|NYC Evening Lecture Positive Energy Tips
New York City, NY, USA
March 6, 2009
7:30 pm - 9 pm
Renae Jensen, Sandy Humby and Sharon Rothman
|Feng Shui and Feng Shui Astrology in a 2009 Fire Year
N Y C, New York, USA
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Renae Jensen and Sharon Rothman are your guides to understanding how feng shui can uplift you this year.
|The Intuitive Designer
NYC, New York, USA
March 8, 2009
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sandy Humby presents The Intuitive Designer - Space, Form and Color.
|Transformational Energy Work with Houses
Van Vleck Mansion & Gardens
Montclair, N.J. USA
March 14 & 15- Weekend Workshop
9:30am - 5:30 pm
Why do you live where you do? Did you choose the house or did the house choose you? Do you feel at home where you live? Is life going well or could things be better? There is a resonance, a connection between us and the spaces we call home.
Christian Kyriacou and Sandy Humby
|Living From the Heart 10 Day Intensive
Alla Arriba in La Falda, Argentina
March 19 to March 29, 2009
Includes: Argentinian Parilla (BBQ) welcome dinner Four workshop sessions along with tango, yoga, tai chi, and vegetarian cooking
|Four Pillars Chinese Astrology with Yasha Jampolsky
March 28 and 29 , 2009
Join us on this illuminating two day odyssey with master teacher Yasha Jampolsky who will demystify Four Pillars and enrich your understanding of its many uses.
|Alternative Health & Wellness Expo
Panther Valley Inn
March 29, 2009
Vivian and Harmony Holistic Wellness invite you to another fabulous gathering.
Although it is still officially winter, I
feel spring in the air.
Perhaps it is a sense of hope, new energy and
new beginning for all of us.
Magazine is proud to announce it's continued
growth and success as we continue to share
your expertise, advice and stories. Green
Design, Feng Shui, Sacred Geometry,
Bau-Biologie, Space Clearing, Universal
Design, and Real Estate Home Showcasing come
together to create a healhy, happy, empowered
home and famiily. It is our vision of
On March 8th,Sandy Humby will be teaching a
one day class in New York City called "The
Designer.com" , a Space, Form and Color One
Sandy Humby is a Designer, Interior
Decorator, House Intuitive and Pranic Healer.
The following week Christian Kyriacou and
Sandy Humby the "House Whisperers" will be
teaching a specialweekend course
"Transformational Energy Workwith Houses".
Christian Kyriacou is
the internationally known Sound expert,
Architect, and Sacred Geometry teacher.
Enjoy this issue of fantastic articles and I
hope to see you at the workshops coming up
next week. I want to thank my guides and
friends for their continued support in making
Conscious Design a reality.
Feng Shui & Retail : A Successful Yarn Shop
Renae Jensen, FSII, GLC
Recently, I was asked for some beneficial
tips to enhance the specific retail business
of yarn shops. I have noticed that many of my
favorite shops have been closed over the
years. I have seen a decline over the years
as the older generation pass and the younger
generation appeared to either be too busy or
have no interest to continue the ancient art
of knitting and crocheting. Those dedicated
to the craft became a very focused and
Of course, the beauty of time is that things
do change. One of the basic tenents of feng
shui is that " Everything always changes". I
personally feel that we are coming back to
the simple connected way of life. This is
the silver lining and the gift of the current
financial and economic crisis. I have spent
many many hours with golden ladies in their
nineties and they have all survived
depressions, world wars and family disasters.
They have become stronger and clearer.
The art of the knot is very powerful and a
knot was often thought to reinforce an
intention or a spell. Men would often give
wide berth to women they would see knitting
in public as they did not want to become the
focus of the "knot". Today, a blanket for the
home or a warm homemade sweater brings the
benefits of the natural earth fabrics as well
as the intention and the connection of the
person that is bringing the fibers to form
What can a 3,000 year old ancient art offer
to us today that can translate into a
successful retail model, specifically a Yarn
Shop? The answer is "plenty".
In today's busy world, a store must be able
to attract new business, create returning
clients, and generate profit. To the Chinese,
Feng Shui is not only essential in successful
business strategy, it is considered
mandatory. This once secretive art was once
coveted by the rich and royal as a way to
maintain power and financial superiority over
their competition. Today, feng shui experts
are in high demand all over the world as they
apply traditional concepts to modern design.
