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August 2022
Change is in the Air!

As we approach the end of August, the weather is shifting, with cooler mornings, but still getting warm (hot) in the afternoons. Collectively, we are trying to enjoy the last remnants of summer - going to the lake, barbeques, fairs; basically anything to enjoy the great outdoors before kids go back to school. Change IS in the air, as we shift from Fire-y Summer (go, go, go energy) to Early Autumn, which is characterized by the Earth energy (slower, preparing for winter months to come). As summer comes to an end, all of us on the FSIM Board wish you loads of fun with family and friends, and we hope you'll join us for our upcoming events (see below) - register today!
Our next Community Event Features
Ellen Schneider
When: Thursday, September 22, 2022
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm (CDT)
Where: Via Zoom

Program starts at 7:00 pm
With Special Guest Speaker:
Ellen Schneider: "Mastery in your Feng Shui Practice"

1.5 CEUs
Fee: Free for all, but you must register
Limited to 98 persons. Event will be recorded and distributed to registrants.
Mastery in your Feng Shui Practice
by Ellen Schneider, Arrange to Succeed®

To be a master and to have mastery calls for two different schools of thought. A master calls forth reverence, adjectives of the utmost, the highest. Mastery is skillful means. A way in which one acts or performs. It is felt. It is in your grasp.
Being in mastery pulls up the feelings of confidence and awareness and unsurpassed performance.

What is your mastery in your Feng Shui practice? It is important to know for two reasons. One, if you are in acknowledgment of your mastery, your pulse will be distinctive; you will generate an energy through you that gives you satisfaction. Two, if you know it, everyone else will know it. It will be apparent to observers that you are in your element. They will feel comfortable putting themselves in your hands. It becomes your brand; the way people see you and feel you.

One way to distinguish your mastery is to decide what the soul of your practice is. There are so many opportunities in Feng Shui. Deciding what makes you thrive and including it in your practice, generally calls forth success and hence, mastery.

What parts of Feng Shui do you most enjoy? Are you enthralled with the Bagua? Have you generated an original way to work with this concept?
Perhaps, the five elements attract you and you enjoy working them with your clientele.
Or, clutter clearing is the piece that seems to bring you the most joy. Find the kernel that makes your heart sing, and I will guarantee you that it is a part of your mastery.
Fully automatic and fun!

Now, what parts of your Feng Shui practice do you enjoy less? The answer to this question is just as important as the previous one. Sometimes, when we think we have to be all things, it keeps us from our genius. We try to be all things to all people and wind up doing more with less effectiveness. In the book, Attracting Perfect Customers, the authors ask the question: “What did you enjoy in the past that now feels like a chore? Why does it feel like that? When did it start to feel like a chore?” These are important questions that help to clarify your needs. I encourage you to think about this. The solution is to either delete them from your practice, find a way to enjoy them once again, or decide if this is something you can outsource.

When you decide what your mastery is (and you will know what it is from the terrific satisfaction you have when you use it), this will feed your Fame and Reputation. Be ready for acknowledgment and visibility. When you are in your mastery, you glow. Your contribution is observable and the authentic light of your soul will shine through. Expressing your mastery from a grounded Center, your innermost home, creates the foundation for an unshakable you. Your clients will feel your certainty and want your wisdom. Open your arms. Here they come.
Ellen Schneider is the President of Arrange to Succeed, Inc., a company that develops and implements strategies for successful lives and careers using space as a medium for effectiveness.
She is a Western School of Feng Shui® graduate, mentor, instructor and member of the Western School of Feng Shui® Speaker’s Bureau. As a national speaker she has lectured extensively on Feng Shui and has appeared on both radio and television.
Ellen’s proven skills in business coupled with her highly successful practice as a Feng Shui consultant, educator and speaker, allows her to share an extraordinary wealth of experience with you. Her dynamic speaking style and experiential teaching techniques create a highly inspiring and motivating atmosphere in which to learn.
She has published her first book, You. Your Space. Your Life. which is available wherever books are sold. The purpose of the book is to help readers create authentic alignment and congruency in their environments so that they see their personal truth everywhere.

She lives in Tucson, Arizona with her husband and close to her adult children. Her granddaughter is her source point for joy.

©Ellen Schneider, Arrange to Succeed®. 6/13/2022
 www.arrangetosucceed.com, Ellen@arrangetosucceed.com
Join us for the FSIM Field Trip to the
Normandale Japanese Garden
When: Saturday, October 15, 2022
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm (CDT)
Where: Normandale Japanese Garden
9700 France Ave. S., Bloomington, MN 55431

Docent-led tour starts at 11:00 am
You are free to walk the Garden before tour begins.

1.5 CEUs
Fee: $0 for FSIM Members; $18 for Guests
This is an in-person meeting - will not be recorded.
Photo by Ellen Johnson
Register for Garden Tour
Save the Dates - 2022
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 continues to celebrate the Year of the Water Tiger with the following exciting upcoming programs:

Community Circle Events:
Thursday, September 22 (NOTE Change of date): Fall Equinox - Ellen Schneider - Mastery in your Feng Shui Practice - via Zoom 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Saturday, October 15: Fall Field Trip - Normandale Japanese Garden Tour

Watch for 2023 FSIM meeting dates and topics, coming soon!
Member Classes/Workshops/Services
Wind & Water Center News:
  • Re-certification was due July 31. If you didn't re-certify, but want to, please contact Lisa.
  • Next Reset is tomorrow, Wednesday, August 17, if you are re-certified it's free - so just let Lisa know you want to join. If you didn't re-certify, it's $18 and you can register here.
  • 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.
Feng Shui Lifestyle with Carole Hyder is in its tenth year as a membership program. It consists of two emails per month with Feng Shui suggestions, historical background and auspicious and challenging dates for the month. A private Facebook group is the perfect forum for asking questions, studying blueprints, and examining the details behind Feng Shui adjustments. A monthly or annual option available. For more details and to sign up, go to https://www.carolehyder.com/feng-shui-lifestyle-with-carole-hyder/


Conversations with Your Home-second edition is about to be released. Watch for announcements.
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
Are you looking for a Feng Shui Professional?
Check out FSIM's Practitioner Directory to find a practitioner to help you with your Feng Shui needs!
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