A New Technique For Discovering The Best Places In The World For You To Live
“How can I improve my life?” People have been asking this question for millennia. Traditionally, people have turned to astrology, numerology, magical incantations, burning candles and other various forms of magick to better their lot in life.
Recently many individuals have been turning to the ancient geomantic art known in China as feng shui to improve their success in relationships, business and health. Historically, feng shui focused primarily in choosing the best site for a home and then arranging the exterior and interior in the most harmonious manner to attract, stimulate and facilitate the flow of beneficial, life enhancing qi ( or ch’i, meaning “energy”).
In the ancient world, humans lived mostly under an open sky. The heavens performed miracles not easily understood—thunder, lightening, meteors, sun, moon, and stars. People in those long ago times sensed something beyond the physical lights in the sky, they sensed the spiritual energy radiating from them and considered them to be divine sources of power. In ancient Sumeria, for example, the symbol for divinity is a star.
Even though it isn’t true, it appears to us Earthlings, that the sun, moon, planets, and stars revolve around our planet. And, that is what most people believed until recent times. Ancient humans observed the planets moving in a predictable pattern in front of a backdrop of stars that moved more slowly or remained stationary. The Greek, Sumerian and Babylonian priests and priestesses systematically gave the planets names of various deities according to each one’s unique energy essence. Each god had dominion over a particular area of human life. The vibratory energy of each god was matched with the vibratory energy of each known planet.
Oddly, astrology seems to have sprung up all over the known world at about the same time, and the planets were all given basically the same influential characteristics in each civilization. Mercury in the Americas had the same “powers” as it did in China or Babylonia. Each planet, regardless of what civilization named it, was known for identical or similar influences. For example in all civilizations who used astrology, Mercury was the god of communication, quick thinking, wise, and calculating; Mars ruled cutting, blood, war, anger; Jupiter was expansive, large—king of the gods.
Though showing up in the U.S. mainstream only twenty years ago, feng shui (fung sch'way), the Chinese art and science of how to site, construct, and design a home, traces its beginnings back at least 3,000, and some say, as much as 5,000 years ago
In olden times feng shui knowledge provided such common sense guidelines as: don't build your grass roof shack on a windy mountain top or too close to a river that may overflow its banks. It was also considered poor feng shui to position your stove opposite the front door, as a gust of wind coming in will flicker the flame and your rice won't cook properly. From these basics evolved profound principles of how to create a harmonious living environment. Principles that apply to any home built in any era or anywhere on planet earth.
In essence, Feng Shui philosophy contends: if the home is in harmonious surroundings and arranged in an harmonious manner, the inhabitants of that home will reflect that harmony and live more harmonious lives.
It seems simplistic to suggest that buying a new couch could change someone’s life. How does SoulSpace really work?
SoulSpace begins with exploring and understanding the choices, thoughts and intention behind all the things we have in our lives. The items that make up the interior design of our space are more than objects. They are placeholders for our emotional connections.
Things are never just things. The objects that we surround ourselves with are more than desks, chairs, accessories, pictures, plants, photos and electronic equipment. They are tools for doing things. They are cues for living. They are imbued with emotional layers and embedded metaphors that, if viewed from the right angle, can show you truths that show you where you have come from, where you are now, and where you are going.
Karma, Destiny, and the Most Difficult Parts of Living.
Denial is not just a river in Egypt.
Astrology has fascinated me since I was a child. My mother was an astrologer. I would sit and watch her piecing together numbers like a jigsaw puzzle then translating them into lovely symbols that she meticulously placed in drawing of a round circle divided into twelve segments (called "houses")—like a pie. "Hmmm," she would sometimes say, or mutter, "Oh my," or "Well, that's interesting." She was like a surgeon probing into the secret spaces of a body, looking for clues and answers.
Change happens. Sometimes it happens to us, visited upon our lives by an external source, and sometimes it happens within us, as a new dream or an impulse that expands our outlook. Sometimes the change is something we wanted, like a new job. Sometimes it is something we thought that we didn’t want, like a divorce.
Sometimes we even get so stuck in a pattern and an unconscious habit that we forget that change is always on its way.
Change is inevitable. We must be open to it, even as it seeks us. And as the interior design of our souls shift, the interior design of our homes must shift along with it to support, nurture and sustain us as we become more aligned with our soul’s calling, message and expression.
Countless books, articles, and lectures have given theories about the mysterious lost continent of Atlantis. It seems that in “New Age” literature everything originated in Atlantis. Where does this come from? The source of the Atlantis story goes back centuries to a handful of pages in “Plato’s Dialogues.” Plato, who was born somewhere around 423 BCE, was a Greek philosopher, poet, and mathematician. He wrote a story called “Critias,” where he describes the Island of Atlantis.
In the story, Critias is talking with Socrates, Timaeus, and Hermocrates. He tells them a story, told to him by his grandfather, also named Critias, who heard the story from his grandfather, Dropides (young Critias' great grandfather) who heard the story from his friend and distant cousin, Solon. Solon heard the story from an Egyptian priest while he was traveling through Egypt. The Egyptian priest heard the story from another priest who said that it had been passed down through 9,000 years of previous priests who had been told by survivors of the great deluge.
Your home has become a trash can. The trash is clutter. Clutter is anything that no longer supports you. Anything can be clutter--clothes, electronics, books, people, and activities are clutter if they no longer suit you. When there is clutter in your home, the effect of the disorder is chaos. It affects your peace of mind, health and relationships.
We need to take advantage of every possible opportunity that resonates with us--to show up--to not just think about it. The era of data collection is over. We have all read the same books, we have all listened to the same tapes. We all get the concept. Now, we have to turn it into action.
What is keeping you in bondage today?
We were each born with a seed of potential, a seed of possibility. That seed was planted within us, even before we opened our eyes to this expression of life. That seed has the potential to flourish and to grow, or if we don't find our joy, that planted seed of potential, can fade and show up as depression, discontent, anger, and more.
We often talk about "wanting to be spiritual," but being spiritual and taking care of our everyday affairs are exactly the same thing. There is no difference. With clarity we become ordinary––simply taking care of whatever comes before us. In this process, we develop trust that whatever shows up in our lives, we will meet it.