Wing Through The Year Of The Rooster With A Triple Dose Of Bird Energy

Applications of bird characteristics are subject to individual interpretations, and Feng Shui adjustments are always tailor to lifestyle and circumstances of the person and place. Neverheless, in the new year of the Fire Rooster, we can all strive for a higher level of bird energy. In doing so, we have three choices: • We could…

Applications of bird characteristics are subject to individual interpretations, and Feng Shui adjustments are always tailor to lifestyle and circumstances of the person and place. Neverheless, in the new year of the Fire Rooster, we can all strive for a higher level of bird energy. In doing so, we have three choices:

• We could seek the domestic ambiance of the very productive Chicken, build a nest, lay eggs and then raise chicks.

• In Rooster mode, we can supervise and keep our flock in check, fertilize eggs and create offspring, while we hold our head high and announce each new day with cocky fanfare.

• We could aim for the transformative energy of the Phoenix, go through a fiery initiation and rise from the ashes.

Of course there's no rule that says that you must choose between one or the other. Why not analyze your personal needs and adapt to a given situation with the type of energy that is required to achieve your goal and complete your task.

Balance will keep you healthy and flowing, sometimes rising and soaring, at all times. Very often Feng Shui is an art of symbols and reinforcements. Think carefully about the potential of visual cues that will wire your brain and keep you on track. It is mental mapping that will help you walk the path towards success. We would like to get you started with a few tips that will launch you on the creative path of bird energy.

• As the Rooster, we could have to be a benevolent ruler and provide a happy home for our flock.

• With the yang energy of a leader, we rise above nitpicky trivia and find magnanimous solutions.

• The Wood element which feeds the Fire of this year's Rooster will support your efforts. With Greenery as the color of the year, we have lots of opportunities to refresh our environment with the right kind of plant life. Stay away from spiky and thorny species as they will aggravate belligerent behavior, and choose instead peace-loving plants that will clear toxins from the air or promote money-growing endeavors. Peace lilies and jade plants are good examples. You can also camouflage poison arrows of protruding corners with the cascading and lush greenery of variegated philodendron.

• You can tune into the Fire element of the Rooster by dressing for success with a new red sweater or a crimson necktie. Remember that bright lights are yang and help you focus on a task.

• If you want to calm down with the Earth energy of the Chicken, you can dim the lights, create yin with earthy scents and promote a homey ambiance with root vegetables. Relax and count your blessings, create a gratitude list to serve as your base and cuddle into a soft pillow for a nap. In Chicken mode, you may also want to quietly contemplate and research the transformation you seek for the year of the Rooster.

• Once you have renewed your strength with the yin of nesting at home, it's time to emulate the rising energy of the Phoenix. In Form School Feng Shui, the Phoenix is ​​the focal point in the Ming Tang or bright hall as seen from the facing wall of a property. As the foot stool in the arm chair position and slightly elevated, it symbolizes support and rising energy. In practical terms this means that we should have a focal point in our visual field where our gaze can come to rest. Also, our entrance area should be clearly lit and provide welcoming features.

• As you transition into Phoenix mode, keep your number one goal in mind for this year of transformation and be mindful of the center space in your home or business. In Chinese astrology for this year of the Rooster, the bagua shows number One occupying the center which accounts for exclusivity and significance. To strengthen the productive cycle of the elements, we could add Water to the center area, thus creating a Water-Wood-Fire sequence of support. Most important, keep the area clear, clean and prominent as the central life form of your space.

• Focus on your lofty endeavors with the magic mindset of the Phoenix.

What You Should Know About Holistic Feng Shui

Holistic Feng Shui is not to be confused with traditional Feng Shui which uses complicated astrological calculations. The entire energy field of our planet is shifting at an unpreceded rate: For example: The tectonic plates of the earth are shifting faster than they have done for a million years. The magnetic field around the earth…

Holistic Feng Shui is not to be confused with traditional Feng Shui which uses complicated astrological calculations.

The entire energy field of our planet is shifting at an unpreceded rate:

For example: The tectonic plates of the earth are shifting faster than they have done for a million years. The magnetic field around the earth has been thinning for the last 2000 years and the thinning has sped up considerably in the last five years.

Earth quake activity has been increasing, which also makes the mantle of the earth more unstable.

Add to that manmade energy toxins from EMF (elector magnetic fields), chemtrail spraying and many other unsustainable practices which are putting the earth's mantle under immense pressure we are having to look at new ways to return balance to our planet and to our lives.

The change that is obvious everywhere engenders much fear and insecurity. When our brains go into fear mode we lose sight the solutions: We focus on problems instead of focusing on the solutions.

It is impossible to pull yourself out of the negative funk.

In years of coaching professionals I discovered that by far the easiest way to create positive change is to improve your environment

Holistic Feng Shui is intuitive and can be easily implemented once you know the principles.

The effect can be felt immediately. Your body and mind are your greatest feed back mechanisms. Yet most people have not taught how to use their feelings and emotions to positive effect.

Holistic feng Shui brings out harmony in your environment creating a powerful resonance between you and certain objects. Unlike traditional Feng Shui Holistic Feng Shui only uses a couple of tools. You can make these tools yourself. I explain how to do this in the Holistic Feng Shui course.

Let's face it: Everyone wants harmony, peace and joy in their lives

The only reason why you have not got it is because you lack the knowledge on how to create it. You do not know how the universe works.

