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Spring 2008
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Create Your Heart's Desires

Join Julie Delene and me for one, some, or all 4 classes - over the phone!
We provide insight and techniques to tap into your inner creative genius.

Create a life you love using intention, intuition, and the power of your subconscious mind!

Each teleclass includes a Miracle of the Breath session to ground and relax you and send you off feeling fabulous.

Monday, April 28, 7 pm CDT
Dream Big!
The law of attraction, the science of deliberate creation, and the art of allowing presented in an easy-to-understand format; and a thought-provoking exercise to help you define your big dreams.

Monday, May 5, 7 pm CDT
Get Clear on Your Dreams
If you don't have a roadmap, how do you know where you are going? Gain clarity about your vision, and learn tools to "raise your vibration".

Monday, May 12, 7 pm CDT
Release Doubts and Limiting Beliefs
Learn easy and effective techniques to access your "best friend" - your subconscious mind. Once you release the doubts and limiting beliefs which are holding you back, the sky is the limit!

Monday, May 19, 7 pm CDT
Receive Your Heart's Desires
Reframe your words to speak to your subconscious mind, and learn additional techniques to remove your limiting beliefs.

You are the creator of your life.
Clarity + Certainty = Creation

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Quotes of the Month

Spring comes early to Tohono Chul Park

"Spring is nature's way of saying "Let's party!""


80% of what we keep we never use.


We spend 1 year of our lives looking for lost items.

Getting rid of excess clutter would eliminate 40% of the housework in an average home.


"Whatever you do to love up your house, you are also loving yourself.  The care you put into your house is always felt as well as seen."



"Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun."


Baby Birds: Feed Me! photo

Susan Nelson

Happy Spring!

Susan Nelson photo

Minnesotans revere spring.  No doubt most human beings love spring, but it is especially sweet after a long cold winter. The teeny little blooms of emerging crocuses and hyacinths, and the tender pale green of new buds on trees, create a feeling of optimism and are a promise of renewal and rebirth. 

Spring is the perfect time to consciously create that feeling of renewal in ourselves.  Below are some Feng Shui and Law of Attraction techniques to bring fresh perspective and renewed energy to your life, and to attract the experiences, objects, and opportunities you desire.

Happy Spring,

Your space affects - and reflects - your life

Our minds are constantly aware of our surroundings, and we respond to the quality of energy of our surroundings.  You all have experienced this - Imagine how you feel at a beautiful resort as opposed to being in a cluttered, dirty, musty room. 

When I speak to groups about Feng Shui, there is sometimes a bit of skepticism in the audience.  Many people feel that if you could make some changes to your life, then you might have the time, energy, or motivation to improve your environment.  Feng Shui turns that concept on its head, and states that if you improve your space, your life will follow.

Feng Shui and the Law of Attraction work because they incorporate your power of intention.  When you make mindful and intentional changes to your environment, you positively affect your life.

1.  Ask yourself: What do you desire to create more of in your life?  What emotions do you wish to experience more frequently?   Imagine your perfect life - really imagine it.  What does it look like and feel like, who are you with, where are you, what sights, smells, and sounds are there?  Bring this intention into your space-clearing activities.

2.  De-clutter.  When you eliminate stuff that is no longer serving you, you create a symbolic space for opportunity to come to you.  Everything you own is either nurturing you, or is ripping you off energetically. Get rid of what is not serving you!

Several times a year, I clear out my file cabinet of dead prospects or outdated information, and like magic, new prospects and exciting, relevant information appear "out of nowhere".  (And - bonus!  Now I have space to file them!)

Where to begin?  The answer is - anywhere!  You didn't create your clutter in one day, and you won't eliminate it in one day either.  But even a small change to your environment can bring a huge sense of relief and a profound feeling of possibility. 

Ask yourself these questions as you go through your "stuff":

  • Do I use it?  Be honest!
  • Do I love it?  Does the object make your heart sing?  Is your life enhanced by owning this thing?  Perhaps it makes you smile just to see it or use it, or it evokes a positive memory.
  • Is it beautiful?  Human beings resonate very positively with beauty, whether it is a painting, a vase of flowers, or a view of nature.
  • Does it fit my perception of who I am now?  Consider how your preference of home décor has changed from childhood to college days to adulthood.  Do you own stuff that doesn't enhance your current lifestyle?  For example, did you formerly wear "power suits" for your job, but now you dress more casually for work? 

Try this:  Set a timer for 60 minutes*, and begin your project - clearing outdated clothing from your clothes closet, filing or tossing paperwork, organizing your junk drawer, or whatever area draws your attention.  Have boxes or bags available to place items to be donated and/or discarded. When the hour is complete, you can move on to the rest of your day, feel a sense of accomplishment for creating a positive change in your environment - or continue for longer, if you desire.

*Note:  You will want to allow more time for big jobs.  Make an afternoon of it on a rainy day.  I promise you, the payoff will be worth it!

I notice a huge surge of energy when I Feng Shui my home.  (Yes I use the word as a verb, as well as a noun.)  There is such a feeling of well-being in inhabiting a space that is calm and nurturing. 

Here's another method to get you started on de-cluttering:  Every day, toss 9 items (or 3, or 12, or whatever number you choose).  Imagine how much stuff you will eliminate in a week, in a month, in a year!  When I first started "Feng Shui-ing" my home I had a 1-in, 3-out rule.  If I purchased an item, 3 things would be tossed or given away.  Now that I love and/or use virtually everything I own, I am on the 1-in, 1-out plan. 

3.  Place something of beauty in your space. 

  • Add a bouquet of flowers or flowering plant to a prominent place in your home or office - someplace where you will see it and appreciate it frequently. 
  • Display a bowl of fruit on your kitchen table or counter.  Fruit as art!  How easy is that?
  • Place a colorful throw pillow on a couch or chair. 
  • Frame a photo that makes you feel good just to look at it.

When you inhabit a space which nurtures you, you become more productive, optimistic, and empowered to create desired changes in your life.  Combine that power with your positive intentions, and you become a force of nature!


"Coincidences" and "miracles" are to be expected!

I love to hear your success stories!

The image below is:
"Spring Festival, Colquencha, Bolivia, 1980".

All photos, except headshot, copyright Susan Nelson.

Spring Festival, Colquencha, Bolivia, 1980
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Recommended Links

Does the discussion above about de-cluttering whet your desire to organize your home?  Read "Eliminate Chaos, The 10-Step Process to Organize Your Home and Life", by Laura Leist.

Want to learn more about Feng Shui?  Read "Wind and Water: Your Personal Feng Shui Journey" by Carole J Hyder.

Do you want to hire or become a professional organizer?  Go to the Minnesota or National site of the National Association of Professional Organizers. or

I had the good fortune to speak at the March 2008 meeting of the American Association of Microbusinesses.  Check out upcoming events for small business owners, consultants, and self-employed people at  The 10th annual Small Business Expo & Conference is scheduled for May 15, 2008.

Are you a gardener?  Do you care about the environment?  Come to Blooms Day, in Minneapolis, on April 26, 2008.  I will emcee and introduce Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, and the keynote speaker, garden expert Bobby Jensen from "Grow With KARE".  Visit educational exhibits and seminars, and ask garden experts your gardening questions.

Come out and listen to Square Roots Wednesday, April 23, 2008, at Lee's Liquor Lounge, 101 N Glenwood, Minneapolis.  Swing dance lesson at 8:00, music starts at 9:00.  Free!

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