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Diana Garber is asked each year to speak about energy for the upcoming year. She does extensive research on energy trends, historical facts, and performs her analyses.
Diana’s mastery in the ancient study of classic Feng Shui incorporates quantum physics principles and algorithms in order to derive statistical probabilities that she shares with her commercial and residential clients. Her response when asked about 2015 is “it is a challenging year if we don’t find ways to unmask opportunities. Manage your environment consciously or unconsciously it manages you©. Our action or inaction can result in negative implications such as miscommunication or conflict. I choose positive implications, which is why I’m offering this free lecture. Trauma can be tampered by our reaction, and knowledge is power.” Garber says.
A free video is available of this lecture. To read the entire press release follow this link.
The Feng Shui energy is three (hard wood) which brings storms, thunder, temperature fluctuations, and wetness. This year certain areas of the body are vulnerable such as feet, throat, thyroid, gallbladder, and energy. Staying balanced will be key. Three represents the eldest son so he’s heavily influenced and likely on edge. However, the year’s energy doesn’t empower young people in general.
The Chinese New Year brings in the ram (also known as sheep or goat) whose core energy is earth. 2015’s Chinese astrology cycle is wood. Normally the sheep year (and sheep people) are creative and caring. This year wood draws energy from earth, there’s an undercurrent we need to deal with.
So what do you do with that information? Here’s a free video that goes into more detail AND offers ways to be proactive. Think these trends are hogwash? Have you watched the news? Shootings of young males, anger in the streets, storms that we’re all encountering … I talk about it all. Even the movie about civil rights is timely according to this year’s energy.
The good news? Knowledge is power and our theme this year is it's all about YOU. We can CHOOSE our reaction and support others who don’t know any better; so share, share, share!
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Let us know how you're experiencing the energy – and Happy New Year and Happy Valentine’s Day!
May you be exceedingly, generously, and joyfully blessed,© ~Diana
Intuitive Concepts was selected for a second year as 2013’s Best of Columbus Award in the Feng Shui Consulting category by the Columbus Award Program. The program honors achievements and accomplishments of local businesses that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community, and focus on quality not quantity. These exceptional companies help make the Columbus area a great place to live, work and play.
Other companies that have received this distinction in their cities and categories include Trump International Hotel and Tower, Inc. Magazine, Dyson, Merrill Lynch, Intuit, Best Buy, Shell Oil Company, Edward Jones, American Red Cross, and Microsoft Store. Nationwide, only 1.4% of 2013 award recipients qualify as two-time award winners.
Feng Shui Master, Diana Garber, President and CEO of Intuitive Concepts, certainly deserves the credit for this distinction. She tirelessly supports individuals seeking solutions for their businesses, their families, and themselves through her Feng Shui commercial and residential consultations. CEO’s, executives, physicians, and entrepreneurs seek Master Garber out to conduct commercial property analyses because of the unquestionable results her work has shown. In addition, her reputation as a premier residential Feng Shui practitioner is validated by homeowners and renters who have shared their positive experiences. In 2005, Ms. Garber left the corporate world as Vice President of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity for Bank One. Her company, Intuitive Concepts, was founded in 1998 but she has over three decades of Feng Shui experience.
Although Ms. Garber is honored to receive the 2013 Best of Columbus Award recognition, her achievements as an outstanding Feng Shui Master extend across the US and several continents. She has served as the Feng Shui Practitioner for The Ohio State University and recently earned the title as the first Feng Shui Master to speak at a medical convention.
Her goal is to Feng Shui the world…one company, one home, one person at a time© and the 2013 Best of Columbus Award is an indicator that she is progressing toward that goal.
For the full press release, select this link.
It is helpful to close out the previous year and start the New Year by expressing thanks and gratitude. Wouldn't you like to hear from someone as to how you make a difference in their life? When we're acknowledged for good deeds, we're more inclined to do more of them. Do you agree? So over the weekend, I wrote dozens of thank you cards and sent them out. Remember snail mail and receiving a real card? With the volume of email these days, are you more inclined to remember a real card? I am!
Another thing you can do is clean out your files. I use this opportunity for business and personal files (including old tax records). From a Feng Shui perspective, stuffed file drawers can prevent new clients from surfacing. I err on the side of caution and likely keep more archives than needed so for the New Year I need to make some space in file drawers. I'm thinking of purchasing one of the scanners that does receipts too. I purge extraneous tax files and prepare for the new tax season. Some people dread this, but if you look at it that paying taxes means 1) schools, roads, and more are supported, and 2) it means you were prosperous, it helps. Make life fun! So back to filing -- if you find it hard to file because drawers are too full, you are telling the universe your business doesn't need anything new (clients, revenue) or you have enough work to sustain the business. Think of yourself and your business as an unlimited vessel -- ready to receive and serve. I'm a big fan of the number eight (see blog on prosperity numbers), so purge files for 8 minutes or 8 items at a time. Before you know it, your drawers will be tidy and new business will flow in. Lastly, as you work set the intention of attracting more business (or personally more loving support or fun). You’ll be amazed how well this works!
May you be exceedingly, generously, and joyfully blessed, (c) Diana
A question came in from Florida. Actually it ended up to be several questions. 1) My Feng Shui practitioner told me to place moving metal in the West. My daughter's bedroom is there. I watched your video, is this correct?
