The Chi of New Homes ... Feng Shui-ness and Destiny

Written by Edward B. Toupin

When my wife and I were searching for a new Las Vegas home in 2002, we wanted it to have a solid foundation based on Feng Shui principles. My wife researchedrepparttar essentials and we decided to build a home that met our needs and supported good Chi. The internal layout ofrepparttar 122326 furniture was a slow process because we want to ensure that everything "was energy (Chi) efficient". We even went so far as to pick a plot of land that had a curvy street in front and located on a hill with a view of a "city of money". With all ofrepparttar 122327 work we did in buildingrepparttar 122328 structure and embellishingrepparttar 122329 interior,repparttar 122330 house feels fantastic andrepparttar 122331 energy feeds us and moves us forward!

This positive experience tickled my curiosity and I decided to assemble some of our observations, based on our initial house hunting and, later, my interest and research. Inrepparttar 122332 Las Vegas area, I focused on Feng Shui "compatibility" based on empty new-builds. All ofrepparttar 122333 homes were built withinrepparttar 122334 last five years and were unoccupied. I acquired a few pictures and comparedrepparttar 122335 structures and placement of built-in components (i.e., doors, windows, and potential placement of furniture as necessitated byrepparttar 122336 structure) to several books and resources I have available on Feng Shui. Inrepparttar 122337 end, I noticed some consistencies with regard torepparttar 122338 class of individual for whichrepparttar 122339 homes were built.

Since we are newbies to Feng Shui, I submittedrepparttar 122340 research to a few Feng Shui experts to see if we were "inrepparttar 122341 ballpark". Some ofrepparttar 122342 conclusions I came up with and discussed with these experts were:

* For homes withinrepparttar 122343 Upper class of society,repparttar 122344 structures were built to support power and money. * For homes withinrepparttar 122345 Upper-Middle class of society,repparttar 122346 structures were built to support employment and consumption. * For homes withinrepparttar 122347 Lower to Middle class of society,repparttar 122348 structures were built to support production. * For homes withinrepparttar 122349 Retirement class of society,repparttar 122350 structures were built to support endings and isolation from society (e.g., foot of bed facing an external door).

Those Pesky Paradigms - Why Remote Viewing is so controversial

Written by By Dane Spotts

Those Pesky Paradigms

Why is PSI TECH and remote viewing so controversial and misunderstood? Well, in essence we are sellingrepparttar idea of round-the-world cruises to people who still thinkrepparttar 122325 world is flat. When you describe Technical Remote Viewing® to someone who has no experience or knowledge base regarding it, you usually see them roll their eyes intorepparttar 122326 back of their head. "Remote what? Is that like some psychic thing?" Remote Viewing can't possibly be real. Collecting data about people and events remote in time and space with just a pen, paper, and alert mind sounds like an invention of a modern day PT Barnum. Yet almost all Americans believe they possess ESP or a sixth sense. So why is it so hard to believe inrepparttar 122327 possibility of technology that taps into and focuses that innate ability? A technologyrepparttar 122328 Pentagon spent $20 million developing and kept secret for 17 years.

For those of us who have learnedrepparttar 122329 skill of TRV® by installingrepparttar 122330 protocols into our autonomic nervous system and perform TRV on a daily basis, we are constantly amazed byrepparttar 122331 fact thatrepparttar 122332 human mind really can do this. And because we have become so immersed in our own TRV culture, we tend to forget what it was like before we learned this skill. If it's still incredible for those of us who practice TRV that we possess this ability, it must be totally incredulous to someone who has no idea what it even is.

Humans have a long history of not accepting new ideas until forced to, usually because their very survival is at stake. Inrepparttar 122333 words of Ghandi, "First they laugh at you, then they fear you, then they fight you, then you win." The process for a new paradigm or belief system to become established in a society, can take generations.

But why? Why do new ideas that benefit mankind to such a degree as remote viewing, cause such defensive angst?

Galileo Found Guilty Of Heresy

Travel back in time with me. The year is 1633. The headline on this spring day throughout Europe reads, "Galileo Found Guilty of Heresy: Condemned to Life Imprisonment For Publishing That The Earth Moves." Galileo inventedrepparttar 122334 telescope. His observations strengthened his belief in Copernicus' theory that Earth and all other planets revolve aroundrepparttar 122335 Sun. Most people in Galileo's time believed thatrepparttar 122336 Earth wasrepparttar 122337 center ofrepparttar 122338 Universe and thatrepparttar 122339 Sun and planets revolved around it. The Catholic Church wasrepparttar 122340 ruling authority ofrepparttar 122341 day and when Galileo published his paper on his theory, it infuriatedrepparttar 122342 Pope. Sorepparttar 122343 Pope ordered Galileo imprisoned for life to prevent him from further disseminating his discoveries.

Ever wonder why whenever you discuss politics or religion to people whose ideas oppose yours they immediately become entrenched and ultra-defensive about their beliefs? Evenrepparttar 122344 most intelligent and logically minded are reduced to emotionally charged argument and fights. It's because they are protecting their paradigms. A paradigm is a belief system. It's a set of shared assumptions, and values that constitute a way of viewing reality. These fundamental beliefs do not change easily in individuals or cultures. Usually not until a person repeatedly encounters evidence that Reality is simply not as one had thought it was.

The first response to evidence that challenges an existing paradigm is to deny it. We accuse such people of fraud or even witchcraft and convince ourselves thatrepparttar 122345 evidence that seems so contrary to our reality as we know it simply does not exist. When a belief system is threatened because it is in conflict with cultural institutions or an individual's paradigms it evokes a survival response. Wars are started over such ideological conflicts.

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