Welcome to Jan's Eclectic-Mix Blog

Greetings, dear readers ~ I am excited to present my detailed Intuitive Forecasts (formerly known as CycleCasts) to this blog! Join me for a guided tour of our journey through life's subtle energies, and stay for my musings on arts and crafts, current events, a little of this and that ~

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Adapting to Change: Intuitive Forecast for All Hallows to Winter Solstice

All Hallows, the final cross-quarter day of the year, is upon us, dear readers. I have consulted with my guides through the Star+Gate cards to prepare this forecast for now through the Winter Solstice, and I see that we're being called to adapt to Change. Are you prepared to bend and flex, like a tree that sways in the Wind



That is good, because those are the trees that last the longest! Let's see what the cards have to say:

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Sneak Peak at November's Psychic Energy

As the beautiful month of October comes to a close, dear readers, here's a sneak peek at my intuitive forecasts for November and beyond: During this time, we'll refining our self-expression and focusing on the kinds of work and service we can perform. The air is full of potential, with all the new-growth energy of the The Leaf.

As we come home to the time of the Winter Solstice, December 21, inner needs and feelings will hold sway. This can be a very sweet time, fellow-traveler, if you keep your Harp well-tuned!
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If this whets your appetite, you'll want to stay tuned for my full-length forecasts, coming soon for the month of November and for the All-Hallows to Winter Solstice period. In order to devote the time required to provide a quality, in-depth intuitive forecast, I feel the need to do this within the mode of energy exchange. Therefore I've made my detailed forecasts, and other premium content in this blog, available on a subscription basis. When you clink on the link to these subscription posts, an overlay will appear giving subscription details and an opportunity to sign up for periods ranging from one to six months, for as low as $3/month. After that, just follow my blog and you'll able to access the complete posts and read all of my forecasts, Feng Shui tips, Jin Shin Jyutsu wisdom, and more. To get started now, just clink this link and fill in the form! 
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Thursday, October 21, 2010

What's Green in North Vancouver Condos?

In the market for North Vancouver condos? Local on Lonsdale is designed to be an integral part of the Central Lonsdale community. With its one-acre, landscaped green roof (the largest in North Vancouver), art displays and streetfront shops, a new, 42,00-square foot grocery store, and a public plaza, this development is meant to enhance the existing community, not define it. Residents of Local on Lonsdale enjoy endless skyscapes amid the sea of green that signifies North Shore living - along with a vibrant, culturally-diverse neighborhood that displays a real heart and real warmth. Set in a neighborhood worth getting to know, Local on Londsdale is designed to make brilliant North Shore living even better.

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Notable Quote: Relief with Feng Shui

It was so important to me to get this transition right. I had typed up a long list of every single renovation and repair I'd had done on the house, with the name and phone number of the workmen who'd completed it, to hand over to the buyers. I was disclosing everything, even tasks and work I didn't need to, because I was afraid that after I'd moved out, I'd find myself lying in bed awake on rainy nights, waiting for the phone to ring


Just around this time, as luck would have it, I ended up at a business meeting with a feng shui healer and lifestyle guru ... At the end of the meeting, I couldn't keep myself from asking [her] for advice, since she was an expert in the ancient Chinese practice that believes your home and your luck are intertwined: "I think I'm cursed by my home, and I'm getting ready to sell it. What can I do to make sure the house lets go of me? I'm afraid I won't be free of it."


[She] asked me a question or two to understand just what I was talking about, and my whole story came tumbling out in a torrent of words, as it always does. [She] just calmly looked at me across the table and said, "We can take care of this. We can fix this." I almost swooned with relief.

~ Stacy Morrison, Falling Apart in One Piece 

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Jan's note: This passage resonates with me, because as a Feng Shui consultant I have seen my client obtain this relief many time with the application of Feng Shui principles! Check my website Geo-Glow Consulting for information about my services. You can also subscribe to my premium blog content for Feng Shui tips, intuitive forecasts, and more!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Speechless on Sunday: Because this picture says it all!

This is hardly the first time I've posted something from the LOL sites here, and it won't be the last - but this LOL Cat took my breath away with his simple and poignant message we all need to hear, right now:



Monday, October 11, 2010

Let the Feng-Shui Power of Place Boost your Well-Being


Think you don't need to know about Feng Shui? Take this simple check-up: Have you ever experienced being out for the day, feeling great, enjoying life - and then you return home, or  perhaps to your office - and you instantly feel tired, irritable, or "down?" 

This can be a problem if the place that's "bringing you down" is your home - after all, you live there!  Do you fall asleep the minute you sit in your favorite chair, have a room you can't stand to be in, or simply feel that, nice as your home is, it could a lot better?  If you spend enough time in these "downer" environments, you'll start feeling permanently down.

That's the bad news.  Fortunately, these problems can be reversed, so that your home becomes a refreshing place of lightness, harmony, and joy.  Clearly, it's better for your health and overall well-being to feel good about being home.  The good news is, there's a practice that brings life energy into your space, which automatically enhances your well-being.  The art of Feng Shui is that practice. 

Feng Shui is so well-accepted in the Eastern cultures that few businesses in commercial centers such as Hong Kong or Singapore would consider opening without a Feng Shui consultation.


