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Category: Feng Shui

Using Feng Shui to Reach Higher Ground

Every individual and culture is deeply influenced by the structures they inhabit to live and work in. A history of the world which tracks the effects of indigenous
architecture design – from the individual dwelling to community and nation planning – and all these influences over time would describe most of the scope of human experiences

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Children and Feng Shui

The feng shui of a home has a big influence on our children. Although the emphasis in a child’s life is different than that of an adult, children benefit from all the same principles that help to create health and harmony for adults.

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How Reducing the Metal in Your Bedroom May Help You Rest

Sleep is central to health and balance in every part of life.  There are many ways to use Feng Shui to improve sleep quality, but it’s worth paying attention to one particular way to improve your sleep environment which is usually missed:  removing items made from metal from the bedroom.

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Moving On – Feng Shui Tips for Selling Your Home

Selling a house and moving involves many dimensions that are both financial and personal.  It makes sense to consider several different points of view to create and apply a strategy for a successful sale.  Realtors, property stagers and various assessors generally cover the basics of a building sale effectively, and yet there are often homes that sit on the market for some time.  Feng Shui includes a broad spectrum of tools that have been used successfully to sell many properties.

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Sacred Lives, Sacred Places

This is not about what we usually think of as sacred sites or power places, those singular spots on the planet where pyramids, You-Are-here-300x199pilgrimage routes and healing waters are found. This is an invitation to look at “sacred” from a very different angle of vision: the sacred life of every person, every day and in every place, thru the reflective lens of feng shui.

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Home As Personal Habitat

In the world of interior design there are so many concepts and trends, it’s all too easy to get lost in someone else’s idea of the best way to create an interior.  How does one choose what will create a home that really feels like home?

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Reflections on Mirrors

Mirrors can be wonderful, adding light, charm, movement, interest and dimension to any space.  They are ideal for some areas in homes, such as living rooms, bathrooms, hallways and dining areas.  

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Make An Entrance

entrance (noun):
An opening, such as a door, passage, or gate, that allows access to a place.
an act or instance of going or coming in
the coming of an actor or performer onto a stage
the right, means, or opportunity to enter somewhere or be a member of an institution, society, or other body

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De-clutter – Pause – Expand

“De-clutter, expand, de-clutter, expand, de-clutter, expand …”, these were the words used by a friend in a conversation we had a few days ago about how we move forward authentically in our lives.  The “de-clutter, expand” notion captured my attention because it describes so much of the cycles in life, and a lot of what really defines the experience of living from one phase to the next.

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“Chi” + Coherence = Vitality

Coherence sounds like something rather dry and academic, but what it means is an underlying unifying whole.  We see it everywhere in the natural world – it’s responsible for the seasons, the beauty of the rose and regularity of the ocean tides.  

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Happy Trails!

Throughout our day from when our feet first touch the floor in the morning, until we climb into bed at night, we move from one place to another along various well-worn pathways throughout our homes and where we work.  The degree of ease of moving from Point A to Point B adds to physical and also psychological ease of getting where we want to go to.  

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Water Quality Affects Energy Quality in Your Environment

Water is regarded as the most powerful element of all in Feng Shui, more than Fire, Earth, Metal or Wood.  Most of the information about water in Feng Shui lore relates to placement of water features, how water might be flowing into or away from property, and the effects of underground water.

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Protection from Smart Meters

“Smart Meters”, which communicate digital signals of usage of electricity, gas or water back to t utility, have been increasingly installed in many areas in the US and abroad over the past few years.  

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Safety Basics – 2 Simple Steps

The more I learn about environments and the myriad influences that converge on any given place in the world, the more complex I can see it is.  On the other hand, truth is simple, and there are two main principles which help one progressively improve the feng shui in any property:

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JOY at the Center of Your Home

What I’ve observed after working with many different homes is that the feeling of what is placed at the center, or how the center area is treated, sends out a ripple effect to the rest of the entire home. 

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At the Heart of Organizing

Clutter-clearing and organizing are a big part of feng shui, no doubt about it.  There are all sorts of practical systems out there to help with getting and staying organized, and they do work if they’re a good fit for the organizing style you have inherently.

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Beautiful Images for All the Senses

“Imagery”, in a feng shui context, usually means paintings, photos, all we visually see. In reality, sensory input from any of our senses – sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste, plus kinesthetic awareness of how we move through space – produces an “image” in the brain.  

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Simple Space Clearing

The practice of Feng Shui includes many different techniques and types of information.  Compass School feng shui assessments, which I have provided for 18 years now, require study and experience, as do several other aspects of understand what affects a property.

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Love Where You Are

A while back a friend sent me a card with a drawing on the front of it of a woman dressed in a business suit addressing several other business people gathered round a meeting table, her pointer aimed emphatically at a downward spiking graph behind her. 

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Balance Your Environment, Balance Yourself

Balance is a state of centered equilibrium. When we are in balance we can respond creatively and appropriately to every facet of our lives – relationships, work, physical health, creative expression and spiritual focus.

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Parking Lot Epiphany

On a beautiful day in December of 1996, I was walking across a parking lot in Kailua-Kona on the big island of Hawaii, and out of the blue I had a realization that stopped me in my tracks, and changed the course of my work.

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