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"EVERYONE without exception is very, very special with extraordinary qualities and extraordinary powers. You just may not know it yet. The secret is to be, love and cherish yourself; it is to be your true essence. You are love and light, infinite wisdom and unlimited possibilities. Whatever you ask, you shall receive. You can have, be and do anything you want. You just need to choose what makes you happy in your heart. It is very simple. Remember, you are loved beyond measure for who you are and you are beautiful."


Author Unknown ~ but a very Wise Soul

NEWSLETTER #118 - FEBRUARY 2015

 

True love, the love vibration begins with the love that we have for ourselves.  Are you nurturing your physical, emotional and spiritual needs?  Can you look in the mirror and say “I love myself exactly as I am”.   When we love ourselves and accept ourselves with all our imperfections ~ then we can truly love another.  Stop comparing yourself to others.  Stop counting your failures and totally accept yourself for one day ~ twenty four little hours.  Everything is energy.  Everything.  And practicing self love for even a day can change your entire world.

The Universe has only love for you.  Absolutely unabashed unconditional love.  You can't go wrong.  You can't disappoint.  You cannot fail.  You are doing great.    So for today, the day of love, really love yourself.

Even if you are struggling.  Even if you are lonely.  Even if you are not where you want to be.  Stay positive.  Look up.  Love yourself.  For as you love yourself you open up to receive what you want.

The month of February, your homework is to nurture and pamper yourself.  You are No. 1.  Take the time to do things that you love to do.     In your quiet time, put your hands on your heart and say loving affirmations to yourself.  When you are with people, smile ~ laugh ~ hug.   Surround yourself with beauty ~ the beauty of nature is everywhere.  Surround yourself with happy, positive people.  Skip, jump, dance, sing.  Play with your pets.  Play with your children.   Declare to the world – “I am happy to be alive and I love myself and my life exactly as it is”.  “I am grateful for all my blessings”.  The more you can stay in this high vibration of love and gratefulness – the more you will start seeing the changes in your life that you desire.  Sound too simple?  Try it !!!!

Enjoy a beautiful loving happy Valentine's Day.


Believe in yourself, in love, in trust, in magic, in angels, in happy endings, in God, in promises, in miracles, in people, in fairytales, in following your heart, in peace and happiness, in never growing up, in following your passions and making your dreams come true, in always having fun, in helping people, in making the world a better place, in changing for the better.


HEART TO HEART… SOUL TO SOUL… AS WE LOVE…

WE CHANGE THE WORLD… WE ARE ONE !!!


In Love AND Gratitude for your presence in my life


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I would like to dedicate this newsletter to my Mom who passed away on January 11, 2011.  Her birthday was February 14th and I hold her in the highest love.  I know she is flying with the angels and my heart is so grateful for having shared a lifetime with her.  There were many challenges in her life and our relationship but throughout it all, I am left with wonderful memories and a heart full of love, gratitude and respect for my Mom.



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   Every day is a reason to CELEBRATE who you are – which is LOVE

        


 The Angel of February - is the angel of patience. During the dark, blustery nights of February, when nature is in a deep chill and we long for a sign of warmth and life, this angel can help us learn to await with grace the first signs of spring. February's angel teaches us that winter has its own special peace, that being snowbound or staying indoors can give us a welcome reprise from the busyness of life. In February, we can complete unfinished projects and prepare for new initiatives in the spring. The angel of February brings us the gift of patience, helping us to enjoy the solitude and quiet of the winter, guiding us to replenish our energy for the warm, busy days to come.


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HAPPY CHINESE YEAR 2015 YIN WOOD GOAT/SHEEP  

Feng Shui by Susan Levitt


The beginning of Chinese New Year 2015 (according to the lunar calendar) begins on the New Moon on the 19th February 2015; this will take place after the Winter Solstice and the event is celebrated by millions of people in every single country and area of the world that you can think of. Chinese New Year is a time of new beginnings and signifies a fresh start for everyone.

Sheep year 2015 is time to focus on creating a lovely home. Sheep correlates to the Western sign Cancer, the sign of home, family, and roots.

Sheep is a kind, sweet, and generous soul. Home is very important to Sheep. Sheep, along with Sheeps best friend Rabbit, need a safe, cozy home environment to return to after dealing with the harsh world. Sheep, Rabbit, and Snake are the artists of the Chinese zodiac.

