Episode 054: Yantras and Sacred Art with Mavis Gewant

HOLISTIC SPACES PODCAST

EPISODE 054: YANTRAS AND SACRED ART WITH MAVIS GEWANT

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Mavis Gewant has been my sacred art teacher for eight years, and I'm happy to finally have her on the podcast talk yantras and sacred art! Mavis shares her vedic knowledge and how sacred art is like meditation. If'd you like, check out the Holistic Spaces yantra mandalas while listening and see if you can match up numbers and designs! 

  • What is a yantra?
  • Mavis's story as an artist
  • Yantras as meditation
  • Vedic astrology
  • Relationship mandalas
  • Psychic vedic numbers in sacred art
    • 1 - Sun - Orange, Yellow, Gold - Ruby - Sunday - Renunciation
    • 2 - Moon - Light Blue, Silver, Grey, White - Pearl - Monday - Individual Stability
    • 3 - Jupiter - Yellow - Yellow Sapphire, Citrine - Thursday - Selfless Service
    • 4 - Rahu, North Node of the Moon - Earthy brown, Smoky blue, Gold - Hessonite - Saturday - Satisfaction
    • 5 - Mercury - Green - Emerald - Wednesday - Sobriety
    • 6 - Venus - White, Pastel shades, Multicolors - Diamond - Friday - Discipline
    • 7 - Ketu, South Node of the Moon - Smoky greens - Cat's Eye - Tuesday - Practicality
    • 8 - Saturn - Black, Dark blue, Purple - Blue Sapphire - Saturday - Kindness and Forgiveness 
    • 9 - Mars - Red - Coral - Tuesday - Patience

Once again, thanks to my incredible teacher, Mavis, for sharing her insight on the interesting practice of sacred art and psychic vedic numbers. Mavis's art, classes and more are available on her website at sacredmotherarts.com. I encourage you to check out her work and see if she is offering workshops near you!

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Have feng shui questions? Send them to info@holisticspaces.com, and we'll do our best to answer them all in our Q&A Sunday series. If you're looking for more in-depth or urgent answers, schedule a 15-minute consultation call!

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Mavis’ next workshop will take place November 3 at The Living Seed in New Paltz, NY. She teaches Sacred Painting Workshops worldwide, including a yearly retreat in Haridwar, India. It is her humble desire to help others through this transformational art form and she makes her painting a spiritual practice. Her artwork can be seen on her website: www.sacredmotherarts.com

 


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Astrology & Feng Shui 009: November 2017 Metal Pig Month in the Fire Rooster Year

Astrology & Feng Shui 009

November 2017 Metal Pig Month in the Fire Rooster Year

Astrology & Feng Shui

Welcome back to Astrology & Feng Shui of the Holistic Spaces podcast! Beth Grace, who has previously joined us for June's Astrology & Feng Shui as well as many posts on the Chinese Zodiac for each year, is back this month to share her insight on November and its effect as a Metal Pig month in the Fire Rooster year! The Pig is the first month in the winter season, and the energy of the Rooster year is winding down, so Beth is sharing with us how to handle this!

Beth is an International Classical Feng Shui and Chinese Metaphysics consultant who has trained with several masters in the U.S. and Asia and brings insight to her clients through knowledge in traditional Classical Feng Shui, 4 Pillars Chinese Astrology, Qi Men Dun Jia and I Ching. Beth is a Red Ribbon Professional Member of the International Feng Shui Guild, an Accredited Consultant of the Feng Shui Society in London, and founder of the American Academy of Metaphysics. Find out more about her at www.bethgracefengshui.com and sign up for her newsletter for more in-depth astrology information!!


Tune in December 1 for the next Astrology & Feng Shui episode!

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Episode 053: Dreams and Sacred Spaces with Ash Riley

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EPISODE 053: DREAMS AND SACRED SPACES WITH ASH RILEY

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This week, I'm very excited to welcome my friend, Ash Riley, an intuitive personal development mentor who works with many spiritual topics, including dreams. This time around, we'll chat with Ash about dreams and sacred spaces, but hopefully she'll be back soon with more insight on all the spiritual aspects of her work.  

Thanks so much to Ash for stopping in to share her knowledge and advice around dream interpretation! It would be interesting to know how many Holistic Spaces fans keep dream journals or intention altars, as Ash recommended. Share with us if you do, or even if you're planning to start one now!

