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NAM GIAO, HUE ~ SACRED SPACE

 I want to share with you a photo I took last year; my trip @ Hue, Viet Nam.
This location is called Nam Giao, a Sacred Space where Viet Kings came to pray for Heavenly guidance, similar to America, as most of our leaders pray to God for guidance prior to making important decisions that will affect us all.

 

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When I was @ Nam Giao, I had to pinch myself making sure I was not dreaming because this is a place I heard about during my youth, and always wanted to see in person, but my parents didn’t let me because of the war. And, notice the birdhouses posted near the trees.  Heaven! 
….. Fast forward November 2017 ~ Hue, Vietnam 
I inhaled and exhaled with enlivenment, feeling blessed. So serene, so heavenly that I could feel my prayers had been answered.   
HAPPY GOD LOVING SUNDAY EVERYONE 
  Email Gwen@GwenCoronado for a speaking engagement, or a personal consultation.  Happy 2018, the Yang Dog Year! 
 1/28/18

 

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2018 YANG DOG FENG SHUI FORECAST- THE YEAR OF THE WOMEN

 

I received Facebook messages, emails, and phone calls, asking me to share my talk last week, because attendees were too busy ..  laughing and forgot to take notes. 

Ah!  Great compliments, indeed.  So, these are key items I shared at our AREAA  event last week, and THANK YOU for attending our first event of 2018.  You are appreciated!     

 

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We all have 3 kinds of luck: 

HEAVEN LUCK:  Born into the right family, the right country.  In my opinion, if we live in America, we already have Heaven luck, because America is the land of opportunity.  We can be anything we want to be.  Equal Opportunity regardless of our  background. 

MAN LUCK:  Depends on our ability, work hard, long hours, to achieve a desirable lifestyle.

FENG SHUI LUCK:  Using 6,000-year-old Feng Shui Science to help us overcome bumpy rides to make things flow smoother for us. 

When we combine all 3 lucks together, the sky is our limit.  We can be anything we want to be.  

However, if you are only applying Feng Shui luck and neglect Man luck, or Heaven luck, it is not going to work; period.  And, that is my disclaimer because in California, we are flooded with Attorneys.  Do you know that California is a state that has more attorneys than any state in America?   

  

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CLUTTER HAND OUT 

I am a firm believer that “what flows to you, sticks to you” meaning, during my talk, if you find information worth remembering, write down what’s important to you.  

I am an anti-handout advocate because during my career, having attended thousands of events,  I discovered that once I’ve taken the handout home with me, they most likely become clutter, and clutter is the number one enemy of feng shui.  

By the way, Have you noticed that a CEO’s desk most often is clutter-free while most clerk’s desks are filled with clutter?  What is your goal? A CEO or a Clerk?  Your choice.

 

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MEN – MOVE OUT OF THE WAY.  THE FUTURE IS WOMEN

 In traditional Feng Shui, there are 9 periods.  Each period lasts 20 years.  We are now in Period 8.  Period 8 began the year  2004 and will end in the year  2024.  Period 8 favors young men.  You’ve witnessed the rise of President Obama, Mark Zuckerberg, etc.…

However; Period 8 is half over; watch out men, the next period will favor women.   Women will rule and when women work together, forming a “girls club” be fearful, very fearful, indeed. 

 

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  Photo of a girl’s club,  BB Brains and Beauty, women boss’ at WCR Women Council of Realtors

 

Proof ~ women are starting to surface in places once occupied mostly by men, like the San Diego Board of Realtors (SDAR), the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA), and, look at WCR, Women Council Realtors where (BB) Brains and Beauty (women) have taken the top positions and rule with a soft smile, and carry a big stick. 

In the male dominant country, China, the 7th richest woman in the world, in her 40s, Zhang Xin, is richer than President Donald Trump, Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey. 

 

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NUMBER 4, BAD LUCK? NUMBER 8,  GOOD LUCK?

 

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Chinese believe number 4 is bad luck because in  Chinese, number 4 sounds like the word die, therefore, Chinese believe number 4 is death.  Superstitious.    That has nothing to do with feng shui energy star numbers. 

Number 8, is an infinite, complete number, and Chinese believe number 8 will bring prosperity and all dreams to come true.  Again, it has nothing to do with feng shui energy star numbers.

 The only numbers we should be concerned about in Feng Shui, are Flying Star numbers representing different forms of energy that circulate and change yearly; one location to another, good one year, does not mean it will be good for next year.

 

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In this chart, you will see there are numbers, and being a nerd by profession, I love to work with numbers.  These numbers represent which locations to avoid, and which locations to occupy to benefit with good energy just like weather forecast announcements that warn of a hurricane, or sunshine, etc.…

 

The star number 2, in this chart, represent illness.