The Intuitive Designer.com
The Intuitive Designer.com
Space, Form, Color and Health
A new Energetic approach to Interior
A one day class for all of those interested
in the Design, Decoration , Health and
Wellbeing of our living spaces - 8th
MARCH 2009 META CENTRE NYC
With Sandy Humby MIPTI - Designer, Interior
Decorator, House Intuitive and Pranic Healer
What is an Intuitive Designer?
An Intuitive Designer taps into information
and awareness which is deeper than our five
physical senses, harnessing and incorporating
the knowledge and wisdom revealed for the
wellbeing and soul journey of the client.
The need for a new way of looking at our
homes is emerging as we go through this
period of profound change in our world. More
than ever before our homes need to be true
Sanctuary for us, to hold us safe but also to
nourish and energise us to be able to
traverse these unprecedented times with our
core held steady.
Our own energy fields expand all day every
day in response to our thinking, our
experiences, the people we encounter and the
places we spend time in. If we spend to long
with our energy in contraction we get sick.
Living in a home which is as clear as
possible of both physical and energetic
toxins and that contains furniture and colors
vibrationally aligned to our energy, allows
our energy fields to expand and relax
optimising our feeling of wellbeing and
ability to make clear choices in our life
In this one day experiential class we will be
looking at the connection between our journey
and the house we live in. We will explore
what makes up the feeling in a space and the
psychology of the different rooms-and what
Flower and Vibrational Essences
"Read this great article and find some
information about the upcoming NYC Classes. "
Renae - Editor
Flower and Vibrational essences or remedies
as they are sometimes known come in many
forms. The most famous of these are Bach
Flower Remedies which were first prepared by
Dr Bach in the 1930s.
Dr Bach was a successful homeopathic doctor
who devised a system of categorizing negative
states of mind or emotional disharmony. These
remedies are thought to work by enabling the
body to balance negative feelings and thereby
stimulate the body's own ability to heal or
Bach Flower Remedies contain the vibrational
signatures of various flowers but today there
are many more types of vibrational essences
available. It is possible to buy gem or
crystal essences, tree essences, colour
essences and even animal essences
Producing a vibrational essence is a highly
intuitive process which is usually involves a
meditative contact with the flower, crystal
or whatever the chosen medium is. Many
producers develop their own way of creating
an essence but the most well known method is
the 'Sun Method' used by Edward Bach. This
involves placing a bowl of spring water
containing the crystal, flower, or whatever
the essence is to carry the vibration of, in
the sun for 3-8 hours. During this process,
which is known as 'solarisation', the energy
signature is transmitted and held in the
spring water as a memory. Much scientific
debate has raged over whether water is able
to contain a memory and the work of
scientists such as Jacques Benveniste and
Masaru Emoto is beginning to prove what
essence producers have known all along.
The Stillness of Painting
We live in a fast world. The race to perfect
technological tools obeys a dictum promising
greater productivity, more efficiency. Some
worry that we are borrowing against
thoughtfulness. Beyond anxiety about
irreversible changes in the way we process
information, there is a sad longing for the
quiet found in backwater swamps; woods during
a freeze; church pews sans services, or the
Rich as the information our senses supply is,
many people have discovered that a wider and
deeper experience arises from synthesizing
what our senses tell us. This higher order
of thought is essentially a creative response
to our world. As an internal response, it
arrests the motion of the world allowing us
to be responsive, to synthesize on a variety
of levels and across the time plane of our
experiences. This stilled thought creates
access to contemplative space.
Green Tips for a Green Bathroom
Clean Water, Clean Air and Healthy
Environments are not just a luxury at this
time on the planet, but a key priority when
building or redesigning our homes.
Although going green can seem overwhelming to
many, we suggest that you find your local
"green store". They will not only provide
great information and products, but will
offer you a great community connection. In
New Jersey, I love the Green Elements store
in Boonton, N.J.
For a green bathroom, here are some tips to
For vanities and cabinetry, avoid the bargain
particle board specials at many mega stores.
