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Sunday, June 21, 2009

The greatest gift

Winner of June competition is Lily Hasbani! You get the lovely House Healing crystals , Lily, worth US$50, for confirming that the upbeat Daisy is indeed a flight attendant! Thank you everyone for your entries!

more news... I've loved providing feng shui tips and holistic musings via this blog for the past sixteen months. I hope something of what you read here will inspire you to make a feng shui change and you will receive excellent results. And now, excitingly, it's time to focus myself full-strength on feng shui books for publication. You'll next be updated right here when you can purchase copies.

Blessing you on your journey to creating the life of your dreams!
May the road be joyful and may you have the company of muchos other lovers-of-life to pour your beauty all over.



The greatest gift you can give anyone is to be happy. And we will take that further. The greatest gift you can give to any partner, past, present or future is to be so connected with who you truly are that they are irrelevant to your connection. And when they are irrelevant to your connection, then you are going to have a really good time together.

pic 1 from elle decor via love my earth, and pic 3 from the romantic nsp studios.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Making it better

A taste of discontent has me itching for success. Time to refocus on joy, passion, confidence and- why not? A little- or a lot- of luxury!

Here's some beautiful pics to put you in the mood, too...
fancy a dip in Sardinia?

snuggling with your favourite person on a wave hammock?

a private flight to Ascot? And passes for the Royal enclosure?

such a pretty hat!

moss carpet for the bathroom?

I'm out to make it all better than ever before. See you soon! remember to enter June competition to win more harmony for your home!

pictures from Luxuo
and the Times online

Sweet from Sour

One of those "how unfair!" moments has just happened and I've wondered how to deal with it. One of the fun aspects of having trained in NLP is the ability it gives you to switch focus by asking such empowering questions as, "How else could I look at this?" when you expected a slice of Limoncello cake... but life gives you a squirt in the eye.

Details aren't neccessary, but I'll tell you that I was a complete numpty. It's too easy for me to call myself a failure, a time-waster, and a wee westrel for my silly mistake.

But why should I do that? Even if these accusations have a smidge of truth, it will only make me feel terrible.

There's wonderful power harnessed when you consciously decide what a challenge means to your life experience. Instead of remaining beetroot with dismay, I'm going to ask myself, "What lovely things willl I be able to experience now I have to wait a while longer?" I feel, honestly, as if there is a reason linked in with the universe for this. Explaining it this way helps me feel good. I thank the angels because they were there- I asked them to be- and somehow, even if I can't see it yet, they've really helped me.

Another fun little game was deciding what to do to Celebrate the squirt of lemon. I think I will turn this sour episode into a delicious sweet by baking a Limoncello cake. Recipe below! May even make a list of 100 things I will enjoy doing in lieu of what I was hoping to achieve- whilst it's in the oven.

Limoncello Cake
Serves 8, from
Italian Cooking & Living

For the sponge cake:
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
5 eggs, separated
1 1/4 cups sugar
grated zest of 1 lemon (optional)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For the limoncello cream:
9 eggs yolks

1/2 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon limoncello
1 cup whipping cream

For garnish:
2 1/2 cups whipping cream

1 1/4 cups sugar

To layer:
6 tablespoons limoncello

For the sponge cake:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Generously butter a 10” springform pan. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl; set aside.
Beat the egg yolks and sugar in an electric mixer using the whisk attachment until thick and pale yellow on high speed for 2 minutes.
Reduce to medium speed: slowly add 5 tablespoons of boiling water; the lemon zest and vanilla. Return to high speed; beat for 5 minutes or until thick. Add the flour mixture, little by little, still beating with the whisk attachment.
Turn out into a bowl.
Beat the egg whites in a clean bowl until stiff peaks form. Fold into the egg yolk mixture with a rubber spatula, being careful not to deflate it.
Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
Cool on a rack and slice into three layers with a serrated knife.

For the limoncello cream:
Beat the egg yolks, sugar, and salt in a large stainless steel bowl over a pot of simmering water. Whisk in the limoncello. Whisk vigorously for 5 minutes, or until the mixture is thick and triples in volume.
Remove and let cool over a seperate bowl filled with ice cubes, continue to whisk until completely cooled. Beat the cream until soft peaks form. Fold into the limoncello mixture; refrigerate until needed.

