a Consultant
Although it is fairly simple to grasp the basic principles of feng shui, it can take years to truly understand its underlying principles. Some people who intuitively resonate with the principles of feng shui and want to learn more can hire a professional feng shui consultant who can come into their home and offer practical tips for increasing energy flow and releasing trapped negative emotions.
The concept of “sanctifying space” is present in many cultures around the world. The basic concept is that we can have a dramatic effect on our environment when we learn to see it with spiritual eyes. This idea is based on the belief that space is not necessarily neutral as people most often assume, but the very air can be charged with positive or negative spiritual elements.
Unless you are building a new home from scratch, the basic structures of your home can't be easily modified. Obviously, it will not be possible to change the orientation of your home or move the entrance. That said, feng shui offers practical, doable ideas for using smaller objects to change your space. These “cures” involve the use of symbolic items, color, and repositioning of furniture. A consultant can help diagnose the quirks in your home and help identify solutions.
The best way to find a local feng shui expert is through a referral from someone you know and trust. You can visit the International Feng Shui Guild at
A professional feng shui practitioner might offer you advice in these areas:
Methods to cultivate or enhance certain areas of your life
The best rooms in your home or office for specific activities
Ideas for optimizing the use of colors
Increasing the beauty of outdoor environmental designs
Creating a sanctuary or meditation space within your home
Correct positioning of home-office implements
Ideas to improve the flow of chi through the front entrance of your home
Ideal places for feng shui cures, such as chimes, mirrors, lights, fountains, candles, and mobiles
The cost of hiring a professional feng shui consultant varies according to location and other factors, so be sure to determine fees and services covered before bringing the consultant into your home.