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Navigating The Stages Consciousness by Lois Kramer-Perez, C.Ht.

I’m so used to taking my shoes off when I come into the house that one day, wearing my slippers, I went outside to check the mail and then I took my slippers off before I came inside, as if I was wearing shoes! It seemed funny that I was so imprinted with the action: enter house – shoes come off. This was so ingrained in how I did things without even thinking about it, that it brought to mind how many things do we do automatically?  How many times do we respond to others automatically without being aware of what we are saying?

When I began this journey, I began noticing how people would acknowledge each other walking through a hallway. I worked in a corporate setting, there were always people passing each other the hallways throughout the day, greeting each other with “Hi, how are you? Hi, how are you?” People would say “Hi, how are you?”, and the response would be: “Hi how are you?”
No one paused to say “Great!” or “Eh!”, The automatic response conversation was: “Hi, how are you? Hi, how are you?”

And I am sure you have experienced this:  stuff happens, and we automatically growl “GRRRRrrr!” or say: “I’m so stupid!”, “ugh! I can’t believe this” or old phrases that we have that are outdated.

This happens. And then there are the times that your routine is disrupted! Every day you get in your car, turn left and get onto Rt 17 North. Then one day, you realize, after you have been driving on Rt 17 North for a minute – yikes –how did I get here – I am going somewhere else today!

It’s as if you were in a trance.

Once you “wake-up” you realize, some of these patterns are keeping you from being present. When you notice you have done something unconsciously, that is the time to begin your shift. This happens in stages.
You become conscious of something and don’t do anything about it.
The next time you notice, you’re a little more aware.

Finally, you think about doing something and choose to do it differently.
Now you are creating a new pattern to be more present.
Your path to consciousness happens in stages.

My “Pal Al” Einstein said: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results”.

You are always in a place where you are supposed to be. When you are ready for awareness it comes up to bite you to catch your attention.

Here is a simple way to look at the concept of consciousness.

1.” Unconsciously Incompetent”, you don’t know what you don’t know. Ignorance.
Example: You are a child, and for the first time you see people driving cars. Wow! Look at that! Something I have never seen before.

  1. Consciously Incompetent”: You are aware of something you want to know, something you want to change. Desire.
    Example: You are older, and you are curious, you are aware that you do not know how to drive a car.
  2. Consciously Competent”: You are taking conscious actions to change your state. Example: You are 16 years old and can get your drivers permit. You take driving lessons. Each time you get in the car, you take time to get acclimated, put on your seat belt, start the engine, focus on placing your hands on the wheel, check the mirrors, take a deep breath, and begin to drive. Each action is thoughtful.
  3. 4. “Unconsciously Competent”: You Just Know! It Becomes Second Nature. Knowing. Example: You get in the car and drive.

These are the four stages of becoming aware.
This is happening all the time. It is how we navigate through everything.

We all have our own, unique timetable for our journey and wherever we are is where we are supposed to be.
And if we do look back and say “Wow, if I would have known what I know now, I could have, blah blah blah.”
No! You were not supposed to know anything except where you were at that time. How can you be expected to know what you don’t know?  You were in stage 1: Unconsciously Incompetent..
You’re meant to do the best you can with where you are at the moment. Honor yourself as you go through your journey, one step, one chapter, one stage at a time.
Celebrate each stage of awareness. You will begin to see that where you are right now, may not have fit too well into your life 10 years ago, 5 years ago, 1 year ago or 1 week ago.
Where you are now is what’s important. How you are relating to what’s happening around you right now is important. This helps you to keep moving forward.

As you evolve, you begin to see things through a different lens. Somethings you may have seen one way, all of a sudden change – it’s as if one morning, you open your eyes and notice wow – now I get it!

Embrace the moment where you are. Get excited when you realize you find yourself in
stage 1: Unconsciously Incompetent – because you know the best is yet to come.

Explore replacing expectation with fascination.