For the garnish:

Beat the cream until soft peaks form in an electric mixture; add 1/4 cup of the sugar by the spoon until all is incorporated; beat until firm. Refrigerate.

Layer the cake:
Place the bottom layer of one cake on a serving platter. Brush with 2 tablespoons of the limoncello using a pastry brush.
Top with one-quarter of the limoncello cream, spreading it almost to the edges.
Continue with this procedure with the second layer, Finish with the top cake layer; turning it upside down first, to brush on the limoncello. Using a metal spatula, cover the top and sides of the cake with the whipped cream.

The sweet and the sour: this is what makes great art. -Ward Jenkins

creative forgiveness

I love this idea by Clarissa Pinkola Estes- it's so refreshingly creative and do-able...

"Forgiveness is an act of creation. You can choose from many ways to do it. You can forgive for now, forgive till then, forgive till the next time, forgive but give no more chances it’s a whole new game if there is another incident. You can give one more chance, give several more chances, give many chances, give chances only if. You can forgive part, all, or half of the offense. You can devise a blanket of forgiveness. You decide"

How does one know if one's forgiven "properly"? Well, you'll feel no anger left at the person or situation, only pity or compassion...
picture "Balcony in Buenos Aires" by Fabian Perez

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Fresh panache for a home office

have just spent a delicious half hour playing with the fresh summer colours recommended at Pottery Barn- don't you adore this room set in Simply White ?

It represents such excellent accessorising to boost helpful friends & travel energy! (i.e. the picture board, metallic lamp, plants and neatly stacked books)

A home office with a view makes me want to write yards of wonderful stories...

A fresh colour is such an effective change of energy for a room. Change of energy= change of experience! The dark walls are stunning too! You can play the colour wheel here.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Your Life By The Sea- Gail Pisani

I hope you enjoy this! It's a very special glimpse into the Life By The Sea of one of my favourite people on earth- Gail Pisani.

Something of a guru within the natural health circle of Australia, I met Gail many years ago in my feng shui work and have been blessed to inspect and recommend most places she has subsequently lent her magical, healing touch. She is one of these beings who radiates a deep sense of peace and self-acceptance. And you will discover, as she shares with us below, she is also as playful as a dolphin and light hearted as a fairy!

Gail, where by the sea do you feel most relaxed yet energised?
"I am so blessed to live by the sea at Cronulla (a beachside suburb of Sydney). I have a few favourite places nearby, and they are places where I sit with my back against the warm and solid rocks and I watch the waves rolling endlessly. My eyes feast on the surrounding greenery of grasses and trees. Sometimes I close my eyes and hear the soft breeze, feeling it against my skin, and the warm sunlight kissing me. When the weather is hot, I play in the water in the rock pool, swimming back and forth like a mermaid, and then I lay on the velvety warm sand and float in a daze of quiet contentment.
The feel of the cool water nourishes me, revitalising my blood flow; the warmth of the sun penetrates my central core, and the sights and sounds of my private paradise uplift me. I am at peace and quietly restored.

What is the favourite room in your home, and why?
"The central room in my home is the lounge room, and it is empty, except for a huge picture of a golden Buddha, painted by one of my yoga students as a gift for me. I love this room because it reminds me to continually empty my mind.
It has a little balcony with plants and a buddha statue, and sunlight bathes the room in bliss all day.
All the other rooms are energised by this central room which contains nothing but bliss and emptiness. Sometimes, students come to practice yoga and sit in meditation with me in this womb like room. I enter this room when I come home from an excitable day of social and worldly interactions and it returns me to connection with my inner being, shedding all the busyness of the external world. I enter this room when I wake in the morning, after a night of rich and sensual slumbers and it sets the tone for the day, reminding me to move through the day with gratitude for my life, sourcing my life from this centre of emptiness and bliss.
I enter this room after being in my bathroom of cleansing rituals, and I feel fresh and pure and innocent. I enter this room after honouring my clients with massage or counselling, and I feel humbled by the gifts that I have developed - to be of benefit and service to others."

What an amazing feng shui meditation that room is for you! So, do you have a favourite or lucky object?
"Looking around my current home, I wonder what I have brought with me from my previous home that I would call my favourite or lucky object. I would have to say no - there is no special favourite or lucky object. I could leave here and walk out the door right now and not need to take any special thing with me. Of course, there are many objects in my home that give me pleasure, as they have been given as gifts from those who share love with me.
But I cannot feel an affinity with any one as a favourite. My lucky object is my laughter - it turns any situation into a winner!!"

