The All Powerful Entry Way

What surrounds your home can influence your Feng Shui as much as what is inside of your home.

Let me show you how to draw the positive energy of your surroundings to you!

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One of the most important enhancements to creating optimal Feng Shui is the entry to your home.

Ideally, your front door area should be well lit, aesthetically pleasing, clearly indicated as the entry, inviting, charming, and give an impression of the home’s tenants. If your front door isn’t visible from the road, then its possible that the chi will pass you by.

Here are some Feng Shui power tools to activate the path leading up to your front door:

1. Illuminate the path of chi to your door with lanterns and lamps.

2. A greeter (statue) welcome good chi!

3.  A water fountain invites abundance, opportunities and creates tranquility.

4. A Chime awakens the chi!

5. A healthy vibrant plant or tree by your front door will strengthen and draw good chi!

6. A friendly saying or door hanging invites both good chi and friendly people.

7. Clear dry shrubs, weeds, or anything unpleasant that may be weakening your chi.

8. Make sure there are no obstructions or anything blocking the door and your good chi.

9. The sound the door makes can condition your chi and experience of your home. Use oil/wd40 to counteract screechy whiny doors.

10.  A bright red, gold, blue, or green floor mat will energize this area.

11. If you enter through the garage, make it a practice to enter through the front door regularly to keep the chi flowing and circulating.

12. If you live in an indoor apartment/condo building and there isn’t much you can do to the outside of your front door due to building regulations, then work to enhance the immediate foyer area by hanging a crystal, a mirror, a fountain and any of the above will work just as well to invite good chi into your life.

Remember having an inviting entry way can summon good chi and enhance your life force energy. Making it attractive draws in the energy you need to accomplish anything you want in life!

Beyond Feng Shui

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Anytime you make a Feng Shui adjustment to your home, make sure to couple it with your intention. Intention is the motor behind Feng Shui.

As a matter of fact, I would say that Intention is the motor behind mostly everything. Before there was man, there was the creators’ intent for man.Before there were planes, car and computers there was mans’ intent for ways of making life easier and more efficient.

Many people don’t realize that they are practicing Feng Shui every day. Anytime you bring mindfulness to anything you do, you are practicing the art of placement.

By placing your attention onto your intention,  all things flow to you and life becomes a river of abundance.

When I think about my life and how I use intention, my mind is drawn to those moments where I feel most stuck, overwhelmed, confused and hopeless. It is at those times that I go still, cease what ever I am doing, get in touch with myself trough my breath and ask the creator/universe for light, love and to lift me from the place inside where I feel funky.

Sometimes it happens right away and at other times I go about my day and a few hours pass annd I think, Wow, I’m feeling particularly good, how did this happen? Then I remember that moment where I practiced the art of Feng Shui. That moment were I placed my intention for the universe to lift my negativity and support me.

Next time you are feeling like you want to give up or like everything seems to be going wrong, stop what you are doing, take a breath, look inside and ask for divine assistance. You won’t regret it. I promise.

Feng Shui for your Office for Success!

Whether you’re in a corner suite, a cubicle, or home office, Feng Shui can help you create more harmony, flow and productivity in your work. There are several excellent Feng Shui configurations that promote more success in your career

Here are 3 things you can do right now to promote more flow and harmony in your office

1.    Place yourself in the Commanding position:In Feng Shui, the position of your desk can support you in feeling more empowered and in command of your life!

·         Make sure to sit in a chair with a straight back (no gaps-they leak life force energy)

·         Your back must be facing a solid wall (no window)

·         Make sure you have a clear view of the door from where you are sitting.

·         Don’t face a wall; this can create a sense of blockage and stagnation in your career. If there’s no way around it, then get a mirror or a picture that creates the illusion of depth and expansion .

·         If you can’t change the position of your desk, then get into the virtual command position. The virtual what? The virtual command means that you position a mirror in such a way so that you can see the door from wherever you are sleeping or working. That way, you don’t actually have to move your location. There is a web site that sells rear view type mirrors for computers, which would put you in the virtual command position. Check www.monitormirror.com.However, any mirror will serve the same purpose-as long as you can see what’s behind you

 

2.    If you’re Walls Could Talk What Would the Say about You?

Studies show that people know more about you from looking in your room for 15 seconds than talking with you at a party for 30 minutes. Use the walls in your office to send a powerful message about you.

