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Dec
28

Mercury Retrograde 2017

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“Solstice” comes from two Latin words: sol meaning “sun” and sistere meaning “to stand still” because it appeared as though the sun and moon had stopped moving across the sky. This

 longest night of the year, followed by a renewal of the sun, demonstrates the cyclical order of the cosmos. In this way, celebrating the solstice can be a beautiful remembrance that our lives are part of a larger order, always changing, always renewing.

If we look around us we can see that the rest of nature has quieted down, slowed down, or at least taken its activity underground into its roots or burrows. Since we are a part of nature, So this is the gift of the season: a pause to appreciate and to nurture our roots, our connections that support us so well all year long.

Winter Solstice is one of our oldest celebrations, dating back to the dawn of modern civilization some 30,000 years ago. For ancient people, the winter solstice was an awesome, mysterious, and powerful phenomenon tap into this magical time with ritual, intention and meditation.

A couple of suggestions for rituals for the winter solstice

  • Make a Christmas wreath which is an ancient tradition made of evergreens, holly, and ivy. The wreath’s circle symbolizes the wheel of the year and the completion of another cycle.
  • Light a candle on the solstice and shine the light and reflect and meditate on your teachings and wisdom from the year gone by.
  • Cleanse your home with some sage or bells.
  • Cleanse your own energy field with some sage, rose water, or a nice cleansing salt bath
  • Decorating the tree with objects resembling fruits, nuts, berries, to acknowledge
  • the gifts of abundance from Mother eart
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Feng Shui is all about having the most supportive, inspiring and healthiest home. One of the first steps to achieving these Feng Shui goals is to give your home a really good cleaning.  But because Feng Shui also means living in harmony with the earth, your cleaning should use natural organic products that honor and nurture that relationship.

Using natural home cleaning products supports the sense of smell. Many cleaning products include natural essential oils, and thus will make your home smell nice by offering an “aromatherapy” effect. Lavender is a natural disinfectant. Imagine getting your home clean while enjoying that beautiful relaxing aroma. You can even add a few drops to your clothes before they go into the dryer or a few drops in the vacuum.

Lemon is another magical essential oil. You can use a few drops on stains on your clothes, or add a few drops to a gallon of water when mopping your white tile floors.

Tea tree essential oil offers antibacterial, antiseptic and antifungal properties. It works especially well to get rid of mildew and mold around the house.

By contrast, bleach and other chemicals in non-natural cleaning products can create smells and even toxic odors that are unbearable.

Simple Ingredients needed for making your own cleaning products include:

  • Baking soda
  • Citrus seed extract: Usually made from grapefruit seed, this natural preservative is a powerful antimicrobial agent. It is often sold as grapefruit seed extract
  • Essential oils: lavender, sweet orange; bergamot, rosemary, eucalyptus or tea tree; thyme; lemon or lemongrass; and peppermint or citronella
  • Cider Vinegar

And here are some great recipes for making your own natural cleaning products:

All purpose cleaner

9 parts water to 1 part white vinegar

For the Bathroo

10 drops of tea tree oil and three cups of white vinegar. Add  to your toilet bowl and let sit for 15 minutes.

Fill a spray bottle with half water and half vinegar for a  shower or bathtub cleaner. leave for 30 minutes before rinsing off.

 

Glass Cleaner

Mix two cups water, 1/2 cup white or cider vinegar, and 1 to 2 drops of lemon essential oil.

Tile Grout Cleaner

Mix 1 part water and 3 parts baking soda mixed into a paste. Apply to grout and let sit; and then scrub.

Cookware

Use sea salt with a little lemon juice or essential oil and scrub. Also, try baking soda and water made into a paste.

If you decide to purchase natural cleaning products instead of making them at home, there are  just a couple of qualities to look out for:

  • Nontoxic
  • Fragrance free
  • Biobased
  • Reduced and recyclable packaging
  • No VOCs
  • Pesticide Free
  • Biodegradable

Feng Shui principals are becoming so widespread, you can get some great natural brands at the local health food store. Noweven grocery stores carry them.

 

 

 

 

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Dearest Amanda,

A moment in time to thank you deeply from my heart for the wonderful gift you have shared with us at the most amazing training, you shared your being, your sage knowledge, your wise soul and gave us so much of your love, it was truly fulfilling.

