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Don’t underestimate the power of these words. Hold them on high. Feeling good opens your ability to be fed in the most distinguishable, delectable and wise part of your self, your heart.

A few facts about the domain of your heart:

  • This center of your life force, your heart, has over 100,000 miles of flowing channels in your one body. That’s enough to span the entire globe two and a half times.
  • Your heart has an average electromagnetic field that expands 6 to 10 feet outside your body. Your brain’s field is 1 foot.
  • Your heart has its own intelligence center, receiving sensory information 2 to 3 seconds before your brain.

Your heart is a strong and very capable sensing machine. I would go so far to say that your heart is the center of your connection to everything inside and outside your body. And when your heart is open and receiving, rather than closed and fearful, you hold the keys to unlock the wisest, most supportive asset you own, your intuition.

So, that feeling of “yes”, of “good”, of “I like it”, it is more than a positive preference. That “yes” is the beginning of all possibility opening to you.  It is the peace within you. It is your direct relationship to your wants and desires received; your dreams come true.

It has taken 25 years of study for me to know this as certainty: taking care of myself to feel good, nurtured, sure in my space and my life has an impact far beyond my single moment of self-care. Through regular evidence encountered in my life and the lives of my clients, taking the time to create this good feeling—physically, spiritually, emotionally—produces many positive results in ongoing, everyday encounters and in the big, magical outcomes that the small part of you never thought could happen.

I was in Las Vegas last month accompanying Michael on a business trip. It was wonderful for us to have some one-on-one time together. And that said, I find this place of lights, bling and the ding, ding, ding of the slot machines challenges my senses; it is all a bit overwhelming, this made-up city of adult fantasy want-to-come-true. Part of me can get into the fun of make-believe for a short period of time, and then I start feeling myself close off, get crabby and long for respite.

Going back to our room one afternoon, just me for a quiet moment, I opened the door and felt the peace we had created there upon our arrival (yes, I feng shui my hotel rooms (smile)). Ahhhh, as I took my first steps back into our room. Lighting those calming travel candles, feeling myself relax and melt into my whole person again, Thank you for feeling so good and giving me a place to rest, I said to our room. I am so grateful.

After just 5 minutes I was back home in my self, grounded, calm, feeling kind-hearted again, plugged into the good feeling of my space and my heart. I slowed to read, do a little tarot, enjoy the warmth of the sun coming through the picture window of our room. Like an electric car charging up for the next adventure, I was becoming ready to go back out and extend again—positive force intact.

Your feeling good is your positive force. Your feeling good, by the holistic means created from within you, constructive self-care, is the real-life magic of Creating the Life You Desire™. Your feeling good, authentically, truthfully (not a mask you think you must wear, nor a suit you put on in the morning to present to others and take off at night to then again feel how you’re really feeling) nurturing and caring for yourself is your greatest treasure—and your magnetic power to attract more of what you want.

What will you do to nurture and care for yourself today, to feel good, so the force can be with you?

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xo Piper
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These warm Indian summer days have me softened and smiling. Playing with our new pup Clover in nature’s playground, I take her cue as she drops to relax in the soft, kelly green lawn—I’m a grass angel, brushing the sweetness of the earth along my grateful limbs. Love this vantage point, looking up at everything, releasing all care of to do lists, taking fall in.

Two soaring hawks, wide-winged ease upon the breezes of the late-afternoon sky, patterns of infinity dancing between them. One nearly grazes my nose (just fifteen feet above). I want to breathe in all her bold glory and witness her intricate brown feathers: strong and light, flexible and tender to the movements of wind, playing with the vast ebb and flow of heaven’s breath.

In contrast, the sweet but clunky flying doves amongst the branches of the oak trees. These trees who so generously share their ripe acorns with all who will have them—not one should go to waste. The grey blues and dusty-rose pinks shimmer off the doves’ head and breast as the light catches just right. Their coo of appreciation sings to my heart.

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Warm-brown and grey-tipped squirrels move on a stealth mission to not catch the attention of the wild, furry one ten-times their girth—we are mimics, basking in the sun, bodies still down in the grass. There is a gathering of the ground’s gems; so much for all to enjoy during the dormant season. How I want to touch their pom-pom tails, feel their fur through my fingers, but I know better… Where are they getting off to, stashing all their goods? 

A witness from surrender, flat against the soil. Mother Earth supports me, reminds me through her bright, musky scent of the season and the sight of her creature’s playful work, my only job in this moment is to take it in, feel the knowing, the perfection of it all. Then bring it home to my heart and hearth.

