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Don't Worry... Be Grateful

Upcoming classes

Price of Feng Shui for Us: The Art of Space Arrangement textbook
dramatically reduced thanks to automation of printing process

Don't Worry... Be Grateful

A friend of our family was sharing not too long ago about how he had started a new business and was not expecting to become a millionaire but just, and I quote "get to the point where I don't have to worry about money." I was tempted to tell him he could do that right then and there - stop worrying about money. Only a few years earlier this man had retired a millionaire. After some wise investments in real estate he decided to gamble all his money in the stock market... and lost. I have never seen another person worry so much about money as when he was still a millionaire and had two TVs going all the time and would run from one room to the other trying to grasp the flow of the market, calling his broker ten times a day. It is fascinating to me to see how unrelated actual financial circumstances and worries about money seem to be.

I have often heard people say that only those who are afraid are worried and that if you have a strong faith and therefore do not fear, then you do not worry. However, Dr. Susana Kronfeld tells me that according to Traditional Chinese Medicine it is the other way around, worrying is not the consequence but a cause of fear.

When the Earth element is flowing properly in a person's body and in their life it is manifested as REFLECTION. When this element goes "out of whack" then the person worries. Worry is thought out of control - mental obsession. When the earth element is out of control it creates the conditions of the desert. A desert absorbs all the water and does not produce anything in return. As we had seen in earlier issues, when the water element is lacking then the feeling of fear appears. The water element is also related to money, so in conclusion, worries about money would tend to dry out the money flow. The fact is that worrying never made any problem anything but worse.

It would be pointless of me to tell you "worrying about money can cause you to lose money," lest you start worrying that because you worry about money you might lose money, because the mind is a creative mechanism, just like if I told you to think about anything BUT a big white elephant in a pink dress and red shoes dancing the cha-cha... What did your mind just do? Mock up the image that I just wrote about of course! That's what the mind does.

It is better then to focus on balancing the Earth element in your home and in your Life.

One way to do this is to start a Gratitude Bowl. Check out this page on my website to see how this is done.

Another way to do this is to add warm colors to the master bedroom and to the areas near the center of the house, especially the color yellow.

The Earth element controls the stomach and the spleen and also the fat in the body. You can make these parts of your body healthier by creating habits of healthy thinking. This starts with proper mind nutrition. Choose wisely what you read, listen to and what you watch on television. Choose uplifting programming and read inspirational books. The reality of life is much nicer than what the news show you every day. If you need to stay informed watch the news on PBS or watch the nightime or comedy/commentary shows in the other channels, where you can listen to the news with humor, this will give you a lighter feeling.

Humming and singing also help to balance the Earth element, even just listening to music helps, especially Mozart or any music that gives you a happy feeling or makes you feel like dancing.

In your home, hang only paintings and posters that make you feel happy and grateful when you look at them. This also applies to family pictures.

It is important to harmonize and balance Earth, because when this element is flowing properly in your home and in your life it is easier to feel and experience joy.

In the next issue: The Home, a Place to LIVE and Enjoy

Creating a Harmonious Home with Feng Shui    

Instructor: V. Sommer, LOCATION: Black Hawk Community College in IL
Applying the principles of Feng Shui, the ancient art of space arrangement, can create a supportive and nurturing environment in your home or apartment.  You will learn how to assess living space and apply the Nine Steps to Feng Shui™ principles. 
1.         Completing the floor plan
2.         Balancing extremes
3.         Checking the circulation of life energy
4.         Tuning in to the timings of nature
5.         Coordinating colors, shapes and materials
6.         Using the right symbols for your culture and belief system
7.         Fixing, maintenance and healing,
8.         Assigning and enhancing life aspirations
9.         Power positions and furniture arrangement   

5 Wednesdays
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
      CRN 81973

Oct. 18 – Nov. 15
Outreach - Rm. 406
*Tuition Fee $58

Feng Shui for Us: The Art of Space Arrangement for only $48!

As many of you know I self-published my Feng Shui textbook Feng Shui for Us: the Art of Space Arrangement as a print-on-demand three ring bound book. That was three years ago on Thanksgiving day. As the third anniversary of publication approaches I have found a way to streamline and automate the printing which has made the production of the book a lot more efficient and less time consuming, while maximizing the use of resources. This allows me to drop the price of this 196 page full color book from $65 to an unbelievable $48 including shipping and handling! Click here to check it out. If your wealth consciousness at this time prevents you from drawing this version of the book into your hands, but $25 seem affordable to you try the downloadable, printable version [requires that you have access to a good color printer]. If you do not feel that you can part with $25 at this time but still would like to enjoy the blessings of Feng Shui in your life, there is the screen-only [non-printable] version for just $5.

But wait! There's more. If your wealth consciousness so has shrunk that even though you would LOVE to have this book even $5 seems out of reach, check out the Education section of the Feng Shui for Us Website to access the Free Online Classroom. No reason not to learn, no reason not to love, no reason not to be blessed by Feng Shui.

Love, Gratitude and Blessings,

Monica P. Castaneda


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