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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 I can’t believe this” or old phrases that we have that are outdated.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

 

Nourish Your Prana

One word brings big inspiration: Prana

Sometimes one word, one thought, one breath, can bring big inspiration.
During this time of Autumn Season Energy, “Prana” feels just right.

Prana is defined as the Sanskrit word for lifeforce or vital principle.
Prana contains all the cosmic energies that permeate the Universe every level.

Prana is another way that we can think about our vital lifeforce, our chi, our energy.  Prana encompasses all that we are and all that we have to gain from the energy around us because it’s not just the human force, it’s in everything and everyone, including inanimate objects.

Prana could be the energy of the environment based on the objects we place there.

Earth Crystals have lifeforce and we know that every crystal has a different energy. Different crystals activate different Chakras, and parts of our personal Prana.
Some crystals are used for healing, for calming, for meditation, for dream state, for awareness, for love, for compassion, for prosperity and many more.

What are your favorite crystals?
Have you noticed how they nourish your Prana?
The next time you get a craving for a particular crystal, explore the properties, you will find your Prana selected the crystal for exactly what you need.

How can you nourish, activate and energize your Prana?

Nourish your Prana by taking time to choose to enrich yourself.
Enhancing your awareness of how you think, the words you say to yourself and the conversations you have with others.

Look around your home, your office, the room you are sitting right now.
What do you see?
How does it make you feel?
Happy, Heavy, Bored, Inspired, Motivated?

Look around again:
What do you love?
What have you decided you are not paying attention to right now?
Everything that surrounds you either nourishes or depletes your Prana.

Why have I chosen “Prana” as the inspiration for this Autumn Season Energy?

Autumn is the time of “metal” energy, refining and clarifying.
Autumn is the time to get focused and all your “ducks in a row” for what it is you desire to sprout in the spring.A wonderful time to nourish your Prana with refined goals that inspire your mind body and soul and generate prosperity.

Why is it important to have clear Prana during this Autumn Season Energy?

Hitch a ride with Mother Nature – she is offering the gift of clarity and refinement.Look into the sky and see how clear and high definition she has refined the clouds in the sky.
Revisit or create your new vision board.
What is your vision for your Prana?
The clearer you are now, in this time of refinement, the more refined will be the seeds you plant for springtime sprouting.
The more refined you are now, stronger your seedlings will grow during your Winter Dreamtime Season of Dreamtime..

This action of refinement now, will enhance everything you do, and continue to nourish your Prana.

Nourish your Prana every morning when you set your tone for the day.

Begin with your affirmations: examples:
“I am healthy, I am clear, I am productive, I am success.”  Create your power.

Nourish your Prana as you prepare for a phone call, a meeting, a conversation, setting your intention with clarity and focus, seeing the positive outcome before it happens.

Nourish your Prana as you create an environment that feels fabulous.

Nourish your Prana as you notice your self-talk and thoughts.

Choose to refine the way you relate to your thoughts and conversation.

Yes, you can do it – if those words are not lifting you, motivating you, nourishing you – change those words.

Nourish your Prana by being clear.
When confusion steps in there is miscommunication and misunderstandings.

Now is the time to team up with Mother Nature to strengthen and nourish your Prana.
Celebrate this Autumn Season Energy with a new sense of high definition clarity.

 

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Lois Kramer-Perez, CHt. Certified Feng Shui, NLP, NAP Practitioner. A catalyst for change, inspiring you to seek and create new possibilities in your life with feng shui for your space and your soul. Get your free “ten-minute tune up” at www.loiskramerperez.com and https://loiskramerperez.com/30-second-vacation-with-lois/ for a fun way to redirect your thoughts.

 

 

 

 

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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.
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Dowsing
Pause, Breathe, and Now What?
Pause, Breathe, Play.
Sometimes the stage is set for us.
What can we do when circumstances are out of our control?
Go with the flow? Let it go?
Hmmm..  sometimes we do resist.  and that famous saying is “what we resist persists”
When we are stressed and someone says “Relax” – do we?
I don’t!
It has to come from within, it has to be our choice.
Create a new model.
Decide to Pause, when needed or when that is the best choice.
Choice. Decide to Choose.
How Do We Begin?

