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August 21, 2018   

An Eye Opening Workshop with Ralph Dehner 
~Testimonial By Sonia Ellis - FSIM Secretary 

On Friday, August 3rd a group of around 30 eager "faced" participants sat riveted to their seats ready to learn about, exactly that, their faces! We have a fascinating road map of our life right there in the mirror, so take a good look and admire each and every feature of your beautiful face!
Ralph Dehner, is a physiognomist, taken from the dictionary: one who studies, or is an expert in, physiognomy; one who studies the outer appearance of a person's face to acquire knowledge of the inner personality. He gave us an overview of how face reading came to be and his personal experience learning this ancient art. Starting from the brow, to the eyebrows, eyes, nose, ears, mouth, chin, and cheeks to the devotional lines and face quadrants we all have, it was intriguing! Ralph made it easy to understand and fun, including in his presentation photographs of celebrities (Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts, Whitney Houston) to give us visual examples, as well as his personal stories of people he has met along his journey. Some of the participants were used as models as well! 
By analyzing a face, we learned how you could determine what features are desirable on the face of an employee who would be good at teamwork or which one would be best suited to work in a cubicle on their own.
Eyes and eyelids can show your emotional traits while noses can reveal your creative or intuitive side among other things. Your ears, obviously pertain to your listening skills but also your outlook on life. 

Did you know that the right side of your face shows your professional YOU? And the left side your private YOU?

Widows peaks, shaved eyebrows, round nostrils, large earlobes, full lips, philtrums, mustaches, beards, bug eyes; we went through all of it, recognizing our mother, spouse, child, family member who had these features and nodding our heads in amazement at how accurate the information was with regards to each of them. 
Thank you Ralph for an enlightening, eye opening workshop, the two hours just flew by! 

Volunteering Opportunity at Bridging

Thursday, September 6, 2018  Bridging
Come have some fun giving back. Fulfulling part of our mission to participate in community outreach projects, we are happy to offer our Feng Shui family & friends an afternoon of giving back by volunteering at Bridging. We promise this will be a day that expands your heart and gives inspiration for doing good deeds. As our teacher, His Holiness Grandmaster Thomas Lin Yun said,"One good deed a day, erases all Karma."
What is Bridging?
Through the effective reuse of donated items, Bridging improves lives by providing quality furniture and household goods to those transitioning out of homelessness and poverty. Bridging serves over 80 households each week who are given a sense of dignity and stability as they rebuild their lives. Register Today! 
When and where is the project?
Date:               Thursday, September 6, 2018 
Time:               1:00-4:00 pm, beginning with a brief program tour
Group Size:     10 - 20 volunteers (no experience needed, just a willingness to help out) 
Location:          Bridging-Roseville, 1730 Terrace Drive, Roseville, MN 55113. 

This is a free volunteer event open to all that register, no CEU credit for attending, but guaranteed to fill your heart with joy! 

2018 Fall Bonfire and Equinox   
~ Celebrating the Light of Fall ~
~Hosted by Sonia Ellis - FSIM Secretary

Friday, September 21, 2018 
7:00 - 10:00PM 

Our FSIM C3 Circle (C3 is Conscious, Compassionate, Community) will be held in Sonia's backyard in St. Paul with a bonfire to celebrate the Fall Equinox together. If you missed our spring or summer social events, here's your chance to gather with like-hearted friends around a bonfire. 
There will be light appetizers and beverages provided, as well as smore's after!  Please feel free to bring something to share if you'd like too!  We will be outside, so please dress for the weather and bring along a lawn chair.
Remember to bring your red envelopes and anything else you'd like to elevate to the heavens by throwing them into the fire! Address and details to follow with registration

 This is a free social event open to all that register, no CEU credit for attending. 

FSIM October Field Trip 

"Art of Relaxation" - with Beth Freschi 

Beth Freschi
Friday, October 9, 2018  

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

Beth's Home, 2256 Commonwealth Ave., Saint Paul, MN 

Open to the public: Members $0; Non-Members $27
(1.5 CEU Credit) 

Limited seating, sign-up is required. No registration at the door. 


This will be a fully experiential guided relaxation training session to calm the mind and body. Being in a relaxed state opens up the imagination and enhances your creative thinking capabilities. Relaxation is also an essential tool for stress management and wellbeing.

