Friday, December 2, 2016

Ms. Feng Shui Tea-Totaler Says: Electromagnetics!

Needless to say we are all surrounded by electromagnetic frequencies. Albeit we love our electronics, they do not like us. One of the most important considerations for ensuring good feng shui is the flow of positive energy. One way of doing this is to reduce the level of harmful radiation in your home. Understand that anything that uses or transports electricity generates its own electromagnetic field (EMF). Below are a few simple ways to improve the energy in your environment.

  • Most effective plants to reduce headache and fatigue are cacti, peace lilies and spider plants.
  • When electrical equipment is not in use, make sure you uplug it from the electrical socket so that the electricity does not continue to run through the transformer.
  • Try to maintain a reasonable distance when using a computer and watching TV.
  • Grow healthy green plants is an excellent way to counteract EMF's because the natural energy that plants generate will work against the otherwise offending frequencies.
  • Fresh flowers also generate healthy energy, so keep them next to appliances, radios or TV.
  • You are at greatest risk from EMFs when you are asleep because you are dormant and passive in one place for a long period of time. To avoid this situation, keep electronics out of the bedroom. Use battery operate alarm clock and make sure it is 6 feet from the bed. Avoid TV in a bedroom but if that isn't possible make sure it is stored in a cabinet and off remote.
  • Use sheets that are 100 percent cotton as these will help prevent static charge.
  • Wear clothes of natural fibers or having natural fabrics in your house in general will also surround you in healthy , natural qi, as will opening your windows and curtains to let in fresh air and natural light.
  • Salt candles or lamps are also a great way to naturally purify the air.

Here's to cleaner air!

Mary Jane Kasliner

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Meditation Day 2 - Connecting to your Core!

Day 2 in getting grounded the focus is your core. When the core is strong, it will help you feel steady physically and energetically. This makes it easier to feel centered when things get chaotic. The following are some poses that focus on the core.

*Begin in downward facing dog to warm up and stretch your limbs and muscles. As you move through the following asanas focus on breathing through the belly.

1. Warrior 3 - You can progress into this pose from Down dog. You have the option to remain supported in this pose with your hands down on the earth or a prop, or for the full expression lifting your arms off the ground. Remain in this pose for 3 breaths and repeat opposite side.

2. Triangle Pose - From Down dog progress into triangle pose. Concentrate on breathing into your arm extending towards the heavens and exhaling your navel back back to your spine to twist the heart space open, gazing towards the sky. Hold for 3 breaths and repeat opposite side.

3. Flying Side Angle Pose: From Down dog progress into this pose . Make sure you place the back heel down toward 45 degree angle, then stack your armpit over your knee. You have an option to lift your fingertips off the earth and literally "fly" in the pose. After 5 breaths return to Down dog and repeat opposite side.

4. Plank Pose: From Down dog inhale to plank, then exhale navel to spine, seat high back into down dog.  Repeat this sequence (inhale to plank exhale to down dog) at least 5 times.

5. Meditate: Come to a comfortable cross-legged seat. Bring your arms up to 60 degrees and fold your fingers into your palms, point your thumbs up and angle them slightly toward one another. Sit for 3 to 10 minutes, feeling a sense of joy. If your arms get tired rest them on your lap.

 A nice way to end your meditation is to chant the sounds of the chakras: Lam, Vam, Ram, Yam, Ham, Om, Om!

Mary Jane Kasliner

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Daily Forecast - Yang Fire Dragon Day!

Wednesday November 30, 2016 - Fire Dragon Combination

The fire dragon is an interesting combination of energy. There is a tremendous desire to succeed today no matter what comes across your desk. Take the lead and be forthright in your actions; however, avoid being overly controlling. Don't rely on your own judgment and opinion but rather take into consideration the opinion of others. 

During the morning hours you should spend more of your time promoting your services and coming up with a strategic marketing plan. The afternoon opens to some fabulous energy when it comes to proving you have the skills to take on any project. There will be plenty of resources to assists you and as a result you are able to use your power and influence for the good of others.

Mary Jane Kasliner

Monday, November 28, 2016

December 2016 Forecast by Mary Jane Kasliner

December 2016

New Beginnings

The focus for this month is new beginnings. You may be asking yourself; "how do I go about starting something new?" In my opinion, it requires meditation and contemplation to uncover what is stagnant in your life to catapult change.

The first step is to differentiate between meditation and contemplation. Meditation is a human mode of moving within to find a peaceful state of mind. Contemplation is divinely infused peace. If we were to associate an image to the various stages of meditation it would be water. Why? Think of how you grow plants from seeds. In addition to healthy soil and sunlight, plants requires water. It is this element that fuels growth in nature, the human body, mind and spirit. It is the daily watering or nurturing of our spirit by way of meditation and contemplation where the  answers that lie within are revealed to us.

