Feng Shui 101

Feng Shui in my way is about designing your dream life.
These feng shui basics and tips will help you to personalize your environment and make it feel fantastic while bringing your intentions to life!
Here we break down feng shui terms like the bagua, yin and yang, the five elements and other “technical” feng shui lingo so that you can understand and assimilate these big concepts into your life with grace and style.

chinese lanterns

Chinese New Year is February 8th, and it’s a perfect time to revisit your New Year plans from January 1 and re-energize your wishes.  Since I truly believe we make our own luck, it’s a fun time to think about all the ingenious ways you can make more luck for yourself this year!

The Year Of The Fire Monkey starts February 8th, 2016.  While I don’t read the predictions because they are laden with supersition when they are computer generated  &  contain lots of “luck predictions” I prefer to avoid, I do love the themes of each Chinese New Year and the energy of the year this year is super active and playful and full of fire energy!

Here’s much more about the Chinese New Year along with some ways you can make the most of this time.

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sacra luna crystals!

(@sacraluna on Instagram & Etsy…a crystal dream!)

Your space on the outside of you mirrors the inside of you. And vice versa.

It doesn’t mean that if you have a messy house your life will unravel, but it points to the fact that with a little housecleaning (literally) you can improve your days dramatically. Beyond housecleaning… if you super-amp-up your space with energy, you do the same for your life.

I’m a lover of the highest vibrations, glitter, sparkle, electricity and rainbows.  Without lots of positivity, I can get dull and tarnished pretty fast.  It’s become my personal responsibility to learn to replenish the confetti and stardust, because I realized that we all need to recharge our inspiration.

Here are some radical reasons to create an environment full of super-high vibrations and beauty according to Dr. Bruce Lipton.

  • Your environment is constantly helping to shape your cells.
  • The energy in your environment sends messages to your cells to set a bunch of incredible biological processes in action, either for your benefit or your detriment

He takes it to the next level by explaining that knowing this  (ie: reading this) doesn’t matter… You can know a million things.  You actually need to apply this theory to your space and life to be transformed.

This video is awesome:

There are many techniques to explore when you want to actually work on decluttering your subconscious mind and it’s negative programs…

But for our purposes…

The one daily technique to stay more fully present, and therefore, not at the effect of anything subconscious that can fly out and take over : add excitement everywhere.

Hang exciting art.

Showcase exciting collections.

Get the best music flowing.

Make things delicious!

Shelves, stacks, bookcases, crates: all can help you showcase what you love. Seeing it all shine every day makes for really present and powerful inspiration that reshapes your life every day.

You’ll show up so much more readily every day.  And if what Dr. Bruce Lipton is saying is true (and it’s been studied, and it’s pretty astonishing)  that means your entire biology – ever single cell- can benefit from the redesign of your space!

xoxo Dana

 

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feng shui 101And, if you want to dive in to your own personalized feng shui in a modern, practical way, Say hello to Feng Shui 101.  Its the guide I made for you to create your own personalized feng shui at home, in the office, wherever you may be… in 8 weeks.  It’s not filled with strict rules or what you “must” do.  Its filled with information, questions, exercises and even videos and classes to help you confidently create amazing spaces with killer feng shui and live with more flow.   Learn more about the 8-week feng shui adventure & grab your copy to get started right HERE…  And, as always, please let me know what happens!

step into growth

(yoga inspiration instagram)

Insecurity.  It’s something we’re shamed for having if we’ve grown up being told that we could be perfect.  It’s confusing.  If you like to follow your instincts, it’s the kind of threat feeling that tells you to run, but when you do run, you sabotage the good things in your life.

Vulnerability, opening your heart, living your truth… All such big concepts that can land on your life with a feeling of fear that isn’t easy to understand.

I once had a healer “open my heart” and I had panic attacks all night because I wasn’t used to the rush of energy moving through my body.

In all this discomfort and sometimes true panic, Brene Brown and Deepak Chopra and scientists and pop culture all swear that your vulnerable state is where your genius resides.

I wonder if you, like me, have made your life smaller than it needs to be because of your insecurities. I wonder if you’ve struggled to know what this magical vulnerability really feels like? I wonder if you’ve been able to find your way forward even in the face of what feels so wobbly in the service of living your dreams? Continue Reading…

soul family

While there’s an undeniable power in the families we are all born in, full of karma and connection, the walls don’t stop at your family tree.   My whole life I grew up with cousins who weren’t “real” cousins, aunts that weren’t my “aunt” in a geanological sense… and then there are so many friends that are family.

