Three Steps to Feng Shui Your Classroom

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Hey teachers, this one is for you! I wanted to post three ideas to bring the tranquility of your summer break back with you into your classroom. Since this is my very first post about how to feng shui your classroom, I would like to start with a disclaimer about what feng shui is NOT.  This has helped put my mind at ease when applying feng shui principles to enhance the classroom atmosphere:

Feng shui is not a religion, nor does it preach any religious tenet.  It predates Taoism, Confucianism, and even Buddhism.  The first Amendment Center, which works to preserve and protect First Amendment freedoms through information and education, has approved the organizational tips embodied by feng shui.  Feng shui does not infringe upon anyone’s freedom of religion.  (Heiss, 2004)

I found this point extremely important to mention so that you and I both can be at peace knowing that any and all of the feng shui tips provided are always in the best interest of our students’ well-being, and it is not a religion, so you will not be impeding on anyone’s beliefs.

“Research supports feng shui.  If the environment is balanced students will learn easier.” (Heiss, 2004)

So, what IS feng shui?  According to Feng Shui for the Classroom 101 Easy-to-Use ideas,Feng shui teaches a method of organization and appreciation for harmony.  It helps people to become balanced in their environment and within themselves.” Since we are just getting started, allow me to share three easy ways to incorporate feng shui into your classroom next year!

#1 Bring in fresh energy with plants

Your classroom will probably be fresh and ready to go on the first day of school.  However, as the year progresses the air can get stale.  Bamboo survives very well in low light, but if you have another plant preference that would work too.  Adding plants will bring in fresh oxygen and keep you and your students feeling fresh all year.  I love giving students who need a little extra attention the job of watering the plant.  It gets them moving with purpose and gives them a sense of responsibility.

#2 Add Yin energy with music, low lighting, and aromatherapy

Our classrooms already have a lot of yang, or active energy, by nature. The bright florescent lights, electronics, and the energy of many children in a contained space all contribute to the yang energy.  So, it is important to balance the environment by adding softer energy to the space.  If you do this, you will find the students will concentrate better and be more receptive during instruction.  Here are ways to add yin energy:

  • Play classical or other relaxing music as students work
  • Turn off the lights during instruction time on the SMART board, and turn them back on when it is time for the students to work.
  • Use lavender Sage Spray or other relaxing aromas to clear the energy of the room and give a more peaceful atmosphere.

#3 Try feng shui in your own home.

It has been my experience that using feng shui at my home has really helped me find more balance in my life.  A happier, more centered teacher makes for happier students!  I promise you if you start applying feng shui to your home, even just your bedroom, you will see a transfer from your personal to your professional life.

Well, that’s it for now my teacher friends!  I will be posting more tips throughout the summer on Twitter at #fengshuiclassroom.  As always, I welcome you to “like” my Facebook Page or  find me at www.KristinaHollinger.com.

Until next time,

Namaste!

Kristina Hollinger

 

How Feng Shui Found Me: Would You Keep Reading On? I Want to Know!

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There I was, newly married and living in the city. I had a new teaching job and a new workout regimen that kept me busy. My husband and I had finally emerged from the credit card debt that accumulated from planning a downtown wedding.  So I guess things were starting to look up. Maybe it was the post-wedding blues (supposedly that’s “a thing”), but I still felt like something was missing and longed for something more.  From the outside things seemed to be going pretty good, so what was wrong?

As I looked around our Chicago South Loop apartment, I had an uneasy feeling.  The walls were all stark white and hadn’t been painted since we moved in three years ago.  In my spare time, I decided I would start to spruce up the place, make it a little more welcoming and comfortable. That’s when I discovered feng shui.

