New York Times. To Bricks and Mortar Add Harmony and Luck

New York Times 2015-10-14

Harmony & Luck


“At the Baccarat, Ms. Wendell was hired to work with the architects and designers to ensure that chi, or cosmic energy, flows freely and brings good fortune to the residents, developers and investors alike. To ensure that the structure is being built in the most harmonious way possible from the ground up, she chose an auspicious date in late July to perform a ground-blessing ceremony.”


Blessings and so-called smudging or space clearing rituals, which include meditation, chanting and the burning of herbs to purify the space and help promote good psychic and spiritual energy, are a major focus of her work. But she also draws on the design courses she has taken and looks for ways to introduce the five elements of feng shui — water, wood, fire, earth and metal — into a room or building, to create a harmonious environment in subtle but effective ways.


“The real art of this,” Ms. Wendell said, “is how to meet with the best designers of the world and have their concepts also translate the principles of feng shui so the atmosphere is not just absolutely exquisite, but really emulates the idea of prosperity and success and health.”

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New York Times. October 14, 2012. To Bricks and Mortar Add Harmony and Luck

Space Clearing with Feng Shui. NY Open Center.

Space Clearing with Feng Shui: Using Intention for Lasting Change

Thursdays, April 3-24, 2014 – 6-7:45 pm at the New York Open Center

SPACE CLEARING: Feng shui is the ancient and ever more popular Chinese art of designing harmonious environments to promote health, happiness and prosperity. One very important practice in feng shui is the energetic “cleansing” or “clearing” of a site before engaging in an important activity or occupying a new space.

Space Clearing at New York Open CenterIn this class feng shui expert Judith Wendell will first explain the role of ritual in all cultures and the importance of intention then teach us how to: perform specific rituals, blessings and chants to cleanse, consecrate and empower environments; create the underlying conditions that will permit further feng shui adjustments to work most effectively; use the Buddhist “Heart Calming Mantra” to start rituals; build and use altars and flower offerings; seal doors, stoves and drains; use ceremonies to release old energies and relationships and protect yourself; and much more. No prior experience in feng shui is required.

New York City in Manhattan
New York Open Center
Course #14WAF01T
Members: $140 / Nonmembers: $150
Early Bird rate $130/$140 by March 20


Feng Shui is More Than Moving Furniture, New York Open Center


Positive Energy comes in many ways

Have you ever wondered which corner of your home corresponds with financial prosperity or how you kick off a project? And once you’ve found that corner, are you curious about what you place in that integral location to foster positive energy in those areas of your life?  And other than moving furniture or adding objects in your home, have you ever wondered how else you can balance your personal energy? Applied properly, Feng Shui can improve the quality of your life.  It does this by balancing your personal and environmental energy.  This allows you to experience more success at work, improved relationships, focus and clarity as well as better health

The principle of Feng Shui is that the world and our lives are guided by energy. Feng Shui can free up this energy and allow things in our lives to flow more smoothly. Rosalie Prinzivalli, MBA, BTB MFS, BTB Feng Shui™ Masters instructor and Program Director, and Judith Wendell, BS, BTB MFS, founder of Sacred Currents Feng Shui Integrative Design, will be at the Open Center’s Open House on September 6, 2015 at 9:00pm to talk about Feng Shui and personal chi, and offer a free preview of their one-day intensive on October 12, 2015 where you will learn about Feng Shui’s extraordinary analytical tools, potent Feng Shui adjustments, simple, powerful space-clearing methods and more. Be among the first to experience Rosalie & Judith’s approach to Feng Shui living. Register for the October 12 intensive on-site and receive an additional early-bird discount.

Space Clearing Rituals. New York Open Center


Three Week Course on Space Clearing Rituals

with Judith Wendell

Space Clearing Rituals at the New York Open Center

New York City in Manhattan
New York Open Center
Monday evenings
Sept 19, 26 and Oct 3, 2011

Register Here:

Feng Shui Consulting, Space Clearing, Integrative Interior Design

Since founding Sacred Currents in 1996, Judith has been explaining to her clients how the environments where they live and work affects their life situations and then helping to improve them. ELLE Magazine said, “Business owners seeking a financial boost are among her most devoted clients…” Judith is called upon to help corporations, retailers, spas, restaurants and homeowners with everything from health and financial issues to improving business and personal relationships. She holds a three-year certification from the BTB Feng Shui Masters Program, graduating in their first class of ‘99. Her knowledge of Classical Flying Star, Advanced Space Clearing Rituals and Integrative Design inform all her consultations.

Judith Wendell has also appeared in the NY Times, NY Magazine, Spa Business, New York Post, Time Out, NY1 News, Conde Nast Traveler Magazine, Glamour, PBS, NBC, FOX, Real Estate Weekly and others. She is available for consultations on-site and by Skype or phone worldwide. Call her for a free assessment of your Feng Shui design needs. Join her mailing list for enjoyable periodic writings.

FREE Introductory Lecture at the New York Open Center, September 12, 2011

FREE Introductory Lecture at the New York Open Center

Introductory Lecture by Judith Wendell

September 12, 2011
8:00p – 9:00p

New York City in Manhattan
New York Open Center

New York Open Center logoThe energetic cleansing of an environment to uplift and enliven its life force is an ancient ritual practiced in every culture. Clearing stagnant energy from our home or workplace can help to improve all aspects of our lives. In this class we will learn techniques, rituals, blessings and chants from a variety of traditions to cleanse, consecrate and empower our environments so that they can better support us in fulfilling our intentions. The material covered will include: clearing a space with smoke, dowsing and sound; the importance of intention; and the use of altars and flower offerings.

Sarah Bernard of ELLE with Judith on Spring Cleansing


Sarah Bernard of ELLE Magazine writes

“Business owners seeking a financial boost are among her most devoted clients. …Wendell also gets lots of calls from love-seeking singles asking her to remove romantic blockages from their bedrooms.”

Judith Wendell in Elle Magazine

“Business owners seeking a financial boost are among her most devoted clients. …Wendell also gets lots of calls from love-seeking singles asking her to remove romantic blockages from their bedrooms.”

We’ve all hear about the beneficial effects of detoxing our bodies, but could it work for our living spaces too?  After an onslaught of repairs, Sarah Bernhard lets a Feng Shui Consultant take a crack at her home.


Sarah Bernhard Lets a Feng Shui Consultant Take a Crack at Her Home

ELLE, 3/06: Spring Cleansing
Wendell got right to work.  She’d superimposed the Bagua, the feng shui “map,” over our floor plan and divided the space into nine sectors with the crisp pencil lines of an architect.  Our bathroom is smack in the center or the health sector, which she deemed “draining.”  We had a “missing” area in the creativity sector, where our apartment narrows, in need of bolstering.  The beams in our ceilings, which we found charming, apparently lead to headaches, especially if they run directly above your bed.  “It’s like water running over a rock,” she said disapprovingly.  “At first nothing happens, but after 10 years it makes a ridge.  She eyed the bedrooms’ two doors and gasped: “A big door facing a little door,” she said, shaking her head.  One east the other.”

Wendell spent a weekend ordering surgical strikes such as salt cures, hanging crystals, and positioning a jade plane in front of her back door, which stands across from the front door.  (In feng shui, facing doors mean energy enters the space and then rushes out.)  Borghese, who felt the changes “made the atmosphere lighter and brighter,” said she didn’t know if the clearing had actually worked or if the entire enterprise was just an exercise to give them a sense of control over the house.  “I don’t and can’t know,” she said, “but it made me happy.”  And what, in the end, is really the difference?