New Year, New (Moon) Beginning

pentacle AWJ

The energy of the new year presents us with a unique opportunity to start fresh, to begin renewed. This of course is the same opportunity we are given every single day, but because of all the cultural celebration and tradition of New Years Eve, the energy available to us is extra beneficial for this purpose.

To make this even more powerful, we are blessed with the Moon of new beginnings, the New Moon. This is very exciting!

What better conditions to cut cords of (negative) attachment than these? We can cut away all that is not in harmony with us, all that holds us back and make our new beginning stronger.

Cutting Cords

We will be cutting negative cords of attachment. These are built on dependency, possessiveness, unbalanced relationships, ill and destructive desires and the like. Cords of attachment can be with people, situations, feelings, ideas, religions, memories, contracts and also past lives. Sometimes they fade away on their own with time, and other times (more than we’d like) they stick around and become stronger, holding us back and making a mess.

For this you will first take a spiritual cleansing bath or shower of your preference. Make it as elaborate as you feel, or keep it simple. The most important part is your intention. As you bathe or shower you may ask the Divine to cleanse and purify you, ask the water to cleanse and purify you. See all the stress, worries, and other negative junk go down the drain. Breathe slowly, comfortably, and relax.

Now, make your ritual preparations. Dress as you prefer, cast a circle, create sacred space, do what you usually do when you are about to do your magical work. It is important that you feel safe in your space, protected by Deity, spiritual guardians, energetic barrier, whatever works best for you.

Once again, meditate shortly on your intention to cut the negative cords of attachment. To get rid of what holds you back, to let go of that which does not serve you any longer. You may say a prayer for protection and strength, or improvise and speak from the heart about your intentions. Your energy and intention will make this as strong as you want it to be. You want those things gone, right?

To cut the cords you can simply visualize a pair of golden scissors, fire scissors, a flaming sword or knife. Or, you can use your ritual athame, or any other tool that helps your intention to cut. You can even use your own hands, and make a cutting motion with your fingers. Begin cutting from the top of your head, above the crown, and continue down and around your body until you get your feet. Cut and throw away, cut and throw away. As you cut, you can say something like “I don’t need this, I release it”, or any other words that you feel inspired to say. Cut as much as you feel you need to. When you are done cutting, visualize yourself as a warrior with an armor that protects you from any cords that may try to re-attach themselves to you.

Sit or stand quietly for a few minutes with gratitude for all you’ve learned, for this new beginning. Allow yourself to feel, to release, and then to welcome the new. Thank the Divine, guardians, protectors, and close your circle as you normally do.

Now, celebrate the new beginning of the beautiful soul that YOU are!

Love & Light
Rev. Priestess Oscura

The pendulum swings – awakening

Civilization…industrialization…so many great things, so many helpful things, and yet, so many distractions, inhibitors, obstacles.

 

A long time ago, our connection to nature, to each other, to The All, was alive in us, it was how we lived. We saw, felt, tasted, enjoyed, learned through this connection. And we lived in harmony, in balance. We truly, lived.

 

As civilization developed, we then slowly drifted away from the connection. We got so far apart from it that we completely shut it away from our lives, denied it. And as a result, our minds embraced the twisted idea that we were the masters of this planet, the owners, the rulers of it. Harmony and balance were no more. The pendulum was swinging. We abused the planet, we abused ourselves and others. We were at the opposite end of what we used to be like. We were nearly completely disconnected. Our minds lost in a sea of technology, distractions, materialism, greed…DESTRUCTION.

 

But destruction precedes creation. And the pendulum continues to swing. The connection that was always there,  has been once again, acknowledged. We are awakening to this connection, to our spirituality, to the greatness, the amazing, limitless, divine that is US/ME/YOU.

 

May the awakening continue. May peace, love, joy and truth spread to all.

 

I close my eyes and I feel…I feel, and I can not describe what it is that I feel. My chest swells, my eyes tear up. I feel, a connection, I feel that love is everywhere, that it is waiting for us to open up, to allow it in. That is all we have to do: open up, allow it, welcome it, accept it. Letting go of the old, shedding our old skin, and embracing love, and by doing so, finding balance and harmony…finding joy.

 

And so, we continue…

~O

Sprinkle some Fun in your Craft [Pagan Blog Project]

Blessings all,AWJ Pentacle

When I first started studying the Craft back in 1991-92, I remember being excited, reading a lot but most of all, doing a lot. I wanted to cast spells, celebrate rituals, feel and experience as much as I could. To me, learning about the Craft was serious, but it was also fun to learn all these new wonderful things that I felt an affinity, a connection to.

