The pursuit of harmony: LAU alumna sheds light on Feng Shui
April 7, 2009—LAU marketing graduate Lara Klait introduced Feng Shui to a captive audience at the Beirut campus, March 20. She’s the first Lebanese consultant with advanced certification in the ancient Chinese science.
Klait said Feng Shui, literally meaning “wind and water,” teaches people to live in harmony with their surroundings and enhance their careers, wealth, health, and relationships.
Feng Shui has been around for over 6,000 years. Klait explained that it is based on the natural sciences, psychology and design principles. It focuses on balancing energies in people’s surroundings.
She used examples of several everyday occurrences that show energy imbalances, such as entering a room and feeling uneasy, and meeting people that give off negative vibes.
Klait said the five elements that, when balanced, could bring about harmony in one’s house are fire, earth, metal, water and wood.
People should also strive to balance opposites, Yin and Yang, to have harmony in all aspects of life, Klait said. Yin represents darkness, softness, curves and the cold, while Yang involves light, hardness, straightness and warmth.
“Feng Shui is belief-free and religion-free,” Klait said. She added that, like gravity, it affects people whether they believe it or not.
However, she pointed out that Feng Shui only affects 20 to 30 percent of people’s lives, and the rest depends on their immediate environment and destiny.
Klait showed the audience a chart of the positive and negative events that can occur due to Feng Shui. Wealth, prosperity, happiness and influential friends were among the positive offerings, whereas poverty, failure and illnesses made up the list of negative aspects.
She also spoke of electromagnetic stress that comes from the electric currents surrounding people. “It is proven that if you live in an environment with high electromagnetic fields, it causes more stress and illnesses,” she said.
To help people get rid of electromagnetic stress, Klait offered several tips for the home, such as limiting the use of microwaves and turning off TVs and mobile phones when sleeping.
Klait has been studying the ancient practice for over seven years, and was the first in Lebanon to take a Master Consultants Course in Advanced Feng Shui. She was trained and certified in Malaysia by the world’s most renowned Feng Shui expert, Lillian Too, who had initially inspired Klait to learn more about the science.
The lecture was organized by the Alumni Relations Office. For reports of similar events, browse the alumni website.
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