What is Feng Shui, and How Does It Work?Written by Stephanie Roberts
Feng shui (say "fung shway"), often called art of placement, could just as accurately be called "the art of flow." This ancient Chinese practice, literally translated as "wind" and "water," aims to maximize beneficial movement of chi--the universal life force present in all things--through an environment.
Just as fresh air and clean water nourish our bodies, so does fresh, clean chi nourish our homes and our lives. When flow of chi through our space is blocked, weak, or misdirected, our relationships, cash flow, creativity, health, and career can suffer. Chi wants to meander gracefully through a space, like a gentle breeze or a winding stream. When it flows too strongly, it becomes like a hurricane or flood. We are likely to feel tossed about by winds of change, unstable, prone to crises, struggling to "keep our heads above water." Where chi is blocked it becomes stale and stagnant, like a pond choked with algae and fallen leaves. We may feel tired, run down, depressed, unable to focus, hampered in our efforts to move forward in our lives.
In a corporate environment, poor feng shui can result in miscommunication between managers and employees, conflicts among team members, and lack of support for key initiatives. Individuals may be overlooked for promotions or deserved raises, suffer damage to their reputation in company, or even lose their job. The company may have difficulty attracting or keeping key customers.
My ClairsentienceWritten by Heidi B. Lapin
I have been clairsentient “psychic” (I hate word “psychic”) all my life. I will skip all regular everyday psychic stuff because it really isn’t that interesting as some of better things I’ll talk about. Once I was content with knowing I had “the gift”, it was kind of neat to realize that not everyone did. When you’re a kid, you really don’t know any different. I admit, it is an interesting talent, for a lack of a better word, but sometimes it feels like a curse. There are times when I know things I don’t want to know. You can’t just turn it off and on when it is convenient. You learn to take positive with negative and learn ethics involved with it all. Once you get a handle on ups and downs, you can use ability to help others who want your help. I do that by doing readings. One of ways I read is by psychometry. I hold an object or picture and get vibes and messages from it. Another is just hearing voice of client in person or via phone. I always tell my clients not to give me too much detail; less I am told, better I can see. The most common question I’m asked is how my abilities work. I’ll try to explain how I “see”, but it has always been difficult for me to describe. The most common way I see is as if a thought just appears in my mind. It isn’t at all like someone is whispering it my ear, or holding a flash card in front of my face for me to read from. For example, a woman came into animal hospital where I work to sell some kind of promotional spa package deal. She mentioned she had a dog at home that was kind of sick at time. I asked her if her dog’s name was Daisy or Hazel. She said, “Daisy…how did you…?” With a spooked look on her face I just answered, “Oh, it’s just this strange thing I have.” At that point, I decided to play with this sales lady a bit just to see her reaction. I went on to ask, “Oh, Daisy’s a Christmas baby, huh? She’s going to be 4 years old this year?” She answered, “Yes, oh my God, how do you do that?” I smiled and asked her to take Daisy back to her veterinarian for a check-up since it had been a few months since she had brought her in. I told her to ask veterinarian to do a food allergy test. I was sensing this woman was focusing more on dog having a problem with an internal organ, but an ingredient found in many dog foods was causing symptoms. She took my business card and called me a few weeks later. Her vet sent her to specialist (allergist) and it turned out that Daisy was allergic to 2 different ingredients and that was what was making her ill. So, thoughts, vibes, and pictures appear to me in that same way. I just seem to know, as if I matter-of-factly knew something. I don’t think about where it comes from. A cool memorable experience was one night when I was doing an in-person reading. (I did a majority over phone.) A woman suspected her husband was fooling around with someone she thought she knew. I told her that before she accused him of anything, or confronted him; go to his office when he is not around. I told her to look in bottom, right-hand drawer of his desk and she would find a greeting card in a florescent colored envelope. In that envelope would be a card “she” gave to him. If I was correct, I wanted her to call me immediately to schedule another reading (no extra charge, of course!) She found card and our next session was about 2 days later. I put myself in what I call a conscious real-time OBE to enable myself to see house that her husband was currently at. I described house in detail, where his car was parked, and found my O.B. self in backyard. I was standing at bottom of a small hill looking upward at yard. I described wooden decking, where bushes were placed, and rectangular door with a narrow vertical window that a hall light was shining through. I described bushes, trees, and garden hose that was unraveled on deck. She seemed to know exactly who’s house I was describing. Unfortunately, I was accurate and she had to deal with situation at hand.