Feng Shui To Consciously Change Things That Are Unconsciously Holding You Back!

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We talk to ourselves all day.

And,  according to both science and new wave healer folks, we typically run through most of the day listening to the impulses and recorded truths of our subconscious mind.

The estimates I’ve seen range from 95-97%.  That’s the percentage of time that we spend in a space of unconsciousness, on average, operating from ideas we’ve picked up as kids, ideas we’ve assimilated as adults (especially in hypnotic states like crazy TV watching and more) and other stuck ideas that silently play on repeat in our mind.

There’s an awesome Buddhist principle that is fundamental, stated by Nichiren Diashonin hundreds of years ago:  “Be the master of your mind, don’t let your mind be your master.”

Today’s feng shui is all about ways to tip the scales in favor of being conscious more than 3-5% of the time during the day!!!  By being conscious you can re-write the present, take more positive actions right now… and, most importantly, experience more of you in every day and less of other people’s stuff you didn’t ever want to inherit!  

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One of the things that initially pulled me to crystals as a child- I think around 11 or 12 years old when I first visited my dad when he moved to California and got us a babysitter who was a vegan and a light-worker (yeah, long before anyone knew what those two things were at all!) was the idea that you can take a piece of white quartz and program it with your desires.

I’m not sure this is true, but it was intriguing.

As we would drive around looking at real estate (my dad was doing real estate development and I think I went to about 70 open houses of estates at that time, I wonder where my love of property came from?!) my dad would play these “reprogram your brain” tapes in the car.

The idea of programming really hit home with me.

The re-programming wasn’t working for my father- that became evident quickly to me as his drinking and craziness and God complex were as solid as ever- but I noticed that part of the reason was that he was relying on a tape- just like relying on a stone or a talisman or anything else- to do the work for him.

I thought to myself that if I took this idea of a program and used these tools and really made it a part of my life… well… it had to work for me if it was true.  When I was back from a long summer vacation in Del Mar I set out to change the way things would go for me in life.  I would not be my mother or my father… I would be the person I wanted to be.

I made a list of who I was and what I accomplished in high school and stuck it in my drawer.  I read it a few times a day and night before school.  I did my own visualization.  But… moreover… I lived what I was learning.

It worked for my limited purposes.  I broke down the barriers I felt to go from middle of my class to top.  I went from unpopular to much more popular in the circles in NYC that were so out of reach as a kid.  I got into Princteton early defying all odds, and then deferred because I thought Stanford was more for me… and got in as well. It was a very big deal.

Once I got what I needed and wanted, I abandoned my way of certainty and clarity and I fell into a whole different life where my unconsciousness caught up with me.  It was a very long struggle till I finally came back to being awake and alive.

Once I got back into a practice- and a lifestyle- that I truly loved- many years later- the scales tipped way in my favor much more of the time.

Here are some of the feng shui ways to become more awake, more alive and more in charge (rather than just 3-5% of the time…!)

1. Become aware of what you are actually repeating that you don’t want.  In Buddhism, you see the cycles of your karma as they play out.  I’ve become acutely aware of my own patterns and when I do see another cycle on repeat… I make it my priority to address it and change it.

2. Find ways to wake up more and more energetically.  For me this meant trading coffee breakfasts with real food and the supplements I need at times.  It was extra water, more sleep and eating more plants.  Whatever gives you real ebergy will help keep you way more conscious.

3. Find tools that help you clear away old beliefs that aren’t serving you.  It will never be perfect, but it will always get better. I’ll be at my Buddhist temple (Nichiren Shoshu) doing that in a moment, changing my karma with my practice.  I also love using EFT (tapping) and journals and energy medicine healing sessions to root out stuck stuff in my body and mind that create static in my Buddhist practice and in my life.

There are thousands of tools to help support you as you embark on transforming old beliefs.  THIS video from Marie Forleo is a great starter system to change stuff that you see is in your way.   

4. Put your intention in your whole life… and your space.  Setting up your home with feng shui basics is a powerful way to reinforce your intentions in your life, staying much more present in what you want much more of the time.

5.  Live it!!!  If you get lost in escapism, you tune into that unconscious stuff.  A few glasses of wine, sugar, negativity, drama… all escapes.  The more you tune in and wake up, the more you outsmart the unconscious. And the more that you do what you love… even for short bursts of time every day… the better things are!  You don’t have to be perfect about anything… or wildly out-of-control happy… or anything but present and doing what you want to do… more and more of the time.

That’s how I see things change that have been stuck.

All of this is to say that you are not stuck repeating patterns you don’t want.

And you don’t have to become a hyper-enthusiastic, fake or weird robot person to be successful at it.

In fact, it’s all about being more of you in the best ways… the ways you want to be.

xoxo Dana

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