Feng shui tips for 2013
1. Emerald green is the colour of 2013 – use this colour for any feng shui rituals. Design code for emerald green: C86 M8 Y57 K0; R0 G157 B134; Hex: #28AE7B or #009D86 (according to hex code generator).
2. Wear something brand new (scarf, socks, underwear, etc) in emerald green colour. OR just set your smart phone screen with this colour – just download this file to your smartphone Emerald Green Colour of 2013 If you have an iPhone: 1. access this page on your iPhone 2. click the link – it will open a new window with the full image 3. touch and hold the image and from options choose Save Image 4. go to your Photos and touch it and choose Use as Wallpaper option
3. Get a new wallet for 2013 to boost your wealth and prosperity. Again you could try to find one that is emerald green. If you’re happy with the existing wallet then just put a photo of emeralds inside or the actual emerald stone itself.
4. Get a new door mat for 2013. If it’s appropriate for the design of your home or office you could get one that is emerald green or just green.
5. To space clear your home or office: clean all door knobs. Another way to space clear your home/office/room/area is to get this space clearing and protection mist and spray it in all corners of every room.
6. Spend some time and dream about what you want to manifest in 2013. One idea is to write your dream list in a form of a bagua i.e. nine squares (magic square) with all the key aspects of life which are: 1. career 2. relationships / marriage 3. family 4. wealth 5. health 6. helpful friends / travel / clients 7. projects / children / creativity 8. knowledge and wisdom / education 9. success / reputation / spiritual / peace of mind. Manifestation in the past years was governed by force as a creative power. The future manifestations will be guided by ‘allowance’. As Lao Tzu pointed out: “The Master allows things to happen.” Start by allowing yourself and others to be and to become what and who we’re supposed to become.
Feng shui tips for Chinese New Year (10 February 2013) – The Year of The Snake (Water Snake)
Happy and Prosperous Chinese New Year 2013 – The Year of (Water) the Snake and
Kung Hei Fat Choi to all.
Please remember that the New Year celebration can last up to 15 days (depending on the tradition) but you have at least five days to do something positive to celebrate it and being grateful to the Chinese for giving us feng shui.
A few ideas (that I’m doing):
1) Wear something brand new to mark a new beginning
2) Get eight oranges (or do a Feng Shui Orange Peel Blessing Ceremony – please post your protocols for doing it)
3) Go for a Chinese meal
4) Do some space clearing – get rid of things to allow for new things to come into your life in 2013
5) Write down a list of your dreams and goals for 2013. Writing it down is the first step in physicalizing your dreams/goals. It will help you to clarify and crystalise them and then materialize them.
6) Download an image of a snake and use it on your smart phone as a wallpaper. Or get a toy snake (it’s a water snake this year so ideally should be black or blue). Check these snake trends for 2013
7) Research and meditate on the symbolic powers of snakes to resonate with their characteristics. Snakes (serpents) have a long environmental semiotics/symbolism in many cultures from kundalini / enlightenment to sex / reproductive powers to caduceus / medicinal powers and DNA to the biblical Adam and Eve story and so on. Snakes have been regarded as keepers of knowledge – discover what you can learn from them.
8) Do any ritual that will make you feel good. Remember, if a particular feng shui ritual doesn’t make you feel better – don’t do it. Feng shui is very practical and adaptable. In short, feng shui = ritual + energy (relationship) + ritual.
9) Play Snake on your iPhone or smart phone
Keep empowering your life with feng shui in 2013 – The Year Of The Snake.
If you feel that you need to have the power of the snake closer to your skin check these shopping/fashion ideas
Your personal energy/chi is more important than feng shui
Change can be initiated on 3 levels: environment (feng shui), appearence (clothes, perfume, hair style, signature, etc) and personal (inner mind-body and energy). Feng shui level is the easiest and personal level is most difficult but personal level is a higher voltage/chi level so your intention is more important than a feng shui ritual (see key concepts). On the virtual level feng shui is the function of the personal energy level of the feng shui practitioner.
– To boost your physical energy level include these in your diet: xylitol, hemp, millet and black sesame seeds
– To manage your emotional energy learn tapping (EFT) MORE…
– To develop your spirit and consciousness learn lucid dreaming
Use mobile phone screen / wallpaper for feng shui rituals
Your mobile is a perfect place for uploading virtual images to help you to manifest what you want. The same applies to your computer screen. Start with just a plain emerald green colour screen.
Selling properties with feng shui
Three aspects make a key difference when selling a property: 1. no geopathic stress (see Helios3) 2. no ghosts or bad predecessor chi 3. complete alignment and commitment on the part of the owners.
