Mirror, Mirror On The Wall

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Feng Shui Properties and Placement of Mirrors

Mirrors are a wonderful tool to use for Feng Shui adjustments yet they also carry a lot of energy, so you want to be certain you are placing them appropriately.

Mirrors have many properties and in Feng Shui represent the element of water. They provide vision, bring clarity and can also lift energy “up” in a space. Mirrors help us see and be prepared for what’s coming to us (illuminating our blind spots). Further, mirrors affect how we view ourselves.

Common Feng Shui Uses for Mirrors

  • Filling in areas of the Bagua that are missing, such as when a home is not a complete square/rectangle (read this Blog for an explanation of the Feng Shui Bagua)
  • Expanding spaces
  • Remedying a “blocking” wall (a wall that is too close to the door)
  • Adding the element of water to a space
  • Softening a “blade” edge created by an odd-shaped bedroom
  • Deflecting energy
  • Doubling burners on your stove, and thus your wealth
  • Pulling in a bedroom that is in front of the front door or outside the bagua
  • Lifting energy in bathrooms
  • Creating a “window”
  • Containing or dousing fire energy (fireplaces, furnaces, stoves)

I often make Feng Shui recommendations that involve the placement of mirrors. For some adjustments, size doesn’t matter and we’ll use small “lipstick” sized mirrors to fill in a missing piece or to act as a virtual carwash at the entrance to an office. For other adjustments, such as pulling in several bedrooms that are in front of the front door, we want a more substantial mirror.

Mirrors Dos

  • Have a full length mirror in your home as this gives you a clear vision of where you’re going, of who you are and how you make your way through the world
  • Use a mirror behind your stove to “double your burners” and thus double wealth
  • Cover mirrored closet doors in bedrooms
  • Have a mirror at an appropriate height for children
  • Use mirrors in bathrooms to lift the energy (counteracting “draining” toilets)
  • Add a mirror in a room that needs more windows (we want a 3 to 1 window to door ratio in each room) except in bedrooms
  • Consult a Feng Shui practitioner before placing a Bagua mirror (octagonal shaped) as these mirrors carry very powerful energy and are warranted in very few cases

Avoid…

  • Cracked mirrors (and glass in photo frames)
  • Antique or tinted mirrors (cloud your vision and decrease clarity) These mirrors may also carry the energy from the prior owners.
  • Mosaic or mirrored tiles (cutting energy can lead to health issues)
  • Split mirrors in bathrooms as this splits the couple
  • Mirrors that reflect toilets, dirty drains or clutter (don’t want to double that!)
  • Placing mirrors too high/low (tallest and smallest adults should fully see their face)
  • Mirrors in the bedroom (it’s a lot of energy which can disrupt sleep)
  • Seeing your reflection in a mirror while in bed (it will bring a third person into your relationship)

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NOTE: There are many mirror placements I cannot recommend without laying an accurate Bagua map on your space. For these situations, a home consultation (in person or via Skype) is recommended for proper placement.

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Feng Shui can be confusing. Do you need help figuring out your Bagua? Do you want help determining what to do within your home to boost the power of your intentions for Health, Career, Finances and Relationships?

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The Energetic Challenge of Ashes

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Keeping ashes in your home is a Feng Shui Challenge

Many people keep the ashes of their loved ones in their homes and often they are placing them in a location within the home that is energetically harming them. The energy of non-living things (not only ashes, but also dried flowers and other “dead” items) can create many difficulties — everything from lost opportunities and income to health and relationship challenges.

Dead things and ashes, whether human or pet remains, represent stuck or stagnant energy and it is best to remove them from your home. If you have dead trees in your yard, remove them. If you have plants that are dead or dying and cannot be revived, remove them.

Note: If the plant was placed as a Feng Shui adjustment and died, it has likely taken the energetic “hit” for you. Thank it for it’s service to you and replace the plant with a bigger or more expensive one.

Remove dried flowers unless they have special significance to you, such as a wedding bouquet. Consider whether you can remember the event through pictures with the living flowers instead. If you wish to keep the dried flowers, preserve and honor them by placing them in a shadow box or other container.