 

It was a lot of fun when I started celebrating rituals with my small group of Pagan friends, which was usually at the beach. We’d bring our magic tools, robes, candles in lanterns, then we’d look for a good spot. It really was so much fun to work together. Jumping the fire during Beltane was one of the most fun things we did. It was fun even when we accidentally scared the crap out of someone who unknowingly was taking a walk at the beach and suddenly bumped into us (just imagine, he saw a group of people dressed in different color robes with hoods on, standing around in a circle with candles, one holding up a dagger). Sorry, we really didn’t mean to scare you. We always took our craft seriously, but we had fun too.

 

Over the years, as work, responsibilities, and all kinds of experiences with people and situations have been part of the process of life, things did change a bit. I became more cautious, and retreated back into solitary practice. Moving into a very different place also made the “cautious” part be more necessary for me. And all the responsibilities and stresses of life took the front seat while my Craft took the back seat. I was too serious about so many things that it rubbed off into my Craft, and I couldn’t even see that.

Eventually I found a group of like-minded individuals and began a new chapter in my life, and my Craft. It was a slow process, but it was happening. I was still very serious as I wanted them to know that I was dedicated. The fun did come back slowly, with the help of my new Craft friends and I started feeling more empowered.

 

Now that I’m a Priestess, I’ve had some trouble in the fun department. The responsibilities can make a person become locked into a too-focused state, and then everything becomes too serious and formal. Don’t get me wrong, learning, studying and practicing the Craft is something that we all should take seriously. I mean, do you really think it wise to joke around with a healing spell for someone’s mother? It probably wouldn’t be a good idea to joke around during an exorcism. There are many things that could go wrong if you  were to act like everything is fun and games. We need to be focused when we are doing our magical work, but we can’t be 100% serious all the time. When we are too serious we can become stiff, tense, and that could create energy blocks on us and our work, and  sometimes we could just go blank from so much tension and forget what we must do or say next during a ritual. It affects our energy and the energy of our work and the group if we are working with one. We can integrate some fun into our Craft, we really must. And sometimes when we don’t, the spirits and Deities themselves will remind us to do so. Some spirits and Deities are tricksters by nature, and some will suddenly do funny things (I’m looking at you Lord Ganesha! :) ) as a way of saying “Lighten Up!”. Really, whenever I sprinkle some fun, the ritual feels more enjoyable, everyone seems to feel lighter and more receptive.

Singing and dancing are fun activities that also bring great energy into our Craft and there are many other activities that are fun like creating your own magical tools. And laughter, well laughter is wonderful. It has the power not only to make people happy, feel lighter and break tension, it can also dispel negativity. :)

 

So, remember to sprinkle some Fun in your Craft whenever possible! :)
~Oscura

Citrine: The Energy Converter [Pagan Blog Project]

Image from http://en.wikipedia.org

Citrine is only one of several quartz varieties. Its name is derived from the French word “citron” whichmeans “lemon”. It is any quartz crystal or cluster that is yellow or orange in color. Somewhat rare in nature, citrine is often confused with the more expensive orange-yellow topaz. Most citrines on the market have been heat treated (the more orange and reddish ones). These beautiful crystals lived a past life as Amethysts, until the heat from nearby magmatic bodies (in the case of the naturally made) caused their amazing transformation.

