Feng Shui Cures To Recalibrate After The Storm

“You have no silver linings without a cloud.”
– Angela Carter

Harvey’s devastating blow to Houston, Irma’s ferocious pounding upon the islands and Florida, raging fires in the west have left us feeling vulnerable, toppled and tested by the forces of Nature. Now we are being asked to further tap into our reserves, pull up our sleeves to clear the debris and pull out our handkerchiefs to wipe away our children’s tears.

But there is a silver lining after a storm – resilience. But it takes time, time to pause, reflect and to feel into what to do next.

I have a Feng Shui bag with a deep pocket for times like these. It empowers the spirit and smooths the Ch’i. It contains Feng Shui cures–rituals–that support your psyche, restores your faith and reawakens your confidence. For performing ceremony or placing a cure is the pause between action and non-action. It creates a focal point to help you tap into your reserve and recalibrate your energy, enabling you to stand on solid ground again.

Adjust your home.
Invite Auspicious Ch’i.
If the front door is rarely opened, the Ch’i of the house will be unhealthy. This is the point of entry for human Ch’i, wealth Ch’i, health Ch’i, spiritual Ch’i and all types of Ch’i. Let the auspicious Ch’i flow in. If you do not open the door but enter through the garage, for 27 consecutive days, nine times a day, open the front door. You are reawakening the Ch’i.

Take Command.
Place the master bed in the command position. If the bed is not in command of the bedroom door there may be a sense of danger, lack of opportunity, anger, mood swings, anxiety, headaches, restless sleep and heart trouble.

Calm your mind.
Begin the healing by activating the center of the bedroom or the center of the house. Hang a 40mm or 50mm faceted crystal from the ceiling in the center of the room.

Adjust Your Ch’i
Exhaustion. Gather Energy. Beat the Heavenly Drum
Rub your hands together with sincerity nine times, creating warmth in your palms. Cover your ears with your palms. Your fingers will meet at the back of your head (at the occiput, the ridge). Put your forefinger on the top of your middle finger on each hand and slide the the forefinger quickly down onto the head. It creates a thump or snap (like beating a drum). Repeat eight more times for a total of nine time. This exercise may give you more mental alertness.

Panic Attack. Release Agitation. Inhale Exhale Breathing Exercise
(red envelopes requested)

Insomnia. Transform The Inner Dialogue. Tapping The Head
In those times when you cannot catch your breath, your heart is racing or you have trouble sleeping. Use all ten fingers and tap on the head, 108 times. You can begin at the forehead and go to the base of the neck or visa versa. If your worry persists, you can tap 324 times (three sets of 108 times). It draws restricted Ch’i from your inner brain cavity to the outer skull and out to atmosphere to be released.

Worry. Invite The Aid of Helpful People.
Reduce worry in your life by adjusting the Helpful People in corner of your lot, or home or bedroom. Benefactors and mentors are ‘those who make life easier’.

Not Thinking Clearly. Cultivate Clarity.
At the front door wire the electrical so automatically a bright light comes on or a clear sound is heard.

Making time to pause the Ch’i will rise to meet you. The strength of this yin yang relationship creates the space for rock solid stability and ample mental acuity to deal with your past and confidently envision the direction your life is meant to go.

Have you decided this will be your year? “Boldness has genius”…start with one hour of Feng Shui A La Carte. Think of it as a fairy godmother for your house.

What I have discovered about our homes is that creating a heart healthy space leads to peace and contentment. The bedroom is where it begins. Start with my complimentary pdf: 27 Bedroom Concepts To Maximize Your Health, Happiness and Peace of Mind. Design your space to your best advantage. Subscribe to my blog and special offers. You’ll receive this valuable Feng Shui Guide as a thank you gift.

February 7 New Moon I Tiger Burning Bright

“You must take life the way it comes at you and make the best of it.”
Life of Pi

February 7 new moon, the Chinese Lunar New Year and the entrée of Tiger month birthed a new year. Chinese New Year customs were originally dispersed via folkloric oral tradition from father to child, grandparent to daughter and so it is that great lessons are learned from parables and tales. This month Tiger teaches profound lessons. We delve into the watery depths like Yann Martel’s Life of Pi. Castaways on a vast mysterious ocean, this spiritual parable demonstrates that life is transcendent when you are on a boat with a tiger. Richard Parker (Bengal Tiger) and Pi form one of the most intensely profound “friendships” ever penned. One that would influence Pi for the rest of his life. “Richard Parker has stayed with me. I have never forgotten him. Dare I say I miss him? I do. I miss him. I see him in my dreams. They are nightmares mostly but nightmares tinged with love. Such is the strangeness of the human heart.”

With such intensity for living this is often where Tiger finds itself, on an extraordinary adventure. And true to Tigers’s character, the Life of Pi sea odyssey speaks to Tiger’s passion, their love of adventure and their addiction to excitement. Fearless and courageous they will stand up for what they believe in to the bitter end. A cat whose home is the jungle, where they must be keen and sure to stay alive, glides through the shadows with full Yin Yang embodiment: “tigers are tempestuous yet calm, warm hearted yet fearless, courageous in the face of danger yet yielding and soft in mysterious and unexpected places.” Rarely at a disadvantage this Monkey year is an exception. Tiger position is in the most ”direct conflict relationship” to the Year God, the Monkey. Tiger’s odyssey will be colored by worry and mental and physical exhaustion. Their lesson from this: to exercise harmony even when bad luck comes in waves; to be forgiving; to let go and to live in peace by performing good deeds.