Universal law is not complicated, alas it is elusive and appears counter intuitive to the linear brain.

Old programming stops us from seeing reality and truth. Instead we see everything through a filter of “knowledge” which is at best only partly correct.

Today alternative science and research is opening up new knowledge of how we create our reality. You are way more powerful than you think. This is not just a popular catch phrase, but a deep inherent truth that once you get it, it will transform your entire light.

I can not make you learn new things

I can not change how you look at your life or the world. I can, however, bring you new information which can transform your life if you are open to it.

Holistic Feng Shui is just one of the ways in which everyone can create a better life for themselves. The more people make that choice the more our planet planet benefits.

Celebrate Yang And Yin Of Seventeen With The Transformation Of The Rooster

Good Bye Monkey! Hello Rooster! We happily wave good bye to the Monkey of 2016 and welcome the Rooster of 2017. Most of us are fed up with what Lillian Too had predicted to be the black year of the Monkey. Chinese astrological interpretations foresaw a lot of illness, destruction and negative surprises that we…

Good Bye Monkey! Hello Rooster! We happily wave good bye to the Monkey of 2016 and welcome the Rooster of 2017. Most of us are fed up with what Lillian Too had predicted to be the black year of the Monkey. Chinese astrological interpretations foresaw a lot of illness, destruction and negative surprises that we now hope will no longer be on the radar. So let's usher the Monkey out of our lives and light a path for the arrival of the Rooster.

Feng Shui strives to capture the essence of the zodiac animal of the year and apply it to the person place connection. Three types of bird energy are our options in 2017, the Rooster, the Chicken and the Phoenix. As the head of his flock, the Rooster, in flamboyant splendor, calls to action at early dawn. Legend has it that he was chosen to be one of the twelve because of his wonderful voice. Since flying animals were not allowed, the Jade Emperor put a flower on his head andave him permission to compete. Racing against the Dog, he ended up flying toward the finish line and placed tenth in the competition.

The yang Rooster stands out between his cockroach, sometimes with a cocky attitude. He is number one in his roost. In 2017 the magic square of the Lo Shu, which is the equivalent of the Feng Shui Ba Gua, is governed by the number one in the center, indicating a year of transformation. Think about what in your life you would like to see transformed, the one major change you've been waiting for, and tune in to the authority of the Rooster. Transformation and balance are the two major mandates for the year with the Fire Rooster calling to action. Since his innate element is metal, he takes pride in his unpredictable appearance. The Rooster expects discipline with strict observance of rules and protocol.

If the Rooster and his antics have you all stressed out, look for the humble Chicken and emulate some relaxing yin. The Chicken is nesting, nurturing and providing. After a long day out and about in Rooster mode, we need to return to the yin ambiance of a nest and a home-cooked meal. Soft surrounds, ambient lighting, calming sounds and soothing scents will be the antidote to the excess yang of the Rooster. Once we strike a happy medium between the modest Chicken and the sturdy Rooster, we might be ready for the transformative energy of the Phoenix.

The mythological Phoenix appears in all cultures and religions from ancient Egypt to modern Christianity. In Chinese cosmology, the Phoenix stands as the symbol for the empress, second in rank to the Dragon symbol of the emperor, and is available for use by all women in the Chinese tradition. The Phoenix comes to earth with a premonition of great events for human beings. In modern interpretations, as in Feng Shui, the Phoenix can be used as symbol for one's greatest aspirations.

The Phoenix is ​​the ethereal bird of transformation and is considered immortal. In a fiery ritual of self-destruction, it will always revive and renew itself and then rise from the ashes in glorious resurrection.

Go Green In Seventeen

Pantone's early announcement of “Greenery” as the color of the year for 2017 is within the full range of Feng Shui properties. It tells us all about the wood element which isoted in anything that grows. Greenery, not just green, is all-encompassing and inclusive. It speaks of early spring and new beginnings and looks to…

Pantone's early announcement of “Greenery” as the color of the year for 2017 is within the full range of Feng Shui properties. It tells us all about the wood element which isoted in anything that grows.

Greenery, not just green, is all-encompassing and inclusive. It speaks of early spring and new beginnings and looks to the sun rising in the east. Wood, ie vegetation, comes in all shades of green, yet Greenery has the breath of freshness and health. Greenery is lush and bright as it pops with early buds fed by winter water's long gestation.

Greenery is germane to nature in global dimensions, striving higher with rising energy and reaching out with new tendrils. As a role model, Greenery has a lot to say about connectedness and flexibility. It will find its path around obstacles in a loving ambiance, and yet, in excess, it could become a deadly chokehold.

In Feng Shui we love Greenery as a metaphor for motivation and decision-making with firm leadership and work-related orientation. Therefore, as we move into the New Year during the darkness of winter yin, we plant the seed for happy yang with the birth of Greenery. There are many way to celebrate Greenery, and we would like to share our Feng Shui tips to get you going on a green path:

• Be aware of all the “re” words, ie refresh, renew, regenerate, rework, renovate etc.

• Research the benefits of Greenery!

• A vista into greenery and nature is associated with healing in the medical sciences.

Caution though! Do not overdue! Excessive Greenery could mean excess growth as in cancer.

• Introduce Greenery into dietary habits and enrich your menus with sprouts and leafy greens!

• Get a quick boost of energy with green juice and green soup!

• Plants and greenery are household aids as they clean toxins from the air. Extensive research has been done on this by NASA.

