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November 9, 2005

Fast Feng Shui Newsletter

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In this issue:
• Feng Shui Article:
   What Space Clearing Can Do for You
• Announcements:
   October Give-Away Winner
• Feng Shui Q+A:
   The Ba Gua and Personal Kua number
• Featured Resources:
   Self Help For Life Program
   Do It Yourself Space Clearing Kit
• Clutter Clearing Tip:
   Getting Rid of 'Unhappy' Clutter
• Featured Charity:
   The Rainforest Site


 

What Space Clearing Can Do for You

by Stephanie Roberts

Space clearing is a powerful way to remove unwanted energy from your space and to fill your home with vibrant, positive chi. Some common situations in which space clearing is recommended include:

• When you move into a new home or office, to clear any negative "predecessor chi"
• Following significant life changes (such as marriage, or the birth of a child)
• If you are planning to sell your home, and want to entice buyers
• When you have been experiencing a period of bad luck, stress, or anxiety, to clear those vibrations from your space
• If you have been feeling stuck or hopeless about some aspect of your life
• When you want your home to have a clean and welcoming energy for visitors
• Any time you want to feel that you are making a fresh start

The idea of purifying and blessing a space through ritual is as old as time. As the popularity of feng shui has spread around the globe in recent years, and people have become more aware of the intimate connection between their own energy and that of their homes and offices, interest in space clearing has increased as well.

Here's a quick summary of the most common elements of space clearing, and why each is important.

TIMING
Space clearing ceremonies are often done at the new or full moon. Other good times are at the change of seasons, the new year, or a birthday, or any day that has personal significance for you or that is astrologically auspicious. Timing your ceremony to a significant date on the calendar and/or to coincide with the moon cycle helps to strengthen your connection with natural cycles and energies.

CEREMONY
Space clearing is different from just cleaning up your house. You are honoring your home, life, and family, and these deserve to be treated ceremoniously, with focused awareness and clear intention. Simple and heartfelt ceremonies are more powerful than elaborate rituals from which you feel detached. Don't try to perform a space clearing ceremony when you will be rushed, anxious, or distracted. Ceremony doesn't necessarily mean solemnity, however, so it's okay to have fun. Joy and celebration are highly positive emotional vibrations that bring vitality to your space.

INVOKING DIVINE ASSISTANCE
Ask for guidance and assistance from whatever guides, spirits, angels, saints, or deities are appropriate to your spiritual practice. Call on the guardian spirits of the house and of the earth, air, water, and sky to be with you and help you. Why do a space clearing ceremony on your own when you can enlist higher powers to assist you?

FRAGRANCE
Fresh flowers and/or incense bring positive energy into your space. Often a space clearing ceremony will begin with the lighting of incense and placing fresh flowers into a vase or bowl of water.

PERCUSSIVE SOUND
Sound vibrations help to loosen stale, stuck energy. You can use a rattle, bells, drums, even bang on a metal cook pot, to shake things up. The more noise you make, the better. Walk through your entire house or focus on one problem area where stuff and clutter has piled up-a sure sign of stuck energy in that area. Rinse your hands under running water when you are done, so none of that yucky old energy sticks to you.

SMUDGING
The smoke from smoldering sage leaves is a powerful energetic cleanser. You can buy dried sage "smudge sticks" at most New Age stores. Light the end, then gently blow out the flame to leave the embers still glowing and smoking. Hold the smudge stick over an ashtray and carry it through the space you are clearing. You can smudge yourself, too, while you are at it: pass the smoke up and down the front and back of your body, and make sure to get the top of your head, too.

MUSIC
Harmonious sounds bring a lively, uplifting chi to your space after the old, negative energy has been cleared out. Put on a CD of beautiful instrumental music, or play a flute, guitar, or other instrument as you walk through your entire house.

BLESSING
End your space clearing ceremony with a blessing. This may include written wishes for each area of the ba gua placed in red envelopes throughout the house or collected on a home altar, or it could be as simple as a heartfelt prayer of gratitude on behalf of your home and family. If you have a CD of sacred chants or blessings, you could play it for a few minutes both before and after your ceremony.

There are many different ways to do a space clearing, and entire books have been written on the topic. If you like spontaneity and improvisation, you may prefer to make up a ceremony of your own. If you prefer to follow a more traditional method, there are many resources available, including Christan Hummel's "Do It Yourself Space Clearing Kit" (see "Recommended Resources," below).

Ideally, your home should be clean and tidy before you begin any kind of space clearing ceremony. If you have a monster clutter problem, however, space clearing can be used to loosen up the old energy that is clogging up your home. This will make it easier to get started with your clutter clearing efforts. Getting rid of your clutter will shake a lot more energy loose, so you'll probably want to do another space clearing when you are done.