Don't forget to sign up for the Holistic Spaces newsletter! We send out great tips on feng shui, green design and holistic living once a month, plus we have a gift guide for the upcoming holiday season!

Please let us know if you have questions, and we will aim to answer them all in our Q&A Sunday series. You can also schedule a 15-minute consultation call for a more personal, in-depth answer!

Finally, I encourage you to stop by our Patreon page and support the Holistic Spaces podcast.

P.S. We'd love to hear your suggestions for our upcoming episodes. We want to discuss what YOU, our listeners, want to hear!


Ash Riley is a spiritual entrepreneur, intuitive lifestyle blogger, and personal development mentor who enjoys empowering others to tap into their own inner-strength. She is the voice behind In My Sacred Space, an intuitive lifestyle blog which explores personal, spiritual, and intuitive development, and incorporating spirituality into daily life in the mind, body, spirit and space. Visit her website, www.inmysacredspace.com for more info!

 



Tune in November 13 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast, Yantras and Sacred Art with Mavis Gewant

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Episode 052: Ghosts, Entities and Feng Shui with Barry Gordon

HOLISTIC SPACES PODCAST, EPISODE 052

GHOSTS, ENTITIES AND FENG SHUI WITH BARRY GORDON

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Happy October! In honor of this month's spooky theme, one of my instructors and mentors, Barry Gordon, returns to share his expertise on ghosts, entities and feng shui! In addition to being a wonderful feng shui practitioner and educator, Barry is also a trained physicist, and he offers great insight to the "other side" from a fresh perspective!

  • What are ghosts and entities? 
  • Shamanism
  • BTB feng shui and shamanism
  • Positive and negative energies
  • Reasons for ghosts
  • Healing ghosts
  • Identifying a ghost or entity
  • How ghosts affect us
  • Ghosts and addiction
  • Working with ghosts and entities
  • Feel Free Fast
  • Curses and the White Umbrella practice

Thanks to Barry Gordon for sharing his knowledge on the real ghosts and entities all around us! Ghosts and spooky creatures are always fun around Halloween, but if you are experiencing a real entity, get in touch with Barry for help! You can reach him through his website: From the Heart Feng Shui

Do you have your own stories of interaction with ghosts or entities? Share them in the spirit of the season! 

Sign up for the Holistic Spaces newsletter for great tips on feng shui, green design and holistic living heading into the busy holiday season, as well as our very own gift guide!

As always, reach out with questions, and we'll do our best to get you an answer in our Q&A Sunday series. You can also schedule a 15-minute consultation call for a more personal, in-depth answer!

Don't forget to stop by our Patreon page and support the Holistic Spaces podcast.

See you in a few weeks for a surprise episode! 

P.S. We'd love to hear your suggestions for our upcoming episodes. We want to discuss what YOU, our listeners, want to hear!


Barry Gordon got his degree in Physics and then became a Career Naval Diving Officer. During his three tours in Vietnam, he had a Near Death Experience which changed the course of his life. In 1970, he left the Navy and went to live in India for two years, where he lived in an Ashram, meditated extensively, became a vegetarian, learned yoga, tended an elephant, and learned how to heal his PTSD’s.

When he returned to The States, Barry continued his meditations and eclectic spiritual studies. In 1983, he had the good fortune to meet Feng Shui Grand Master, Professor Lin Yun. Barry devoted himself to studying with the Master for 7 years. Then, Prof. Lin asked Barry to teach Feng Shui classes, at USF. In 1992, Prof. Lin asked Barry to be one, of three, Founders & Teachers of his BTB Feng Shui Masters Training Program.  For more information on Barry, visit his website: from-the-heart-feng-shui.com


Tune in October 23 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast!

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Astrology & Feng Shui 008: October 2017 Self-Care and Knowledge

ASTROLOGY & FENG SHUI 008

OCTOBER 2017 SELF-CARE AND KNOWLEDGE

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It's already October! Samuel Reynolds is back with us again for October's Astrology & Feng Shui episode, and we'll talk coolness, transition, the superior conjunction of the Sun with Mercury and much more! We're getting into a new season this month, and it's important to engage in a lot of self-care, so we'll share some feng shui tips for that, including using healing crystals (there's a powerful clearing day in this month!) for self-cultivation.