Our bodies respond to information based on what it knows, for instance – if we feel the emotion of anxiety, our body will recall the chemicals that support that feeling, the more we confirm the feeling of anxiety – the stronger the support becomes.  Now we are going to begin to change our relationship to how we notice and respond to these feeling. We move from “reaction” to “responding”

We feel the effects of charges of information we pick up all the time, as we “react” to a thought, it connects with our emotions, our body has a memory of how it reacts to these feelings, chemicals which support that feeling are sent rushing through our body, this our typical “reaction.” We then believe that We Are that feeling, we are frustrated, or we are angry, and then we begin to “judge” ourselves & how we are feeling, which only strengthens these feelings, creating distraction,

We begin, becoming aware, we pay attention and notice when we begin to feel a strong emotion – before we “react” and decide we are angry, upset, distracted by these “negative thoughts”, begin to redirect ourselves.

First: Notice the feeling that arises and how your body is responding – do not judge it, become aware that this is just information, it is not who you are, it doesn’t define you, you are not that feeling.

Acknowledge you have felt this feeling before, and will feel it again in your lifetime, but it is not who you are, it will not overwhelm you,

Second: Redirect your thoughts: Replace the thought supporting that feeling with something positive: such as: This feeling dealing with “x” feels like frustration, but I am not frustrated, that was just information as to how my body was responding to this situation, now that this is done, I feel relieved, clear and grounded, all of those distractions from this situation are gone. I am focused, I feel positive, I am refreshed, I am abundant.

We can create the state we can choose to become.
We practice our new power and state of being.
Practice Choosing.
Practice Being.

Play! Enjoy Life ~Because we can!

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Can You Feel It? Feng Shui Autumn Energy

Smile Into the Sky ~ Can you feel it?

I love the feeling as the season begins to change.

Feng Shui teaches us autumn is the season of metal element, a time for precision, completion and focus.
Can you feel the autumn energy? Feel the essence of metal.
I look up into the sky now appearing in high definition.
As the humidity evaporates, the air becomes crisp with each new day.
Soon the leaves will begin to turn, drop and their cycle will complete.
We will admire, enjoy and bask in the beauty of the transformation before our eyes.
I am ready for this renewed clarity before me.
I am ready to step into the element of metal to absorb the qualities for my greatest good.
I am inspired to create our Autumn Equinox Immersion Workshop to
Activate Our Third Eye
Now is the time to align to bring clarity to our vision.
Begin your experience now.
Open your awareness to the subtle shifts each day brings.
Be with the element of Mother Nature.
Embody the grace of metal.
Embrace the gifts of our new season
It’s a beautiful day.
Namaste.

“Ooooo What A Little Feng Shui Can Do For You”

Find out what a little Feng Shui Can Do For YOU!

I had so much fun chatting with Maria about, Life, Feng Shui and Awareness..

Interview with Maria Mirkovich Family Today –  Thursday May 21, 2015!

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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

 

 

 

Be The Magic You Know You Are

Messages are all around you… I saw this on the wall at Macy’s..  I found it was speaking directly to me.
It is a bright new year, notice what you notice, on a billboard, a license plate, a book that falls off a shelf – when you least expect it – the universe is speaking to YOU!

TODAY i WILL BE THE MAGIC - MACY'S

Experience the Joys of the Rain

Enjoy the pitter patter of the rain,  smile as you take 2 deep breaths and you are ready for everything as you take a 30 second vacation™  with Lois

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Stretch Like A Cat

Have you ever had one of those days when you seem to lose time, such as getting in your car and then ending up at your destination, not even aware of how you got there?

We usually do not notice we are running on auto-pilot until something wakes us up.
We want to embrace all of our experiences, be present, so that we are available to embrace all opportunities before us.

What are we to do?

We can mindfully choose to redirect our attention on a regular basis, by becoming aware of our body, noticing how it feels. We will then be more aware when our shoulders seem to be moving up into our ears or when our jaw begins to clench.  

Here are a few tips:

-Set your intention for your day, before you get out of bed – Stretch like a cat ~ take a few deep breaths, smile and connect with your intention.

-Notice how your body feels, set a parameter for noticing how it feels when you are relaxed, focused and clear, so you can redirect your attention once you notice a physical change.

-Take at least two deep breaths every hour, or after you complete a task, a series of phone calls or if you notice your body tensing  –  focus on 2 breaths and just feel it.

-If you are sitting for long periods of time, get up and stretch like a cat every hour or so, and march in place for 20 steps swinging your arms, if possible.

-Drink lots of fresh pure water, this will keep you hydrated and nudge you to get up every so often. 

-take a 30 second vacation with me ~ I created these videos to help you with these moments..

-Smile as you breathe, your cells will smile right back.. ahhh

I would love to hear how this is working for you, contact me at lois@loiskramerperez.com