So, Now You're a Certified Feng Shui Consultant! By Feng Shui Long Island & New York
I remember so well attending the very first Certification Classes in Feng Shui Studies way back in 1996 by the very first school that was Licensed and Accredited to offer them. And I reflect today on just how many things have changed.
In 1996 we were afforded the Real Masters of Feng Shui from a variety of different schools of methods of Feng Shui. Our graduating class came from across the County with only 3 of us actually living in New York where the course was being held.
Inside the Very Beautiful Monestary by HHH Professor Lin Yun, Old Westbury Long Island New York.
In between classes on Special Weekend Intensives we had the further opportunity to study with even MORE of the best mentors from across the world, flown in to teach, reach and inspire us all in their different and very unique ways.
We learned The Black Sect Method, The Compass Method, Western Methods and The Form School. We studied the I Ching and were able to attend certain extra classes on incredible Space Clearings and Blessings. There were 33 students and, unfortunately, many never went on to actually work at the career they loved.
At the Lin Yun Monestary in 1997, graduation Day!
We had to learn floor plans and submit them and find our own projects which were critiqued carefully by our Mentors. We were taken out into "the field" to first see how Feng Shui Consultations were performed and then try to evaluate the homes and businesses ourselves from a Feng Shui Perspective and incorporate changes we believed should be made.....and WHY. We were taught about Intention, Mindfulness and NonJudgment and we were taught that our purpose was to help others and inspire them.
Classes for Feng Shui Certifications now are offered online in some cases. You read a book or two and you get a Certificate in the Mail. Some of the Feng Shui Schools still adhere to a rigid schedule but a large amount of that is now the ever important, ever present "Marketing." I agree how important that is but I have to ask, are they getting LESS Feng Shui?
The day finally came. 33 Hopeful Feng Shui Consultant Graduates and our Graduation was held at the Lin Yun Monastery in Old Westbury Long Island New York. That in itself was a thrill. We were not told that day that his High Holiness Professor Lin Yun was flying in to speak to the first group of Feng Shui Consultants in the County and give is a special blessing.
Receiving a Special Blessing at my 10 Year Anniversary of becoming a Certified Feng Shui Consultant ....HHH Professor Lin Yun 2007.
And then, it was over. My fellow graduates flew back home to their own homes and we were "cut loose." No marketing at all. Some of us returned to our old jobs and practiced on weekends.
It's time, I thought, to try to get the word of Feng Shui out there....but How?
To be Contined................
Feng Shui Long Island & New York City Consultant
*Carole Provenzale has been a Certified Feng Shui Consultant since graduating from the Country's very first School for Feng Shui Studies that was licensed and accredited in 1997. Carole provides on site Feng Shui Consultations on Long Island NY, Queens New York and New York City - NYC
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**Laura Cerrano is a Second Generation Certified Feng Shui Consultant who has trained with Feng Shui Long Island and Masters from across the Country including Shamans to incorporate Native American beliefs and Space Clearings into her Feng Shui Consulting Firm, Feng Shui Manhattan New York City NY. After co-consulting on site for many years Laura began her own business in 2000 and has a strong client base in New York City.