I first was attracted to citrines because of their beautiful color and because it seemed to me a bit more of a rare crystal as I was used to seeing more quartz of the smoky, clear, and amethyst type. I picked up a point citrine crystal without knowing much about it. I guess my instincts served me well when I chose to buy one.
Citrine doesn’t hold negative energy, so cleansing or clearing is not necessary. Instead it transmutes negative energy into positive. It really is an amazing and very useful crystal; one that you will treasure for all of its benefits.
Just think about it. If citrine is transmuting negative energy into positive, the possibilities are endless! Bad habits, lack of motivation, quitting smoking; it can help you release negative traits. Of course we must remember that lessons may need to be learned so if a negative trait lingers it’s probably because there is a lesson to be learned from it and in due time it will be released. Still, I think that if my Citrine can help me, then I welcome the help.
For prosperity and success this is a great little helper. It is called Merchant Stone for a reason. Placing it in your safe, cash register, and in your purse or wallet (a small tumbled crystal would work) will not only help attract wealth, but also helps to maintain it.
Keep citrine with you to stimulate mental focus and commitment to the task at hand. It is believed that citrine enhances the intuition and the connection to the higher self. It raises the mood, encourages happiness while stabilizing emotions and calming anger and frustration. So if you have a job like customer service representative for example, imagine how helpful it would be in calming the nerves that customers tend to raise.
To encourage a good night’s sleep, keep a citrine under your pillow. It will help remove fears, and overcome nightmares.
When it comes to healing, citrine is there for you. If you suffer from digestive problems, keep it nearby, even better if you can wear one. citrine may also help improve blood circulation. It is often used to treat degenerative diseases and to diminish growths. It may also help improve the vision, activate the thymus gland and balance the thyroid gland. It is of course not to be used as a substitute for medical advice and treatment. It is more of a supplement.
During meditation, citrine will help you connect to your higher self. Since it is associated with the Sacral/solar plexus chakra, it is nice to have it in that area (as a pendant for example). During my daily Reiki self-treatment, I sometimes hold it in my hands as I do the hand placements and it feels great. I only do this for self-treatment though, and not when I am giving Reiki treatment to another person. Reiki doesn’t really need anything external other than the Reiki practitioner.
Citrine also plays a part on a very popular modern tool: Mineral Makeup. Yes, I am referring to the makeup that us women wear on a daily basis. Imagine the benefits of having something as healing as citrine be part of the makeup you wear every day.

I’m only scratching the surface here. If you do your research, there is much more information about citrine quartz. But if you are looking for a quartz that will bring all around positive energy and positive results, then citrine is worth looking into. I know I personally love it. :)

Love and blessings,
~Oscura

Dressing with intention

I was recently introduced to something I never thought of before, called Fashion Feng Shui, through one of my meet up groups. I’m very interested in Feng Shui and this sounded like it would be fun, so I attended an event to learn more about this subject.

If you’ve never heard of the term Feng Shui, here is some basic info. According to the International Feng Shui Guild it is “the interplay between the seen (our surroundings) and the unseen (energy and intention)”. From a dictionary, we get the following: (in Chinese thought) a system of laws considered to govern spatial arrangement and orientation in relation to the flow of energy (qi) and whose favorable or unfavorable effects are taken into account when siting or designing buildings.

Ok, so we work with the space we live and/or work in to bring the harmony that is needed between us, the space, the objects that occupy it and the energy that flows through it. I am not a certified Feng Shui consultant, at least not yet. But, I have used the information I’ve learned so far about it in my apartment and so far I’ve  gotten good results. So, why not apply this to our own wardrobe?

At this event I attended the presenter gave everyone a copy of the book Fashion Feng Shui: The Power of Dressing with Intention, written by Evana Maggiore. The idea is that clothing is your body’s most intimate environment and, therefore, energetically influences your life in the same way that your home and business decors do. The author also concludes that there is a pattern of alignment between body coloring and shape, style personality, lifestyle, goals and clothing design with the colors, shapes, substances and energies of Feng Shui’s Five Elements. It is fascinating!

There are 5 elements of nature in Feng Shui. Those are Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal. Evana Maggiore then proposes 5 elemental archetypes: Water the philosopher; Wood the pioneer; Fire the pleasure seeker; Earth the peacemaker, and Metal the perfectionist. To learn more about these elemental archetypes and to take a quiz to find out which one are you, you can visit her website here. When I read the detailed descriptions of all these archetypes, I identified strongly with Water the philosopher. Highly sensitive, independent, creative, usually quiet and self-contained are some of the characteristics of this archetype. By learning more about this archetype which is my essence, I can make better decisions about what clothing to buy and wear, and I can use the knowledge of all the elemental archetypes to direct my intentions and energy into whatever purpose I need it for. This as opposed to being constantly frustrated with “not having anything to wear” despite having a closet full of clothing, or buying clothes without much purpose other than that I liked it when I saw it at the store or I think it’s cute or it’s what I should be wearing. That’s how one can accumulate many pieces of clothing that then one never wears.

To me knowing what my elemental archetype and essence is feels like opening my eyes to seeing a part of myself that I was neglecting. It’s like discovering a tool that you’ve always had and never used, taking off all the cobwebs and dust and realizing you had a powerful tool all along. :)

The first thing I did was empty out my closet completely and look at everything. I got rid of several items that, I had been keeping for various reasons that were totally wrong. For example a blouse that I bought because it was very pretty, even though I didn’t like the color much. It was also very uncomfortable to wear, so I had only worn it about 3 times in 2 years. No point in keeping that, so it goes to clothing donations.