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Lois Kramer-Perez, CHt., “Queen of the Shui” Certified Feng Shui and NLP, NAP Practitioner, is the go-to expert when you are ready to receive passionate relationships, a peaceful home, and a life you love. Inspiring people to seek and create new opportunities in their lives, she puts her 10+ years of Feng Shui energy clearing to work to put you the driver’s seat with your relationships and spaces. www.loiskramerperez.com lois@loiskramerperez.com

 

New Year – New You- 2021 Here We Come

Are you ready? Are You Ready for This? 2021 Here We Come!

I don’t know about you but come the first of January I am not always ready with my feet planted on the ground to start the new year running. What I have found is I take a lesson from Feng Shui and tap into the wisdom of Chinese New Year.
Chinese Lunar New Year fluctuates depending on the cycles of the lunar calendar, falling somewhere between mid-January to mid-February. I love the traditions and the actions I take to create my fabulous feng shui grounded in positive intentions and actions. This year the lunar new year is February 12, plenty of time to get ready to create a 2021 filled with prosperity, good health and happiness.

I refer to the space I spend the most time as my “living vision board.” This includes my home, my office and even my car!

Take a moment to look around and see what is happening in your space. These past months have been quite the upheaval in how we are all living our daily lives.
What is happening around you is impacting your actions whether you are aware or not.
Your space is having a conversation with your subconscious all the time – get involved in the conversation! Pause and notice how you are feeling where you are spending the most time. Make this a new habit!

Here are a few tips to get you started, I have a combined some of my tried-and-true tips with a few Chinese New Year traditions.

1. Make a Plan – Create the Plan the Works for YOU. Be realistic in your goals, know how your true nature thrives best and go for it.

2. Create Fabulous Firsts: What you see is what you become whether you are conscious of it or not. Notice how you feel, and create all your “Firsts” to feel “Fabulous”

3. The first words you Think when you awake each day: think and feel sweet, positive words that are filled with love and gratitude to set your daily tone.

4. Love it or Lose it: Keep only those objects that make you feel good. Clear out and de-clutter making room for new opportunities coming your way. Whether a drawer, your wallet or a closet, every little bit makes room for a little more.

5. Clean for A Fresh Start – Everything is clear when you can see through your windows, all the light bulbs are working, and you see your beauty reflected in your mirrors. Wash your front door to create a fresh start of how you are seen in the world.

6. A Bouquet of Fresh Flowers -Live blooming flowers represent rebirth and new beginnings. Feel alive by bringing in plants and flowers to inspire you to take action

7. Stock the fridge and cupboards with an abundance of fresh nutritious foods. A colorful fruit bowl connects your vibration to health and wellbeing. Oranges and tangerines represent money and prosperity; Apples symbolize good health and safety.

8. Your Appearance, Your Actions, Your Attitudes, set the tone for the New Year – Create the vibration you want to attract.

9. Have Fun! When you are filled with love and laughter you are unstoppable!

This is just the beginning – get the full scoop how to prepare for the Chinese New Year, areas to boost and which areas in your home and office to stabilize and so much more,
join me for a fun informative webinar Saturday January 16 at 10:00 am – 12 noon.

Register:  https://bit.ly/ChineseNewYearWorkshopJan16

Questions?  lois@loiskramerperez.com

 

Gratitude and the 3 Legged Frog

May You Receive Infinite Blessings of Love Peace and Joy Today, Tomorrow and Always.

Thanksgiving reminds me, why wait for a holiday to be grateful, create the feng shui message to feel it every day.
Remember, I have told you that our homes and offices are our living visions boards.

Create the vision you want in your life.

One of my favorite feng shui lessons in gratitude and fortunate blessings talks about the life of a 3 legged frog.

My favorite version of the story goes something like this:
Once upon a time there was a 3 legged frog who found himself at the bottom of a well. Calling out “help me, help me please” with hopes someone would come to his rescue, a passing farmer heard his cries and proceeded to lower the bucket down into the well to retrieve the frog. Once the farmer brought the frog to safety, the farmer smiled and continued on his way.

The next morning the farmer awoke to find gold coins under his pillow, which appeared again every day for the rest of his life. The moral of the story is, when we give without expectation, we are rewarded with infinite fortunate blessings.