They often contain formaldehyde. There is now
a large selection
of renewable materials and woods that have
been harvested sustainably.
Green countertops are offered in many stylish
and creative looks, such as recycled glass,
stone and natural tile.
Bau-biologie and Ecology
Building Biology Course Material:
With winter in full swing it is important to
remember to continue to
have fresh air ventilation inside your home
Air is the breath of life. We can survive
weeks without nourishment
and days without water, but, deprived of air
or exposed to lethal toxins in the air, life
can end in minutes or even seconds.
About the IBE
The International Institute for Bau-biologie
and Ecology, Inc. (IBE) established in
Clearwater, Florida in 1987, is a non-profit
educational organization dedicated to
bringing together the technical expertise,
biological understanding and ecological
sensitivity to create healthy homes and
IBE's main objective is to educate -
specifically, to help people realize that
homes and workplaces can be created to bring
the benefits of both health and aesthetics
into their living environments. Bringing
awareness to the health hazards that may
exist in our living spaces not only improves
health and provides a sense of well being, it
also has an impact on the survival of this
Conscious Design Tips
Upcoming workshop on 9 Star ki for 2009
2009, Year of Fire, has already shown us
indications of the highly active, diffusing
influence of fire energy in Obama's
inspirational leadership and, most tragically
in Australia's wild fires.
Through the clear eyes of Feng Shui
Astrology, we will take a look at the bigger
picture, but our primary focus will be on you
- your problems, your concerns for the coming
year You will learn your own energetic nature
and how the year of Fire can work for you
individually to manage stress and make the
right decisions for financial success, real
estate solutions, creative opportunity,
enduring relationships, revitalized health.
Workshop March 7, 2009
NYC Meta Center
Sharon Rothman is a certified Intuitive Feng
Shui6 consultant and experienced space
clearer, highly respected for the
transformative results and extraordinary care
she gives to her clients. As an intuitive
life coach, Sharon uses 9-Star Ki Astrology
and personal clearing techniques to guide
people through times of stress and indecision.
Sharon's accomplishments are based on over 25
years of study of the I Ching, Geomancy,
Macrobiotics, Qi Gong and Sacred Sound. She
integrates her experience in environmental
psychology and dowsing with diverse design
skills and color expertise from her career as
an illustrator and professor of design at
Fashion Institute of Technology.Sharon
illustrated William Spear's best-selling
book, "Feng Shui Made Easy: Designing your
Life with the Ancient Art of Placement"
Law of Attraction expert and bestselling
author Sandy Forster has been extensively
featured in the media - including local and
national newspaper and radio as well as
national and international magazines and TV.
FREE 'Secrets to Prosperity'
Our aim is to give you ongoing tips to
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We look forward assisting you to create a
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Green Planet Paints
Green Planet Paints® was conceived in 1993,
when Meredith Aronson, materials scientist
and expert in clays and historic pigments,
moved to Patagonia, Arizona. Surrounded by
the blazing ochres of canyon walls, the
electric greens of waterfall mosses, the
shifting silvers of high-desert grasses and
the multicolored hues of migrating birds, she
was inspired to create a paint that not only
reflected the beauty around her, but
respected it. Combining her expertise in
materials science with her knowledge of
ancient pigment technologies, she began
formulating a new kind of paint founded on
three principles: beauty, performance, and
Green Planet Paints® presents its new premium
line of high-performance interior paints.
Combining the rich complexity of mineral
pigments with leading edge plant chemistry,
Green Planet Paints® has taken earth-friendly
paint to a whole new level. The result is a
truly sustainable paint that is tough, easy
to apply and a pleasure to the senses.
Since prehistoric times, men and women have
decorated their sacred places and dwellings
with naturally colored materials. At Green
Planet Paints, we are proud to be part of
this heritage. Our philosophy is simple:
paint is a wonderful material. We're putting
nature back into paint, and working to make
the world a more beautiful place along the
Symbols and Ancient Wisdom
The Power of the KNOT
Knitting is not for the lighthearted !!
