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

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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

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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

 

Change your environment to SHIFT your mindset and your life

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Changing your external environment helps you shift your mindset and your life. When you are in a new environment, like when you are traveling , your focus shifts to experiencing and noticing all of the new things around you. While I was in San Diego recently, I was captivated by the ocean, the birds, the seals and even the squirrels. Looking at these things I felt tremendous gratitude and joy. I could not look away. I was so engrossed in the scenery that I could not think of anything else. Being in this environment completely cleared my head.

Here’s the thing…you don’t need to get on a plane or travel to some distant or exotic place (although that’s fun to do) to clear your head. Try one of these ideas for gaining a fresh perspective, clearing your mind and shifting your life:

  • Visit a new place (state park, store, friend’s house)
  • Take a different route to work
  • See a new play or movie
  • Eat at a different restaurant
  • Spend time with a child…they see things as fresh and new
  • Watch animals at the zoo or in nature
  • Drive on a road you’ve never used before
  • Take a different walking path
  • Walk the opposite direction around the lake than usual

Get out of your head by changing your external environment. This leads to appreciation/gratitude and more joy on your life’s path to Finding Your Fiji.

Check out my first video from my San Diego trip here!

Clear Clutter Once and For All!

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Clear Clutter Once and For All using the KonMari Method of Tidying Up!

Clutter is not Feng Shui’s friend. I’ve written about this topic before in Do You Need a Clutter Buster? and Clearing Clutter in Disguise. There are great and useful tips in those blogs.

So why am I bringing it up again?

  1. Because despite my best efforts, I still have some clutter and I know you do too.

  2. I discovered an amazing decluttering method that actually works and had me clearing bags and bags of clutter from places in my home I didn’t think were cluttered!

  3. Clutter represents stuck energy in Feng Shui. It energetically drains you, lowers your vibration and can cause weight gain, fatigue, brain fog and many other issues.

  4. I want to help you allow the energy to FLOW in your space. And, with the clutter cleared, your Feng Shui adjustments will be much more effective! Essentially, doing this work will create a vacuum attracting everything you want right into your virtual vortex.

Marie Kondo, author of the Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, has spent a lifetime of trial and error figuring out the most effective method for decluttering your space. She had literally been obsessed with tidying (don’t you just love that word?) since she was a little girl.

How is the KonMari decluttering method different?

  1. Tidying (or decluttering) only needs to be done once. Marie’s clients have never had a relapse which is proof her system works. Having only done the first 2 parts of the system (clothes and books) I can already see how this works and more importantly FEEL the difference in my space.

  2. The KonMari Method shifts the way you look at and experience the things in your home, teaching you how to make decisions with your heart, not your head!

  3. Marie’s method honors your possessions by caring for them and finding a permanent place for everything in you home to “live”

Breakdown of the KonMari Method

A) Tidying involves 2 actions:

1. Discarding
2. Deciding where to store the items you choose to keep

B) Clear clutter by category, not by place. I mentioned this briefly in my Do You Need a Clutter Buster blog. However, Marie’s book breaks this down for you by providing a specific order:

1. Clothes
2. Books
3. Papers
4. Miscellaneous
5. Mementos

C) Discarding
The KonMari Method introduces a twist to this time-worn decluttering tradition. Instead of focusing on what to throw away, you are focusing on decising what to keep.  And here’s the golden nuggest of advice to take from this book and blog, if you don’t read further:

1. Take everything in that category out whereever it may be in the house and put it all in one place to sort.

2. Decide by picking up, touching and holding every single item and feeling what energy this sparks for you. You ONLY keep the item if it “sparks joy!” This means that you don’t think about whether you wore it yesterday or have never worn it, how much it cost, who gave it to you and so on. The only standard you use in deciding whether to keep something is if you LOVE it.

I also like Marie’s method because she thanks the items being discarded for their service. Even if you never used something, it has fulfilled it’s role. It may have brought you joy when you purchased it or when you received it or it may have been useful in some way. Someone else will love this item or if it’s broken, it may be time for it’s retirement.

