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Designing a Happier Life is a consulting practice based on action steps to move you toward celebrating your authentic self, gifts, dreams, and life aspirations. What will make you feel more alive? Happier? Be in the flow doing what you love most? I am a life coach using Feng Shui principles as my primary tool to achieve those goals.
What are dreams if you don’t work to achieve them? Feng Shui with Lurrae is designed to help you identify your dreams, then place metaphors as reminders before you in your home. I use home and business spaces as the template for change. It is a safe place to take action. I blend the science of positive psychology and well-being with the ancient wisdom of Feng Shui principles.
Feng Shui, pronounced “fung schway” is a useful and powerful system to design exterior and interior environments for home and business contributing to vitality, health, happiness, harmony and balance, and ultimately, success and prosperity. Feng Shui is also known as the art and science of placement and design. The primary goal is chi cultivation – to create a smooth flow of chi to create a sense of harmony and balance in your body, spaces, and life. New placements are made with your clear intentions in alignment with your life goals and aspirations.
I have always been drawn to the elegant beauty of the lotus flower as a symbol and metaphor for the human experience. The lotus is a symbol of how you may transform, remain strong, no matter the current circumstances of our environment and personal landscape. As the lotus stands on a single stem, you stand alone and live within environments that may change, some nourishing more than others. The lotus paradox is the blossom grows deeply rooted in muddy water yet emerges with exquisiteness, untouched by pollution, to a flower that symbolizes beauty, light and life, inspiring transcendence, and transformation.
The lotus has a single, strong stalk that supports it just as we stand alone in life, responsible for ourselves. The lotus emerges from the murky darkness of a pond, directed to the light. The lotus acts as a metaphor emerging from a muddy pond similar to those who may feel stuck in the “muck” of their lives, seeking to solve problems, achieve clarity of mind, take action, and arrive at solutions that can transform their lives. Do we not wish for this throughout our lives? Do we not seek to realize our inner most gifts just as the inner hidden petals of the lotus slowly open to the light? Do we not wish to be bold, be daring, be our true selves?
Using lotus flower as the metaphor, I help you create healthy personal spaces for home and business based on the ancient principles of Feng Shui. The process begins with courage to create a new path and find clarity of mind from problems that seem to impede us. We begin by cleaning and clearing clutter from of our environments just as the lotus leaf is shaped to naturally cleanse itself, that even a drop of water rolls off, gathering dust as it moves, leaving a long clean path.
Feng Shui with Lurrae is a therapeutic process. The session begins with a lengthly conversation. Who are you really? What do you want at this time in your life? I use my original materials to identify your three top priorities for change based on a template known as the Bagua, aka, The Nine Life Aspirations which are Health & Ancestors, Wealth, Fame & Reputation, Relationships, Future Projects & Children, Benefactors, Career & Life’s Journey, Spiritual Life & Wisdom. The Tai Chi symbol is at the center of the nine energies. The Tai Chi symbolizes perfect balance and harmony in all aspects of life. What situation in your life does not fall into one or more of the Nine Life Aspiration categories?
After The Feng Shui Conversation to identity your goals and aspirations is complete, we move on to The Feng Shui Consultation itself. This experience encompasses a review of your environments from the macro to micro view. We review shape of property, buildings, floor plan, structural elements, individual rooms to the micro details of design and placements of furnishings including the primary placements of bed, desk and stove, living room sofa and position of front door. Suggested corrections, cures and remedies focus on the external landscape as well as the interior structure and design by making new placements with intention followed by a ceremony to seal the new intentions and placements.
Feng Shui is based on ancient principles of design. Most often I suggest using what is available and your most beloved objects. They are used in new placements but with a revised intention and focus. The total experience shifts your “InnerSpace” leading to a renewed sense of happiness, vitality, and empowerment as spaces reflect personal goals and an improved flow of chi, the vital life force energy.
Results occur when immediate and visible action has been taken toward goals. Most often we have everything we need. Feng Shui helps to place your possessions in the right places. The time has come to be in the now, and not wait to create later what you can take action on today. A simple spark can ignite a flame of change.
Feng Shui with Lurrae is confidential, fun, interactive and a process of taking immediate action toward future goals by making new placements with intention based on the ancient wisdom and common sense design principles of Feng Shui.