To my surprise, the months following my feng shui enhancements were a total whirlwind, in a good way! My husband and I found out we were expecting our first baby, and he had gotten an exciting advancement in his career.  Things started to look up, and I started to feel less uneasy and more fulfilled in my day-to-day life.  More importantly, that new-calm was transferred to my second home, which was my classroom.  When you create a flow of consistency between your personal and professional life, you can breath easier. Life just feels lighter!
This knowledge was all too good to keep to myself, so I decided to earn a Feng Shui Consultant Certification through the Feng Shui School of Chicago with Laurie Pawlie.  I became a Red Ribbon Professional Member of the International Feng Shui Guild in 2016. Although I knew I wanted to help others heal their lives with feng shui, in my heart I wanted to do something more.  So, I started a book… Here is a preview.  I want to know, would you keep reading?

Why feng shui?

Why do I suggest feng shui? Feng shui is a tangible way that you can minimize your problems or frustrations.  When something in your life feels uneasy, you can address it head-on in a physical way instead of stewing over it in your mind.  Feng shui allows you to visually see your environment change, and it gives you hope for your future.  I’ve seen it work in my own life and in my clients’ lives.

“Exterior movement creates interior shifts.”  Once you start removing the layers of unnecessary objects or things that no longer make you feel good, you start to feel better instantly. You start to remove blocks and see things more clearly.  

Although there are not necessarily three steps to feng shui a room, I have broken it down for you.  I am a “list person,” and I love to check the boxes as I complete tasks.  So, for my fellow list people, these three feng shui steps are for you: declutter, enhance the using the elements, and seal it with intention.

How do you feng shui?

Here is a brief overview of how feng shui works. Feng shui literally is translated as wind and water. The “wind” is the invisible force of energy that you are always feeling.  Every space you enter has a different vibe. Think of a place where you have felt the most relaxed. Perhaps you were on the beach listening to the waves crash against to coast, or you have been to a spa where you smell the aroma of the massage oils and lotions. We can create positive feelings with an invisible force. By shifting our inner thoughts and our intention, we can manifest the life we desire.

The “water” represents the physical aspect of feng shui.  We can see water, just as you can see how a room appears.  The way the room is arranged will create the feeling too.  This is the tangible aspect of feng shui that really makes it easy for practical realists to see major life changes.  This is the outer aspect of feng shui which focuses on how you place the furniture and what types of colors, patterns, and other decor work well in a particular space. The idea is that you can create the feelings you desire simply by adjusting your environment.  

Professor Lin Yun’s definition of feng shui is as follows:

Feng Shui is the method that people naturally use to choose and locate, build and construct, or adapt and change their working and living environments for maximum health, wealth, and well-being according to the knowledge then available.”

When I heard Professor’s definition I was relieved! Considering before I earned my certification I had been a “Master of the ‘feng shui’ Google search.” The more I learned about feng shui from professional instructors, the more I realized that I had some misunderstandings about it.  As you learn about feng shui, you may do some things that are not necessarily accurate, but that is OK!  According to this definition, you are going to do the best you can with the knowledge you have.  As you learn more about the topic, you will be able to make adjustments that serve you better and better as time goes on.

What you need to know to get started!

 

What you really need to know to get started is that you have the power to change nine areas of your life with the help of feng shui. Using a tool called the bagua map, you will be able to see which area of your home, office, or classroom connects to specific areas of your life.  The nine areas are: wealth, reputation, relationships, children & creativity, health, family, knowledge, career, and helpful people & travel. Ideally, a feng shui home will have good flowing energy in all nine areas, but it takes time. I would recommed focusing on one gua at a time.

Just as life is ever-changing, so must your feng shui practice continue to evolve.  Once you declutter a space and decorate, you will need to check in on that area of your home from time to time to keep it healthy.  The knowledge of feng shui is a very powerful tool that you can use as situations arise in your life.  Using the bagua map, you can address any area of life and see results almost immediately!

So, let’s stop there… would you keep reading?  I am happy to give you more details on the three steps to start feng shui on your own!  I have a free two-page guide that makes it super simple.  You can find me on Facebook or at KristinaHollinger.com  Or check out the video below that outlines the three steps! Thank you for allowing me to join you on the start of your feng shui journey!

