Business Today, Lifestyle Leisure, November 2005
Harmonious Balance through Ancient Science
Tapping and harnessing the positive energies or Qi in your surroundings through feng shui
The art and science of Feng Shui has often been misunderstood by many and what better way to demystify this ancient science than by having it explained by an academically trained scientist, Boon Yap.
With credentials running into pages, having Boon, or Master Boon to many, unravel ancient feng shui sounds relatively easy. There are no technical mambo-jumbos and the explanation is, well, simple.
Having been trained by grandmaster of feng shui Yap Cheng Hai, who also happens to be her father, Master Boon was naturally drawn to this art since young and has been practising it throughout her life. With her mainstream career well and truly underway, she began to pursue her feng shui passion with more vigour in the late 1990s and haven’t turned back ever since.
Her life imitates the duality of yin and yang. Currently Director of an Australian firm, C.M. Whittington & Associates Pty. Ltd., Master Boon is not only involved in both local and international technology trade and business consulting, she also offers her feng shui expertise to all those interested.
As people live frantic lives, attaining an equilibrium of sorts is hard to do – whether it’s at home or in the office. For that very reason, people seek out experts or practitioners like Master Boon to help them attain that harmonious balance.
Master Boon says: “As people spend more and more time away from the home and toil away in their offices, there seems to be a need to create a more conducive work environment by tapping the positive energies or Qi, or even to eliminate unnecessary stress.
“On the other hand, even the home space is quickly being turned into working areas as the workforce becomes more mobile or people simply opting to work or carry out businesses from home. Here, the home has to be conducive to both living and also to running a business – tapping the potential Qi in the home for these very reasons could bring numerous benefits.”
Her emphasis in living with harmony with one’s environment is best realised by utilising the art and science of feng shui - assessing the effects of the environment on people’s lives and harmonising these effects to the benefit of the individual.
“If you are a manager in an office, you may want to tap the Qi that will give you power. If you’re a human resource manager, you do not want to tap that same energy, you may want the Qi that will help you promote harmony and balance in the office.”
“While at home, you may want positive energies like peace and harmony in the living room, romance and definitely not power (one hopes!) in the bedroom,” she laughingly adds.
PRACTICING FENG SHUI
So how can you engage Master Boon’s expertise or unlock the secrets of feng shui yourself? If you have decided to live in harmony with your surroundings and want to tap and harness the positive Qi around you, then you are in luck.
Master Boon is the principle of Feng Shui for Enriching Lives. She will be conducting Yap Cheng Hai Academy Feng Shui Practitioners’ series based on the true principles of I Ching Ba Gua, ancient Feng Shui wisdom that is not available elsewhere.
Entitled Feng Shui for Enriching Lives Study Retreats: Elementary Feng Shui Practitioners’ Course will be held on November 18 to 20 and Intermediate Level on November 25 to 27 at Avillion Port Dickson. Study Retreats details and registration form, visit www.masterboon.com or call Master Boon at (012) 303 1991.
Says Master Boon, “My vision is to promote a deeper understanding of this ancient wisdom worldwide, so people can use Feng Shui as a way of life to attain fulfillment and for the betterment of all. Passionate Feng Shui amateurs and professionals who like to refine their skills will acquire in-depth knowledge of Classical Feng Shui and of each School and System of Feng Shui.”
“Students will gain first-hand, the vital secrets and skills of effective application that truly differentiates this lineage from the rest. On completion, students will be well-placed to be a respected Practitioner with the knowledge and critical proficiency to benefit themselves and others,” advocates Master Boon.
Master Boon also holds an MSc in medical research, plus an MBA.
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