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Today I was in Art class and I noticed a cactus plant in the balcony. I used to hear this myth that cactus plants are bad to be replaced in the house or or somewhere near you. Is this true? Actually it’s the exact opposite.  Cactus plants according to feng shui studies  are used for protection.

There are a couple of different uses for cacti in Feng Shui. One is to offer protection and security in your home or office which is what we will address in this article. Another use is to shift a stressful energetic experience of another person to something more comfortable. View ‘Cactus as Energy Shifter’ for that information.

Cactus plants can be placed in bathrooms to counter bad chi/energies.

–  It is also very good as a cure for any bathroom afflictions that you may encounter in your home. For example, if there is bathroom located in the North sector of your home, as the North sector represents your Career or Business, the bathroom situated there will have adverse effects on your job or business. By putting the cactus plant there, the bathroom’s energies are neutralised

– Best location is where there is plenty of sunlight in the bathroom. If no sunlight in the bathroom – get 2 cactus plants – place one in the sunlight – one in the bathroom – every few weeks exchange the cactus between the bathroom and the sunlight one.

–  At any time if the cactus is weakened – change to a new one and dispose the old one into the dustbin outside your house.

– There is no time and date restriction for this placement.

–  Size – about 1 inch – any shape – any color.

Last week I decorated my classroom but I am definitely not done yet! There’s still a lot missing I am just showing you the progress. I will be discussing the main points in decorating a classroom in my upcoming posts… In the meanwhile I have a few things I would like to share with you now…

Colors are very important in a class make sure it’s colorful and clear!

The desks were separate but frankly I like to have my students sit in groups at least in the beginning of the year. I don’t want them to be separated. Don’t forget to put name tags on the desks. It’s a great feeling to know that you own something 🙂


Labeling!

Label everything in your class from door to light switch to cubbies, bulletin board, chair, desk etc….

Kids need to see words everywhere they go so they can be better spellers and readers.

If you look at the top of the whiteboard you would see a red line. I put the red color because as I said in my previous posts about feng shui the color red attracts the students attention. The whiteboard is the most place you would want them to look.

This bulletin board is mainly for circle time in the morning where we sit on the carpet in a big circle. There we will be doing our breathing exercises, calendar, weather, seasons,  birthdays, class rules, classroom helpers etc… We can also discuss the class schedule and what to expect that day!

So today was the day I entered my class, my empty class in other words… I stared at it and started thinking of the right colors and the right arrangements and the seating ohh dear there’s just so much to do and soooo little time.

One year ago I posted about How to Feng Shui your Classroom and I was applying the same to my new classroom.

So first I had to think about the space because in feng shui it is very important to have spacious room so that the kids can move around easily.

No cluttering

The color red attracts the pupil’s attention, so i was thinking to put the red color over the whiteboard.

Bamboo plant will be placed on my desk after the decoration is over

Lighting is very important so shutters have to be always open to promote positive chi into the classroom.

I also decided to make it colorful so it can be more inviting to my students.

I have a balcony in my classroom just thought of showing it to you 🙂

Wish me luck on making my class inviting  🙂

  

My room in the mountains

My bedroom in the mountains is pink and I love it but the one in the city  hasn’t been changed for like 10 years now, I wasn’t really taking care of it because I was outside the country but now that I’m back i felt it needed some renovation like new bedsheets and a new layout!

I’m gonna use feng shui for help and request your opinion  as well. The most thing I’m focusing on is the color.

In feng shui the color

Pink is considered to be one of the best colors for the bedroom because it is the color associated with relationships. Pink is also thought of as an auspicious color combining the fire/ passion of red and the metal element of white. Pink represents love and pure feelings of joy, happiness, and romance.
Light blues and light greens are positive colors for a bedroom as well as small accent colors of red.
 Green represents tranquility, hope and freshness as seen in spring growth or that of a new plant or leaf.
The color peach aligns with “Peach Blossom Luck,” which represents attraction and love. A person that is single with peach blossom luck will be outgoing, social, make new friends and have numerous admirers. However, once married, consider painting the bedroom a different color as it can lead to adultery.
 
Ken Lauher typically doesn’t recommend chocolate brown in the bedroom as it can give a heavy feeling. Some believe that it can be used to create a stable, established impression, I equate it to autumn, when leaves turn brown and fall to the ground.
Many Chinese stay away from having white blankets on their beds because it is similar to the shroud that covers the dead and fear sleep will seem like death. Although, plain white sheets or white sheets with flowers or colorful designs are fine.

 

The use of pink or red sheets and blankets are used by those seeking to get married or by newlyweds to ensure wedding bliss.

So now that I got the whole idea about what each color stands for and knowing that pink is the best color for a bedroom i’m going to focus on that!…. Pink it is!!

