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How to Feng Shui Your Bedroom to Attract Love into Your Life

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BED POSITION Positioning your bed properly is the first important step to feng shui your bedroom. Ideally the bed should hold the "command" position. When you walk into the room, the bed is positioned on the opposite wall. You want the widest scope of the room to be available to you as you lie in bed. You want to see the bedroom door but you do not want the foot of the bed to be in alignment with the door. (Word has it that the Chinese carried their dead out the door feet first, hence the aversion to feet facing door). Avoid placing the bed under a window. If this is necessary, a headboard will help to anchor the energy.

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EASY ACCESS In order to send the message energetically that you are wanting to share your bedroom with another, make sure the bed is accessible on both sides. The bed should NOT be placed in a corner. You want to send the message that 2 people are sleeping here (or not sleeping as the case may be).

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A PLACE FOR HIM OR HER Place 2 uniform bedside tables with lamps that are of equal height on either side of the bed. Even if you are currently single, it is important to provide a space for your future lover to read, a place for them to set their eyeglasses down, a place for their glass of water. You get the idea. Act as if...

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CREATE SERENITY Remove all clutter from the bedroom. No storage under the bed (this creates unwanted stimulation in your sleeping environment even if you can't see it!). Remove your stacks of books and magazines. Too many words = information overload. A book or 2 on the nightstand is fine, just don't overdo it. Of course televisions are not ideal in the bedroom. If you have one, cover it with a beautiful cloth when not in use or store it in the armoire.

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WHO'S WATCHING YOU? Remove all religious imagery and pictures of people who can "see" you when sleeping (or not sleeping as the case may be). Who wants to be watched while they sleep or make love? There are some things Grandma or Buddha just should not witness.

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SIMPLICITY Keep it simple! Paint the room a soothing color. Warm natural tones are best. Cooling colors can have a cooling effect on your love life! Avoid too many crazy making patterns on your bedding and walls. A Zen-like quality really is best for the bedroom.

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COUPLING UP Remove any images that remind you of your single status. It's amazing how many people have things around them that support their single status : pictures of solitary women, lonely winter scenes, empty boats, etc. Replace with pairs of things. You want to be paired up? Place that intention in your space with things that will remind of that! Pairs of candlesticks, pairs of statues, pictures that have pairs of people or animals in them. Think dynamic duo!

For more information about designing with Feng Shui, visit www.manobluedesign.com or email Marie Burgos at marie@manobludesign.com

Can Feng Shui Really Help Me Find My Soulmate?

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Feng Shui can certainly help you find love, find your soulmate. The important thing to understand, though, is that a feng shui consultant is not walking into your space with a magic wand and a clear timeline for the expected results. As with everything, you are the one who has to make it happen - and feng shui is a very powerful tool to speed up the love search process and save you a lot of time and effort. 

From my experience with clients looking for a love partner, a big factor in how quickly you will see results lies in:

how clear you are with what you want?

how ready you are to accept love in your life?

You also have to know yourself very well and know what works for you. Being honest with yourself and committed to your happiness is the first step to attract honest, committed people into your life. 

Let me ask you, are you really ready for love? I mean, if the man or the woman of your dreams were to walk into your home today, what message will your home (and particularly your bedroom) be sending? 

Last, but not least, if you are pragmatic about using feng shui for love, most likely feng shui will not work so well for you. If you are ready to give feng shui for love a try, do it with an open heart and total commitment. 

The clients who achieved the most beautiful results truly believed in feng shui as an energy tool and applied the feng shui for love tips diligently and with a clear intent.

 

For more information email marie@manobluedesign.com and visit our site on www.manobluedesign.com 

Feng Shui Wedding: "The perfect venue".

The perfect Venue is the one you dreamt about since you were little...

Feng Shui only adds a few elements to guide you in the direction to choose the perfect venue,  enhance it with the perfect accessories, display the perfect accents... and make all your efforts all worthwhile for your dream wedding.

 

 

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Your ceremony:

It's fabulous Feng Shui to invite Mother Nature to your wedding by holding your ceremony at a beach, garden or park. Everyone relaxes, there's harmony in the air and you save enough for a good house deposit or dream honeymoon. 

The venue:  

There should not be any dark spots or corners or this would become an obstacle for  chi energy to flow freely. Therefore, if this happens you should place a plant by it or a light towards it.

The reception:

The set up of your reception is very important as well. There should be no rectangle or square tables in your reception area, as the hard, sharp angles create a feeling of conflict. Round or oval tables are perfect choices. Make sure the entire room is lit up. Dark areas hinder the Chi energy from flowing freely around the room. 

The Flowers:

The flowers bouquet each holds a different meaning.  A lily can increase sensuality, A rose for romance, A sweat pea for creativity, Ivy is good for vitality, Ranunculus can help with prosperity, Snapdragons enhance spirituality, Tulips are good for the ambitious, Cosmos for those who value family and friends and quince for partners looking for new opportunities. Choose the one that is most appealing to you. We are always drawn naturally to a particular color, shape or scent. 

