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FSIM Winter Quarterly News

December 2012

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  Greetings FSIM Members & Friends,  
  With this last issue of 2012, we would like to extend our gratitude to all members and guests who've participated in the year's events. We started off the year at our Annual Meeting with Cyndi Dale, first sharing her insight on energetic boundaries for the new year, then were also lucky enough to have her share our individual “soul songs” at the Members-only meeting. Mid-year we learned about Feng Shui for the skin, with Porat Hammarburg, and in November we journeyed to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts to see the Chinese Terracotta Warriors with a private guided tour.  
  For FSIM Practitioners and Friends, this marks the end of this year's annual membership. Know that your membership is truly valued. We look forward to your renewal for 2013, and to offering more opportunities to connect and enrich the Feng Shui community. The deadline for renewal is December 31, 2012. Renew now  

For those who aren't members, but considering it, we invite you to join at this time, before the Annual Meeting in January. The registration form is available online. Membership has many benefits.


We look forward to seeing you at the Annual Meeting Thursday January 10, 2013! (Please take note it's THURSDAY this year, NOT Tuesday.) Carole Hyder will share insight on the Year of the Snake, and Kathryn Harwig will speak on what's in store for 2013: The Year of the New Beginning (read more below).


Also, in this issue, don't miss:

  • Another feature article by Barbara Everett
  • The latest FSIM blog post
  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.  
  Happy Holidays!  

Next FSIM Meeting: Let's Get Together


Annual Meeting
Date: Thursday, January 10, 2013 (Take note, this is a THURSDAY, not Tuesday meeting!)
Location: The Marsh
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Networking/Socializing, Hors d'oeuvres & Shopping
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Meeting and Program
Speaker: Kathryn Harwig
Topic: Topic: 2013: The Year of the New Beginning

Open to the Public
Non-Member Admission $36, Members $18
Includes hors d'oeuvres. Cash Bar available.

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  2012, with all its prophecy and hype, is over. What is next? 2013 is a year when things begin anew, in a very different fashion. We are starting a new era that will contain the challenge of re-inventing our lives and purpose while also ushering in the joyfulness of a new start. Kathryn Harwig will give us concrete tips on how to use both your intuition and your logic to help you thrive in the new year.  
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The Winter Mysteries
By Barbara A. Everett

  As the bright light of the sun begins its yearly descent into darkness, and as the colder weather causes us to scurry more quickly, we begin our entrance into the Winter Mysteries.  
  Each season in the Northern Hemisphere is a story for humanity, repeated throughout time to awaken our ancient memories – of our origins, our journeys, and our return to our cosmic home.  
  The Winter Mysteries always include magical happenings: an unusual birth, angelic visitations, mysterious stars, and regal astrologers who have waited and watched for these mysteries to appear in the sky and on earth. We call this Mystery “Christmas”, regardless of one's faith or philosophy.  
  Over time, the stories have been embellished, but in spite of materialism and commercialism, we return to these mysteries to be inspired again, to be lifted from our daily lives, to the promise that there is more to life than what we see.  
  An even more ancient winter mystery is the Winter Solstice, which has been gaining more widespread interest as we diversify our “stories”. The Winter Solstice is the first day of official winter. The daylight has almost disappeared; the nighttime is at its longest; the sun, the giver of life, no longer rules. Even the word “Solstice” is mysterious, meaning “the sun stands still”, and for three days the darker light rules. Memories return of an earth time when the Great Mother, the feminine, was the giver of life, and the reveler of life's important mysteries. The earth was acknowledged as sacred, all kingdoms had purpose, and harmony and peaceful coexistence were the plan.  
  Perhaps we are fascinated by Winter Solstice as we have lost so much of the mysteries that have guided humanity. Angelic beings and celestial happenings appear often when humanity becomes confused about its purpose. We seek guidance, hope, and inspiration.  
  We are now at the birth of a new consciousness, an evolutionary leap that can be the new star to lead us forward, the new wonder of an age of intelligence and love that we have been longing for, waiting for, and watching the signs and portents to see – if we will unveil the mysteries that are within our reach.  
  We are the ones we have been waiting for, the new humanity. What a Gift! What a Plan. What a Mystery.  
  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


How can we support you? Looking forward to 2013

  Blog Post By FSIM Communications Coordinator Jessica Hoelzel  
  As an organization, part of our mission is to be an inspired resource for intentional living. As 2012 comes to a close, we want to know – what does that mean for you, as a member of FSIM, or guest at our meetings? In other words, if you aim to live intentionally, in what ways can we support you in doing so? Do they relate directly to feng shui? Or indirectly?  
  Read More  

Member News & Announcements


Member News: It's time to renew!
Membership Renewal for January 2013 – December 2013: Renewal for Practitioner Members and Friends of FSIM is now available online!

The deadline for renewal is December 31, 2012

  A reminder to Practitioner Members that Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are due, and their submission is required with the online renewal application.  
  Renew Now  
  Email Cathy Galvin with any questions.  

Member Announcements
FSIM Communications Coordinator Jessica Hoelzel is excited to be expecting her third baby in March.


FSIM Treasurer Laurie Whipple has recently completed training to be a Qualified Neutral (Mediator). She'll be starting to volunteer at Conflict Resolution Center in Minneapolis soon.

  What are you up to?

  • Teaching a class?
  • Hosting an event or sale?
  • Have a job change or life event that's newsy?

We'd love to hear from you!

Please contact Jessica Hoelzel by email with your submission, following the FSIM Online Newsletter Content Guidelines.

Next newsletter deadline: 2/22/12.

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