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If you have been treated by an acupuncturist or energy worker (such as a Reiki practitioner), you are aware of meridians in the body. Meridians channel the flow of energy and can become blocked or stagnant. When this happens, it can result in health consequences.
The same is true of Mother Earth. Blocked meridians can cause geopathic stress. Geo means of the earth. Pathic implies the path it takes, and in this case means our reaction to the earth (how we experience it or its effects). With my background in disaster recovery and business continuity, let me explain geopathic stress another way. The earth’s crust is constantly shifting. You’re aware that an earthquake with a Richter scale reading of four or higher can cause buildings and roads to rumble and crack. An earthquake with a Richter of seven or more can affect the earth’s axis. When an earthquake happens, there can be aftershocks that continue to disrupt the land. Also, when an earthquake happens, there is a reverberation that takes place elsewhere (such as surrounding areas or even in faraway lands). Therefore, the earth’s crust is constantly shifting and changing. As it does, it releases energy.
When people and animals are on or near the release of geopathic stress, there are effects. A few examples of this: It can cause agitation leading to abuse; disrupt sleep; affect learning disabilities and hyperactivity; impact fertility, child birth, and miscarriage; increase fatigue and allergies; and it has been shown that in divorce – one or both people have been exposed to geopathic stress. Intrigued?
Studies have shown that over 85% of patients who die from cancer have experienced regular exposure to geopathic stress. Ernst Hartmann, MD, wrote that "Cancer is a disease of location triggered off by geopathic stress. We all produce cancerous cells on a regular basis, but they are continuously destroyed by our body's immune system. Geopathic stress does not cause cancer, but weakens our immune system."
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case study on earth acupuncture is an ideal way to learn about the earth’s
energy- impact on us and our health. This client was referred by a physician
because they were experiencing ambiguous health and mental issues which included
fatigue, lack of motivation, indecision, upset, illicit activities in the
neighborhood, and neighborhood tragedies. The physician was addressing defined
symptoms at his office such as seizures and headaches. This is a good example of the patient goes to the physician, whereas I go to the patient. It's an integrative, holistic, collaborative approach to healing.
The patient and family were considering a
remodel so Feng Shui sounded like just the ticket. Little did I know what
was about to unfold.
think this was extracted from a mystery/horror novel or an attempt at creative
writing, but this is an authentic case that includes murder, suicide, and even
entities. You’ll see photos and precise drawings while we maintain
confidentiality for the occupants and location of the site.
study is being co-presented by Diana Garber and David Moore:
We’ll evaluate each participant’s Feng Shui energy, make customized recommendations, and discuss the body's biofield. Yes, this is FREE but registration is required by November 16 at noon EST.
This workshop reveals ways to balance your body and home. Feng Shui supports a serene home by restoring harmony, energizing the spirit, and incorporating senses. The body can benefit in many ways using aromatherapy and essential oils to restore health and wellness. This workshop brings the best of both worlds together!
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● The process of maximizing our experience of an environment
● An environment that feels safe and secure.
There are several environments: Mind, body, home, work, relationships, mode of transportation, and so on. When it comes to the mind, body, and relationships - there’s input and output; in other words, positive thoughts and actions attract positive reactions. When it comes to love, being in love, and having others share our experience of it, Feng Shui is definitely a tool for your toolbox.
There are many types of Feng Shui. What most people think of when discussing marriage is the “love” or “marriage” area. That’s Western (Black Sect) Feng Shui. Some of what we’ll cover below applies to Western Feng Shui, and some of it does not.
We’re focusing on classic Feng Shui, which goes beyond a love or marriage area. In this approach, all areas affect love and marriage. As an example, the NW of a church, reception hall, or your home affects the head male. The SW affects the head female. North affects communication, South affects the heart, and so on. Because all areas affect love, and if you are blending a family, certain directions (and the energies there) affect children.
Classic Feng Shui works holistically and is more thorough. If any area is out of balance, love and/or marriage can be undermined. If there’s separation or divorce energy, it needs to be managed. If there’s affair energy, that also needs to be managed.
People have asked me for years how to maximize their engagements, weddings, honeymoons, and homes. This article provides a few useful ideas. The top six tips are listed here. There’s more detail provided later.