• Give your olfactory sensors a kick with herbal scents, and give your space aromatic freshness with Greenery!

• Greenery allows for variety and diversity with the easy care of variegated philodendrons, the bright green of sweet potato vines, and the productivity of spider plants.

• In the productive cycle of the elements water feeds wood, then do not neglect your Greenery but maintain freshness with water!

• Remember, where attention goes, energy flows.

• Finally, do not forget the color of money, the wealth corner, and the coin-shaped petals of a jade plant!

With Greenery, Pantone sparked renewed interest in a trend that has been growing in recent years with green roofs and mini parks. Gardens and farmer's markets are popular, and green walls are the latest craze in design. Chinese insights and forecasts for the New Year remind us that Greenery resonates with the Dragon energy that feeds the Fire Rooster of 2017.

Discover the Power and Protection of the Dragon in Your Home

There are multiple cultures around the world and every culture has religious symbols that people use for prosperity. The Dragon is a cultural symbol of China, which is considered as the most beloved and the most valuable symbol for Chinese people. The citizens in China use this symbol to adorn everything, including the walls, fabrics,…

There are multiple cultures around the world and every culture has religious symbols that people use for prosperity. The Dragon is a cultural symbol of China, which is considered as the most beloved and the most valuable symbol for Chinese people. The citizens in China use this symbol to adorn everything, including the walls, fabrics, appliances and the furniture.

The Chinese experts say that the dragon represents power, male, fertility and the yang. This symbol is a favorite Feng Shui cure for several problems of mankind. The experts offer several ways of making life easier and enjoyable by using the dragon symbol. The dragon adorned furnitures bring more wealth, power and prosperity in people's life and that's why experts suggest people to buy such furniture.

What is Feng Shui?

The ancient Chinese people had developed a way of bringing happiness, prosperity and peace in life. Today, this way is known as Feng Shui. It is called the gem of Chinese culture that combines Hydrogeology, geophysics, architecture, environment and landscape science, human life science, earth's magnetic field orientation science and several other theories. The Chinese people use this art primarily to remove all the elements from their property that can produce negative energy and affect the life. The experts first learn the present environment and then make significant changes in the position of things to enhance the positive energy releasing elements in the space. This technique is beneficial to the mankind in many ways.

Some well-recognized benefits of Feng Shui are:

It brings more wealth in your life:
Whether you are finding a new business or a new retail store, take the support of an expert to arrange your home in a right way. Yes, your home's arrangements can help you in earning more profit in your business. The cashier desk, goods' rack and all other things in the shop should be arranged according to Feng Shui so that these elements can produce positive energy and you can work better. The same thing applies for the position of appliances and furniture in the home. All things will work in your favor, if you follow the rules of Feng Shui.

It helps you in finding the love of your life:
One of the most recognized benefits of Feng Shui is finding a right life partner. Many individuals have acknowledged that they were single for a long time and arranging the house according to Feng Shui helped them in thinking positive. They have got their best matches quickly and got committed to a right person. Several people consider it a myth, but the maximum people in China believe that good Feng Shui can help you in finding the love of your life quickly. It does not matter that how beautiful or pretty you are. You will always feel demoralized, if your home is full of negative energy. That technique can help you in bringing positive energy in your life and inevitably you will get what you wish.

You may get promoted quickly:
You can check the biography of all the successful people across the world. They all had the support of astrologers, numerological experts, metaphysical experts and the Feng Shui masters. Yes, there are also many people, who have succeeded on their own strength. Those, who seek quick advancement in their performance, they take help of experts. In China, people believe that getting promotion quickly is not possible without applying good Feng Shui. The position of office cabin, blocks and tables affect the workability of the employees and that's why they all need good Feng Shui to help them in building a brighter and better future.

It Promotes good health:
People often connect health and wealth with the location and direction of their home. It seems quite real because many people have got positive changes in their health after applying the good Feng Shui. There are several people, who were suffering with chronic diseases and then they had applied it to improve their health. It had brought positive changes in their life. Their health improved and today they firmly believe in that home organization. The experts may also suggest people to change their house, if the source of negative energy is not curable. You should also try it, if several diseases have turned your life into hell.

The power of Feng Shui Dragon

The dragon is a religious symbol that is quite valuable for all the Chinese people. The experts consider it an auspicious and powerful Feng Shui cure for several problems of the life. It is called the symbol of wealth and power. If you have furniture in your home with a crystal in dragon's claw, it will bring lots of good opportunities in your life.

Positive changes the dragon symbol can bring into your life:

• The retailers, business owners and the industrialists can keep the dragon statue on their desk to bring luck and remove negative energy out of their business. It is the symbol of luck according to Feng Shui and many Chinese businessmen use it for business's growth.

• Suppose, you have furniture adorned with the dragon symbol, it will strengthen your knowledge and give you a power of understanding things better and faster.

• The experts say that Dragon is the most powerful Yang symbol that enhances courage and fearlessness of the person.

• Using the dragon adorned furniture in the home would be a right decision for bringing fortune, power and prosperity in the life. The dragon guards your home against all the negative powers and improvements protective energy around you.

• You should place the dragon statue on the east side of the home to pull wealth and success. It works and many people have gotten benefit through it.

Today, many experts believe that Feng Shui techniques work effectively. Millions of people across the world have changed their homes according to Feng Shui, they have bought the dragon adorned furniture and the dragon figurines to have a better life.