On a day when I am wearing something that makes me feel comfortable, elegant, creative and beautiful, I feel unstoppable! On a day when I am wearing something that feels uncomfortable, and I am fuzzing with it all day long, feeling self-conscious and frustrated with it, this can ruin my entire day because I keep going back to the fact that I don’t feel comfortable with what I am wearing. It really makes a huge difference when I am dressed in harmony with who I am and with my energy. It also does make a huge difference in how people react to me.

Does this subject interest you? I find it fun and fascinating! And it also does make a difference. If you would like to learn more, I suggest the following sources:

Fashion Feng Shui: The Power of Dressing with Intention, written by Evana Maggiore (book)
Fashion Feng Shui (website)

Five Elements of Feng Shui

5 Elements image by Nigaya/Oscura

Blessed by the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers

I found out about the council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers through The Omega Institute. I never heard of them before, but I wanted to find out more. The 13 Indigenous Grandmothers represent a global alliance of prayer, education and healing for our Mother Earth, all Her inhabitants, all the children, and for the next seven generations to come. They are traveling around the world, encouraging and promoting projects that will save our lives and our future through preservation of the planet, and our indigenous ways amongst other things. They would be at Omega soon, but I just couldn’t afford to go there. There was the commute, the cost of the event and lodging. Just a few days ago, I read a tweet from Urban Zen announcing an event at their location in NYC, with the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, and I could get a discount on the ticket. This was my chance! I got so excited. I started to spread the word, trying to get someone to join me. Unfortunately, none of my friends were able to go. I nearly changed my mind about going, but I am glad I did go after all. I bought my ticket on the day of the event (June 10, 2011). I also got caught up on some work at the office and was almost late to the event.

These wise women don’t just share their experience and wisdom with us, they also share their wonderful, positive, loving, caring amazing energy. The night started with inspiring, energetic music. The Urban Zen space is really stunning. I took a few photos but I didn’t want to interrupt so just a few without flash. If you’d like to see them check out my Photostream at Flickr. I walked by the grandmothers while they sat not far from the main stage, and then I looked for a good place to sit. The energy in the space was really positive, very strong. I felt very emotional and teary eyed.

Donna Karan came onstage after the music show to introduce the 13 Grandmothers. She shared her vision for Urban Zen, and the terrible pain of losing her husband. She really is doing great work with Urban Zen. May the Goddess and God bless her.

The 13 Indigenous Grandmothers slowly made their way onstage, with their translators and helpers and took their seats. Each grandmother took the microphone, one by one, and shared with everyone present, their thoughts and feelings regarding the environment, community, our responsibilities to our Mother Earth, and much more. Grandmother Agnes was the first one to speak, and she talked about water. She called us Water Babies. :) “Think about the water in your body. Talk to it, give it thanks every day” was one of the things she said. This resonated with me, as I’ve been very interested in how water responds to thoughts and feelings. Grandmother Agnes said we should drink lots of water, and we should revere water as a God because it gives us life. She even guaranteed that if we communicate and are thankful to our body’s water every day, we’ll feel much better overall and we’ll notice the difference after a few weeks. :)

Grandmother Flordemayo shared a vision she had while she was at a Crop Circle. She said that her father-in-law appeared to her, in a ball of blue light. Then he said that he brought her in a roundabout way to that place. And then she said that this same night, a guard who was doing a night shift at a place where there was a watch put on to avoid the forgery of crop circles, saw a blue light appear, and then there was a new crop circle. Very interesting.

Mona Polacca also stressed the importance of water, just as all the others did. She spoke about the sacred foundation of the 4 Elements which are the key to life and should be the focus of our prayers, our respect and care.

Two grandmothers were not there in person, so videos were presented with a message from each. Grandmother Bernadette Rebienot shared a positive message, letting us know that she has hope for the future which is great. She also mentioned how important prayer is. In fact they all pointed out how important it is for us to pray, for Mother Earth, for the 4 Elements our sacred foundation.

Clara Shinobu Iura’s video was very inspiring. She is a healer at Santa Casa de la Cura in the Amazon. She reminded us that the forest is our pharmacy, and we should respect and care for it as opposed to destroy it. The forest is essential for us to breathe, feed, and heal our bodies. The pharmaceutical industry ignores and turns its back on the deforestation, and yet their wealthy industry wouldn’t exist without the forest to begin with.

