The Author and Artist Hour, 26/10/2021
Radio Toni A Conversation with Kez with Kez Wickham St George
This show series is focused on authors and co-hosted with my amazing new co-host Kez Wickham St George
Kez Wickham St George is the driver of her own creativity, and her passion is to inspire and nurture others to tell their stories. Her values are simple; when you touch a heart; you can change a life. By encouraging you to write or journal her belief is, it will only add value to your life. If you need help getting that book written then Kez is the one to help, she offers professional book mentoring.
Today’s guest is Michelle Vos Castle
Perth will always be home to Michelle. She was raised by a builder and lived in Belair, Cobar, Bowen, and Echuca (uhchookuh). Moving around meant Michelle, experienced many different housing arrangements. She went from prestigious Belair to a home on stilts that rocked with movement at the front. One home stood out amongst the lot, the home of my Aunty Nikki. Working in a furniture shop in the prestigious Subiaco, WA, her home décor was bursting with patterns, fabrics, and textures. Michelle wanted one just like it and aspired to the realm of Interior Design. She studied the profession which led to architectural drafting. Michelle was engrossed by the impact that design elements played within a home. She started analyzing her life and the countless houses she had once called home, looking at the shift in life and luck while in each household.
More than 20 years ago Feng Shui was brought to Michelle’s attention, as it rapidly gained momentum and interest in the west. Like many, she’d read about the subject. Friends had their homes healed and her curiosity flourished. A Feng Shui consultant came to my home with pen in hand. Michelle followed her around as she instructed on colors, furniture placement, and an assortment of symbolism. Red needed to be removed from a wall, furniture directions needed adjustment, Jade and Cumquat plants were to be placed at doors, mirrors and pictures re-homed, salt went in certain spots, crystals hung to redirect energy and the list went on. The thought of a change in luck stimulated interest and desire. Michelle was in a tailspin - amazed - this was an exciting new venture and a great excuse for an upskill, and unbeknown to her, also a change in her life direction. Michelle is a Rooster, in the Chinese Zodiac animal and so it was important that she understood WHY she couldn’t have a particular wall red, WHY she needed to place salt and crystals in certain pockets, and WHY was she was affected by mirrors or the symbolism of artwork. There were a lot of WHYs and so Michelles Feng Shui journey started. She began reading any books relating to the topic she could get her hands on. Every wall was painted and furniture textures, colors, and placements were altered to follow Feng Shui principles. It was warm and inviting with lots of energy and light. Her home looked and felt great. Her sister and friends liked the energy and requested Michelle help them achieve similar outcomes, and with that, her journey intensified. Michelle began investing in courses under well-recognized Feng Shui masters. she wanted to really understand the many levels and influence of energy that was Feng Shui, the ’Art of placement and manipulation of energy. Feng Shui as art just clicked, it made sense to her, being mathematical, analytical, and practical. Michelle loved her hills home which taught her so much about Feng Shui, energy, and relationships, but it was only the start. Since then, Michelle has successfully navigated the Feng Shui industry for over 20 years, mastering a deep understanding of the multi-layered science of practice. Michelle has taught Feng Shui, Chinese Astrology, and Metaphysical Studies for Silk Roads Asian Studies at Curtin University and worked extensively on interiors, renovations, and with emerging businesses and established enterprises. After many years of practicing and consulting Michelle became an author, public speaker and now brings her wealth of knowledge and experience to this new Feng Shui series. You will start with simple steps and tips to begin your own journey and learn to master the energy of space within your home and environment. This is the book Michelle wished she had had when she started her adventure! Welcome to the revolution and world of Feng Shui.
Let's start the show with Michelle’s favorite quote:
What you think, you become. What you feel you attract. What you imagine you create. Buddha
We are so powerful within our own energy and must be mindful of what we think and manifest.
Good morning Kez and welcome to the show Michelle – that is enough from me I'm going to hand it over to my amazing co-host Kez Wickham St George.
Kez. Michelle what inspired you to become a master of Fung Shui
Toni. You are an accomplished author of your instruction book Beginners Feng shui, are there opportunities for learning the art in the book?
Kez. Now you’re an author I believe you are recently adding a journal and a diary to assist folks in planning their week/day
Toni. Explain your writing technique Michelle, you obviously need to connect with your clients so how do you do that, with an instruction manual
Kez. How do you go about approaching the people and places you would like to be seen in.
Toni. You are obviously highly skilled in your field, Are you mentored in your creativity.
Kez. Once you had learned this craft, Michelle, how do you inform the public apart from a novel, are there seminars?
Toni. What other opportunities have been opened to you since you became an author?
Kez. Michelle with Feng shui can your clients expect immediate results or does it take a while for the energy or vibration to set in.
Toni. Lockdown has certainly changed how we network which is mainly online, what would be effective tips for a home office to flourish
https://amzn.to/3x3tSPH A beginner’s guide to learning the fundamentals of Feng Shui and energy flow in the home, known as Chi. This ancient art of placement which brings balance helps to improve the harmony and prosperity within your space. Ideal as a gift for the novice wanting to learn more or a beautiful coffee table book to inspire you on your next home renovation.
Kez is ever the storyteller and a popular speaker at many local events; However mentoring others to tell their stories has become a large part of Kez’s life, running creative writing workshops for those that have a story to tell.
Encouraging and mentoring others to follow their passion for writing has resulted in four of her writing protégés becoming published authors. Kez also invites published authors in fiction to contact her, as she enjoys introducing their work to Facebook and Instagram by video.