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CHRISTMAS TREE FENG SHUI: Real vs. Fake


Feng Shui By Fishgirl wants to know which side of the real vs. fake debate you stand on when it comes to your Christmas tree. Please post a comment. If you’re a traditionalist, nothing less than a Douglas fir or a Scotch pine tree will do. Many of us are turning to artificial evergreen trees or even metallic trees from companies such as EarthFlora.com as a way to fit into our sustainable green lifestyles. Here are the pros and cons from a feng shui viewpoint.

REAL:
*Positive chi energy from the actual wood/earth of the tree.
*Aromatherapy of the natural pine scent is uplifting.
*Green color represents wealth and wisdom.
*Add lights to it, metal tinsel, balances the elements for good chi.
*BEST: use a living tree that you can plant after Christmas instead of killing a tree.

FAKE:
*Positive because it does not kill any living tree.
*Doesn’t have to be green, you can choose silver or gold to boost the metal element (silver is great in the Health sector, gold is great in the Wealth sector).
* Cool retro look.
*You can choose a color to activate each feng shui area (ie: this pink one would work well in the Love & Relationship area!)
*Easy cleanup.
*Saves money as you only buy it once.
*Reusable/sustainable.
BEST: You can have one in every room without feeling guilty.

PLACEMENT:
The Christmas tree activates whichever area of the home/room that you place it in. Be sure to check out the bagua to see what section of feng shui is best for you. For example, if you want the tree to bring in prosperity for the new year, try to place it in your Wealth area. The Fame area might be a good option, too as the triangular shape of the tree is a natural for activating Fame (which might be good for your career/wealth). The Tai Chi center location is a wonderful place for the Christmas tree as well.

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THE POWER OF WORDS AND INTENTIONS: Your Treasure Map Can Be All Words If You Want

Here’s a picture of my Personal Feng Shui Treasure Map for 2010. I’m a painter and a writer as well as a feng shui consultant so for me it seemed natural to simply paint the words of my intentions in the correct colors to correspond to the bagua map. I didn’t need magazine visuals. I didn’t need a lot of time (I completed the project within one hour although I have been thinking about my intentions for days now).

My Personal Feng Shui Treasure Map (c) Katy Allgeyer

The words resonate powerfully for me and I like the way my manifestation board looks. I have it hanging in the Love & Relationship area of my home which corresponds to the Wisdom & Knowledge area of my studio. So, if you’re strapped for time today but you still want to take advantage of Tracy Cook’s astrological timing for creating your Personal Feng Shui Treasure Map, take inspiration from me—you don’t even need to paint them like I did. You can simply take the time to write them down on a large piece of paper using magic markers to activate the colors that correspond to the bagua.

Wealth= Red, Purple, Green or Gold metallic
Fame= Red/Orange
Love & Relationship= Red, Pink, White
Family & Health= Blues/Greens
Tai Chi Center= Golden yellows
Creativity & Children= grey and black and all the colors
Wisdom & Knowledge= greens blues
Career= black
Travel & helpful people= deep blues/greys/black

I sincerely hope that sharing my own Personal Feng Shui Treasure Map has helped you to realize that you CAN create your own map and there is no such thing as “perfect” or “should be done this way”. Use your own available time, energy, and ideas to create a vision of health, prosperity, and love for your life! Send me your pics of your maps if you’d like to share with our readers. Good luck!

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WHEN *NOT* TO LET GO: Tenacity & Customer Satisfaction

Are you the kind of person who doesn’t followup when something you’ve paid for turns out to be unusable? Let me give you an example. I bought a pint of Haagen-Dazs ice cream from my grocery store awhile ago and when we opened it to eat it, there was a chalky weird texture to it. The question is whether to throw it out and forget about the money spent, or, to report it to either the manufacturer or the grocery store (or both)? If you take a moment to report it you’ll be rewarded with a refund or replacement from most grocery stores and if you call Haagen-Dazs to report it, they’ll give you a coupon for a replacement. If you do nothing, you are sending a message to the universe that you don’t value money (so why should the universe send any more to you?). In addition, by calling attention to the problem, you are helping to be part of a solution and getting closure on it. This is good for your karma and good for your feng shui. I have helped friends who had nightmare airplane flights write letters to the airlines and subsequently they were given coupons for free upgrades and one time even a free international flight. The burden of proof is on the complainant, but if you feel you have enough proof and you take the time to present your case well, you will be rewarded.