Beth Freschi is a relaxation and life coach based in the Twin Cities. After 15+ years working in mental health, she started A Time for Expression, LLC in 2006 as a way to help people learn new ways to relax, explore possibilities and experience more personal and professional satisfaction in their lives. 

Through in-person relaxation training sessions, experiential speaking engagements and guided relaxation recordings, Beth helps people feel more balanced and at ease in their lives. Her sessions and recordings feature various techniques such as deep breathing, muscle relaxation, guided imagery and meditation to help calm the mind and body.

Beth works with colleges and universities, corporations and other organizations, as well as individuals, to create customized relaxation training programs to help people manage stress, sleep more soundly at night and approach their days with renewed energy and vitality. Her recordings are in the same format as the in-person sessions, so people can practice relaxation training at home, school or work.

As a life coach, Beth works primarily with artists and creative individuals who have a strong interest in the process of life coaching. Her life coaching clients appreciate her objective, enthusiastic coaching style that encourages free expression and creative thinking, helping them approach their lives and work with a greater sense of direction and purpose.

More Information at Beth's website: www.atimeforexpression.com

Celebrate Wind & Water  
School of Feng Shui's 
20th Anniversary
~ Message from Carole Hyder, FSIM Founder & President Emerrita

The plans for the Wind & Water School's 20th anniversary are coming together. Invitations are being sent, program is being planned, snacks are being discussed. When you get your invitation, please respond as to whether you will be attending or not. Specifics will be outlined if you are attending.

All graduates of the program have been asked to submit a short and succinct word or two about "What Feng Shui means to me. . ." These will be printed and put on a wall enabling us to appreciate and embrace the community that we have become. If you are a graduate but can't attend the event, submit a statement anyway. You are still part of the tribe.

P.S. Did I mention there will be a school song? Not to be missed!
Member Classes/Workshops 
To post your classes or events in the next
newsletter, please contact Cheryl at: cheryl.a.larson@gmail.com

Divine Communication Evening w/ Kim Julen & Carol Morgan
For the first time ever, we are channeling live for you! Kim channels a collective called Christine & Carol channels Jesus.
Monday, August 27, 2018, 7:00-9:00PM;  
$27 in advance, $33 at the door (space is limited to 33 people)
No Knots Massage Event Space:  
445 Broadway Avenue #100, St. Paul Park, MN
Details for registering or more info on FB Event 

Night with the Angels w/ Kim Julen 
Swirl with the powerful and magical energy of Maui as Kim Julen returns to Minnesota
Thursday August 30, 2018, 7:00-9:00PM;
$27 in advance, $33 at the door (space is limited to 27 people)
Blissful Balance in Woodbury 
6861 Upper Afton Rd, Ste 103, Woodbury, MN
Details for registering or more info on  FB Event
Private Reading Appointments with Kim Julen  
Friday August 31st; 8am - 11am and 1pm - 6pm 
Blissful Balance in Woodbury, schedule here.

Wind & Water School of Feng Shui 20th Anniversary Celebration
Look for the Evites with details in your inbox. 
Sunday, September 9, 2018, 1:00PM-4:00PM 
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, September 15, 2018, 9:00AM-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, September 20, 2018, 6:00-7:30PM; $27
St. Croix Healing Arts, Hudson, WI
Details for registering 
Save the 2018 & 2019 Dates  
2018 FSIM Quarterly Meetings: (All Open to the public in 2018, free to members) 
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - FSIM Quarterly Meeting - Speaker: Beth Freschi   
Topic:  Relaxation & Meditation Techniques  
C3 Circle Events: (Open to the public, free to all) 
Friday, September 21, 2018 - Fall Equinox
Volunteering at Bridging: (All welcome) 
Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 from 1-4pm - Roseville Warehouse: 1730 Terrance Drive, Roseville 

2019 FSIM Annual Meeting: (Open to the public) 
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - FSIM Annual Meeting - Speaker: Paul Scheele   
Topic:  Intention, attention, no tension: Harnessing the power of the mind, heart, and will to live the life you choose 
Feng Shui Institute of the Midwest, P.O. Box 130631, Roseville, MN 55113
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