March 2019 Looking ahead to the spring equinox

spring equinox March 2019, a time to clear clutter inside and out to make room for the new growth of spring.

Traditionally this is the time of awakening after the long winter months, a time to celebrate new life, new beginnings  and the return of Spring. The spring equinox on March 21st marks one of the tipping points of the year, when we mark the equal length of day and night.

March of many weathers, as our mothers used to say has arrived blowing away the cobwebs of winter and bringing with it new buds of life and the promise of spring and summer to follow.

This is a perfect time to do a clean sweep both inside and out. Clearing away what no longer serves, making room for this years new growth. Take time to sit quietly and write out a plan for which areas need the most clearing, allotting times and days in which you can comfortably do this. Even allowing 30 mts per day, you will be amazed at the difference you can make.

Bring in some scented spring flowers and place them in the hallway to brighten up this space, welcoming in the promise of a new years growth, full of vitality. This will boost your energy as you face out into the world each day and as you arrive back home.

The entrance and hallway are vitally important areas in feng shui as this is where the energy of the outside world meets our own personal space. This space speaks volumes about who we are and sets the tone/atmosphere for our entire experience of the space.

In feng shui, the entrance given special attention and focus and is called the “ming tang” or bright hall. This is where we ideally create a  gathering space in which to pool energy, sometimes called the “dinner plate” from which we can inhale vital chi/energy through the main entrance or “mouth of chi” into our homes. This allows our homes to then be energised uplifted and in turn to be uplifting to our energy and subsequently energised all areas of our lives.

March 2019 Looking ahead to the spring equinox
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FENG SHUI WORKSHOP 20th OCTOBER 2018

Creating clarity with feng shui.

Feng Shui provides a prism through which we can view this relationship between our inner and outer skins (our homes). We look at the energy of your space and how to make sometimes, subtle changes to have an immediate effect on any area of our lives.
Colour effects us on every level, emotionally, physically and spiritually. It is a powerful ally and a healing tool in creating atmospheres and a sense of well being in our living and working spaces.

In this workshop we will cover:

In this one day practical workshop you will learn:-

  • How each area of your home is resonating with a particular area of your life
  • Your home is a mirror, reflecting back to you whatever is going on in your life. For example, if you live surrounded by physical clutter, you will feel a stagnation in one or more area of your life.
  • Feng shui provides a system to create harmony and balance in all areas of your home which will reflect back into all areas of your life.
  • There are many “schools” or approaches to this wonderful subject, in this workshop  we will  guide you to choosing which approach works best for you.
  • Mirror the natural dynamic balance of energy found in nature into our homes and our lives
  • Dynamic balance involves an ebb and flow to each area of our lives, we will look at ways to align your energy with that of your home.
  • Our connection to our  homes is vital in order to feel protected and supported in life, feng shui provides a system to deepen that connection. Giving added meaning to the furnishings, colours and ornamentation we surround ourselves with.
  • Colour and the creative connection to manifesting the life you want with feng shui. The energy of each colour of the spectrum, discussing how it effects us on every level physically, emotionally and energetically
  • Feng shui involves creating a balance in the flow of energy to and through your space so that it will support your sense of well-being rather than become a source of stress.With balance comes the opportunity for improvement of your health, wealth and relationships.

Having originally worked in alternative health therapies and beauty therapy for many years, Edel became more and more fascinated by the effects of our environment on health and wellbeing. In the 1990’s Edel studied Interior Design at the Dublin Institute of Design and Feng Shui at the Feng Shui Network International in London. In the course of the past 20 years, Edel has delved deeply into the world of colour and its impact on our sense of wellbeing.

WHEN: 20TH OCTOBER 2018 10 am to 5pm
WHERE: RIVER HOLISTIC CENTRE, RAHENY
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact edel@fengshuidesign.ie / 086-2719292

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FENG SHUI WORKSHOP 20th OCTOBER 2018
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The essence of feng shui

The essence of feng shui

The essence of feng shui is in creating a sense of connection to your living space, giving it a greater sense of “home”, a space of nurturing, enveloping and supportive energy.

Alongside the principles of feng shui, we also use space clearing, creating sacred space and the use of essential oils in the environment to cleanse, uplift and enliven our homes and workplaces.