·         Impression Wall: Use the wall behind your desk to make a strong impression and send a message about you and/or

           your company to the world.

·         Mastery Wall:  Make one wall or section of your office depict your skill and training. Items such as awards, certificates,

          pictures of  wise mentors and achievements work well here. In Feng Shui terms, the best area for this is the “Skills/Wisdom”

          section, which is the right hand corner closest to the front door.

·               Inspiration Wall/Area: Surround yourself with things you truly love. The best wall for inspiration is the one directly

                 in front of your desk. What you focus on grows, so use this wall to condition your thoughts in the direction of your desires.

 

3.    Bring in the 5 elements: Water, Fire, Earth, Metal and Wood to create a human comfort zone.

 

Have you wondered why most office buildings include a park or an atrium? A happy worker is a productive worker. Proximity to nature affects our physiology in real measurable ways. In Feng Shui, that is why we strive to create nature indoors. Even if you feel like  you are flooded with so much work that you don’t have the time to walk outside or muse over your fish tank, or the well groomed bonsai, do not feel deterred, by having touches of nature in your environment, you can re-connect to the natural world in a very real, deep and meaningful way.

Here are some ways of introducing these elements into your office:

·         Water: Encourages flexibility, intuition, and new opportunities. Use a water fountain, a picture of water closest to the entry way, or in the far left hand corner.

·         Wood: Secures foundation in all ventures. Plants, bamboo and live flowers will bring in life force energy and a wooden desk will give stability in relationships.

·         Metal: Inspires creativity. Introduce bells, standing chimes, or anything that makes a pleasant sound.

·         Earth: Ensures Stability through difficult times. Ceramics, yellow, sand, rocks, etc.

·         Fire: Improves and protects reputation. Candles, lights, pointy objects like cactus, pyramids, etc

Last, but not least, make sure your desk is clutter fee. The most successful people in the world have clean desks. The less stuff on your desk the more space in your mind for generating brilliant new ideas!

Art, Cosmology and Satai in Bali

I spent almost three weeks in Bali. Not enough.

For the first week of my trip I studied space clearing with Karen Kingston in Amed, a fishing village in the east of Bali. It was very educational, but the highlight of my trip was living at at Santra Putra a fine art studio/guest house run by internationally acclaimed abstract artist I Wayan Karja and his wife Gede.

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I have to say living with Karja and his wife and studying painting and Balinese cosmology, which by the way is very similar to Feng SHui was a powerful opening to my own artistic side and a deeper knowing of how color can deepen our experience of life and the divine.

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“Karja combines the philosophy of the Balinese Hindu Mandala colors with modern international techniques in order to build a bridge between the micro and macro cosmos.

The mandala functions as a spiritual tool, in its presence the viewer is not only affected by each color in particular but by the balance of colors through which a state of inner harmony is created in the viewer.

For example red might not only symbolize passion or heat but may also reduce those sensations by reflecting or absorbing those energies.” (content from website)

I tapped into my creativity. It was my first time painting and I found myself seeking to harmonize and blend colors in the same family rather than pick contrasting colors-which I think will probably be the next phase for me. What you don’t see is that the coil overlaps the symbol of the ana-hu-the root of the present word God is the Sanskrit word hu which means to call upon, invoke, implore.

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In between painting classes and watching the amazing view of rice fields from my balcony, I ate the best Satai in the world at Mades Warung 15 feet from my guest house with my girlfriends and meandered through the rice fields and visited temples.

picture-609.jpgEvery moment I spent at Santra Putra was infused with color. I really felt the power that color plays in our lives. The Balinese Mandla represents every color except for purple which I thought was really interesting. Purple is the color for wealth and opulence and their is a lot of poverty in Bali-not sure but maybe there is a connection there. I will write more on teh subject of cosmology and art that I learned from KArja in the coming days for now enjoy the pictures and if you want to know more about this Master Artist, please check out his web site: http://www.wayankarja.com/about/

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