Wednesday, July 26, 2006

A million sold

Who says there is no money in feng shui 0:)

click the link below you gotta see this:

RIDGWAY, COLORADO -- July 25, 2006 -- A parody "Get Out of Hell Free" card, created by a Colorado online columnist in response to being told he is going to hell, has hit a million cards sold.

"To be sure, there is a message" behind the strong sales of the card, says Randy Cassingham. "A message and a social phenomenon. It's a story of the rejection of religious intolerance, a statement of 'I can think for myself, thank you'."

The card was created after an online reader told Cassingham he was going to go to hell for writing an 87-word story about "feng shui" -- the Chinese art of "placement" to create "energy and harmony". The reader condemned Cassingham to hell because, she said, feng shui is "anti-Christian". (Feng shui is a philosophy, not a religion.) When Cassingham told the reader a Methodist minister was OK with the story, she condemned him to hell too.(Read the full

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Monday, July 24, 2006

Princibles of yin and yang

Since my blog is called icanyin yan, i thought it best to look at a good description of what it is,

i found this in wikkipedia, which i think gives a good explaination;

Everything can be described as both yin and yang.

1. Yin and yang are opposites.

Everything has its opposite—although this is never absolute, only relative. No one thing is completely yin or completely yang. Each contains the seed of its opposite. For example, winter can turn into summer; "what goes up must come down".

2. Yin and yang are interdependent.

One cannot exist without the other. For example, day cannot exist without night. Light cannot exist without darkness.

3. Yin and yang can be further subdivided into yin and yang.

Any yin or yang aspect can be further subdivided into yin and yang. For example, temperature can be seen as either hot or cold. However, hot can be further divided into warm or burning; cold into cool or icy. Within each spectrum, there is a smaller spectrum; every beginning is a moment in time, and has a beginning and end, just as every hour has a beginning and end.

4. Yin and yang consume and support each other.

Yin and yang are usually held in balance—as one increases, the other decreases. However, imbalances can occur. There are four possible imbalances: Excess yin, excess yang, yin deficiency, and yang deficiency. During the switch to Daylight saving time, for example, there is more 'yin' than 'yang'. They can again be seen as a pair: by excess of yin there is a yang deficiency and vice versa. The imbalance is also a relative factor: the excess of yang "forces" yin to be more "concentrated".

5. Yin and yang can transform into one another.

At a particular stage, yin can transform into yang and vice versa. For example, night changes into day; warmth cools; life changes to death. However this transformation is relative too. Night and day coexist on Earth at the same time when shown from space.

6. Part of yin is in yang and part of yang is in yin.

The dots in each serve:
  1. as a reminder that there are always traces of one in the other. For example, there is always light within the dark (e.g., the stars at night); these qualities are never completely one or the other.
  2. as a reminder that absolute extreme side transforms instantly into the opposite, or that the labels yin and yang are conditioned by an observer's point of view. For example, the hardest stone is easiest to break. This can show that absolute discrimination between the two is artificial.

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Sunday, July 23, 2006

Ya dont Say.....

This is from a  so called feng shui expert carol bridges, who charges $16.00 for the priveledge, of teaching you how to receive more money from  Feng shui........if i paid $16.00 for this, i would ask for a refund, im surprised she hasn't told us to start selling our gear on ebay.

If you are seriously short of money to meet your monthly obligations, you must change your situation fast. Here are your options:

* Get a very short term job with the highest pay and the most hours, doing anything you can handle. It will not be your life's work.
* Sell something. Have a garage sale. Sell your VCR, your paintings, your services.
* Go for a walk through town. Every time you see something broken, dirty windows, grass too long, garbage strewn, paint peeling, stop to see if someone will pay you to fix it.
* Move to a cheaper location now...unless you are living in your ideal homestead which you have been paying on for 29 years until you lost your job. If that is the case, sell everything else instead.

Avoid getting loans, writing resumes, reading the want ads over coffee, and calling your friends. Take your samurai sword and slice off the offending debt fast. This is war.

And about going back to school, do not. I have often seen the financially desperate and those confused about their life work decide to go back to finish the degree program they dropped out of because they hated it or to study some new interesting subject which may never relate to the career they have not yet decided upon. Although with a tuition grant, returning to college could relieve some pressure, going back to school on deferred payment loans when your future is still unclear is digging a hole out of which you will struggle to climb for years.

Go to school only to learn something clearly related to your Seed Ideas which you cannot learn any other way. Go only long enough to learn that thing. If you just need a degree behind your name in order to fulfill your life plan, there are more creative ways to get it than sitting in classes acquiring debts. Consider External Degree Programs or Self-Acquired Competency Tests. Adult Education classes or finding a tutor in your specific area and becoming an apprentice to a master are other ways to more quickly gather the specific knowledge you need at much less financial cost and time expenditure. If yours is the dire situation of immediate need for money just to survive this month, stop reading now and go get it. Do not stop looking for the way to earn the immediate money you need until you have explored all of the options listed and one of them has worked. Consider this a full time job until you have found employment. Work this temporary job only until you are once again solvent. Then come back to this book.