Until next time,

Namaste!

Kristina Hollinger

 

 

 

 

How to Feng Shui Your Closet

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When I get ready for any occasion, I always think about the kind of vibe I want to give off or how I want to feel.  According to feng shui, all colors radiate different vibrations and enhance different emotions.  Here is a quick look at what the colors represent so that you are ready to move forward confidently at your next job interview or date.  Knowing what color is best to wear will simply help elevate your energy, and who doesn’t want that, right?

Let’s talk about red! It is the most energetic color in the feng shui. Red is a great color to wear at a job interview or to an important meeting.  Red says, “I know what I’m doing.  I am confident, and you should take me seriously.” Red is a fire color, so it represents passion.  You could wear red if you are looking to attract more passion in your relationship, or to “spark things up” in your career.

Yellow represents the Earth element and good health. Yellow is a great color to wear to enhance your immune system.  It also goes without saying that yellow is a cheerful color and it can uplift your emotional wellness too. In general, yellow is associated with friendship, so yellow is best for a girls night out, versus your first date.

Green represents the wood element, and it is also associated with the heart chakra. Overall, green is such a fantastic color to wear any time! Green represents abundance and money.  It represents the family, growth, and stability.  When you think of lush green trees and plants, you are reminded of Spring and new life.  Wearing green will promote growth, abundance, and expansion.

In feng shui, blue is the color of knowledge. Blue is a fantastic color to wear when you are taking a class or going to school. You will soak up more knowledge wearing blue.  In addition, blue is associated with the throat chakra, which affects communication. It is a wise choice to wear when you are writing a book or essay. (In fact, I should run and change right now as I write this blog…!) Another great quality about blue is that it represents water and money!  Let the abundance flow and wear some blue today!

Purple is associated with royalty. In ancient Egypt, for example, only the wealthy class could afford the purple dye for their clothing (that’s the 6th grade teacher in me explaining this one…). It goes without saying that if you wear purple you are going to attract more wealth into your life and you will look classy. I am a libra and purple is the libra’s “power color.”  You might want to look up your sign and find out yours too!

In feng shui, black represents the water element. Black activates the career gua!  You would be wise to wear black (and red) to a job interview.  I also like to wear black on days when I have big meetings or when I am being observed (fellow teachers know what I am talking about).  Wearing black is a great way to activate your career and give it a boost!

Finally we have       .  Oh, you couldn’t see the font? White!  White is the color of purity, and it also represents the chakra at the top of the head, your connection to heaven.  You may want to wear a white blouse if you want to feel closer to your Higher Self and connected with Devine intuition.

I really hope you had fun reading today’s post!  As always, I would love to hear if you have any questions or personal feng shui experiences to share! I invite you to join me at my Facebook Page for a daily dose of positivity on your newsfeed!

Until next time,

Namaste!

Kristina Hollinger

 

The Facebook “Like” That Changed My Life

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If you would have told me a year ago I would be a mother, teacher, AND a feng shui consultant, I would not have believed you.  One simple Facebook “like” changed the course of my life forever. While in the North Carolina on a family vacation over the 4th of July weekend, I came across Wayne Dyer’s page.  After liking his page, I was guided to multiple tools that inspired me, centered me, and completely changed the course of my path! Wayne introduced me to Hay House radio and all of his amazing friends there. Sadly, he passed away suddenly about a month after “liking” his page.  Thereafter, his best friend Reid Tracy, the CEO of Hay House, honored Wayne’s life by selling all of his books on Amazon Kindle for a major discount.  Months after Wayne’s passing, I was surrounded by his message, “Don’t die with your music still in you.” Because of him, I decided to follow my dharma, my heart, my life purpose. I’m here to share with you the three tools that saved me.  Maybe you can use all three, maybe only one will speak to you today.   As the one year anniversary of Wayne’s death approaches, I feel so compelled to honor his voice and share with you three things that might help you live your purpose NOW.

