“The Feng Shui of Aloha"
Tuesday, May 14, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Crow Canyon Country Club, Eugene O'Neill Room
711 Silver Lake Drive
Danville, CA 94526
Contact: Elizabeth Brown (925) 837-3771
Terumi has taught over 50 classes through the adult education program
in Marin County, California on Feng Shui for the home, business and
the garden. The experiential classes are highly popular as the esoteric
art of Feng Shui is made understandable and useable.
Spring Newsletter 2013
Happy Spring Equinox March 20. This begins the Feng Shui season of Chen relating to Family, New Birth and Fresh Beginnings. The element is wood and the colors green and purple.
Chen has taken on extra special meaning for me. For the first time in many years, I once again enjoy going for long walks, pain free after a successful January 15 hip surgery. I am surrounded by evidence of new birth in the plum and cherry trees resplendent with white and pink blossoms, yellow daffodils and wild flowers playing peek-a-boo. Mother Earth shows absolutely no restraint; she is bursting with Spring Chen energy!
I'm also fascinated by the correlation between Feng Shui and the traditional Hawaiian healing art of hula. Both disciplines are deeply rooted in the wisdom teachings derived from nature. Everyone of the 17 dances and 10 chants I'm required to master for my first year hula graduation at month's end makes reference to nature: flowers, rain, rocks, ocean, wind, earth, birds. In Feng Shui, the teachings of this season come from our reflection on the nature of WOOD. Everywhere in nature, you see signs of new growth and life sprouting on shrubs and trees after the dormant winter season. Like a tree, the hula dancer's legs are firmly rooted in the earth while the hips and upper body sways gracefully like branches in the wind.
So what lessons can we learn from the WOOD element to help us navigate this Spring Chen energy?
1. Listen to the emerging impulses within yourself. What stirs within you and wishes to grow?
Perhaps it's to rejuvenate something that already exists (like the fresh leaves on a rose bush that blooms into a beautiful rose yearly). Refreshing your website, redesigning your office or a room in your home? Or perhaps it's to plant a whole new seed like getting started on that book you've wanted to write or planning a special vacation. Decide what new things you want to bring into your life or what gifts you want to offer and use this spring Chen energy to get going now.
2. Plant some fun into your life.
Another sign of spring is hearing the voices and laughter of children playing outside. I often ask clients "what's your passion, what brings you joy?" Playing golf, doing the samba, dining with friends? Whatever makes your heart sing, make time for it - Wood energy is about activity and "doing".
3. Celebrate and Honor the Divine.
Feng Shui and traditional hula are not religions; they are deep spiritual practices for they honor the sacred in all things. They help us to understand how we are all connected. You can formally participate in one of the many Spring Equinox celebrations such as Easter with its powerful theme of birth and resurrection or Jewish Passover and its theme of freedom. Or, informally engage in an activity that awakens your connection to the divine. For me, it can be singing a heart opening song to Akua (God) written by my Hula Grandmaster or dancing the hula. For you it can be surfing, hiking, gardening, doing tai chi, engaging in a creative endeavor. When you are in nature, does your rhythm slow down, perhaps allowing your heart to open with greater ease? Notice how a tree's roots travel deeply into Mother Earth and it's branches reach above to Father Sky (Heaven).
4. Make Time For Family.
Make time for family - however family is defined for you. Notice that when people search their lineage, it's referred to as "the Family TREE". Our Family forms the foundation from which we were birthed. For those of us whose parents are deceased, this is a good season to honor ancestors. I have a family altar surrounded by photos of deceased family. Fresh flowers and the first spoonful of rice are regular offerings I make as a way to remember and honor them. Create your own way to pay homage to your roots.
Consultations and Energy Clearing
Please call me if you need help in an energy Spring Cleaning. Clearing of your space is like removing weeds from a garden and using the timeless power of Feng Shui to plant new seeds for whatever you desire in your career, relationships, prosperity, creativity, health and more!
Wishing you all the rejuvenating delights of this Season of Spring - Chen.
With deep appreciation and gratitude
Me ke aloha
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