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Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Can you recommend a feng shui course in Kuwait? I have become very interested in the subject and would like to know more. Also, what books can you recommend? Many thanks in advance,
Dear Renee, and those interested in feng shui in the Gulf region,
I am sorry I cannot personally recommend any feng shui courses or consultants in the area (I don't know any in Qatar, have heard of one in Dubai and there maybe someone practising in Bahrain.)
Luckily there's a plethora of wonderful resources out there to "order in"... and some truly beautiful "destination courses" which can combine the study of feng shui with a relaxing retreat. Here are my favourites:
- I studied with Lillian Too and can recommend any feng shui information, books, courses or products she provides. The undisputed doyenne of feng shui!
- The "Western Guide to feng shui", by Terah Kathryn Collins. She runs The Western School of Feng Shui, in California.
- The UK feng shui society has a helpful website.
- Sarah Shurety is the author of many illustrated guides to feng shui based on a western-theme home; all with beautiful pictures and powerful cures.
- A truly lovely thing to do would be to go to Bali and do a feng shui course: there is one that comes highly recommended, run by Karen Kingston, Hay House author and space-clearing expert, at her feng shui hotel called the Dancing Dragon.
- If I can help you with an e-consultation (you can send me a scanned copy of your floor-plan and your birthdates), please ask.
- In seeking resources in Australia, you can visit the Feng Shui Directory. I've found it to be a great resource to find good feng shui via online articles and recommended practitioners.
May your interest in feng shui lead you to the life of your dreams!
love and blessings to you,
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
A joy list will become your best friend, rescuing you from getting annoyed or disillusioned when some shmuck comes trying to rock your feng shui boat.
A joy list is easy and so fun to make. It's just this; a list of ten things that bring you joy when you think of them.
I keep a couple of Joy lists- one lives in my purse for when I'm out and something occurs which could make me feel negative. Helps in airport queues!
Before you accuse me of covering life's nasties with sugar-dust, remember the law of attraction!We are always receiving whatever we're a vibrational match to. Raise your vibration to the positive, and positive things are attracted to you. It doesn't matter what's actually going on around you. What matters is the vibration you're offering up.
Which brings me to the subject of Cake. Cake is always on my Joy List, and we're off to a birthday party this afternoon. Aren't childrens birthday parties just the most wonderful fun? I heart... tiny girls in pretty dresses.. gorgeous decorations.. rowdy boys killing the pinatas... and cake. When was the last time you had a slice of a beautifully frosted, cream filled sponge? Mmm, heaven!
This afternoon it'll be a disney theme number...
And in a fortnight (sooo exciting!) it will be key-lime pie, in Key West itself, looking out to the Caribbean... never mind the sunsets, never mind swimming in the beautful ocean, nevermind walking on the beach with happy husby...
I'm loving thinking about the cake!
Saturday, July 19, 2008
I've just finished reading Fashion Babylon, by Imogen Edward-Jones & Anonymous. I am so not a fashionista! I have no clue about what is hot and not in the world of cutting-edge people. Luckily I have a fondness for anything white, despise wearing patterns and if in doubt, put on high heels. It's this 3 part dress-code that seems to keep me from looking completely clueless and probably just retro enough to scrape into a cool club in a hot city when neccessary. Or maybe not... i'll let you know when we visit Miami in a fortnight!
Anyway, Fashion Babylon was a great read; and it's got me thinking not just about clothes, but about our homes, trends, and the way we like to live now. Remember in the 1970's when dining tables featured built in Lazy Susans, reflecting society's passion for the dinner party? Together with the fondue-set, it was the quintessential equipment for a truly modern hostess! Deeper though, this trend spoke also about the values of the day: Comradeship and using technology instead of man-power were given more importance as families and neighbours got to experience new foreign influences.
We know this now, how design trends speak about what underlying energy we're really attracted to; we'll even predict it backwards, and here's what I mean. The trends upcoming for Autumn and Winter2008 (or 2009 if you're down under ;) , according to Texworld can be summed up in 4 words: Revive. Reflect. Preserve. Construct.
Aren't these key words of style also, the values of our society right now? Beautiful! Go visit for a great analysis: http://www.fashiontrendsetter.com/content/color_trends/2007/Texworld-Color-Trends-Autumn-Winter-08-09.html
The overall element of these palettes is Earth- a great choice for cooler weather (other versions of it's grounding energy nourishes us with root vegetables and sees us snuggling on overstuffed-sofas). But, interestingly, there's more than a splash of water, hinting that many of us dream of taking a break from dreary cold and sunning ourselves lightheartedly on a beach.
Perhaps one of the Winter key words of style will be Escape as our Autumn dreams become reality, and we'll be sporting sun-kissed skin under our woolly scarves... in true fashionista style!
