Thursday, September 19, 2013

Feng Shui Simply: A Review

Feng Shui Simply
Change Your Life From the Inside Out
Cheryl Grace

Hay House, Inc
I have attempted to research Feng Shui but have little success. Cheryl Grace's book is not just the simplicity implied in the title, but how each lesson is so easy and practical and leaved you empowered enough to put the methods into practice. Her explanation of how clutter affects the subconscious mind, and blocks the flow of energy in our lives is definitely an Ah-ha moment.

The author explains the aspects and elements that make up Feng Shui in a very "simple," understandable way. Each area of living space is oriented by the position of the front door, and a Bagua map is provided to help the reader to orient their own space. The nine sections represent aspects of one's life such as money or relationships. The purpose is to enhance or balance these areas using Ying and Yang and all five Chinese elements - water, fire, etc. which are represented by materials as well as colors.

I highly recommend this book.

Publisher's Synopsis:
In Feng Shui Simply, Cheryl Grace digs deep into the principles of feng shui to present an exciting new view of this age-old concept and shows that feng shui isn’t just about rearranging your furniture or painting your walls; it goes much deeper. She opens your eyes to how feng shui can be used to balance the energy of every part of your life—both in your external and internal environments. Grace shows that bringing your focus to both of these worlds is a powerful way to design the life you’re meant to live.

In these pages, Grace takes you on a journey to design your living spaces using the classic Bagua map—a chart separating physical spaces into nine areas, each representing a different aspect of life, such as wealth, family, and career. But perhaps more importantly, she goes one step further, teaching you the inner work of feng shui using her own Inner Wisdom Bagua map, which correlates the characteristics, beliefs, and attitudes that will help you flourish in each area of your life.

Sharing anecdotes from her own experience switching careers from an ESPN executive to a feng shui consultant, as well as her clients’ success stories, Grace walks you through each area of the standard and Inner Wisdom Bagua maps to create unique solutions for your life. She teaches you to harness the power of your intuition to determine what’s true and important for you. And she offers practical tools based on concepts such as Yin and Yang, the Five Elements, and the Magical Day, to help you figure out which enhancements will be the most effective in transforming your life.

By celebrating key principles like universal gratitude, a positive outlook, and living in the present moment, she shows you how to manage life on a day-to-day basis and points you toward your life’s true purpose.

I received a digital copy of this title from NetGalley in return for my accurate, true opinion.