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How to Let Go of a Home When It's Time to Move On

QUESTION: Dear Sherri, I keep thinking what you said about letting go of my former, much beloved house, and I don't think I can do that...It was such a safe place for me...thinking about the Vastu of that place...I made it so...I knew it would be wonderful...Did we talk about the house being a body? I feel that so strongly with houses and if they are neglected and need help...How in the world do you let go of a house so that the new one can manifest? ANSWER:  I think the way to let go of your former house that you loved is to first completely acknowledge and thank it for how it helped you, how it made you feel safe, protected...

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Create Beauty Around You: Design, Vastu, Art, & Sacred Space Services

Create beauty around you! Beauty is a requirement in Vastu, a requirement for which I am grateful, since I'm an artist and very inspired and nourished by beauty. Creating beauty around you should be legally required, since it has such a positive impact on the world! I write about beauty quite a bit in my book Vastu: Transcendental Home Design in Harmony with Nature.  This is a personal Shiva altar in my home. It's a little corner of a bookcase on which I've installed a small Miriam Kasin watercolor painting from 1974 when I was on Vedic Studies Program in Europe with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. I added an empty organic perfume bottle with a sprig of dried hydrangea in an...

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Longevity and Happiness from Plants and Vastu

Years ago when I moved into a Cambridge apartment with my now-friend of over forty years, we consolidated our houseplant collections. Today when we get together in the San Francisco Bay Area, we both take photos of amazing flowers we find in nature. We harvest Meyer lemons, oranges, and nasturtium blossoms in her backyard and oregano and other herbs from my porch garden. Lately I've read a number of articles that propound the virtues of having houseplants and gardens to live longer and happier. We knew this already, but it's nice to see it verified. An article on simplemost.com gives these findings from Harvard: "Women who lived in the greenest surroundings were found to have mortality rates a whopping 12 percent lower...

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Vastu Courses: Study the Yoga of Design

VASTU COURSES: DO YOU WANT TO INCREASE YOUR PROSPERITY, HEALTH, AND HAPPINESS BY MAKING A FEW CHANGES IN YOUR HOME? Vastu Courses designed by Vastu expert Sherri Silverman, PhD, are offered through Transcendence Design for students who want to learn how to apply this ancient Vedic wisdom to homes and other spaces. Vastu is ten to fourteen thousand years old, the original green, sustainable design. Its guidelines are the laws of nature. Vastu requires beauty, natural materials, and honoring of the environment — traditional knowledge perfect for our needs today. Why study Vastu, the Yoga of Design with Sherri Silverman’s Vastu courses? Sherri Silverman, PhD has been an expert Vastu consultant working professionally since 1999, helping thousands of people worldwide.  one of the...

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The Real Feng Shui

  A client suggested I write a blog post on Vastu as the real Feng Shui. What does that actually mean, the real Feng Shui? Both Vastu and Feng Shui are Asian traditions of sacred space and thousands of years old—although they function as entirely different bodies of knowledge. Why would Vastu be the real Feng Shui? My client called Vastu the real Feng Shui because of the profound benefits she experienced from applying my Vastu design consultation recommendations to her living space. It truly became a more conscious home.  In spite of the value and wide recognition of Feng Shui and the dozens of Feng Shui books that have been available for many years, it’s not the original or the most potent...

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