As we start the new year, all of us on the FSIM Board are grateful for you,
our Practitioner and Friend members, as well as everyone on our email list. Thank you for following us and attending our meetings. We have had a lot of new people sign up for our newsletters, so welcome - we appreciate your interest in Feng Shui and our organization!
We had a record turnout for our Annual Meeting last week with our fabulous speakers Echo Bodine and Carole Hyder. See Debbie Miller's article below for a recap of their presentations.
In addition, we have more amazing speakers lined up this year (Dawn Morningstar, and Wes Hamilton), as well as a field trip to the Normandale Japanese Garden. Watch for registrations in this and upcoming newsletters prior to each event. Thank you for your support!
Wishing you peace, health and prosperity in 2022!
FSIM 2022 Annual Meeting Recap
by Deborah Miller, FSIM President
This year’s FSIM Annual Meeting was on Zoom on January 11th, 2022. This was one of our largest (if not THE largest) FSIM meetings with 91 registered attendees! As the facilitator of the meeting, I want to share how wonderful it is to see everyone as they log in and greet each other! Hopefully, we will soon be able to meet in person!
Carole Hyder was our first speaker, and she shared with us a summary of what to expect from the Year of the Water Tiger. The Year of the Water Tiger is a Yang Water year. The energy of the Tiger is Wood. In the Chinese Element cycle, Water feeds Wood, which could be a more productive year! I especially like Carole’s forecasts because she tries to present the information in a positive way. She reminds us that no matter what your Chinese zodiac animal is, you can receive additional support by meditating or doing one good deed every day.
The information Carole shared about the Feng Shui 20 Year Cycles and the new Period 9 Cycle starting in 2024 was especially intriguing. We have studied this information, but a reminder that 2024 is fast approaching. I will be doing more research before deciding whether to proceed with a remodel in 2022, 2023 or wait until 2024 – changing my home to Period 9!
Our next speaker was Echo Bodine, teaching us the difference between psychic abilities and intuition. She shared with us the different ways that we can receive psychic information: Clairaudience (the gift of hearing), Clairvoyance (the gift of
seeing images), Clairsentience (sensing & recognizing feelings), and Clairgustance (the gift of taste and smell). Echo also talked about validating this received information by using our intuition and the difference between the two. I think this was extremely valuable information for everyone to help recognize the gifts that we already have!
In addition to the wonderful information shared by our speakers, Carole & Echo, some of my favorite moments from this event were due to the obvious comradery they share! Their enthusiasm was infectious and set a tone for the entire presentation. Words that kept coming up during the presentation were Hopefulness, Creativity, and Newness. I am optimistic that these ideas represent what we can look forward to in the upcoming Year of the Water Tiger!
Join us for our April Quarterly
"Three Simple Steps to Living in a Beautiful State-No Matter What is Happening Around You"
When: Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Where: Via Zoom
Program starts at 7:00 pm
With Special Guest Speaker:
Dawn Morningstar: "Three Simple Steps to Living in a Beautiful State - No Matter What is Happening Around You"
Due to the resurgence of the pandemic, we plan to have this meeting via Zoom.
Fee: $0 for Members; $18 for Guests
Limited to 98 persons.
Three Simple Steps to Living in a Beautiful State -
No Matter What is Happening Around You
by Dawn Morningstar
When I first heard the term “beautiful state” and that it was possible to stay in one no matter how challenging life could be, I found it unbelievable or at the very least, a fantasy. How could anyone walk around in a beautiful state? Had they seen the world and what’s going on in it lately?
The idea of living with constant inner peace, feeling connected with people and situations and being creative, happy and loving, seemed like a lovely, but impossible state of being to maintain. Then the way to do it was revealed, and it works. 100% of the time.
Enlightened sages Sri Preethaji and Sri Krishnaji, co-founders of Ekam Academy in India, have a mission to end human suffering and what they teach, when practiced, changes one’s life from stress and suffering to tranquility, abundance and joy.
Think of your life as a series of above-the-line feelings and below-the-line feelings. Contentment, calm, clarity, abundance, connection and love are a few feelings that are above the line and set the conditions for a beautiful state of being. Frustration, fear, confusion, lack, separation and hatred are below the line and guarantee times of stress and suffering.
There are only two states one can be in, in any given moment--a state of stress or a state of non-stress. There is no third state.
Choosing from which state to live requires only one thing: awareness, the conscious awareness, of what is being felt in the moment--knowing there is no right or wrong feeling. The feeling is what it is. The awareness of the feeling is what helps it to dissolve so that a fresh moment, in the calm present, emerges.
Here’s how it works:
- When experiencing a below-the-line feeling, stop, close your eyes, breathe deeply and name your feeling specifically. Let’s say, for this example, it’s fear. Ask “Am I fearful about something I did in the past? Something that might happen in the future?” Be honest with yourself, without judgment.
