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Disappointment or Inspiration? You Choose.

Disappointment or Inspiration?

Have you ever had the excitement of a new adventure and then boom – when it began you found yourself deflated and disappointed?

What did you do?

Did you walk away?

Or did you continue?

Here is my story, it is not a new one, I have played this role before, and each time I learn a little more.

I was asked to perform in a holiday show, yippee! I am all excited to find out what my roles will be, which songs will I sing and will I have a solo???

I receive my assignment; my solo is a rap song – a segment of “Monster”
No! I don’t rap! I don’t know this song.

Inside I felt like a spoiled brat stamping their feet in protest, but I just smiled and hid my disappointment.

Then I realized something, my desire to be in the show, to be part of the production, to be a part of the magic everyone around me was sharing went beyond my own selfish needs.
 
I decided I would learn that song and perform it with my all!
I arranged a private session with the director/producer to learn how best to perform this rap.
I practiced and practiced and practiced.
I embraced the character and the costume.

I learned that this was the perfect song for me.

I learned to stretch outside of my comfort zone.

I reflected to the other times I was “disappointed” in an assignment, what happened?

I stretched, I grew, I created success.

My message is clear, when disappointment arrives, rejoice!
Because success is just around the bend, and you must take the action to make it happen.

Be grateful for this gift.

A Fortunate Blessing.

That’s Fabulous Feng Shui!

TRANSFORMING OUR INNER ESSENCE WITH FENG SHUI STYLE BY LOIS KRAMER-PEREZ CHT.

Ready for transformation? All that you need is right there before you. Remember Saturday Night Live skit where the “suave playboy” character would say something like “It is better to look good than to feel good”? Well as silly as it may sound, we can transform our inner essence by purposefully creating and aligning with our outer style.

What we wear affects how we show up in the world. For example, when we want to disappear, we dress to blend into the background which in turn pulls our energy inward, hence; we become invisible.
What if we want to change that decision?
What if we are tired of being invisible but are not comfortable stepping into the center of the spotlight, is there a happy medium?

We can turn to Mother Nature, my mentor – in all her divine wisdom she is always giving us guidance, all we need to do is look around. Feng Shui shows the 5 elements in Nature are speaking to us all the time, these elements in our physical environment are also in our person, a very important part of who we are, our inner voice of expression, the core of our inner essence. Let’s look at how we can tap into these elements to put some cha cha into our chi!

Are you ready to express your free spirit, embrace your flowing essence?
Do your best ideas come from your daydreams?
You are the spirit of Water.
Connect to your inner water with flowing style, handkerchief, asymmetrical and bias cut. Fluid and abstract, printed sheers flow over a solid base.
Colors of rich turquoise, aqua, blues and blackened jewel tones.
Movement is key here, restrictions do not apply!
Feel the flow of the patterns, the colors and style, allowing your creativity to flow with the ease of a stream meandering along a wavy path.
This reflective energy accents with shiny style, mirror palliates, beading and of course fringe to capture the movement and flow.
Allow you spirituality to rise.

Connect to the feeling we love when spring has sprung and we are surrounded by lush green and the blooming flowers!
We are optimistic, feeling renewed and refreshed after a long winter. We are feeling “sporty” “adventurous” ready to go go go.
This is the element of “Tree.”
Tree is the element that has a life of its own.
Colors of bright greens and florals reflect this springtime energy.
Vertical patterns, ribs, columnar and of course natural fibers.
Always practical, this element will choose the right athletic gear when going out on a hike, a run or to the gym. No skimping on style or performance, it must be right to ensure the best results!
Can’t seem to get moving, take a break and go outside, breathe in a fresh spring day and embrace this vibrant energy the Trees are offering!

Feeling a bit bored? Rigid? Serious?
Add a little “Fire” to your life!
Fire is transformational, the one element which takes the tree and creates ash to nourish the earth.
Fun, eclectic and dramatic style will soften up any serious mood. Douse yourself in the brilliance of reds, yellows, orange and fuchsias. Angular shapes, whimsical details, such as feathers, sequins, animal prints, whether separate or combined create fun with an unexpected eclectic statement.
Follow your curiosity, get inspired and tap into the passionate element of Fire.
Not too comfortable in full-fledged drama? A red accent (socks, tie, scarf) a fun spiky shoe or a dash of bright red lipstick, or even orange sneakers will do.

