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September 2022
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
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Recap of FSIM's Fall Equinox meeting with
guest speaker, Ellen Schneider.
by FSIM Board Member, Sonia Ellis

What a wonderful way to celebrate the Fall Equinox this year with our guest speaker, Ellen Schneider, owner of Arrange to Succeed, on Thursday, September 22nd. Over 20 people joined the call, actively listening and discussing general issues Feng Shui consultants face at appointments and with their businesses.

Ellen shared great tips with us by asking us to reflect on key questions such as what was our mastery? What were we known for in the Feng Shui world? We discussed different techniques for appointments, when to stop and listen to the client, when to limit the “too much” information we generally tend to offer! How to speak “their” language so they don’t blank out and get lost in all that information.  Ellen uses three code words when walking into an appointment: Kind, Beautiful and Generous. She encouraged us to come up with our own code words as well.

Ellen also shared with us her Bagua Life and/or Business Plan technique which is very easy to apply to oneself or to our clients. This technique can be used in any situation, be it a space, an issue, or a project. By asking two simple questions one can create a plan to move forward.  
The questions we need to ask ourselves in each of the guas are: 

1. What do I know?
2. What do I need to learn?

Starting in Health, then moving to Wealth one moves through the Bagua in a clockwise manner, next would come Fame & Reputation, Partnership, Children and Creativity, Helpful People, Career, Knowledge and finally Family. You can either walk through the house physically moving into each gua and asking those two questions or you can do it mentally/visually. Taking notes of the your responses to each question you can lay out a roadmap so as to help you with the matter at hand. Ellen emphasized that it was important to have our own element (or that of the client’s) represented in each of the guas so as to support us/them during the process. I know I will certainly try this out in my home soon!

Thank you, Ellen, for sharing your expertise and knowledge with us, it was a pleasure to have you as our guest speaker!  
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:

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:
  • 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/


The second edition of Conversations with your home is now available. Order here.
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
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