- Now see a tiny flame at your third eye, between your eyebrows, and see the flame move slowly into the center of your brain.
- Take a conscious breath and open your eyes.
This Serene Mind practice helps in every aspect of life. When creating New World Women, an international women’s self-empowerment and economic sufficiency organization, my business partners and I practiced being in the beautiful state as much as possible--and have agreed to operate every aspect of our business from the beautiful state. The results are stunning--in our personal lives and our professional lives.
May you live in a beautiful state more than you live in a state of stress or suffering. The choice is yours and the results are beyond belief. Give it a try and you will see how living in a beautiful state creates the life you desire.
Dawn Morningstar is a Master Certified Coach Practitioner, published author, former radio talk show host and inspirational speaker committed to personal, professional and spiritual evolution. She describes herself as an “inspirateur,” one who draws out and brings forth the greatness that resides in each of us. She is the founder of Venerable Women LLC which inspires women to transform our world starting with themselves.
Become an FSIM Member!
If you are not already an FSIM Practitioner or Friend member, go to: fsim.org/Membershipinformation
and register as a member today; your membership will allow you to register for the annual meeting at the member rate ($0) and receive the gift package at no additional cost.
Note: The FSIM Friend membership level is open to all; the FSIM Practitioner membership level has eligibility requirements. See the FSIM Membership page
for further information on membership levels and fees.
2022 FSIM Quarterly Meetings
(Free to members, open to the public).
We may be changing meeting locations depending on circumstances at the time of any meeting.
FSIM is celebrating the Year of the Water Tiger with the following exciting upcoming programs:
Tuesday, April 12: Dawn Morningstar: "Three Simple Steps to Living in a Beautiful State-No Matter What is Happening Around You" (via Zoom)
Tuesday, July 12: Wes Hamilton (topic and location TBD)
Saturday, October 15: Fall Field Trip - Normandale Japanese Garden Tour
Friday, March 18: Spring Equinox (topic and location TBD)
Friday, June 17: Summer Solstice (topic and location TBD)
Friday, September 23: Fall Equinox (topic and location TBD)
Wind & Water Center News:
- Registration OPEN for the virtual W&W Chinese New Year Retreat on Saturday, Jan 29, 2022. Sign up via our catalog.
- The Year of the Tiger e-book now available via our catalog - includes energy for the year ahead, Flying Star, and horoscopes.
- Reset is also open for registration (free for re-certified graduates). Sign up via our catalog.
- Check out our catalog for other class offerings for you and your clients (some are free). We'd love your referrals.
- Our Feng Shui and More podcast will inform, entertain, and hopefully make you smile. And most are under 20 min. Get them via our website or wherever you get your podcasts.
- Let's be social! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.
Lifestyle Membership Program with Carole Hyder
Emails, discussions, blueprint studies, a place to ask your questions and more. Annual or monthly payment options. Sign up here: Lifestyle Membership
Diana DiCristina: Wind Water Harmony
In 2022, The Year of the Tiger, the pig is the six harmony “secret friend” to the tiger; carry a personal pig gemstone charm during the year of the tiger to help avert misfortune, bring blessings and attract wealth. Personal pig gemstone charms are available again this year from Diana DiCristina, Wind Water Harmony; call or text Diana today at 612-242-2428 to place your order today - click here for more information
Debbie Miller: Energetic Adjustments
Energetic Adjustments is a great resource to find Feng Shui adjustments for yourself and your clients. Many of the items are handmade and include an organza gift bag. Free shipping on everything! For more information, contact Debbie Miller: DomicleDesign@gmail.com
Feng Shui Series The Bagua and Your Home Floor Plan, $81.00
- Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 6:30-8:30pm
- Prerequisite: Feng Shui Series: Getting Started (Contact Carolyn for opportunity to make up first class postponed due to Covid--19)
Crystal Singing Bowls: How to work with them for Healing and Consciousness Expansion, $54.00
- Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 6:30-8:30pm
Pineal Gland Third Eye Activation, $54.00
- Tuesday, February 22, 2022, 6:30-8:30pm
Feng Shui Series: Your Space Reflects Your Life - Clutter is a Big Deal! $54.00
- Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 6:30-8:30pm
- No prerequisite
Energetic Boundaries for Empaths, Emerging Light Workers and Healers, $54.00
- Tuesday, March 22, 2022, 6:30-8:30pm
All 2022 Workshop Calendar Listings:
All workshops are in person, and take place at Gateways to Brilliance: Healing Places and Spiritual Spaces Event Center. For more information and to register for any of Carolyn's workshops, go to: https://gatewaystobrilliance.com/tickets/
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