 

Under that cap and below that gown the graduate should take advantage of wearing certain colors that will allow them to attain specific energetic advantages while walking into this next phase of their lives. According to feng shui:

White: it’s said that wearing anything white under the gown signifies a respect and consequent commitment to any of the arts

Gold: gold recognizes both the tremendous and intrinsic value and worth of all the sciences

Brown: Brown represents stability and grounding, both virtues and qualities that any graduate can use in spades, shovels and hoes.

So any attempt at representing any or all combinations of these colors together in graduation day couture can represent panoramic academic achievements, stellar and opportunistic prospects and can be counted on to cap-ture mortar boards of magic and memories!

SOme people are naturally good at keeping their room tidy and some need to be reminded (like me). The problem is that if your room is a mess, the prospect of cleaning it can seem like an overwhelming task. But if you approach it in “layers” as described below, it’ll be much less intimidating and, who knows?

1- Close all computer programs but this, but first bookmark important sites you have up if you have to. Sign off from any chat programs and put up an away message. The temptation to chat or browse can be a major pitfall. If you are doing something, then turn off your screen or save what you are doing and shut down the computer. Also turn off your cellphone to avoid talking or texting so that you won’t get distracted

2- Put on an album that you enjoy singing or dancing along with. Stay away from mellow, relaxing music–you need motivation. Turn it up as loud as you’re allowed to put it so you’re not thinking of anything else. Make a game of seeing how much you can get cleaned up during one song.

3- Open all of your curtains or blinds and, if appropriate, the windows themselves to let some light and fresh air in. If you’re cleaning at night, just turn on all of the lights. This will allow you to see everything and brighten your cleaning process. If you have a ceiling fan, turn it on. There’s a good chance you’ll work up a sweat.

4- Remove all big stuff out of your room. That way the room looks a little bit more tidy already

5- Sweep out everything from under the bed and dressers. You may be surprised to find just how much junk has accumulated there, much of which is probably stuff you’d thought you’d lost or may have simply forgotten about. Separate all of it into four piles: One is trash, the second is give away, the third is recycling, and the last pile is things that should stay in your room.

6- Gather the trash and throw it away. Then recycle the recycling. Keeping a garbage bag in the room will help. Pull stuff out from under and behind the rest of your furniture like desks, dressers, end tables, nightstands or bookshelves. Your only concern right now should be trash and recycling so don’t put anything else away, and don’t start organizing just yet.

7- Put everything in your room that you need to put away in a big pile on your bed or in the middle of the floor. Or even better, put everything in the pile (it will make it easier in a few steps)! When stuff is all over the room it is easy to avoid, but when it’s all right there in a big, tall pile, it is almost impossible to leave it there. As you’re building up your pile, set any dirty clothes aside in a hamper or in a separate pile.

8- Fold. If you come across something that you haven’t worn in quite some time, try it on. If it doesn’t fit you or isn’t in season, give it to charity or put it in a container as long as it’s not dirty or torn. Organize your closet and dressers. Close all drawers and doors; make sure nothing is sticking out. or hang your clean clothes and put them away, while throwing the dirty ones in the laundry pile.

9- Clean all surfaces with Pledge or another similar cleaner. Use Windex on your mirror. Vacuum the floor.

10- ATTACK THE PILE!!!! Put everything in its place – don’t just shove everything under the bed and call it a day – but don’t organize yet. For example, put all the books where they’re supposed to be, like on your bookshelf, but don’t get caught up in organizing the bookshelf  just yet, or else you’ll lose momentum. Just keep grabbing an item from the pile on your bed, put it in its place, and move onto the next item. If you find something that doesn’t belong anywhere, either consider giving it away, or make a place for it. Continue putting everything away (stuffed animals, photographs, purses, shoes, and so on) until your bed is cleared.

article taken from: http://www.wikihow.com/Clean-Your-Room

No matter your religious persuasion or spiritual affiliation, there’s a Feng Shui cure that uses an image of the Buddha in order to bring to your door Health, Happiness and a whole lot of Prosperity (The Three Great Blessings in Feng Shui!). This cure says that you should position a small statue of the Buddha anywhere immediately inside your front door and face it so that it’s looking at the door itself, ostensibly welcoming all the visitors (including opportunity!) to your home. This same adjustment codicils that the Buddha statue should be faced on a slant or placed catty-corner to the front door.

Some people put money under the statue and rub its belly for good luck.

But be aware that there’s a caution in Feng Shui where using statues of deities and icons is concerned and it says that these symbols of sacred energies must never be placed directly on the floor, but should always be positioned some place that is considered ‘higher up.’ I think we can see the implication there, eh? Either way, have a Buddha bless your home and watch as those blessings translate into actual rewarding experiences!

Just to let you know I’m not buddhist! This is a feng shui study!