I really had no idea taking the course that my life would begin again, not without some uncomfortable steps but all managed by you in a deep cocoon of love, everyone felt safe.

I now understand what happened, and what birthed from all we experienced and for me it was ‘empowerment’…..and with some tweaks along away I do now realise all I have is ‘within’ and together with an amazing toolkit courtesy of the great masters, I feel gifted and amazed!

I had seen changes in my daughter after she took the course and her knowledge seemed boundless, she urged me to join (she must have known) and I thought gosh, I think this is something very special. I imagine everyone receives something a little different that is in perfect harmony with their needs.

In closing, thank you to your family for all the peace and nourishment they afford you and please let me know when we can once again hear your beautiful singing voice, I have an iTunes account at the ready.

Grace, love and blessing to you Amanda and all your family.

JeanneMarie Hamer

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The conscious use of words and symbols can help you raise the energy vibration of your home and your body.

Let’s start with your home. The front door invites good positive energy flow into your home. What does your doormat say? “Welcome? This will clearly let the universe know you want to invite positive experiences into your life and home.

When you see mats that say “Go away” of “Welcome to Hell,” you can guess what kind of energy those attract!

We consist of 70% water, which Dr. Emottos has shown is a blueprint for consciousness. Depending on our intentions and emotions we can change the structure of water. His scientific experiments showed that glasses of water react differently to words such as hate and war compared to those such as love and peace. Hateful words lead to ugly frozen crystal formations; water exposed to words of love formed into beautiful crystals.

Similarly, negative words and images around our home impact our physical and energetic bodies. Art works have the same power. Images of war and darkness lower the vibration in the home and therefore, in our personal energy fields. This is true even of refrigerator magnets.

Often I visit homes and see statues of soldiers with spears on galloping horses or statues with missing heads; this usually represents a disconnect between body, mind and spirit. In one home, a multitude of clocks in every room were not running. That client’s main complaint was feeling stuck. The walls of another client’s home were covered in masks; she eventually shared that she is hiding from life. Images and messages tattooed and on the body also impact the energy field on a cellular level.

Take a moment and look at the accessories, statues, art work, messages on decals, even humorous ones, and notice the messages they are giving out. Items we have in our home create and support our reality. The home is an expression of internal healing; so keep only what you love and what inspires you. This is also true of the language we use with ourselves and others. Support yourself by avoiding expressions of victimhood; use words of empowerment. If you find yourself always saying things like “It’s just my luck”or “This is killing me” or “I will never be good enough” or “Life is hard,” these may become your reality. When you match your vibrational frequency with that which you fear,  you most definitely do not support yourself in living a fulfilled joyful life.

Instead of telling ourselves lies about not being good enough, we should come from a place of self love, speaking mindfully and kindly. To raise your vibrational energy and attract what you want in your life, use words such as:

  • I choose this

  • I am

  • I can

  • I have

  • I am grateful for . . . .

 

Words that we use to speak unkindly about others have the same impact as if we say these things about ourselves.

Whether it be the language of the artwork on your wall, the language of your thoughts, or the language of your speaking, use words with the high vibration that assists in the evolution of your Soul and supports you on this earthly journey.

Love

Amanda Collins

www.InternationalFengShuiSchool.com

www.AmandaCollins.com

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“Solstice” comes from two Latin words: sol meaning “sun” and sistere meaning “to stand still” because it appeared as though the sun and moon had stopped moving across the sky. This

 longest night of the year, followed by a renewal of the sun, demonstrates the cyclical order of the cosmos. In this way, celebrating the solstice can be a beautiful remembrance that our lives are part of a larger order, always changing, always renewing.

If we look around us we can see that the

 rest of nature has quieted down, slowed down, or at least taken its activity underground into its roots or burrows. Since we are a part of nature, So this is the gift of the season: a pause to appreciate and to nurture our roots, our connections that support us so well all year long.

Winter Solstice is one of our oldest celebrations, dating back to the dawn of modern civilization some 30,000 years ago. For ancient people, the winter solstice was an awesome, mysterious, and powerful phenomenon tap into this magical time with ritual, intention and meditation.