2015 is a superb year to redecorate your environment.  Sheep loves art and beauty in their environment, and are bothered by things that are dirty or tasteless. So keep your home tidy and nice all year long.  Where to start? Start at the front door. Clean out your entry to welcome all the good luck that will come into your home and place of business in 2015. Clean out the front porch, entry hall, lobby, or whatever the entry is where you live. Make this area clean, well lit, and inviting. Check the entrys lighting fixtures, add a fresh coat of paint, and a new rug to welcome the New Year of the Sheep.


One of many styles of feng shui is to overlay a map of the eight tri-grams, called ba-gua in Chinese.


Ba-gua focus to create abundance for Wood Sheep year is to emphasize the Helpful People area. This is located in the near right corner from the entry. Sheep do better when they have the support of others. Sheep bring peace and harmony to a group, and group efforts are rewarded.  Save independent action and risk for Fire Monkey 2016.


The second area for focus in Sheep year is the Knowledge corner, located in the near left corner from the entry. Sensitive Sheep needs quiet time to replenish. Create time for some soul searching, especially if you feel the need for some spiritual or emotional recuperation after swift Horse year 2015. The Fire Sheep born in 1967 benefits greatly from developing the Knowledge corner.

Make sure that all areas are clean with no clutter! Dont get stuck in life by living with too much stuff. Avoid all clutter in Sheep year, or else you could experience sadness or confusion. Bring in fresh flowers. If you have a green thumb, decorate with  healthy plants.


SHEEP LOVES BEAUTY!

Sheep 2015 is the time to decorate, be fancy, and treat yourself! And eat well. One green smoothie a day suits delicate Sheep. And organize your wardrobe. Sheep is very fashionable and pays attention to the details of  clothing. Elegance matters to genteel Sheep.

Attention to feng shui is important at New Year to welcome new opportunities. Clean your home as if it is spring cleaning but done now. Move any piece of furniture that has not been moved during this past year to clean behind and below it. Do not start a new year and a new cycle in a messy or dirty home environment. If you have clutter anywhere, now is the time to get rid of it. What is clutter? Any item that you do not use. Clear out all closets, drawers, and storage areas if they have clutter and are not organized and tidy.

FIRST THING SEEN

When entering your home, what is the first thing seen? Your eye goes somewhere, so be observant in every room of your home. Make sure that the first thing seen in each room is inviting, clean, and inspiring when you enter. You do not want to see a pile of paperwork or any type of mess. Organize each room so that the first thing seen sets a pleasant tone and makes the room inviting to enter.

The first thing seen should be so attractive that you want to be near it. Not everyone has great artistic talents, but everyone can aspire to improve the beauty, comfort, and general appeal of their immediate surroundings. Read a few interior design books or magazines. Be open to cultivating your own sense art, beauty, and aesthetics.

PAY OFF DEBT

It is very fortunate to start the New Year with no debt. (A mortgage or a school loan are not in this category.) If you have personal debt on New Year, get out of debt in 2015 and organize your finances. And watch out for overspending this year! Sheep eat paper meaning that Sheep can really spend, so do not start out Sheep year with any financial problems

PAINT ONE ROOM

The energy of any environment can be transformed completely by adding a couple of coats of paint. If each room of your home has white or ivory walls, all that white is too much of the element Metal which can lead to arguing and bickering. When the weather warms up in summer of Sheep year (Sheeps power season) be sure to paint at least one room with color.

It can be a small room such as a bathroom, but all-white walls in a home is too much Metal that leads to imbalance. Good colors for a small room are soft blue for a bathroom or light green for a bedroom. Be sure the blue or green are restful and not too bright. Yellow is good in the kitchen, or gold in the dining room. Which room to paint? Paint the area that looks the most rundown and is in most need of sprucing up.


ENERGIZE YOUR KITCHEN


Every room of your home or office has a Helpful People corner to focus on in Sheep year. But the most important room this year is your kitchen because that is the room of the element Wood, and 2015 is the year of the Wood Sheep. Fix your kitchen, a minor yang room. Start by standing at the entry of your kitchen. Then observe what is in your Helpful people corner. Really look at your kitchen to clean it up, and then make it the kitchen that you really want. Do the work. The next room to transform is your bedroom, a yin room in this yin Sheep year.

FLOWERS AND PLANTS

In a Wood year, its fortunate to add plants, flowers, and healthy bamboo to your home and workplace. Fresh flowers bring fresh aroma that clears the air for New Year, especially if your home feels dark, over heated, or musty. Add beautiful flowers to welcome the New Year and to increase abundance. And plants offer fresh oxygen to improve health. The energy of a room is brightened by the addition of flowers and plants. So be sure to add fresh cut flowers or a healthy plant to your home for New Year.

