Defining Feng Shui in Modern Times

Reblogger Roy Kelley
Industry Observer with Retired

Feng Shui in direct translation means "wind and water". 


Original content by Laura Cerrano #888

Feng Shui in direct translation means "wind and water". That may seem a bit abstract, so to try and provide an easier connection to Feng Shui we invite you to think about change, transformation, and enhancement of one's life and overall surroundings. To be fair, for many, just hearing the word "change" or "transformation" can be unsettling.

Yet those who ask for a Feng Shui Consultation, are literally asking for help to change something within their life's story. Maybe it has to do with relationship dynamics, establishing work-life balance, being more courageous to follow a life dream, starting a family, or healing from loss. The life narratives are endless.  

The fact is that choosing to embrace Feng Shui is also saying you are choosing to embrace a newfound perspective on life. You begin to see the world differently and observe your daily interactions with a more keen awareness of what and who is truly adding value to your life vs not. Once your "Feng Shui Eyes" are open, you can no longer ignore the simple truths that have been holding you back.

Adopting the Feng Shui lifestyle encourages you to be the best you, live your best life, and establish and maintain the most supportive living and working environments. The principles of Feng Shui see an interconnected world, where cycles of change influence all of us. This can include everyday human interactions, to the selection and display of inanimate objects and artwork. Please do not ignore your thoughts, words, and feelings as they too can influence the energy. The practice of Feng Shui will even take into consideration the type of material your home has been built with (real elements vs synthetics). As a Feng Shui quick tip, real elements are always better. The level of care for the land a home has been built on also matters. We invite you to pay attention to how conscious are you of what you are reading, listening to, and watching. With the complexity of our world these days, being consciously connected to our inner and outer surroundings is important. It helps you become responsive (emotional maturity) vs reactive (impulsive emotional decision-making) which helps mitigate unnecessary drama, stress, and anxiety. More than ever, having a sanctuary to return to is vital. 

The image you see above is a great visual capture of Feng Shui through atmospheric representation. An ideal Feng Shui environment is balanced, harmonious, and peaceful, yet active in a way that invigorates your spirit and perspective on life.   


Laura Cerrano is a second-generation Certified New York City Feng Shui Consultant Expert. As a full-time Feng Shui consultant, Laura provides bicoastal consultations and workshops for residential, commercial, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies and healing faculties. In addition, Laura is a resident teacher at the Metropolitan Institute of Design in Syosset, NY. She has been featured in highly respected publications and TV networks such as Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," PBS, CBC Television, BBC Radio and The New York Times. 


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Roy Kelley, Retired, Former Associate Broker, RE/MAX Realty Group

Gaithersburg, Maryland  

Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Please be sure to leave comments at the origial blog post by Laura Cerrano

Dec 07, 2023 05:45 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I saw this when he originally posted it and it offers a different perspective on how we look at life.

Dec 07, 2023 05:55 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Thursday afternoon, to all. Have a great day!

Dec 07, 2023 10:27 AM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

This is a different (expanded) view of feng shui than I have studied, but it makes good sense.

Dec 07, 2023 08:31 PM
Barbara Michaluk
Weichert Realtors | Phone Direct 240-506-2434 | 301-681-0550 office - Silver Spring, MD
Leisure World Specialist / Full Service REALTOR

Hi Roy! This is interesting and helps us understand more in depth info about Feng Shui. Thanks for reposting!

Dec 08, 2023 05:17 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

As our local market has become more diverse over the years, an agent's knowledge of the effect of  Feng Shui has become important.

Dec 09, 2023 05:35 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Thanks for reposting/reblogging this post Roy Kelley ... great take on Feng Shui ...

Dec 11, 2023 01:37 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for your feedback. Your comments are always appreciated.

Dec 12, 2023 08:26 AM