a new adventure

December 1, 2011

For over ten years, I’ve been studying Feng Shui on my own from books and first hand experience. I’ve even led classes and workshops. Now, I am very excited to begin studying feng shui in a more formal way. This weekend I will be attending the first of over twenty classes offered by the BTB Feng Shui School. (Black Sect Tantric Buddhism Feng Shui School) This is the same school the author Eric Shaffert, who wrote Feng Shui and Money gained his teachings. They offer classes in San Francisco and New York City.

The journey will begin with a road trip from Reno, Nevada to Aptos, California. I look forward to learning and sharing knowledge with other Feng Shui enthusiasts and professionals. I am delighted to have this opportunity!

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Starting the new year out right. Getting rid of things. Selling things on craigslist. Doing a little hula hooping on the Wii (perhaps a bit embarrassing to admit it, but true …)

Thinking about starting up a New Feng Shui and Money Class for the New Year.

Started out a cleansing diet on January 1st, going well so far. Eating mostly rice, potatoes, chicken, Cornish hen, beef, peas, edamame (soybeans), avocado, smoked salmon and rice crackers.

Spent a little time in Whole Foods, or Whole Paycheck as we may refer to it sometimes. They do have great stuff, and it sure is pricey, too! Started taking probiotics and ordered Colonix (a colon cleansing kit).

Got some new prints framed and hung up on the walls at home. Starting the new year in a really great way.

And, also got a new vehicle, well new to me. Love my new 2008 4 door Jeep with less than 11,000 miles on it.

Doing lots of good financial things to increase my wealth and make money grow. Looking for Rewards Checking Accounts, mostly on Money-Rates.com, to move money to and get the highest APY / APR possible.

Got a car loan for the new Jeep to help re-bulid credit as well.

All in all … looking forward to a fabulous 2010!!

I’m delighted that it’s Friday! I have a Feng Shui Consultation scheduled for a home in southern Reno this Sunday.

The first thing I asked of the people was to identify what they hope to accomplish or take away from the consultation.

I’ll be sure to update the blog after the consultation!

Tonight at 7:00 PM there is a raw food and vegetarian pot luck along with a showing of a Conscious Prosperity DVD at the Vajra Temple and Lounge in Reno. I’m not sure if I can make it. It sounds great and so I wanted to let the rest of you know about it!

It was a good weekend. I went to two Tee Ball games, did a great Feng Shui consultation, went to a baby shower in Truckee, got to see LIVE at the Silver Legacy, saw the new Star Trek movie, did laundry, and watched most of Benjamin Buttons before falling asleep.

I didn’t think that I’d done much this weekend until I just wrote it all out … concert, out to movies, feng shui consultation, housework, and more! I guess I did get a few things accomplished and I did many fun things too!

The consultation was great. We focused on the wealth (Hsun) and the travel (Chien) areas of the home and of each room in the home. We did a little bit with the fame and repuation (Li) areas as well. We moved some candles into the Li Bagua area of the home. We moved some clutter and a rocking chair (tippy … not stable & secure) out of the wealth (Hsun) Bagua of the master bedroom, which also happens to be in the wealth (Hsun) sector of the whole home. We moved a very beautiful and valuable light into the wealth corner instead. And, there’s now room on the wall for a beautiful framed image of something that represents wealth and luxury to the inhabitants.

We moved some items that were meaningful souvenirs from Mexico to their travel Bagua of the home. We also moved a couple images of the Virgin Mary and an angel to the travel / mentors / helpful people (Chien) Bagua area. We took a nice wine refrigerator and moved it into the wealth corner of their dinning room, along with some expensive pottery that they can use as a piggy bank in that area. We talked about having one of their children put a quarter into a piggy bank as a daily routine to represent saving and create a positive habit.

There were many other changes as well. It was great to work with people who wanted to make a change and have already implemented additional Feng Shui cures since our consultation on Saturday morning!

Another great Feng Shui Consultation in Reno and more great things to look forward to! I can’t wait to hear about all the great things that happen as a result of their changes and efforts.

a quick note

May 7, 2009

Thanks to those who took the Feng Shui Bagua poll ! From the handful of replies I got back it’s clear that people are interested in how Feng Shui can help with money, career, love and health.

I will be putting up posts on those subjects along with updates of how our Feng Shui and Money workshop in Reno is progressing.

And oh, I wanted to share a page of the book we’re working from as well. Check out page 30 and page 31 of Feng Shui and Money by Eric Shaffert.

Here’s a closer look at page 31 with a bagua map and a little introduction to the prosperity journals we have begun using.

great way to start a day. it’s gorgeous weather in Reno! the sky is blue, it’s warm, not hot or cold, and there’s a beautiful view of the sierra mountains along the west side of the city. you can see the snow covered runs at mount rose ski resort and the air is fresh.

the feng shui and money workshop starts next week and i’m super excited. interesting how when it comes right down to it, many people aren’t really committed enough or serious enough to want to change their financial situation. when they realize that the course is more than a couple weeks, they say they just can’t commit that amount of time to a class. sad, but true. if you’re serious about making real life changes … 13 monday nights for two and a half hours seems like a small thing compared to the benefits you’ll recieve.

it’s very common for people to say they want to change their financial situation, and yet when given a great opportunity to do so, there is always one reason or another not to.

based on some of the feedback i’ve gotten i’m also going to be putting together a few shorter introductory classes so that people who want an introduction can choose to take a shorter course.

i’ve also started reading another book related to feng shui and prosperity, Fast Feng Shui for Prosperity by Stephanie Roberts. At first glance it looks extremely similar to Eric Shaffert’s Feng Shui and Money book, with just slightly different interpretations.

