Saturday, October 30, 2010

Now is the Time to Prepare for the New Year November Aspects of Feng Shui

Now is the Time to Prepare for the New Year
November Aspects of Feng Shui

We are winding down the year 2010 and heading into the year of 2011. The Metal Tiger of Aggression is losing steam and a much gentler energy of the Yin Metal Rabbit will soon start to be felt. The next few months we will begin settling into a pattern of community and family. The Tiger, synonymous with the lone hunter, is giving way to the Rabbit, who is more about community, family and togetherness. This is the time that aggression can be transformed into a more compassionate energy of sorts if people allow it to happen. These next two months will the time to start clearing out the old and preparing for the new of the New Year.

To move new energy into your life, you may start by using your home to empower yourself. Start by evaluating your home. Understand that your home can powerfully impact your growth. The atmosphere of a home must, first and foremost, be pleasing to the senses in sight, smell, feel, touch, taste, and sound.

*Right now at this very moment—Look around you for triggers or items in your home which make your feel strong, healthy, and well. What are they? Does your home smell good, look good, sound soothing, and feel like a place you wish to relax and let yourself drift into a place of peace. Itemize your home and be grateful for it.

*Now--look for triggers or items in your home, which make you, feel weak, sad or nervous or bring sad memories to your body. Ask yourself now-- does my home or this room hold too much baggage from the past? Get rid of these items-NOW. They make the body tired and bring an unsettling feeling to the mind and spirit.

*Understand now--the home does affect your physical, mental, emotional, & spiritual well-being. Take these steps today to assure yourself that your home holds the best possible message it can to convey your message to yourself, your peers, and your family. Your are an extension of your home and your home is an extension of your body. It tells the story of who you are. What does your home tell you? Look for the metaphor in what your home is saying to and about you.

*This is the moment to become pro-active in changing your environment, which will in turn change your life. Start with one room at a time. If that seems overwhelming, do one closet at a time. Donate, throw away, or give away anything you have not used in the last year. DE-CLUTTER, DE-CLUTTER, DE-CLUTTER!!
If you do not know where to start, start with your bedroom and go room to room from that anchor point.

Be sure to also set your monthly November Feng Shui adjustments to allow optimum Chi flow into your home. This month the aspect of illness is in the center of the home. This may affect the stomach or heart energy causing the heart to racing or the stomach to upset easily. Emotional upsets may be prevalent this month. Take care to meditate and keep stress levels balanced. Place still water in the center of the home with the metal calabash or wu-lou. Take special care with your health this month. Get your rest and eat right. Don’t overindulge in alcohol or drugs and DO NOT drink and drive. Aspects are high for accidents.

Allow the NW to remain calm this month. You may place a golden Buddha or Jesus to initiate peace in the NW this month.

Make sure the water in the West is clear and clean. The aspects are good for promotion and advancement in business. Do your writing or homework in this area this month.

Place bowls of salts or salt water in the NE. The ox and tiger need to lay low and not still up trouble this month. If you home faces NE, place a salt line at your front door to stabilize energy. [Don’t laugh, it works!! I laughed at one point, got desperate, placed the salt, and the problems dissipated as quickly as they arose. I am now a believer. MS]

Place 6 Chinese Coins or regular coins in the South and place extra water and a plant in the North. Both directions can be used to enhance promotions, visibility and career. Place yellow citrine in the SW to also bring in money. These directions, this month, are somewhat auspicious even though some inauspicious flying stars are present. Make sure your yearly adjustments are fresh and in place.

The East has expansion energy in it this month, so just place your yearly adjustment of the 6 Chinese Coins with lighting in this sector. In the Southeast, make sure the yearly water/detergent adjustment is in place and then add more extra still water for a career and money boost as well. A little bit of conflict in this area but can overridden if applied properly.

This is, of course, the month of Thanksgiving. Give thanks everyday for your healthy body, your arms, legs, voices, hair, etc. If any aspect of your body feels negative, reframe the way you look at your world and give thanks for the fact of what is good.

Give thanks for the food and shelter in your life. Give thanks for family and friends. Always remember, no matter what your struggle, there is someone else out there with a larger struggle. Count your blessing first and the struggles will dissipate into thin air becoming less and less important with each breath you take.

Have a blessed November!!

NEXT MONTH: Holiday Decorating the Feng Shui why!!