Looking to refresh your space with the season's coming colours? A new paint job clears out old energy and brings in new opportunity- go for it!
pic from Absolutely Beautiful Things
Friday, July 18, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
If you have talked to me recently about feng shui, you'll know how in awe I am of the 9 semi-precious stones now part of every single Feng Shui By The Sea consultation, used to activate seriously powerful energy changes.
(I discovered this through practical application in clients homes and in my own life; they are particularly effective for travellers or people "on the move". Then, a few months ago I attained deeper understanding of just why the crystals are so powerful through Melody's Love is in the Earth Master of Crystology training in Somerset.)
But it's always great to have yet another confirmation! So this little article kindly popped into my email box today. It seems the £90 million Manchester City Stadium, in the name of feng shui, has had a crystal burying-ceremony. Precious stones have been placed beneath the playing field at key energy areas- like under the turf of the centre circle- so it's home teams can pull in the trophies. Here's the full scoop:
This is guaranteed success. Wouldn't you rather play on a field you know has been energised to help you win? I'm looking forward to the results of the Man City teams playing at home this season!
Out my window I can see a huge moon rising in an Arabian sky. Darkness has arrived and the heat of the day is ebbing away.
Are you craving a house-cleanse or fresh beginning? Today's full moon is in Capricorn, and it deals with the “bones” of situations- the structure, order, and underlying stability of our life. Now’s a time you may decide to go ahead with those renovations, or up-sticks and get a completely different abode.
Although it professes to be a love ritual, here’s a link to an article which is a brilliant home cleanse too; and for either purpose is ideal to implement in the next 2 days:
...and please share with us what happens!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
- from She, by Kobi Yamada
I love the She sayings by Kobi Yamada. As far as I can tell, it is an inspiring book and also a range of greeting cards. I'm going to share a "She-ism" and matching feel-good picture with you every now and again- each one rings so true it makes me tingle. Does it tingle you, too?
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
Discovered on oh!joy's blog (she's in the "we love" column, to the left), it immediately took my fancy, with it's strong metal energy, as a fantastic bar to drink at for Helpful Friends, Fun and Creativity energy.
And yet it looked strangely familiar... has FSBTS seen this in Abu Dhabi, or Dubai, with it's uber modern, arabic-ish theme?
When I learned that the designers are Australian, namely the hugely Bernabeifreeman , I remember now... it's somewhere in Paddington, Sydney!- but the night we saw it in person must have been so full of good chi, I'm stumped if I can remember the location.
Great feng shui, one could say ;)
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Friday, July 4, 2008
Her website, http://www.amycrehore.com/ is disallowed for viewing here in Qatar, so I've not seen it, but her blog is viewable: http://amycrehore.blogspot.com/
It's here, on my blog "Life & Love in the Gulf", because I got up this morning and wanted to show you something very special and beautiful- to make us all happy, you see. And I found Amy Crehores creations as soon as I went looking.
Intention is the secret to life.
Enjoy your journey today.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Today's telegraph.co.uk reports:
Harmony out of window after elephants removed from room
By Jonathan Russell
Last Updated: 12:57am BST 02/07/2008
Orange's founder, Hans Snook, is long gone from the mobile phone company but the feng shui enthusiast's legacy has lived on for years in the reception area of its Bristol HQ.
Well, at least it did, until the new chief of staff Steven Day ordered the removal of two small, feng-shui ceramic elephants as part of his new broom approach.
The building was struck by lightning that night and had a flood the next day.
According to fengshuicrazy.com:
"In feng shui, elephants are... used as house keepers and guardians. This way, their powers can be used in combination. Whenever a person needs to attract power or maintain it within their office, they can place an elephant near the front door since it would not only help him achieving it but also keeping him and the power he gains safe.
Symbolic elephants can also be used according to the materials and elements they contain in their structure in order to achieve the proper balance within an environment. This way, whenever one of the five main elements (earth, water, wood, fire and metal) is needed in order to harmonize a space as well as strength, power or wisdom are needed, placing an elephant which contains it can be a great solution."
It was perfectly practical for Steven Day to want to replace the Orange founders power animals. But he could have placed his own personal feng shui enhancements first, protecting himself and the whole company from any sudden change.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
One influence in my childhood opened the door to a world where music and finery and art were not just frivolities, but vital for a balanced life filled with higher thought. That influence was ballet. I have never questioned the power of the world of aesthetics to soothe my soul since then.
Philippe de Montebello, the director of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, says art showcases mankind's "awe-inspiring ability to surpass itself. No matter how bleak the times, you cannot wholly despair of the human condition."
How do you access divine beauty in your life?
Do you, as I did, need to find it in a place other than where you have learned to look?
p.s- Here's a site on the artistic process well worth visiting, when you've got a minute (or an hour): http://www.circlethedivine.com/