The Water Fountain and Your Money. What You Need to Know.

A water fountain is one of the most powerful cures in Feng Shui, provided it is in the proper location. Water is the symbol of wealth in Feng Shui. The absolute best spot for a fountain is at the front door. This will ensure that wealth continues to flow into your house. There is nothing more beautiful, soothing and inviting than a water fountain at your door.

Oh. You live in an apartment building? Condo? Something other than a house? Fear not. You can most certainly still own a water fountain. Apartment dwellers rejoice. Fountains and Feng Shui aren’t just for home owners. I have a lovely tabletop fountain that is placed strategically in my Wealth and Prosperity Area in my apartment. I love the trickling sounds.

Water fountain rules

Now before you run out to buy a water fountain pay attention to these tips first please. Also, don’t buy one just for the sake of owning one and as always, make sure you love it and it compliments your space perfectly.

  1. I’m putting this tip as number one because it is of the utmost importance. Like, if you don’t do this, don’t bother owning a fountain. (Please. Just don’t.) KEEP THE WATER CLEAN! OK, I’m really sorry I had to yell at you but if you own a fountain and the water is murky, slimy or dirty then, really, what’s the point? That’s just disgusting.
  2. The water fountain,if going indoors, should go in an area that requires the water element. Now that sounds like it should go without saying but I’m still surprised at people that have big water element objects in a Fire area. Hello! What puts out fire? Check your Bagua to see where the water elements are required. Put a fountain in any of these areas. (but remember, no water in the bedroom)
  3. I do not recommend battery operated fountains (for indoor ones) as they are usually quite small. Don’t go for small. Small water feature, small money.  Try to get a decent sized one that will fit into your space nicely.
  4. Make sure it is always running. Yes even when you go to bed at night. Flowing water, flowing money.
  5. Change the water weekly. I have a mid size fountain and I take it apart, the whole thing, once a week and clean it all. You’d be surprised at the sludge that will grow in there if you don’t.
  6. Water will evaporate so make sure you add fresh clean water to it daily.

These are super easy tips to follow but in order to get the most out of your cure, you must adhere to them.  If you do live in an apartment and you can get a fountain at your door, even inside, then do it (and lucky you!!).  If you absolutely can’t get a fountain in your place at all, then opt for a nice waterfall picture or any kind of art work that has water in it, be it a lake, ocean, river, anything like that.

Hope this week’s Feng Shui tip was of use to you and as always, shoot me off an email if you have any questions about this or other tips. I’m happy to hear from you guys and answer your questions.

While I have you here, have you checked out my new self help guide yet? It’s jampacked with tips and tools to help you live the life you deserve!!

 

Happy Feng Shui’ing

New Moon in July-This Will Be Life Altering! Get Ready.

Here we are a little more than halfway through the year. Big changes and crazy emotions have affected us all, amirite? I know for myself I have already had many life altering moments this year. Some good, some not so good. That’s just life, baby, and you roll with it. The new moon of July speaks of many big changes coming up. Are you ready?

I love my reflection time as it allows me to see what worked and what didn’t, what I’ve been sitting on too long and what do I need to act on. This time of the month is true soul seeking for me. I dig deep into my spirituality, my self worth and all other inner conflicts and demons to find out why I still hold on to them and why I haven’t let them go yet.

So what does this new moon mean for you?

July 13th brings about the new moon in Cancer but before we begin talking about that, something worth noting is that there is a solar eclipse on the 12th. What does all this mean?

Change, transformation, surprises and action!

With any new moon and full moon, it is a time for reflection and also a time to get shit done. Those things you’ve been sitting on all year, ya, those, get em done now! Today is the tomorrow you talked about yesterday. Capiche?

Always remember, the new moon indicates the ending or releasing of something to allow a new beginning or something greater to enter our lives. The key word here is releasing. Let it go, whatever shit you’re hanging on to that hasn’t served you any purpose up to now. Dump it.

How’s your attitude?

Don’t forget that your mind controls you. So if you are constantly thinking negatively, negative shit will always show up for you. Let me tell you now, if you’re a negative Nancy, it’s time to dump that persona. It will completely blow up for you with this new moon cycle (and with all the eclipses happening) if you don’t let it go. Try thinking positive more often. Get out of your own head and start smiling more.