1. Doreen Virtue’s Angel Numbers, Tarot Cards, and Beyond… 

I really credit my life-altering decision to go into feng shui professionally to the angels. Everyone, you and I included, has the ability to communicate with angels and get Spiritual guidance. The best part is, they are alway positive and send their messages lovingly. After “liking” Wayne’s page, he shared Doreen Virtue’s Angel Numbers app on his page.  Some of you know Doreen Virtue PhD. as “The Angel Lady,” but I had never heard of her until downloading this application.  I absolutely fell in love with her positive approach.  She basically gives positive, motivating affirmations (that the angels send to you through numbers you see throughout the day).  You can use this application all day to help you reach your greatest potential and feel fulfilled.  I then downloaded some of her tarot cards.  Communicating with angels was never anything that I thought I could do, but she makes it so easy.  They are our spiritual guides, and she has provided tools that give you accurate guidance and answers. The beyond part was the Angels of Abundance course that I signed up with Doreen and her son Grant.  It was such a healing four part course that changed the way I look at money and allowing more abundance into my life!

2. Numerology

I have always been interested in numerology, and I truly think EVERYONE should know their personal numbers.  They show you why you are here on this Earth.  What is your purpose?  What is your soul’s longing?  Some of us are here to learn how to be loving and supportive mothers or fathers.  Some of us are here to help animals or help the environment.  There are many, many lessons that we are here to learn, and your numbers give you guidance and help you understand some of the heartache and karmic problems that you may have faced. We all want these kinds of answers.  I found Hay House author Michelle Buchanan through Wayne’s page, and it has been most helpful!  But please let me know any other recommendations you have!

3. Feng Shui

Well, if you didn’t know by now, I was guided to make a career of feng shui (the practice of designing your environment to get results you want in your life).  After “liking” Wayne’s page, I was introduced to his Morning Manifestation Meditation app.  That’s right, I started to meditate daily.  This opened my heart and mind to my true calling and desire to help others in a new way.  Everyday I learned more and more about what made me happy, and I learned that I have the ability to help others feel self-empowered.  You have a voice too!  We all have a voice, but we just need to courage and strength to use it.  Feng shui has helped me a live a more balanced and harmonious life.  It has been the greatest gift.

As always, if you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.  I welcome you to visit my Facebook Page!  Thanks to Wayne, I am now sharing my light with the world, and I hope you will too.  “Don’t die with your music still in you.” 

Until Next time,

Namaste!

Kristina Hollinger

 

 

Four Steps to Improve Cash Flow

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Do you want a bit more money in your purse or wallet?  A healthier bank account?  Here is a new feng shui cure for you to try.  All you need is a metal bowl!

Step One:  When reading Davinia Mackail’s Feng Shui, a Hay House Basic*, she revealed an excellent cure that I cannot wait to try!  First, locate the Helpful People/Travel area of your home.  It is in the font of your house when you enter, all the way to the right (see begua map below).

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Step Two: The helpful people and travel gua is ruled by the metal element.  Locate a metal bowl and place it somewhere in this area. It can have any metallic finishes such as silver, gold, bronze, or copper. Any additional circular details on the bowl will simply enhance the metal element and maximize the benefits.

Step Three: Now that you have an empty metal bowl in the Helpful People gua, it is time to fill it up! Every time you have loose change, place the coins in the bowl.  The coins are made of metal and round, so the effect of the coins is doubled.

Step Four: Once the bowl is filled, donate the money to a charity of your choice. This area is not only enhanced by metal, but it also represents Spiritual People.  “There are many spiritual ideology that advocates the practice of tithing– giving away 10 percent of earnings to help others.”  Therefore, this cure is all around perfect when practiced in this area of your home!

According to Mackail, you should find that as a result of this practice, your general cash flora will increase.  Your bank account will look healthier.  And you will find ways to save money or reduce your costs. Plus it just feels good to give back, doesn’t it?