A couple of suggestions for rituals for the winter solstice

  • Make a Christmas wreath which is an ancient traditi
    on made of evergreens, holly, and ivy. The wreath’s circle symbolizes the wheel of the year and the completion of another cycle.
  • Light a candle on the solstice and shine the light and reflect and meditate on your teachings and wisdom from the year gone by.
  • Cleanse your home with some sage or bells.
  • Cleanse your own energy field with some sage, rose water, or a nice cleansing salt bath
  • Decorating the tree with objects resembling fruits, nuts, berries, to acknowledge
  • the gifts of abundance from Mother earth
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Apr
16

Feng Shui Affirmations

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Intentional Feng Shui Affirmations

 Affirmations for your home. In intentional Feng Shui each direction and area of your home is related with an area of your life. I suggest writing affirmations that get placed in each of the directions of your home. Affirmation are to be written in present tense and positive. Affirmations like writing a letter straight to the universe for you to open fully into receiving and experiencing. They are also a wonderful opportunity for you to become clear on what you want in life, you are planting seeds.

The affirmations can be anywhere from 2 lines to 2 pages however much you feel like writing, they can be expanded and evolved at anytime.

The affirmations get placed in the specific area of your home they do not need to be seen they may get placed in a drawer or under something. Just writing them you are making it clear to the universe what you are ready to fully open up to in your life. What you will accept and know that you deserve in your life. I suggest writing them knowing they are done and then detaching and trusting in the divine process of life and know that what manifests will be for your highest good and the highest good of all. Your affirmations are private and so not need to be shared with everyone that enters your home, give the seeds a chance to root deeply, get strong first before sharing too much.

Affirmations for South How you share your light with the world, Reputation & Fame and Recognition

  • I  am respected, admired and appreciated for the work that I do.  My clients and I have wonderful relationships And for this I am truly grateful.
  • I am recognized for my skills, talents, and accomplishments.    And for this I am truly grateful.
  • I am acknowledged by other for being a loving and caring wife/husband.  And for this I am truly grateful.
  • I am grateful I share my light, gifts, talents and passion with the world and earn an abundant living doing so.

I am radiant, magnificent, brilliant, successful, blissful, peaceful, worthy.

I love myself and am truly grateful for al that is.

Affirmation for Southwest Love Relationships & Partnerships and Self love

  • I experience happy, healthy, loving relationships.  My perfect partner is kind, patient, loving….. you are the perfect partner for me.
  • My partner and I are experiencing a deeply loving and mutually respectful relationship, filled with good communication, passion and joy
  • I accept that which I choose to experience in my life, which is having the perfect romantic partner. He/she is loving, playful, passionate, respectful and loyal.  My love partner and I are connected in our minds, hearts, and spirits.
  • I attract only loving, healthy relationships into my life….all my relationships are healthy, healed and whole and I now experience an abundance of love within my life”.
  • I accept that which I choose to experience in my life, which is having a healthy, balanced, profitable business relationship with my partner.
  • I am a radiant being filled with light and love.
    * I love and accept myself exactly as I am.
    * I now express love to all those I meet.
    * Divine love is working through me now.
    * Love radiates from me at all times.
    * I love myself completely.
    * As I give love, I am instantly supplied with more.
    * I radiate love to all persons and places and things.
    * People are just waiting to love me, and I allow them.
    * I breathe in universal love.
    * I attract loving, beautiful people into my life.
    * I always deserve love.
    * I am attracting loving relationships into my life.
    * I project love to everyone I meet.
    * I love and approve of myself.

Finish with:

  • I trust that my perfect partner comes to me in a balanced and  harmonious manner, for my highest good and the highest good of  all concerned.  And for this I am truly grateful.
  •  I am truly grateful for the loving relationship

Business

  •   I am grateful for the business relationship that is trusting, successful, abundant and a joy to be united with .

Affirmations for the West Children & Creativity and fertility and New Beginnings

New Beginnings

  • I welcome new beginnings and trust in the divine process of life

Children

  • I see my child(ren) living their lives to their fullest potential, being healthy, creative, and expressing their natural talents and skills.  And for this I am truly grateful.

