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Happy Year of the Rooster

 

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©Po Ping Lo 2017 Year of the Rooster

Every year my friend Po Ping Lo does a gorgeous rendition of that year’s Chinese New Year symbol and graciously allows me to post her art work here. This year CNY begins on January 28, 2017 and is the Year of the Rooster. Thank you, Po!

2017 is a fire rooster year. Prepare for it by strengthening your personal appearance, embracing the rooster values of loyalty, commitment, and family values. You will be challenged to be very precise about your belief systems, your intentions for your love & relationships must be crystal clear, and you should be ready to fend off shady characters who will appear as tricksters in business, finance, and the internet. In other words, be a good rooster and watch all your chickens!

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ACTIVATE YOUR LOVE

As a feng shui consultant, I appreciate the symbols of love that Valentine’s Day surrounds us with. Hearts, hearts, and more hearts! I’d like to encourage my readers to remember that LOVE is essential to all beings on this planet. Be kind to your neighbors and your neighbors’ pets. Cherish your mom and your sister as much as your spouse. Valentine’s Day does not have to be for couples only. Spread loving kindness wherever you go and it will come back to you multiplied.

Check out this one-of-a-kind art piece necklace I created for one very lucky person. There will never be another one like it. Made from rare Venetian glass beads, Tibetan stone dZi beads, black glass and sandalwood Buddhist mala beads, and one vintage blue resin heart with scorpion embedded within:  Available at ArtBarn on Etsy:

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FENG SHUI GIFTS FOR HOLIDAY SHOPPERS

Are you searching for a unique gift that also imparts excellent feng shui good luck? There are some great items that do exactly that on my ArtBarn shop on Etsy. Click the photos to go to the direct links at my shop.

This necklace is from my personal collection of auspicious feng shui jewelry. Vintage jade and gold:

screen-shot-2016-11-27-at-1-04-55-pmThe pendant necklace on leather cord shown below was personally designed and made by me. I imparted the 3 Secret Reinforcements Ritual onto it for extra beneficial blessings. The centerpiece Chinese Fu Dog soapstone carved amulet bead is old and is from a trip to China. The blown glass beads are rare Venetian glass and the Mother-of-Pearl white beads are also vintage and rare. Finally, the carved wood beads are from a vintage mala. Wow! Can be worn by man or woman and has powerful energy!
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This rare Tibetan silver vintage box is perfect for storing your wishes a la the feng shui ritual to activate intentions. It’s got a Chinese dragon on the lid and a Tibetan Buddhist cross on the bottom. It has been blessed with the 3 Secrets Reinforcement Ritual as well by yours truly.
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Many more silver boxes at my shop that are also suitable for the feng shui intentions ritual. Click here for the link to all my special boxes.  The Tibetan Buddhist thanka that I am offering is of museum quality. It is rare and it is amazing. This high end piece would add grace to any feng shui practitioner’s home.
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And if you’re looking to activate your Love & Relationship Area (and who isn’t?), my Love Power Heart painting from my WALL OF LOVE: The Art of Feng Shui exhibition has been blessed and will generate enormous energy in your home.
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YOUR HOME NEEDS TO BREATHE, TOO

I’m reviving this post from my archives because it bears repeating.

Feng Shui By Fishgirl

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ROOM TO BREATHE
When we are meditating, or following our spiritual practice, the goal is
often to still the chatter in the mind, to simply “be”. In fact, the
Calming Heart Sutra aids us in accomplishing that goal. Notice when you are in that stillness of being,there is still one thing that you are doing: breathing. Without breath, you are not alive. Think of Qi or ch’i (pronounced “chee”) as the breath of your home or office environment. We want to keep the rooms we live and work in healthy and filled with vitality. To do that, the ch’i must be circulating, the space itself must be breathing. That’s the main explanation why feng shui practitioners are so obsessed with eliminating clutter. Clutter blocks the circulation of ch’i.

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MARC AND ANGEL HACK LIFE

This wonderful set of self empowering promises just arrived in my mailbox from Marc and Angel Hack Life. With their permission I share with you now. Check out their website for the complete information on how to order their books and sign up for their newsletter.

Make these promises to yourself, and keep them forever.

Repeat after me: “I promise…”

1.  “I will not hold the past against myself.” – Your problems, your weaknesses, setbacks, regrets and mistakes teach you if you’re willing to learn, or they will punish you if you’re not.   So let them teach you, every day.  Take everything as a lesson learned.  If you regret some of the decisions you have made in the past, stop being so hard on yourself.  At that time, you did your best with the knowledge you had.  At that time, you did your best with the experience you had.  Your decisions were made with a younger mind.  If you were to make these decisions with the wisdom you have today, you would choose differently.  So give yourself a break.  Time and experience has a wonderful way of helping us grow and learn to make better choices today, for ourselves and those we care for.

