In many parts of Asia, limes are believed to be wonderful for good luck because they draw out all negative chi from your aura. In Feng Shui, using limes for detoxification for you and your spaces is very easy and affordable. They can…
• Help eliminate odour and cleanse negative chi
• Cleanse your mind, body and energetic field of anxiety, depression and nervous tension
• Lift your chi
• Restore your chi after the anguish of losing a loved one or attending a funeral
• Support you while going through a particularly bad astrological month
With each of the following procedures, please visualize, feel and believe that you’ve succeeded in removing all the inauspicious chi and bad luck from your space, body and mind.
1. Wash three kaffir limes (available at Whole Foods and Asian groceries) and cut into 6 halves. Squeeze the juices into a basin for bathing. Pour a scoop of water from the top of your head down. Repeat two more times. Wash now with your regular bath soap. Then use the remaining lime water in the basin to wash away any negative chi. Dry yourself with a fresh, clean towel . . . → Read More: Feng Shui Cleansing with Lime and Kaffir Lime
Space clearing is the Feng Shui art of clearing and revitalising the energy of buildings. It has many uses, but when I’m asked to summarise the three most important times in a person’s life to do space clearing, here’s what I say:
Moving into a new home
This is the most obvious time to do space clearing, to clear out the predecessor energies of previous occupants and land yourself energetically in your new home. Until you do this, it will never be truly yours. There will always be residual energies from the past affecting everything you do there.
If you move into a completely new building that no-one has ever lived in before, you might think this wouldn’t apply, but in my experience space clearing is still very helpful. It clears out any energies left by the builders and harmonises the space after the disruption of all the building work, so that it immediately starts to feel like a home. Without space clearing it can take much longer for this to happen.
For a home that has had a very chequered history, either because of problems during the building process or because of the history of previous occupants, . . . → Read More: The Three Most Important Times to do Space Clearing
From the Doctor Oz Show
Do you rarely wake up rejuvenated, energized, and ready to take on the day? Restful sleep is imperative for attaining more energy and slowing down the aging process. So, if sleep is something that troubles you, make it something you can finally look forward to with these alternative remedies.
From Feng Shui and plants to remedies and meditation, these ideas may provide you with solutions to getting a peaceful night’s sleep.
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We all know what it’s like to wake up after a good night’s sleep feeling refreshed and ready to greet a new day. Yet according to a recent survey conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, 49% of Americans report difficulty sleeping at some point in their lives.
When sleep deprivation seriously affects the quality of life, many Americans may turn to taking sleep remedies. Without dismissing the necessity of taking medication – especially if the quality of your life is severely compromised over an extended period – I’d like to recommend adding some time-honored remedies to your treatment. It may surprise you to learn that the principles of feng shui can actually enhance and reinforce the quality of your sleep. Since we spend approximately a third of our day in bed, the bedroom, according to feng shui, is considered one of the most important areas of the home. Briefly, feng shui is the ancient practice of arranging our physical environments to enhance the quality of our lives. The underlying principle of feng shui is to balance the energy (chi) that flows in and around us. Architectural design and décor, including furniture arrangement, colors, shapes, symbols, even personal intentions, . . . → Read More: Get a Good Night’s Sleep with Feng Shui
Our New Year’s resolution is to get healthy! We change what we eat, we go to the gym, we psych ourselves up, but our kitchen can psych us back down. To maintain long-term, healthy habits, it’s just as important that we make changes at home, too… Changes that support our new lifestyle! Here are a few action steps to maintain our inevitable success:
Get in those kitchen cupboards and cabinets. Instead of looking through and picking OUT the stuff you don’t want anymore, pull EVERYTHING out and only replace those items you want, those items that will support your new healthy choices. Be prepared to wipe down the shelves and get the crumbs out of the corners, let go of broken or chipped dishes, throw out processed foods.
Put the rarely used items in places where you rarely reach, the more commonly used items in easy reach.
If this project feels overwhelming, do just one cupboard a day. Keep in mind that getting back into shape is a process (it’s not an event), so naturally, getting our homes into shape will also be a process.