In feng shui, the element of water fuels the growth of wood. Wood represents growth, new ideas, family roots, our desires and fortunate blessings. The aforementioned characteristics all play a part in starting something new. To cultivate water it requires going deep within the earth where the water tables fill to feed the shoots of growth. Man must do the same to cultivate growth; move deep within.

Tips to Catapult Change:

The environment acts as the macrocosm to YOU. Therefore, by implementing subtle changes in your surroundings you can start the energy moving in the direction of change or new beginnings.

  • In the east portent of your home activate strong wood by way of a well rooted plant. Add moving water in this same portent to fuel growth. This month is especially important to add moving water as it will activate inner wisdom and growth of material blessings in the form of finances.
  • In the southeast place a strong image of your desire of change or what you would like to enter your life as blessings. You can also place an intention along with this image.
  • In the south connect to your soul's mission by way of a vision board or image of where you want to be in life, what makes your heart sing, what you LOVE to do if money wasn't an issue.

Tips to Meditation & Contemplation:

Whatever you do in the outer world you need to complement it in the inner world. The following are a few tips to get you started.

  • Activate the northeast sector of your home with plenty of earth and fire elements. If you are not sure what those are refer to my my feng shui mini-series or feng shui design cd.
  • Get a meditation cushion and place it in a convenient area that you can see on a daily basis as a reminder to sit and meditate.
  • Download some relaxing music or guided meditation CD's. Play them often especially if you need assistance when meditating.
  • Read inspiring quotes on a daily basis 
  • Engage in repeated prayer or daily mantra

Tips to Opening Life Journey Sector:

In feng shui practice, the portent direction corresponding to life journey is north. The following are simple guidelines in activating this sector. For more tips see my feng shui design cd. Be sure to scroll down my publications page to find the cd.

  • Incorporate metal and water elements in the north sector of your home
  • Add images that are powerful or imposing structures such as a bridge or building
  • Add images of water scenes or fabrics that are flowing or movement in design
  • Choose an the image that compliments the south portent or your soul's mission as these two portents (south and north) work in synergy.
Yoga Practice:

Yoga  automatically moves you into a state of peace through the inward journey. This bodes especially well for the trigram Kan that is active in December. The Rat is also active this month so yoga and meditation will be extremely important as the rat tends to create a busy mind.  Concentrate on poses that activate the 1st,  3rd, 6th and 7th chakras. Feeling grounded, finding inner strength, tapping into your intuition and divine inspiration are all essential components for new beginnings. Here are some poses to activate the aforementioned chakras.

1st or Root Chakra: Warrior 1 or Warrior 2

                                                        Me:  Japanese Gardens Oregon

                                                          Me: Meditation Garden Oregon

3rd or Solar Chakra: Half Lord of the Fishes

6th or third Eye Chakra: Padmasana

                                                            My Daughter in Vietnam

                                                            Me: Arizona Airport

7th or Crown Chakra: Headstand

This month and every month feel the internal flow of prana and expand with it. Explore new beginnings and enjoy the journey!

Happy December!

Mary Jane Kasliner

Feng Shui Astrology Lady Says...Avoid Distractions!

Good Monday morning! Today the yang wood tiger combines for a one-two punch of powerful wood energy. You'll find the pace moving rather quickly today and a push to get things started. Just be mindful of distractions as the tiger notoriously leaps into action in whatever crosses his path. By and large, there are plenty of people in your inner circle willing to assist you today. This does bode well but it is important you take charge to direct the concentration of effort given and received. Rely on your past experience to get the ball rolling in right direction.

Mary Jane Kasliner

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Feng Shui Astrology Lady Says... Persistence!

Today the earth stem combines with the rooster branch. This is a perfect combination for persistence. That is the theme for this combination. If there is something you are working on make sure you have all the data you need so you can make significant strides. Others will take notice of your dedication and hard work to reach your goal. Be perceptive, rely on your intuition and do not question your motive. Trust you are moving in the right direction and do not deflected by anyone or anything. This will require lots of hard work but in the end you will be rewarded for you efforts. Mind financial matters today as well.

Mary Jane Kasliner

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Feng Shui Astrology Lady Says... Quieter Pursuits!

Today the earth stem joins the Monkey branch. The energy flows naturally throughout the day today. Morning hours are best for quieter and more reserved tasks. It bodes well to organize your thoughts so decisions are easier to make. You'll find even a few minutes of meditation will be highly effective in transforming your situation. The more you can focus on how you can create a unique way to provide services/skills the gates will open to many opportunities and plenty assistance to follow. Late in the day unexpected short terms work may come your way.

Mary Jane Kasliner