Happy Hispanic Heritage Month
Two of the most often asked questions during my feng shui consultations pertain to enhancing relationships, and concern for a child's education.
As a feng shui advisor, what I share with my clients is to have their children learn Spanish fluently at a young age in parallel with academia, and they will benefit in various areas of their future regarding creativity, career, fame, family, wealth, including relationships.
Ole! It's time to pull out your sombrero, enjoy a tasty margarita, and
celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15
when America honors the many contributions Hispanic Americans
have made and continue to make to our nation.
Being Asian with a Spanish surname by marriage, and exposure to Hispanic heritage, I would like to share my personal viewpoint behind my advice.
California, the most populous state, is about to get more crowded. The state Department of Finance has predicted we will have 59.5 million residents when it reaches the mid-century mark - nearly 22 million more than today.
According to the department's forecast, Hispanics are projected to become a majority of the population by 2042. Hispanics will make up 52 percent of the population in 2050. This report is updated every three to five years by the department's demographics unit.
According to the research of Professor Dowell Myers of the University of Southern California, the five most common Hispanic surnames of homebuyers in California recently have been Rodriguez, Lopez, Martinez, Garcia, and Hernandez.
In his new book, "Immigrants and Boomers: Forging a New Social Contract for the Future of America," he makes a case that the future of America's economic health and well-being are intimately connected with immigrants, especially those coming from Mexico, Central America, and South America.
Hispanics are now the largest minority in the U.S. - nearly 43 million - three out of four of whom are legal residents or citizens. The number of Hispanic voters is growing and their economic status is rising rapidly which helps explain why Hispanics have growing political power.
What has always been true of immigrants is this. They don't stay on the bottom rung of the ladder long. That's the American Dream. I am beginning to see that long-standing tradition holds true with Hispanic immigrants too.
Today, I see America as a home for every culture. Intercultural contact has minimized the borders that once separated different cultures leading to a broader perspective, a common vision, that we all share in pursuit of life, liberty and happiness.
Furthermore, I too have had to brush up on my Spanish in feng shui. Lately Hispanics have had a strong interest in feng shui requiring our reports to be produced in Spanish as well.
So are you up to par on your Spanish? Not to worry, as you know more words of Spanish origin than you think: cafeteria, patio, chocolate, tamale, taco, salsa, cilantro, guacamole, enchilada, oregano, burrito and they're all party words.
Ole! It's time to pull out your sombrero, enjoy a tasty margarita, and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 when America honors the many contributions Hispanic Americans have made and continue to make to our nation.
To celebrate Hispanic month, we offer a free feng shui book during the month of September. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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