Need some comfort and grounding, connect to the energy of “Earth.”
Nurturing is the number 1 quality of earth, supporting us through life, creating a solid foundation on which we stand.
Earth is sturdy and strong yet comfy and cozy.
Whether your favorite sweater or yummy throw, everything feels better when wrapped in earthy comfort.
We feel safe and grounded embraced with the colors of terracotta, chocolate, ochre, khaki and warm sand.
Comfy and easy dressing, boxy shapes, traditional style and accents of plaids and checks, horizontal patterns and nubby textures support this earthy element.

Feeling scattered, out of control?
Metal is your element of choice.
Metal brings clarity precision and focus.
Clean and refined, less is more.
Elegance is key, from the sound of your voice to the simplicity of your style.
Silk, shimmer, polished and lux are the fabrics of choice as the “feel” is almost more important than the elegance of the style.
These clean refined lines breathe an essence of confidence and control.
The colors are monochromatic, whitened tints of color and of course the accents of diamond, pearl, platinum, gold, silver and refined metals.
Shapes are clean, linear and curved.

We have the ability to enhance or direct our energy to what is best for us on any given day. On a cloudy dark day we may choose to align with the watery element connecting to an inner energy of thinking, planning, writing – “inner doing” or light our fires with bright vibrant colors of fun and light, “shake it up to wake it up”! Find the expression of your inner essence which you resonate and wear it proudly for all the world to see as you shine from the inside out. Live Yo

Sunshine and the Rainy Day Jar

Its a beautiful day to capture the sunshine in my “rainy day jar”.  I don’t know about you, but when there are too many long grey days, I find my chi (energy) evaporating. I created this “rainy day jar” to lift my chi with laughter sunshine sparkle and all things that activate happy!

The sun has come out after many grey days, so I wanted to honor my inner light and charge up this jar with sunshine and crystal chi.

Today I added some sparkling faceted crystals and amazing amethyst

to my shells, gumby and rainbow troll.

I am reminded on this glorious sunny days to pay attention to all things which lift me.

As I find these things along the way, I add them to the jar to brighten my day.

Here is my guide to create your own “Rainy Day Jar”

Find a glass jar or bowl which you love. I have been scouring antique shops for crystal candy dishes.

Look around and see what you have that lifts you up:
Sea shells, sand, crystals, photos of people, places or things.
You can think of this as a “vision jar” by placing your dreams in the jar.
Cotton balls for fluffy clouds, cut out a smiling sun 
Words of Inspiration
Use your imagination.

Place the items in the jar, smiling and feeling the uplifting joy as you do.
Remember a story connected with each item as you touch it.
Experience your feelings with joy.

Place the jar where you can see it everyday, reminding you of the joy in your life.
Inspiring you to add more joy to the jar as you feel it.

Now that’s Fabulous Feng Shui!

I would love to hear your inspirations for your “Rainy Day Jar”

 

Maximize the Power of 8 Bonus Booster in 2018
Maximize the Power of the 8 for 2018 – SouthEast!
Feng Shui principles connect to energy using time and space.
Looking at the time period 2004 – 2023, we find that “8” is our most auspicious number as we are in a period “8” for these 20 years. 
Each year the magic number “8” is visiting one of the 9 sectors of the cardinal directions. When we connect to this auspicious area, we can align with, what I refer to as  “bonus energy of the universe”
One of my favorite Bonus Boosters is a Wealth Vase. 
Supplies Needed:
New Enriched Rice, 
Ginger Jar or Decorative Jar with Lid, 
Red Envelope, 
88 cents, dollars or any denomination in double “8”
Place the red envelope with the money at the bottom of the jar
Add the rice
Include an intention for prosperity: mine is $.88 x 100,00
Close the lid.
Questions? I have the answers.. If your South East Area is not conducive to placing a wealth vase, I have other suggestions for you. All you need to do is ask!
lois@loiskramerperez.com I am here for you.
May your 2018 bring many fortunate blessings. 

Get Into The Spirit ! Gung Hey Fat Choy!

Get Into The Spirit to Celebrate Chinese New Year 

Getting into the spirit of Chinese New Year is a great way to recharge and reboot the energy of the new year. This year, 2018 Chinese New Year is February 16. You still have time to get into the spirit! And if you are reading this after the date, always go forth, as whatever time you find you become aware.. go for it! I love the tips for Chinese New Year Day because these are some things we can incorporate into our daily lives!