The term Feng Shui comes from the Chinese, and it means "wind and water."  Dating back at least 3,000 years, Feng Shui has been defined as "the Chinese art of placement."  Despite the Chinese name, arts of placement have been practiced all over the world, including here in the Southwest. For this reason, I like to think of Feng Shui as the art of creating a harmonious environment.  In other words, the power of place.

Here are some basic tools used in Feng Shui to enhance the power of your place by bringing life energy into your home:

Placement:  It's true: where you put your couch, your bed, even your pictures can make a big difference in the way life energy flows through your home.  For example, too much furniture placed too close gives the room a cramped, restricted feel, while an arrangement that is too sparse can leave the room feeling cold and uninviting.  A balanced placement gives the room a welcoming yet serene feeling.

Color Balance: We all know that colors affect us.  Warm colors like red and orange make us feel ... warm.  Cool colors like blue and green are calming.  The colors you use at home for everything from walls to floors to furniture to accessories will have a big effect on the way you feel.  An easy way to refresh the color energy of your room is by changing accessories such as pillows, throws, pictures, and plants.

Special Features:  Many of you know that fountains, wind chimes, plants, and mirrors are a big - and fun - part of Feng Shui.  Each feature has its own job to do in attracting life energy.  While placing special features is an art, here's a simple way to get started:  Cover a side table with a pretty cloth in an appealing color.  Place in the center of the table:  a plant, an attractive figurine, and a candle.  Light the candle, sit where you can comfortably view your display, and spend a few minutes enjoying your new flow of life energy.

Once you've experienced this refreshing energy flow, you'll want to take it further.  There are many resources available with information about Feng Shui: a recent Google search brought in over 24 million results!  If these choices seem overwhelming, a professional consultant can help you select the best option for you.  Happy harmonizing!
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Jan Burch is the owner of Geo-Glow Consulting, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Her Feng Shui practice offers holistic energy balancing for home, office, and self.  For more information about her consulting service and holistic practice, visit her website at www.GeoGlowConsulting.com.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Capilano Suspension Bridge Tops Vancouver Attractions

Vacationing in Vancouver? Attractions like the Capilano Suspension Bridge and its surroundings are a must-see! Built in 1889, this bridge is accessed by human foot power. You'll walk through soaring treetops as you cross this 450-foot suspension bridge high above the Capilano River, just like countless visitors before you for more than a century! Since 1983, owner and Vancouver native Nancy Stibbard has expanded her vision of creating a quality tourist destination for the whole family. Two lodges, a gift shop, and guided tours with educational and special events make this a fun and rewarding visit for all.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

October's Forecast: Jan's Intuitive Reading for October 2010

Without further ado, let's see what my guides, informed by the Star+Gate cards, reveal to us for the month of October 2010:
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We've got this Sword in our hands, fellow-traveler, and we're rolling on the ground giving a big ol' belly-laugh. Why not? The Sword leads us to artful, expressive action, and what better than to express our natural vitality? Make it visible, and Laugh out loud! The energy runs high as the cool, bright air of October reaches its peak. 

Guest Post: What Do Animals Teach Us?

  

Spiritually what do animals teach us?

This is probably the most asked question when I’m talking with my clients about their pets.  I’d like to list some of the most common lessons and experiences our pets and even wild animals can teach us.

Let’s start with wild animals -  Wild animals can help fulfill our longing for the wildness.  They help keep us connected to natural and creation.  They remind us how precious life is because death is only a heart beat away but  a very natural part of life. They show us new frontiers and open up our limits.   They bring us back to the present moment and make us aware of life its self.  They help us see reality and just how complex the animal kingdom is.

Our own pets can teach show us a sense of joy everydayThey help us discover the truth of life is learning how to love, how to accept love and how to give love without expecting anything in return.  They show us the true meaning of relationship and letting go when you need too, yet being there when the times are tough.  They teach us respect, communication and loyalty.   They show us it’s okay if not everyone likes you because you can be your own best friend and playmate.  

There are hundreds of other things animals teach us on individual levels but the main lessons are be in the present moment, love unconditionally, love yourself and find joy and happiness in everything you do. Watching animals, whether they’re at play, hunting their next meal, relaxing in the sun or begging for a pat on the head is a great way to train yourself to stay in the present moment and really feel and enjoy life. There’s no greater joy than feeling the love of a pet.

I'd like to thank my friend, Shirley Scott, for her newsletter which provided this guest post, and for all the work she does to help our animal friends! Here are Shirley's web links:


Shirley Scott

Friday, October 1, 2010

Notable Quote: A Dream of Justice

It seemed to me that American patriotism had been hijacked by politicians who used it for their own jingoistic ends, and I wanted to use my television show to get away from that.... I wanted to share the feeling I got when I received my big color poster from NASA in the mail. I wanted as many native-born Americans to understand the thrill and exhilaration that comes from joining the land of the free....

We must never mistake disagreements between Americans on political or moral issues to be an indication of their level of patriotism. If you don't like what I say or don't agree with where I stand on certain issues, then good. I'm glad we're American and don't have to oppress each other over it.

We're not just a nation. We're not an ethnicity. We are a dream of justice that people have had for thousands of years.

Craig Ferguson, American on Purpose 

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