Gabriela Galbenus, Feng Shui Consultant
Gabriela Galbenus, founder of The London Feng Shui and former executive member of the Feng Shui Society is featured in this week's interview post.
What led you to start to become an Feng Shui Consultant?
All my life I was amazed by the ancient civilizations how they were able, with no instruments, to develop complex understanding of astronomy, to build complex cities with no modern machinery, to communicate with one another with no written language and figure out how to grow crops even in the most inhospitable places. Scientists have tried for decades to understand, how these civilizations have made such discoveries with limited technology. Looking from a Feng Shui perspective I believe they gained all the knowledge by observing and replaying nature. Since, I was a child I have believed in Feng Shui’s principles without knowing about its existence until 10 years ago when I come across Feng Shui and from that day on my journey of learning hasn’t stopped.
What is your favorite aspect of being an Feng Shui Consultant?
There is not just one favorite aspect that I love about my job, but many. One aspect is the observation; I observe, question and discover every time I come across a piece of land. The second favorite aspect is application; that is the Yang (active) side of my job, and I love every minute of it. Then, the client contact aspect; that is the most amazing experience for me. Being able to redirect and revitalize people’s energy is not easy but is the most rewarding experience that one can experience. And finally, research and learning; discovering ancient systems to calculate and gather the Qi flow from the environment.
What have you learned the most from your career in Feng Shui?
Trying always to do the important things, at the right time, at the right place, with the right people!
What tips and ideas do you have for other’s who would like to be a Feng Shui Consultant?
Learning Feng Shui is about observing and understanding both your environment and yourself. Don’t be scared of what you see, use common sense and most importantly always question the information you are learning. Each country has its own Feng Shui. However, Chinese Feng Shui Scholars have done a great job on passing useful information about how energy works. Although, Feng Shui has been lost in bad translations and misinterpretation there is so much material to be learned.
What is at the heart of your career in Feng Shui that you want your clients to take home?
Understanding the environment! Feng Shui doesn’t make miracles but uses what we have around us: the environment. We tap into Qi and make use of the energies surrounding us to foster a positive change in our health, careers, wealth and relationships.
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