a good weekend

April 19, 2009

got out in Reno and did the wine walk. beautiful sunshine & day. went to a tee ball practice. cleaned up around the house. took a bunch of clothes and shoes out of the closet, more stuff to take to goodwill!

all together it was a good weekend.

this week begins the feng shui and money course in Reno! even though some of us are going to get started tomorrow, we are postponing the official start date of the class for one week so that some additional people can attend.

call 530-635-1506 and leave a message for Rebecca or email igekafengshui@gmail.com to join!

forgive me.

i have not fallen off the face of the earth. i’ve simply gone quiet a while. there was a very bad flu, followed by a wonderfully adventurous vacation and now i’m back.

while I was in st lucia, visiting a friend who i had not seen in a very long time (15+ years), i helped her with a few feng shui ideas for her home. i left a wonderful book with her, feng shui and money, by Eric Shaffert, so i’ll have to go get another one.

i’m interested in starting up a group that meets weekly here in the reno area to go through this book over a course of 18 weeks. please go to my contact page and send me an email or a note if you have any interest in joining.

follow up from a consultation

November 17, 2008

the consultation a few days ago went well. it was a small, one bedroom apartment on the 2nd level of a walk up apartment complex in reno. the people who live there have a fabulous sense of taste, order, decor and an awareness of how energy moves through a space.

there is no clutter at all. it is very open. you can tell that the couple who lives there puts careful thought and consideration into the objects they own, in addition to how and where they place them.

there are two areas of their lives that the couple wants to work on and improve. one wants better energy and changes in the career area of his life, and the other wants to work on being more centered and grounded.

the central area of the bagua (chi) is where you make changes in order to feel more grounded, centered, and spiritually balanced. the center of their apartment was a little tricky to work with as it has a narrow hallway with a 90 degree turn in it leading to a bathroom. additionally, the other part of the center is on another side of a wall in the corner of their bedroom. there is a corner wall in the center that shoots poison arrows off of the corner into the center bagua area. there is also a mirror at the end of the hallway that reflects the bathroom. luckily no drains are being reflected. there is a large painting, created by one of the occupants with a very large fish and water motifs in it.

there is a long rectangular rug in the hallway, with some earth tones. in the center of their living room, there is a rug, with geometrical shapes and lines also in earth tones. the things that contribute to their sense of grounding are the colors they have chosen, brown, beige and other earth colored tones. the shapes, however, do not assist in a sense of grounding. they are very geometrical, angular and also create a sense of distance and disconnection.

i suggested that they remove the mirror from the center chi area and place it somewhere else for about 30-60 days. i also suggested removing the print of the fish, with it’s water element from the center. good alternatives for images to hang on the wall in the center bagua area would be an image of rock, earth or mountains, something that makes them feel centered and grounded. a yin and yang image or symbol would be good in that space as well.

it is a good practice to write down the action items that you intend to complete. additionally, it’s smart to keep a journal of what changes you make in a space, along with how things feel or shift after those changes. documenting observations about your day to day life following the adjustments you have made in your surrounding environment, is a great way to increase your ability to work with feng shui principles.

the area of life that the other person wanted to work on was their career. the entrance of their apartment is exactly in the center of the career area. as you walk into their apartment you are stepping mostly into the living room which extends both ahead of you and all the way to the right. slightly to your left as you enter the apartment is the end of the kitchen wall. when you open the front door you see into the kitchen on the left and into the living room on the right. the wall that divides the two rooms is just slightly to your left. the space in the living room is very open, and welcoming. the space to the left of the door could use a small amount of work (the knowledge, self-wisdom area of the bagua). it has no furniture or sense of a place to be. it is empty and needs some focal point or some item(s) that are welcoming and represent knowledge and self wisdom. one small piece of furniture or a very small eating nook table with two stools could do the trick. even a small table to place a plant or item on would be better than the current emptiness. currently, it has a few planted pots that they intend to put on a plant stand. having the plants on a plant stand instead of in a group bunched in the corner should also help it to feel like a more lived in and welcoming space.

on the floor inside the front door is a small rug, light brown or tan in color. substituting a black rug there would be a good improvement for the career area. since there was not a large entryway or much space to work with in changing the entryway, putting a small saying or quote above the front door which symbolizes the desired career changes is one option.

the place where there is normally a peephole to look out when someone rings the doorbell is an empty hole. they, wisely, have put tissue paper in there so that there isn’t a hole in their front door that anyone walking by can look into (larger than the size of a quarter). covering that tissue paper with a small image, plaque, or quotation that represents the desired changes in their career is important. symbolically, it’s fixes a hole that’s been temporarily covered up and is broken. asking their landlord to fix the peephole is also a good idea, or simply getting the appropriate hardware at a hardwood store and fixing it themselves.

a small fountain on the inside of the apartment, just to the right of the door as you enter, is another idea to consider. the water element helps tremendously with activating positive changes in the career area. just to the left of the door (the wall behind where the front door opens) they are considering hanging two wires or strings with pictures attached and going down the wall from the ceiling, the way that a ladder has rungs on it. choosing images with water elements in them or images that somehow represent what they want to achieve in their career is a good idea.

overall, they have a very good start with a great apartment that they can improve. the next steps are taking the time and effort to put specific energies in place and to focus those energies on the two areas they want to see results in most right now.

those were the main points of the consultation. in addition to looking at the bagua of the apartment as a whole, we also looked at the bagua for each room so that they can think about smaller changes that they can incorporate to achieve their current desires.