On June 10th we will explore the essential alchemy of feng shui – First creating space. Through clearing out what is no longer supporting your true self, then cleansing and blessing the energy of your home, you create the space to draw in your pure potential.
Building on the foundations of feng shui, the alchemy of clutter clearing and the essential elements of space clearing, we explore the importance of creating space, opening a portal for what you wish to draw in.
Experience the use of sound, blessing herbs and essential oils to cleanse, bless and enrich your environment – your outer skin. Explore the importance of the “gap”, that sacred space between outbreath and in-breath, taking time to set your intention. This is the key, the central core of feng shui.
We will explore the use of essential oils in space clearing and to enhance the feng shui of your space. One essential oil which is wonderful to invigorate this energy in your home is Eucalyptus which “brings us a degree of expansion and considerable peace…. brings us back to sound values, is lively and original” …“very useful for recentering a scattered person”…and “helps us to reveal the best of ourselves” … “disperses negative feelings and gives us room to breathe” changes an atmosphere of “suffocation into one of expansive renewal”

In this workshop we will be delving a little more deeply, with 9 essential oils and their healing energy which can clear space and enrich and balance our energy and that of each area of our lives.

Allow yourself this time to pause, take stock and clear out fully. In order to embrace your space and ignite the spark of pure potential.

Embrace the Space for Pure potential – Exploring the essence of feng shui, creating the space for your life to unfold.

For more details Click here or email edel@fengshuidesign.ie

 

The essence of feng shui
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Finding direction with Feng shui Course May 2017

FINDING YOUR BEST DIRECTION WITH FENG SHUI
WORKSHOP MAY 13TH 2017
Taking a closer look at the effects of Feng Shui and the directions we face as we work, rest and play on our well-being
We are all influenced for better or worse by our surroundings. The orientation of our buildings and the placement of our furnishings has a profound impact on our experience of our space and our perspective on every area of our lives.

with Edel Cleary, Interior Designer and Feng Shui Practitioner
Feng Shui looks at the energetic connection between the homes we occupy and the energy of every area of our lives. We are in constant conversation with the spaces that we occupy, the aspect, quality of light, furniture layout and decoration is constantly interacting with our energy field – for better or worse!

Feng Shui provides a prism through which we can view this relationship between our inner and outer skins (our homes). We look at the energy of your space and how to make sometimes, subtle changes to have an immediate effect on any area of our lives.

The orientation of our buildings, the direction we face while working, sleeping etc. has a profound impact on how we interact with the world on every level. We look at the key areas of entrances, bedrooms and home offices to further enrich our experience of our spaces and to best position ourselves for health, wealth and happiness.
Saturday 13th May 2017
In this workshop we will cover the basic elements of feng shui in a practical application for our living and working spaces. We will also look at the energy of each direction, discussing how it effects us on every level physically, emotionally and energetically. We will look at how best to orientate the furniture within our spaces to uplift or energise or, conversely, calm and relax us depending on the space in question and our individual needs.
Where it is not possible to adjust the orientation of furnishings we will look at the best way to balance for this so that our energy is fully supported as we go about our day.
Edel is an Interior Designer and Feng Shui Practitioner based in Dublin. Having worked in this field for over 20 years, Edel has a passion for creating healthy and balanced living and working spaces for her clients.
Having originally worked in alternative health therapies and beauty
therapy for many years, Edel became more and more fascinated by
the effects of our environment on health and wellbeing. In the 1990’s Edel studied Interior Design at the Dublin Institute of Design and Feng Shui at the Feng Shui Network International in London. In the course of the past 20 years, Edel has delved deeply into the world of feng shui and interior design and its impact on our sense of wellbeing.
“We shape our buildings and thereafter they shape us”
Winston Churchill.
WHEN: On Saturday 13th May from 10am to 5.30pm at
WHERE: River Holistic Centre in Raheny,
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact edel@fengshuidesign.ie / 086-2719292

best directions with feng shui

WORKSHOP CONTENT: We will explore the world of feng shui and take a closer look at the orientation of our buildings and placement of key furnishings within them to better enhance the energy in every area of our lives. We will explore how best to create spaces that fully support our energy and sense of well being.

Number of Participants Limited

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Finding direction with Feng shui Course May 2017
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Growth and Vitality – April 2017

We are officially in springtime. We can see the evidence of new growth and vitality in nature all around us. This is a time to ground your energy in order to stabilise yourself to support new growth in the coming year.

In Feng Shui we associate area 3 of the bagua with this energy of full on growth and vitality. In classical feng shui this refers to the sector of the bagua oriented EAST. In western black hat sect approach to feng shui this refers to the middle left hand sector as you stand at the front door looking in to the space.

This area is also known as family, ancestors and the past. You might wonder, then why it is also associated with new growth and vitality?

In order for a plant or tree to survive and thrive, it must first put down roots. We hold a close association between family energy and tree energy – “our family tree, putting down roots, the branches of our family”.

In feng shui we pay special attention to honouring and keeping this energy vital and fresh within our living and working spaces. In honouring and caring for our roots, our lineage and all of the elements that have combined to bring us to this point in our lives, we then stabilise our energy to prepare and support new growth and vitality.

