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June 19, 2018   

Expressing the Elements 
~Testimonial By Victoria Kaupp-Barkhoff, FSIM Newsletter & Communications Coordinator

Debbie Miller,  Carole Hyder,  Elaine Anderson,  MaryBeth Stevens & Cheryl Larson
A playful, fun time was had by all learning about the 5 Chinese Elementsand how they can guide you in the section of clothing that is truly "you."
FSIM was one of the sponsors to the Fashion-Felines-Feng Shui Event at Scarborough Fair Shop last Saturday. What an exquisite place to find that unexpected outfit or accessory for that special occasion. It was a wonderful setting for Carole Hyder's, FSIM President Emerita, Fashion Feng Shui presentation. We had the pleasure of hearing about the reason for this fundraiser - Caring for Cats a non-profit, no kill, all-volunteer shelter, and foster network, rescuing and caring for cats and kittens. 

We learned about how the 5 Chinese Elements (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water) show up in how we dress. Some people gravitate toward one element, some to many or all elements. 

We also learned how to dress intentionally for a specific purpose, like an important job interview or when you just want to change things up and bring out the playful side with an expressive hat.
Cheryl, Debbie, MaryBeth, Elaine & 
Victoria Kaupp-Barkhoff
10% of each purchase was donated to Caring for Cats with more donations made by individuals in attendance to help take care of our furry friends. 
If you are interested in adopting a cat, learning more about Caring for Cats and the Cat Tales program or to donate, please go to their website - www.caring-for-cats.org. For more from Carole - go to www.carolehyder.com and of course, www.windwaterschool.com. For your next unique outfit, visit Scarborough Fair website at: www.scarboroughfairshop.com 

Thank you to everyone that came out to support this Caring for Cats fundraiser!    
FSIM C3 - Summer Solstice Gathering
Celebrate the Light of Summer!
Friday, June 22 from 7:00-10:00PM 
Hosted by Debbie Miller - FSIM Vice President    
Everyone is welcome to our FSIM C3 Circle (C3 is Conscious, Compassionate, Community) which will be held around the bonfire in Circle Pines in Debbie's backyard for the longest day of the year - The Summer Solstice.

There will be light appetizers and beverages provided. Please feel free to bring something to share if you'd like. Remember to bring your outdoor lawn chair and your red envelopes to release the energy to the heavens in the bonfire.

Come to Debbie Miller's home in Circle Pines. Address and details available upon registration. Come have some fun around the bonfire with your Feng Shui Family. 

Annette Rugolo
2018 July Quarterly Meeting

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 
Time:  6:30 - 7:00 PM Networking/Socializing, 
            7:00 - 9:00 PM Meeting and Program 
Location: The Marsh  
                 15000 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka, 55345
                 (952) 935-2202
Keynote Speaker: Annette Rugolo 
Topic: Dowsing: The Perfect Compliment to Your Feng Shui Practice  

Open to the public: Members $0, Non-Members $27 


In ancient times, dowsers worked alongside Feng Shui Masters to access the vibrations of the earth. Working together, they created an optimal outcome for the feng shui of the inhabitants.

In this presentation, Annette will be demonstrating how Dowsing and Feng Shui work hand in hand to provide the best results for you and your clients.

The evening will be experiential and enlightening as you learn how clearing negative vibrations of the earth can support your own Feng Shui practice. Register Today! 

Annette Rugolo biography: Annette is a Global Teacher and Speaker, Environmental Healer and Transformational Mentor. Annette started teaching transformational seminars in 1999 and began her teaching career in 2002 with Marie Diamond, known for her role in the global phenomenon, The Secret.     
Annette became the first certified Master Instructor for the Inner Diamond Meditation and Diamond Dowsing in the Marie Diamond Transformation School and has given Master classes to the students worldwide. With her experience of more than 15 years of Transformation, she has currently taught more than 1,000 students around the world and consulted and mentored people in more than 20 countries.
Annette has been instrumental in co-producing some of the Marie Diamond product line, including the Diamond Dowsing products and Transformation Essences.  Through her own company, Conscious Life Resources, she currently holds the license for the distribution of the Marie Diamond Global products and works with distributors worldwide.
Through years of preparation and study, Annette has attained the unique position of being the one person beyond Marie Diamond who is trained and qualified to activate all of the dowsing products and essences. In partnership with Marie Diamond, she has assisted in developing and expanding the Diamond Systems, with the goal of enlightening more than 500 million people worldwide. 
Her background includes training in the field of complimentary health with certifications in massage therapy, cranial sacral therapy, qigong and yoga.  Prior to stepping into the field of energy therapy, she held positions in the business world for over 20 years.
Annette's passion is to help people navigate this new world and to help them align with their soul purpose.  Through her classes, personal sessions and environmental healing sessions, she helps raise the vibration of personal energy fields and the energy of homes, helping others to access higher vibrational fields within themselves and the Universe. Through a deep understanding and the ability to connect with energy, she guides her clients and students to release emotional, mental and karmic patterns that hold them back from living a life of purpose.  