Icons are part of Feng Shui symbolism, a popular icon is this 3 legged frog. It is recommended to place this”3 legged frog” in the prosperity/ fortunate blessings corner of your home and you will attract prosperity.
These icons are typically carved in wood or stone and are sitting on a pile of coins with one coin sticking out if its mouth.

*My “prosperity corner” is my “fortunate blessings area”
*Every time I see this area, spend time in the area, I am reminded of my fortunate blessing, which I am grateful.

*Whichever icon I choose to place in this area of my home and my office, it is a reminder for me to give without expectation and to be grateful for all the fortunate blessings I have already received.

What are some icons that connect with your feelings of gratitude and fortunate blessings?

You may resonate with the 3 Legged Frog or find your own story.

I would love to hear from you… please share.

Join me on Friday November 27, 2020 at 10:30 AM EST for a FREE Gratitude Circle: https://bit.ly/FREEGratitudeCircle

P.S. Feng Shui Areas associated with Fortunate Blessings: South East OR the Far Left Corner of Your Home
Message me with any questions… Please!

 

feng shui refrigerator
Clarity is an Inside Job! by Lois Kramer-Perez, C.Ht. Certified NAP,NLP, Feng Shui Pratitioner

It has been quite the experience spending so much time “inside” the past few months.
How much are you aware of the “stuff” surrounding you?

What designates the quality of your stuff?
It is a very personal relationship, this relationship between you and your “stuff”.
Do you love it? Does it make you smile, your heart sing? Does it motivate and inspire?

Or is it clutter?
Clutter can the “stuff” that you see that gives you an uneasy feeling.

Or the “stuff” you find yourself stepping over or twisting your body to get around it.

Clutter is the “stuff” that stops you for “doing.”

Guess what…  there is another kind of clutter – the kind that also affects both your mind and body. The “stuff” that you do not see.

Do you find yourself saying “I don’t like this but I don’t notice it anymore,” or “do you walk into a room and don’t understand why you feel distracted or uneasy?

Or – this one happens to me: I am sitting at my desk and I cannot seem to focus, but everything I can see is in its place.

The truth is just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it isn’t distracting you.

Even if you do not see it, or decide not to notice it, there is a part inside of you absorbing everything.
Everything is energy. You may be even more sensitive than you realize.

Feng Shui Principles have proven that your closets, drawers, and storage spaces connect to your subconscious.

Begin exploring the places you find yourself visiting every day:

Your underwear drawer, the bathroom cabinet where your toothbrush and cleansers are stored, the silverware drawer, kitchen dish and cup cabinet, the closet you visit daily and ta-daa – the refrigerator!

I just replaced my refrigerator light bulbs and wow – what a difference, it feels so happy when I open the door.

You have heard me say “Create Fabulous Firsts,” that is my number one Feng Shui tip. This tip includes what you see and what your eyes do not see.

So, the next time you are feeling distracted, and it is not obviously in front of you, begin to explore your hidden places.
Spending just 10 minutes organizing your silverware drawer can do wonders.
I know, it certainly works for me!

OOoooo what a little Feng Shui can do for you!
Clear your space and clear your mind. That’s Fabulous Feng Shui.
Want to discuss this further? Schedule your “discover your shui” call at http://www.callwithlois.com

Don’t Believe A Word I Say ! Find Out For Yourself

“Don’t believe a word I say! Find out for yourself.”
Very wise words from my very wise teacher Eric Dowsett.
I quote Eric all the time, but do I listen to what I am saying?
Sometimes yes, sometimes no.

I tend to view my teachers with a sense of awe ~ I forget they are people too, just like me and you!

This reminds me of one of my favorite stories – you may have heard this:
A newlywed woman was excited to cook her first ham for her husband.
He watched her prepare the ham for the oven observing she cut off both ends of the ham, then placed the ham in the roasting pan.
Her husband asked “why did you cut off the ends?
Wife replied, “that’s how my Mom always did it.”
So they called her Mom, Mom said “that’s how my Mom always did it.”
Next they called Grandma, and
Grandma said “because my pan was too small for the ham!”