Prior to February 16 – Here is a suggested to do list! New Years Eve is Thursday February 15, 2018

  1. Clear out and de-clutter making room for new opportunities coming our way.A drawer, a shelf, a room, our wallet/purse, every little bit makes room for a lot more. This includes cleaning up any debt or finishing projects. Do not lend money NY Eve or NY Day.
  2. .Clean and prepare for a fresh start. Through clear windows with all the light bulbs working, all opportunity and wisdom is clear for us to “see.” Our beauty is reflected in our mirrors.
    Check out your front door, entrance, make it inviting – it’s time for a new welcome mat!
  3. Stock the fridge & cupboards with an abundance of fresh nutritious foods. Having enough for leftovers after New Year’s Day assures us abundance all throughout the New Year.
    A festive colorful fruit bowl connects our intention to abundance as oranges & tangerines represent money & prosperity; apples symbolize good health & safety; pineapples symbolize recognition & promotion. Grapes symbolize success and abundance. Be sure to feast on noodles; uncut they represent long life.
    Gather the family for a celebratory dinner
  4. Live blooming flowers represent rebirth, new growth, new beginnings. Fortunate plants include: Plum Blossoms, Bamboo, Evergreen Pine, Pussy Willow, Peony and Azalea.
  5. Our appearance, actions and attitudes set the tone for the New Year. Prepare to strut your stuff ~ indulge in a manicure, pedicure, massage, new hair style; any activity to set your intention for the year to come. Prepare your wealth vase as part of your intention to prosper.

On New Year’s Day February 16,2018

  1. The first words we speak should be sweet and filled with love to insure each day will be such.
    No crying or reprimanding children. Do not speak of the past, death, or use negative language
  2. The first thing we eat should be sweet, (yes ok to brush our teeth first) to ensure we will have only sweetness filling up all days of the New Year.
  3. Wear new clothes; include something red, whether it is seen or unseen – it is still auspicious! Don’t wash your hair on New Years Day as it is said you will wash your luck away.
  4. As all the preparation has been completed, there are no chores to be done on New Year’s Day to ensure we will not be burdened with hard work this year. We will prosper smooth and easy. Laugh, Celebrate, and Enjoy the Day!

~ “Gung Hey Fat Choy” ~

“Wishing You Prosperity & Wealth” or “May Your New Year Be Fortunate”

~My Favorite Wish for All ~

“Wan Shi Ru Yi”  “May Everything Go As You Wish, May Everything Go Smoothly”

Super Moon Ceremony by Lois Kramer-Perez, Cht.

Ride the magic of the super moon with this fabulous manifesting ceremony.

You will need: 1 candle, 1 pen, paper and 1 envelope. Choose a colorful envelope which you resonate.

  1. Prior to beginning, select a favorite place where you daydream, relax, feel fabulous.
    To clear the area, take 3 deep breaths, yawn and feel the energy becoming pure.
    If you have a set of tingsha bells: ring them, or a metal bowl: play it, a pendulum: swing it.
    Use any tool you naturally connect with to create your sacred space.
    2. Light your candle and place your pen, paper and envelope before you.
    Get into a comfortable position.
    Choose the dream you want to manifest in 2018. Anything at all, let all logic fly away.
    3. Close your eyes and take a deep breath. Allow your 3rd Eye to open.
    Your 3rd Eye is your 6th Chakra located in the center of your forehead.
    You may notice a beautiful indigo jewel sparkling. Or ..
    You may notice a sense of your wisdom and knowing coming forth.
    Take a few more breaths and feel the power of your knowing.
    4. Now ask your 3rd Eye to show you how your dream appears as it is unfolding.
    Let your imagination open free.Enjoy the experience.
    Let yourself be surprised by what you have created!
    Revel in this experience, become familiar with the way it is unfolding:Where you are, what feeling you sense, the climate, the colors, the sounds, the smells.
    Enjoy it!
    5. Take your paper and pen, begin to describe what you have experienced.
    Describe everything that will connect you to this experience.
    How YOU describe it is your personal connection.
    A word, a color, the environment, the climate, the sounds, the smells, possibly other people around you.
    6. Take your paper and place it in the envelope.
    Place the envelope in one of these areas based on what you desire to manifest:
    North: Career
    North East: Spirituality
    East: Family, Community
    South East: Prosperity
    South: Recognition
    South West: Relationship
    West: Creativity
    North West: Authority
    Select the location where you will see the envelope every day.
    Choose a room you spend the most time and locate the direction for the sector you choose to enhance.
    Connect the location more specific, examples: romantic relationship: your bedroom, career: your office.
    7. Now go back to your original position and focus on the candle. As you blow out the candle, feel the power within you creating a clear path for your destination to manifest your dreams.

Each time you see this envelope, you will feel the magic of manifestation.
Become familiar with the feelings of success!
Allow these feelings to expand and create the most magnificent you which you are destined to be.

