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April 2023
Join us for the FSIM Book Club
Conversations with your home by Carole Hyder

Whether you have read Carole Hyder’s revision of her third book Conversations with your home or not, an upcoming book club will be an opportunity to apply the principles in her book to your own home.

Your home tells a story----her book will enable you to understand better what it’s saying, how it influences you, how it supports where you are and how it guides you into the future. Discovering how your home wants to communicate with you enriches and deepens your relationship, blending your respective stories into a beloved outcome.

Carole will be leading interactive discussions of the psychology of space, the stages of sanctuary, and the archetypal symbols of the soul from her book to help you engage and love your home.

If you do not have a copy of Carole’s book, click here; order your copy today!
(Participants must obtain their own copy of the book - if you have the first edition, you can use that.)

When: Tuesdays, May 9, May 30, June 13, 2023 (Read through page 50 for our first meeting)
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 pm CDT
Where: via Zoom

1.0 CEU for each meeting

Fee: $27 for Guests & Newsletter subscribers;
Free for Current FSIM Members (Practitioners & Friends w/paid annual membership)

To become an FSIM member, see section below with a link to our FSIM Membership page.

These meetings are via Zoom; recordings will be distributed to registrants.

As a bonus, Carole will also discuss her personal experience in moving house using principles from her book Conversations with your home during our Summer Solstice event on June 22nd. (in-person and via Zoom) (Separate registration required (no fee); register below).
Join us for the FSIM Summer Solstice Event
In person and via Zoom!

When: Thursday, June 22, 2023
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Where: FSIM President Debbie Miller's home (Circle Pines, MN) AND
via Zoom. We will provide an assortment of beverages and snacks at Debbie's.

Carole Hyder will discuss her personal experience in moving house using principles from her book Conversations with your home at approximately 8:00 pm via Zoom

0.5 CEUs
Fee: Free for FSIM Members and Guests
This meeting will be in person and via Zoom - a recording of Carole's talk will be sent to all who register for this event.
Viviana Estrada"The Classical Feng Shui BaGua and its Applications”
Meeting recap by FSIM Board member, Mary Conley

Viviana Estrada is Certified as a Chinese astrology reader and a Classical Feng Shui expert, as well as Certified Spring Forest Qigong healer. Viviana’s presentation focused on the Feng Shui bagua locations and their effect on our lives. A summary follows of her presentation: 

Feng Shui is one of the Chinese Arts, which originally used mountains and rivers to look at the formation of Qi. With the movement of the wind, the Qi formed and moved down the mountain to rest on the boundaries of the river. Qi is the life force (energy) that flows through us, the world around us and the Universe. Feng Shui includes the Cosmic Trinity, which is Heaven, Man and Earth. 

The purpose of Feng Shui is to understand the flow of Qi on Earth and to be able to tap into the favorable Qi and be positively affected by it. If the Qi energy is supporting us, we can attain our goals in wealth, health and our personal relationships. The application of Feng Shui principles is instrumental in harnessing the supportive Qi to achieve our goals. Feng Shui does this by using the fundamentals of the Yin and Yang principles, the Five Elements (Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, and Metal) and the Bagua (the 8 trigrams). 

A description of how to create a bagua of your home was provided as well as the formula for determining your Life Gau number. Layout your home in the bagua format and label each area by location (N, S, E, W, SW, SE, NW, NE). You can then identify, based on your Life Gua number, what sector your Life Palace, Life Palace Opportunity, Life Palace Relationship and Love Palace are located. Charts were provided showing the location of the Life Palace, Life Palace Opportunity, Life Palace Relationship and Love Palace based on your Life Gau number (for those of you who registered for the event, reference the presentation slides for details that were sent to you with the replay).

Check your bagua for the locations for the Life Palace, Life Palace Opportunity, Life Palace Relationship and Love Palace. For each of these, check to see that the sector exists in the bagua or whether it is missing. The space should be uncluttered, used by someone in the home (i.e. place people gather, walk by and see, sit down in so that the space is activated), and look nice inside and outside. Hopefully, it is not a bathroom or storage room, and it does not have an affliction, such as a column in the cent that prevents people from moving freely or is missing. If this is the case, there is reduced opportunity for this given sector. 

Charts for the 8 Guas were provided with specific information for the following:

Gua trigram and name
# Number
Body Parts affected
Family Role 
Activity Role 

Note: The person associated with the Family Role or Number are the most vulnerable to being affected if the sector is missing, has columns, is a bathroom or storage room. The activity role can be affected as well.

If you are suffering from any sickness, check which gau’s body parts are related to the illness.
Check this sector to see if it is afflicted by clutter, columns, storage room or bathroom. Apply recommendations to declutter and activate the space if it is not being used. 