I hesitate to question another Feng Shui practitioner's advice since I haven't been to your home or know family members (their energy in the space). I also don't know the level of expertise the Feng Shui practitioner has. Are they basing moving metal in the West because of five during 2015? I can get that from a timing perspective but moving metal isn't always a way to address a five star.
2) Where should I place my salt water cure this year? As I mentioned in the video, I don't use the word "cure" since we're negotiating with energy. I also don't include salt water cures in my recommendations. I know I'll take some heat for this but here's why. A bowl of salt water may help a room but it doesn't address the building. It's like treating a blemish that is really psoriasis. If the building is sick, it needs to be addressed holistically. A crystal, mirror, trinket, or bowl of water isn't strong enough to help a building. Small things produce small results (if they do anything at all). I'm a stand for big results ... consistent results. Help the building, and it thanks its occupants.
You were generous with sharing your address with me so I took the liberty of researching your home. Based on its flying stars, I personally think moving metal in the West is too strong. It increases the risk of violence in the West so whether that's your daughter loosing her temper, or a door/window having an intruder ... you might ask your Feng Shui practitioner about it. I'd also ask him/her about the NW (head male) and East (eldest son) because those areas need to be addressed sooner than later!
3) Do I travel to Florida. Yes -- I go where the client is (U.S. and abroad) and have worked in Florida and will be working there again this year. Your response is like others .... and involves cost. What I want to say is ... do it right the first time! If you can avert a disaster waiting to activate (accident, illness, breakup, bankruptcy, failed business, etc.), the consult pays for itself. I'm not a fan of living with regret.
4) Will I audit the practitioner's report? My answer is the same whether it's a practitioner's work or a person who has done their own assessment. No. It goes back to the same reason -- do it right the first time. I don't know their level of experience or expertise. They may not look for what I look for when I'm there, or sense what I sense. As an experienced risk manager ... I'm looking for influences beyond Feng Shui. I also have audit experience (both on the initiating side as well as the receiving side), and often times it takes more effort to audit someone's work than to do the work. I don't mean any of that to sound boastful. It's a business practice we adopted, and I believe it is a good one.
Auditing will come into play soon enough, but I'll know the quality going in. It's an investment in the future, and our mission to save the world one business, one home, one person at a time. Consider this a pre-announcement. Feng Shui University (practitioner school) is on the horizon and coming to major markets in this decade. More about that later...
Thank you for the question! May you be exceedingly, generously, and joyfully blessed, (c) ~Diana
Thanks, Ronda, for the suggestion to bring back free workshops. We're going to give it a try by featuring one each quarter; BUT reservations are required. If there are less than six participants, the class will not be held. So, if you're like Ronda and want to attend -- reserve your seat.
People have been requesting Your Office and Producing Extraordinary Results again so that's the first one on the docket. It's a great way to start the year since it includes not only Feng Shui for offices (including home offices), but also goal setting and time management principles. Having managed staff in multiple cities, being a former senior project manager, and now managing a dynamic business (and busy schedule) ... this is an awesome class.
Long-awaited case studies are here. We'll present entire projects from start to finish ... their Feng Shui goals and how Feng Shui affected their blueprints (from parking lots to the building, furniture and more) -- all culminating into fantastic spaces that produce results.
Also long-awaited is the ever popular Myers-Briggs Personality Inventory (MBTI) workshop. These sell out every year AND we have a waiting list for the next one. Many class participants took the on-line version and in every case said our class blew it out. We do role playing, provide charts, and take the extra mile so that it's not just information -- you leave knowing how to maximize the knowledge. So, make your reservations early!
We've had multiple requests to get back to basics (Feng Shui 101, so to speak) because people find it confusing that one book says something and another says something else. Thus, the proposed May class.
We're even thinking about a Feng Shui cooking class (maybe a BYOB ... what do you think?). I've been wanting to write a cook book for years so this can be the precursor.
So, please check out the schedule and let us know what you think; and if there's a topic you'd like to learn more about ... let us know that too. We'll be finalizing this by month end (November 30, 2014) so check back to obtain dates and topics you're interested in ... and make your reservations early! Don't loose out because of under or overbooking.
If there's anyone reading this that would like to host a workshop, let us know that too. If you're looking for a speaker, let's talk! That part of the schedule is almost full.
As always, thank you! May you be exceedingly, generously, and joyfully blessed,(c) ~Diana
Thanks for your follow-up note. We enjoyed our consult.
We're in Louisiana for our annual Habitat for Humanity build. This is our 9th year here - we started the year after Hurricane Katrina. We'll look for the consult recording when we get home, and will start working on our remedies then also.
Your comments about 2015 being a difficult year for break-ins (and we're already in that energy) seem to be true. Neighbors had their unlocked cars rifled through, although nothing seems to be missing. Another neighbor was robbed during the night while they were upstairs sleeping. The burglar came in through an unlocked basement door. Everything except cash and gift cards were found a few streets away over the next couple of days. We're planning on starting to use our security system when we are away.
Thanks again, and warm wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Eve and Greg
If you (as a blog visitor) would like to know more about 2015's energy, we've uploaded a video to our YouTube channel. In it we offer insights and tips as doing something is better than doing nothing. However, do what these clients did and obtain your OWN consult for business or home. Don't delay, Feng Shui today!(c)
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