Let us assume now that you have this month under control financially, and you foresee that next month will be much the same. Look again at your Monthly Income Total. Compare it to your Total Financial Obligations and Things I Am Saving For. If you have a large amount of excess income - these days it is called "discretionary" or "disposable" - just grant each of your items listed under Financial Obligations and Things I Am Saving For a portion of it, and your budgeting is complete. If you have some discretionary income, but not enough to easily cover all the things you want to do with it, here is what to do.

First, apportion all income needed for your Financial Obligations and prioritize from most to least important. Give yourself a total dollar amount available for saving each month this year. Now, prioritize your Things I Am Saving For. Then apportion part of that amount to each of the items in the column. Do not worry about how small and seemingly ridiculous the amount might be.

Even if you are putting 50 cents a month toward your Retirement and $5 toward A Car That Runs, you are making headway. You may be tempted to calculate how long it will take you to reach the cost of each item, but this can be depressing. At this time, it is not the point. The point is learning to budget and plan and to carry out these plans. You are becoming a warrior. The warrior gives her all no matter what.

Open savings accounts for the large amounts you will be putting aside, one for each item. Use piggy banks for the small amounts. Do not take this money out of the banks for any reason but its designated purpose. That would be like letting the air out of your tires every 50 miles. You have to take a journey. You are in the seventh phase of the trip. You are off to a good start. Keep going.

Your income will increase as you proceed through these exercises, and more and more you will be doing what you love. Keep scheduling what must be done on your calendar - when to go to the bank to open those accounts. Keep noting ideas generated from your Seed Ideas in your notebook. Continue ordering your space. Take time to peacefully experience the emotion of life as it flows through you. Things are shifting now, subtle changes are taking place. You are becoming a warrior, fiercely fighting to clear the path to your dreams.

Your ledger books will soon become like Guardian Angels protecting you from financial disaster, prophesying when those good things you desire shall come to you.

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Friday, July 21, 2006

Ive been reborn

See what a bit of feng shui can do for you.......... Ha ha ha

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Ive been reborn

See what a bit of feng shui can do for you.......... Ha ha ha

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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

A nice way to live

Back again,

I found this article written by Liane Bate and i think it gives a good indication of how to go about your life, even if you dont want to go the whole hog of feng shui: article as follows:

Becoming a Personal and Professional Success StoryCopyright © Liane BateWhat does being successful mean to you? It really depends who you are, where you come from, what your life experiences have been so far, what you want to achieve, and where you want to go in life. For me, success means taking my responsibilities seriously, and working hard at each one until I reach my set goals. It means being happy with what I have achieved and where I am going. It means knowing myself inside and out, being a good friend and lover, staying fit and healthy, having fun, and enjoying life with a peaceful mind-set and no regrets. The definition of success will be different for everyone, but the ways to become personally effective and professionally successful have some common elements that should be taken into consideration.The first thing to do is to know yourself. Knowing who you are means that you can evaluate your own thoughts and actions, as well as those of others, and make adjustments to yourself when necessary. Sometimes you just wake up on the wrong side of the bed in the morning and the rest of your day is filled with negative thoughts about everything and everyone you come into contact with. If you know yourself, you will know if this is a sign that you are unhappy with your current job, or marriage, or that your kids did something that you wish you handled better, or your boss ticks you off - or if you just didn’t get enough Z’s for the night and you need more sleep. If you know you didn’t get enough sleep, then you can adjust your moods and negative thoughts, or if it’s more than lack of rest, maybe you need to change something about your life that isn’t making you happy. Taking responsibility for your own negativity means knowing you have a choice about and control over how you react to the people, events, and world around you.Next, you want to make sure your life is purpose-driven. Have you figured out the meaning of your life yet? I know that many people, myself included, have struggled with what their real purpose in life is. For some, it will take a lifetime to discover, and others will never really figure it out, but the more you think about what really matters to you the most, the clearer your life purpose will become. Once you know what is truly important to you, you can start working towards that destination, being and doing on a daily basis what you envision for yourself and for your future. The problem is that many people are following the wrong paths. They work hard to achieve what their friends, family, or society considers successful – the dream job, the dream car, professional status, and what have you – when really what they want is love, or a family, or a different career path all together.Once you know who you are, what you want, what is important to you, and where you are going, it’s time to keep tabs on yourself to make sure you are doing, acting, thinking, and behaving in the ways that will get you to where you’re going. This takes self-discipline, focus, and commitment to your action plan. It means keeping yourself and your time organized, and doing whatever steps it takes to get to where you want to be. If you don’t know how to organize yourself, or build an effective business or life plan that you will stick to, then read a good book on the subject, or get advice from someone who knows. Usually when you are living a purpose-driven life, this isn’t so much a problem because you are doing what you love to do and what has the most meaning for you. When you do what you love, tasks that once seemed difficult suddenly become easy and enjoyable.About the Author:Liane Bate owns a Plugin Profit Site web business, is a member of Success University, and the IAHBE.Visit: and

Thursday, July 13, 2006

I think its time.......

