Official Textbook for the Nine Steps to Feng Shui® Learning System by Monica P. Castaneda
On writing "Feng Shui for Us"
I began writing this book before I realized what it actually was. I was merely getting notes together for my own use and practice and for the people who attended my workshops. But then I remembered my state of confusion when I first started researching about Feng Shui and thought, “Wouldn’t it be nice to have ONE book that was clear, simple, and had principles that were easy to understand and to apply?” “Wouldn’t it be great to have a way of practicing Feng Shui that wouldn’t require people in the Western hemisphere to stretch or change their belief systems?” And then, “Am I not already writing that book?”
The question still remained on how to present the material relating it to concepts that have been generated on this side of the world and are being used by modern healers. The answers to this last question lay both in the study of metaphysical healing (understood simply as the acceptance that we are not just material organisms, but spiritual beings and that the world is more than what the physical sciences can prove, that we participate in the creation of our own realities) and symbolic or archetypal psychology.
Through meditation and experience, an exceptional group of healers who gather on the Mississippi Gulf Coast every year enhanced my understanding about the “unseen energies” that act in our lives, and also pointed me in the direction of reliable and rigorous Western researchers that are helping the scientific world understand and accept their existence.
Another friend of mine became instrumental in the incorporation of other Western concepts into the book, clinical psychologist Silvia Di Santo, who is also trained in Gestalt, regression therapies and a practitioner of symbolic and archetypal psychology, which reveals that symbols and the appearance of things are a lot more important than we had believed as a society.
Contents of "Feng Shui for Us"
CHAPTER ONE gives you some basic psychological and metaphysical concepts that will help you understand why and how the environment affects our perceptions of the world.
CHAPTER TWO takes a look at reasons why we might create clutter and the importance of dealing with those issues.
CHAPTER THREE gives you some hints on simple, effective housekeeping
CHAPTER FOUR stresses the importance of adequate functioning and gives hints on fixing both physical and energetic problems.
CHAPTER FIVE deals with the relationship of a building to the outdoors.
CHAPTER SIX introduces you to the Principles of Chinese Philosophy, which are the foundation of Feng Shui.
CHAPTER SEVEN explains my simple 9-STEP FENG SHUI PROGRAM to Feng Shui your space, and
CHAPTER EIGHT gives you a description of the Life Aspirations, with their characteristics and advice on how to arrange the rooms in the home, as each relates to a particular Life Area.
Feng Shui for Us Table of Contents
Chapter 8: The Nine Life Aspirations