Please give this a try and let me know how it works for you!  I am going to locate a bowl and give it a try myself. I also invite you to “like” my Facebook page!

Until next time,

Namaste!

Kristina Hollinger

*Mackail, D. (2016) Feng Shui: Create Health, Wealth, and Happiness Through the Power of Your Home. Hay House. Carlsbad, CA.  

What Does Diamond Shape ‘Got to Do’ with Your Relationship?

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Finding the “right” diamond is not a one-time deal.  It can transform and evolve with your relationship.

OK ladies, let’s talk diamonds!  What does feng shui reveal about the meaning of each diamond shape? Whether you are still looking for the perfect diamond, or if you already have one, this article is for YOU.   This post explains what the different ring shapes represent. I also give you tips on how you can modify your wedding ring to transform your relationship!

Princess Cut (Square) Diamond: The square shape in feng shui signifies stability.  The square represents the Earth element.  If you have a square diamond your relationship will be deeply rooted and down-to-earth.

Round or Oval Diamond: The circle in feng shui represents the metal element. It enhances communication and clairvoyance.  If you have the classic round diamond, you probably have excellent communication with your significant other.  You also are probably have a keen sixth sense with your partner, and you know what the other is thinking or feeling before they even speak up.

Princess Cut (Square) Diamond with a Round Halo: This is a very special combination.  It represents “Heaven & Earth.”  The square represents Earth and the circle represents heaven (connections to ascended masters and angels). If you have this combination, your Earthly connection is protected by heaven.  You will always be able to tap into your Higher Power during difficult times and find comfort and refuge.

Round Diamond with Square Halo: In this case, the Earth element is surrounding the spiritual element. This ring combination could signify that your connection is deeply spiritual with great communication.  Your relationship is also surrounded and supported by the Earth, so you probably have a lot of Earthly supports in your relationship and your material needs are always met.

Princess Cut with Square Halo: This simply means that the Earth element is strongly enhanced.  So, your relationship is even more grounded.  You have deep family roots and a strong commitment to each other.

“Round edges will ’round out’ any ‘rough edges’ in your relationship.”

Emerald Cut: The Emerald cut is an elongated, vertical rectangular shape with rounded edges. This signifies the wood element.  If you have this cut diamond you will find that you are deeply dedicated to your family. Also, round edges will “round out” any “rough edges” in your relationship.  In fact, this is true for all rings. Which leads to my next point…

If you want to have better communication or “round out” rough edges in your relationship, add a halo with rounded edges to your ring. If you feel like you need a more grounded, deeply rooted connection, add a square halo to your ring.  The BEST part about feng shui is that you can always make adjustments to modify and elevate your current circumstances.

Is this post TRUE for you?  Please share your insights!  Did I miss your diamond shape?  Let me know and I will fill you in! I also invite you to “like” my Facebook page  for occasional tips on your newsfeed.

Until next time,

Namaste!

Kristina Hollinger

 

 

Online Feng Shui A Valid Way?

As a practitioner who works with the Western School of Feng Shui (BTB) I also agree that consultations need to be in-person. I am grateful to my teacher Laurie Pawlie (Feng Shui School of Chicago) who learned from Grand Master Lin Yun. Certainly we must honor our forefathers who passed down the knowledge over thousands of years. I am thankful I can always go to her as a mentor to make sure my recommendations are congruent with what traditional feng shui advises. To honor its ancient wisdom we must maintain and honor the red envelope tradition. Could this be done through the mail and all consultations via phone and e-mail? I wonder what others think?

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Today many consultants are offering Online Feng Shui Consultancy. It’s easy, fast and hassle free or is it so? The one drawback is that the owner has to do some work.

However is this a valid way of performing a Feng Shui Audit? This is the important question because it concerns your own well being. I would like to offer a couple of pointers for those thinking of seeking for easy way out by having an Online Feng Shui Audit.

I would say there are fundamentals in Feng Shui that we should not ignore that has been taught by our forefathers or grand masters. This is the reason why we need a Lineage in Feng Shui field.


