Greetings FSIM Members & Friends,
the inward season of Winter winding down, most of us have been
anxiously awaiting the longer days, sunshine and overall “buzz” of
excitement that comes with the Spring season. Wood is the element of
Spring, which is appropriate as it is traditionally a time of new
beginnings, renewal, growth, and hope. Spring is especially exhilarating
for those of us who practice Feng Shui as we anticipate the
rejuvenation that comes from opening our windows to allow fresh breezes
to flow through our spaces, de-cluttering projects as well as good ol’
Spring projects or adventures are you planning? Wherever you are on
your Feng Shui journey, we hope this newsletter connects you with
something for your Spring renewal.
and Renewing FSIM Members: We look forward to seeing you at the
Members-Only Meeting on Tuesday April 8! Learn about aromatherapy and
how Essential Oils can be used in conjunction with Feng Shui. (Read More
happy to be a Feng Shui community resource. Please forward this issue
to friends or colleagues with whom you'd like to share.
Cheers to Spring!
Next FSIM Meeting: Let’s Get Together
Members Only Meeting
Date: Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Location: The Marsh
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Meeting and Program
Speaker: Jodi Baglien
Topic: Aromatherapy, Essential Oils and Feng Shui
Members Only $0
25 years of experience has set her apart in the world of holistic
wellness. She combines her expertise as a Certified Clinical
Aromatherapist, Shiatsu Therapist, Wellness Educator, consultant, and
business owner, with her passion for spiritual understanding, wholeness
in living, and eastern healing traditions. Her life’s work is expressed
through her hands on, integrative approach to teaching practical and
accessible information. Jodi’s clients include: holistic minded health
professionals of all types, people seeking natural healthy ways for
self-care, and savvy businesses who wish to sell her essential oil line.
She teaches them how to responsibly – safely – bring powerful essential
oil therapies and well-being strategies into their work, their homes,
Essential Oils - A Multi-Dimensional Healing Tool
By Jodi Baglien
love the look on people's faces when that aha moment happens in a class
... when an idea opens in their minds and they now see something they
thought they knew, but now - differently.
me this happens when I introduce the concept that that there really is
no other tool or substance that works like essential oils do in
alternative therapies - impacting the physical body, emotions and the
energetic bodies, simultaneously!
This key concept is instrumental in really listening to the language in which plants can speak to us.
science of Aromatherapy can look at an oil and define it by chemical
compounds. Each oil is a unique synergy of biochemical compounds that
help define the physical therapeutic actions they offer. For instance,
oils high in Esters are defined as cooling to inflamed skin or tissue -
they ease pain, offer balancing and calming energy and also have lovely
aromas like lavender, bergamot and geranium.
let's say you twisted you ankle, and you want to support your healing
process with aromatherapy. Let's grab the clueless oil, lavender. It's
clueless, because when you don't know what to use - use lavender!
cold compress with lavender added to the water for the pain and
swelling applied to your ankle will feel great, and will help you feel
more comfortable . But that's not all you are doing!
are also inhaling aromatic molecules that carry energetic information
by physical shape and frequency. These molecules bypass logical thought
and go right to emotional center of the brain. They are balancing and
calming frequencies - your brain "reads" this information and you notice
how you just took a deep breath and relaxed, which is the first step to
begin any healing process.
Lavender is balancing to the chakras, meridians and acupoints in and
around the body. You can see and feel the auric field change when you
introduce lavender into your field. Physically – it has
anti-inflammatory properties. Think about that energetically - it will
soothe inflamed energies, emotions and tissue. Angry outbursts to clear?
you include essential oils with your Feng Shui corrections, the more
aware you are of the multi-dimensional nature of the oils - the more
magical they become to you. The more you can explore them from this
perspective, the more you can consider the yin or yang nature of the
oils and so much more. Next time you pull out the oils - listen to it,
it will have much to say. Join us for our talk and we will explore the
yin and yang of essential oils, and how to "listen" to your oils!
Master Class with James Jay
Topic: Sri Pa Ho Feng Shui Protection Mandala
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
15000 Minnetonka Boulevard, Hopkins, 55345
The ancient Tibetans manifested a beautiful way of
crystallizing intention and harnessing the power of Feng Shui when they
created the Sri Pa Ho or Astrological Protection Mandala. In his
presentation, James Jay will discuss this ancient Tibetan Feng Shui
Protection Mandala. He will explore the history, background, symbolic
meaning and most importantly, instruct you on how to use it to protect
you from all negative influences.
3 CEU credits for this event!
Click here to register for this event!
See more on James Jay: www.fengshuidesigns.com
Open to the Public
Latest Blog Post: Feng Shui and the Sri Ha Po Tibetan Protection Mandala
by Hinda Abrahamson
far back in history as there are records, talismans and amulets have
been used in spiritual traditions to help focus thoughts that lead to
intended results. A modern day example is imbuing everyday objects with
intentions in the practice of Feng Shui. The ancient, holistic system of
Feng Shui is based on the simple premise that we are affected by our
surroundings, for better or worse. Evaluating the chi (life force
energy) throughout your home or business helps to identify areas where
energy may be blocked, stagnant, oppressive or too strong, all of which
can adversely affect the over-all health and well being of the
occupants. The influence of the year, direction the building faces,
birthdate, as well as a building’s shape, room placement, decor, and
energy imprint of previous occupants contribute, for better or worse, to
its vital environmental chi.
way to affect positive change is to create your own personal talismans
by charging everyday objects with intentions and placing them
strategically in your space. A common example is the use of round,
faceted crystals, a frequently recommended Feng Shui “cure;” because of
their refractive qualities, crystals keep positive energy moving while
absorbing any negative energy. When items such as crystals, wind chimes,
and mirrors are used as symbolic talismans, they multiply individual
efforts by holding focus and intention.
objects come to us with an existing history of spiritual and ritual
symbolism. One such talisman is the Mandala. Mandalas are used for
focusing attention, as a spiritual teaching tool, for establishing a
sacred space, and as an aid to meditation. The ancient Tibetans
manifested a beautiful way of crystallizing intention and harnessing the
power of Feng Shui when they created the “Sri Pa Ho” or Astrological
On April 22nd, the Feng Shui Institute of the Midwest,
a community resource for the art and science of Feng Shui, invites you
to a special evening event at The Marsh. FSIM is sponsoring James Jay
and his master class on the Sri Pa Ho Tibetan Buddhist Mandala. He will
explore the history, background, and symbolic meaning of this powerful
Mandala and provide instruction on using it to reinforce good Feng Shui.
He will also share its use as a beautiful protection from any negative
influences. A native of California, James is considered to be among the
world's foremost experts on Feng Shui. A veteran China travel expert,
James and his wife, Helen, sponsor a variety of educational training
programs in China on topics including Traditional & B.T.B. Feng
Shui, Acupressure/Tui Na Massage, Cuisine of China, and Acupuncture
& Herbal Medicine. Join FSIM and internationally known Feng Shui
expert, James Jay, for a unique evening at The Marsh.
Date: April 22, 2014
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Space is limited.
To register click here
Submitted by Hinda Abrahamson
President, Feng Shui Institute of the Midwest
Member News & Announcements
To those who renewed, thank you!
Welcome New Members
Welcome back returning member, Karen Larkin.
We look forward to cultivating Community, Knowledge, Growth and Support in 2014.
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