Let’s talk about Love, Feng Shui style
with our February Rock Star***
Karen Abler Carrasco,
WSFS Practitioner teacher, mentor,
and Essential Feng Shui Consultant par excellence!
Join Terah Kathryn Collins and Karen Abler Carrasco
as they share ‘Before and After’ stories
about their clients’ Love-lives.
Ya can’t make these stories up!
Listen to Karen’s interview with Terah on Love, Feng Shui style
WSFS Valentine’s Day
Valentines Day reminds us to romance our homes with the things that make our hearts sing. Karen and Terah’s stories can give you some great ideas on how to make the environmental embrace of your home better than ever.
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January 26th, 2012 · Enter your password to view comments.
Here is my story of how I made a vision board and what I did with it, and how it came true:
I decided I wanted a new full-time job. I bolstered my Prosperity Guas in the fall and…
a) In mid-October, I created my version of a vision board: a very clear affirmation with sketches of it having come true. So I had sketches of me being happy and with many elements of the job. My affirmation had feeling words that I personally could relate to and a clear definition of what I wanted:
“I say ‘Woo-Hoo!’ and I do a ‘victory dance’ as I start a wonderful new job by January 15, 2012. It is less than 15 minute drive, earning $72,000+ a year, cheaper health insurance, a work space with windows, working with wonderful people, and has meaningful, stimulating, wonderful work, and just the right amount of challenge. I love it!”
b) I put it on a little table near the foot of my bed, that I could see when sitting up in bed. I did the following practice every single morning when I woke up and every single night when I went to bed, probably for 5-10 minutes each. (If I took a nap, I did it for a minute or two before and after):
I read the affirmation to myself. then I would meditate on it using each of the five senses: what would it feel like to have such a great job? what would people be saying to me to praise me? what would it look like? (look like was a bit harder for me since I didn’t know the exact type of job it would be, but I pictured smiling faces) What was a really great tasting meal taste like, one that I could associate with this situation? what would a great meal smell like, like a high quality lunch that I might bring to lunch at the new job? I also thought about what I would GIVE in exchange for this great situation, such as my enthusiasm and a lot of energy and effort to do my best…I would meditate on all this for 5-10 minutes. It was in my Career Gua of my bedroom.
I got one interview after about a month, and they liked me but the person going on maternity leave had just that morning been placed on emergency bed-rest, so they ended up hiring someone who could start the next day. I felt confused and mad at the universe…but then two weeks later, I called by two more places for interviews, and both of those jobs were BETTER than the one I didn’t get. One of them was for my dream job… and I got the job! I started work in mid January, and my salary was in the 71,000s, but a new contract in January will raise it to 72,000+…
I will say that by December, after all that affirming, I FELT like a magnet, and I started to feel like “How can I NOT get a job?”…A woman I know who doesn’t know about the vision board said to me “It was like you decided you wanted a better job and you drew it to you!”
It works…try it.
–SG, WSFS Alumni
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by Terah Kathryn Collins
According to the Chinese lunar calendar, the Water Dragon arrives on January 23rd bringing the Feng Shui principle “Everything is always changing” into full play. Although the Dragon’s natural element is Wood, 2012 is associated with the Water element, making this the Year of the Water Dragon. In the Chinese Five Element theory, Water nurtures Wood, fueling the Dragon’s already powerful strength and vitality. The Water element is associated with spirituality and Wood with intuition, promising to lift spiritual and intuitive veils and enhance your extra-sensory perceptions. Meditation and other practices that deepen your relationship with the Unseen world will go a long way in helping you remain calm, clear, and connected throughout this year’s profusion of inner and outer transformations.
If you haven’t already de-cluttered your material world and released excess possessions, now’s the time! The same cleansing and clearing process is also vital within your body, mind, and heart. Create space for the Dragon to land by attending to any stagnant areas in your life. This year’s gifts can only be fully received by the unencumbered. The lighter you are on all levels, the better.
The only mythical animal of the twelve in Chinese astrology, the Dragon is known for bringing Heaven to Earth and making dreams come true. “Watch what you wish for, ’cause you’re going to get it,” is a phrase to remember as synchronicities multiply, breathing life into whatever you pray and wish for. Visions you’ve been holding deep within your heart, such as experiencing loving community, lasting peace, spiritual illumination, and restoration of Mother Earth become potently activated and, like magic, could manifest ‘right before your eyes.’ And, the changes that accommodate such manifestations can occur in any size or shape, underlining the importance of cultivating your lightness of being and doing.