Samuel F. Reynolds, a former critic of astrology, had a life-changing visit to an astrologer and has since spent 27 years doing charts and studying astrology. Now Samuel consults and teaches astrology full-time in New York City. He also serves on a few astrology organizational boards and writes weekly horoscopes on his site, UnlockAstrology.com. He can also be reached via email at unlockastrology@gmail.com


Tune in November 1 for the next Astrology & Feng Shui episode!

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Episode 051: Creativity and Feng Shui with Laura Morris

HOLISTIC SPACES PODCAST, EPISODE 051

CREATIVITY AND FENG SHUI WITH LAURA MORRIS

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Before we get into this episode, I would like to congratulate the winner of our Holistic Spaces giveaway. The listener named Napping Owl left a lovely and touching review on our iTunes page and has been selected as the winner of a mini consultation! If you are Napping Owl, please email us at info@holisticspaces.com so that we can set up your consultation. We don't have your contact info! 


This month I'm so happy to have my friend and fellow classmate, Laura Morris, joining us on the podcast! Laura and I completed the BTB Masters Training Program together and have remained good friends. Previously an interior designer and now a certified feng shui consultant, Laura has just released her book, Creating Change: 27 Feng Shui Design Projects to Boost the Energy in Your Home, and she's with us today to share one of these projects and discuss how creativity fits into the practice of feng shui!

  • Creating Change: 27 Feng Shui Design Projects to Boost the Energy in Your Home
  • Feng shui and creativity
  • Using your own hands
  • Creativity on the bagua map
  • The role of intention in feng shui
  • Tips for inspiring creativity
  • Style Your Bookcase with Feng Shui and the Five Elements
  • Approaching feng shui with the goal of balance

I'm so excited for Laura's book! Visit creatingchangebook.com or morrisfengshui.com to download an excerpt of the book, including this project, and keep an eye out for where to find the whole book. Of course, if you decide to complete any of the projects, please share with us!

Don't forget to sign up for the Holistic Spaces newsletter and receive monthly tips on feng shui, green design and holistic living.

Have a question for us? Let us know, and we'll do our best to answer it on the blog as part of our Q&A Sunday series. You can also schedule a 15-minute consultation call for a more personal, in-depth answer!

If you haven't been to our Patreon page, check it out! You can support the Holistic Spaces podcast for as little as $1 / month, and it makes such a difference for us!

Next month, we'll catch up with my teacher, Barry Gordon, and talk Ghosts, Entities and Feng Shui, just in time for Halloween!


Laura Morris is a certified Feng Shui consultant, artist, and designer. Through her articles, workshops, videos, TV appearances and consultations, Laura has guided thousands of people to shift their ch’i and revitalize their living spaces, increasing both energy flow and harmony. She believes that by combining mindfulness, Feng Shui and creativity you can transform both your space and your own personal energy.


Tune in October 9 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast, Ghosts, Entities and Feng Shui with Barry Gordon

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Episode 050: Kid-Smart Spaces with Magalie René-Hayes

HOLISTIC SPACES PODCAST, EPISODE 050

KID-SMART SPACES WITH MAGALIE RENÉ-HAYES

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It's finally September! To kick off this month on the podcast, I've asked my good friend, Magalie René-Hayes to share some tips with us for creating study spaces and kid-friendly spaces as well as using mindfulness to keep clutter at bay. Magalie has also just released her first book, Kid-Smart Spaces: Decorating a Classroom that Changes Lives and I'm excited to chat with her about the launch!

Please remember to check out Magalie's new book and apply some of her wonderful tips to the spaces you share with kids! And as always, if you do use her advice, share photos with us! We want to see your holistic spaces!

If you're interested in more tips for creating holistic spaces, sign up for our Holistic Spaces newsletter

For specific questions, send us an email, and we'll do our best to answer as part of our Q&A Sunday series on the blog. If you'd prefer a more private or immediate answer, you can also schedule a 15-minute consultation call.

Also, please show our Patreon page some love! We appreciate even $1 a month to keep the Holistic Spaces podcast alive and ad-free!

Check back in a few weeks for Creativity and Feng Shui with Laura Morris, as well as the announcement of our giveaway winner!


Magalie creates beautiful spaces for a better world through Consciously Design.   She takes a unique approach that combines holism, science, and design principles to create spaces that improve lives.  She is also the founder of Kid-Smart Spaces™, working with schools, educators, and parents to design inspired learning spaces for smarter, happier, healthier children.