The Importance of Dowsing 
By Annette Rugolo
A friend of mine, a Feng Shui practitioner, was very frustrated one day during our visit. She had recently completed a feng shui appointment and within days, things became worse for her client. The client reported having bad dreams, waking up tired and experiencing a complete lack of motivation. My friend tried a few additional feng shui adjustments but nothing seemed to work.
I asked my friend if she had rearranged the bedroom for the client. When she responded, "Yes", I asked her to draw a diagram of her client's bedroom. I 'tuned into' the energy of the room and discovered that she had moved her client into a negative field of energy known as a negative vortex.

So instead of things getting better with good Feng Shui placement, things got worse because of the negative energy of the space.

At the end of one of the first dowsing classes I ever taught, one of the attendees, who was also a Feng Shui practitioner, came up with this analogy: "To Feng Shui a home without dowsing it, is like ironing a dirty dress."

As a dowser, I also know the importance of applying feng shui principles to my dowsing consultations. I can clear the negative energy of their home but if their front door is on an empty line or temple line, for example, they won't get the results they were hoping for.

The results are truly transformational when bringing these two ancient sciences together!

For those not familiar with dowsing, I describe it as a technique that helps us find something that we cannot see with our physical eyes. The tool that we use can be dowsing rods, a pendulum or even branches of a tree. When I talk about the technique of dowsing to people, many have heard of water witching, a process that helps farmers find where to dig their wells.

The same principle applies to the type of dowsing I have done since 2005. In this case, however, I'm looking for sources of negative energy in a space that have a negative impact on the people living there.

The dowsing method I use, Diamond Dowsing, not only finds these negative sources of energy but also cures them, creating a beautiful, uplifting space that enhances everything else they do. I believe dowsing as an energetic springboard that helps people amplify and expand who they are and what they wish to accomplish.

I look forward to meeting you at the FSIM July meeting and to giving you an opportunity to experience the energetic shift in the room as we find and cure negative energy in the space.

FSIM August Special Event Workshop

"Introduction to Face Reading" - with Ralph Dehner

Ralph Dehner
Friday, August 3, 2018  

6:30 - 7:00 PM Networking/Socializing
7:00 - 9:00 PM Program

Lake Harriett Spiritual Community 4401 Upton Ave So., Mpls

Open to the public: Members $27, Non-Members $36


Face Reading or physiognomy has been practiced for thousands of years. It means interpreting facial structure to learn about the inner person. Every face is perfect and reveals in its shape both our gifts and our challenges. I like to call our facial structure our "soul print". This information will empower the participant in situations where we often feel less than powerful - relationships, both therapeutic and personal, sitting on either side of the interview table, in team meetings and, just for the fun of it, the dating game.

Through lecture, discussion, and group exercises, participants in this 2-hour workshop will understand the history of Physiognomy, explore the therapeutic use in building relationships and in understanding work preferences and learning styles.

Ralph Dehner, BS, COTA/L is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant with a degree in Holistic Studies/Wellness Management and is a regular presenter at local, state and international conferences. In 2005, Ralph completed his studies in Physiognomy with best- selling author and international lecturer Rose Rosetree. He has done Physiognomy workshops and presentations at the Ohio Occupational Therapy Conference, throughout the United States as well as in Seoul, So. Korea and Sidney, Australia. Ralph has consulted with HR departments on hiring decisions and diversity training.

Ralph also is a Certified Tai Chi Master/Trainer and Qi Gong Instructor and Master/Teacher and practitioner of several forms of energy healing techniques and holds regular workshops to train health care providers and other interested people.
Member Classes/Workshops 
To post your classes or events in the next
newsletter, please contact Cheryl at: cheryllarson@fsim.org 

Receiving Your Wings of Light Workshop with Carolyn Vinup 
Wings of Light Activation Ceremony, Practice Exercises and Activate three Feng Shui Areas in your Home.  
Saturday, June 23, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM; $54 (Limited to 8 people)
House of Joy Retreat Center
7184 Irvine Circle, Eden Prairie, MN 
Register by calling Carolyn at 612-325-5162  
Workshop Details here     

Health, Wealth, & Relationships Workshop with Michele Heisler 
Healthy living starts with your home. Learn tips to create spaces that support your health, increase your abundance and improve your relationships.
Thursday, July 12, 2018, 6:30PM-8:00PM; $27
St. Croix Healing Arts Center, 411 Co Rd UU Unit #3, Hudson, WI
Details for registering
Save The 2018 Dates  
2018 FSIM Quarterly Meetings: (All Open to the public in 2018, Free to members) 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - FSIM Quarterly Meeting - Speaker: Annette Rugolo 
Topic:  Dowsing - The Perfect Compliment to your Feng Shui Practice 
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - FSIM Quarterly Meeting - Speaker: Beth Freschi  
Topic:  Relaxation & Meditation Techniques  

Special Events: (Open to the public - Discounted rates for members)  
Friday, August 3, 2018 -  Speaker:  Ralph Dehner
Topic:  Face Reading 

C3 Circle Events: (Open to the public, Free to All)  
Friday, June 22, 2018 - Summer Solstice 
Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 - Fall Equinox

Volunteering at Bridging (All Welcome) 
Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 from 1pm - 4pm - Roseville Warehouse: 1730 Terrance Drive, Roseville  

Feng Shui Institute of the Midwest, P.O. Box 130631, Roseville, MN 55113
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