The Nine Steps to Feng Shui® System

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At Feng Shui for Us™ we use the Nine Steps to Feng Shui® System, a step-by-step method created by Moni Castaneda that combines:

  • Form School Feng Shui,
  • Modern Architecture, and
  • Alternative Healing.

Form School Feng Shui

Form School is the oldest and most reliable school of Feng Shui. Form School teaches you how to recreate, inside and outside your home, the components that generate beautiful spaces in nature, with good vibes. This helps you be happy, healthy and successful.

Modern Architecture

Modern Architecture helps you create spaces that look good for our modern Western aesthetics, and which are functional – spaces that allow you to be productive and to enjoy life to its fullest.

Alternative Healing

Alternative Healing adds a spiritual dimension to Feng Shui. Feng Shui is one of the five branches of ancient Chinese medicine (the other four are acupuncture, herbalism, Qi-Gong, and massage). While most healing modalities work from the inside out, Feng Shui works from the outside in. You work on your home to create a wonderful life for yourself and for the people you love.

I created the Nine Steps to Feng Shui® System to make it easy for you to understand and apply Feng Shui.

Your application of this system will result in a home that has increased beauty, comfort and good energy – a place you love and are proud to show.

Work with Moni

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Learn the Nine Steps to Feng Shui® System

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The Nine Steps to Feng Shui® is a method for teaching, practicing and learning Feng Shui “by the numbers.” This easy to follow method is designed to maximize efficiency, so that clients and students can incorporate change into their lives in a seamless and gentle way.

The Nine Steps to Feng Shui® System follows a process that addresses the most important Feng Shui problems first, so that each step becomes easier to take care of. These Feng Shui problems are organized by-the-numbers and solved one by one.

Work with Moni

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Learn the Nine Steps to Feng Shui® System

To learn about becoming a Nine Steps to Feng Shui® Consultant go here.

The Nine Steps to Feng Shui® a Home or Business

Step 1: Complete the Floor Plan

Step 2: Balance Extremes

Step 3: Achieve a Proper Circulation of Chi

Step 4: Tune In to Nature

Step 5: Harmonize Colors, Shapes and Materials

Step 6: Use the Right Symbols

Step 7: Fix and Heal

Step 8: Assign and Enhance the Life Areas

Step 9: Use the Power Position in Furniture Placement

Learn more about each step and how it is applied in the home below.

ONE: The Shape of the Floor Plan

The Feng Shui Bagua or Life Areas Map is stretched to fit over floor plans, no matter what shape. When the floor plan is a square or a rectangle, there’s no problem. But if the floor plan is irregular and some areas of the bagua are actually outside, the floor plan has to be symbolically completed both from the inside and from the outside. In smaller homes, bathrooms may occupy a whole life area, and in those cases the bathrooms have to be treated as missing areas. STEP 1 is to COMPLETE THE FLOOR PLAN.

TWO: Staircases, Hallways and Ceiling Height

Staircases, Hallways, and Ceilings that are either too tall or too low, create imbalances in the home. Most home owners perceive these imbalances and try to correct them, but most of the time they end up doing things that worsen the imbalance. For example, someone might add a mirror at the end of a very long hallway, making it seem ever longer. Or they might hang artwork on the wall to the side of a staircase in a way that emphasizes the slant of the steps instead of correcting it. STEP 2 is to BALANCE EXTREMES.

THREE: The Relationship Between Doors to the Outside and Windows and Staircases

The relationship between doors that open to the outside and windows and staircases, how they are located in relation to each other, determines how chi or the life force moves around the home. What you first see when you come home, either through the front door, the back door or the door to the garage, defines how you perceive your home. If the first thing you see is another door, a window or a staircase, that’s a problem. If the first thing you see is a bathroom, a laundry room or a bedroom, that poses a different type of problem. STEP 3 is to INCREASE VITALITY BY CREATING A HEALTHY CIRCULATION OF CHI

FOUR: Windows, Calendars and Clocks

For a home to be healthy and for you to be happy in your home, your home needs to have a healthy relationship with nature and be in tune with nature. We do this by addressing windows and window treatments, calendars and clocks. STEP 4 is to WORK WITH NATURE

FIVE: Colors, Shapes and Materials

The choice of colors in the Feng Shui process goes beyond color theory or design principles. Colors in Feng Shui are determined by the mood you want to achieve in your home as a whole, in every room by itself and hot that connects to the Eastern Five Elements: Water • Wood • Fire • Earth • Metal. The relationship between the elements is complex, but once you learn how they work, the results are astounding. STEP 5 is to HARMONIZE COLORS, SHAPES AND MATERIALS

SIX: Artwork, Photographs and Mirrors

Everything you put on your walls or any other vertical surfaces in your home (such as the sides of cabinets or the refrigerator door) has an effect on you. These items are sending out messages about your deeply held beliefs about yourself, your family and life in general. Mirrors, what kind you use and where you place them, also reveal how you address life. By controlling the narrative that your art, photos and mirrors give you, your home can become your ally, instead of your hidden enemy. STEP 6 is to USE THE RIGHT LANGUAGE

SEVEN: Clutter

The Feng Shui definition of clutter is: any item that you don’t use and love. If you use it, keep it. If you love it, let it go. Take everything else out of your home and give it or sell it to people who need these things. But there’s hidden reasons why people clutter and why they hold on to things that do nothing but hold them back. We address these reasons during Step 7. STEP 7 is to HEAL AND DECLUTTER

EIGHT: The Feng Shui Life Areas

When we get to Step 8 we circle back to the Bagua Map and address the corners and the midpoints where the energy of each life area is the strongest. As we do this, we help the client set healthy goals for each life area and place “cures” or enhancements that are reminders of their intent for each of their aspirations. Step 8 is to ENHANCE THE LIFE AREAS

NINE: Furniture Placement

Certain furniture positions empower people, and other positions dis-empower them. There are specific rules to follow for every room depending on the use of the room and how many people use it. During Step 9 we do an evaluation of every room to make sure it has all the furniture, accessories, and lighting that are needed for comfort and beauty. This creates the environment where you and your family may live a happy life. Step 9 is to USE THE POWER POSITION

A System That Works

The Nine Steps to Feng Shui® System is synergistic, which means that the work done on each step assists and strengthens every future step, so that creating spaces with good energy becomes simpler and easier over time.

The number 9 is very important in Feng Shui, as it represents maximum power, maximum yield. The Chinese Temple of Heaven was built with series of 9 steps to enhance its good fortune. Each step in the system is like taking a step up and each new level in the Nine Steps to Feng Shui® Pyramid represents a new, higher level of happiness.

It has never been easier to learn or practice Feng Shui, from the comfort of your own home – or wherever you are, with a laptop, smart phone or tablet in your hand, as long as you have high speed internet connection.

Work with Moni

To work with Moni, go here.

Learn the Nine Steps to Feng Shui® System

To learn about becoming a Nine Steps to Feng Shui® Consultant go here.

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