13 May

Environmental Psychology and Feng Shui

Environmental Psychology is an interdisciplinary field focused on the interplay between individuals and their surroundings. The field defines the term environment broadly, encompassing natural environments, social settings, built environments, learning environments, and informational environments.
This perspective developed after World War 2.

Feng Shui Is the understanding of nature, particularly on the idea that the land and our surroundings environments are alive and filled with Chi, or energy that impacts our lives daily mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually on the conscious and sub conscious levels.The origins of Feng Shui date back about 3,000-6,000 years ago.

The two terms, environmental psychology and Feng Shui are one in the same. With the promotion of environmental psychology, it creates the potential discussion of Feng Shui becoming “intellectualized” and less spiritual. It’s strongly suggested to have a balance of both.

Feng Shui has no boundaries or set definition because it is constantly evolving and one reason for that is because of our IMAGINATION. As we evolve and new challenges arise (due to self awakening), we have to create, with the use of our imagination, new remedies, cures, and solutions to help us overcome. This is why there are several forms of Feng Shui already in use.

It’s important to try to be mindful as not to overly condense the Feng Shui teachings into neatly packaged categories. Feng Shui and EP are a combination of various disciplines. These practices are even being included into the health system for healing. This is a topic of discussion yet to be further discussed.

It would be great in the near future for the two practices to acknowledge each other (Environmental Psychology and Feng Shui) to help benefit humanity by working together and collaborating to help bridge both worlds of perspectives.

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25 Apr
Five Element

It’s Ridiculous to Have all 5 Elements in Every Single Room Of Your Home

This was a comment I read in an article not to long ago on the topic of Feng Shui (Environmental Psychology). “It’s ridiculous to have all 5 elements in every single room of your home.” Looking to the Five elements theory in Feng Shui, there is reason this principle says, “its suggested to have all 5 elements in each room.” The reason is because Feng Shui, as well as as building biology and Biohilia Design, understanding it’s mans inherit need to be surrounded by nature. Feng Shui also refers to this as, “letting the outside in.”

Science is also providing evidence about nature being integrated into our daily lives promotes calming psychological and physical benefits. Here is an article to further expand on this portion of discussion in the post: How Nature Resets our Minds and Bodies

When integrating Feng Shui into your home, business, and lifestyle, of course we need to be practical. Naturally if you have a closet, crawl space, attic or basement that is not being used, the principles say it’s suggested to incorporate the 5 elements within reason. It’s suggested more so with the areas of your home that you are constantly utilizing. This is especially encouraged for occupants who are in the process of healing from the loss of a loved one, stressful situations, illness, etc.

This is when interior design ideas can step in to complement the Feng Shui principles. The use of artwork, certain suggested colors, objects, furnishings, appliances, structural selections, etc that relate the to the 5 elements will help bring in those natural elemental energies into the space in a concealed non invasive way. Feng Shui is an art and this is where that creative and imaginary mind must step in to envision the solution vs being so literal.

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10 Apr

An Unexpected Voice Message

After being hired as a teacher for the Metropolitan Institute of Interior Design, my connection to Carole’s spirit expanded beyond me. An example of this is with a voice message on my answering machine.

Briefly looking back, after Carole’s passing, many items that she owned and used were let go. For about a year and a half, I did however hold onto the old answering machine because it wanted to hear the recording of her voice. The machine was not plugged into the current system for all to hear, it was just for my ears only. As I went though the healing process, eventually I decided to let that machine go as well.

Since 2011, that answering machine has had no connection to my home. I completely changed the phone system and of course the answering machine’s message. Now this is where the story gets interesting. About 8 months ago I began dating a gentleman from California. He was new to all this “metaphysical” talk and shared he was not a full believer but was very open and curious.

As we got to know one another, these talks would constantly come up and sometimes we will spend hours chatting. Our discussions cover energy awareness, different dimensions and planes of reality, time travel, and even spirit connections. Before his visit three weeks ago, he called my house phone and was greeted by an unexpected voice message.

Apparently, Carole’s spirit tapped into my home’s phone system and created a entirely new voice message. He knew right away, what he heard was not my voice and also knew it was Carole’s. He described her voice as elegant and classy, with no “long Island” accent,…hahaha, that made me laugh.

I told my best friend what had happened and she told her grandmother (who has channeled Carole many times before). Bottom line, her grandmother confirmed, Yes, that was Carole, letting him know she was observing us and also letting me know she provides guidance as needed during these amazing opportunities that are coming into bloom.

A day in the life of a Feng Shui consultant and experiences of those who agree to date us ;)


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19 Mar
feng shui pop quiz

Feng Shui Pop Quiz: What Are The Most Important Rooms in Your Home?

Feng Shui Question of the Week

As you read and follow Laura Cerrano’s Feng Shui posts she will periodically create a Feng Shui pop quiz to help you review and check your knowledge. One of the best ways to learn Feng Shui is to experience it first hand.

Question: Which rooms in your home, according to Feng Shui, are the most important? Here is a hint, there are 4 rooms all together.  Also, keep in mind, this is not to say all the other rooms do not matter, but these in particular carry a stronger energy support.

Here is a list you can choose from:

  • Bathroom
  • Living room
  • Bedrooms
  • Kitchen
  • Den
  • Basement
  • Foyer or Front Entrance
  • Attic
  • Garage
  • Dinning Room


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23 Feb

3 Fast Feng Shui Office Tips to Improve Working Energy (Part 1)

Looking for way to enhance the Feng Shui in your office with fast and simple remedies?

Here are 3 fast tips you can follow today. Feel free to share these tips with your co-workers, friends and family members.

1. Do your best to arrange your desk in a “commanding position.”  This meaning you can see who is entering into your space at all time. This also symbolically represents seeing opportunities as they arise.

2. If you can, allow a good amount of natural light or use full spectrum lighting (sun light) in your workplace. It’s advised to lesson the use of fluorescent lights.

There are a number of negative health effects that have been linked to working under fluorescent lights that are theorized to be caused by this body chemistry mechanism such as:

Eye strain
Problems sleeping, due to melatonin suppression
Symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder or depression
Endocrine disruption and poor immune systems
Eye strain

3. Adding plants promotes collaboration, flexibility, and prosperity.

Rubber plants
Bamboo palm
english ivy
Boston fern
Peace lily (also helps to deflect electro magnetic energy)

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