You are the driver of your destiny.
Questions?
I’d Love To Hear From You! Lois@loiskramerperez.com

Lois Kramer-Perez, CHt. 2017 ©

 

“Oy Vey Feng Shui! Namaste~What We Say”
Namaste
This is one of my favorite greetings.
received this tile from my cousin Joyce on Thursday –
I love this definition:
“My Soul Honors Your Soul.”
 

 received this tile from my cousin Joyce on Thursday –
I love this definition:
“My Soul Honors Your Soul.”
  Another definition I love is ” The Light In Me Recognizes the Light In You.” I recently posted this on instagram and my fb last week so you may have seen my comments.
How timely to honor one another during the feast of gratitude, our recent Thanksgiving Celebration.
At our table, before we eat, we hold hands. Connected we are one.
We Gather.
Thank you Jason and Neil, with these tiles we commemorate our family.


So what’s with this “Oy Vey Feng Shui” you say?

Feng Shui is our first stop to program our feelings, our thoughts, our self talk. So let’s be proactive and set the stage.

I placed the “namaste” tile on my windowsill in the kitchen, I’ll see it every day, over and over again, feeling the light you shine for me to see, offering mine to you.
I placed the “gather”tile on my coffee table, reminding me how good it feels to “gather together.”

I already have this beauty on the wall in the kitchen next to my stove. I see it every day, over and over, and on those days I cook breakfast, even better.
As we surround ourselves with messages which directly correlate to feelings we desire, we then begin to create the world we wish to be.
This is one small step.
Take a look around, what do you see?
Create your fabulous firsts.
Create the world you want to feel.
Create the words you want to say.
Now that’s an Oy Vey Fabulous Feng Shui!


Can’t Stop Laughin” ~ Oh What A Feeling!

When was the last time you realized something so silly… you couldn’t stop laughing?

This happens quite a bit, however this last one is a doozy!
I loved it so much I placed it in my Rainy Day Jar… I added the word “Feat”
rainy day jar
Listening to lots of music on my recent road trip ~ I noticed  many artists are now collaborating together..
One group caught my attention as they seemed to appear with a variety of artists..
They showed up again while listening to Keith Urban “the Fighter.” Collaborating with Keith Urban was Feat and Kelly Clarkson..
Here they are again.. “Feat”! I asked my cousin.. who is this band “Feat” ?
They are turning up everywhere… with Sia and now Keith Urban!
I need to know who they are!
My cousin smiled and said.. “that is not a band, it means “featuring” it is Keith Urban “featuring” Kelly Clarkson!
Ha! How obvious! How did I not get that? Wow! I couldn’t stop laughing… and every time I think about it.. I laugh even more ! Oy! such a feeling! I love it…
Now that’s Fabulous Feng Shui Fire Energy!
Feng Shui Fire Energy is Fun ~ Fabulous and Dramatic… Which is why I was so struck by the silliness of my discovery.  We can use these connections to keep us flexible and open to experience the magic around us.
What is the most obvious thing you learned that made you laugh? that is still making you laugh? I’d love to hear it!
Which brings me to my pal Justin Timberlake singing!
Embrace the Feeling! Dance Dance Dance – Can You Feel The Fun Emerging!

 

Recognize Anyone? 5 Element Astrology Personality Discovery

I am fascinated with how complex we are yet how simple it can be. My Feng Shui studies opened a new door for me to understand myself and those around me. The 5 Elements in nature are the same elements in our space and in our person. Understanding and recognizing what makes us tick ~ makes all the difference. We can be ourselves with purpose and have the understanding to adapt as needed or desired.  Here a is glimpse into this world… Oh and yes.. these “Numbers” have significance…  5 Element Astrology ~ Uncover your true nature.

5 Element Personalities ~ Can You Find Yourself or Recognize Those in Your Life?

1 Water: Flowing, Quiet & Dormant as Winter. “Floating”.  Sensual, Wise & Resourceful. 

Willpower, Courage & Stubborn. Good negotiators, they are flexible & adaptable. Freedom is key, they rebel against structure, and prefer staying up late and sleeping in. Horizontal is their position, especially if it is in the Water!  Ease is their operating mode. Influenced by their emotions they may express “watery”.  Lovers of Art, Writing and Daydreaming.
Connect: Allow them to Process, Float and Be Creative – They Are Thinkers. 