Beautiful! And what places can you recommend in your local area which offer positive and joyful energy?
"We are blessed with an endless list - but here are just a few....

Shelley park - where the mums and dads, kids and prams, dogs and balls, walkers and swimmers, surfers and divers, come daily to enjoy the facilities and bustling activities by the sea.
Darook Park - where the rowers, lovers, picnic makers, and kookaburras find calm and peaceful time by the Bay, especially great to watch the magnificent sky at sunset.

North Cronulla Kiosk - where the coffee drinkers and early morning surfers and swimmers enjoy the warm sun and pavement chatter as a positive start to the day

South Cronulla Steps - the best place in the Shire to catch the magical morning sunshine and sparkling blue ocean, you can find a quiet spot to be on your own, or join in with the groups of fitness enthusiasts

Gunnamatta Park - where the gumtrees and bayviews and laughter of children in the playground uplift the heart and soothe the soul

Camelia Gardens - a peaceful paradise of plants and waterfalls and ducks and devonshire teas

Local National Parks - where there are numerous bushwalks and special waterholes for an amazing day of positive and joyful energy."

Thank you, Goddess Gail, for your divine inspiration for a life of joy and magic by the sea!

Gail Pisani has been part of the natural therapies industry for over 30 years. Her career credits include establishing and developing Caringbah Healing Centre; the largest and most respected Natural Therapies Clinic in Southern Sydney, and The Premier College, an institution offering nationally recognized courses in natural therapies.

Gail's passion is sharing the gifts of Tantra with the world through her work, Tantric Teachings. She offers yoga, massage, tantra CDs and counselling in Sydneys South. Tel: 0422 643573 Watch this space for details of her workshops, upcoming publications and website!

images of Cronulla: 1 via flickr, 2 via

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Healers needed!

Have you heard of the Distance Healing Network? It is somewhere you can submit a prayer request for yourself or loved one, and a healer will send their light and love to your issue.

If you are a healer in any way (reiki is especially appreciated), the DH-N needs you for their overwhelming prayer requests! I have been a member now for about a year, and it simply involves sending an email to your "client", who is allocated to you by a group leader. And then, of course, sending healing to that person. So incredibly simple- and so powerful! Please do consider joining, if you have a few minutes a day spare! You can volunteer here.

"To bless is to acknowledge the omnipresent, universal beauty hidden from material eyes; it is to achieve the law of attraction which, from the furthest reaches of the universe, will bring into your life exactly what you need to experience and enjoy."

- from The Gentle Art of Blessing.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

June Competition!

Isn't it refreshing to meet someone who loves the work they do? I wanted to share with you the thoughts of someone called Daisy. Her delightful outlook is inspiring no matter how we earn our living!

So I decided to make it into a competition for subscribers to the June Cheat Sheet- and also, why not?, for you lovely blog readers!
Based on her thoughts below... Can you guess what she does for a living?

Please email your answer by June 20. One lucky correct winner will be sent Feng Shui By The Sea House Healing Crystals (view here) to the value of US$50!

Here's Daisy!

"[what I do] is not a job. It is a lifestyle. It's about being happy, being brave, being diligent, and being yourself. It's about understanding that the people who you work with, eventually become like your extended family. It's true.

I think the best thing about [what I do] is that you get to see the world. For free. You get to spend up to 24 hours with fabulous and gorgeous people. For free. You get to see the world from 35,000 feet up every single day. For free. You get to be social and talk to random and generally lovely people. For free.

You get to smile every single day, for free. In fact, they pay you! For all these things and more, you get paid. What more can you ask for?! What more do you want?!
If like me, you appreciate the stars and the moon in the night sky, then imagine how lucky you'll feel when you see them above the still, calm blanket of cloud.....`Always aim for the moon and if you cannot reach the moon then at least you can say you danced with the stars'. That's what [what I do] is. You get to dance with the stars."

Email me your answer to win! you can also leave a comment below.

And another thing... do you think with an attitude like this her job keeps getting better and better, and more positive attraction is swinging her way? You better believe it! Law of Attraction, voila!
photo 1. via flickr, 2. via scatterjoy. Daisy's credit posted after the comp!