If you look up the dictionary, Lineagemeans lineal descent from an ancestor; ancestry or pedigree.


The problem is that many learn from Masters who reads from books sold for a few US…

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How to Tap into the Unlimited Flow of Abundance with One Feng Shui Principle

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Did you know that abundance is as vast as the ocean?  Imagine walking up to the sea with a bucket.  You could not possibly scoop up the entire ocean simply by using your bucket!  The ocean represents all the abundance that the universe has to offer you.  You could not possibly get “it all,” and yet the ocean represents how unlimited the resources and opportunities of the universe are to you.  Unfortunately, we live in a world where so many people see that things are lacking. Not enough time.  Not enough money.  Never enough.  You can shift this energy with ONE simple feng shui cure!

Once you try this one feng shui principle, you will see immediate results.  You will start to notice abundance flowing to you like a waterfall.  I want you to think of something that you really want.  Notice how you feel about asking for this.  Do you feel deserving?  Does your inner voice tell you “I couldn’t…”  or “It’s too much…”?  These responses are normal if you are thinking in your ego.  Let’s allow ourselves to think BIGGER for ourselves.  The more you have in your life, the more you are able to give back and help others.  So allow yourself to ask for the money, time, and other resources that you need.  It’s nothing to feel guilty about.

“The more you have…the more you are able to give back…”

So why does it seem like we can’t always get what we want? The right relationship or the dream home?  The truth is that you can, but you need to take baby steps to get there.  One of our major stumbling blocks is that we don’t feel deserving of everything.  Who are we to “have it all?”  We think if we ask for “too much,” it will take away from someone else.  You need to know that any abundance you attract will not take away from anyone else because there are infinite possibilities for us all. Back to the ocean analogy.  You could not possibly scoop up the entire ocean with your little bucket.  The point?  No request is too great for God! Ask for anything your heart calls for.

“Any abundance you attract will not take away from anyone else because there are infinite possibilities for us all.”

So, what is the feng shui cure that will help you attract abundance? Practice gratitude.  It is like a magnet.  Wayne Dyer said, “What you think expands. Monitor your inner dialogue, and match your thoughts to what you want and what you intend to create.” Like attracts like.  The more gratitude you have the more you will have to be grateful for.

“What you think expands…. Match your thoughts to what you want.”

As you go through your day, think of 9 things that you are grateful for.  Then, tonight, write all nine things down. It is so important that you write them down.  It solidifies all that you are grateful for, and it is a message to the universe that you appreciate all that you have been blessed with, and I assure you more will come flowing in.

Let us remember that the universe WANTS to provide us with all of our desires, granted they serve a higher good. We are born to fulfill our dharma and succeed.  Let’s allow our dreams to become reality with this one simple practice.

I invite you to “like” Simply Feng Shui Designs Facebook Page for occasional tips on your newsfeed

Until next time,

Namaste!

 

Kristina Hollinger

 

 

 

3 Feng Shui Tips for Busy Moms

mommy and abby bwIt is summer again!  For all parents, it means the kids are home from school.  For teachers like me, it means that you are back to being a full-time mom.  I talk about fulfilling your life purpose a lot.  Careers are a very important outlet to serve our communities and give back.  Yet, being a parent is a vocation, or a calling, too.  Some moms or dads are lucky enough to be home with their children full-time. And to you, I tip my hat.  Although parenting is quite possibly the most fulfilling and important job on the planet, it is also challenging and, at times, thankless.  As a teacher, I am preparing myself for the transition of being a working mom, to being a stay-at-home parent.  Here are three ways busy moms can use feng shui to help them embrace parenthood and joyfully live their life purpose as a parent.run to mommy color

Tip One: Mindfulness

It does not matter if you are a working mom or a full-time mom, we forget to live in the present moment all the time!  We need to remind ourselves daily, “She is only going to fit in that 2T top and wear pampers for a short time…” Even though it seems like it will be forever.  The dishes will always be in the sink, and there will always be a pile of clean laundry waiting to be folded. Make it a priority to turn off the TV and just allow your child to lead the way.  All they really want at any given moment is your full attention.