Recently I was delighted to reconnect with friends from the area where I grew up, through a facebook page where people share photos and stories of their memories growing up. I got in touch with people who grew up on  the same road and from school days. Many of whom, I haven’t seen in over 30 years. The shared memories reconnected me to my roots and really reminded me that underneath we are all essentially still the same. We are all on the same journey, shaped by our experiences and by those with whom we have shared parts of the path along the way.  This area of the bagua reminds us that we are part of a lineage, all connected going back and moving forward.

This energy is associated with agitation, “the arousal” of energy, awakening from the winter. Often this energy appears as a bolt from the blue which stimulates us into action, that spark of inspiration. This energy represents the full force of spring, very dynamic, yang energy. It is essential to ensure a free flow of energy in this area of your home, to create a feeling of a fresh spring breeze representing a new day and fresh growth. It is also useful to have something in this area which reminds us of family and the past. We are anchored and stabilised by our past, by the fact we are a part of a long line of energy reaching back through our families, our communities and through our ancestors.

The colour associated with this area is green and the tree element. The plant most often associated with this area is bamboo as it grows quickly and easily, bends with the breeze and is very strong and supple, able to withstand all weathers.

One essential oil which is wonderful to invigorate this energy in your home is  Eucalyptus which “brings us a degree of expansion and considerable peace…. brings us back to sound values, is lively and original” …“very useful for recentering a scattered person”…and “helps us to reveal the best of ourselves” … “disperses negative feelings and gives us room to breathe” changes an atmosphere of “suffocation into one of expansive renewal”

In the east, this area is associated with the green dragon, rising out of the depths, reaching toward the sky. The Dragon has the essence of a young puppy, full of life, and youthful exuberance.

Clutter in this area of your space will keep you stuck in the past unable to move forward or begin anything new.

Take some time this month to Spring clean this area of your home, clear out anything which you no longer “find to be beautiful or know to be useful”. Refresh and renew the energy with some space clearing and some essential oils like eucalyptus and open the the windows and allow your space to exhale stagnation and inhale new life and vitality!

En-joy!!

Growth and Vitality – April 2017
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December Blessings 2016

wintersolsticeDECEMBER BLESSINGS!

What a year 2016 has been! Full of event and drama and blessings in all our individual lives and in the world in general. In my own life, it has certainly been a year of surprises and of returning of both people and experiences. People I have not seen for years have suddenly popped back into my life. Experiences, likewise have been repeated out of the blue. It is interesting though, how differently we view these experiences with the passage of time.
As our ancestors reminded us at Newgrange – life is a spiral, not a closed circle, we cycle forward gathering experiences and hopefully, some wisdom, along the way.

So that, when we encounter the “same” experience again, we have
the opportunity to do things differently.

newgrange-spiral

As we arrive at the shortest day of the year, we are reminded of our journey from extreme yin, the shortest day, to extreme yang, the longest day and back again. Like the inhale and exhale of light from the universe, so we journey from expansion to contraction and back again. Take time now at the gap between out-breath and in-breath to pause and connect to your inner wisdom for guidance for the year ahead. I wish to take this opportunity to thank all of you with whom I have worked this year and those of you who have participated in workshops throughout the year – it has been a great pleasure to share the journey with you! Next workshop is on February 5th.

I look forward to spending time with you again next year and until then, I wish you every blessing for 2017!
Nollaig Shona agus Beannacht

Edel

December Blessings 2016
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September news 2016

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Hard to believe its September already! But here we are, and school is starting back for some and people in general are getting their autumn schedule in order.

There are still some places available for the Colour and Feng Shui workshop on October 1st where we will learn all of the basics of feng shui and how to apply it easily and effortlessly to your home and then we will layer in more detail on the use of colour in our environment from an energetic perspective.

Colour affects us all on every level, it affects our mood, our energy, our temperature and can bring us into memory affecting our emotional being.

Join us for a day to indulge your senses – we will explore the chakras, and in particular the second chakra and explore and enhance the feng shui area for joy and creativity in our environments.
At the end of the hustle and bustle of summer we begin to feel an instinctive urge to contract, simplify and reorganise our homes and our lives as we head into winter. Our energy focuses inward again, for some, this will involve study, for others a more quiet time of routine and order. We can only expand so far before the pendulum needs to swing back into contraction – this is the natural order of things.

Feng shui provides us with tools to put some order and balance into our living spaces so that they support and uplift us as we go about our lives. The process involves mirroring the dynamic (moving) balance found in nature into our homes and workspaces. In the autumn mother-nature begins to clear out the excesses of the summer – releasing and letting go of her leaves and fruit – the abundance of this years’ growth. She lets go and draws her energy in so that she can rest and recuperate before the whole process can begin again next year.

