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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

 

 

 

Embrace All Which You Can Become

“When I Let go of what I am I become what I might be..” ~ Lao Tzu
Can You?

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Always Remember, that’s what friends are for…

We have a powerful weekend upon us.
Thursday September 19 we have our full moon 

Saturday Sept 21 is International Day of Peace,

Sunday Sept 22 the Harvest Moon bringing in the Autumn Equinox,  

Many of you will be celebrating with us on Friday Sept 20 to honor these events. 

 

A song came to into my awareness that brings to mind, relationships, communication, and our love for each other.  

A reminder we need not keep score, just enjoy our moments of friendship with our dearest both near and far.

Tell A Friend You Love Them..   

When we have peace in our hearts, we can have peace in the world.

Everyone of us makes a difference. 

“Breathe, It Only Takes A Moment to Take A Breath, It Only Takes A Moment to Become Inspired” ~ Lois Kramer-Perez

Enjoy the song, and sing along..

That’s What Friends Are For – Dionne Warwick

 

It Is More Than Just Your Words

Words… are your words aligned with who you are?

Are those words that you are thinking –

those words which you are speaking to yourself,
aligned with the words you consciously speak out loud?

I have found that I am not always specific when I talk to myself.

When I am specific – I get exactly what I ask for.

This past week, the universe sent me what it “thought” I was asking for… In the beginning of April I began saying to myself, “I need a vacation, time to just relax and do nothing” however I was not specific about how or where I wanted to do this, all I could “feel” when I talk to myself through words or thoughts, was being alone and doing nothing.

So guess what? Last Monday I awoke with a cold in my scratchy throat, exhausted and spent Monday through Thursday morning “lolling” in bed. Napping and just keeping to myself.. hmmm not the vacation I thought I was yearning for!

Almost one week and a half later, I am still clearing my throat, sniffling a bit but NOW imagining how lush it “feels” to luxuriate on a warm beach in the sun with a cool breeze, full of vibrant energy, walking along the shore, laughing and singing, holding hands with my special man… let’s see what these words will bring in the coming weeks!

Words, I love the words in this song:

“all you have to do is close your eyes and just reach out your hand”

can you imagine the feelings this evokes.. I can..

Words.. I am now more aware to have my words aligned inside & out, aligned with my feeling, inside & out

Embrace the Joys of the Season

Embrace the Joys of the Season,
Embrace Each Other.
Express your Love for One and Other,
These vibrations will reach all mankind, all living things.

We Are All Connected….
Thank you to all, the bright lights in my life, for
Reminding Me to Feel the Love,
Reminding Me to Embrace the Moments,
Inspiring me yet another day, I am so grateful.

My wish for all is that you Feel the Love Surrounding you,
Embrace each Joyful Moment, today, tomorrow and always,
with Peace in every Heart.

Enjoy A Glorious Holiday Season of Love, Peace & Joy
Embrace An Inspired Abundant 2013,

With Love and Laughter,
Lois
“Breathe
~it only takes a moment to take a breath, it only takes a moment to become inspired”  Lois Kramer-Perez