Tip Two: Feng Shui Food

I know you are busy, but here is a quick tip that can help you at the grocery store.  Choose a variety of colored foods when you are shopping for your little ones.  In feng shui there are five elements, which are represented by colors.  In order to be balanced and healthy, we need to have an even dose of all the elements. So a plate filled with multi-colored natural foods is very important. Now that I am back to being a full-time mom, I need to get myself mentally prepared to make a variety of lunches!  My daughter’s day care did such a great job of providing the kids with an array of healthy lunches.  She never got bored because her daily “report card” always said she ate “All” (as opposed to “Some” or “None”) of her food.  This summer I am challenging myself to get as many colors on her plate as I can!

Tip Three: Organization in Moderation

Getting the house organized on a daily basis can be really tough.  We could spend the entire day picking up toys and cereal, not to mention cleaning dishes!  So, here is my suggestion.  Clean up the clutter in moderation.  If you are going to be a “mindful parent” as suggested in tip one, you really can’t obsess over having everything neat and tidy 24/7. I know that as parents we are all struggling to find the balance between housework and play. If anyone has any suggestions,  I would actually appreciate some comments or help with this one!  All  I know is that clutter attracts more clutter and creates a “cluttered mind.”  In order to avoid this, my “plan” for the summer is to clean up after breakfast and then head out of the house!  Go to the park.  Visit the library.  Take a trip to the zoo or a friend’s house.  I feel like this will keep my daughter from tearing everything apart and help me think more clearly; in turn being a more present and mindful parent.

Whatever you do this summer, I wish you all much love and light.  I look forward to connecting with you on my Facebook page !

Until Next Time,

Namaste!

Kristina Hollinger

The Feng Shui Relationship Secret

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Have you been looking for love in all the wrong places?  Well, according the feng shui begua map, maybe you have been!  There is a little feng shui relationship secret that I would like to share with you, and it has nothing to do with the relationship area of your home!

You may have heard feng shui relationship tips before.  Place pairs of objects in the relationship gua to attract a partner.  Add red accents or two candles to get the spark and passion back. But the secret to really attracting the right person, or improving your current relationship, all depends on the Wisdom and Knowledge area of your home.  So let’s refocus our attention there, and I will give you three suggestions you can do to activate that area and boost your relationship!

How to Enhance the Wisdom and Knowledge Area to Attract the Right Person

  1. This area is located at the front of your home to the far left.  It is activated by the Earth element.  Therefore, the shape of the square, flowers, and earth tones (such as sand or even deep blue) will work great here.  These colors “ground” you and will help you plant your feet more firmly into who you truly are.  The purpose of activating the wisdom and knowledge area is so that you can learn to go within yourself and know what you really want.  If you don’t know what you really want, how could you attract the right person? Or, how could you tell your partner what it is you really want?
  2. Keep books in this area on topics about relationships, self-empowerment, or anything else that you wish to know more about.  If you take some time to read in this space, it will help you to reflect on who you are.  I have a blue chair in the knowledge area of my home.  It has become my favorite place to read and learn more  about my life purpose and what I want.  Even though I am in a relationship, spending time within still helps me to articulate what I need and keep the communication flowing.
  3. Do you spend time in the Knowledge area of your home? Do you have a cluttered closet in that space? Try to spend 5 minutes in that area everyday this week.  Take time to organize it, clean it, and just be.  You may have been avoiding this space and “running away from yourself.” The fact that you are reading this shows that you are ready to be true to yourself and attract the right person into your life.

One of my favorite Sex and the City quotes is:  “…the most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you can find someone to love the you you love, well, that’s just fabulous.”  So focus on you for a little while, and all the rest will fall into place.

 

Until next time,

Namaste!

Kristina Hollinger

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