Some have called it a Soul Family.

I love this idea:

“When you look back at your life, you will see there are many people who have had an impact on it. All of these people are your soul mates, and whether they know it or not on the personality level, they love you dearly for you are all working together towards one singular goal, and that is the goal of love.

“When we meet someone and an instant friendship or attraction occurs, does that mean that this is a soul mate and that we have been together in past lives?”

What it means is that there is compatibility in vibration, and this generally means that there is a connection of sorts. Whether that soul be from your Soul Family, Group, Clan, or Nation, there is a connection, a similarity of goal, purpose, experience, and therefore vibration.”

Celebrating a much larger sphere of influence- your Soul Family- is where it’s at.

puppy bob

We collect together our Soul Family.  Even though we’re all connected, those who share our common missions have a high prority to find us, to create and synergize and grow together.  It’s part of why it’s so important to keep your vibes high and your life happy, so you’ll find them, they’ll find you… and you’ll achieve your mission together.

Soul Families have missions.  They aren’t just meant to ride off into the sunset.  They are meant to make life happen together, collectively.

Two more concepts that are beautiful and true:

Relationship

Soul family connections are the most loving, supportive, nurturing and compassionate on earth. The connection is hugely powerful and undeniable. You two will be drawn together by forces stronger than any earthly conditions (i.e. gender, age, marital status). You may express the connection in a romantic coupling, or by becoming the very best of friends. This person will always feel like family.

Duration

Soul family relationships have the greatest longevity. Of any relationship, this is the one that will last a lifetime (and beyond). The connection provides such amazing love and support, that no other relationship can surpass.

(*whole article HERE)

The more I miss the now-transcended core of my birth family, the more I’m reminded of the Soul Family around me that continues to expand.  Sometimes I feel my mom and dad and aunts and grandma pull strings in the universe to bring me more gifts of people I can’t imagine living without.  People who make me feel the ground under my feet, a head full of stars… and even people who believe in unicorns.

Stay in more light spaces and stick close to your passions. 

Move away from people who shrink your space and make you question yourself (*they squash your vibe and pull you off track) 

Make time for and bring your best to the people you love. 

Collect and grow that Soul Family of your own.   It’s the true definition of success, power and every other concept attributed to a life of greatness.  It’s real love.  It’s unbreakable. It’s something- andso many someones-  to celebrate every single day!

xoxo Dana

 

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feng shui 101And, if you want to dive in to your own personalized feng shui in a modern, practical way, Say hello to Feng Shui 101.  Its the guide I made for you to create your own personalized feng shui at home, in the office, wherever you may be… in 8 weeks.  It’s not filled with strict rules or what you “must” do.  Its filled with information, questions, exercises and even videos and classes to help you confidently create amazing spaces with killer feng shui and live with more flow.   Learn more about the 8-week feng shui adventure & grab your copy to get started right HERE…  And, as always, please let me know what happens!

how feng shui works

Your home can help you to become all you want to be.

I’m pretty sure by now you’ve heard of vision boards and vision maps and all kinds of ways to imagine the future in pictures and then bring it to life once you stick the words and images on a board.

It’s fun, it’s useful and arguably it’s powerful. There are more than a few stories of the peson who created a vision board, put it away in the garage and found it years later, only to realize it all came true!

Not everyone can manifest seamlessly and easily from where they’re at in life. If you’re in chaos and confusion it can be really difficult to trust your instincts and make things happen. If you’re not very present because you’re lost in problems, you might have a very hard time being and feeling effective in every day.

The next level of this vision board idea, though, is to jump steps beyond the board and create your entire environment as a vision board of your life!

succulents

(succulent_obsession)

That’s what feng shui does, in my way… you create a life that’s a vision board of all that you aspire to be.

Imagine: You wake up and everything you see is messaging a bigger and better everything you want.  From the art on your walls in the bedroom to the specific color of your sheets, the aromatherapy in the air picked with intention to lift your spirits, the food in your refrigerator… the lights in the living room… the office that makes you inspired to work… even the best coffee cup…

Imagine it’s all designed to keep you focused, lifted, spacious, abundant and excited?!

Pretty powerful, right?

That’s just the very start of feng shui in a great big way.

Before all these dream-making switches that layer your home in your wishes can actually take hold in your life, though, you have to have clear space.

Your vision board won’t “work” if you store it in a dirty trash can simply because as you stuff it in the trash you’ll know that you’re instantly devaluing your dreams. You’re saying you don’t believe… or, at the very least, you don’t really care.