3,4 Tree: Upward Moving Energy. The Burst of Spring! “Doing”. Active, Driven, Kind & Optimistic. Independent, Strong, Dynamic Energy. Practical yet Risk takers. Ideas, Ideas, Ideas! They can become impatient & pushy. Like thunder “3” blows & goes. Like a willow “4” is the wind, gently moving back & forth. Outdoors is where they want to be. Practicality is key-show me the study!
Connect: Allow them to be Physically Active – They Are Doers. 

9 Fire: Outward Peaking Energy of Summer. “Fun” Curious, Passionate, Charismatic & Self-Driven. Spontaneous, Adventurous & Inspiring. Fun is key, people are drawn to their funloving nature. They lose focus when they become scattered, attention everywhere; like the sparks of a flame. Be engaging to grab their attention.
Connect: Allow them to Express Themselves, Engage Their Curiosity – It Must Be Fun! 

2,5,8 Earth: Nurturing, Grounding, Settling In. “Nurturers”. Stable, Loyal and Supportive.  “2” will tend to nurture everyone. “5” will always be at the center of it all. “8” The tough exterior tender inside. Comfort is key. There is a tendency to worry, about everything.
Connect: Allow them to be your Supporters, your Caregivers. Safe and Cozy environment is their comfort zone. 

6,7 Metal: Inward Contracting Energy, Autumn, “Refined” Organized, Focused, Confident and Intuitive. An innate aesthetic appreciation for fine things, but not appreciative of criticism. “6” the Father, Authority Visionary. “7” the Youngest Daughter, Joy, Creativity.  Both are very sensitive in their unique ways and can be sensitive to the environment.
Connect: Allow them to have their personal space and have a voice in their surroundings-They Feel Everything. 

Questions? I am here to answer! contact me for your complimentary chat. Personal 5 Element Discovery Astrology Sessions Available  https://loiskramerperez.com

Are You Ready For Chinese New Year? Feng Shui with the Fire Rooster

January 01, 2017 has come and gone.. have we set our goals? Did we begin our new regime?

Good News! It’s never too late to begin anew!
Tag along with the energy of Chinese New Year! 2017 The Year of the Fire Rooster
Here are some tips to get you started ~ 

My Gift to You is a Red Envelope use this link to apply https://loiskramerperez.com/contact/

Prior to Chinese New Year’s Day – Through New Years Eve January 27, 2017

  1. Clear out and de-clutter making room for new opportunities coming our way. A drawer, a shelf, a room, our wallet/purse, every little bit makes room for a lot more.
  2. Clean ~ Prepare for a fresh start. Through clear windows with all the light bulbs working, all opportunity and wisdom is clear for us to “see.” Our beauty is reflected in our mirrors.
    Check out your front door, get out the WD40 if the lock sticks. What is going on at the entrance? make it inviting – time for a new welcome mat!
  3. Stock the fridge and cupboards with an abundance of fresh nutritious foods. Having enough for leftovers after New Year’s Day assures us abundance all throughout the New Year.

A festive colorful fruit bowl connects our intention to abundance:
Oranges and tangerines represent money and prosperity
Apples symbolize good health and safety
Pineapples symbolize recognition and promotion
Grapes symbolize success and abundance
Feast on noodles; uncut they represent long lif

3. Bring in the Blooms! Live blooming flowers represent rebirth, new growth, new beginnings.

4. Strut Your Stuff!  Our appearance, actions and attitudes set the tone for the New Year. Prepare to strut your stuff ~ indulge in a manicure, pedicure, massage, new hair style; any activity to set your intention for the year to come.

On Chinese New Year’s Day – Saturday January 28, 2017 

  1. The first words we speak should be sweet and filled with love to insure each day will be such. Breathe in gratitude as we will insure much to continue to be grateful through out the year.
  2. The first thing we eat should be sweet, to ensure we will have only sweetness filling up all days of the New Year. Mandarin Oranges are the sweetness of choice
  3. Wear new clothes; include something red, whether it is seen or unseen – it is still auspicious!
  4.  Enjoy the day! As all the preparation has been completed, there are no chores to be done on New Year’s Day to ensure we will not be burdened with hard work this year. We will prosper smooth and easy. Should you find that there is work to be done on New Year’s Day ~ choose the activities that bring the greatest abundance, engage with the most positive activities and clients

~ “Gung Hey Fat Choy” ~

“Wishing You Prosperity & Wealth” or “May Your New Year Be Fortunate”

Prosperity Coins 

~My Favorite Wish for All
~Silver Ru Yi

“Wan Shi Ru Yi”  “May Everything Go As You Wish, May Everything Go Smoothly”

 ~Follow Your Heart’s Desires~