-You need to be in an area for 6 hours to be affected by the energy of the location. 
-Location supersedes all directions. 
-When using your iPhone compass, use magnetic north (uses the energy of Earth). Go to settings, compass app, and uncheck true north.
-Using the compass, stand in front of the front door. Face away from the front door to determine the direction.
Save the Dates - 2023
2023 FSIM Quarterly Meetings
(Free to members, open to the public).

FSIM looks forward to celebrating Year of the Water Rabbit with the following exciting upcoming programs (please note updates):

Tuesday, July 11: Michelle Skally Doilney: "Writing With Your Space" (via Zoom)

Saturday, October 7: Fall Field Trip - Caring for Cats Shelter Tour (In-person)

Special Opportunity:
May/June: Book Club to read and discuss Conversations with your home by Carole Hyder. Watch for more information, coming soon!

Community Circle Events:
Thursday, June 22: Summer Solstice: Carole Hyder: Carole will discuss her personal experience in moving house using principles from her book Conversations with your home. (in-person and via Zoom)

Friday, September 22: Fall Equinox (topic and location TBD)

NOTE: Meeting locations and dates are subject to change - check for up-to-date information when you register for an event.
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.

Your membership will cover all FSIM events for one year (additional special events could be subject to charge). Even if you aren't a Practitioner, the Friend Membership is a great deal, as the $72 fee covers the annual meeting and each of the quarterly meetings for one year (from the date of your membership); you would otherwise pay $81 to pay separately for each meeting.

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.
Member Classes/Workshops/Services
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/
Minneapolis Art Institute
Art In Bloom 
April 27-30, 2023
Minneapolis Art Institute
2400 Third Avenue South

At the Annual Floral Art Festival over 100 amateur floral artists display their interpretations of beloved pieces of the MIA Collections.

One of our members and former Board member, Kathy Hedstrom, will be one of the artists this year. Her floral will be located in the ASIA Gallery 211... interpreting the "Commemorative Tray Depicting the Fall of the Kingdom of Kandy ". 

This is a great way to celebrate Spring and experience the floral beauty and artworks displayed throughout the museum. The museum will be doing guided tours during the event.

And while you're there, FSIM members Barbara B. and Hinda A. (past FSIM President) mentioned that another MIA exhibit going on now through May 21st is well-worth taking in:

Eternal Offerings: Chinese Ritual Bronzes
March 4–May 21, 2023
A Special Exhibition Designed by Oscar-Winning Artistic Director Tim Yip

Bronze vessels held great ritual significance in ancient China. Used to make offerings to heavenly and ancestral spirits, these exquisite objects were also symbols of power. Mia’s Chinese art curator Liu Yang and world-renowned art director and film designer Tim Yip (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) have created an experiential exhibition that engages the senses. Featuring some 150 Chinese bronze objects from Mia’s collection, “Eternal Offerings” offers an immersive experience designed to evoke the mystery of heavenly and ancestral worship. Each gallery embodies a facet of the rituals enacted to honor the divinities, from the solemnity of the temple, to the intoxication of lavish banquets.
Julie Ann Segal: Metro Interiors

Change Your Space to Change Your Life
Elevate your energy with feng shui one room at a time

This approachable guide to Feng Shui-centered interior design sits at the intersection of spirituality, energy work, aesthetics, and personal connection. It not only provides room-by-room guidance, but also focuses on the big picture―the interplay between goals, intentions, and mindful design choices. Change Your Space to Change Your Life provides the necessary tools and practical steps for discovering your true desires, reimagining your surroundings, and creating profound comfort. You can turn your home or workplace into a space that reflects your authentic self with Julie Ann Segal's advice, examples, and stories from more than thirty years of experience. After stripping away the mystery around Feng Shui, you can invoke positive change through design and build a better future.

Preorder your copy of Julie Ann's book:
Debbie Miller: 
It is an honor and privilege to announce my new collaborative book with Feng Shui Master and Law of Attraction Teacher Dame Marie Diamond and 48 globally conscious entrepreneurs from around the world who are making a big difference to communities worldwide. My contribution to this book is the true story of my journey into energy work, Feng Shui, and Dowsing and how it has changed my life as well as the lives of others.

I wrote this chapter from my heart and am excited to share it with you!

Here is a link to purchase the book on Amazon:

It is already a #1 Amazon Best Seller in many countries!

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
Diana DiCristina: Wind Water Harmony

In 2023, The Year of the Rabbit, the dog is the six harmony “secret friend” to the rabbit; carry a personal dog gemstone charm during the year of the rabbit to help avert misfortune, bring blessings and attract wealth. Personal dog 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.
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