Many of my clients do not wish to remove the ashes of their loved ones from their home. In these cases, I make recommendations on where the ashes can be placed to do the least harm. Let’s first be clear about where ashes should not be placed within the home:

  1. In the Bedroom or outside the bedroom door. The bedroom is your place of rest, rejuvenation and romance. Keeping ashes here can negatively affect your health as well as your romantic relationships, where the deceased loved one is literally coming between you and a vibrant life with those who are still living and with your own body that is still alive.
  2. In the Dining Room. The dining room is where you take in food to nourish your body. We want living things in this space to signify life-giving energy to your body.
  3. In the Kitchen. The kitchen is where your food is cooked, which also nourishes your body and the stove is located here, which is symbolizes your wealth so keeping ashes in this location can affect both your health and your finances.
  4. Near the Front Door. As you’ve read in my previous blogs, the front door is considered the “Mouth of Chi” where all the energy and opportunities come into your home. Keeping ashes, or other non-living things in this area can push opportunities away and prevent abundance from flowing to you.

 

 

 

Ashes you wish to keep should be placed in a common area, like a family room or living room and well away from the front door, kitchen, dining room or your bedrooms.

Do you wish you could connect with your loved one who has passed? I can help you with this! Through my work as an Angel Card reader and psychic I’m able to connect you with your loved ones. I’ve found these souls have beautiful messages for you and are so happy when I’m able to relay them and share the ways they are present in your everyday life. To learn more about my Angel Reading services and book your reading visit my website.

There is a special Feng Shui adjustment called the Sealing the Doors Ceremony that is beneficial and recommended to be performed when:

  • You are keeping ashes in the home
  • You’ve had bad luck in a house
  • You’ve been robbed
  • Occupants are feeling unsafe
  • Your home is located across from a church, cemetery or funeral home
  • You suspect other living spirits are present within your house

To obtain a copy of the Sealing the Doors adjustment, please email me at Kim@FindingYourFiji.com. I will request that you honor the Red Envelope tradition in exchange for receiving the adjustment.
Sealing the Doors Kits are also available for purchase on my Finding Your Fiji Etsy site.

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Feng Shui can be confusing. Do you need help figuring out your Bagua? Do you want help determining what to do within your home to boost the power of your intentions for Health, Career, Finances and Relationships?

Let’s chat! I offer a FREE 20 minute Virtual Coffee Chat. I’d love to get to know you better and give you 2-4 ideas to help you shift the energy in your space and in your life. Click here to book it: http://bitly.com/2ChatwithKim

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Kim Julen, Shiftmaster  WWS Certified Feng Shui Practitioner Certified Angel Card Reader Life and Business Coach bringing harmony to your head, your heart and your home. www.FindingYourFiji.com  651-230-7361

Feng Shui for Work: Desk Placement Tips

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Take charge of your career by moving your desk

Do you feel out of control at work? Surprised or unprepared for what comes at you or like you’re handling too many pesky details? The position of your desk is an important factor that affects how you feel at work, your productivity and your reputation.

If your desk is…  

  • Vulnerable to the door (meaning you can’t see the door from where you sit – like when your back is to the door) you may feel unprepared and surprised by what or who comes in. It’s an uneasy feeling that can not only make it difficult to focus but also leave you feeling like you’re constantly putting out fires rather than doing the business shifting tasks.

Desk Vulnerable to Door

  • Too close to the door you are in what we call in Feng Shui “the Gatekeeper” position and you are likely handling a lot of things that could be handled by someone else. If you’re the boss and you’re in this position, you may be doing secretary type work or have employees coming to you constantly with issues someone else could be handling.
  • In line with the door there is a lot of energy coming at you and you may find it difficult to focus on your work.

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So, where should your desk be placed? In the COMMAND POSITION, of course! The command position is the farthest location from the door, facing the door. Ideally, I like to see a solid wall behind you as that provides more support than a row of windows, for instance.

Desk Command position

In Command Position

What do I do if I cannot move my desk?

If you cannot move your desk and you are: 

  • Facing a wall or vulnerable to the door, add a mirror in front of you that will allow you to see the door when you sit at your desk. The mirror allows you to see what’s coming at you & to be prepared.
  • In line with the door or too close to the door, hang a small round crystal between you and the door. Ideally this would be hung from a 9” red thread or ribbon. The round crystal helps balance the energy and disperse it so it’s not hitting you as you sit at your desk.

