Gem Dandies. Fitness Magazine October 2002

Gem and scent combine to bring you feng shui in a unique way.

Fitness Magazine, October 2002. Gem Dandies.

GEM DANDIES: FITNESS MAGAZINE

Move over sachets: Sacred Currents has developed Drawer Gems!  Crystals scented with aromatherapy potions that transfer to your clothing to all-day effects.  Amethyst crystals are imbued with lavender to relax you.  Citrine crystals are scented with orange and lemongrass to promote emotional balance.  You can stash them with your underwear and socks, but they’re pretty enough to display on your desk.

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Luck and Feng Shui. Glamour Magazine June, 2002

LUCK

“It’s a deep,esoteric philosophy,” explains Judith Wendell of Sacred Currents, a feng shi design and consulting firm in New York City.  Basically, the Chinese believe that everything – from a butter knife to the Backstreet Boys – is made of chi.  “chi is energy,” explains Wendell.  “Inanimate object have chi, but it’s slow and dense, unlike that of living things like people or plants.  You want chi to circulate smoothly around you and your surrounding.  The better the chi flow the better your interactions with people.”  Especially those with a gaze and a swagger like Benicio Del Toro’s. We can work with luck.

Luck. Glamour June, 2002
“Arrange items around your bedroom in sets of two, as paring them symbolizes a doubling of happiness.”

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Presentations – Presentation Shui

Presentations - Presentation ShuiFeng shui in action

One company that aids businesses in applying feng shui to corporate spaces is Sacred Currents, a New York City design firm.  Founder Judith Wendell says the basic principles behind feng shui are not complex.  It’s just a matter of arranging a room to promote harmony, she explains, a process that requires the use of a compass and a Chinese template tool called the bagua.  “With the bagua, any room can be set up to better accommodate feng shui,” Wendell say.

About 40 percent of Sacred Current’s business is corporate and, of that, a handful of clients have asked the firm to help set up corporate presentation spaces.  While others area’s southeast corner, was adorned with plants, flowers, wood and other elements believed to facilitate energy flow associated with wealth.  Pictures of clients and customer-service workers were placed in the southwest part of the room, the relations area.

Recently, Wendell helped the staff at an international financial company prepare a conference room for a corporate meeting and presentation. Using a compass, the bagua and knowledge gained in a three-year training program, she rearranged the setting to better incorporate feng shui principles.

In an area of the room related to reputation and recognition, she hung a large corporate logo. The wealth area of the room, which according to the bagua was in the meeting area’s southeast corner, was adorned with plants, flowers, wood and other elements believed to facilitate energy flow associated with wealth. Pictures of clients and customer-service workers were placed in the southwest part of the room, the relationship area.

According to Wendell, the event was well-received. “The presentation flowed for the speaker, and afterward he commented that he felt the room supported him,” she says.

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Serenity Now. Fitness Magazine, September, 2001

Serenity Now. Fitness Magazine

Serenity Now. Scent as aromatherapy

Serenity you take with you with you so that you can relax amid stress.

PORTABLE SERENITY: Relaxing on the run just got easier thanks to Sacred Currents’ aromatic inhalers, called whiffers. The small pen-like devices contain essentials oils such a eucalyptus, rose geranium, peppermint, orange / grapefruit and lavender in order to alleviate anxiety and stress. To use, hold under your nose and breathe in for a few seconds so that you can feel its benefits.

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Women’s Ware

travelerScent Filled Sachets

“Must-haves for maiden voyagers – 5 Elements Sachet by Sacred Currents.”

Heaven Scent.  Get your luggage up to sniff with these soothing lavender-filled silk sachets.

View PDF: Conde Nast Traveler December 2000 »

Crystals and Oils. Caught in the Current.

Soap & Cosmetics: Crystals and OilsCrystals and Essential Oils

The inspiration offering Shui abounds in Sacred Currents’ newest products, Bath Balance and enVitatlier.  The salt crystals found in Bath Balance are infused with essential oils as well as “life force,” resulting in a more therapeutic experience.  Available formulas are Relationship, Recognitions, Path in Life, New Beginning and Abundance.  The charged water spray called enVitalizer activates negative ions in the air, which can counteract the excess of positive ions generated by electrical equipment, revitalizing the spirit.

Judith Wendell does incorporates her knowledge of feng shui into many areas of life and practice.  The use of scent as aromatherapy can be honed from understanding age old studies of energy.

View the Full Article on Caught in the Current: Soap & Cosmetics, August 2000 »

Baby Talk. Nap Worthy Nurseries

BabyTalk: Nap Worthy Nurseries5 Ways to Create a Restful Room. Tips for nurseries.