More than meets the eye, the powerful
symbolism of the KNOT:
The female arts of weaving, knitting and
knotting were once considered magically able
to control winds and weather, birth, death
As a rule, men regarded knots with awe, and
used them for graphic symbols in a mandala,
the eye following the windings of a knot
would traverse a mystic path. Such came the
knotwork in the course of fate: in Norse and
Rome's high priest, the Flamen dialis, was
forbidden to wear any knot or closed ring on
his person, for fear of "tying up" his virile
spirit, to the detriment of the empire.
For similar reasons, Roman women were
FORBIDDEN to knot or twist a thread on their
spindles when passing a field of grain in
fear that they would bind up the crop.
Female knot magic was greatly feared thru the
Middle Ages by men, who believed their Sexual
Functioning could be immobilized by such
magic which was known as ligature.
Effective Feng Shui Enhancements
Have you ever wondered how does a feng shui
practitioner create harmony in your home
while keeping your intention in mind?
Feng shui practitioners use enhancements also
known as cures to balance energies and bring
about harmony the home. These enhancements
are what I consider the "magic" of feng shui.
I believe that a form of feng shui is found
in every ancient culture. Each has distinct
differences and some basic similarities and
may be known by a different word or phrase
for instance in Native American we call it
the Medicine Wheel and in East India it is
called Vastu. Each of these many different
forms uses enhancements.
People of ancient cultures looked to nature
to create balance. The colors, textures,
shapes of nature were used indoors to
replicate and symbolize the smooth flow of
Life Force found outdoors. The enhancements
symbolize aspects of nature and worked with
nature to achieve balance.
Ask Conscious Design
How important is my entryway in my home?
Read about entryway energy
Feng Shui Your Entryway
When you walk into your home what is the
first thing you see?
For the last two months, I've been seeing
closets and then, BAM! a wall - a blank,
empty wall. I guess I could appreciate the
fact that it wasn't a white wall. Sometimes a
white wall can make you feel cold and
detached but I had a splash of pale, pale,
pale yellow and that felt warm. (The more
sensitive you are as a person, the stronger
of a reaction you will have to heavier
The Entryway is important because it will
leave an imprint on your subconscious mind
each time you enter the space. Imagine an
entryway which allows you to feel clarity,
warmth, beauty and balance. Having a mirror
there will help to capture all these positive
feelings and it will reflect them right back
at you. Adding a plant to the space will
naturally lift ones mood and we can all
benefit from that after returning from a
Today, when I walk through my door I first
see the linen/misc. closet, which is nice in
architectural design, and then I see myself,
reflected in the mirror. I am also greeted by
a vibrant green Christmas cactus, which lives
in a rich dark blue ceramic pot with
decorative scrolls. It's perched on top of
this small distressed light creamy yellow
wooden table with one petite drawer and an
original green glass knob. I now have a place
for my keys. A few hours after I created that
scene I decided to add yet another piece to
the space, an antique wooden magazine rack,
which adds personality and acts, as a cover
for a pipe that is sticking up from the
floor. The space is now balanced and
I am now really content with the mood of the
entryway and I will keep it this way until I
walk in and see that it no longer pleases me
like it once did. Perhaps, the only thing
that I will need to change is the plant.
Changing and moving things around provides
you with a new scene to look at and a new
Antonietta Libardi is a certified Feng Shui
consultant currently working in Corporate
America. Her writing is practical in nature
and inspired by her day, environment, life
and the people she encounters along the way.
Her strength is in analyzing, clearing
clutter and organizing - these are things that
came naturally to her at the age of four.
To learn more:
You can reach Antoinetta at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Media Room
Reconnecting Your Spirit--Seeing the Possibilities
Wisdom House Book of Dallas, Texas is
pleased to announce the release of
Reconnecting Your Spirit--Seeing the
Possibilities by certified
Hypnotherapist and Feng Shui Practitioner,
Mary Shurtleff. This is the second book in a
series dedicated to unleashing your spirit by
balancing the energy of the body, mind, and
spirit with the energy of your home and
career to rediscover who you really are.
(See attachment) The first book of this
series, The Alchemy of Quantum Mind Feng
Shui, explains how the basics of Feng Shui
work in conjunction with the seven Chakras
and the body.
Reconnecting Your Spirit reaches beyond those
basic principles to explore a combination of
information on man's spiritual connection to
God, theta/gamma healing, development of the
six sensory connection, hypnosis/behavior
modification methods, power of thoughts and
impact of words, metaphors and signs, and
Feng Shui. Each element is individually
dissected so you can begin to combine and
layer them in your life.