As we move into the busy holiday season, this is a good time to begin planning a space clearing ceremony for your home. Whether you wish to do this in the days before family arrive to celebrate a holiday with you, or after the December holidays to help you get ready for a New Year, a space clearing ceremony is a wonderful way to cherish yourself, your family, and your home.

Copyright (c) 2005 Stephanie Roberts Serrano All rights reserved

 

Announcement


• OCTOBER GIVE-AWAY WINNER

Clutter Free Forever! Home Coaching Program Congratulations to Kathleen A. of Santa Cruz, CA, recipient of our "Clutter-Free Forever!" Home Coaching Program give-away. Watch for a new give-away in our next issue.

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Feng Shui Q+A

(Most questions will have been edited for clarity and length, and any identifying details have been changed. Please note that due to the high volume of email I receive, it is no longer possible for me to respond to every question personally. I still welcome your questions, and if I cannot provide a personal response I will try to address your issue in a future Q+A column.)

Q: : "I understand each individual has a "kua" number (according to the date of birth) by which we can find our "power spots." I am confused about whether to use the ba gua or the compass."

A: The BA GUA is a map of energetic influences in your space. It has eight perimeter sections and a central area, each of which is associated with a particular life aspect or "aspiration," such as wealth, career, family, marriage, and so on. The ba gua can be oriented according to the compass directions (with career in the North and Fame in the South), or it can be applied relative to the main doorway (with Career in the center of the front of the house, and Fame in the center of the back of the house). I have a strong personal preference for the doorway method, but if you feel more comfortable with the compass method you should use it instead.

Your PERSONAL KUA NUMBER has nothing to do with the ba gua. The kua number determines which compass directions are supposedly "lucky" for you, and which are "unlucky." It even defines what direction your front door should face for best luck. However, these are not the same as the "life aspirations" defined by the ba gua.

"Power spots" is my own term for the areas in your home that most closely match your current life priorities, according to the life aspirations defined by the ba gua. Power spots and kua directions are not the same thing.

I want to stress that I give very little importance to personal kua numbers in my practice. This method can be helpful if you are choosing or building a house with your kua number/directions in mind. It is often very difficult to benefit from this method if you try to "retrofit" it onto a space that was not selected to suit your kua number.

I'm not saying that you should ignore your kua number directions if you wish to use them. Do be aware, though, that facing or sleeping in your lucky direction is pointless UNLESS that position also conforms to ALL the other guidelines for good feng shui. For example, your lucky directions may indicate that your best sleeping direction for health is with your head pointing NW, but in your home that may mean sleeping in the hallway or kitchen, or it might place your bed in a position that exposes you to harmful EMF radiation or another form of sha chi while you sleep -- which will do you much more harm than good.

I only use the personal kua directions when all the other guidelines for good feng shui can also be met, and suggest that you do the same.

If you don't know your kua number, and want to find out what directions are lucky or unlucky for your, here's an online calculator you can use:

Kua (or Gua) Calculator (FREE). Find out what your 4 Cardinal Positive directions and 4 Negative directions are, including recommendations on how to improve the positive directions and reduce the effects of the negative ones.

 


Recommended Resources

Both Deborah Roberts' Self Help for Life program and Christan Hummel's Space Clearing Kit are valuable products on their own. If you act now, you will also receive hundreds of dollars worth of free bonus products as well! Just click on the links below for details on these generous, limited-time offers, and a complete list of the bonus gifts available:

Self Help For Life Program
This dynamic, personalized program is easy to follow, works fast and produces life-changing results in 12 weeks or less! It is the first self-development course to combine all of the most effective self-help techniques in a guided, 15 minute-per-day program, tailored to your unique situation and goals. Self Help for Life is an excellent complement to your feng shui strategies and a powerful way to get un-stuck, stop living the same mistakes over and over again, and start getting what you want out of life... Check out the details and amazing bonuses now!


Do-It-Yourself Space Clearing Kit
Ever wonder why you feel better in some places than in others? Why vibrational imprints linger in a location after the event is over? Why animals and insects prefer certain areas over others? This illustrated, 160-page workbook with guided meditation CD will teach you how to transmute noxious earth energies & geopathic stress, clear negative "predecessor chi" from previous owners or renters, and contact your own home angel to increase your prosperity, health, and harmony... and much more.

 


Clutter Clearing Tip

GETTING RID OF 'UNHAPPY' CLUTTER

Life is enough of a struggle without adding to it by keeping things in our home that have unhappy memories associated with them. Ask yourself:
- "Do I enjoy it?"
- "Does it make me happy, or does it make me feel guilty?"
- "Does it bring back bad memories?"

Your home should only have things in it that make you smile and feel happy.

"The best thing about this course is that it makes me feel like I have permission to get rid of things that are still usable."
~ Clutter-Free Forever! support group member

 

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With warm aloha,


Maui, HI  
Fast Feng Shui.com  

 

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