In feng shui we view our homes as our “outer skin” mirroring back to us what is going on inside. If our surroundings no longer reflect what we would like to have more of in our lives, then maybe it’s time to have a clear out – literally creating some clarity in our space and therefore our lives.

Enjoy this time of releasing what no longer serves you to begin the process of drawing your energy in, in order to begin again.

Happy September!

Edel

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Feng Shui – Gardening for the Soul- August 20th 2016

Feng shui – Gardening for the Soul – August 20th 2016

In this workshop we will cover all of the basic building blocks of feng shui, yin yang, the five elements, the use of colour, pattern, artwork etc. to improve the energy of your home so that it supports your own energy and allows you to draw in your hearts’ desire for abundance, blessings and harmony.
We then delve a little more deeply into our connection to Mother Earth, exploring, and mitigating for, stressors such as geopathic stress, cutting chi, effects of neighbouring buildings etc. Taking in the landscape surrounding our homes, their orientation, feng shui for the garden (or container garden). Whether you are an avid gardener or simply like to potter with a few containers, either way, you are deepening your connection to mother earth, to the cycle of the seasons.
Feng Shui is about creating dynamic balance i.e. moving, evolving, emerging balance in our lives. Connecting in with the cycle of the seasons, by working with mother earth will deepen your sense of “belonging” – being in the right place, at the right time, heading in the right direction, for you, in your life, at this time.
Join us for a day packed with information, ideas and inspiration for creating a deeper connection between your energy and that of your homeplace.
DATE:- August 20th 2016
TIME:- 10am to 6pm
PARTICIPATION:- €90
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT Pay in full by August 5th:- €81
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BOOKING ESSENTIAL – CONTACT EDEL FOR FURTHER INFORMATION edel@fengshuidesign.ie

Feng Shui – Gardening for the Soul- August 20th 2016
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New 8 Week Class begining Thursday October 2nd 2014

Breathing Space – An eight week programme covering healthy homes, 5 elements, feng shui, space clearing and the use of colour to distress, energise and optimise both the energy of your home and consequently your own personal energy.

Gift yourself this time and space to view your home and life from a whole new perspective.

Where:- River Holistic Centre, Raheny Dublin 9   When:- 10.30am – 12.30pm Thursday Mornings beginning October 2nd for 8 consecutive weeks. – BOOKING ESSENTIAL:- contact edel@fengshuidesign.ie / 086-2719292

New 8 Week Class begining Thursday October 2nd 2014
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Feng shui courses 2011

Watch out for upcoming courses and conferences – see a selected list below:-

January 15th “ 9 star Ki, Feng Shui and Creating the Year Ahead”
To mark the beginning of the new year – Jan 1st in the western world and Feb 3rd (this year) in the east, we are taking a look at what to expect from the year ahead.
During this class we will look at our individual energy signature and the way we enter into a different type of energy each year over a cycle of 9 years. Learn what your personal energy is for this year and how to ride on the wave of that energy—going with the flow rather than swimming against the tide.
We look at how we can enhance specific areas of your home to energize particular areas of your life using your 9 star ki as our guide.
Finally we create a vision board to copper fasten our intentions for the year ahead. Create clarity for yourself on what would bring you joy and ignite your passion for life and then literally draw it in!
February 5th 2011 WORLD FENG SHUI DAY. This is a world-wide event aimed at enriching and empowering millions of lives throught the awareness and application of feng shui. Join me for a feng shui coffee morning at my home where you can bring along your feng shui queries and have them answered and discussed by fellow feng shui enthusiasts.
February 6th 2011 Feng Shui and Soul Coaching Day. Join Edel Cleary of Feng Shui Design and Paula Hughes of Oak Whispers for this unique opportunity to explore the ancient wisdom of feng shui and the powerful tool that is soul coaching. For the very first time these two extraordinary fields are presented in one life changing workshop. Venue- Dunboyne Castle. Your investment €95 for full day incl. lunch and refreshments. For further details see below
Feb 12th 2011 Space Clearing—learn how to cleanse and enhance the energy of your home. Remove any negative or draining energy and create an enlivened and enlivening environment. Includes making your own space clearing mist
April 9th 2011 Feng Shui for entrances and bedrooms—find our your best directions to face while sleeping and working and how best to enhance these very important areas of your home. the importance of symbolism and furniture placement in your home, including the use of colour in feng shui, colour psychology and colour and health.
All Courses:-
You will need:- a plan of your home, your date of birth and those of your immediate family (for certain classes), pen and paper to take notes and a sense of adventure!
Venue:- 4 Shielmartin Drive, Sutton, Dublin 13.
When:- Saturday mornings unless otherwise stated above 10am to 1pm. Limited to 8 participants.
Your investment:- Saturday morning classes €40 including notes and light refreshments

Feng shui courses 2011
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