Help For The Holidays!
Well it’s Thanksgiving in America tomorrow…soon it will be Christmas and Chinese New Year! Friends and relatives will travel thousands of miles to visit and students return home from university for the holidays.
Yet even with all the love of the season, excitement and good food, the holidays always seem to bring pressure and stress – maybe it’s financial for some of you or a relationship issue of just the pressure of not having enough time to get it all done.
If you get started now and follow my advice, you’ll not only feel better about your home and have it ready for the holidays…you’ll feel more relaxed and at peace inside as well. So please try these few suggestions and welcome the improvements you will not only see but feel as well.
|Tip # 1 – Your Main Door! Take a quick look right now at the area around your front door or main entryway. It’s natural for these areas to be “collection” points for backpacks, shoes and other paraphernalia…but this is absolutely the worst place for clutter build up.Good energy enters here that will flow to the rest of the home so it must not be impeded. Shoes or slippers lying here symbolize kicking out any good chi that has entered. It’s okay to have some hall furniture to slow down the chi, if the area is big enough, but better not to have too much and to only have a few decorative items. Keep it clean, bright and airy to enhance good fortune in all aspects of your life.|
And don’t forget just outside your front door or entryway as well! Make sure plants are well cared for and no papers or junk mail block the entry.
Make it a habit to check this area and keep it free and clear of clutter!
Tip# 2 – Clean Up & Give It Away! Think about how many people are in need or out of a job today. Some of those clothes and shoes you have not worn for a while (or outgrown) could be just what they need… and things from your kids’ closets as well. Often we have many memories, good and bad attached to a special dress or blouse… but in many cases they no longer serve us…so why not give them away and make someone else happy? And don’t mull over this and that… just do it.
Think of it this way – you need to make room for new things to flow into your life!
|Tip # 3 – Don’t Stop At the Closets – Walk systematically through your home and do a check for chi flow. What I mean is, if you can walk easily through each room and not run into furniture, boxes, toys or other obstacles then the chi can flow easily too. We want the chi to meander and not to flow too quickly so keep this in mind. If you do run into things that get in the way then rearrange the furniture and put things away in storage.|
Remember when you have guests staying with you and more people in your home things get overcrowded very quickly. Put a lot of your knickknacks and special things away and create an open, roomier environment. People always feel better when they don’t feel cramped or crowded.
Tip # 4 – Check your supplies – for the kitchen, dining and entertaining. Now is the time to stock up on candles, incense, pretty tableware and basic needs before the shopping malls get too crowded. Store these systematically in defined locations so you know right where they are when you need them and you’ll never run out of the basics! Check your wine glasses and serving ware for any chipped or damaged pieces and get rid of them… no matter how sentimental you are… it’s really not good feng shui to serve in any chipped or broken glassware or dishes.
Voila! You’ve got things in motion well before the festivities begin and guests, friends and family descend upon you. Begin this way and you’ll feel happier and more relaxed… imagine having what you need in place and knowing that everything is ready and taken care of!
Get started now and really enjoy the holidays this year!
All the best
6 Ways to Empower Your Mind For Success
Begin today to train your mind to think in empowering ways…always positive, always generous and never shadowed by insecurities and negative emotions. When you tune into your mind and train your consciousness, the attainment of your desires will indeed become a reality. Here are some ways to activate your inner feng shui.
1. Stop Thinking So Small!
Many of us set goals or benchmarks that are just too easy. It’s true – and you know what happens? Not much! You see setting goals that are easily achievable doesn’t excite or motivate us – they’re not enough. Sure a small goal is still a goal…but think for a minute about a big goal…something that seems impossible and totally out of the question…something you wish for. Now this is a very different kind of energy, isn’t it? This kind of dream lives and breathes…and provides you with motivational energy. You talk about it, think about it, write about it and it fills your life with a real purpose.
Feel the magic of a seemingly impossible goal…taste the success, feel the positive energy…stop setting your sights too low!
