After completing my Feng Shui consultation along the upper East Side of Manhattan yesterday, I decided to treat myself to the Metropolitan Museum. During my walk there, I noticed a great contrast with two neighboring front doors.
In Feng Shui, the principle for any front door is to do your best in creating a welcoming presentation. The front door is known as the “mouth of ch’i,” where all opportunities, people, and energy metaphorically and sometimes literally, step into your life. Now for each person, a “welcoming entrance” can be perceived very differently as you will see below.
Which front entrance would you prefer?
Pathway to Front door and Walking Inside (two tips in one paragraph)
Great Feng Shui inspired walkways leading to your front door are created in a meandering design. This relates to the energy flow of a gentle stream bringing momentum to your home and life. Create a welcoming front entrance that is light in appearance (let that be with accent colors, artwork or even naturally filtering light), open and breathable.
Refresh the Energy (3rd tip)
You know what I am going to say, the media buzz work,…de clutter! This is foundational, yet extremely effective. Let go of any items you do not need, use or love and open up your home for refreshed energy flow. Keep all hallways, doorways, rooms and closets clear of any blockages. How you move around your home physically is how the energy flows. Allow the Chi to freely transition from one section of your home to the next.
WHO’S INVITED? Everyone! Bring your entire family. There will be activities for all ages, including health information, activities and demonstrations!
WHO WILL BE THERE? Mingle with Zwanger-Pesiri staff, and vendors providing health information, including:
- Physician specialists
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- Personal training
- Smoking cessation
- Weight loss
- Skin & beauty care
- Health insurance
- Blood drive from the New York Blood Center — Free Mets tickets with all donations!!!
- Blood pressure, glucose & bone density screenings
- Carnival games, clowns, face painting, and many other activities for kids
- Rock climbing on a 30 foot tall rock wall
- 65 foot obstacle course
- Food and drinks
- Live music
- Free parking
- and much, much more!
Don’t miss this opportunity to get out and mingle with your neighbors while you learn about how to maximize your health, and the health of your family. We look forward to seeing you there!
Absolutely it can!
Those who choose to take the time to understand Feng Shui and experience it more than a form of interior design have the opportunity to be blessed with the real benefits of this ancient practice. Feng Shui first and foremost, is a life style. It’s another tool in your belt to help you maneuver though the daily challenges of life, a another tool to give you fresh perspective on any given situation that you come face to face with.
Feng Shui teaches you how to follow your intuition, how to set positive standards and boundaries (personal power) as needed, to have discipline and focus with yourself and personal goals, to be decisive and trust yourself, to connect the energy of your heart and mind to work as one for true manifestation, and of course understand how your environment creates a profound impact on your personal energy. There is much more but this is a great start.
If anyone says, “I don’t know how Feng Shui can help you in your daily life,” then chances are they are truly not living the lifestyle or they have not allowed themselves to understand the essence of Feng Shui.
Feng Shui can Absolutely benefit and help you in your daily life.
About the author Laura Cerrano
Are you still holding onto those gifts, photos or any other items from past personal or business relations that no longer serve your current lifestyle of today? If so, and you find yourself reminiscing in the past and not being present in the moment, it may be time for a Feng Shui Purge. When you implement Feng Shui into your lifestyle, transformation will take place.
For many, we all have to go through what I call the “Feng Shui Purging Process.” Others will refer to this as physical de cluttering but I’m talking more from the emotional, mental and spiritual aspect of the purging process. I will admit some areas of purging in your life can have side effects but if certain relationships in your life were extremely toxic, whether you are aware or not, the purging process will take time and will present growing pains. This is not to scare you, it’s to share the reality of what happens when you face the truth, accept it, take action (purging) and heal.
Purging can present its self in various forms. It usually starts with “warning signs” that the relationship you are having with that given person (s) does not settle well with you. Something may feel a bit off or an easy question to ask yourself is, “Do I feel happy or depressed when around this person or group of people?” By asking questions, you will receive clear and precis answers by an instant thought in your mind or even a feeling in your body.
If this is the case and you know something is off but have been ignoring the signs, you are only prolonging the process of purging and letting go, which means you are creating the feeling of being stuck. So in reality you have no one else to blame but yourself, this is some tough Feng Shui love I’m sending your way.
Here is an example from a personal relationship perspective. If you have decided to bring an end to your relationship no matter if it was for 3 months or 5 years, get ready to purge on various levels. It’s recommended to de clutter items this person has given you, photos, letters, emails, texts, calls, voice mails and the list goes on. Now for some, they feel that is very extreme, so it’s suggested to do bits and pieces at a time.
From a Feng Shui perspective we talk about how energy is linked to all the items mentioned above with that ex’s energy even if they are not physically present in your life, still have energy residing in those particular objects. If you are sensitive to energy, most likely it will effect you and keep an energetic cord linked to them and you. Until you surrender and totally let go, is only when you allow yourself to be free and move on. Also do not be so hard on yourself with rushing the releasing process, it takes time. So as long as you are taking the steps to release, that is all you need to do and in time all new opportunities and beginnings with start to present themselves.
So if you say, I still have this and that from my ex and he or she still seems to come around or is always in your thoughts or even notice that you attracted men or women who are just like your ex, it’s time to be more literal with the purging process and let everything go.
Side effects of purging from minor to extreme toxic relationships left un addressed:
- yes most likely you will cry (healthy form of releasing)
- you will have your good and bad days, it’s simply the cycle of releasing
- Depending on how toxic the relationship was with the person or persons may even result in the physically action of throwing up or you may just make the motion (this is spiritual purging) Again, this is rare but tends to happen to those who allowed too much toxic energy into their life. You never want to get to this point.
Side effects after you purge negative energy:
- Your emotions start to balance out, you will feel greater and lighter with the thoughts that occupy your mind
- your self esteem, self worth and self value will start to strengthen from with in and radiate out, others will notice
- you will start to break negative habits that contributed to the toxic relationships and replace them with ones that help fulfill your life goals
- you become more intuitive and listen to instincts rather then second guess and become confused
- more opportunities will open up, why? because your excepting to all possibilities
- more like minded, true hearted people will come back into your life
- more respect for who you are is shown
- do I have to say anymore! The benefits of purging and letting go of any and all negative habits, people and connections to negative resources out weights the toxic side effects.
It was once said to me, ” I can see the amazing future you have before you, If you saw this, you would make those changes in a heartbeat.”
Remember that and let that be part of your reminder and motivation.
Learn more about the author and Certified Feng Shui Consultant Laura Cerrano by clicking Biography