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Certified NYC Feng Shui Expert Laura Cerrano has over 20-years of on-site and remote Feng Shui & Design consulting. Consultations, seminars and classes provided in New York City and Los Angeles California, along with National and International locations.


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Certified Feng Shui Expert Laura Cerrano provides weekly Feng Shui Tips and insights, paired with the latest scientific studies, discussions about additional supportive healing modalities and healthier lifestyle choices for the body, mind and spirit.

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What is the Most Important Principle In Feng Shui?

Laura Cerrano

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It must be furniture arrangement? How about color and artwork selection? Is it understanding what elements I’m born with? Or, perhaps it’s the direction my home faces? First, lets translate “Feng Shui” into a more digestible meaning. 

Feng Shui = a lifestyle of self-development & spiritual-development.

Adopting the lifestyle of Feng Shui awakens your understanding that change first and foremost, begins from within. Exploring the inner alchemy of one’s self and becoming consciously aware that YOUR INTENTIONS provide the starting point for internal and external transformation is extremely important.   

Let’s take a look at the word, Intention through the teachings of Gary Zukav, author to, “The Seat of The Soul,” published in 1981. 

  • Intention is created by a thought.
  • A thought is energy that has been created by consciousness
  • Consciousness is choosing to be awakened and aware of one’s internal and external surroundings. 
  • You give your intention form based on the way you feel, think, behave, your values and how you choose to live your live. 
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This single word, encompasses so many possibilities in how your life could be directed. If anything that you learn from the teachings of Feng Shui, remember change begins with you, “the man in the mirror.” Become CLEAR with your INTENTIONS (your motivations), for why you are purposely asking to CHANGE YOUR LIFE. From your internal responses, this now introduces self-discussion about which Feng Shui method or methods you would like to utilize during the external transformation process of your living and working environments. Changes may include the architectural design of a building, the floor plan layout, selection of land to occupy, selection of artwork, colors, objects, and furniture arrangement that best align with your personal intentions and astrological birth chart.   

Feng Shui expert with 21+ years of experience. She provides bicoastal consultations and workshops for residential, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies, and healing facilities. She is currently conducting research for her upcoming book that focuses on bridging the gap between the ancient wisdom of Feng Shui and modern day science to establish the practice of Feng Shui as a credible form of health care



Setting Intentions To Build Your Today and Tomorrow

Laura Cerrano

Intentions are a vital part to living the feng shui lifestyle. Why? Because your thoughts, spoken words and habits contribute to your over all life experiences. Besides the obvious financial and knowledge exchange between a client and their consultant, there is also an energy exchange that takes place.  

To honor that particular energy, its common for feng shui consultants to ask their clients to write out intentions. These are not necessarily "wish lists." Think of intention writing as an opportunity for your spirit to fine tune what it attracts during this life time. Perhaps it could be experiencing love or running a successful business, raising a child, to live healthy, to embrace change or learn to forgive, to have fun or travel beyond your comfort zone and be adventurous, etc.

Essentially, the more detailed you when setting your intentions, the better "Universe" can support you.  

Origami with three intentions written inside placed by a feng shui inspired altar. Intentions could be written on a flat piece of paper or creatively constructed.

Origami with three intentions written inside placed by a feng shui inspired altar. Intentions could be written on a flat piece of paper or creatively constructed.

Intention Writing Exercise: 

  • Take a piece of paper and write down at least 3-9 intentions. Use positive language. i.e. "I am open and receptive to receiving a partner who is emotionally available, playful, grounded, etc" 
  • Place your written intentions inside a red envelope (This symbolizes honor and protection). If you cannot, then use red paper or at least red ink when writing. 
  • Place the unsealed red envelope in an area of your home that you feel is sacred (some may have an altar) or a feel good area within your home where you spend a lot of time.  
  • Honor your intentions by taking action to nurture them. 

i.e. If you seek to learn a new language, research classes and enroll or connect with people who can help you. If you envision yourself being healthy, become more mindful with the food choices you make. 

You can see this exercise is very practical and offers common sense suggestions. Yet, by setting intentions each year, and as need be refreshing them every 3-6 months, this could become a great reminder helping you to maintain your focus on what is important.

Where attention goes, energy flows.