Feng Shui In The Attic

Have you ever wondered how your attic might affect your path into the future? What if you could organize what lies ahead and allow new opportunities to develop? Open your feng shui eyes, look up, and take a serious look at your head space and above. Your attic, if you have one, symbolizes your future.…

Have you ever wondered how your attic might affect your path into the future? What if you could organize what lies ahead and allow new opportunities to develop? Open your feng shui eyes, look up, and take a serious look at your head space and above. Your attic, if you have one, symbolizes your future.

Remember, what is at your feet or below resonates with your past. If you moved into your new digs six months ago and your stuff is still in boxes, your art work still standing on the floor, leaning against the wall, you might be stuck somewhere in the past, irritated by some unresolved issue and blocked from moving forward.

Hang a beautiful picture into your head space and start thinking about rising energy. Then write your script for space clearing your attic, your bonus room above the garage, your loft, or the topmost shelf in your closet. Imagine a closet so stuffed and top heavy that everything comes crashing down.

Ask questions about your overhead space. Do you know what's up there. If not, you're groping your way into an uncertain future. Is it accessible? Does it have a trap door? A rickety ladder? Easy access is critical in creating your path. Is there a light or are you facing mysterious darkness?

Once you come face to face with this upper terrain and the secrets it holds, assess what might be your best mode of attack. I bet you do not remember what's up there! If not, haul everything out and down!

Now start sorting and organizing. Hold each object and ask “do I want this in my future? What does it mean? What will it do for me?” Then create your piles of must have, must keep. The rest goes into piles for recycle, trash or Good Will.

Repacking and storing it away can best be done with feng shui as an analogy of how to design a clear and prosperous future. Think about creating possibilities!

• Create patterns by color coding your storage bins

• Use the element cycle to give your treasures a meaningful designation:

• Wood for work-related and research materials

• Fire for party stuff, fancy outfits and costumes, seasonal decorations

• Earth for collections and household items

• Metal for creative projects and legacy-related records

• Water for private and secret materials, diaries, financials and letters

• Storage bins need to be rodent proof, bug proof and moth proof

• Accessibility and legibility is key in creating a clear path into a prosperous future.

• Balance of yin and yang space is essential.

• Lighting could be adjusted with timers or remote controls.

• Keeping an inventory of unused or rarely used materials is best for easy reference.

Using Feng Shui Techniques to Stage Your Home

Feng shui (pronounced fung shway) has thrived in China for hundreds of years, but this design philosophy has made its mark in real estate and home decorating in recent years. Feng means wind and shui means water. It promotes well-being by rearranging how energy (chi) flows through a home. The theory is that all spaces…

Feng shui (pronounced fung shway) has thrived in China for hundreds of years, but this design philosophy has made its mark in real estate and home decorating in recent years. Feng means wind and shui means water. It promotes well-being by rearranging how energy (chi) flows through a home. The theory is that all spaces and objects have different energies (some positive and some negative), and they affect each other in various ways. Sellers who want a quick sale for more money are turning feng shui principles to make their homes more appealing to potential buyers.

Place the “For Sale” Sign on the Right Side of the House

Feng Shui experts claim that the right side of a house is the buyer's side. Additionally, add positive energy by having wind chimes, flags, or wind socks to the right side of your houses under the right eave. This will direct a positive energy flow into the house instead of pushing it away or weakening it.

Invite Energy In Through the Front Door

Energy enters your home at the front door. Paint your front door a color to complement the rest of the exterior. Add a new welcome mat and flank the door with plants that have rounded leaves. (Sharp leaves can appear aggressive to buyers.)

Create a Room With a First Impression

Within the first 10 seconds, buyers generally decide whether they will buy a house. So make sure the first impression (foyer, living room, or other) is your best staged room. Create a clear path to this room with a runner rug or with eye-catching art and / or accessories.

Keep Energy in the Room

Keep the bathroom door closed and keep the lid of the toilet seat down. First of all, no one wants to see the inside of your toilet. But from a feng shui point of view, water represents money and the toilet is one place where water (money) can escape. Toilets and drains take energy from a room, so keep the toilet lid down and cover drains while not in use.

Improve Chi by Arranging the Furniture

Furniture arrangement can make or break the flow of chi in the room. Have you ever walked into a room where everyone had their backs towards you? It's an instant turnoff. If potential buyers see the back of the couch as they enter the room, energy bounces right out. A facing, comfortable sofa or love seat toward the entrance of the room will improve energy flow and invite buyers in.

Place Calming Art Over the Bed

You want to create an atmosphere that's calm, restful and restorative, so be mindful of what you place over the bed. Nature scenes always work because they're relaxing. (Also remove electronics, office furniture, and exercise equipment from the bedroom.)

Remove Clutter

There's one absolute that's consistent in all home staging – get rid of the clutter. Clutter prevents energy from flowing through the home. So clear out excess furniture, knickknacks, photos, religious objects, and other personal items.

Start Packing

Once you put your house on the market, you must think of it as a commodity, not your house. When you start packing, you release your hold on the house and get the energy moving.