 

Being in the command position (or using the recommended Feng Shui adjustments) puts you in control of your career and your business. It allows you to feel prepared for what’s coming at you and brings you feelings of peace and calm. When you place your desk in the command position, you’ll be better able to focus on your work and worry less about the unexpected.

 

BONUS Tip! Get a high back chair with arms. This is about being the executive in your business/career. You don’t see high level exec’s sitting on a folding chair, do you?

If you feel stuck in your business and want help getting back in the flow, schedule your FREE Virtual Coffee Chat today: http://bitly.com/2ChatwithKim

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Feng Shui can be confusing. Do you need help figuring out your Bagua? Do you want help determining what to do within your home to boost the power of your intentions for Health, Career, Finances and Relationships?

Let’s chat! I offer a FREE 20 minute Virtual Coffee Chat. I’d love to get to know you better and give you 2-4 ideas to help you shift the energy in your space and in your life. Click here to book it: http://bitly.com/2ChatwithKim

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Kim Julen, Shiftmaster  WWS Certified Feng Shui Practitioner Certified Angel Card Reader Life and Business Coach bringing harmony to your head, your heart and your home. www.FindingYourFiji.com  651-230-7361

 

Health – Center Of It All

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In Feng Shui and in life, health is key.

The center area of the Feng Shui Bagua represents Health. It touches all other areas of the Bagua, just as the state of your health affects every area of your life, right? Your health affects your creativity, your children, your relationships, your reputation, your finances, your family, your ability to learn, to travel and most definitely affects your career.

There are many things in the center of your home/Bagua that may be affecting your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health on an energetic level. To learn where your center is, review my blog, Your Space Reflects Your Life – What Is Yours Saying?

The center of your home, as a reflection of your health, should feel safe and welcoming. It’s a bonus if you can actually sit in your center. Add the color Yellow (which is the Feng Shui Health color) or the element of Earth (anything square, earth tones or earthy material such as ceramics) to your center to give your health a boost.

If you have any of these situations in your Bagua center, they could be affecting your physical, mental, emotional or spiritual health:

  1. Clutter = Stuck energy and it drains you physically and mentally. It can cause fatigue and depression as well as weight issues or a sense of heaviness. For tips on clearing clutter, check out these blogs:
    Clear Clutter Once and For All!
    Clearing Clutter in “Disguise”
    Do You Need a Clutter Buster?

  2. Bathrooms = Health going down the drain or getting flushed away. We love our metaphors in Feng Shui! For more of the dirty details and what to do to alleviate the draining energy, check out my blog Down the Drain: How Toilets Affect your Life.

  3. Hallway = Energy picking up too much speed, feeling like you can’t catch your breath or slow down enough to relax. If your bedroom is at the end of a long hallway, this can cause digestive issues.
  4. Stairs = Up and down health.
  5. Stove, Fireplace or Furnace = Burn up your health.

As always, whenever you are doing an adjustment, your intention is the most important ingredient.

Remember, never make adjustments when you are tired, angry, lonely or hungry. You want to feel good when making changes to put good energy into your space!

There are many areas besides your center that can be affecting your health. If you are having serious health issues, I recommend consulting with a professional Feng Shui practitioner to help shift the energy and support your return to optimal health.

*Feng Shui can be confusing. Do you need help figuring out your Bagua? Do you want help determining what to do within your home to boost the power of your intentions for Health, Career, Finances and Relationships?

Let’s chat! I offer a FREE 20 minute Virtual Coffee Chat. I’d love to get to know you better and give you 2-4 ideas to help you shift the energy in your space and in your life. Click here to book it: http://bitly.com/2ChatwithKim

Get your FREE GIFT – 9 Fast Feng  Shui Fixes to Attract Abundance

For more regular inspiration, Connect with me on Facebook: Finding Your Fiji

Kim Julen, Shiftmaster
WWS Certified Feng Shui Practitioner
Certified Angel Card Reader
Life and Business Coach bringing harmony to your head, your heart and your home. www.FindingYourFiji.com
651-230-7361

 

Destined to WIN

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It’s official…

I am Destined to WIN!

