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Qi (\"Chi\") ~ Energy or Life ForceYou will always have better results with Feng Shui if you take a holistic approach to your life. Holistic medicine attempts to treat both the mind and the body. For example, if you have blockages to earning money in your mind, pumping up your wealth corner will not be as effective.

May I suggest several other things you can do in tandem with Feng Shui to maximize your results:

Qi Gong:

Qi Gong
Qi Gong or chi kung (pronounced “chee-gong”) is a practice of aligning breath, movement, and awareness for exercise, healing, and meditation. With roots in Chinese medicine, martial arts, and philosophy, Qi Gong is traditionally viewed as a practice to balance qi (chi) or intrinsic life energy. It is based on the except same precepts as Feng Shui ~ and it’s like doing Feng Shui on your body.

Typically a Qi Gong practice involves rhythmic breathing, coordinated with slow stylized repetition of fluid movement, and a calm mindful state. Qi Gong is now practiced throughout China and worldwide. It can be used as exercise, alternative medicine or a meditative and spiritual practice. From a philosophical perspective Qi Gong is believed to help develop human potential, to increase access to higher realms of awareness, and to awaken one to one’s true nature.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi

T’ai chi ch’uan (literally “Supreme Ultimate”), often shortened to T’ai chi or Tai chi in the West, is a type of internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training and health benefits. It is also a hard and soft martial art technique, has demonstration competitions, and promotes longevity. As a consequence, a multitude of training forms exist, both traditional and modern, which correspond to those aims. Some of t’ai chi ch’uan’s training forms are especially known for being practiced at what most people categorize as slow movement.

Today, t’ai chi ch’uan has spread worldwide. Most modern styles of t’ai chi ch’uan trace their development to at least one of the five traditional schools: Chen, Yang, Wu/Hao, Wu, and Sun.

Medical studies of t’ai chi support its effectiveness as an alternative exercise and a form of martial arts therapy.

It is purported that focusing the mind solely on the movements of the form helps to bring about a state of mental calm and clarity. Besides general health benefits and stress management attributed to t’ai chi training, aspects of traditional Chinese medicine are taught to advanced t’ai chi students in some traditional schools.

Another very effective way to combat blockages in your life is called “Emotional Freedom Technique” or “EFT”.

Emotional Freedom Technique (also known as “Tapping”)


Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is an alternative intervention technique, described by some proponents as “energy psychology”. EFT has the goal of desensitization, and utilizes the tapping of acupuncture points while a client focuses on a specific issue. Basically, we have memories that cause us to feel certain ways about certain things. If we grew up in a home with little money, we take that paradigm into our adult lives. EFT is about focusing on making those stored memories disappear from your body, and replacing them with empowering thoughts instead.

Is is much more effective than “positive thinking”, because it removes the negative thinking first. It is elegantly simple, but incredibly powerful. It was derived from Thought Field Therapy by Gary Craig, a neuro-linguistic programming practitioner who gave the technique away freely in an online manual.

I highly recommend 2 different EFT practitioners: Robert Smith and Margaret Lynch.

Robert’s website: Faster EFT

Robert promotes a method of EFT which produces faster results. It focuses on targeting the event that caused your blockage (to earning money, or having a great relationship, or whatever it may be), and making the memory of it disappear from wherever you’ve stored it in your body.

Margaret offers free “Tapping” videos on her website. These are extremely effective, and a great place to start: Margaret Lynch website

What do I want to be when I grow up?

If you still don’t know, may I suggest The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity [10th Anniversary Edition], which is a twelve-week course you can do yourself – but it’s much better with a partner. It helps you conquer writer’s block, figure out what to be when you grow up, and generally speaking, awakens your creative genius.

The Wisdom of Florence Scovel Shinn
Shinn is an author whose work transcends time and culture. End negative self-talk forever with this little gem. Thoughts become reality – so start having some great ones…..

The Secret (Extended Edition) is a life-changing movie. If you watch it, and find yourself saying “I already know this”, keep watching. Unless you’re a millionaire, blissfully happy, and where you want to be, I suggest watching it in its entirety.

Goals

It would be very surprising to find an adult in the work force who has not heard about goal setting.

In 1953, researchers surveyed Yale’s graduating seniors to determine how many of them had specific, written goals for their future. The answer: 3%. Twenty years later, researchers polled the surviving members of the Class of 1953 — and found that the 3% with goals had accumulated more personal financial wealth than the other 97% of the class combined!

Imagine what you could do if you both write down your goals and focus on them consistently every day, every week, until they are accomplished! Because goal-writing can be scary, I recommend Tony Robbin’s goal setting chapter in Personal Power II (see below).

Anthony Robbins Personal Power Classic Audio Seminar [7 Audio Cds]

I always picture Tony Robbins washing dishes in his Venice Beach bathtub, and I smile. From those lowly beginnings, comes the greatest motivational speaker of all time. Even if he amazes/annoys you with his ever-perky & energetic message, he gets you moving. How do I know? Because after doing “Tony Robbins’ Personal Power II workshop” AND “The Artist’s Way”, I moved to Italy, by myself, to fulfill a lifelong dream to live in Florence, learn Italian, and study oil painting.