Feng Shui as Therapy is Decorating with a Twist
“What we vividly imagine, ardently desire, and enthusiastically act upon, must inevitably come to pass.” -Cezanne
When life is out of sync, and a state of discomfort exists, there are many options available to enable you to find solutions and peace of mind. You may select medications, coaching by a trained professional, or talking with an empathetic friend or family member. As sharing problems may be cathartic, relieve stress and provide insight, ultimately we seek a positive change in the situation. When you to want to make a shift in your life, to change, or to create and manifest a new goal, I suggest motivation combined with clarity on exactly what you want to achieve, and how you will create the outcome is needed. Clarity and intention are the first steps toward action.
Once you have clarity on your desired outcome, Feng Shui with Lurrae offers an option of action-based therapy toward that goal. Feng Shui creates immediate and visible changes in one’s environment and produces instant change because you have taken action toward a desired goal. Making new placements with intention acts as a metaphor and a reminder of your goal. My coaching is action-based and therapeutic. It creates instant change and moves you closer to happiness and success.
“What you see is what you get.” “Ask and you shall receive.”
Initially it may feel like we are redecorating and rearranging your beloved and precious furnishings, paintings, and objects’ d’art into a new arrangement. The deeper potential lies in your intentions with every new placement, as they will now reflect your personal life’s objectives as a metaphor. The goals are set by you during our intake interview known as The Feng Shui Conversation. Our conversation is based on ancient, common sense design principles of the 5000 year old art and science of Feng Shui, (fung schway). Feng Shui means ‘wind and water’ in recognition of the power of our environments to affect us and contribute to our health, vitality, success and potentially, our prosperity. Changing the placement of Bed, Desk, Stove, Living Room Sofa and beloved objects’ d’art together with my Feng Shui eyes and insights create powerful and therapeutic benefits leading to a happier life.
Feng Shui with Lurrae for Home-Based Business and Corporate Office
“Choose work you love and you will never work another day in your life.” ―Confucius
Business success and creating your fortune is a dream for many who believe in entrepreneurship and benefits of capitalism. Your entrepreneurship initiatives may have started with a lemonade stand or cashing out customers in a family business enjoying the jingle of coins or feeling paper bills adorned with our American Presidents. Volumes have been written about how to cultivate and achieve business success. However, few suggest that financial success may be attributed directly to your personal Feng Shui.
The landscape features of the property on which you grew up, as well as the property you now occupy, home in which you live, door from which you leave to go to your place of business contribute to one’s business success. Feng Shui for Business follows The Feng Shui Conversation and The Feng Shui Consultation for Home. Be it a home-based or otherwise, your review must begin with understanding the foundational feng shui aspects of the home and property, and secondarily, a review of the business property, building and offices of the President, CEO, CFO and other key business officers, among other factors. The same factors contribute to home-based business success. Feng Shui for Business must necessarily begin with a review of the home. Home is where your story begins, particularly if you are ready to re-write it for success.
Living on an ideal Feng Shui home site is auspicious and particularly beneficial for a business owner. Ideal features of a home are attributed to smooth flowing chi and having the presence of energies of the mythical animals of Tortoise, Dragon, Tiger and Phoenix. The Tortoise is a symbol of protection and strong support. The Dragon is male/yang energy protecting your home site on left when facing the house from the street. Tiger is female/yin energy on right side when facing the house from the street. The Phoenix energy represents having an unblocked and distant view 360-degree view from front door, ideally including a water feature. The Phoenix energy is a symbol that your business vision and opportunities will prosper in unlimited ways. The ideal Feng Shui site creates an armchair affect with the beneficial flow of chi and will contribute to good health, vitality, success and good fortune for the occupants.
Is your cash flow down and business failing? Consider the Feng Shui eyes of Feng Shui with Lurrae as a remedy.
“The two most important days in our life are the day we are born… and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain
Adolescence is period of growth, discovery and experimentation. The teenage bedroom is an art form many parents may feel resembles a Jackson Pollack or Picasso. Access may be impossible, but parental hope and knowledge spring eternal, and just as the butterfly, the child they have been teaching and grooming will eventually emerge as a unique and self-actualized young adult. The Bagua template used in Feng Shui, also known as The Nine Life Aspirations, may serve as a useful tool for teens to design their bedroom refuge according to their own dreams and aspirations. (more…)
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“Designing a Happier Life – Feng Shui with Lurrae. A Guidebook”
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“In his or her life,
each person can take one of two attitudes,
to build or to plant.
Builders may take years over their tasks,
but one day they will finish what they are doing.
Then they will stop, hemmed in by their own walls,
Life becomes meaningless once the building is finished.
Those who plant suffer the storms
and the seasons and rarely rest.
Unlike a building a garden never stops growing.
And by its constant demands
on the gardener’s attentions,
It makes of the gardener’s life a great adventure.”
by Paulo Coelho [Read More…]