Feng Shui In The Basement

Your foundation, if you have one, might hold all kinds of feng shui secrets. And that is because everything below your feet resonates with your past. So you may say, it is what it is, or, it is what it has been, and it can not be changed. However, what really matters is how you…

Your foundation, if you have one, might hold all kinds of feng shui secrets. And that is because everything below your feet resonates with your past. So you may say, it is what it is, or, it is what it has been, and it can not be changed. However, what really matters is how you feel about it, and how your memories affect your current state of mind. So here it is, organize your past and happily move on into the present and the future. But what if we do not have a foundation as most of us do not here in Florida? Then your storage pod, or closet, or shed, or whatever you use to keep your hidden treasures, is your next target for a thorough feng shui assessment.

All these pods and stashes symbolize your past and your subconscious mind as Karen Kingston points out in “Clear Your Clutter With Feng Shui.” A cluttered foundation, she says, “symbolizes issues from the past not deal with.” And by the way, she asks “is your heaviest junk in the basement? And how long has it been there?”

Now that you know what's at stake, let's create your script for organizing your neglected junk and so clear your path into the future.

• Make sure that the door to your stash opens completely and easily.

• If the door squeaks and creaks, oil the hinges.

• If the lock is rusted, replace it with a new one.

• Haul everything out.

• Clear spider webs and dust and clean the space.

• Spray with a 50/50 vinegar water solution. Spiders detest vinegar.

• If the air is musty and damp, install a dehumidifier and empty it regularly.

• Think about the bagua as you sort through all that you can not part with.

• Financial files and tax records that have to be kept seven years could go into the wealth corner, designated as wealth accumulation.

• Luggage, for easy access, can be in front, on the right, in the travel-related sector of the bagua.

• Academic records or old text books should go into the wisdom / knowledge area.

• For preservation of important treasures, plastic storage bins are best. They come in all sizes and are easily stackable.

• Label bins and boxes, clearly marking contents and dates.

• Make sure there's adequate light, if not, change to a brighter bulb.

• Try to have a clear area in the very front, the bright hall in feng shui, where beneficial qi can accumulate and bring good luck.

Since they are usually below ground, basements resonate with the earth element. And in significant correlation, we find that people with strong earth in their element profile are often pack rats or collectors. Thus, to counteract a feeling of being stuck in the past, fire or wood can be added to create rising energy. Your storage boxes, for example, could be red or green.

When it's all done and organized with easy accessibility and visibility, some surprising insights may surface that can only be sorted out with hindsight and adequate distance. Looking back, you might have a better understanding of your personal history and how you have reached your current position in life. And, perhaps you'll discover how much there is to be proud of and what all you have accomplished.

Feng Shui For Connecting Mindfully and Meaningfully

“Welcome Back” says the house as you return from your summer adventures. You stop short, surprised that your house can speak. Your house always speaks, but do you know how to listen? Feng shui can help you do so, so revealing the most amazing secrets about the place you call home. Your dialogue with your…

“Welcome Back” says the house as you return from your summer adventures. You stop short, surprised that your house can speak. Your house always speaks, but do you know how to listen? Feng shui can help you do so, so revealing the most amazing secrets about the place you call home.

Your dialogue with your house begins as you look around and wonder, “does it feel welcoming”? The doormat is frayed and dirty, the light is full of bugs and spider webs. The paint is peeling off the door, and the bird bath is caked with mud. No place to sit and search for my keys! They are on the bottom of my bag. I'm on my knees. “Bad feng shui,” my bones complain. No bench! No stool! No support! What's welcoming? Up-lifting? Embracing? I vow to mend and fix it all.

Your home, your castle, your sanctuary, it is your refuge and shelter. Let it speak and remind you what it means to come home and feel welcome. And feng shui is your tool for connecting mindfully and meaningfully to your space.

Reluctantly you enter, not knowing what to expect and what the house might say about the clutter behind the door or the dead plant in the foyer. Your mind is racing ahead to the dishes piled in the kitchen sink and the laundry heaped on the bedroom floor as you navigate through the shoes scattered along your path.

To have a dialogue with you house means to see and feel your space in new ways and then create a relationship like you never had before. Feng shui opens your eyes to the wonders of the person place connection. It makes you realize that everything has meaning and reminds you of something that either happened in the past or needs to be done in the future. So now we better make sure that it is something positive that you look forward to doing or something pleasant that you like to remember. If negative feelings are conjured up by what you see and encounter, purge it, get rid of it, or immediately tackle and eliminate it.

Most desirable may be a direct connection to the present, something from nature to remind you of the season like a bouquet of spring flowers, or flowering mums in the fall. Seasonal decorations will absolutely connect you to the world around you with current events and social activities. Sounds and fragrances are powerful connectors to what feels right, good or bad. So be diligent in picking what lifts your spirit for sustaining a positive ambiance.

Feng shui will definitely be your secret friend in knowing the proper place for your meaningful objects, so helping you to steer toward your most wanted opportunity or attracting new avenues. Perhaps it will open your mind to something you never saw or dreamt before. We need to point out of course that feng shui does not like dirt and grime. Let the world sparkle and glisten around you by keeping everything fresh and clean because even hidden dust balls will sooner or later speak up and create obstacles.

In case you require for a new relationship and a supportive friend, let it be your home as it speaks to you in glorious splendor with a big “thank you” for what you have created.

Feng Shui Consultants: Bringing Good Fortunes At Your Door Step

Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese philosophy which helps in harmonizing different elements surrounding the environment. According to this ancient science, the harmony in different components of environment brings good fortunes. The literal meaning of this word is wind and water. According to this science, nature is full of different forms of energy. It is…

Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese philosophy which helps in harmonizing different elements surrounding the environment. According to this ancient science, the harmony in different components of environment brings good fortunes. The literal meaning of this word is wind and water.