Fertility

  • I allow new beginnings in my life.
  • I am fertile
  • I trust my body.
  • My body knows how to conceive a healthy baby.
  • I surrender to the power of nature as I celebrate a new cycle of birth within myself
  • I accept the gift of life within myself
  • My life is a blessing.
  • I love myself.
  • My body is a fertile place worthy for conception.
  • My womb is a health place that will nourish my baby.
  • My Eggs are healthy and developing perfectly.
  • I have the ability to heal myself.
  • I am safe and I am loved.
  • I support and love my husband/partner through our fertility journey.
  • I am supported in life
  • I choose a healthy life style that enhances my fertility.
  • I design my own destiny.
  • The most perfect egg is preparing to be released by my ovary and the most perfect sperm is preparing to fertilize it.
  • I visualize a bright white light cleansing away all my fears and negative thoughts.
  • I see myself having a child and experiencing the joys of motherhood.  And for this I am truly grateful.

Creativity

  • I see myself easily expressing my creativity in many ways.  And for this I am truly grateful.
  • I see myself opening to experience my creative energies in new and exciting ways.  And for this I am truly grateful.
  • I trust that I am a creative being and I allow the divine process to work through me
  • An endless reservoir of creativity lies within me.
  • Being creative is one of my great joys in life.
  • Being creative makes me feel so alive and I honor it daily
  • Brilliant ideas come through me and to me all the time.
  • Creative energy flows through me at all times.
  • Creative inspiration follows me
  • Creativity flows through every cell in my body.
  • Divine inspiration blesses every day of my life.
  • Every creative thought I express provides me with great joy.
  • Every day I become more creative and inventive.
  • Every day I let my imagination soar to new heights.
  • Every moment of every day I am becoming more and more inventive.
  • Everything I create is inventive and unique.
  • I allow my creative energy to flow freely at all times.
  • I am a brilliant and successful artist.
  • I am a magnet for innovative ideas.
  • I am a naturally artistic individual.
  • I am a powerful and resourceful creator.

Affirmations for Northwest , Journeying through life, Helpful People & Travel

  • I accept that which I choose to experience in my life, which is having an abundance of Helpful People to help me whenever the need arises.  And for this I am truly grateful.
  • I have an abundance of supported people in my life
  • The right people come to me at the right time to help me get to my next step in an easy graceful and jouyful manner
  • I am divinely guided by my guides and Angels
  • I am full connected to my highself and have guidance and follow my intuition in every moment of my life

Travel

  • I gracefully travel as I choose, and live the life of my dreams.
  • I have the means to travel abroad whenever I choose
  • I  happily travel where I choose and have unlimited resources to do so
  • I consciously embark on an amazing sentient journey.
  • I am blissful as I travel and explore the planet
  • I travel safely and in the style I choose to every exciting destination.
  •  I see myself traveling to ________ and enjoying myself completely.  And for this I am truly grateful.

Affirmation for North / Career and life’s Journey

  • I am using my unique skills and gifts to work in my perfect career to be of service, joy and abundance
  • I now have clarity and excitement about my fulfilling career path as I am passionate about helping others live the life they deserve while earning an abundance while doing so.
  • I always have good honest and supportive relationships with my co-workers, bosses, employees
  • I have excellent relationships with everyone who works for me.
  • I have excellent relationships with everyone who works with me.
  • I attract all the right clients, students, and employees for an abundant, fulfilling, rewarding and successful career
  • I am confident that I earn a wonderful living doing work and service that is important to me using my skills and talents that I am grateful for
  • I accept that which I choose to experience in my life, which is advancing in my career/job.
  • I am grateful that I am attracting the perfect opportunities and circumstances to have the career/job that I love and that is financially rewarding.

I trust in the journey of lie, everything happens exactly as it is meant too.

I trust that the opportunities for success are coming to me in a balanced and harmonious manner, for my highest good and the highest good of all concerned.  And for this I am truly grateful.