Another time we were at the movies. There was still a half hour left of the film when a theatre employee pushed a noisy trash can down the aisle. We stayed to watch but our concentration was broken. I would have walked away, dissatisfied but thinking it was no big deal. My friend went to the manager to complain. Guess what we got? Two complimentary passes to another show.

Then we ordered an expensive high end ping pong table that arrived scratched up. We felt we deserved an unscratched pristine surface so we emailed photos of the damaged table. The manufacturer sent us a new table top without requiring us to send back the damaged one. Hmmm…now we have two ping pong tables for the price of one. Setting the record straight can often bring you bigger benefits than you were even expecting. And that is abundance at work.

Do you have any stories of consumer satisfaction to tell? Do you walk away from money or followup with complaints? Do tell!

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FLOWERS ADD FENG SHUI

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Flowers add Feng Shui By Fishgirl energy to any setting. Feeling down? Plop a colorful bouquet on your desk and watch your mood rise! Want to add a festive touch to your dinner party? Flowers in the center of the table create instant party panache. Outside, a “deadzone” can instantly be activated by hanging plants or potted flowers. You don’t need to spend a lot of money. Wildflowers from your yard in a bud vase work just as well.

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FENG SHUI GIFTS FOR COWORKERS

Choosing holiday gifts to co-workers, vendors, clients, and employers shouldn’t become another burden to add to your stressful workload. Creating good chi (energy) through proper use of feng shui techniques is beneficial anytime and any place. During the holidays, when carolers incite us to “be of good cheer”, being of good chi is even better! Why not spread the good chi around? Here’s a list of holiday gifts that fill the niche of being cool things to receive, and, good for the recipient’s feng shui. (And because you are giving with good intentions, your own feng shui will also benefit.)

RED CANDLES The color red activates and stimulates. Red candles are available in abundance during the holiday season and can be found at Target or even Trader Joe’s at prices that won’t break your bank. Accompany a large red candle with a beautiful candle holder and a hand written note advising your recipient to light it in their Wealth, Fame, or Relationship areas of their bagua for good feng shui results. Those areas can be found at the upper left, middle, and right hand sides of any space you’re facing toward.

INCENSE Readily available at retailers everywhere, you might find a more sophisticated selection at yoga center gift shops. Look for classic scents such as jasmine, ginger, green tea, and patchouli. This gift will lift your hipness quotient quite a bit, too.

MOBILES Lightweight paper mobiles can be found in museum gift shops. A butterfly mobile is a good example that works for kids and grownups rooms. In Chinatown, one can find cocktail parasol mobiles at just about any shop. Mobiles function as art and as feng shui tools to add movement, stimulating good chi and opportunity, and creativity.

MONEY Wherever it’s appropriate, money is a definite chi booster. If it’s placed in a Red Pocket (a Chinese feng shui red envelope that you can find at any shop in Chinatown), it doubles the good fortune of both giver and receiver. The bright red envelopes with golden characters and artwork embossed on them make receiving that end-of-year bonus all the more fun.

FENG SHUI CONSULTATION Feng Shui By Fishgirl is available to analyze your feng shui no matter what your location. Ask for the “Office Special” if you’d like to have your office done (or gift someone else).

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NETWORKING WITH INTENTION

Good morning, world! Sometimes opportunity can come when you least expect it and from sources you never dreamed would help you. How can you be ready for such opportunities?

It doesn’t help to be needy or desperate. Instead, you have to be in a happy –or at least tranquil– state of mind. Reach out to everyone you know. That’s right, call up old friends and contacts and reconnect. Simply to say hello and how are you. Do NOT lament about your troubles or explain that you are looking for a job or how bad business is. Instead, simply reach out and be positive. Without expecting anything in return other than to reconnect to someone in your life. If they ask what you are doing, tell them. But concentrate on all the positives and say you are open to new possibilities.

This puts you back on their radar. It builds your networking circle back up and casts the net wider and wider. So, at some point one of those contacts may think of you when an opportunity comes up. This is a good thing to do whether you are looking for a new job, a new relationship, or a new home. And remember, keep it positive and focus on asking how the other person is. They will remember YOU in a positive light.

Try it!

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TODAY’S FENG SHUI HOT TIP

Example of bad feng shui practices courtesy of Fotosearch.com

Example of bad feng shui practices courtesy of Fotosearch.com

Chi (energy) escapes through open toilets and drains. Remember to keep the lid down to preserve Wealth & Opportunities energy. Does this sound like crappy advice? Thousands of years of Chinese feng shui practitioners disagree! Try it and get back to us with your results. 🙂

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