According to this science, nature is full of different forms of energy. It is mandatory to have perfect balance among these energies in order to attract lady luck. This is widely used in the lodging places in order to attract better fortunes. Let us discuss the different elements of this ancient science.

The foremost element of Feng Shui is color. According to the philosophy of this ancient science, colors possess energy. They can attract good as well as bad energy. So, proper harmony in them is essential as this brings good spirits. These good spirits come with the good fortune. This makes your dwelling place, a happy place to live. The colors do represent different elements of life ie metal, fire, wood, earth and water. Each of the colors is the representative of the element and contributions significantly in the constructive and destructive cycles. So, it is indeed recommended that there should be proper harmony among different colors in order to attract good fortunes. Let me discuss some of the colors which will help in bringing good fortunes. The green color is broadly used in order to get good health. This also helps in bringing balance to the family life. If you want to accelerate your career growth, then the blue color will do this for you. The color white will help and support you in the future endeavor.

Feng Shui in the bedroom does affect your love life. So, you have to be very specific in order choosing the color patterns in your bedroom. The Feng Shui consultants recommend avoiding the element of fire from the bedroom. Try to avoid colors like red, orange, strong yellow and purple as they manifest the element of fire. Also, do not place the mirror in front of the bed as the reflective energy will act as a third party in the relationship.

The Feng Shui consultants also recommend that avoid placing plants in the bedroom. The reason for this is that they contain vibrant energy known as yang energy. This energy is not recommended for the bedroom. Moreover, the plants also release carbon dioxide during the night which is also not recommended for you.

There are several Feng Shui consultants who are rendering their services. This is definitely a good old ancient philosophy which can bring good fortunes for you. If someone is passing through a difficult time and the ship of his / her life is not sailing smoothly, then it is recommended to take the help of these consultants. Their guidance will help in bringing harmony among different elements which are affecting his / her life.

Demystifying Feng Shui

Feng Shui is based on traditional Chinese principals that seek to create harmony and balance within your environment. While this is a field that can be applied to many spaces, and is governed by complex principles, some basic principles can be explained in ways that are easy to understand. Feng Shui is not a superstition,…

Feng Shui is based on traditional Chinese principals that seek to create harmony and balance within your environment. While this is a field that can be applied to many spaces, and is governed by complex principles, some basic principles can be explained in ways that are easy to understand.

Feng Shui is not a superstition, but is based on facts and principles. This craft examines how the placement of things and objects within it affect the energy flow in your living environment, and how these objects interact with and influence your personal energy flow. Your personal energy flow affects how you think and act, which in turn affects how well you perform and succeed in your personal and professional life. It affects you every moment of the day – whether you're aware of it or not. It influences the flow of 'energies' around the living environment.

Before you engage in Feng Shui, let us demystify it and explore what this craft is not.

Feng Shui is not

  • A get-rich-quick method of Asian interior design that guarantees impossible results for mysterically rearranging your furniture.
  • It is also not an Asian technique that can guarantee your next promotion in the office or enable you to strike the lottery, even though some practitioners believe that an improvement in the flow of energy around the house can increase your probability of achieving these aims.
  • A superstitious or magical belief system, or a New Age fad that disconnects you from reality or from your daily life. Feng Shui is based on certain principles and techniques, and does not involve magic, black magic, or superstitious tricks.
  • A simple home and garden makeover. This craft is a way of life and a way of lifelong learning. You can make continuous improvements to your living environment.
  • A quick fix to be tackled in one afternoon. To master and implement it, continuous learning and exploration into the bountiful world of Feng Shui is advised.
  • A luxury only the rich and famous can afford. This is totally not true. You can make basic improvements to your living and working environment simply by re-arranging the furnishings, or by clearing the clutter in your house! Feng Shui is that no exclusive to only the rich. Anyone can take part in it and master its principles.

While you can not control every element of your wider environment, Feng Shui allows you to adjust your personal space to make it more conducive, harmonious and balanced.

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Assess Hotel Room Feng Shui And Feel Safe

On my recent travels it occurred to me that the prerequisite for a happy and successful trip is feeling safe all along the way. Every time I crossed the threshold of a hotel room, I had an instant sensation of comfort or discomfort. My aha moment came when I realized that this strange feeling had…

On my recent travels it occurred to me that the prerequisite for a happy and successful trip is feeling safe all along the way. Every time I crossed the threshold of a hotel room, I had an instant sensation of comfort or discomfort. My aha moment came when I realized that this strange feeling had to do with the variable feng shui aspects of each and every room.

When traveling we spend on average one third of each day in our hotel room. Even while sleeping, our unconscious mind is exposed to negative or positive feng shui in the space surrounding us. Therefore a basic checklist for feng shui awareness might be a helpful tool for future travel adventures. Qi, yin & yang, tao connections as well as ba gua considerations all have potential impact on our well-being while away from the sanctuary of our home.

Mobility (easy moving qi)

Pack light! Porters are a rare species about to be extinct. If you can not move easily with your own set of wheels, you are stuck in a serious dilemma of sha qi. Roller bags with multi-directional spin allow you to move quickly, which could be crucial if you sense imminent danger. With light weight baggage you're independent as you navigate through trains and public venues.