Five years ago when I attended my first Women in Networking (WIN) event, the annual conference, they were giving out awards to women in the group who exemplified certain qualities. Many cried and you could tell that the awards meant a lot to them. I had the intuition or maybe I set the intention in that moment…”That’s going to be me one day!”
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I didn’t really think it would take me 5 years to do it…lol. However, I also had a completely different business then  (I was a jewelry designer and buying gold and silver). Now, having created a business around my passions and helping others live their dream lives, the award has much more meaning to me.
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I have been nominated for one or more of the awards the last few years. This year, I was nominated for all 3 awards: Destined to WIN, Spirited Leader and the Connector award. I had to choose which one I wanted to “put my name in the hat” for and I chose Destined to WIN because it exemplifies what I’m feeling.
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You may not know this, but entrepreneurship is in my blood. My 91 year old dad, Donny, had 14 different businesses in his lifetime. Everything from the first Beer Nut franchise in Minnesota and a golf driving range to coffee shops, restaurants and bars. He often ran multiple businesses at once and built a supper club in St. Paul called Donny’s. He and my mom even ran the 3M Chemolite cafeteria for over 30 years!
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I always remember the story my dad shared with me about watching a worker walk up to the building one morning. Dad said he  looked miserable, like he really hated coming to work. My dad encouraged me to do what I love, that we work so many hours in our life, you should enjoy what you’re doing. And I do! Coaching clients, figuring out the Feng Shui puzzle of their spaces and connecting with Angels…it all lights me up and is so much fun for me to do that it doesn’t feel like work.
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Winning the Destined to WIN award means many things to me. It’s a pat on the back that we, as solo-preneurs, so rarely get. It encourages me to keep going and reminds me I have a team of cheerleaders (my fellow WIN members, clients, friends and family) rooting for me. And, it’s a sign post that I’m on my way to Finding my own Fiji!
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Kim Julen, Shiftmaster 
WWS Certified Feng Shui Practitioner
Certified Angel Card Reader
Life and Business Coach bringing harmony to your head, your heart and your home.
www.FindingYourFiji.com  

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Cry If You Want To ~ Tears Cleanse

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For Crying Out Loud is a Good Thing!

When tears come to you, do you try to stop them? Do you wipe them quickly away in embarrassment? Do you mentally beat yourself up for being weak?

The next time you want to cry, thank your tears, embrace them and welcome them. Feel the emotions that come up with these tears. There is knowledge contained within them for you.

Please let your tears flow. Tears are a wonderful cleansing mechanism. They are letting go of energy that is stuck in your body. It is a release. It is a cleansing. When you cry, you are cleansing your energy field. You are washing away the fears and the doubts. You are washing away the worries that you have. You are washing away and clearing your energy field so that you can hear your inner guidance and your Angels and guides.

Tears connect you with your soul’s light. They are an outward expression of your emotions and emotions are information. So tears are a wonderful tool. You have tried for a long time to stop the tears. And you have been embarrassed by the tears, yet the tears are a sign that things are moving. They are a sign for you that you are progressing.

Tears (and chills) often come when you are connecting with information your soul knows to be right and true. Your soul knows that this is what you were meant to access and so the tears come to cleanse and wash away doubts and fears and worries so that you can open your heart and feel one with the Divine again.

So please, when the tears arise,  let them come.

Let them go.

Let them flow.

Let your tears come. Let your tears go. Let your tears flow.

Author note
In 2013 I began connecting with and channeling a non-physical collective. The spokesperson of this group is Christine. Other names have come through to me as members of the collective as well. Essentially, these are my guides. When I first began connecting with them, I would go into a meditation and record the wisdom they relayed. Now, their guidance comes organically and continuously to me without need for a specific setting or prayer. This blog comes from a direct communication I had with my guides in November of 2013. I stumbled upon it in my word docs and was urged to share it now.

 
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Certified Angel Card Reader
Life and Business Coach bringing harmony to your head, your heart and your home.
www.FindingYourFiji.com 
651-230-7361

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Boost Holiday Cheer

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Boost Holiday Cheer wherever you are in the world with these 12 Quick Feng Shui and Energy Tips!