I think its time i called in the experts.

Maybe the fact that i am playing with feng shui , is a good indication of why my life is going down the pan at the moment, i found this article from Feng shui ultimate resources:

Many people enjoy the creative and experimental approach to FengShui. They employ the scientific principles of keen observation,careful methodology, patience, and a healthy dose of skepticism.

Just remember that the creative approach works best for mostgeneral and vague readings. Don't think it is an accurate appraisal ofa building.

Creative and experimental Feng Shui is best for the untutorednovice, far better than a book in one hand and a Luopan in another. Youcannot provide the same level of analysis as someone with schooling.Plenty of do-it-yourselfers end up calling in a professional when theytheir lack of knowledge causes problems.

Think of it this way: Nobody in their right mind would thinkof performing major surgery on a family member without benefit ofmedical schooling or practice. Similarly, no sane person would consulta physician who uses medical diagnostic equipment with one hand andholds a medical textbook in the other.

Where to start

If you want to know how to enact some kind of feng shui in a building, you need to know some things before you begin.

Authentic feng shui is not interior decorating.

Start by collecting information:

  • The age of the building — that is, the year it was constructed
  • The date of any significant remodels (such as pulling off the rooffor an extended period of time, a change in the footprint, etc.)
  • The surrounding environment in terms of feng shui. Not justdriveways and roof lines pointing at your front door. Where are themountains? Is there a building behind that is larger, or one in front?What is the compass reading where you first see traffic from your frontdoor, and the compass reading where you first see traffic leave?
    Thereare calculations required for all of this, and many otherconsiderations that go into an authentic analysis using feng shui. Thisis not something most people can manage without an adequate educationin feng shui, by the way
  • The compass reading for the building, taking into account thecorrect sitting and facing — again, not something that a person withoutthe education can manage (and neither can many practitioners, for thatmatter)
  • The calculations based on time (construction year or years) andspace (footprint changes, building layout, sitting and facing, compassreadings)

Next you have to analyze this information and know what calculationsapply. You cannot obtain all of the calculations that may be necessaryby reading any of the books on the market. A feng shui book thatcovered everything would be enormous; it would rival Joseph Needham'smany volumes of "Science and Civilization in China."

What you can get from websites and books is a senseof what is involved in authentic feng shui. You cannnot hope to achievewhat comes from the training and experience of a real practitioner.

Don't be swayed by people claiming they can give you "ten easy steps" or "fast" or "simple" or "easy" feng shui. Those are just for your entertainment. They have very little to do with feng shui. If they did, people would not spend money on practitioners!

If feng shui is so easy and quick, then corporations and individualswould not spend large sums of money for feng shui people to find theright piece of property to build on. You cannot come in later and justmove some furniture around to improve the "chi." Feng shui takes morethan that to improve large structures.

Remember, most of the "fast" and "easy" feng shui advice was invented because people want things fast and easy. Marketers realized they could make a lot of money from your impatience.

You may notice that most of these get-it-quick schemes are associated with buying merchandise, especially merchandise from the supplier of the advice.That is your first clue the only "good feng shui" is the marketer's,because they've taken your money for some bauble that they tell you hassome relation to feng shui.

There is no evidence that any of these get-it-quick schemes work, except by the Placebo Effect.

"Personal experimentation," as Master Lam Kam Chuen noted, "is nosubstitute for the professional advice of an authentic Feng Shuipractitioner," especially when you are dealing with complexcalculations of time and space — which is what Feng Shui is all about.

Many of the Do-It-Yourself School have come to a differentrealization about their abilities after reading one or two of thebetter sort of Feng Shui books. After reading Larry Sang's book andtrying to read her house one woman commented,

I now realize that Feng Shui is definitely notsomething to 'dabble in.' It is an unlocking of the mysteries of theuniverse, and is very powerful. The people who play at 'feng shuireadings' are messing with something they should deeply respect. Iregret that I believed I had the background to perform my own housereading, simply because I had the desire.

You might as well call your mother and ask her for decorating tipsto help you in your work, social life, relationships, whatever. Shewould give you better advice than the "quick feng shui" crowd, itwouldn't cost you anything, and she would be so happy to hear from you.

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Monday, July 10, 2006

feng shui for the follicles

I kid you not, this is the headline from cox news service.

This hair stylist is trying to increase his clientelle, and charges $100 a pop for the privledge, read on by clicking the link below.

Though he compares his art to that of Leonardo da Vinci, Michael Koler is no painter. He claims, though, to have cracked a code. The Dallas-based hairstylist uses feng shui principles to try to heighten his client's personal energy flow. "Da Vinci learned from water," said Koler, 59. "I learned to see the energy flow in your body ..more

Thanks for that Nedra Rhone

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