At work add green house plants with round leaves such as a lily (peace plant), jade, pothos, Chinese evergreen, or orchids with round leaves. If you do not have a green thumb, bring in fresh flowers on Monday to the office, or add silk flowers in lively colors. If you do add a fish tank or fountain, be sure you can commit to the work involved in maintaining a tank or fountain. But a fountain in this Wood year is fortunate because Water is the mother of Wood, meaning that water added to wood (plants) helps growth.

Lucky flowers are orchids, peonies, and lilies. Chrysanthemums have a scent that not everyone likes, so pay attention to scent. Roses are fine in a home or office, but remove them if theres arguing (influence of the roses thorns.) Avoid thorny plants like a cactus, indoors or outdoors. Instead, grow lush plants that have soft round leaves like a jade plant or philodendron.

Outdoors, it is more fortunate to have plants that stay ever green and do not ever lose their leaves. Bamboo is especially lucky in feng shui because as it grows, the new growth is stronger and longer. Bamboo sways gently in the wind, meaning that it is easily adaptable to change. But be sure your bamboo does not dry out and become yellowed. If you have bamboo, keep it watered and transfer it to a larger container when it outgrows the container it was in when you bought it.

Be sure that your plants stay healthy throughout the year. If not, recycle the withered plant and replace it with a fresh, healthy one. A bouquet of fresh flowers is excellent to add beauty, fragrance, and luck, but be sure to recycle the flowers when they lose energy and begin to wilt. No dead or dried flowers, and no potpourri.

Silk flowers are superb in feng shui because they are a wonderful way to add light and life to your environment. If you bring home a lovely orchid, after the flower wilts, cut away the dead stalk and insert a good-quality silk orchid into your container. Then your orchid seems to be always in bloom instead of a dead stalk tied to a wooden stake. And youll have an orchid that always appears to be in bloom!

You can purchase what is referred to as a money plant. This potted plant usually is decorated with gold or red charms. But this type of plant tends to get leggy as it grows, with long stringy branches weighed down by the charms. So this money plant is not your best choice. A lush round jade plant is better choice than the so-called money plant.

PAINT COLORS

Paint colors correlate to the five Taoist elements of Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood:

FIRE/HEART/LIVING ROOM In Chinese medicine, the element fire is represented by the heart. The living room is the heart of the home. Your living room is best in bright and lively Fire colors red, purple, and all shades of red or with bright accents to stimulate conversation and activity.

EARTH/STOMACH/DINING ROOM In Chinese medicine, the element earth is the stomach. The dining room is where we eat and digest food. The dining room is best in earthen tones of gold, terra cotta, or other soft yin colors. Red paint in a dining area is too stimulating and people eat too fast.

METAL/LUNGS/BEDROOM In Chinese medicine, the element metal is the lungs. The bedroom is where we sleep and breathe deeply while resting. Best bedroom colors are white, cream, and soft pastels. Avoid bright big prints on bedding and drapery, especially in a childs room, because it is too yang and not restful.

WATER/KIDNEYS/BATHROOM In Chinese medicine, the element water is the kidneys, and therefore correlates to the bathroom. Paint this room in a soft, quiet, and calm color for peaceful elimination of waste and for soothing bathing or showering. Light blue is fine.

WOOD/LIVER/KITCHEN In Chinese medicine, the element wood is the liver. Wood is used in a kitchen to feed the cooking fire. The kitchen must be kept very clean because this is where food is prepared, so white walls are best. But green accents or a plant are recommended to introduce the Wood element into this Wood room.


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Be  in  Love and Joy

Love and Joy are the elixir for all things.  Bring more joy into your tasks.  When you radiate these vibrations , however mild, there is a shift in response within your body that is reflected in the response of your reality.

It can be an easy as a smile on your face as you do one of your many tasks.  This will create a different message to your body and you will shift the usual stress responses to your work and busyness into a more conscious relaxed state of mind/heart.


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I do not claim to have written the articles in this newsletter.  They come from a wide variety of sources and submissions.  It is information that resonates with me and it makes my heart joyful to share this information with you.    Any infringement of said copyright is non-intentional and will be rectified upon notice and proof of ownership.


 


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Karen Mosuk

Sacred Wellness Practitioner
Usui/HolyFire Reiki Master-Teacher, CRA RT 05-140
IET® Master - Instructor
Recognized Therapeutic Touch ™ Teacher