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"sacred space" section
after Ann Marie Holmes moved to her nature sanctuary, she had a vision
of a Native American woman and heard these words: 'People are coming back
together as caretakers for the earth. The sacred bowl of life is filling
that moment, she realized the earth is a living, breathing thing, and
by learning to appreciate its power, we can synchronize our living spaces
with nature’s energy.
pioneer environmental intuitive, Ann Marie Holmes was a member of the
famed Findhorn Community in Scotland and has been a master consultant
and teacher of Earth Spirit Living for over two decades. Based on the
principles of Feng Shui, quantum physics, Native American spirituality,
and human intuition, Earth Spirit Living
helps you to hone your natural instincts and harness the earth’s
client stories and hands-on exercises, Holmes explains how to:
• Understand the electromagnetic web around our Earth
• Bring “life force” and ease to every stage of moving,
renovating, and building
• Pay attention to how we re-route water, prune trees, and use
fire to prevent damage to the earth
• Solve the problems of noisy neighbors and clutter
tuning in to the energies around us, Holmes explains, we can use it to
make our living spaces more productive and harmonious.
fact, readers can even save money on their re-modeling and re-decorating
will also find helpful illustrations, ceremonies and visualizations to
aid them in their journey towards harmonizing their living spaces. By
using the energy and wisdom of nature-in this eye-opening book-we can
all live improved, more successful lives."
calligraphy bestows blessings upon the entire household of the author,
editor and readers and prays that they receive auspicious luck, increased
wisdom and safety.
by Lin Yun of Black Sect Tantric Buddhism Yun Lin Temple, while a visitor
at the study of disciple Crystal Chu.
Center Calligraphy: ZEN
when one learns the Tao within the Tao, could one be enlightened of the
Zen beyond the Zen.”
with cinnabar while chanting mantras on the Dragon Boat Festival, the
fifth Day of the Fifth Lunar Month, 2006.
of the topics covered in Earth Spirit Living are:
The Electromagnetic Web around our Earth and how it impacts
us: two of the major components of the invisible web are power points
and ley lines.
Power Points are concentrated areas where strong earth
or cosmic energies come to the surface. In these spots, vegetation grows
better, animals prosper, weather patterns are more diverse, and humans
have better health and inspirations. Mounds or mountains often mark power
points, as do sacred groves of trees and natural springs. The vitality
of these places interacts with the nervous system of the body. Therefore
visiting these places can support clarity of mind and a sweeping away
Ley Lines are energy pathways that connect these energy
centers, much the way that the nervous system of the human body is interconnected.
Ley lines—like high-voltage electrical lines—connect power
points around the globe in the original “world wide web.”
lines have a magnetic quality, and some believe they are used by birds,
mammals, and bacteria to migrate across long distances.
What to Do When Life Feels Stuck. Some
uncommon solutions for noisy neighbors, water leaks, land altered by industrial
pollution, fixing your computer, to name a few. A nature neighbor shows
me that loud music is disturbing to nature too.
the Small Red Fox
warm summer night, I was walking quickly down our long driveway to investigate
loud music at a neighbors. Near some tall fir trees, I noticed a red
blur moving in a frenetic zig zag pattern, then saw that it was, in fact,
a small red fox...I
instinctually extended my hands to send healing energy to the disturbed
animal as its zig zag pattern now continued around me. In that moment,
the fox stopped and turned to face me, blinking and gazing up at me.
For two or three minutes, we basked in each other’s presence and
I felt the fox receive the healing energy. I also heard, “Thank
you, I need your calming support. It is difficult for me right now with
the summer time and humans.” When I brought my hands down, the
small animal moved in a calmer fashion, looking back for one more time
before scurrying back to the woods. It was a true gift to connect with
a wild one in that fashion, feeling a partnership. To this day, I see
the eyes of the red fox gazing at me and sense the bonding ever present
with each other in our need for the deep peace available in nature.
Vibrant Design Basics: Whether you are rethinking a room
that feels uncomfortable, addressing health challenges, launching a major
construction project, or wanting a more productive office, Earth
Spirit Living gives important details to accomplish a
healthy vibrant home. In my experience, a truly successful design for
any room or building should allow a healthy flow of vitality or life force
throughout the space. Think of a room where you feel good upon entering,
a place where you feel at ease, uplifted. Those are signs of healthy flow
of chi. People feel drawn to these rooms or buildings and tend to linger
there when possible. On the other hand, in rooms that lack this vital
energy, people may want to leave quickly or may experience a sense of
constriction or oppression, feeling less positive there and finding it
harder to think clearly or creatively. Some people actually develop health
or other problems from living or working in a place with seriously depleted
life force. The best results come from a dynamic balance of the intangible,
or mystical, and the linear, or logical, in an ongoing dance that the
ancient Chinese poetically called the marriage of
heaven and earth.
Impact environmental problems in the world: The
richness and full power of the earth exists everywhere. The fullness of
a giant oak or sequoia is completely contained within a small seed, and
within each tiny cell. The boisterous dandelions springing up through
a city sidewalk or the few plants lovingly placed in the dirt between
curb and sidewalk embody a spot of life force. Like concentrated drops
of liquid fertilizer, these small spots are potent sources of healthy
growth, with an effect on their surroundings. Small
touches, made with awareness and intention, have a surprising and
mysterious effect on human life and on the natural world, supporting our
prosperity and health. It is often more powerful to work on the microcosmic
level, the tiny worlds within worlds, like DNA.
What we do in a small, finite pattern effects our larger world. It ripples
out. A single building on a single lot, when designed and built with awareness,
intuition and good will, will have a positive affect on a neighborhood,
a city and beyond.A pattern of balance radiates and attract more balance,
improving neighbor relations, ever widening, and opening doors for abundance
for land and humans.
Earth Spirit Living
256 pages, 7 x 9 inches
Body, Mind & Spirit/ Feng Shui/Gaia Earth Energies
First Print Run: 15,000
Publisher: Beyond Words/ Atria Books
Publisher's web site: www.beyondword.com