2. Imagine It & Live With Purpose! When you have a vision, your mind has something exciting to focus on…refine your wishes even more and think about how to live your life in a more rewarding way. Creating your vision is not just about your goal…what you want but how to make your life exciting and meaningful…how to live your life with purpose. What you want may change from week to week or month-to-month…so you need to extend your vision to include how you will conduct yourself and live your life.
This is how to generate yang energy and bring it to life… begin to think empowering thoughts…ways of to make your life more meaningful. Purpose is about your inner spirit…it’s your reason for living and gives meaning to your goals.
3. De-program Negativity!
If you’re one of those people who are preprogrammed to think negatively about yourself (and even deny success when you achieve it) then it’s wise to begin a deprogramming exercise right away. Bring yang chi into your psyche by discarding everything associated with a negative mindset. Remind yourself daily that you are getting better and better at being optimistic and positive and be sure to surround yourself with positive people who support you. Be comfortable receiving compliments and give compliments to others who deserve them. Learn to like yourself!
Use your mind to mentally discard negative thoughts and imagine all negativities are flowing out of you. Sound too easy? Just try it.
4. Confront Your Fears!
We all have fears. Fear arises from feelings of inadequacy…of being rejected and of failing. It’s difficult- but the only thing to do is to face your fears squarely and confront them. Force yourself to take action and do the things your fear most. Do it with enthusiasm!
Often when we take action the reality is a lot less fearful than expected.
5. Take Control of Your Life!
Don’t go through life letting others make decisions for you and control your environment. To enjoy good feng shui you must be the one in charge…create the space you live in the way you like it…dream your dreams and take hold of the freedom that is yours.
Learn to appreciate your freedom and begin to recognize your inner power and feel the energy shift.
6. Challenge Yourself Every Day
Challenge yourself in some way every day. You’ll begin to feel a new kind of energy as you “wake up” your hidden talents and skills that have been asleep within you. Resist your comfort zones and only use them to restore your inner energy. The body and the mind both need rest but continue to strive to improve and increase the difficulty of your benchmarks.
You will be surprised how good chi gets even better when you stretch it!
We all have the ability to attain our highest potential and our potential has no limits. You must begin by creating positive energy inside your mind that will activate the chi that helps make your dreams come true. Begin today to train your mind to think in empowering ways. Begin to live with purpose.
|Grand Master Lillian Too is undoubtedly the world’s most prolific and popular writer and advocate on living with good feng shui! She has written over 100 books that have been translated into 31 different languages, and over 10 million copies of her books have been sold worldwide.After graduating with an MBA from Harvard Business School, Lillian went on to pursue a highly successful business career in banking and finance in the 1980’s in Hong Kong. Her business acumen, drive and abundant energy soon led her from the finance world to the world of luxury department stores and boutiques where, through a leveraged buy out, she became Chairman and shareholder of The Dragon Seed Group.All the while she was guided and taught by her feng shui masters in Hong Kong and China – and she attributes much of her monumental and quick rise to success in Hong Kong directly to them.
Lillian soon decided to retire from active corporate life and return to Malaysia to raise her beautiful daughter, Jennifer, and spend more time with her family. It was at this time she began to devote her energy to writing and furthering her study of feng shui.
She published her first book in Malaysia in 1995 that quickly became a best seller and the rest is history. Today she is Chairman of Wofs.Com, a feng shui franchise and merchandising company run by her daughter, Jennifer Too.
She trains feng shui students and future consultants at her Certified Consulting Institute in Malaysia and is much loved by her readers, associates and students for the way she teaches practical feng shui in a user-friendly way, using ordinary situations and circumstances that interest people and affect their everyday lives.
In November 2009, at the International Feng Shui Convention in Singapore, the well-deserved title of GRAND MASTER OF FENG SHUI was conferred upon Lillian Too. Immediately following this accolade, in early January 2010, she received the prestigious Brand Laureate Personality of The Year Award presented by the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia! There seems to be no stopping her popularity and these days!
Lillian believes everyone should know her secrets and learn how to adapt feng shui to modern life… and she warmly welcomes you into her Mandala.
You can learn more about Lillian by visiting her website at www.lillian-too.com.