D) Storage
You’ve heard this before – A place for everything and everything in it’s place, right? The way Marie determines where things should go is unique because:

  1. All things of the same category are stored together. Take safey pins, for example. How many of these to you have all over the house? Pulling them all out and putting them in one spot helps you see how much you have (and need) of things. I personally discovered a stash of toilet paper I had totally forgotten about. Needless to say, I won’t need to buy that for a while!
  1. Placing things where you put them away, not where you use them. It takes only a moment to grab something from it’s storage space, yet not knowing where you put something can cost you literally hours of time searching for it.
  1. Marie likens your items not having a home to you not having an address. Your things feel lost and uncared for. They don’t wear as well, look as good and often will break.

Folding
Marie recommends folding clothes so that you are able to see all the edges in the drawer. Folding clothes helps you see stains and tears and shows you care for your clothes so they will last longer.

Fold each piece into a simple smooth rectangle by folding the sides in first, then in 1/2 or 1/3.  Folded clothes when standing on edge should fit the height of the drawer. See Marie’s book or You tube videos for further instructions on how to fold. Fold socks in half and then in thirds with toes inside. Rolling them stretches out the bands.

Arrange clothes in your closet (the ones that seem to like to hang better) so they rise to the right. This means the heavier, longer and darker color clothes will be on the left.

Seasonal suggestion
Marie recommends keeping all of your clothes out (once you clear those you don’t love, you will have room) and simply organizing them by weight.

One of the key Feng Shui principles is that everything is energy. Your possessions, like your home itself, need to be treated with care. Making sure you surround yourself only with things you love and making sure everything has a home shows appreciation, respect and love for your things and results in those things loving you back by lasting longer and looking better.

Want more details, buy Marie’s book here!  It’s a quick read and literally can change your life. #FindingYourFiji #FengShui #Clutter #Organizing #energy #drains

Kim Julen, Shift Master
WWS Certified Feng Shui Practitioner

Certified Angel Card Reader
www.FindingYourFiji.com
651-230-7361

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Feeling Stuck? Clean Your House!

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I have a confession. A few weeks ago my house was really dirty. I mean, like you could write your name in the dust on my dresser dirty. And the sand in my back entry hall filled a dust pan! Those of you who live in winter wonderlands know what I’m talking about, right? Somehow the sand they spread on the roads to keep cars from slipping just appears in the house, like magic, except not as much fun.

The dirt was getting to me. I was also feeling stuck, unmotivated and even a bit lethargic. So, I took a day off from working to clean.

I don’t really love cleaning. I know there are people who do love it. I love having a clean house, but scrubbing the floors, dusting, vacuuming and cleaning toilets is not my idea of a great way to spend my day off.

But I did it. And, I enjoyed it. Really, I did!!

Listen here to learn how I found the joy.

Cleaning your home is a great way to shake things up and get back in the flow. Your home, whether it’s an apartment, a condo, a dorm room or a mansion, is meant to support you. The better care you take of your home, the better your home can take care of you!

While I cleaned my home, I felt gratitude for these things:

  • Sand ~ helps us keep traction on the roads
  • Peace Lily ~ fragrant blooming flowers and greenery
  • Kitchen table ~ a place for community
  • Stove ~ cooks my food (tied to wealth & health)
  • Refrigerator ~ keeps everything cold and fresh
  • Toilet ~ indoor plumbing when it’s below zero outside
  • Toilet Brush ~ so I don’t have to stick my hand in the toilet!

Cleaning your home, top to bottom, really well, is a way of thanking your home for supporting you. Cleaning naturally involves moving things around which shifts the energy in your space. It’s like removing the cog in a wheel that’s been stuck which suddenly allows you to get rolling and move forward again!

Kim Julen is the owner of Finding Your Fiji LLC and a Wind & Water School Certified Feng Shui Practitioner and a Certified Angel Card Reader.