Room Request (tao connection)

Inquire if you have options for your room location. Optimally you want to be on a lower floor, not too far from the elevator, on the quiet side of the hotel. If necessary, you could take stairs to go down. On a lower floor you feel more connected to the world around you.

Comfort (yin & yang)

If your travels require maximum energy levels for daytime activities or business, your hotel room should give you nighttime reprieve with a yin ambiance. Upon arrival check wherever you have adequate supplies of blankets and pillows, robes and slippers, bottled water and coffee / tea makers. Check thermostats for temperature settings, as well as remotes for TV and clock radio functions. Bring a soft shawl or scarf.

Light (yin & yang)

Familiarize yourself with general lighting and switches for lamps. Check outlets for plug-ins to connect computers, chargers and adapters. Be well-informed about internet services and passwords. Know the function of the flashlight on your mobile phone. For the event that the bathroom does not have a night light, an e-candle inside easy to reach on your night table will provide an exceptional vision if you'd rather not turn on a sleep-disturbing bright light that causes your pupils to dilate. If blue light power buttons and switches are annoying, drape your shawl over the device. Check function of drapes, curtains and blinds and use to your discretion.

Sha Qi (dangerous qi)

Check your path within and make sure nothing is blocking or tripping you. During a recent hotel stay, I had a beautifully decorated very large room, a generous and luxurious upgrade to a suite, with a large cabinet in the center. It had a swivel TV so you could watch from either the bedroom side or the sofa area. At night however, this attraction turned into a monstrous obstacle with four pointed corners at about eye level. Sharp corners are always sha qi in feng shui and are best camouflaged or avoided. If night stands have sharp corners, drape something over them when you sleep.

Protection (tao connectedness)

Scientific research tells us that placebos are very effective even for those who know that they are not getting the drug. Our belief system that is the agent that brings about a change for the better. The same could be said for feng shui and its cures. Since we do not really know what the higher powers are and how they function, it is best to stay with preventive measures. When we travel and face uncertainties and security risks, protection and refugee is our best option. Asian feng shui offers many formulas and amulets for protection, but so do our western belief systems. Therefore the choice is personal. Our guardian angels or deities as well as saints and their talisman will keep us safe on our travels as long as we speak to them and ask for their blessings.

Happy Hotel Room

Finally, if all our most basic wishes and safety precautions have been met, we appreciate and welcome a pleasant ambiance with uplifting artwork and colorful décor. Again, if you detect something disturbing or annoying in a picture on a wall, you have your large shawl to drape over it and block it out of your visual field. A happy hotel room is your launch pad for the day's adventures.

Antique Indian Carved Doors and Zen

Events in life that are real and surreal lead you to a defect connection with the one that holds all the keys to the answers, the supreme being, the spiritual effulgence that exists in all of us, as magically divine as a beautiful lotus opening a dewy petal at a time, coming out of the…

Events in life that are real and surreal lead you to a defect connection with the one that holds all the keys to the answers, the supreme being, the spiritual effulgence that exists in all of us, as magically divine as a beautiful lotus opening a dewy petal at a time, coming out of the bondage of materialism flowing and uniting into the cosmic universe.

The science of the vedas (ancient sanskrit texts) is very strong in aligning your energies and when used to create spiritually interiors the divine light is overflowing and overpowering. Your home is your universe and the beauty of your being is given a new dimension by its interiors.

Indian style decor is rich with exotic colors, spiritual symbolic, magical and brings a very relaxed ambiance. India Carvings add an ethnic and warm touch to any room and enhance your home decor with rich history and tradition.

Buddha, Dancing Shiva and Ganesha, Parvarti, Krishna, Kali, Durga and Tara are dimensions of your energy that inspire to add a touch of the mystic to the home. Each Headboard / Panel tells a story that is rich with history and tradition. Ganesh is the playful elephant deity who resides in the root chakra and grounds us to the earth. He is the beginner and the physical form of the first sound “om”.

Carved headboards of Krishna dancing with gopis, eternal souls that are entwined in their beautiful love story, Shiva the cosmic transforming energy, we identify with these as we progress through life. Each corner of the home is sacred and wall sculptures bring positive energy to your interiors. Colorful patinas add dimension to the carvings and make them come alive with warmth and individuality.

The art of decorating in Indian style is governed by Vaastu which is similar to Zen. Beautifully elegant and stylishly happy, radiating positivity, Vaastu combines interior décor with the ancient traditions of Vedas. Guiding the energy of the sun through symbols “yantras” or sacred geometry is used to energize the weak corners of the house.

Ganesha by the door is good luck and Krishna in the living room maintains a healthy balance of energies. Old antique doors and arches with ancient carvings bring in beautiful energies and envelop you in their magical vibrations of protection and abundance.

The main door was considered very important in ancient days as it was the entrance to your prosperity. The more elaborate a door, the higher your status. The carvings like lotus and peacock were all symbolically associated with abundance and prosperity. The metals of brass and iron were use to add strength and to negate bad vibrations. The water pitcher associated with overflowing abundance and the chakra which is the symbol of sun energy made these Haveli Doors very auspicious and served as magnets of good fortune.

Create Your Jewel Box Home With Sparkling Feng Shui

Thinking about a jewel box should give you pleasure and make you feel happy. The jewels it contains are a private collection of items that embellish your persona. Your jewels are full of meaning and tell a story of special moments in your life. So your jewel box creates life with sparkle and color. These…

Thinking about a jewel box should give you pleasure and make you feel happy. The jewels it contains are a private collection of items that embellish your persona. Your jewels are full of meaning and tell a story of special moments in your life. So your jewel box creates life with sparkle and color.