As you’ll read below, there are several considerations during your preplanning phase. Timing (date selection) is the number one tip as it has a ripple effect. Events that start on a good energy day are more inclined to stand the test of time.
2 The Wedding Party
Honor people’s personal energies and make the experience a win/win for everyone.
3 The Wedding Experience
Communication equals satisfaction. Create a plan; enroll others to help, then work the plan.
4 The Honeymoon
Select a location that supports both of you (based on tip number two). When you do this, pleasure and relaxation are enhanced.
5 Your Home
A Feng Shui consultation of your home is a gift that keeps on giving. The analysis produces an action plan which then can be addressed with your gift registry (remedies that may be needed). Ask for the right start to support your relationship, health, and success in life. We have hundreds of client testimonies that support this.
Similar to Feng Shui, life is a journey not a destination. You’re starting a life together. Remember to close each day by reflecting on what you’re grateful for. Even when there’s a breakdown, it leads to a breakthrough.
For preplanning, keep these additional tips in mind:
● It is said that anything worth doing is worth doing well. Regarding a date analysis, some people advise just on “wedding” dates. Some advise based on your Western-astrology birth date. Here again, our analysis is more complex and thorough. We consider dozens of factors so you can schedule with confidence (engagement, applying for your marriage license, travel dates for guests, when to have the wedding, time to start the ceremony, when to sign contracts, when to make deposits on services, when to have the reception, travel dates for the honeymoon, moving dates, etc.).
● Your ring’s design can be influenced with Feng Shui. One example is if you are an earth person and your partner is fire; earth is yellow, tan, brown, and square; fire is red, pink, purple, and triangle. You might select a ring with a square diamond in the center and triangle diamonds (or red gems) on the side.
● An eco-friendly approach could be rings with recycled or labor-free metals or gems. It’s always a good idea to have your rings cleansed before wearing them. Cleansing (or clearing) jewelry goes beyond freeing them of dirt. It’s a process of ridding them of energies. A ring that someone else tried on or wore has their energy. If the stone cutter (or person who sized the ring) was upset, that energy is in the ring.
● Ensure the location of the engagement party has good energy. If it doesn’t, there’s usually something that can be done.
● Location-site analyses for the wedding ceremony and reception hall are very important. Even when there’s strong negative energy, there’s typically a simple solution (and temporary since you don’t own the site). Keep in mind that good Feng Shui should be felt not seen. There should not be obvious trinkets or statues around. For more insight on location analyses see my blog All Buildings Fall Into One of These Categories
● Consider having the ceremony and reception at eco-friendly sites (earth and animal friendly). Use eco-friendly materials and decorations. At one wedding, instead of throwing rice we used grass and flower seeds. At another wedding instead of purchasing flowers, guests brought flowers to match the color scheme. Their originality was amazing (added to guests’ forethought and fun) and some were even home grown.
● Establish and follow a budget. Avoid shock and remorse that can diminish the after glow. Local vendors are an eco-friendly approach because they not only cost less, it’s better for the environment.
● Regarding photography, go digital. Upload the pictures to a website where people can purchase the ones that mean the most to them. It makes a difference when people are buying it themselves (versus an open pocket book). You can always choose to ‘gift’ them a picture or two.
● Explore an organic menu with your caterer. Again, that usually means locally-grown food which helps local farmers.
● The cake, like your rings, can be Feng Shui’d according to you and your partner’s energies.
Let’s explore the wedding party in more detail:
● The bride and groom each have their own energy based on birth date, time of birth, and location of birth. We want to honor your energies in everything we do (invitations, wedding colors, wedding attire, site selections, standing positions during the ceremony, food choices, gifts, music, seating selections, location of honeymoon, and we already mentioned rings and the cake).
● The bride and groom’s energy also determines their compatibility. Sometimes we choose partners with similar likes, and sometimes we choose partners that require more work. It doesn't mean it won’t work, it just requires more work. Feng Shui helps to smooth rough edges. In one case, dates were particularly challenging. Their elements were opposite so what was good for her wasn't good for him. The scope of the analysis (because of the complexity) required a search for each day over a two-year span, and then only produced five dates to work with. It was well worth the research!
● Also, when it comes to communication -- strengths and weaknesses are identified with our Friends and Lovers Profile Report. Then we can choose to acknowledge strengths and develop our weaknesses. This is key component for a long-term relationship.