A change of attitude will serve you very well during this intense energetic month. Trust me on that.

When you spend too much time in fear and self doubt, nothing happens but more fear is created and you slip deeper into self doubt. The Universe is watching you and the sky is full of energy this month. Do whatever you have to do this month to turn your fears around, flick them to the curb and start having more faith in yourself.

If you’ve been battling these negative emotions for some time, don’t you think it might be time to start working on them? Work on your limiting beliefs and in turn, watch how your life will magically transpire. I know when I was going through a really hard time 4 yrs ago, it was the sinking into rock bottom that shook me up and made me take full responsibility of my life and my actions.

Don’t wait until you hit rock bottom to change things. It’s not a nice place to be. Just take my word for it.

Moon ritual

I think it’s time I just write a separate blog on moon rituals, both full moon and new moon, but in a nutshell, here’s what I do. Take what you want, add your own spice, leave the rest.

  • find a quiet alone space
  • turn on soft music
  • light candles or burn essential oils
  • get a pad and pen
  • write out a list of wishes you want to manifest
  • feel it with every ounce of blood that flows through your veins
  • fold it up and set it under your mattress, by your head.

I do this ever month. At the next new moon I take out the old one, have a look at it, see where I’m at today and move forth with greater determination. It’s always good to write out your wishes and get really clear on them so you can see them on paper! It’s validating.

The new moon energies will be strong for the first two weeks after it starts but continue on throughout the whole month until the next month’s new moon. Embrace and enjoy!

Peace and Love

Iva

 

Delight, Luck and Surprise! The Exciting Full Moon in June

Oh yay!! Rejoice. It’s full moon time (June 27th) and this one has crazy surprises and delight! Yippee. Are you starting to feel a little bit excited? Is your energy becoming restless because you just know good things are on the way? I’m suddenly full of piss and vinegar and can’t wait to see what manifests for me in the next few weeks.

Let’s break this moon down a bit. It’s in the sign of Capricorn and if you know anything about this sign you know that Cap peeps are full of ideas, very practical and go getters. They are on a mission and will leave no stone unturned looking for answers. Be like a Capricorn during this full moon energy. I think the surprises that will show up for you  will delight you.

Your ideas will bring you delight

So knowing that this moon is in Cap and knowing that peeps in this sign get shit done, let that be a sign for you. You know what you want to do. You know what you want to manifest. You know what your burning passion and desire is, now is the time to bring it to fruition. Figure out how to do it, who do you need to talk to but most importantly, if fear has been holding you back, it’s time to flick that fucker to the curb. Got no time for that.

When you put your intention out to the world with bravery and confidence, you will be amazed at what it returns to you. Open your consciousness to the belief that you do deserve what you desire and once you do that, let it happen. Let your desire show up for you.

Feeling lucky these days?

Though I’m not a fan of the word luck and I don’t believe in luck, once you’ve opened your heart and mind to the belief that you can have what you want, and things start magically showing up for you, you will almost feel like the luckiest person in the world. Start the process early by believing that you are “lucky” and the things you want are coming. If they are for your higher good, they will show up!

Strawberry Full Moon

This full moon in Capricorn is also named the Strawberry Full Moon. Remember the seeds you planted in the new moon of this month? (you did plant seeds, didn’t you?) Watch them bloom and flourish now. It’s a sweet time! As your crops start growing, remember you also have to nurture them. Stick with them. Do what you have to do to make them the greatest crops of the year.

It’s also a time to pick the weeds. Is there something in your life that doesn’t serve you anymore? Is there someone who has the potential to kill your crops? Get rid of ’em them too. Be selfish. It’s your time and this is something you must do for you and your growth. Dump the naysayers. They aren’t living your life, you are.

People are awesome

We learn a little bit about ourselves, and others, from the company we keep. Open yourself to meeting new people, learning new things and growing your circle. There just may be someone you meet during this full moon energy who can help you with your dream and  passion. Ah more delight! Yay!

Remember that dream or passion you have? That goal you want to reach? People will play a huge role in you achieving it. Stay open. Listen with your ears, not your mouth (know what I mean). Don’t discount suggestions from other people. Sometimes we don’t see things the way others do. Put your ego aside. You don’t always have all the answers.