These attributes of a jewel box can be transposed into the living environment of a home. We would like to illustrate how this can be done with a hands-on example of renovating a small house. First we step up onto the “bright hall” of a front porch. A bright hall in feng shui is always a transition area that connects the outdoor with the indoor space of a house.

The front door opens to a narrow hallway that runs the full length of the house all the way to the back wall, thus dividing the house into two halves. We aim to unite the divided space and reduce the feeling of rapid qi through the straight-away of the hall. For guidance we look to the feng shui bagua, the symbolic map that illustrates our life issues. This hallway connects the entry area which refers to the “self, now and career” with the “future and reputation” sector at the far wall. The pathway between the two sectors leads through the “health” area which is always at the center of any given space.

Since the earth element is germane to the health sector of the bagua, we agreed on a strong yellow for a well defined and grounded feeling in the hallway. The earth element is stabilizing and connects family members, thus creating a strong anchor for the passageway through the home. The laundry to the side of the midpoint is not an auspicious feng shui feature because of water drainage. We decided to install bead board as a backsplash, thus introducing the upward verticality of the wood element to counteract the downward energy of water.

Although it may not be the heart space or gathering area of ​​a house, we consider the geometric center of a floor plan to be of vital importance and worthy of special consideration. It is a demarcation point that radiates to all other sectors of the bagua. Following our recommendation, this client found a small chandelier for the center point of the hallway. Sparkling like a jewel, it joins the gaze for a pause midway along the long stretch toward the distant wall at the end. For this wall we are suggesting a large image of distinct legitimacy and complimentary to the clients wishes for the future.

Since photography is one of this client's special talents and skills, we intend to display her favorite pieces to create living centers in all bagua sectors of the home. She will select the finest examples of her photo collection, and we will determine how they will best enhance the feng shui pattern of each room. Color and shape as well as jurisdiction and complexity will matter in creating meaning and wish fulfilling focal points.

Vital energy points for a jewel box home:

• Lighting features for special effects and meaning.
• Focal points with wish fulfillment imagery.
• Sparkle and color to stimulate and activate feng shui bagua sectors.
• Continuity and connectedness to personal endeavors.
• Directional and geometric considerations and adjustments.

Collect Living Memories When You Explore Your World With Feng Shui Eyes

Summer adventures are about to begin as vacation time becomes official with Memorial Day weekend. Whether you travel or stay close to home makes no difference in your quest for scavenger hunts and summer memories. Feng shui is definitely helpful in creating lasting impressions and iconic meaning because feng shui speaks to you in a…

Summer adventures are about to begin as vacation time becomes official with Memorial Day weekend. Whether you travel or stay close to home makes no difference in your quest for scavenger hunts and summer memories. Feng shui is definitely helpful in creating lasting impressions and iconic meaning because feng shui speaks to you in a language that has basic patterns and principles.

A basic pattern is a security blanket when you're looking to collect special moments and meaningful events. One such pattern among many can be found in the world of gardens. Summer is a wonderful time to research and explore a variety of gardens. You can do garden tours at home or abroad and discover all kinds of unusual features. In context with feng shui we would like to introduce you to the patterns of Chinese gardens and specifically to the unforgivable experience of a moon gate.

The moon gate fits into the basic patterns of pathways and gateways, but it is iconic because it makes a strong statement of tradition and symbolic value. As a simplistic form, the moon gate is a circular opening in a wall, however, once you discover that it is an ancient portal design full of meaning, you will learn how and why it is a living structure that has more than ornamental value. Our living memory that is based on a number of important characteristics that inform the pattern language of moon gates.

• Traditionally the moon gate is a round opening in a wall.

• It can be a portal between gardens.

• It can be a portal between the outside public world of everyday life and the inside private world of a home.

• It creates a transition from one place to another.

• The moon gate, due to its name and shape, speaks to us of connections to other planets and other worlds.

• Because of its shape, the moon gate symbolizes cohesiveness of the family.

• In feng shui the circle resonates with the metal element which is weak and pulls toward the center.

• The circle and the metal element have strong characteristics of focus and completion.

• With circles, more than any other shape, we must distinguish between seeing and being.

• Circles are powerful equalizers as being in a circle erases boundaries and hierarchies.

• The moon gate is also symbolic of birth and renewal starting with the new moon in the cycle and then celebrating the continuous cycle of life.

• The moon gate creates a frame for the view that lies beyond.

• In the Chinese culture this framing capacity was carefully selected to optimize the distant object in a Chinese garden.

• The pictorial quality of a moon gate is a perfect example of what it means to select and create a living memory.

Stepping into a circle is a powerful experience. You are surrounded by positive space which is the frame work, but you enter the negative space which is the void, and in your visual field you encounter the selected view which is created by the geometry of the circle. This is the basic pattern of the moon gate. It becomes a living structure because of repetition, variation and differentiation. As a unique icon of Chinese gardens, the moon gate has instant recognizable in its basic form but comes to life in its many variations on a theme.

Collecting our living memories on summer vacations, thus, becomes a search for basic patterns which, once identified, live on in a great variety of materials, shapes and colors. Feng shui encourages awareness of the senses and how we experience our world but relationships on focus and legality for our purpose and function in life.