● The bride and groom’s energy determine their individual sleeping directions. If they are opposite, a compromise process begins. Their energy also relates to their choice of home and whether they are undermined or supported.
● The bride and/or groom’s attire is a factor. An eco-friendly approach might be a pre-owned or inherited garment. In this case, a cleansing is in order.
● The wedding-party’s attire is another consideration. If (based on their individual energies) most of the party is fire (as an example), we may want to downplay the color red.
● When it comes to gifts for the wedding party, you can select gifts that compliment their personal energy; or you can simplify it even more … give them environmental donations (trees planted in their name, stars named after them, etc.).
Regarding the wedding experience:
● A wedding or reception location that has an excess of electro-magnetic frequencies (EMF) or geopathic stress can agitate people. Tempers flaring or people seeking excess during your special day are not pleasant experiences. Minimize these effects to be present to the joy and harmony this day reflects.
● If you plan to have an outside reception, flow and set up can be enhanced.
On the topic of the honeymoon, you know by now that timing, location, fun and relaxation are a dynamite combination. In one case, we helped a couple overt a typhoon!
As was mentioned, your home can undermine your relationship, health, and success; or improve them. Instead of items that go on a shelf for use once in a while, your gifts could manifest a better future. Now that’s a great gift and our services keep on giving!
There’s nothing like being grateful for your blessings:
● News You Can Use November 2012
● Blog ~ Gratitude
If, at this point, you’re thinking there’s too much to deal with … Feng Shui actually simplifies the process. It is our job to figure out details and present you with a plan of action. We hear, time and time again, this saved clients time, effort, and money. Do it right the first time and everyone benefits.
“Don’t drink the water,” was a suggestion someone made before our trip to Mexico. I’m happy to report that hotels took several measures to ensure the water we consumed was clean and safe.
Being surrounded by water, it was natural to reflect on its beauty and importance. Our bodies are mostly water. Plants and animals depend on it. What would life be like in its absence, or would life exist at all? If you haven’t thought about it much, it is time to do so. Unfortunately, many don’t think about issues until they affect our pocket-book (finances). Well that time is here! It is said that water is the next oil and will become as costly. Goodness, I remember when they began selling bottled water and wondered who would ever pay for it. Now, we in the U.S. throw away nearly 70 million water-bottle containers a day. Visit Clean Air Council to learn about plastic-bottle impacts to the environment and how you can be part of the solution!
So during the trip, one of things I pondered was whether it was safer for people to swim in the ocean or stay at the pool … safety aside, which is cleaner? Opinions differ, but the need for water awareness is crucial not only from a survival and global-warming perspective (see Help Our Planet on our links page), but because water is one of the five Feng Shui elements (and 2013 is a water snake year).
We are what we think. One of our recommended authors is Dr. Masaru Emoto. In The Hidden Messages in Water, Dr. Emoto demonstrates that our thought processes affect water. Just as life is about movement, change, and flow … so is water. A dense body is dehydrated and is more apt to hold toxins, thus why we’re supposed to drink a lot of water. In Hidden Messages, Dr. Emoto’s freezes water and photographs how it crystallizes. When projecting commanding (forceful) thoughts the water becomes distorted. I can’t help but think about frogs and species that are becoming more deformed or extinct because of what we’re doing to water and the environment. Then, when projecting productive (supportive) thoughts, Emoto’s crystals are quite lovely. In my opinion, his work aligns and confirms classic Feng Shui principles.
We are what we consume. Evidence makes a case for purified water. I personally noticed a difference in my health when we installed a whole-house purification, deionized water system in the 1980s. Anyone who visits notices it too. Everything tastes better and guests love their skin after showers.
I don’t believe in coincidences so upon my return from Mexico and reviewing mail, there in the pile was information regarding water. It inspired me to take pen to paper (or, in this case fingers to keypad).
Something that affects drinking water, swimming water, and our health is chlorine. Here’s information from the Medical College of Wisconsin. According to the U.S. Council of Environmental Quality, “cancer risk among people drinking chlorinated water is 93% higher than among those whose water does not contain chlorine.” Simply stated, chlorine is a pesticide; as defined by the U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) whose sole purpose is to kill living organisms.” I saw children, adults, and birds drinking pool water. According to the Global Healing Center, not only is chlorine a cancer risk, but it is also a heart risk.