A perfect story to remind us to find out for ourselves.

I do my research for the most part, but this is something I didn’t fact check.
I understood that “Mala Beads” or “Prayer Beads” had the same number of beads as “Catholic Rosary Beads.”
Well that is not the case as one of my students recently pointed out.

My research findings:
Mala Beads have 108, 27 4 times with a spacer between each 27 and large “guru bead” at the bottom with a tassel.
Mala Beads are used to count “Mantras” in “Japa Meditation” (Reciting Meditation)
“Rosary Beads” have 59 beads made of in sets of ten Hail Mary’s” called “decades’. The “Hail Mary” is said on the ten beads within a decade, while the “Lord’s Prayer” is said on the large bead before each decade and followed by 1 “Glory Be”.
Both Mala Beads and Rosary Beads serve the same purpose, a method to count the words of the mantras or prayers said.

Interesting findings, but most of a reminder to do your own research.
Follow up and find out what is right for you.. Don’t believe a word I say!

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!

“A Shoe-In or A Shoe-Off! That is the question! A Guide to Awareness
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”

 

Feng Shui Wallet Wisdom by Lois Kramer-Perez CHt.

 

Feng Shui loves the color red. Red is our most auspicious color, connected with our fire energy; it is expansive, passionate, aligning us with our highest potential, red is living! We love to wear red, paint our front doors red, and surround ourselves with this auspicious energy of red.

We love to carry a Red Wallet.
A Red Wallet attracts and multiplies wealth.
Keep your wallet organized with room for the abundance of wealth you will be receiving.
Have your deposit slips handy or download your deposit bank app.
It is important to find the wallet you adore.
Love the way your wallet looks, the way it feels in your hand and how it organizes your cash, your cards, and your identity.

Prefer another color? We have some Fabulous Feng Shui for You.

Turquoise, Rich Royal Blues: Water energy, nourishing our new beginnings so that our ideas and trees will grow – ultimately fuel for the fire.

Blues: Spirituality, nourishing ourselves from the inside out.

Bright Rich Green – Tree energy, new beginnings, ideas, ideas, ideas supporting the fire to ignite!

Purple: Royal Prosperity

Terracotta, Chocolate, Earth Tones: Earth energy, support, strength, comfort and grounding.

Metallic: Metal energy, authority, precision, confident and refined.

Choose the wallet which represents you. Enjoy, Go Forth and Prosper!wallet

LoisKramer-Perez, CHt.  Certified Feng Shui Practitioner & Educator working with people creating healthy abundant lifestyles embracing the feng shui principles for ypur space and your soul. Visit loiskramerperez.com for your free gift. 201.906.5767  lois@loiskramerperez.com

 

Manifesting Our Visions with a Little Help From the Universe

vision board photo

I just love connecting with the gift of the Universe. Each year there are auspicious locations which support us in our life journey. For those of us who create vision boards, they become very powerful if we place them in these areas of bonus energy.
These are my picks for the best locations to place your vision board in 2015.

North: 2015 Abundant Prosperity The North is the #1 auspicious area for this year. Energize this area by spending time here. If the front door is in the North be sure to use it even if you enter through another door, make a point to use it. Open the windows let the fresh air circulate to activate this abundance. By placing your vision board here, your connect to power of abundant potential in your life journey.

East: This area is naturally auspicious in 2015 as we have the career energy enhancing this are. When you spend time in this area, feel prosperity flourishing. Place your vision board in the east reflecting both professional and personal goals for 2015.

Northeast: Helpful and auspicious energy to help attract success in your career and achieve recognition for your accomplishments. Spending time here encourages you to aim higher and become greater than you thought possible. When you place your vision board here in 2015, feel the power!

SouthWest: Future Prosperity: This is the auspicious area for 2015 which creates more of whatever comes in contact. Activating this area sets up prosperity for career and business, a very good place to manifest your visions. Fresh flowers, healthy green plants energize this fortunate area of the home. If your office happens to be in the SW, sit on a red or purple pillow! Feel Success!

Have questions? Need Help? Contact me at lois@loiskramerperez.com or 201.906.5767