The Accessories:

Everyone knows clear quartz crystals are Feng Shui cures. Not so many know that crystal dinnerware and chandeliers are also celestial cures, because they reflect light. For luck, take wedding photos under crystal chandeliers, add crystal candlesticks to your bridal table or include sparkling crystal tableware on your gift registry. You could wear crystals on your dress, veil or shoes. Crystal beading also looks exotic rimming tea lights on tables! 

The color scheme:

The color you choose for your wedding will set the mood, and reflect you as a couple. Here is a list of popular wedding day colors and the feng shui meanings.

Red: Not only is it a traditional Chinese wedding color -- accenting your wedding day with red also creates a strong atmosphere of love and romance. 

Pink: Perfect for a younger couple, pink evokes a sense of fun playfulness and lightheartedness.

 

 

Purple and violet: Good for a smaller, more intimate wedding celebration with close family and friends, purples give off a very sexy, passionate vibe.

Black and white: A favorite combination for creating positive feng shui, black and white together represent a strong, balanced relationship -- as in the yin and the yang.

Blues and greens: A good color combo for a couple who has known each other for many years, or even a second wedding, because blues and greens promote a calm feeling. 

 

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Yellow: This bright, sunny color is the hue of cheerfulness and the perfect color to add to a less-than-well-lit ceremony or reception space. 

Orange: The ideal color for the couple with a large guest list, orange gives off a sense of warmth -- promoting conversation and a comfortable atmosphere. 

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You are now set to have a perfect Feng Shui wedding under the eyes of Mother Nature...

For more information about Feng Shui wedding, contact marie@manobluedesign.com and visit: www.manobluedesign.com

Feng Shui Wedding: “ The Tradition”

Looking to have a Feng Shui wedding and still following "The Tradition". Feng Shui is this fabulous Asian philosophy that adapts itself to our western traditions and really let us have the best of both worlds.So for your wedding, you can have: 

Something new: Your Bridal Bouquet can affect energy surrounding you in different ways. The colour, the scent and even the shape of the flowers all can have different meanings.

 

 

Something old:Be careful with vintage gowns! Feng Shui enthusiasts are aware that previously owned items carry the previous owners energy - that may be fine if you know them but if not ensure your starting with a clean slate by clearing old chi away. Hang the gown up overnight by a bowl of sea salt, walk around the gown several times and ring bells around it, or burn sage close by! 

 

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Something borrowed:"If you borrow something, borrow something blue from someone with a happy marriage and a happy family." The idea is that the energy of that person's happy life will give good energy to you on your wedding day. And by combining the age-old traditions of "something borrowed" with "something blue" (blue is the feng shui color of peace and serenity), you'll promote wedding day feng shui. 

 

 

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Something blue: Do you always think of Red when you think of Feng Shui? Actually Blue is a fabulous colour for your wedding. Blue offers peace and serenity, so that Blue Garter is probably a really good idea! Every bride could use that extra boost! 

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Your family will be happy, even with a  Feng Shui wedding, the traditions that your mothers and grand mothers and generations before have been using for good luck and happiness are still up to date today and we can make them work with Feng Shui.

 

For more information and tips on Feng Shui weddings, please contact marie@manobluedesign.com and visit www.manobluedesign.com for event booking information.   

A Feng Shui Wedding: Picking the Date!

Your wedding is the most important day of your life and it is essential that your environment should nurture you and make you feel uplifted. The atmosphere should be one of harmony, love, and warmth. Using Feng Shui in your wedding will reduce the stress on the bride and groom and their families on the special day. Choosing the proper color décor and location will create the glorious setting that you desire for your wedding day. There are some Feng Shui guidelines that will help you with the harmony and balance of the ceremony as well as with the reception.
 
The first thing most couples do is pick a date. 
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 Ideally you should choose a date of the month with either an 8 or 9 in it, or numbers that add up to one of these. 
In Chinese tradition 8 means love and 9 means eternity. 
The 18th is the most perfect date as it has an 8 in it AND it adds up to 9. 
Other favorable dates are the 8th, 9th, 17th, 19th, 28th and 29th.  
 
For more upcoming tips on Feng Shui weddings, visit Manoblue Design...

  

Marie Burgos
Manoblue Design  
www.manobluedesign.com 
 

 

 

Enhance your Relationship with Feng Shui

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Whether you are looking for Mr or Mrs Right or you already have him or her in your life, Feng Shui – ancient Chinese art – will enhance your special partnership and make your love life sparkle. How does it work? You need to ensure that the energy called Chi, flows freely in your home by placing your furniture and personal objects around you in a specific way. The objective is to create for yourself an environment that reflects the love life you want.
 