Intuition talking: Remember, when the days are more dark than light, when this harvest time is past and warmth is the sought commodity, when spoken words to neighbors are slight in passing rain, remember that she is always there, at the core of it all—the Great Mother.

To the beauty that inhabits everything. To the inspiration that becomes creation inside and out. We would love to create for and with you.
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xo Piper
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Thank you Glenn Richards for all of your beauty and history. We look forward to continuing our business with you through the world wide web!

Visit the Glenn Richards showroom before September 30th to touch and feel for yourself.
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964 Denny Way 
Seattle, Wa 98109
(206) 287-1877
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Since the launch of Piper Lauri Salogga Interiors we have frequented the Glenn Richards showroom for all of our antique Japanese and Chinese treasures. On our most recent visit we discovered they will be closing their doors on September 30th and transitioning to an online store. Sadly this means there is only a short time left for you to visit this hidden gem for yourself and more importantly interact with all the wonderful items they offer. Follow along as we highlight all that we love about Glenn Richards over the next month on our FacebookTwitter, and Instagram and we hope you can make their celebration at their Denny Way warehouse on September 10th to wish them luck!

Now let’s play… the skinny version of “Which tansu are you?”
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Below are a few of the other items we fell in love with at Glenn Richards and a reminder, to view these and follow along for more field trip photos check out our FacebookTwitterInstagram and Pinterest.
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The bagua, a six thousand-year-old life-theme map originating in China, has so much to show us about the connection of our exterior and interior worlds. For centuries the most trusted of leaders consulted geomancers, feng shui masters, to read the energy of the land and the stars, helping them make the best decisions on where to build their towns, where to situate their temples, and when to move. Today, most of us are not building new towns, but are finding our best way to live and work where we are, finding out how to enhance ourselves, and the spaces where we spend so much of our time – at home and at work – to aid in our life’s fulfillment.

Mapping the bagua over your home or work space is like going on a treasure hunt to discover the hidden links between your physical environment, your internal, emotional landscape, and your life-outcomes. Like Goldie Locks, you can try on each room and passageway: Where are things moving too fast, in chaos, or disarray? Where are things stuck or inactive, lacking vitality? Where do things feel just right? What is it that makes these spaces feel so good? It is a fun and rich exploration to discover these clues in your physical space and how they speak to the personal desires and challenges of your life.

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After your initial discovery and assessment comes my favorite part, the magic of change! – the physical space-shifts that lead to those “Aha” moments, those just right emotional, energetic solutions. In feng shui we call them ‘cures’, and cure they do. When those right changes are made, the ones that speak to your heart, the ones that move with enthusiasm through your body, the ones that lift your spirit and speak to a part of you that has been calling, wanting, waiting patiently for you to act, it really is like magic. Your whole being changes, transforms, with the adjustments you’ve made in your four-walled world.

There are so many stories to tell over my 17 years in business. Stories of love-matches and marriages, career promotions, babies conceived, wealth flowing in, health restored. Stories of the old put to pasture and the new welcomed with grace and glee. Hundreds of brilliant people stepping into the life they desire – consciously embracing change from the outside in.

There is a reason feng shui was not a passing fad six thousand years ago, why it continues to re-emerge as a beautiful, effective tool for personal growth and well-being. Energy is real. It is in and a part of everything. We are energy just as our space is energy. So it goes to reason, when you shift the outside, if you slow down and pay attention, you’ll notice how you shift, how you feel different, on the inside. And this, as we say at PLSI, this is Real Life Magic!

May you step into the Life You Desire.

xo

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Mapping the Bagua (using Forms Theory feng shui):

1. Draw a rough thumbnail sketch of your home or office – basic shape and room locations (If you have an architectural floor plan, feel free to use a copy of it).

2. Draw a box around the perimeter of your entire space. Note: If your home or office is not an even square or rectangle include the ’empty’ areas in your perimeter and notice where you might have missing chi/energy that needs enhancing from the inside or outside.

3. Divide the sketch into 9 equal segments (3 across and 3 down).

4. Place the location of the front door on your sketch.

5. Locate the direction you are facing when stepping out your front door and mark it on your sketch.

6. Using the map above (you can print you own copy – click here for the link) mark the other directions and their corresponding life-themes on your sketch.

7. Walk your space with your sketch and bagua in hand and notice the connections you discover.

Note: You can also apply the bagua to a single room once you find the compass directions for placement. And for a few tips on carving out a spot for your own sanctuary, with budget in mind, check out this past post – back when we called ourselves Natural Balance Home & Office. These great tips still apply! Click here to read.
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