Invite somebody who practices a different style of feng shui
Don’t go for sameness i.e. something that will make you feel comfortable. Go for difference to make a difference in your life. Life is driven by difference.
ARTICLES – BOOKS – REVIEWS
Interested in new trends and future. Check out interviews with Watts Wacker – top futurist. MORE…
Check another futurist Ray Kurzweil – how technology is shaping our life.
Blink- thinking without thinking by Malcolm Gladwell gladwell.com/blink/
Although two years old now it is still a good read. Find out how we make intuitive decisions by thin-slicing reality.
Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard amazone.co.uk
Bachelard takes us on a journey, from cellar to attic, to show how our perceptions of houses and other shelters shape our thoughts, memories and dreams. One of the best books on virtual feng shui. Classic – a book not to speed read.
Lucid dreaming is the next stage in human consciousness development. Learn this key skill for actualising your dreams from a free e-book. MORE about lucid dreaming…
A Perfect Mess: The Hidden Benefits of Disorder-How Crammed Closets, Cluttered Offices, and On-the-Fly Planning Make the World a Better Place
By Eric Abrahamson and David H. Freedman
Weidenfeld & Nelson 2006; ISBN 978-0-297-85204-
Get it on Amazon now
A clutter-free environment can cost you. The inefficiency of tidiness. In praise of mess. Why keeping tidy can be bad feng shui. Tidiness and order are so ordinary. The new maximalism means a messy home.
This book may not change people’s lives unless they have a tendency towards being messy. Clutter, untidiness and hoarding, are not bad habits, the authors argue, but often more sensible than meticulous planning, storage and purging of possessions.
That is because being tidy is actually more costly. An improvised storage system (important papers close to the keyboard on your desk, the rest haphazardly distributed in loosely related piles on every flat surface possible) takes very little time to manage. Filing every bit of a paper in precise colour-coded categories and a system of cross-referencing, will certainly take longer and will not save time.
The authors of this book search the furthest reaches of psychology, management studies, biology, music and art (art depends on mess; remember Tracy Emin’s messy bed) and physics to show why a bit of disorder is good for you. Mainly, it creates much more room for coincidence and synchronicity. Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin because he was notoriously untidy, and didn’t clean a petri dish, thus allowing fungal spores to get to work on bacteria.
Albert Einstein said, “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, what then is an empty desk?” And Einstein makes a good role model here not simply because he is so widely accepted as having been highly effective at his job, but also because he might be regarded as a sort of godfather of the science of useful mess. When Robert Fogel, Nobel laureate found his desk becoming massively piled, he simply installed a second desk behind him that now competes in towering clutter with the first. Actually, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out why it makes perfect sense to keep a messy desk. Thought and work are unpredictable, varying and ambiguous – they are messy. Why shouldn’t your desk be messy too?
America’s professional organisers, a thriving and lucrative cult of tidiness coaches, are merchants of guilt, not productivity boosters. Benjamin Franklin, an early advocate for the highly effective, advised, “Lose no time; be always employed in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions.” Franklin practised what he preached, assiduously avoiding, for example, the time-wasting habit of interacting with his wife and son for much of his life.
Considering how little evidence the pros lay out to support the claim that being organised is worth the effort, the world seems to put a lot of energy into fretting about being messy. People tend to worry about cluttered homes too much and often for no good reason (unless they’re into feng shui rigid rules). Mess is often in the eye of the beholder. The key insight of the book is that disorganisation is a human condition. Also messiness according to the book can confer six key benefits: flexibility, completeness, resonance, invention, efficiency and robustness. To reap the benefits try being a little messier in some way, and see if there’s an improvement in the above qualities. If there is, try a little more.
The book has two weaknesses. Firstly, it overstates the case for tidiness in some environments—surgery, a dinner table or income tax returns—is really overwhelming. Secondly, the book is a bit repetitive and disorganised. Even readers who love mess in their own lives don’t necessarily like it in others.
The book doesn’t mention feng shui but it reminded me of a story Bill Spear once told us. He was looking for a best Chinese restaurant in a particular area and thought that if he could walk behind all the restaurants and look at the kitchens this would help him to decide where to eat. After careful inspection he found one where the kitchen was very orderly, everyone was focused and working in harmony – he went there to have a dinner and it was the worst Chinese he has ever had!
One useful tip I picked up from the book: the most important organising tool for your home is a magnet! In seconds it will convert your fridge into a messy, invaluable repository of photographs, important bills, shopping lists, stamps, business cards, paper cuttings, etc.
This book has the potential to free you (and consequently some of your clients), from the myth that clutter is bad feng shui and restore the yin and yang balance and common sense in the world of order. It is a must for every feng shui consultant.
Reviewed by Jan Cisek