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BEDROOM FENG SHUI

Photo from Open Spaces Feng Shui

People are most interested in the feng shui of their bedrooms. I’m not surprised since we spend a third of our lives in there! Let’s analyze the bedroom shown above that I got from the Open Spaces feng shui website:

GOOD FENG SHUI:
*The canopy of draped fabric is a good feng shui solution that neutralizes the sloped ceiling. This is also a great solution for too-high-ceilings, creating a cozier sleeping space for you. However, see below for negatives about this particular canopy.

*Pretty, soft colors and expensive bedding are feng shui enhancers. That being said, the sheets could be improved (see below).

NEEDS FENG SHUI IMPROVEMENT:
*There’s only one bedside table and lamp. There should be one on either side of the bed for optimum feng shui balance.

*The canopy has a split down the center of it. It’s better feng shui if the fabric used was all of one piece, symbolizing unity for the couple sleeping here.This canopy could easily be corrected by sewing the two panels together.

*The bed seems to be pushed into the corner/wall. There would be more ch’i circulating if you had the second bedside table and that would act as a spacer between bed and wall.

*The circular metal wall art to the right of the bed is hung too high.Make sure it’s at eye level for best viewing and perfect feng shui.

*Too much yang energy created by square shapes. Bed is square and its posts are also squared, the bedside table is a square, the lampshade is a square. More circular yin energy is needed for balance.

*The bedding color is white and it’s linen. White symbolizes metal and unlike in Western countries, white is the color donned at funerals. The sybolism of sleeping between white linen sheets is akin to a burial shroud. If you are a single person looking for love, avoid this type of bedding. Instead, go for shades of peach, pink, red or a print using these colors on white to break up the white.

For the record, Feng Shui By Fishgirl believes that king sized beds get a bum rap and are misunderstood by feng shui newbies. It is true that queen sized beds are recommended as a feng shui cure for those couples needing more romance in their lives as it brings a couple closer together due to the smaller sleeping space provided.  It’s also true that many king sized beds are atop twin boxsprings with a divider down the center–a feng shui no-no that can be cured easily with a device like this one. But the real reason feng shui practitioners did not recommend king sized beds is because it used to be that a king sized bed was as big as you could get, thus you already had achieved the best and there was no room left to expand. That was a problem for attracting wealth opportunity from the universe. If you had a king sized bed you were proclaiming to the universe that you already had attained all the wealth you needed. We now have even bigger sized beds: the California King and even custom mattresses. A regular king sized bed is fine (and provides a better nights’ sleep! Always good feng shui) unless you are a singleton looking to find a mate. Upgrade after you find yours!

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CAINE RAISING SPIRITS ALL OVER WITH HIS ARCADE–9 yr old genius in the making

Caine Monroy is an engineer, designer, creative genius, positive role model, optimist, visionary, dreamer and hardworking entrepreneur. Caine Monroy is also 9 years old. He is the inventor of Caine’s Arcade in East LA. Thanks to the short film about Caine made by Nirvan Mullick we can all share a smile and become inspired by Caine’s story. I don’t want to spoil it for you. Just go to this link to watch the 9 minute film.  This kid is well on his way to being the next Steve Jobs or Leonardo da Vinci. Feng Shui By Fishgirl suggests you also make a donation—even $1 is okay— to Caine’s scholarship fund to give your own feng shui a boost! This is one charitable donation that you can actually feel you you are making a difference in someone’s life directly.

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DESKTOP TRAVELING: Top Travel Blogs to Discover

You may have the wanderlust without the time or money to travel. Don’t despair! A great way to getaway–if only in your mind–is to take a few moments to explore the world through other people’s eyes without ever leaving your desk. You’ll be surprised how a change of scenery on your computer screen can refresh your spirits. Over at Huffington Post, we’re grateful that Michael Hodson has listed his picks for Top 10 Travel Blogs:

Michael Hodson: Top Travel Blogs to Discover. <<< Click the link to start travelin’ now!

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TEEPEE GUIDE

Call me Pocahontas but this is an idea that Feng Shui By Fishgirl loves! Imagine it tucked in the woods where The Last of the Mohicans is on his way back to you…or maybe it’s in your backyard and your little wild ones are playing in it happily for hours (instead of watching TV they’re in their teepee). Adding this to my To Do List today!

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MLK ART SALES TO BENEFIT UNCF Campaign for Emergency Student Aid

AMERICAN DREAM (Atlanta) © Katy Allgeyer

I’m a big dreamer and belong to a couple of wonderful dream circles. Martin Luther King appeared to me in several dreams over the years. In one of my dreams, I actually heard Dr. King reciting his famous “I have a dream” speech. I’m not sure if it was a flashback memory for me…I was 8 years old when he made that speech. In any case, I felt compelled to honor that vision with one of my super large paintings (48″ x 60″) in my Location Series. Above is the result: mixed media acrylic paint, oil sticks, road maps of Atlanta, ink on canvas, paper artist’s palette. The original painting is a central focus in my dining room right now and is available for sale ($4,500). 25% of sales of this painting will be donated by Feng Shui By Fishgirl to the United Negro College Fund Campaign For Emergency Student Aid. In addition, I offer half-size giclée reproduction prints ($630) on stretched canvas (24″ x 30″) that I varnish by hand–the closest thing to an original painting and I’m betting many of your friends won’t be able to tell the difference ;-D.  Prices include shipping. Contact katyallgeyer@mac.com to purchase.

BY POPULAR DEMAND: For those who want to help the cause: Signed 8.5″ x 11″ giclées on unstretched (flat) canvas are available for $50 each (includes shipping) and 25% will also be donated.

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FOLLOWING YOUR DREAMS TO HAPPINESS IN 2012–a step-by-step guide by Robert Moss

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Some of my art work was chosen by dream guru Robert Moss to illustrate this article he wrote about following your bliss. In this post, Robert gives us a step-by-step (easy and short!) exercise to discern what makes you happy and how to set those plans in motion to follow your heart in 2012. Click the link below to jump to the Dreamgates Blog on Beliefnet.

Do what you love, and let the world support you – Dream Gates.

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FUN FAIRY TALE HOME IS GOOD FENG SHUI!

 

My friend Maureen posted this on her facebook page and it instantly piqued my interest. This sustainable “hobbit house” was built in only 4 months by a novice builder at a cost of only $4,700 USD (not including the land). Read the full article and see a lot more of the interior, floorplan, etc at the link here:

Man Builds Fairy Tale Home for His Family – For Only £3,000 | Gaia Health.

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