Prosperity

Prosperity is thought to be composed of money, success and achievement. A prosperous life is full of health, love, relationships and wisdom as well! A prosperous life is balanced, integrated and fulfilling. Feng Shui tips, modern wisdom and lots of great science can give you some helpful tools to welcome more good fortune into your life!

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Welcome to the inside of my mind, where I am re-imagining the feng shui bagua map my own way. (*if you have no idea what that is… see HERE the tool that can create lots of new awareness in your life!)

I find the old bagua limiting in the way it presents information, and at the urging of a dear friend and wise adviser, I was tasked with creating my own way.  After 8 years of working with the old way, having that be the normal, I realized I can do something better for me and, I believe,  for all of you to understand space in new ways that are empowering and helpful.

It took a suspension of “reality” and turning a blind eye to what is “normal” to start to reinvent ,my way of working. Because I have never been particularly find of social norms or fitting into molds, it wasn’t that hard to shut off the noise of “what is right.” It was more challenging to break out of a habitual way of thinking that has been the NORMAL.

What is is normal to you?   I have had clients tell me that they are comfortable in mess, they are used to be lonely, they have grown accustomed to a certain type of pain…

There is a social component to what is normal. My friends who work in bars and nightclubs see nightly drinking that would rock the average person’s world- three or four or five cocktails a night or a day for some, not even drunk from this amount of drinking- as being totally normal. 

Normal is a habit that is unconscious and comfortable just because you know it. Wherever things don’t change and the recording seems to repeat endlessly in life, a return of the same issues or feelings or events over and over again, that is somehow your normal.  Even if you hate the status quo and feel put-upon, heartbroken or really stunted by these feelings, somehow they get swallowed, accepted as “just how it is,” and folded into the concept of normal.

While there’s nothing wrong with accepting what you can not control, there is nothing good about feeling saddled by tradition, family stories, a feedback loop of emotions or anything else that is telling you who you are and what you can have in any way that is limiting or damning.

Today’s feng shui’d ideas are all about what is normal. 

In fact, if you can get a good look at what normal is for you at the moment in all its dark and light, you can then start to shape a new normal.  Your normal is 100% up to you!  Continue Reading…

the future

Are you judging situations in your life and people in your life based on things that happened to you in the past?

Someone told me today that she had been in a panic creating worst case scenarios for a situation.  A panic. Just because her new boyfriend didn’t return a call when he said he would.  Turns out he fell asleep.  Her ex-boyfriend had done this to her before, but when he didn’t call he’d be out, cheating on her.

Now, this new guy doesn’t stand a chance if she can’t get beyond judging people because of one bad experience in the past.  Or, she doesn’t stand a chance to be happy if these little things from a new person are met with huge reactions because of… the past.

You may be doing the same thing with opportunities, with your career, with friendships, with love…

It’s easy to do.

You may be doing it unconsciously. I definitely have done it…and I still catch myself doing it and have to shake myself out of it!

If you have had a few- or even one great-big- bad experience, its very easy to justify the idea that they will keep happening again and again if you try to do the same things again.

So, you stop daring in certain ways.

But then, you are imprisoned by the past.

And you may think this is being self-protective or wise.

Anything that keeps you from doing what you need and want to do with your life is neither self-protective nor wise.

So, here’s a little feng shui to help you stop the past from messing with your future! Continue Reading…

feels good to get some stuff done

(Etsy)

This is a tricky one because when you feel bad, the last thing you want to do is actually DO anything… but if you are having a week of the blahs or a really bad day, the most no-nonsense way to shake it off is to get your head in the productivity game. You can’t possibly be creating things and dwelling on problems at the same time.  So, yes, it feels good to get some stuff done!  And if you are really stuck, let clearing some clutter be the thing that you get done first!  xoxo Dana

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Emotions are contagious. 

This has been much-studied and much-proven, even in clinical science settings.

To be much happier, lighter and much more successful all-round,  the very agreed-upon ideas is to surround yourself with light. Light environments, bright people, expansive ideas and illuminated visions and creative feats.

Negative people bring you down, make you feel sick, stress you out and distract you from life. I am pretty sure you realize some of that already.