In the exact same way, your feng shui won’t work if you are adding things to a mess of clutter, junk & dirt at home.

You’ll see far more counter-intention than you’ll see intention.

You’ll be adding your dreams to a pile of confusion.

If you’ve been spinning your wheels to make a change, let go of even more stuff than you think is possible.

It’s a simple super-charger.

Let go of expectations.  Let go of must-haves.  Let go of things you might need one day.  Let go of bad memories, bad habits and things you’ve outgrown…

I used to say I wanted to change over and over again, but until I got up the courage to let go of a part of a lifetime of bad ideas and junk and confusion and disorganization, I never changed one bit, despite all my passionate and self-sacrificing efforts.

Sound familiar?

Don’t spin your wheels.

Dare to let things go.

All the space you create isn’t just novel and it doesn’t just feel and look good.  All that space you create makes you an effective, present, awesomely productive creative being.  All that space you make makes your manifestation actually work better.  All that space you clear makes much more opportunity come to life!

Make the space!  Turn your mind to glitter and your energy to irresistable rainbows!

Your home is the most powerful next-level vision board to make your dreams come true.

Clear it out.

Energize it with your wishes.

Live your dreams.

 

xoxo Dana

 

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feng shui 101And, if you want to dive in to your own personalized feng shui in a modern, practical way, Say hello to Feng Shui 101.  Its the guide I made for you to create your own personalized feng shui at home, in the office, wherever you may be… in 8 weeks.  It’s not filled with strict rules or what you “must” do.  Its filled with information, questions, exercises and even videos and classes to help you confidently create amazing spaces with killer feng shui and live with more flow.   Learn more about the 8-week feng shui adventure & grab your copy to get started right HERE…  And, as always, please let me know what happens!

30 Days Of Feng Shui : Write In Cursive

If you’re looking to open up parts of your mind that are dormant, if you feel sort of robotic and empty of real connected genius thoughts and new ways to think about the same things that keep repeating… if you want to open life wider… to do more… to feel more… to expand more…

Today’s #30DaysOfFengShui (you can experience the whole hashtagged series here on Instagram) is about Major Inspiration.  And it requires nothing more than a pen and paper! Continue Reading…

The 9 Universal Year

“The Chinese, Japanese, Greek, Hebrews, Egyptians, Phoenicians, early Christians, Mayans and Incas all employed number systems to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and the universe.” – Hans Decoz

According to numerology, we’re entering the Universal Year of 9.  In this study of the energy of numbers and how they’re reflected in the universe, the 9 is a year of lightening up life in every way possible. Emotionally lighter, energetically lighter…

The energy of the year ahead is all about a de-cluttered life!

It’s Day 12 of #30DaysofFengShui, and after reading this one you’ll want to for sure follow the whole series of life-lightening feng shui (you’ll find it on Instagram… right HERE!)

My sister Nicole is a numerologist, and for the new year she has a big article all about your personal year of numerology in 2016 coming to the blog soon… and it starts today with the Universal Year of Nine and how that affects life in the year ahead!

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dana claudat feng shui

Today’s #30DaysOfFengShui is something I’ve shared before but it’s of profound importance to creating a life where you feel at ease and at home where you are, wherever it may be.  It had to be in the #30DaysOfFengShui Instagram countdown.

It’s rare and it’s vital.

It’s that feeling of HOME that makes us thrive.  It makes us come to life.  It makes for bigger risk-taking.  It meets our biological needs of safety and security that allow us to thrive and manifest our potential.

It’s the Vivaxis.

When we’re born, some believe we have an invisible energetic cord of attachment to that place.

So, that’s home.

You’ll possibly be affected by things going on in that place even if you moved away a long time ago.  You may not feel truly at home anywhere you go.

But… you can change that.

HERE’s the exercise that can have you moving your Vivaxis and creating a feeling of home anywhere you go!

xoxo Dana

PS: Join in the #30DaysofFengShui on Instagram HERE if you haven’t already.

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feng shui 101And, if you want to dive in to your own personalized feng shui in a modern, practical way, Say hello to Feng Shui 101.  Its the guide I made for you to create your own personalized feng shui at home, in the office, wherever you may be… in 8 weeks.  It’s not filled with strict rules or what you “must” do.  Its filled with information, questions, exercises and even videos and classes to help you confidently create amazing spaces with killer feng shui and live with more flow.   Learn more about the 8-week feng shui adventure & grab your copy to get started right HERE…  And, as always, please let me know what happens!