After all the grandmothers spoke, we all participated in an ancient Inuit ceremony. It was exhilarating! The music, the song, the howling! It was an amazing experience. After that, each and everyone attending the event had the opportunity to be personally blessed by one of the grandmothers. To be honest, I felt blessed since I walked into that place, just being there, listening to them talk, sing, and bless everyone in general. As I stood in line, waiting for my turn to receive a personal blessing from one of the grandmothers, I knew I would cry, because there was just so much positive, beautiful energy around me, I felt emotional. Margaret Behan Red Spider Woman blessed me. She did so quietly, and I quietly walked back to my chair, with tears in my eyes. I sat down to meditate, as more tears streamed down my face, and my hands and chest felt very warm. In my mind I saw grandmother Red Spider Woman hand me a flame, placing it in my hands.

Agnes Baker-Pilgrim gave a final prayer, which was full of love, compassion and emotion. She cried, and I cried. As Grandmother Jyoti said, I was “having a moment with my water”. I walked out of Urban Zen feeling light and relaxed, affected by the presence of The 13 Indigenous Grandmothers.

“We have to Be the New Vision, and live the New Vision.” -Grandmother Jyoti

Blessings,
Oscura

The power of words

There are many sayings about words and how powerful they can be. One person can charm many people with the power of words, whether their intentions are good or not. Some use their words to gain followers, some to trick people, some to heal them, some to hurt them. Words can make us believe strongly in something even if we have no proof of it. Words can make us want to buy something we don’t even need. Words can make us fear something we don’t even know.

Words can be just words, but they can also be like tools. Words can be controlled but they can also control us. When we are not careful, words can spill out of our mouths which can never be taken back.

I have learned that my words can really affect my own emotions, and they can also affect the emotions of those around me. But this goes the other way around as well. Words can become like chains. Because of this, if I say things like “I can’t to it” or “It won’t work” or “I’m not good enough”, I am immediately using my words as chains, that bind me. And from that moment on, things will go as I said they would. Have you ever noticed how people who are constantly saying negative things about their lives like “Just as usual, I lost my phone”, or “It was only a matter of time before everything would go downhill for me”, seem to really never get out of that vicious downward spiral? That is because they are doing it to themselves! And the more they do this, then they get used to it so they can’t see past this dark cloud they have created around them. They lose the ability to see things in any other way for themselves. It’s like they put on a pair of glasses that have a tint on them which makes them see everything in a negative way, but they have worn the glasses for too long so they don’t notice them anymore.

For a person like that, it is difficult for those who care about them to help them. They don’t want to believe that they can change, because they just don’t want to anymore. It is a bad habit that isn’t so easy to give up, just like smoking or hoarding. However, just because they have this difficulty it doesn’t mean we should give up on them. We should never give up on them.

Unfortunately, there is another side to this problem. Your own words are not the only words that can bind you this way. Other people can do this to you as well. If someone you care about, or someone that you look up to, someone important to you, were to constantly reinforce negativity on you, then you would be in the same situation I described above. And as long as they continue beating you down with words, you will continue to fall unless you break away from them altogether. I’ve seen it happen. One person continuously beating down on another person with negative remarks like “You won’t amount to anything”, “I knew you wouldn’t be able to do it” and other horrible words, can have a lasting effect on someone who doesn’t know how to defend themselves from this abuse. Long term, this situation can make the person being abused unable to live a normal life, constantly being haunted by the negative words which they end up believing. It can be truly devastating.

We’ve all heard sayings like “You reap what you sow”, and “Like attracts like”. Sayings aren’t around for no reason. Your words can be chains that bind you, they are as magnets that attract whatever you are talking about. Breaking away from long term negativity that has been attracted and is now keeping you down like chains can be a very difficult task, but anything is possible. When you have been doing things a certain way, and they don’t seem to work out as you’d like, it is time to change your approach. The key word here is CHANGE. And change means you have to make an effort, you have to really want it and really do something about it. Sounds difficult? I guarantee you, breaking away from a negative downward spiral and into the life you want and deserve will be completely worth the effort. And this is something we can all do because all it requires is our own thoughts, our own words. There is no magic pill, no course to take, no equipment to buy. It’s completely free.

Also, if you know someone that is going through this, you can use your own words and thoughts to help them now. Even if you’ve tried to talk to them and convince them to stop saying this or that, doing this or that and it doesn’t work, you can help them. Having the most positive expectations of someone is the best gift you can give them. And letting them know you have no doubt they will succeed won’t hurt either, every once in a while. 😉 Be as stubborn as they are, but in a good way.

Just remember how it feels when your own mother or significant other tells you that they love you, or when someone gives you an unexpected but sweet compliment. Doesn’t that feel so much better?