2.  “I will own my life and never deny responsibility for it.” – Through the grapevine, you may have learned that you should blame your parents, your teachers, your mentors, the education system, the government, etc., but never to blame yourself.  Right?  It’s never, ever your fault… WRONG!  It’s always your fault to a certain extent, because if you want to change, if you want to let go and move on with your life, you’re the only person who can make it happen.  It’s YOUR move to make.  It’s YOUR responsibility.  Own it!

3.  “I will live a life that feels right to me, not one that looks right to everyone else.” – Give yourself permission to follow the path that makes YOU happy.  And realize that some people in your life will refuse to walk beside you as you embark on this journey; they simply won’t approve no matter what you say, and that’s OK.  Sometimes when you commit yourself to creating your own happiness, it clashes with the perceptions of others.  Sometimes when you gain something great, you have to let go of something else.  And sometimes this ‘something else’ is a relationship that only wants you to do what they want you to do.

4.  “I will let go of relationships that are obviously not meant to be.” – Most people come into your life temporarily simply to teach you something.  They come and they go and they make a difference.  And it’s OK that they’re not in your life anymore.  Not all relationships last, but the lessons these relationships bring to you do.  If you learn to open your heart and mind, anyone, including the folks who eventually drive you mad, can teach you something worthwhile.  Sometimes it will feel weird when you realize you spent so much time with someone you are no longer connected to, but that’s exactly how it’s supposed to be.  You are exactly where you’re supposed to be.  We all are. (from the “Relationships” chapter of our book)

5.  “I will not let any situation permanently steal my smile.” – Even when times are tough, take a moment to pause and remember who YOU are.  Take a moment to reflect on the things that have real and lasting meaning in your life.  And then smile about how far you’ve come.  Honestly, nothing in this world is more beautiful and powerful than a smile that has struggled through the tears.  Any fool can be happy when times are easy.  It takes a strong soul with real heart to develop smiles out of situations that make us weep.  No matter how long it takes, it will get better.  Keep going.  Tough situations build strong people in the end.

6.  “I will keep stretching myself beyond my previous level of comfort.” – Just because you’re struggling doesn’t mean you’re failing.  Every great success requires some type of worthy struggle to get there.  Know this!  When you’re struggling, that’s when you’re growing stronger and smarter.  The more time you spend there, the faster you learn.  It’s better to spend an extremely high quality ten minutes growing, than it is to spend a mediocre hour running in place.  Every day, you want to practice at the point where you are on the edge of your ability, stretching yourself over and over again, making mistakes, stumbling, learning from those mistakes and stretching yourself even farther.

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PERSONAL FENG SHUI TREASURE MAP PART I: Preparation

NOW is the best time of the 2016 year to create YOUR treasure map! Here’s how:

Feng Shui By Fishgirl

I’ve got some exciting news! Noted Los Angeles astrologer and writer Tracy Cook will be sharing her method of creating a Personal Feng Shui Treasure Map with us. A treasure map is a road map of personally selected intentions/hopes/goals that you would like to attract into your life.

You may know these treasure maps under a different name: Vision Boards, Intention Boards, Manifestation Maps, Dream/Wish Board (see some more examples of Treasure Maps and Manifestation Boards here)…what’s different–AND BETTER!!!– about Tracy’s method is that she sets up the board in accordance with feng shui bagua areas. And, Tracy also uses astrology to figure out the optimum time to create your board.

The idea is to take advantage of the first four days of the lunar cycle of the first astrology sign (Aries). This year you will begin assembling your Personal Feng Shui Treasure Map on April 14th…

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PERSONAL BOUNDARIES

Protecting your personal boundaries is as important as protecting your home space with feng shui. With the advent of social media more and more privacy is lost.

Here are a few easy push-backs to have ready in your verbal arsenal when people put their noses  where they don’t belong:

Why are you asking me that question?

Why should I tell you that?

Let’s talk about your finances (and/or sex life) instead!

I don’t know. I’ll get back to you.

Will it hurt your feelings if I keep my personal life private?

Ask my lawyer.

Alternatively, you can flip it around. If someone says to you, for example, “How can you afford that?” you can say “How can you NOT afford that?” or “How can you afford THAT?”.

 

 

 

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