Reconnecting Your Spirit is designed to help
those, who wish to decode their childhood
programming, generational tendencies, and
word formations to discover who they truly
are and what they desire. This book shows how
to identify words and phrases we often hear
everyday from our society and our families
that literally hold us back from achieving
our highest potential. Once identified, these
phrases can be replaced with positive, more
directed language that is better aligned with
your present hopes and dreams.
According to Mary, "Feng Shui on a spiritual
level is manifesting the 'power of thought or
the spoken word.' This spiritual aspect of
Feng Shui is very important in our lives as
it can form and affect our very being." She
has taken Feng Shui into the 21st century
with a combination of Feng Shui Interior
Design, Hypnotherapy, Theta Healing, and
other tools of the metaphysical arts to help
her clients unlock their hidden creativity,
productivity, and spirituality.
The White Poppy symbolises the belief that
there are better ways to resolve conflicts
than killing strangers.
It is a pure symbol of peace, worn as an
alternative to the red poppy for Remembrance
Day. Some individuals choose to wear both a
white and a red poppy.
Be Patient and it will come
By Deana Schimmenti
As we wait and pray for an end to these
troubled financial times, it is essential to
find patience. True, we may have to make
some changes in our lives,
and that can sometimes be frightening. You
must be willing to try. Good things can come
from change, but change doesn't happen
There are many people that are afraid of
change. Mostly, it is not the act of
creating change, but fear of the consequence
of those changes; fear of the unknown.
Consider Charoite to overcome that fear.
This beautiful stone, found in Russia, will
aid you in coping with enormous change and
help you to see the bigger picture, or the
light at the end of the tunnel. Let
Charoite, with its purple hue, the color of
spirituality, connect with the crown chakra
and calm your fears.
Conscious Real Estate
Eco Hotel in Costa Rica
Features: This beautiful lodge, located on
the river, has 12 rooms, a 50 seat
restaurant, full kitchen and Tilapia pond.In
addition there is a recreational field and
organic garden. 4 Rooms complete with private
bathrooms, 8 rooms which share 4 bathrooms
and 2 showers. The Amenities: Swimming pool
Storage bodega Private and secure 10
Kilometers South of San Isidro 10 Minutes
from the new Mall.
4 Pillars Monthly Astrology - March 2009
The Fire Rabbit Month
Yasha Jampolsky - is a widely recognized
Four Pillars expert and educator with over
three decades of experience with energy and
healing techniques and Asian modalities. His
knowledge base is derived from both
traditional and non traditional precedents
and is presented in user friendly formats
which transform even the most complicated
subject matter into easy to understand units;
making it available to many more.
The Fire Rabbit Month begins March 5 at 7:02
PM and ends on April 5 at 5 minutes after
The Rabbit is third in the "Cycle of Twelve".
The Fire Rabbit month comes in with a gentle
swirl of high powered intensity.
The fixed element Wood carried by the Rabbit
feeds the Fire contained in the heavely stem
increasing the intensity of the month. This
is a time for thoughtful expansion. Play your
cards right and the Rabbit will head you
exactly into the experience you have been
longing to have.
Mei Jin Lu
Mei Jin Lu is the 25th generation of Ordained
Taoist spiritual healer, teacher lecturing on
Feng Shui, Energy healing, Taoism and Eastern
She studied Taoism and practiced at the
Temple of Tao in her native China. She is the
executive director of the I-Ching Society of
China located in Beijing, and the founder of
the School of Eastern Culture and Philosophy
located in New Jersey.
She is a senior member of the International
Ancient Science Research Institute for Feng
Shui located in Hong Kong, and earned the
titles of Senior Feng Shui Master, Professor
of Feng Shui for her work.
Currently in addition to teaching at her
school, she is an adjunct professor, teaching
Feng Shui, Tai Chi, and Qi Gong at NJCU, and
Computer Science in the Math/Computer Science
Department of Kean University.
