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Feng Shui 101- What Will 2012 Bring?

It’s trite yet true…time flies! We are approaching yet again the end of another year. The year 2012 is the year of the Water Dragon.  From the reading of the stars and element relationships it will be a transformational life-changing year! 

In 2012 the Chinese New Year  begins on February 4th.  That will be the time when annual Feng Shui energy shift occurs, affecting the energy patterns of each and every building and its surroundings.

Advice For The New Year:                                                  

Watch Your Temper

Be Wary of Relationship Issues Particularly Infidelity

It’s a Good Time to Look for Mentors or Coaches for Help in Business

The astrological predictions for 2012 points to a transformational year of extremes – both the good and the bad.  We will see many changes in the world, both political as well as economic. 

On a personal level, watch your temper as the Star of Aggressive Sword makes its appearance to bring animosity and violence.  The conflictive energy can lead to external conflict in the world. Harmony may be hard to find.  Relationship problems could also increase due to the presence of the Star of External Flower of Romance.

On a positive note, the Star of Powerful Mentors will bring career and business success to those who work for it 2012.   Ask for help and you will receive it!

Next Time…what to do in your home to protect it from negative influences in 2012.

 

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Feng Shui – It’s Working Whether You Know it or Not

Have you wondered why you feel more comfortable in certain areas of your home than others? Have you ever rearranged your office and had more energy afterwords?  Do you know why you choose to sit where you do in a doctor’s office?  You may not realize it, but you are experiencing the effects of Feng ShuiFeng Shui is the ancient Chinese practice of arranging the physical environment to ensure energy flow and balance.

You can feel the effects of Feng Shui whether you believe in it or not.  Environments with good Feng Shui naturally feel more comfortable.  For example, homes with lots of natural light sell faster than homes that are dark inside.  A bed positioned against a wall rather than in the middle of a room allows you to sleep better.  And you may be unable to relax in a house on a busy street than one located on quieter, winding street. 

Feng Shui works with qi (or chi).  Qi is the underlying essence of all things.    The goal of Feng Shui is to enhance good qi in your space while keeping out detrimental qi.  According to Chinese principles, Qi has direct impact on your health, wealth, and relationships. 

Feng Shui will help you feel more relaxed and peaceful in any environment.  Applying the principles of Feng Shui can ensure an optimum environment which will support your health, wealth, relationships and over all well-being.  It’s already working in your life, why not make it work for you?

Science Proves that Environment Influences Health

Science proves what you may already intuit – your environment influences your health. Nerve chemicals produced by your brain in reaction to an environment influence your health – specifically, your immune system.  

A study published in Science magazine concluded that patients in hospital rooms with a view of trees and natural landscaping healed quicker than patients with views of a brick wall. Subsequent studies showed that hospital patients suffering depression were discharged sooner when they stayed in bright and sunny rooms rather than in dark rooms.

Professor Irving Biederman at U.S.C. showed that viewing beautiful scenes such as a mountain vista or a sunset allow our brain’s nerve cells to receive endorphins which induce a naturally “good” feeling.  It seems that the repeating patterns found in nature such as waves, trees and mountain ranges are not only pleasing to look at, but have a calming influence.

These findings help validate the benefits of using Feng Shui principles to arrange your home or work environment. Feng Shui allows you to bring balance and symmetry into an environment through furniture arrangement, lighting, color selection, and accessories. Echoing natural patterns in a space helps you to relax. Using Feng Shui creates a feeling of peace and comfort which nurtures your health and well-being.

Feng Shui 101 -Three Ways Your Home Affects Your Health

Your home directly influences your health. Like vitamins, annual exams, and exercise, a home has a significant impact on your health. Addressing the following three attributes of a home can act as insurance against ill-health.

1- Too much clutter. Clutter creates a blockage which restricts the flow of energy in your home. Clutter is life-deadening rather than life-affirming.  It inhibits your ability to feel vibrancy in your life. Like “too much clutter in your head,” too much clutter in your home weighs you down physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  Clutter comes in many forms – too much furniture, accessories, paperwork, and clothes. 

The solution?  Clear the clutter!  Take to a thrift-store, give away, donate, dispose, or re-purpose.

2- Inadequate natural light in your environment.  The quality of light affects the quality of life you feel in your home.  When a space is dark, it creates Yin energy. Yin energy translates into quietness, constriction, and lack of movement. (Its opposite is yang energy which creates movement). If your home is too dark you may suffer from a lack of energy and/or motivation to engage with the world.

The solution? Open your drapes and/or blinds, install a skylight or a French door, place mirrors in dark corners facing windows to reflect light, paint walls in soft white or yellow, remove outside screens, and ensure you have enough man-made lighting in each room.

3. Lack of a balance of colors in your home.  Having too much of one or two colors creates imbalance. When energy is imbalanced, you can feel the results both immediately and long-term. Short term, you may feel irritation. Long term, irritation can develop into disease.  A balance of colors and shapes will create Soul, the key to feeling comfortable in a space.  And when you feel comfortable, you are naturally more relaxed and focused.

The solution to bringing balance in a space is to ensure there’s a variety of colors and shapes. (You may not realize it but shapes, like colors, transmit energy.  For example, a triangular shape creates a vibrant, fire energy and a square shape creates a more grounded, earth energy).

You can paint the entire space just one color as long as you balance it with by adding color in other ways. Think of how you’d feel in a beige and white space and then how you’d feel in a beige, white, green, and red space. Odds are you feel more comfortable when imagining a space with a variety of color. To create a space which supports health, use a moderate amount of fire colors such as red, orange, terracotta, or pink in your color palette.

The one key to maintaining good health through your home, is creating Balance!

Feeling good? It’s your Feng Shui.

 

Both exterior and interior pathways carry energy.

Both exterior and interior pathways carry energy.

 WHY are some homes inviting and instantly comforting – while others leave you cold and ill at ease?  Why do you work better in some rooms and not in others?  Odds are, it’s the energy of the space that you’re feeling.  The ancient wisdom of Feng Shui (fung schway) explains how and why energy flow  in an environment impacts the way a person feels in that space.

 Feng Shui is a time-tested discipline with specific guidelines involving geographical,  philosophical, mathematical, aesthetic and astrological concepts in relation to living space and energy flow.  Once solely a New Age preoccupation, Feng Shui is now widely practiced in homes and businesses and even Donald Trump uses Feng Shui.   Feng Shui provides powerful guidelines for living in balance with your environment.

 Through the use of Feng Shui, you can balance energy through the placement of buildings, doors, furniture and accessories in order to create harmony, prosperity and well-being.  When your energy and the energy of your environment are aligned, the space not only feels comfortable and looks beautiful – it positively impacts three important aspects of your life – your health, your wealth and your relationships.  Creating balance in your home can help you enjoy a more satisfying, fulfilling way of living!

Feng Shui is simply about how you feel living or working in a space. If you feel great and your life is going well, odds are you’ve got good Feng Shui.

I don’t have to believe in Feng Shui, I do it because it makes me money – Donald Trump