Friday, October 8, 2010

October Aspects

Booooooo…..Happy Hallooowweeen!! Tis the season of ghost and goblins and witches and full moons. However, with that out of the way, entities and negative energy invade our space, our lives, and our bodies more frequently than you know. The season of the fall is a good time to clear all old energy and clutter clear your home to usher in the sleep of winter and the new beginning of the spring in February.
Entities may arrive into our lives in several forms. They are classified as energetic forms that become attached to the energy fields of people, land, and buildings, sometimes-even neighborhoods. Removal of these entities from an individual or building is the focus of ghost busting or space clearing.
Some entities may be actual spirits or ghosts of those who have died, but failed to pass over due to trauma, worry, or strife. They are actually frightened, wandering souls whom we are harboring until we can help them find their way back to the Light.

While other entities are made up of energetic patterns or rituals created by our decisions about past-life or this-life experiences. These experiences have attached to us like a magnet, affecting our decisions, beliefs, and motivation in and around our life. We use rituals in everyday life, such as blessing the food we eat or a ball player wearing his same socks for each day. Our life is full of rituals if you think about it. Think about what rituals you have incorporated into your life. It may be as simple as brushing your teeth every night or doing laundry on a certain day of the week. This ritual becomes habit and habit is behavior. This behavior becomes an energetic life form, which haunts you if you fail to do it on a regular basis.

The energetic habit life form then will attach to us in the form of our speech, our thought patterns, our dress, our homes, and our actions. As with all energetic patterns, once created, these patterns take on a life of their own. This energy becomes disturbing to us only when they become "out of sync” with that which is no longer whom we are or what is going on in our lives today. This energy begins to feel like a ghost of our past watching and waiting for us to turn around and accept it again. Like white noise in our head, this energy interferes with our clear reception of what is happening in the now. We become torn in decision and/or lack of decision. That is when the need for space clearing or ghost busting of the physical body and environment begins.

Use the techniques described in my books--The Alchemy of Quantum Mind Feng Shui and Reconnecting Your Spirit to break up these patterns and space clear your home. Go to MaryShurtleff on

Feng Shui placement for October-- place a red Mandela in the center of your home to bring in peace and harmony this month. With the high metal this month, it may be a conflicting month. Also, place a bowl of salt water in the West to stabilize the high metal energy. Running water in the North and/or East will help with career aspirations and job promotions or hunting. Place water in the South to calm the instability of the South this month. Place the number 6 or 6 metal coins in the NE to promote money and prosperity.

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Classes starting

Shirley Allred, NLP practitioner and I will be offering a class called Developing your Six Sensory of your Senses starting on the 26th of October at 6 pm. This class is a feeler email to see who may be interested in on site class vs. a teleseminar or skype class. Offering the tele-seminar class gives those out of the area the chance to study and learn this work without the expense of travel. We hope to be able to offer both styles of classes.

The class will be a six week class on developing your six senses--touch, hearing, smell, taste, sight, and six sense of knowing and feelings. The classes will teach you aspects of how the senses work and how you can develop them to enhance your psychic awareness and well being thus increasing your perception of your relationships, business foundations, money, and health. The class will cover the aspects of each sense as well as the feng shui for each sense, oils and/or stones, which can enhance and change your perception of events in your life, chakra meditations, and mudras to release energy. Each class will be organic and tailored toward the class needs.

The 6 classes will be offered for $120 as an introductory offer. You do have the option of taking each class individuality at the price of $30.

Classes will feature: October 26--Sense of Touch--First sense to develop and is connected to the nervous system through the heart and skin
November 2--Sense of Hearing--Harmonic connection to the womb from the outside world-Heartbeat
November 9--Sense of Smell--Strongest connect to past
November 16--Sense of Taste--Strongest connect to desire
November 23-Sense of Sight--Strongest connect to instincts
November 30--Sense of Intuition and knowing--Feelings or emotions connected from the body to the mind to its direct connection to God, Spirit, or source. (Fill in your own word)

Please let me know if you will be interested in this class and which style. Thank you so much.

Blog Talk Radio

I will be interviewing on Journey into the Light blog radio on October 14th at 6 pm PST, 7 pm MST, 8 pm CST and 9 pm EST. It is a call in show. Feel free to call in with questions or just come to listen. The topics of the evening will be breaking down blocks of fear. Come listen.