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FSIM Fall Quarterly News

October 6, 2012

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  Greetings FSIM Members & Friends,  
  As we end the Summer season and begin Fall, we find ourselves amidst the nurturing stability of Earth, a welcome break from Summer's pace. The Earth element encourages us to slow down to feel more connected – to the earth and to one another.  
  Our next Quarterly Meeting offers a Field Trip to experience a piece of Chinese history. On November 3, we will be able to learn, through a private guided tour, about China's Terracotta Warriors. Not only is this an opportunity to connect with Feng Shui's Chinese roots, but also an opportunity to connect with the Feng Shui community.  

Registration is required, and spaces will fill up fast! See details below.


Also in This Issue

  • Don't miss another feature article by Barbara Everett
  • Find details on the next Quarterly Meeting below, plus numerous other upcoming events in the right sidebar
  • Don't forget to scroll down to the Member News section to see what's new with fellow members
  We're happy to be a Feng Shui community resource. Please forward this issue to friends or colleagues with whom you'd like to share.  
  Enjoy the fall!  
  P.S. Did you know FSIM has a blog? Check it out here or scroll down to read the latest post by President Hinda Abrahamson.  

Next FSIM Meeting: Let's Get Together


November Quarterly Meeting Field Trip
Date: November 3, 2012
Location: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Time:11:00 am to 12:00 pm Guided Tour
(Please arrive at 10:45 am)
Tour Guides: FSIM Honorary Board Member Andrew Hong & Fellow Docent
Topic: Chinese Terracotta Warriors
Open to the Public
Non-Members $27
Members $0

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  Registration is Required – Space is Limited! Contact Lisa Rock to register, or look for online registration details in your email inbox.  
  Andrew Hong will be one of our guides as we journey to 3rd century BC to view China's Terracotta Warriors, one of the greatest archaeological discoveries in modern day history. Imagine an army of soldiers to protect the Emperor, while also securing that the Emperor has someone to rule over in his afterlife…  
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Feature Column by Barbara Everett

  Crossing Bridges  
  The Autumn Equinox heralds new beginnings. Summer ends officially, and a new order of life unfolds: one of structure, form, and disciplines. We put on long sleeves, jackets, coats – set alarm clocks for school and obligations, put away summer furniture.  
  We enter the bridging season, one of the four transition periods which mark the seasons. The two equinoxes tell us that balance and harmony are part of life. When the day and night are equal for several days, these are cosmic clocks. We often do not see equality around us in society or in personal life, but they hold the standard for humanity to strive towards, and ultimately achieve.  
  We enter the sign of Libra – the sign of balance, harmony, beauty, and culture. This air sign is ruled by the planet Venus, the powerful influence of justice, peace, intelligence, and relationships.  
  Venus brings balance between aggression, greed, and hostility. We profoundly see these struggles in 2012 as the call for peace becomes stronger than the urge for war. Humanity seeks greater understanding of the power of love in all human relationships.  
  Add to this season the magnitude of the Archangel Michael, the cosmic guardian of the season from Autumn Equinox to the Winter Solstice. His gifts are courage, confidence, and spiritual support. Archangels are universal, being found in the texts of Jewish, Muslim, and Christian writings.  
  These two forces of light, Venus and Archangel Michael, work together to inspire humanity to not settle for the status quo, but to see beyond the ordinary, hold values that lift our hearts, be infused with courage, and inspired to live lives of beauty, truth, and goodness.  
  Each of us is the bridge to this higher consciousness – following with courage the path of evolution now appearing before us.  
  Shine brightly, live with courage.
In harmony,
  Barbara A. Everett  
  Barbara EverettAbout Barbara
Barbara is a spiritual teacher, intuitive counselor, astrologer-numerologer, and an independent minister. She founded the Aquarian Light, a very successful spiritual center in Minneapolis, MN and now offers seasonal events, weddings, ceremonies and personal appointments for Wisdom Readings. Co-founder of LightHouse Events.

For more information, Email Barbara or call 952-378-1701


My Summer Breakup

  Blog Post By FSIM President Hinda Abrahamson  
  It's been a summer of clearing out, deciding what stays and what goes. The most difficult decision was whether or not to keep my bookcase.  
  Barbara EverettBefore I learned about Feng Shui, I had the bookcase custom built for my bedroom, no less! While serving its purpose, it made the bedroom "noisy," to say the least.

This summer found us re-carpeting, requiring that the bookcase be unloaded and disassembled. If ever a change was going to be made, this was the time.
  I love that bookcase! As I went through the pros and cons of whether or not to keep it, I noticed my inner dialogue was not unlike the ambivalence of a pending "break-up." It went something like this…  
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Member News & Announcements


Membership Renewal for January 2013 – December 2013
Renewal for Practitioner Members and Friends of FSIM will be coming up soon. A reminder to Practitioner Members that Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be due, and their submission is required with the online renewal application.

  For Practitioner Members, fulfillment of 6 CEUs is required annually, and demonstrate your commitment to expanding your Feng Shui-related knowledge and growth as a Practitioner.  
  Email Cathy Galvin with any questions.  

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