 Affirmations for Northeast Knowledge & Self-cultivation, Intuition, Inner knowing

Intuition

  • I am intuitive.
  • I am alive in the now.
  • I am connected to my own inner vision.
  • I am listening to my intuitive self.
  • I trust and follow my intuition
  • I am connected to my true path and purpose.
  • I am true to myself.
  • I am seeing the possibilities and bringing them into my reality.
  • I am clear.
  • I follow my own intuition.
  • I always listening to my  intuition before I make a decisions
  • I AM completely in tune with the “I AM” presence of the Divine within me.
  • I trust my intuition with a deep sense of security.
  • I follow my intuition where it leads and I always find gifts that evolve my soul
  • I see myself constantly learning, which is easy and enjoyable.  And for this I am truly grateful.
  • I see myself continually growing in greater self-awareness and expanding my consciousness.  And for this I am truly grateful.
  • I have an abundance of time and abundance to learn and expand in all the ways I choose
  • I trust my intuition and follow spirit without hesitation
  • I am mastering new skills that bring me confidence, fulfillment and joy
  • Every day I am realizing new abilities and talents.
  • I have time, space and the finances to feed my mind with new ideas and understanding.
  • Everything I read brings me new and wonderful insights.

Affirmations for East Family and Community

  • I am blessed with a beautiful well balanced family
  • I nurture and am nurtured with wonderful family and friends with love and kindness, patience and goodwill.
  • I have a happy, extended family filled with health, respect and love
  • My family is healthy, happy, safe and full of love!
  • I am a source of love and inspiration for my family and friends as they are for me.
  • My family and friends are a beautiful reflection of the Divines love.
  • I accept that which I choose to experience in my life, which is      perfect health in mind, body and spirit for myself.  I see my family healthy and happy.  And for this I am truly grateful.
  • I accept that which I choose to experience in my life, which is a happy, harmonious, healthy relationship with my family.  And for this I am truly grateful.
  • I know that I am experiencing greater health in all areas of my life in a balanced and harmonious manner for my highest good.  And for this I am truly grateful.
  • I am grateful for my loving community of like minded souls. I feel supported, connected and loved.

Affirmations for Southeast  Wealth & Abundance

•      I accept that which I choose to experience in my life, which is wealth, prosperity and an abundance of every good thing.  I now see myself having financial security.  I see myself in a position to help and be of service to others.

I am grateful and blessed for all the wealth that flows to me and allows me to live such an incredible life of bliss and freedom

•      Wealth enables me to more fully express my creative potential

•      Expressing my creativity allows me to be wealthy

•      Money and prosperity help me to help others

•      I am willing to receive money for my pleasure

•      I am willing to allow my life to be fun and easy

•      I am a trust fund baby of the universe

•      I am a magnet to money

Money is attracted to me just as naturally as a bee to honey.”

I am one with the Power that created me and my abundance is a reflection of that

I am totally open and receptive to the abundant flow of prosperity that the Universe offers

I love to witness others abundance and knowing and trusting there is plenty for us all.


Affirmations for Center
Unity, Health and Well Being

  •  I accept that which I choose to experience in my life, which is balance and harmony in all areas of my life, including my perfect health, mentally, physically, and spiritually.  And for this I am truly grateful.
  • I see everyone getting along with each other, being happy and productive.  And for this I am truly grateful.
  • * I am perfectly healthy in body, mind and spirit.
    * I am well, I am whole, and I am strong and healthy.
    * I am healthy, and full of energy and vitality.
    * All the cells of my body are daily bathed in the perfection of my divine being.
    * I am healthy, happy and radiant.
    * I radiate good health.
    * My body is a safe and pleasurable place for me to be.
    * My sleep is relaxed and refreshing.
    * I have all the energy I need to accomplish my goals and to fulfill my desires.

 

 

 

 


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Today is a magical day of celestial alignment, magic, rebirth, renewal and regeneration and invite you to harness the gifts and energy of this day. There is a powerful portal opening up with a Total Solar Eclipse, a Super New Moon and celebrating Spring Equinox! Take sometime to set some intentions, to dream, visualize, engage in ceremony, light a candle, dance your dance, sing your song. Speak your truth to those you have been meaning to for a while, go for what your heart and soul knows to be true and do what you need to do to create the life and world you wish to experience.

As we heal and open to our very best most amazing selves we give other permission to do the same

 

 

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“Solstice” comes from two Latin

 words: sol meaning “sun” and sistere meaning “to stand still” because it appeared as though the sun and moon had stopped moving across the sky. This longest night of the year, followed by a renewal of the sun, demonstrates the cyclical order of the cosmos. In this way, celebrating the solstice c

an be a beautiful remembrance that our lives are part of a larger order, always changing, always renewing.