“Mirrors in nurseries give the mother a position of command, as she can see what’s behind her, say Judith Wendell, a feng shui consultant in New York City.” said Wendell about nurseries.

Dos and Don’ts

Do use boxes and closets to contain clutter, which will help keep the chi, or universal energy, flowing.

Don’t store boxes under the crib or the chi will stagnate there.

Do Please the crib against a solid wall to keep the energy in the center of the room.

Don’t please the crib directly inf from of the window, which allows chi to escape.

Do hang a wind chime or crystal, which is said to have the power to fix placement problems.

Don’t hang object over the crib, which shoots bad energy downward.

  1. Hang a Mirror
  2. Add Lighting
  3. Use Pastel Colors
  4. Set Down a Soft Rug
  5. Add a Water Element

View PDF file for Nap Worthy Nurseries: BabyTalk, August 2000 »

Harmony and Bottom Line in the Workspace

New York Times harmony

Fast Feng Shui

Four tips for improving the chi, or energy, of a workspace:

  1. If you have an office, place your desk so that you face the door but aren’t in direct line with it. If that is not possible, hang amirroe on the wall that lets you look at the door.
  2. Use a round worktable for meetings with colleagues to foster harmony.
  3. Adorn you desk with plants. Water them; they must be alive to active chi.
  4. Clear your desk of clutter, the biggest foe of chi.

Another believer is Janet M. Loeffler, a co-owner of Bath Island, a personal care and gift shop on the Upper West Side. Business was slack, so she called Judith Wendell of Sacred Currents, a feng shui design firm, for advice. Ms. Wendell, processed simple changes like adding windsocks and chimes to the entrance way and eliminating clutter from the office in the store’ wealth sector.

“An increase in traffic was instantaneous,” Ms. Loeffler said. People who thought the shop was relatively new to the neighborhood were surprised to learn that it had been there 10 years. Other changes included opening up aisle space, improving lighting and ventilation and introducing soothing aromas intended to put shoppers at ease and possibly in a buying mode. “in my six years here, this last one has been the best,” said Kenna Kolaitos, a sales clerk.

View Full Article – New York Times: February 9, 2000 »

Like a Candle in Wind & Water

Feng Shui for Modern Living. Like a Candle in Wind & Water

Feng Shui for Modern Living

Why curse the darkness when you can light a candle.  We all know about that.  But how about the qualities and placement of a candle, author Tina Ketch’s Fen Shui Candle Lightning (US$18.95) is designed to illuminate one’s needs with a flick of a Bic and a bit o’ bee’s wax.

“Each bagua section refers to health about what ails or fails you,” claims Ketch.  Listed in Who’s Who In America and Time Magazine, USA Today voted her best in her field.

On a compatible candle-conscious note, FS – entrepreneur Judith Wendell’s clients – including NYC’ Felissimo, Soho’s Kirna Zabet and Arizona’s Miraval Spa-wax poetically about her bagua-design-aligned candles.  Each is design with an octagonal shape, specific color, organic essential oil and vibrational crystals, and are available at: www.newdimensions.com or +1-212=410-1832.

“People should follow their intuition to distinguish which area of their life needs balance,” Wendell shares.  Her tips are for Abundance – the Wood element of the purple candle with dear oil and carnelian crystal; Recognition – fiery red, clary sage oil embedded with amethyst; Relations – pink, geranium rose oil with moonstone crystal embodying the yin earth energies; Completion – metallic white candles with rose quartz crystals and pine oil; Benefactors – silver candle with lemongrass oil and Sodalite gems representing yang, masculine energies; Path in Life – for career and social enhancement, black with smoky quartz crystals and peppermint oil; Self-knowledge blue, rosemary – ‘new’ wood green with adventurine crystals and bergamot oil; and Unity – bagua’s center of orange and lavender with garnet for health.

View PDF file for Feng Shui for Modern Living, February, 2000 »

Aromalite from Sacred Currents

Aromalite. Health for WomenWake Up and Smell the Spearmint!

The Aromalite from Sacred Currents acts as both as night-light and aromatic diffuser. It comes in three motifs inspired by feng shui (the Chinese practice of strategically placing objects to achieve spiritual harmony): a wheat design with orange essential oil for emotional balancing, a Chinese long-left symbol with peppermint oil for invigoration,and a good-luck goldfish with lavender oil for relaxation.

If rolling out of bed is miserable chore, try the Aromalarm by Essential Time, which wakes its users with a gentle diffusion of essential oils. You can use any type of oil you wish (invigorating oils include spearmint, lime, rosemary and basil). If you fear a fresh scent alone isn’t enough to get you of bed, rest assured, the gadget also comes with a sound alarm!

Health for Women: September 7, 1999 »