Breast cancer, which now affects one in every eight women in North America, has been linked to chlorine. A Hartford, Connecticut, study referenced in Scientific American showed that “women with breast cancer have 50-60% higher levels of organochlorines (chlorination byproducts) in their breast tissue than women without breast cancer.”
I mentioned our guests taking showers. A warm shower opens the skin’s pores so we absorb more chlorine. The steam we inhale while showering can contain up to 50 times the level of chemicals than tap water since chlorine vaporizes much faster … visa vise chlorine gas (chloroform) goes directly into our blood stream. For more information, visit the Internet Health Library for an extensive epidemiology on the topic.
There is good news! Chlorine is one of the easiest substances to remove from our water. As the above sites attest, no one will argue that chlorine serves an important purpose, and that hazards of doing away with chlorine are greater than or equal to related health risks. Manage your environment consciously, or it manages you!© We are what we think and consume.
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There are many indicators culminating that suggest we plan, plan, and plan. Especially with my background in business continuity and disaster recovery, I know this is wise. My philosophy is plan for the worst then go with the flow. A couple examples of this: The weather person says it’s going to be a rainy weekend and you have a house full of people coming. You might plan board games, activities in the garage, or movies to watch. Another example is a winter storm. You might ensure there’s extra wood for the wood burner, blankets to snuggle in, and lots of cocoa and soups to cook on the wood burner.
When we prepare for a situation, we’re more likely to stay calm in the face of it. When we have done our planning, our emotions are less likely to get the best of us; and when we’ve planned for an event, we’re more likely to feel safe and secure. That’s one of my definitions of Feng Shui – feeling safe and secure.
I’ve been reading about the sun’s activities. According to scientists and other sources (see bibliography) its activities are unusual. Overlay this type of information with other factors (Feng Shui, Chinese astrology, and Western astrology), and indicators surface. If you saw our DVD about the energy of 2012, I spoke about earth changes and earth trauma being particularly severe. There’s been a lot of evidence of that this year and it by no means, has concluded.
The upcoming year (2013) is an earth year and its Chinese astrology is the water snake. The earth year represents the center of all things, so will we be centered and focused, or is a breakdown going to happen? The Feng Shui earth year blocks the Chinese astrology water element. This is a controlling relationship so we’re likely to experience negative aspects.
In addition, the Chinese astrology snake’s natural element is yin fire; but it is the year of the water snake. Water and fire have a complex relationship so will this bring domination or transformation? I’ll be writing more about this throughout the year.
So back to over plan and under utilize -- some scoffed at Y2K (year 2000) but I was one of many who worked in command centers and behind the scenes so it wouldn’t be as devastating as it could have been. Thousands (if not millions) of us worked diligently for years so the public wouldn’t experience huge breakdowns. Those who didn’t work behind the scenes chuckled in delight thinking all the hub-bub was a hoax. Their complacency about it all was confirmation our efforts were worth it!
Why do I mention Y2K? We are dependent on electricity which supports life-style choices such as cable, security systems, phones, computers, the internet and more. The planning that took place for Y2K is a good thing to do now. If a power grid or satellite goes down (resulting from sun spots or otherwise), it could be for a day, a week, a month, or more. So, plan for it then go with the flow.
Here are a few suggestions: Obtain food that doesn’t require cooking and extra pet supplies. Keep extra water on hand. Ensure you have first aid supplies and prescriptions available. Purchase an emergency radio (crank and solar powered) and extra gas for your vehicle. You know your environment better than anyone else. What do you use on a daily basis? How will you be impacted by a power outage? What if I.T. or telecom were down for a while? Create plans for your family of where everyone should meet or go. Plan A – come home; Plan B – go to Uncle Louie’s. Plan C – you get the idea.
You can choose to read this article from scarcity (fear), or you can read this article from a place of abundance (empowerment). Let me leave you with this thought. Over plan and under utilize. Hey, this could be a wonderful opportunity to single task for a while. Remember those days? This can bring families back to the dinner table for discussions. It will be what you make of it. You’ll set the tone for how those around you react. Be the calm in the storm. Turn a potential breakdown into a breakthrough. Take lemons and make lemonade.
May you be exceedingly, generously, and joyfully blessed,©
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