The magnanimous spirit of the Dragon is entwined with a practical, no-nonsense attitude that simply reveals what is so. This is no year for secrets of any kind. Truth will prevail as all that has been personally and collectively hidden is exposed to the light. This could make for some very interesting ‘plays’ in the Theater of Life.
With the growing, flowing attributes of Wood and Water leading the way this year, dreams could launch without a stable platform in place. Feng Shui observes that the qualities of the other three elements – Fire, Earth, and Metal – can balance Wood and Water and help you to birth your dreams into a healthy existence. Attend to the emotional well-being of the people in your life, taking the time to ‘tend the fire’ and create warm, harmonious relationships. Honor every step of the earthy physical processes that provide a firm foundation and keep you organized. Maintain mental clarity by thinking things through, forging creative collaborations, and refining your choices along the way. Taking all five elements into consideration can widen synchronistic pathways and help you be in the right place with the right people at the right time.
This is the year to turn-up the magic in your life and let it shine. Consider how you can weave more wonder into every day. Open yourself to the vast realms of inner guidance and outer communion with all ‘who’ surround you. Spend as much time as you can connecting with expansive natural settings and drinking in the elixir of Mother Nature’s ever-present majesty. Let the Dragon guide you in bridging Heaven and Earth in your life, then step throughthe portals of magic as they open, ready to be enchanted!
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By Linda Kay Marchena, WSFS Alumna
2012 is a year that adds up to 5. The 5 with the 2′s and 1 in 2012 tell a story of what type of energy we need to work with this coming year. It will be important for all of us to be flexible, for this will be a year of change. Five is a number about freedom, flexibility, change, travel, legal and/or government issues, confronting situations or setting limits and boundaries with those around us.
This would be a year for us to look at our lives to see what changes we want to or need to make. Then it is up to us to make the decisions and take the action to make those changes. It is easier for us to adjust to change when we implement the change, instead of having a change forced upon us.
Here are some questions to ask ourselves during a 5 year. What changes do I need to or want to make? What do I need to do to implement these changes? How can I make these changes that are forced on me work to my advantage? What can I do right now to keep me going in the direction I want? The more we use these questions to make decisions and take action, then the more likely we will be able to find solutions or make progress to our goals.
We should stay away from focusing on negative thoughts about the changes, as that could drain our energy, and may cause us not to make the changes we need to.
If legal or government situations should arise they could could end up working to our advantage.
If we work with the energy of the 5 year we will head towards a better quality of life during the 6 and 7 year (2013 and 2014).
To find out specifically how 2012 will affect you read the article I wrote for 2011 entitled “The Year 2011 and How to Use the Energy of the Year by Numerology (Personal Year, Personal Month, And Personal Day)”. This article will tell you how to calculate your Personal Year Number and what that will mean for you in 2012. You will find a link to this article on the Fun and Free page of my website http://www.alifebydesign.net/FunandFree.html
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Each year is full of new choices, opportunities and possibilities!
Now is the time to create a 2012 Vision Board: a collection of images and objects that represent the goals, dreams and visions of all the goodness that 2012 has waiting for us in the wings. No matter what the collective experience has been these last few months, we as individuals still have needs and priorities; And, when we focus on those specific things we want, they can manifest quickly and delightfully.
Some start a new board each year and store them year after year. Others archive a photo of each year’s board for their album. Others add new layers each year to the same board, being careful to keep exposed those images and items with which they still resonate.
At the end of the year, review, circle or check off the images that manifested, so that over time, you have an ongoing record of your dreams fulfilled!
How to create a Feng Shui Vision Board
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January 2nd, 2012 · 1 Comment
We’re working on the next phases of the Essential Feng Shui Online Practitioner Training. Here, Terah shares a few words about what to expect.
5 minutes: Terah talks about the Online Training
To be added to the elist for the most up to date milestones, please send an email to information @ wsfs.com or call 760-633-3388.
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5 minutes. Terah visited the Redwood Forest of Northern California and sat among the Giants. Stillness among the Redwoods
Happy Solstice! I feel so much love and gratitude for all the amazing blessings in my life, including YOU. Today, it is my intention to pass along nine divinely designed Solstice gifts to you, all of which will help pave the way to a beautiful and harmonious 2012.
Obviously, these gifts are from the God/dess/Universe – I am only providing some keys to receiving them. Not to mention, they are already yours! Still, in this lifetime we have the opportunity to spiral ever-closer to the center of them, which the exercises below will allow you to do.
Please re-gift by sharing with anyone you think may enjoy them. Since they come from an Infinite Source, they will never run out. Besides, what we send out comes back to us multiplied – so, literally, the more the merrier!
(At any time, please feel free to repeat any of these activating exercises to refresh its associated gift.)
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The Gift of Serenity
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