Discover what odyssey winds around your Chinese Zodiac animal in the Month of the Tiger. Rat: this Tiger month reveals hidden worries. Expect as much misfortune as auspiciousness. Counter act any bad luck by attending a wedding, something happy to lift your Ch’i. Ox: endeavors will be smooth and you can expect wealth and happiness to surround you. Career is very positive too however be mindful of your mental and physical health. Tiger: both joy and sorrow are around. You will be aided by Helpful People on your travels. Pay attention to mistakes in pressing affairs they may likely show up unexpectedly again. Rabbit: success is yours with celebration, money, enhancing family name and marital relationships. However beware of your speech, do not boost. Dragon: you can expect an influx of wealth and happiness. Seize any opportunity or chance for further achievement. Snake: a most confrontational month. Beware of bloodshed, traffic accidents and be mindful of safety when you travel. If you decide to take a trip perform “Walking on Six Feet of Red Cloth” cure to ensure your safety. Horse: you are in a Three Harmony luck. Career will go well and financial luck will be strong. There will be helpful people and those with malicious intent be aware of the ones who have designed schemes. Take time to be with family and celebrate to alleviate any tension during the month. Ram: you will experience good fortune but Ram is in the “mouth of the Tiger” so take precautions and avoid being manipulated or cheated by others. Monkey: you are enjoying better luck this month but under the surface you are suffering from grievances. Be advised to seize opportunities and set new records at work. Watch your health and do not visit homes of the bereaved. Rooster: family reunions during the Chinese Lunar New Year bring peace and happiness. This is a busy and dynamic time where you may find you are traveling for business and pleasure. If you decide to take a trip perform “Walking on Six Feet of Red Cloth” cure to ensure your safety. Dog: luck of the month is a Three Harmony and all adversity will turn to auspiciousness. It will be a busy and dynamic time. Endeavors will be prosperous and you will have money luck. But beware of loss of personal property. Watch doors and entrances, thieves and pickpockets. Pig: lucky days! Helpful people will be at your assistance and family business will be successful. Go on trips and maintain a dynamic schedule to avert disasters brought forth on by destructive relationship of the zodiac signs. Have a great month, Zodiac friends!

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When Home Improvement Becomes Soul Improvement.

“We hammer wood for a house but it is the inner space that makes it livable.” –Tao Te Ching

Can you fix the unfixable? Beyond the 9 to 5, beyond the soaring career climb, beyond the A lists and A’s on English tests, beyond the cancer scare, beyond is where your heart dares to find happiness. Has it become increasingly difficult to feel your feet upon the ground? What influences you in your surround? Are the things that vie for your attention–forgotten birthday wishes, a sink full of dirty dishes, rushing after work to your child’s soccer game, text messages left unanswered–keep you tethered to a frenzy when really you would rather follow your whimsy? Time to seek another way; it only gets better with Feng Shui.

Your story is in the details.
“My partner and I feel more in sync; we work better together.” “(I) rediscovered stability, confidence and joy in my environment and in my life.” “I’m finally feeling like everything is on track with us! I am a true believer in Feng Shui from all the good things that have happened in my life.” Each one of these individuals came to me in despair. They could not fathom how to fix what they thought was unfixable. Little did they know it was right in the (design) details of their home. It was beyond their comprehension that by changing a design feature they would experience a miraculous change too. Hearing about the “unseen”, learning how architectural features affected their thought processes, influenced their emotions, impacted their physical health, helped them connect to the truth and influence of Ch’i and feel their own life force mirror it inside. Even if they didn’t comprehend how a cure could possibly work, they embraced why to implement the home improvement cures, why to perform the ceremonies, why to say the intentions, why to imagine the visualizations. What they understood was these were lifelines to their well being, these ritual processes were a celebration for their soul.

What my clients learned. Implementing the transcendental concept of the Yin and Yang is the only way real change takes root in our lives. If you are missing your soul connection, start with the Yin, known as the “unseen”. It exists in every situation and its influence is powerful. H.H.“Professor” Lin Yun in his ever present wisdom would share: “we may not see a tornado developing (yin), but we do see the destruction (yang). We may see political demonstrations, murder or hijackings (yang), but we don’t see the underlying intrigue of a political coup (yin). We can see a wind chime or crystal (yang), but we cannot see the Three Secrets (yin). We may see someone fired (yang), but we must also see that his or her firing can affect the next “owner” of the job (yin).” (courtesy Katherine Metz). Now that you know its effect, isn’t time to tune in and turn things right side up?

Your house is talking. Are you pulling your hair out with home improvement projects (a split stairway at the entrance will cause all life situations to spin out of control)? Have you scheduled an unexpected surgery (seeing the stove from a door that leads to the outside)? Are you arguing with your partner (many doors opening into a small space?). Do you wake up tired (contrary door)? Or angry (biting doors)? Your house is talking. Start with your bed, desk and stove, place them in command position. Read my March Blog, “Do You Feel Secure In Your Home?” then tour your home for the remaining details and make corrections. Remember this life is all you have.

Keep calm and carry on. You can do one thing that will make a difference. If you want more vitality, more love, more abundance, create peace in your household, even peace on the streets, implement one of the three color systems: the Five Element System, the six true words color system or the rainbow color system. Or use the color, green, because it is a peaceful color.

Here is a link to Floor Plans Matter, examples of common design details and how they affect occupants’ Ch’i. Perhaps you will recognize your home in one of this.  

Have a brilliant and beautiful October!

What I have discovered about our homes is that creating a heart healthy space leads to peace and contentment. The bedroom is where it begins. Start with my complimentary pdf: 27 Bedroom Concepts To Maximize Your Health, Happiness and Peace of Mind. Design your space to your best advantage. Subscribe to my blog and special offers. You’ll receive this valuable Feng Shui Guide as a thank you gift.