Oh! And if you’ve been “waiting” to use the good china, now’s the time. . . . → Read More: Healthy Bodies = Healthy Kitchens
One of the many things a Feng Shui consultant does is to help make a client’s home as happy and health as possible. That said, I can’t begin to count how many times I have walked into a client’s home and been overtaken by the sweet, cloying smell of artificial scent. Frequently my nose starts to run and I get a headache, not to mention feeling irritable. The problem with artificial scent such as plug-in devises, sprays and scented sticks is that they are made of toxic chemicals. Once airborne, the toxic chemicals are inhaled and taken directly into the blood stream. If you use these products, take a look at the label and ask yourself if you would consider drinking the chemicals listed. Because like it or not, once you breathe in these products, you might as well be. If you enjoy having scent in your home, consider Aromatherapy using natural, therapeutic grade essential oils. Aromatherapy using natural essential oils is a healing and stress-reduction technique that is thousands of years old. Essential oils promote and restore physical, mental and emotional health, and impart a sense of well-being. Various aromas are thought to affect . . . → Read More: Feng Shui and Artificial Scents: Are You Poisoning Your Home?
As human beings, we are emotionally impacted by scent. In fact, our sense of smell is considered the only sense that evokes a purely emotional response. Research indicates that smells are not filtered through the part of the brain that ruminates or analyzes, but rather thru the part that responds and operates without conscious thought. It is reported that our responses to smell take place within 10 seconds after exposure – with no thought process involved. We react and then think.
The basis of Feng Shui is that everything is comprised of energy or chi. Contact we have with the physical world is through our senses. Our olfactory sense is the oldest of the five senses. Smell, emotion and memory are all linked in the limbic systems of our bodies. Certain smells affect how we feel emotionally and can also affect our level of energy both positively and negatively.
Although we experience chi through aromas, both pleasant and unpleasant, smell is the sense that is most often overlooked. From a Feng Shui perspective, we can use scent to evoke certain emotions and set certain atmospheres in a room. Response to smell is very emotional and personal, and therefore it . . . → Read More: Making Scents of Feng Shui
Editor’s Note: While this article is geared to staging a home for sale, each idea that resonates with you can be incorporated into your space to enjoy and lovingly embrace.
Create a Tranquil Space that speaks to buyers desire to retreat, relax and yes inspire, “Love, Marriage and Relationship” gua.
If you take the time to invest in the essentials to evoke a sense of “Peace, Love, and Grooviness” Buyers will respond to the energy of your intentions. Most people desire to be in a healthy, unconditional relationship. Those that are in relationship’s often yearn for ways to keep the fire burning, while those that aren’t may dream of what the ideal relationships looks like. Too often we are too busy to pay attention to our surroundings to realize how those surroundings mirror our current life situations.
Individuals, who are happy in their relationships, generally make wise life choices. Let’s create an environment the will move buyers forward in their future investment.
Emotions Sell. You touch the ♥. You fill the need. You sign the Deed. 1,2,3. I’ll show you the way.
1. Create a space that inspires Rest and Relaxation.
2. Accentuate the square footage of the room . . . → Read More: The Master Bedroom: Creating a Tranquil Space
As I sit here staring into the beautiful liquid brown eyes of my dog, Marni, I feel completely surrounded and embraced with love. Those eyes simply resonate with devotion, kindness and trust.
Have you ever wondered if your pets understand you? What they think, or even if they think? I have. I believe that our pets have a deep and profound connection to us; that they are able to sense our mood, our feelings and even our thoughts. My hairy girls certainly understand it when I’m talking to them!
Several years ago I bought a book by Penelope Smith called, Animal Talk, in it she shares 8 powerful tips to help you connect to the energy, the spirit of your pet.
I was re-reading them today and realized that these 8 steps are universal, they can help us connect to our pets and they can also help us connect to our energy and the energy around us. So I’m going to share them with you! (The following excerpt is adapted from Animal Talk by Penelope Smith)
Step 1 – Be humble and receptive.
Step 2 – Believe in your own intuitive ability to give and receive telepathic communication. Don’t . . . → Read More: Feng Shui, Our Pets and Energy, Making a Connection
The earth element is represented by the shape of the square, which symbolizes stability. Its archetype is the Peacemaker. If you are a thick, fleshy shape, powerfully built, a good listener and a steady friend, you are no doubt influenced by the earth element. In humans, challenges with earth include stodginess, stubbornness, being stuck or meddlesome. Positive aspects are being nurturing and supportive, considerate, relaxed, loyal, kind, thoughtful and stable. In your environmental spaces, then, if you are experiencing decreased ambition and motivation and you are mired down, you would want to dissipate the earth element. To do so, bring in the element of wood, which will “cut into” or “puncture” the earth element influence. Wood element is the rectangular shape, the color green, items made from wood, and live plants. However, if you need to bring in peace, stability and a supportive energy, you can encourage the earth element by bringing in the square shape and the colors of earth, such as tans, beiges, browns, yellows and rich, deep reds like terracotta or rust. Help bring in the element of earth with these objects: ~ Square tables and books ~ Square rugs . . . → Read More: The Gifts of the Earth Element