I am very excited to embark on a new project that I will be sharing with you, but first, I would like to introduce myself, and some of the background behind my Feng Shui studies.
Firstly my name is Fiona Hawkins, I am Australian and after living in Hong Kong for over two decades I have observed Feng Shui being used by people from the smallest village, to the CEO’s of wealthy companies. In the construction of the great high-rise buildings that dominate the skyline, to the needs of a tiny temple, engulfed by development, Feng Shui is taken very seriously. The Hong Kong government had before hand over and still has a fund for compensation if their development interrupts, damages or changes the auspicious Feng Shui of a site.
Yet when I returned to Australia or visited other countries, the practice of Feng Shui bore very little, if any, resemblance to what I had seen. This is where my passion started so I set out in Hong Kong to find a local Chinese Feng Shui Master to teach me traditional authentic Feng Shui.
Five Elements Feng Shui Solutions is my Hong Kong based company established in 2005, practicing only traditional, authentic Feng Shui and its associated practices. For over ten years I have studied with a Grand Master, numerous Masters and one Professor, learning Feng Shui and it’s amazing history.
How has this Ancient and Complex cultural belief, developed and practiced by the Chinese for more than 4000 years, with archeological digs finding markings from as far back as 6000 years, become the subject of ridicule by so many in the West? I shall endeavor to change this negative perception.
How many times have I heard that audible groan, with a quick subject change when the words Feng Shui are mentioned? We know that Feng Shui was taken to America in the 1980’s and was watered down for Western consumption, eliminating the use of the Lo Pan (Chinese Compass), resulting in the negative opinions found today. You don’t have to practice Feng Shui or even believe in it, I just ask that you keep an open mind and try to understand and respect it.
To demonstrate the use of Feng Shui, I am embarking on a project to build a luxury holiday bungalow on land located on a beautiful river, using Feng Shui principles from the beginning.
If you have ever built a home you will know it can be a long drawn out process so to prevent blog fatigue I thought I would also post Feng Shui related information about Hong Kong as well as spicing things up with fun and interesting things to do here, such as great eating spots, night life and of cause shopping. Even after all my time in Hong Kong, it never fails to amaze me, I have always found it safe, vibrant and cutting edge, yet deeply traditional and never ceases to surprise the inquisitive. I know you will love it.
Very soon I’ll begin the assessment of the land along with its surrounding environment. For the very best result Feng shui begins with the selection of land, so if you have the luxury of having a Feng Shui Master to assist you with this process you will begin with an auspicious site.
I won’t be teaching you formulas or the use of the Lo Pan but what I will do is explain when and why different analyses are carried out and applied.
Another plan for the build is to be as environmentally aware as I can, using an ethos of Recycle, Reuse and Locally Source. This has nothing to do with Feng Shui.
I am really looking forward to starting.