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My Secret for Speeding up the Law of Attraction

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Finding Your Fiji is all about creating and living your dream life. Anyone can do this – anytime, anywhere, under any circumstance. Creating the reality you want to experience is so much fun and I love sharing my “secrets” about how you can do this yourself. These are not just concepts. These are strategies, actions and rituals that have worked for me and other people I know. The source of my knowledge is expansive: books, workshops, CDs, live events and interactions with others who have created their dream lives. I am continually learning and putting more of the pieces of the dream life puzzle together. Learning helps me grow and if you are not growing, you are dying.

The Law of Attraction is the senior law, above any other universal law including the Law of Gravity. To make the Law of Attraction work for you, you need to continually focus on feeling good – every month, every week, every day, every hour and every moment. Feeling good should be your number one goal at all times.

How do you tell if you are feeling good? It’s easy! You have a wonderful built in guidance system. It’s your emotions. You have a range of negative emotions – emotions that don’t feel good when you encounter them: worry, fear, anger, anxiety, sadness, irritation, impatience and doubt, to name a few. You also have a range of positive emotions, which feel good when they arise: anticipation, joy, happiness, excitement, peace, wonder, appreciation, gratitude and bliss. How often do you experience bliss? If you experience bliss on a daily basis, I would be willing to bet that you are living a good chunk of your dream life already.

How you feel is your Law of Attraction barometer. If you are feeling good, you know the things you most want in life are speeding towards you. If you are feeling bad, you must accept that the things you want are being placed in a universal escrow. They will remain there until you start feeling good on a consistent basis. Then they will flow to you, like a virtual river of abundance.  

So, how does this work on a daily basis? All day long, it’s your job to focus on things that make you feel good or if you are feeling bad, on things that make you feel a little bit better and a little bit better until you are feeling good again. Use anything that works for you. For me, nature is my go to good feeling source. I find joy in looking at the beautiful trees or basking in the sunshine (now that our Minnesota summer has finally arrived), a pretty little bird that lands on my deck, flowers at the garden center, the scent of Lilac bushes, the feel of a warm breeze on my skin, a colorful sunset or even an expected sighting of a beaver in the water on an evening walk.

When I meet or see people in passing, I focus on finding something I like about them…maybe they have eyes that are a unique color or I like the purse they are carrying or the shoes they have on or they have a great smile. When I see something I like and it’s appropriate to share, I tell the person directly. This not only makes them feel good, it creates a connection between us.  I also find this practice helps impress this person into my memory and that they, in turn, often remember me.

Focusing on feeling good is something you can, and should do individually on a daily basis. This practice alone will help raise your vibration. The higher your vibration or your energy, the faster you will attract the things you want into your life.

When people are connected in one room – physically together and sharing the same space – their energies or vibrations meld together and create another, more powerful and higher vibration. And, if the individuals in the group are all focused on feeling good and raising their energetic vibrations, it works like a nitro boost for the individuals, allowing them to attract the things they want at a faster pace.

In 2011, I attended three Tony Robbins’ events: Unleash the Power Within in March in Florida, Business Mastery in June in Fiji and Date with Destiny in Palm Springs in December. Saying that all of these events were high energy is an understatement. Tony has a real gift for raising the energy levels and vibrations of his attendees and for keeping that energy up for days at a time.

I took time out of my busy schedule to attend these events for a week or two at a time. Many people said they couldn’t afford to take that much time away from their business, especially those that are self- employed. Yet, my business boomed and I increased my sales by over $100,000 that year!

I learned some things that were helpful in my business and in my life. Honestly, though, I didn’t implement half of the things that I learned. I’m convinced it was more about getting that regular infusion of good positive, vibration-raising energy at regular intervals that year which gave my business that big boost.

Not everyone works for themselves or has the flexibility to travel to events like this for weeks at a time. Maybe money is an issue since you haven’t yet attracted the million dollar income you’ve been telling the universe you want. So…how can you raise your vibration to start attracting what you want in your life?

Participating in high energy, high vibration group activities on a regular basis will propel you to your dream life like a rocket. Energy Circles, a unique group meditation and energy exchanging experience created by Earth Mentor, David Nelson, is one tool I’m using to increase my energetic vibration. They are so powerful that I’ve teamed up with David to offer Energy Circles on a regular basis around the Twin Cities metro area.