Here are the 9 top tips for Feng Shui in the bedroom:

 

 
1) Clean up your bedroom — When your bedroom is cluttered and untidy, the energy in there will be low and slow. Clutter is a sure sign that chi is stuck, so roll up your sleeves and clean the place up if you want to jump-start your love life. Ring a bell, shake a rattle, or clap your hands loudly around the room to clear out old, stale energy.
2) Position your bed harmoniously — The rule of thumb for proper bed position is to place it on a solid wall, diagonal from the door, allowing full view of the room and its entry while lying in bed. Avoid placing the bed in line with a doorway, since this can cause feelings of vulnerability and defensiveness. Also avoid alignment with the bathroom door, as this can contribute to feeling drained, tired or having restless sleep pattern.
3) Add a Solid Headboard to Your Bed — A headboard represents support, and energetically brings both sides of the bed together, creating harmonious union for partners. If possible, avoid metal headboards since they can be conductive (particularly sensitive people have difficulty resting peacefully on metal-framed beds or near a metal headboard).
4) Display Romantic Artwork — No matter where the master bedroom is located in your home, surround yourselves with art that calls forth a feeling of love and romance with each other. Be careful of art that has a single man or single woman pictured in it, or one that has three or more people in it. Relationships are challenging enough between two people; bringing a third party into your bedroom, even in art, is just not supportive to a couple.
5) Think pink, peach, Red and white — Pink and white are the colors of relationship. You can use them for your bed sheets, your undergarments, pillows, accents. Peach is the color of new love. If you want to attract a new partner, use peach in your bedroom.  Red represents hot passion. His power is unlimited.
 
6) Remove old relationship energy Go through your home--especially your bedroom--and remove anything that reminds you of past failed relationships; this could be an ex-boyfriend's old sweater you find in the closet, photographs of you with a previous partner, a gift that reminds you (unfavorably) of a giver with whom you are no longer in love--anything that reminds you of a love that went bad. No matter how incurable a romantic you may be, do NOT keep old love letters anywhere in your bedroom unless they are from someone with whom you are still blissfully paired up.
7) Get things in pairs — Set up a nightstand on both sides of your bed, to accommodate the needs of your partner. Include lamps (so that he or she can read romantic poetry to you at night!). And get things in pairs: pillows, candles…
8) Open the door to love Make sure both the front door of your home and the door to your bedroom open easily and completely. Doors that stick, squeak, or that only opens partway because of all the stuff stored behind them are blocking the flow of romantic energy and opportunity into your home. A loose doorknob on your bedroom door could mean you're having a hard time "getting a handle on" romance; get out your screwdriver and tighten it up.
9) Clarify your intention Make a collage of images that symbolize your perfect relationship, and place it where you will see it every day. Compose a list of the qualities of your ideal soul mate on a red page and place it in the love area of your bedroom (right hand far corner from the door).  If you are already in a relationship, invite your partner to make collage with you, to represent your intention to build a joyful and loving future together.
Now that you have all the tools, let’s Feng Shui your bedroom and enjoy the Love!
 
To learn more about how Feng Shui can impact positively all the areas of your life, find out about your Feng Shui profile or participate to our workshops. Visit our website www.manobluedesign.com.
 
 
Marie Burgos
Feng Shui Expert
marie@manobluedesign.com 

 

How to get what you want in life with Feng Shui in your home!

Feng Shui BedroomWe all want Happiness, Love, Money, Family, Health…

 

But what is your strategy to get those things?

Most of us work really hard for everything… and some wonder if there is not an easier way… I use Feng Shui.

Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese art which utilizes Chi, the energy in your environment, to balance and enhance things by specifically placing objects around you to support you in reaching your goals. 

So why waste all your energy if you can use a mirror, a lamp or an image to do the job for you?

Whether you think you are in a good place, or you are yet to get there, a few Feng Shui tips can help you clear the way to getting what you want.

1-  Remove clutter: clutter creates stagnant energy and prohibits energy flow. Since most of your energy is tied up in the clutter in your environment, it only weights you down. It keeps you stuck in the energy of the past and contributes to obstacles and frustrations. Enable the energy to move freely through your environment by clearing out things that are no longer relevant to your life.

2- Pay attention to pictures and objects in your space:  pictures on your wall are speaking to you constantly. Do you have pictures that denote sadness, loneliness, violence, fatigue or do you have images that speak of dreams, abundance, vitality, peace and harmony? It is also valid for objects around you…It is important not to keep broken objects as well as they carry that energy. So having pictures and objects that speak positively to you will surround you with that energy.

3- Have only what you love around you: Everything in your environment holds an energy that either supports you or drains you. Take away things you do not absolutely love and the rest will support you. If you don’t like something, release it even if it was a gift. Surround yourself with things you love to bring more of that which you love into your life. 

 

Marie Burgos Feng Shui Expert Tel: 917-353 9149www.manobluedesign.com marie@manobluedesign.com