Judith Elliot McDonald
My goal as a consultant is to assist clients in finding the best flow of positivity in their homes, properties or offices. I am also interested in teaching the client to feel and identify when the energy is not at its optimum. Together, we create spaces that function at their highest level for the benefit of all aspects of life.
I generally concentrate on the eight primary areas of concern in Feng Shui – fame, marriage and relationships, children, benefactors, career, knowledge, health and wealth, but since Feng Shui is holistic by nature, adjustments can create positivity in other areas as well.
Early in my life I was an Interior Design student at the Philadelphia University of the Art, and practiced as a commercial interior designer for three years.
To me, though, it seemed that there always something missing from this kind of work. I could create classically beautiful or cutting edge contemporary spaces, and people were always delighted with the result, but I felt that there was an element of unity and cohesion which was not being manifest in my designs.
Throughout my life I have enjoyed the avocation of theater arts, and at various times worked as an actor, director, teacher and set designer.
When designing for theater, you acquire a whole different understanding of the simplicity of an interior. The rules are completely different. The design must follow the function of a normal interior, but must also pay exquisite attention to the flow of energy required by the text and the actors, while being open to the fourth wall, or the audience.
But my understanding of the flow of energy came into sharp focus when I had the opportunity to work for a physician who had started to incorporate Chinese Medicine into his western medicine practice. That was when my eyes were opened to Chinese Energetics and the understanding of how Qi (ch’i or vital energy) moves through the body and through the environment, and how that energy can control our fortune, our happiness, and our comfort. Nothing would ever be the same.
I have been a practitioner of Black Sect Taoist Feng Shui since the first classes I took at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 1996 with Steven Post. I am a disciple of the philosophy of His Holiness Grand Master Professor Thomas Lin Yun, and have taken a number of classes with him at conferences and at Bastyr University. I have also studied with James and Helen Jay of Feng Shui Designs.
I would love to work with you to attempt to bring harmony and prosperity into your environment.