The next time you see your face in the mirror, why not say something nice? Don’t be so serious about it, just a smile, a wink of the eye, a “Hey good looking!”, followed by a laugh. Feels good doesn’t it? That means it is having a positive effect on you. Imagine if we did this every single day, if we used kind, positive words when referring to ourselves and others.

Anything is possible! :)

Love,
Oscura

Communicating to the Universe

In everyday life, we have to communicate with others. In this day and age we have many ways of communicating. There are the traditional ways: face to face conversation, mail (known now as snail mail) and the telephone (known now as land-line). The modern ways: E-mail, chat, video chat, voice chat, cellphone, text message via cellphone.

Communication is key. We hear these words a lot, but really, it IS the key to everything. Not just because humans are social creatures, but because communication is how we interact with the world, the universe, and ourselves. There is communication going on constantly within our bodies. So if communication stopped, everything would stop, don’t you think?

In spiritual and magickal practices, communication is also very important. We communicate with spirit, with the universe, with our higher self, with deity.

As a Priestess I communicate during ritual, with the participants, with spirit, with deity, with the universe and with my higher self. My goal is to make my words be heard by all, and be felt by all. This goal has some things to be considered. When the ritual is written/constructed, should it be fancy, long and complex? Or should it be short, simple and to the point? Should it be completely memorized or should it be read? If you ask me, none of these things are really the most important. The ritual can be long, short, simple, complex, read, memorized, anything that you require it to be. What is important is that the words are heard by all, that they vibrate through the universe.

I have been a Priestess for a few years, so my experience is not very extensive. But personally, I have felt the difference as the years go by in how my words travel. With focus, intention, passion and the energy flow, words aren’t just words coming out of my mouth that resonate only within the room I am in and the ears of those present. Words become energy that travels through my body, out into the immediate space I am in and throughout the universe. This is not related to volume, although I find that sometimes the volume of my voice will go up unintentionally related to the intensity of the energy that I am feeling and processing. The intense energy comes from deep inside, and I can feel it, very intensely. It’s strong, and magickal, rolling like waves projecting outward. This doesn’t mean that everyone present will listen, or that they will be affected. We all know that sometimes people intentionally or unintentionally barricade themselves from others, but I know that my words are heard throughout the Universe and it feels great. :)

I am looking forward to experiencing this communication more, and enhancing it more as I learn.
Deadly Doll by Oscura

Blessings

Discovering Feng Shui

Dictionary definition:
Feng Shui: The Chinese art or practice of positioning objects, especially graves, buildings, and furniture, based on a belief in patterns of yin and yang and the flow of chi that have positive and negative effects.

For years I have admired Feng Shui and felt it is such a fascinating practice, but it wasn’t until 2009 that I finally decided to read my first book on the art. I chose a book that had good reviews and seemed like a straightforward introduction that I could put to practice as soon as possible. I read the book pretty fast; it was so fascinating to me that I just couldn’t put it down. As soon as I finished reading it, I decided to start using the information I had just learned from it.

It was quite simple really, using objects I already had, plus a few extras that were easy to find, I began to apply Feng Shui to my apartment. Colors and materials representing the elements plus location relative to the flow of energy. That’s what it’s all about.

Energy is all around us and inside us. When the energy flow within our bodies gets stuck or “soiled”, we feel the effects. We may become tired and ill. Our thoughts may become clouded, and our ability to focus may be compromised. Everything depends on energy. It is life.

The same goes for spaces: living space, business space, worship space. The energy must flow properly, in harmony and balance so that our lives within these walls reflect that harmony and balance. Look around your home. Clutter, dirt, dead plants, broken objects, things that don’t work – all these are part of the major offenders in the energy flow. Once you create the right flow, not only will your space feel better, but you will feel better too, and it will all have a positive effect in your life. :)

The first time I started using Feng Shui in my home, I had been on a long job search that got me lots of good interviews but no job. Literally the next day after I balanced the energy flow of my apartment, specially the career area and the travel and helpful people area, I got a phone call and a job offer within days.

You don’t have to be a professional Feng Shui consultant to be able to take advantage of this ancient art and bring balance and harmony into your own space. You can start learning anytime! It’s a lot of fun and once you start feeling the positive effects, you will be so happy you decided to try it. :)

I recommend: Move your Stuff, Change your Life: How to Use Feng Shui to Get Love, Money, Respect and Happiness by Karen Rauch Carter
Move your Stuff Change your Life

Blessings,
Oscura