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Making Your Own Environment: Conscious Home Design

Create the best version of your own world, your true nest, with Vastu conscious home design. "What I am doing, slowly, is making my own environment, room by room, as artists do." I recently found this quotation and illustration from artist David Hockney in a recent issue of Architectural Digest magazine, right after moving into my new cottage. It reminded me that this is exactly what I do for myself and my clients--- and that my expertise and skill as both an artist and a Vastu conscious home design consultant are applied in each home project that I undertake for my clients. Interior designer Albert Hadley has said that "Rooms should not be put together for show, but to nourish...

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Vastu & Decluttering: Yoga Journal Vastu Consultation Article

Read Yoga Journal's new online article, "How to Use the Ancient Principles of Vastu to Declutter Your Home and Improve Its Energy," based on Vastu consultation work I did for its author, Elizabeth Marglin. Learn how we improved her Colorado home's frequency, flow, and functionality with Vastu, the Yoga of Design. You can apply some of the same points to your own space. Like the idea of dissolving stagnation and removing obstacles from your life? Hire Sherri Silverman, PhD, of Transcendence Design to improve your own home or business space (or both!) with Vastu so that you have a more serene, conscious space. Call 310.948.8229 for your appointment. Vastu Consultations can be both on-site or off-site, working from your floorplan marked with the cardinal...

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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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Misconceptions about Vastu

May 9, 2015 Misconceptions about Vastu, the Design System from Ancient India 1. Vastu is NOT the same as Feng Shui. In fact, it is thousands of years older and part of the origin of Feng Shui. Even many websites from India purporting to give Vastu knowledge are simply repackaging Feng Shui as Vastu. There is much wrong information about Vastu Shastra. To learn what Vastu really is, read this Vastu page on my website .  2. Mirrors are NOT used in Vastu as they are in Feng Shui.  Since Vastu is based on the laws of nature—in other words, the laws of physics— keep in mind that anything that goes into a mirror bounces back to the “sender” of the image...

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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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