If we look around us we can see that the rest of nature has quieted down, slowed down, or at least taken its activity underground into its roots or burrows. Since we are a part of nature, So this is the gift of the season: a pause to appreciate and to nurture our roots, our connections that support us so well all year long.

Winter Solstice is one of our oldest celebrations, datin

g back to the dawn of modern civilization some 30,000 years ago. For ancient people, the winter solstice was an awesome, mysterious, and powerful phenomenon tap into this magical time with ritual, intention and meditation.

A couple of suggestions for rituals for the winter solstice

  • Make a Christmas wreath which is an ancient tradition made of evergreens, holly, and ivy. The wreath’s circle symbolizes the wheel of the year and the completion of another cycle.
  • Light a candle on the solstice and shine the light and reflect and meditate on your teachings and wisdom from the year gone by.
  • Cleanse your home with some sage or bells.
  • Cleanse your own energy field with some sage, rose water, or a nice cleansing salt bath
  • Decorating the tree with objects resembling fruits, nuts, berries, to acknowledge
  • the gifts of abundance from Mother earth
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Jun
14

Feng Shui and Chinese Medicine

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Classical Feng Shui is an ancient art and science developed in China more than 4,000 years ago. It shares philosophical roots with

Feng Shui creates harmony by connecting the seen and the unseen. It is a tool to examine the cycles of the stars, sun and seasons, using these explorations to support the vital connection of body, mind and soul to its environment. Feng Shui can be applied to any microcosm or macrocosm of our lives.  A small space such as a bedroom or an entire city can be designed and built according to these principles.   Acupuncture. Both are complex bodies of knowledge dealing with the movement of energy; Feng Shui reveals how to balance the energies of any given space to assure the health and good fortune for the people inhabiting it.  Just as needles are used in Acupuncture to treat the energy patterns of the body to improve the flow of energy and therefore your health, classical Feng Shui uses items made of the Five Elements: Earth, Metal, Water, Wood, and Fire to balance the invisible energies in your environment. Bringing the elements into our space also helps us reconnect with the natural order of things.

“Feng” means “Wind” and “Shui” means “Water.” In its simplest form Feng Shui aids in choosing the best placement for a home. Picking the proper site will ensure happiness by alleviating  problems such as excessive drafts or floods.  The ideal site for a home is like an arm chair.  The back and sides of the chair protect us form the wind, though a breeze on a warm day can feel wonderful and cooling. However when wind is powerful it can blow an entire village down.  Being close to water has been historically essential for survival; we drink it, clean with it, and being far from it can make life difficult if not impossible.  However, when water is too strong, it can creates the destruction of floods and tsunamis.  Living in a space with easy access to water, yet protection from it, will make a home less susceptible to disasters and provide an easier more graceful life.

As we know in both Western science and Eastern philosophy, everything is made up of energy. The theory behind Chinese medicine is that a living human body is imbued with chi (energy) which is fundamental for its healthy functioning. Feng Shui is based on the same belief.

Chi is the animating life force that is everywhere; it permeates all people, our homes and  physical surroundings.  Feng Shui illuminates this hidden force of chi and how the environment can affect us, both positively, and negatively.

On average, we spend eighty percent of our time indoors. When we walk into an environment that has good Feng Shui, we feel embraced and at peace.  We feel connected with our self, our body, our surroundings and the people within that environment. We feel connected with the natural elements, supported in all that we do. We feel that no matter what is happening in the outside world, when we step inside our front door, everything is okay. We are home. We are safe. And we are free to feel our emotions. How a place feels will deeply affect people’s responses at both conscious and unconscious levels.

A home with good Feng Shui feels in balance.  Life flows more smoothly, easily and brings you more peace. It raises the vibration by balancing the energy. It serves you and is organized exactly in the best way for you and your family to thrive—not just how you think it should be set up and decorated, but in a way that makes you love how it feels and puts a smile on your face.  Feng Shui is only used for the highest good in all situations.

For example a house that has been in multiple modern design magazines and photographs very well, may feel cold and austere, like a hospital or jail that does not support the owner in feeling relaxed or welcomed in their own home.