But… even if you are aware of something doesn’t mean you know how to deal with it!

How do you avoid getting drained by negative stuff  if you are living and working in the modern world? How do you keep your head above water in space  that isn’t stocked exclusively with  rainbows and unicorns?

Continue Reading…

bad things can be the best things

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While I am not one to hunt out dark times and sink into them, I have come to see that darkness really can illuminate life in the end.

After some bad things happen, its almost the safest thing to do to proclaim that this misery will never happen again. You know what I mean. You can make really interesting decisions based on darkness.  “I’m never going to fall in love again, ” is the soundest decision to make after “love” shatters your sense of self, right?  Or, “I’m never going to take a crazy risk with my career after this disaster.  I’m going to do everything right from here on out.”

Or some version of that self-protective, seemingly wise stuff we tell ourselves because its just stupid to repeat the past.  Right?

But… you can’t live without risks, without love or without the dark as well as the light.

Fairy tales- and people’s very romanticized tellings of their life stories- suggest that at one point, if you are lucky, everything will be happy ever after.

This is not true. And I am so glad its not true.

Have you ever tried to get stronger by just barely doing the minimum amount of exercise to avoid all strain? I call it the Hollywood workout. A pile of magazines, wearing makeup on a treadmill, not breaking a sweat… but you are working out, right?

Yet you never seem to get stronger….

I love that this is puzzling to so many people. Its a huge conundrum of life, especially a stuck life.

I am not advocating suffering.  I am a big advocate of looking back and seeing the past for what it was, not how it got reinvented in your mind to create a sense of safety after things went bad.

The very darkest times I can reacall were where life pivoted for me. I bet for you, too.

Sometimes that shift took you to places you never thought possible, really opening up possibility.

Sometimes the flash-flood of pain took you far away from life and shut doors that might be still shut in your life.

What can you un-decide that you decided sometime in the past to avoid bad things from happening? How does that decision to avoid possible bad stuff affect your life today… still…? 

Big questions.  But the kind of questions that can set you free.

If you are curious about this, HERE’s a little feng shui for all of you very wise people who want to avoid all bad things happening.

Maybe risks are safer than the safety you have decided on? The great thing about today is that you can decide anything you want, fresh, all over again.

xoxo Dana

grounded tree

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The best thing you can be in any situation is PRESENT.

It’s also the hardest thing for lots of us to achieve.

The world pulls us in a million directions, there are so many distractions and there’s barely room to breathe.

Sometimes energy collects around us in our heads or gets stuck in different parts of your body. Stuck energy is the opposite of wellness. When things get blocked and imbalanced, the anxiety kicks in. Sleep gets tricky. Your body speeds up. Everything is far more fuzzy and because it’s fuzzy it is scary.

You don’t need to freak out.

You do need to get grounded.

When you can learn to manage these fuzzy, anxious, jumpy, unpleasant times by moving energy through your life in a new way, you might just experience a personal revolution. When you are grounded, you are healthier, wealthier, happier and more alive.

That’s a good reason to get here, to show up and to really feel your feet rooted to the power of the Earth.

Here are 3 ways to get there- out of anxiety and into your grounded power.

xoxo Dana

 

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gilt home rug

How good are you at accepting random gifts from the universe?  Continue Reading…

helen frankenthaller

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In some methodology of feng shui, you can walk through a space with a practitioner – I have a great friend who is very talented who does this- and your space will be “muscle tested” on you.  It’s called Applied Kinesology.  Basically, in some way you hold out an arm or hold your fingers in an arrangement and a practitioner will push on that arm or your fingers or some other part of your body and ask you to hold yourself in place against the force.  Where you are strong (in this case, indicating the space is strong) you can resist the pressure to your body.  Where you are weak (indicating the space is weak in energy in some way) your arm will fall almost instantly at times.

I don’t practice this and perhaps I provided an oversimplification of the methodology.  What I really like about this techique is the idea behind it.  It is the idea that drives what I do in spaces and it is the real question that always emergest when working on the feng shui of a home and talking to people about their life:

What makes you feel strong? Continue Reading…