In her day-today spiritual teaching and
counseling, she has been researching unifying
themes between Eastern and Western
philosophy. She studied with Doreen Virtue
and is certified by Doreen Virtue as an Angel
Therapy Practitioner. Mei Jin gives angel
readings and performs healings in her private
practice in the Center for Holistic Wellness
located in Denville, New Jersey.
Mei Jin Lu
Feng Shui Design/Catalog
Feng Shui Catalog
School of Eastern Culture and Philosophy
Phone: (973) 887-2255
"EnviroKids" Offer Hope for the Future
Posted by www.care2.com
"When young people are empowered to do
something meaningful, something they can be
proud of, it can do wonders for their
confidence and respect."
As reported in MiNDFOOD, a New Zealand
"smart-thinking" magazine, New Zealand
schools are training a new generation of
ecologists. School-aged children across the
country are learning how to lessen their
ecological footprint and help to clean up the
natural world around them. From banning
over-packaged snack foods to cleaning out
polluted riverbeds, the "Enviroschools"
program is teaching Kiwi kids how to "think
Beginning as a partnership of city councils,
environmental groups and schools,
Enviroschools was born in Hamilton, a small
city south of Auckland, and has now become a
well-respected, nationwide program, complete
with a professional development plan to train
facilitators. In 1998, the Hamilton City
Council employed Heidi Mardon, a sustainable
architect, as director of the program.
I Ching Astrology
Liz Taylor at 77
Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times
Legendary Hollywood actress Liz Taylor turned
77 on February 27.. Her classic beauty and
turbulent love life are revealed in her 5-2-8
I Ching Astrology profile.
Jon's I Ching Blog
Her 5 T'ai Chi Birth Star always puts her in
the driving seat of any relationship. Her
eight marriages are testimony to that. Always
central and commanding she has been the
centre of attention in Hollywood for decades.
What do you need in 2009?
Join us for new tools, techniques and energy tips
Conscious Design Magazine is proud to offer
programs this month that will provide you
with techniques, tools and insights for 2009.
More Information and Registration
This time of adjustment and contraction can
be met with new upcoming opportunities, new
career fields, a new chance to simplify your
life and find inner peace and happiness.
We hope you will join us on March 6, 7, 8 in
in Montclair,NJ on March 14-15.
What Chinese Animal are you?
2009 The year of the Earth Ox
Discovering your Animal
Chinese Astrology dates back some 2600 years
BC. Unlike Western Zodiac Astrology, which
is made up of 12 months, Chinese Astrology is
made up of 12 year cycles. Each year is
given the name of an animal - Buddha summoned
all the animals to bid him farewell before he
died, and only 12 showed up. He then named
each of the years after these 12 animals.
The Chinese believe that the animal of your
year of birth actually hides in your heart
and in your very being.
House Whisperers at the Van Vleck Mansion
Transformation Energy Work With Houses Workshop March 14 & 15
Why do you live where you do? Did you choose
the house or did the house choose you?
Do you feel at home where you live? Is life
going well or could things be better?
There is a resonance, a connection between us
and the spaces we call home.
More Information and Registration
They are the container for our lives and
story, and their own history- both positive
What story would your house tell? Learn how
to see and clear any unhelpful patterns which
be influencing your life at a core level,
thus enabling enhancements to be more
effective, a greater ease and flow to unfold
and a different future to manifest.
be working with Sacred sound, color, breath
work, energy exercises (both in the classroom
and remotely) and laughter! plus Space
Clearing tools and techniques in this
powerful experiential weekend.
I CHING ASTROLOGY free trial
Over the past 10 months I have created with
my colleague Mark Payge a fascinating new
website based on the 9 Stars that we now call
I CHING ASTROLOGY
Please visit it at: www.iching-astrology.com
I provide weekly and monthly written and
audio forecasts as well as full I Ching
Currently you can sign up for a two-week free
trial on the I Ching Subscription service
which allows you to listen to all your Star's
audio forecasts, qualify for discounts to
events and get early access to the week and
month ahead forecasts.
I have also recorded complimentary audio
annual forecasts for your Star. Simply log on
your Star sign at the top of the page and
listen to my four minute forecast. If you
cannot remember your Star sign you can click
on the Star Sign Selector.
I have been updating the blog on the site on
a daily basis since July 2008. This is a way
to look at the world, current events and
anniversaries through the eyes of I Ching
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