Chinese medicine has served its people well for thousands of years, succeeding in maintaining health, preventing and reducing illness in the Chinese and other adherents. Traditionally a Chinese doctor was paid to maintain their clients’ overall health and to prevent illness. It was expected that all clients of traditional Chinese doctors would incorporate all eight limbs of Chinese Medicine into their lives: Acupuncture, Herbology, Bodywork, Nutrition, I-Ching Astrology, Feng Shui, Exercise and Meditation. The principles governing all eight limbs are considered to be universal and have an intimate connection. These principles are based on the interactive nature of yin and yang, the dynamism of the five elements of water, wood, fire, earth and metal, and perceiving and accessing Qi (chi) quality and flow.

The Tao Te Ching also suggests using Feng Shui to maintain balance and well being in your life. Interestingly enough, Feng Shui is the only one of the eight limbs of Chinese Medicine that is not of the physical body but of the environment. The truth is that if we experience balancing in our physical body with acupuncture and herbs yet step into homes that are chaotic or messy, this will throw us back out of balance. Instead, having a home that is calm and peaceful will help us to rest, relax, and restore our vital energies.

When analyzing the energy blueprint of a home using Feng Shui principles we examine time and space. We read the building from the year it was built, to the direction and the exact degrees it sits and faces. We look at the surrounding areas such as the location of mountains and water, the proximity of freeways, graveyards, and so on. We then use calculations to arrive at a detailed analysis of the quality of Qi, yin/yang and the five elements. From this analysis we decide how to bring the building and residents back into harmony. In Chinese Medicine the analysis of the physical body involves checking the pulse, looking at the tongue reading the energy of the person. Again using the principles of Qi, yin/yang and the five elements.

The intention of Chinese Medicine and Feng Shui is the same, to bring good chi flow through the person’s home and body. Feng Shui teaches that your home is merely an outward reflection of what is happening on inside. It then uses the same principles of adjusting the quality and quantity of Chi, balancing yin and yang, and using the five elements to bring the person and home back into health and harmony.

The following are examples of how the home is an external manifestation of what is going on in the inside

•              Leaking faucets waste energy, and suggest abundance is flowing out of the home

•              Loose door handles suggest not having a firm grip on your health and life

•              Burnt out bulbs signal burning yourself out

•              Blocked drains reflect blocked emotions

•              Masks on all the walls usually mean someone is hiding something or who they

truly are

•              A cluttered home usually reflects being stuck in your life, and maybe having extra weight on your body, along with allergies and little energy.

When examining the home to bring it into balance, we look at what’s called the trigram map. These trigrams are associated with magnetic directions, the five elements and their corresponding colors, human personality types, body parts, related illnesses and numbers.

The Northwest Trigram is related to the main father/ husband in the home. It also has to do with the physical body parts of head and lungs, large intestines and the element of metal. If the person who lives in this house is experiencing breathing problems, we would immediately find out what is going on in this location of the home. Is there clutter? Is that direction or location of the building missing? Are there sharply pointed items in this location? Do the five elements need to be balanced here? All these things are blocking the chi flow or creating a negative energy and causing toxicity.

The Southwest location is related to the main woman of the home and the physical is reproductive organs and fertility. If a couple was trying to conceive and could not, we would again rebalance the energies, elements and creating a positive chi flow to this area. We can also do things according to the couple’s dates of birth, such as  put them in their best directions to sleep, eat and work. We would bring in elements, colors and symbolic items that will support fertility, and energy flow to start a family.

Both the body and buildings have meridian lines running through them. In Feng Shui we call them earth meridians and we use earth’s acupuncture to bring about balance in the environment. Again we would use the same remedies of five elements and three cycles of creative, reductive and destructive- to-creative energy flow in both temples. In Acupuncture practitioners burn moxa to get energy flowing, and in Feng Shui we use sage or palo santo.

In both Acupuncture and Feng Shui we view  energy flowing the same as we views the flow of water to promote a healthy flow in both home and body. A practitioner of Chinese Medicine might recommend a cleanse with herbs and certain foods to bring the body into balance, while in Feng Shui, the exact same suggestions are made to de-clutter the rooms, drawers, cupboards, and do a cleansing on the space.

Chinese medicine’s goal is to release Sha energy blockages in the human body because such blockages create disease; Feng Shui also releases Sha energy in the home to support sleep, digestion, and peace, qualities in the home environment that also promote health in the human body as well.

 

 

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