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SPRING FENG SHUI CLEANING: Don’t forget the yard!

30 bags of leaf debris...photo by Katy Allgeyer

In preparation for creating our Personal Feng Shui Treasure Maps, we’re asked by my guest blogger Tracy Abbott to clean inside and outside our home space. Most people call that Spring Cleaning. My house has 3 gigantic oak trees out front that spill leaves not only on our lawn but the neighbor’s, too. Yesterday the entire family was in their yard raking up leaves for the pickup tomorrow. It was just the incentive I needed to pickup 30 bags of my own yard debris (see photo above). Some people like to show the before and after photo but I like to show the results of what I discard. Call me crazy but there’s a certain satisfaction in seeing those piled up garbage bags on their way out (so that more opportunity can find me).

I also bought two new “Welcome” mats–one for the front door Mouth of Ch’i and one for my art studio door. This should let the universe know we are receptive to new opportunity and abundance. Home Depot had some great ones on sale.

My next step will be to spackle and paint the ping pong room. We have the color chosen (bright red color called “Grenadine”!) that will work great as the room is located in the Love & Relationship and Fame areas of our home.

What have you been doing to spruce up your home for spring? Do tell!

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PERSONAL FENG SHUI TREASURE MAP PART I: Preparation

This is an example of a treasure map or vision board or intention board or life map---call it whatever you want!. To align it with feng shui, the creator should have followed the feng shui bagua to place his pics and words in their proper areas.

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 at 8:28AM. Ideally, you should complete your “work of art” (for that is essentially what you are doing, creating a collage on a board that is both visually and energetically attractive) within the first four days of the new moon cycle April 14-18th.
If you need more time, try to finish it before April 28th to take advantage of the full potency of the astrological timing. (There will be Mercury retrograde beginning April 18th so it’s optimum to try to complete your project before then).

WHAT PREPARATION SHOULD YOU DO NOW?

1] DREAM BIG! Start thinking about what you want to manifest and attract to you. What personal treasures do you want to uncover this year? Will you focus on love? Career? Money? Spirituality? Health? Creativity? Fame? Travel? All of the above? Spend some time in deep thought to discover what is important to you so that you can find the visual representation of those visions to use on your poster board.

2] SPRING CLEANING NOW! You must align your space with feng shui. Begin by cleaning and clearing your space in the next 3 weeks. More info on why this is important here at Tracy’s website. Get rid of anything broken, unused, unloved. Make space for new opportunities to find you.

3] BEGIN COLLECTING MAGAZINES with photos that you can cut out pictures and words that will represent your dreams, visions, and goals—the “treasure” you want to map out!—so you’ll have a great supply of visuals to work with come April.

4] GATHER YOUR SUPPLIES– a poster board, glue sticks, scissors, magic markers, art supplies if you plan to draw your own visuals…See Tracy’s website post regarding Treasure Maps for more info and then check back with Feng Shui By Fishgirl for Tracy’s instructional post “Personal Feng Shui Treasure Map Part II: Making Your Map” in early April.

PART II OF THIS ARTICLE IS NOW READY! CLICK HERE

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WATER WORKS: Feng Shui Networking Methods To Attract Opportunities

Stock photo from tommyimages.com

Stock photo from tommyimages.com


Competition for available jobs has never been fiercer. We all need that extra somethin’-somethin’ to set us apart from the crowd. Feng Shui might give you that extra edge.These Feng Shui techniques bring movement (water energy) into your life, improving your chances in the working world. The idea is to cast your net wide into the sea of
humanity.

MOVING WATER METHOD I :
Make a point of contacting at least one different person a day for 27 days in a row. They should be someone you know from your past that you’ve had no contact with for at least six months. Think former employers and colleagues, classmates, teachers, former clients…anyone, even relatives that you’ve lost touch with counts!

The contact can be by phone, e-mail or letter. The point is to reach out to that person in an upbeat way without expectation or requesting any favors. Avoid all negative conversation or complaints.If an opportunity–social or business–should come as a result of your communication, do not turn it down. (IE: if the person invites you to her son’s bar mitzvah, go! If a job is being offered, go on the interview even if you decide later on not to take the position).

TIP: Three people per day in 27 days increases your odds!

MOVING WATER METHOD II :
Instead of contacting people you know, this time you must make a point of meeting (face 2 face) nine new people each day for nine consecutive days. Names must be exchanged in order to fulfill the
requirement. Even better, exchange business cards and phone numbers if possible. People you meet on line at the grocery count. So does your postal worker if you’ve never asked him his name.

For both methods, it’s important to note that if you miss a day, you need to start all over again. It takes a lot of courage to practice these two Feng Shui techniques. You’re well on your way to creating a network of opportunity as well as developing your personal confidence and charisma. Create your own luck and you’ll have the Feng Shui By Fishgirl advantage!

(Have you tried this method? Share your results!)

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