Holidays are a time of joy, of stress, of fun activities, parties and obligations. Sail through this year’s holiday with ease and grace.

#1)  Hang a bell on your front door to attract good energy and opportunities and gain clarity about your career. You can leave the bell there all year long if you like. Bells also help you (and others) make decisions. See my Bells Brrrring Good Things blog for more information on the magic of bells in Feng Shui adjustments.

#2)  Balance the fire energy in your space. With the holidays comes a lot of red (fire energy) and green (wood energy which feeds the fire). By adding a balance of the other elements, things will feel calmer:
Water ~ Shape is wavy, Color is black/navy blue, Material is water
Metal ~ Shape is round, Color is white, Material is metal
Earth ~ Shape is square, Color is yellow, Material is earth/clay rocks/ceramics

#3)  Keep your stove clean and use all the burners. This will activate more wealth and abundance since the stove represents wealth. Read more about the meaning of Stoves and get my 9 Fast Feng Shui Fixes here!

#4)  Send love to family and friends, especially those that seem to irritate or annoy you at this time of year. How do you do that?
Envision love coming from your heart (could be a pink mist, red or pink hearts, balloons or just a cozy, loving feeling) and send it out to the person as you are thinking about them. Imagine that mist, color or hearts enveloping the person in cozy goodness. Ahhhhhh….Love truly transforms all things! For more about romantic love, review my Feng Shui for Love blog.

#5)  With all the holiday excitement, it’s important to stay grounded. Taking a walk outside, even if it’s only for 10 minutes will help clear your head and ground your body in the hear and now. Or visit somewhere new to gain a fresh perspective. Find more thoughts on Change Your Environment to Change Your Life here.

#6)  Clear out the clutter! Get rid of everything you no longer love or use to make room for the things you really want. Pick up Marie Kondo’s amazing book, “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” or review my 3 blogs on clearing clutter. Clutter is not your friend any time of the year, but especially now with the extra holiday decorations about.
Do You Need A Clutter Buster?
Clearing Clutter in “Disguise”
Create Your Dream Space by Decluttering

#7)  Find a quiet space to recharge. This could be a meditation or reading nook or even a hot bath with candles and soft music can whisk you away from the hustle and bustle of this season. Maybe cozying up on the couch to watch a holiday classic or rent War Room that just came out on Redbox which will not only recharge, but inspire you!

#8)  Drink lots of water to keep hydrated, to stay grounded and to help cleanse your system of the delicious non-healthy food you’re enjoying. This is especially needed when drinking alcohol so have a glass of water with your egg nog or wine!

#9)  Take an Epsom salt bath to clear your personal energy field. Emotions run high at this time of year and it’s helpful to keep your own energy field clean and clear of other people’s muck.

#10)  Clear your home by smudging with sage. This has also been proven to reduce the bacteria in your space so it will keep you mentally, emotionally and physically healthier. This is especially important after hosting parties as people drag in lower energies and often leave them behind when they go. I have Clearing Kits on my Etsy site.

#11)  Set your intentions for each holiday gathering you attend. Think about how do you want to feel and what you want to experience. Peaceful, joyful, relaxed, happy, fun, laughter, love & connection are a few words that come to my mind. The drive time to your holiday gatherings is a great time to do intention-setting!

#12)  Start dreaming of next year. What do you want to be, do and have in the New Year? Use the Feng Shui life areas to bring balance to 2016 by setting goals or intentions for each area: Wealth, Family, Knowledge, Career, Travel/Helpful People, Creativity & Children, Partnership, Fame & Reputation and Health (which touches all areas of your life). Sit down with magazines and tear out pictures of things you like. Think about places you want to visit or stuff you long to do. My Intentional Goal Setting blog provides more ideas on making next year an amazing success!

If you need some help dreaming, I’m offering a Feng Shui Dream Board Workshop in Woodbury, MN on January 16, 2015. For those outside the Twin Cities metro area, watch for my Online Dream Board workshop coming soon!

I’m also offering a 4 week series for love relationships in February in Burnsville, MN:  Enhancing and Attracting Relationships.

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Kim Julen is a WWS Certified Feng Shui Practitioner and a  Certified Angel Card Reader. www.FindingYourFiji.com  651-230-7361

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