Magalie launched Consciously Design and Kid-Smart Spaces in 2012 and has been transforming spaces ever since. She works on a variety of residential, commercial, and institutional projects in the New York Tri-State area, Los Angeles, and across the US, including several elementary and middle schools.


Tune in September 25 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast, Creativity and Feng Shui with Laura Morris.

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Astrology & Feng Shui 007: September 2017 Mental Ideas Into Action

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SEPTEMBER 2017 MENTAL IDEAS INTO ACTION

Welcome to our monthly feature on Astrology & Feng Shui! This month, as we prepare to move into the fall season, Samuel Reynolds is back to share what's coming up in September, including Mercury returning direct, Mars moving into Virgo, the sun moving into Libra and how great this month is for turning mental ideas into action. We'll also chat about how to do just that using feng shui!  

Samuel F. Reynolds, a former critic of astrology, had a life-changing visit to an astrologer and has since spent 27 years doing charts and studying astrology. Now Samuel consults and teaches astrology full-time in New York City. He also serves on a few astrology organizational boards and writes weekly horoscopes on his site, UnlockAstrology.com. He can also be reached via email at unlockastrology@gmail.com


Tune in October 1 for the next Astrology & Feng Shui episode!

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Episode 049: Organizing and Functional Spaces with Diane Lowy

HOLISTIC SPACES PODCAST, EPISODE 049

ORGANIZING AND FUNCTIONAL SPACES WITH DIANE LOWY

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UPDATE! new GIVEAWAY!

I want to share a new giveaway for the podcast! We're giving away another 15-minute Mini podcast feng shui consultation (to be aired on a podcast), similar to the one in Episode 030: Attracting a Successful Career, a Mini Consultation. 

Note: You can remain anonymous if you wish!

To enter, you must leave a review on iTunes, then follow up with your email to info@holisticspaces.com. Between now and August 31st, everyone who enters will be entered into a raffle for the free podcast consultation! 

To leave a review

  • Click HERE to open the Holistic Spaces podcast in iTunes and select "View in iTunes"

  • Select "Reviews", "Ratings and Reviews" or "Customer Reviews" (depending on your device), and select "Write a Review."

  • Don't forget to select a star rating as well before sending!

  • Find additional help on the Apple support page!

  • Don't forget to email us your review to be entered!


This month on the podcast, I'm excited to sit down with organizer and creator of "apartment solutions," Diane Lowy. Diane works at New York at Home to help New Yorkers create functional, organized spaces that help their lives to flow more easily, kind of like we do with qi! Also, check out this month's My Favorite Things, where Diane suggests some great options for getting organized for the school year and / or busy season!

  • Apartment functionality
  • How functionality relates to organization
  • Benefits to having a functional, organized home
  • Clutter and stress
  • Getting rid of what no longer serves you
  • The idealized self vs. the actual self
  • Accepting who you are
  • Knowing when to get rid of things
  • Organizing the right places
  • Organizing closets for work / school
  • Reducing clothing decisions
  • Back-to-school tips

Thanks so much to Diane for sharing these wonderful tips on organizing your space! A holistic space is almost always an organized one. :) Did you learn any new tips on how to manage your space? If so, let us know in the comments! 

Sign up for our Holistic Spaces newsletter for monthly tips on feng shui and holistic living that we don't share on the blog! 

If you have specific questions, let us know, and we'll do our best to answer them on the blog as part of our Q&A Sunday series. Or, if you'd prefer a private or immediate answer, schedule a 15-minute consultation call!

This is the last month for our giveaway, so please be sure to review the podcast on iTunes if you're interested, and let us know! We'll add you to our list of potential winners, and you could be our next mini-consultation feature!

Finally, if you haven't been to our Patreon page, check it out! We appreciate any help you can give to keep the Holistic Spaces podcast alive and ad-free!

Don't forget to tune in next month when we chat Kid-Smart Spaces with my friend, Magalie Rene-Hayes!


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Diane Lowy has managed the New York spaces for diverse brands such as Google and Chanel. She also has a technical background from her years working on historic restoration projects in Central Park and at Columbia University. She studied installation art (a combination of sculpture and architecture) at Bard College with a focus on the way spaces can evoke emotions.  She also studied construction project management at New York University.

Helping groups of professionals use the same space in many different ways inspired her to apply this strategy to homes in order to identify small adjustments that can have a big impact. Read more about her at newyorkathome.com.


Tune in September 11 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast, Kid Smart Spaces with Magalie Rene-Hayes

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