Full moon ritual

Time to put your intentions out to the moon and the universe. While you’re moon bathing ( I should really blog about that) which means, basking in the light of the moon for at least 15 minutes,an hour really is best, feel your intentions, really feel what it is that you want and what you want to achieve. Feel like you have it already. Feel the feeling of what it will be like when you have it. The moon’s energy feels you and will return it back to you tenfold.

Here’s to us and our dreams coming true!

Start howling!!

Peace and Love

Iva

 

Don’t Believe Everything You Hear-Follow Your Passion

The internet is a great source for information, amirite? We like to watch YouTube tutorials, learn how to build and fix shit, even listen to the odd guru about startups and other kinds of fun stuff. But you can’t believe everything you see, hear and read.

Here’s my story about how one so called guru gave me advice a few years back that left me stunned, in disbelief and out to prove her wrong.

I’m on a mission to change the world one smile at a time. My goal is to reach as many people worldwide as I can. Show people that they can live ridiculously happy lives no matter what they have been through. Help them be as joyful as they possibly can, every day all day. That’s my goal. I want people to believe in themselves and their dreams.

And to eat chocolate every day.

Stop! I can’t believe that nonsense.

When I was still living in Sudbury, (which for those of you who have no clue where that is, it’s way up in Northern Ontario Canada, a nice sized mining town) I was speaking to a marketing guru and telling her my plans of world domination and to spread sunshine all over the place. Her words to me were “It’s almost impossible to reach a global market.”

Wait, what??

Whaaaat are you talking about? Excuse me? Did I miss something? A memo maybe?

Stop it. Are you for real?

That made me think. Even though I am new to most of this online networking stuff, I know I have much learning to do still and I will learn as much as I can and not believe everything I hear or read. We often tend to take some people’s word as gospel and never challenge or question it. “Well Debbie said so, so it must be true because she’s an expert”. How many times have you found yourself thinking that? They said, it has to be true, I believe her.

Malarkey!!

This, my friends, is a perfect example of when you have to NOT listen to who you think the experts are, and do what you feel in your heart and soul. Persist and forge full steam ahead! Just because someone says they are an expert, and don’t get me wrong, they probably are, doesn’t mean that they have all the answers and their answer is the final word. Don’t stop at NO.

I play and live by my own rules now. If someone tells me it can’t be done, I will keep trying until I find a way it CAN be done. Nothing is ever set in stone! Always remember that! If you have something in your heart or head that you absolutely want to do, then do it!! Who said you can’t be a game changer? Who??

I am a mover and a shaker. I am operating on a very high vibration right now and it is pulling me towards awesomeness and spreading love and joy around the world. There is nothing that will get in my way. Not even the experts.

Dig a little deeper

When someone says no, find out why they said no, do some research of your own and see if you can make that a yes. Remember, at one time, all the billionaires, online gurus and all the other ridiculously successful people probably heard a shit ton of “no it can’t be done” but they didn’t take no for an answer, it didn’t stop them and they figured out a way to succeed.

Never let one person’s frail piece of advice stop you from your dream or succeed in achieving your goal. Keep looking for answers and ways to accomplish and fulfill the dream and passion that’s in your heart.

Fast forward 4 yrs.

Here it is now, a little over 4 years later, and I am living my dream life in sunny Guatemala, the proud owner of a Facebook page with over 600,000 badass warriors and together we reach over 5 million people a week, a super fun and awesome online store and a successful blog.

Whaaaat?? You heard me. Don’t tell me I can’t do something because that will make me want to do it even more and prove you wrong. (At the time when I was talking to this marketing guru back home in Sudbury for advice, my Facebook page had about 500 souls on there. That’s it that’s all).

I’m not sharing those numbers or that huge accomplishment with you to brag. Hell no! I am sharing now to let you know if I can do it, so can you!!!

Because of my crazy persistence and determination my Pinterest traffic is also mindblowing!

Do what you feel in your heart.

If you think you can’t do something because someone said it can’t be done, think again. You can do, be, and have whatever you want. If you can dream it, feel it and believe it, you can have it and do it. Not everyone has all the answers.

I wonder how many people we will reach world wide when our page hits 1 million badasses.

Wanna know the #1 thing you need to do today to change your life? Drop your info below and I’ll share my secret with you!

Peace and Love

Iva ♥