The star number 3, disagreements, deteriorating relationships in business, or personal.

The star number 5 is the worst, bringing all kinds of misfortune, health, wealth, relationships…

The star number 7 suffers theft, violence, and reputation. 

These are the only numbers that traditional feng shui practitioners use to chart your home, based on your birthday and the year your house was built.   Each home is unique as a person fingerprints.

 

PAINT YOUR DOOR RED? OH NOOOOOOOOOOO 

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The color red is not lucky for everyone.  The misconception is the color red, Fire Element, representing money. More red, more money; wrong!

My client painted her door red, and her finance suffered because Fire melts Metal, meaning whatever she made, she couldn’t keep. 

Remember, red may be good for one person does not mean it is good for another, and vice versa.

 

 

THERE IS NO MISSING SECTION

 

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New wave feng shui talks about missing sections, when, in fact, energy is still there, in the land, whether your home is built or not. Energy is  just like air, you know it is there but you cannot see it. 

 

USE 9 AREAS OF YOUR LIFE AS A VISION BOARD

 

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Wealth, Health, Relationships, Spiritual, Family, Mentor, Career, Fame, Love, yes, you can have it all, but not equally.

 Look at the chart, and be honest with yourself.  What do you really want in life? And focus a percentage on that section.  Don’t clutter your Vision Board with magazine pictures which later becomes clutter and part of your furniture.

 Using your Feng Shui Vision Board, at the end of the week, on Sunday, look at it again, and see if you are closer to your goal.  If not, why not, and make changes accordingly. 

For an example, if you are single, and want love, does your closet have enough space for your new love to come in and hang his jacket?  If your closet is too full, packed; indirectly, you are telling the universe you don’t have room for another.  Wow! Just the three of you; me, myself and I.  Ahhhhh!

 

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THANK YOU AREAA San Diego for sponsoring this event.  THANK YOU WCR,  NAREB,  and our friends and colleagues for attending.   

Photos courtesy of VietNewsTV and Angel Duran.   With my deepest Gratitude. Thank you, Van Anh, and anh Nguyen Bau for covering our event. 

In the Nine Areas of life according to Feng Shui, you all belong in the Southwest and Northwest sections, helpful people,  Love, Relationships, and mentoring.  Have a blessed 2018!

Email Gwen@GwenCoronado for a speaking engagement, or a personal consultation.  Happy 2018, the Yang Dog Year!   

 

 

Jan 16, 2018

 

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CEO WOMEN and VALENTINE’S DAY ROMANTIC FENG SHUI

Today, for the first time,  married couples became a minority of all American households.  

Multi-talented women are CEO’s of large corporations, and many own their own companies competing well in the male-dominated business world.  Women also have been creeping inch by inch towards the presidency of our great nation since the days of winning the right to vote, and perhaps this accounts for women being on track to control 75 percent of the wealth in the U.S. by the year 2020. 

 

 

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       The first United States of America Vice President female candidate,  Geraldine Ferraro 
 

Does this mean we are having a yin and yang culture clash? 

Have no fear, opposites do attract, and the romantic month of February and Valentine’s Day will remain intact.  How?

  Once in a while,  take a back seat.  It will improve relationships and compatibility as these changes need to take place to bring balance into your relationships.  And he will feel good too, that you stand by your man. 

 

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Can we build, construct and evolve further? Feng Shui provides the answer. The principle of yin and yang is fundamental to understanding how the world is changing today. Yin, the passive principle, symbolizes femininity and, yang, the active principle, symbolizes masculinity. 

 

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Let’s begin with the black and white feng shui symbol called the Taiji. This symbol illustrates the eternal action between yin and yang. Like two sides of a coin, yin can never separate from yang. Together they represent the law of nature, perpetual and unceasing change. Time changes, seasons change, chi energy changes, the environment changes and so do people. 

  Finding a balance between opposites is primary to feng shui. As a pendulum swing left to right and vice versa, the principle of yin and yang teaches that our yin will eventually revolve to yang, and thereafter, the yin to yang to restore balance. 


What do 65% of the women living in the U.S. alone without a spouse have to do with yin, yang, and feng shui? A lot; much of feng shui relies on plain old common sense. The female pendulum has been swinging back from decades of representing its passive nature, and now swinging to the opposite side representing its active nature and until it reaches its peak and back to restore balance, create perfect harmony, for wealth, health, and relationships. 

 

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Lastly, your home represents and can affect your love life.   Look around your home.  Does your home have room for two? Do you display everything in a pair or a lonesome one?  Remember, love comes in a pair, single in despair. 

Email Gwen@GwenCoronado for a speaking engagement, or a personal consultation.  Happy New Year!   
Jan 16, 2018

 

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FIVE FINGERS OF PRAYERS for PEACE LOVE GUIDANCE HEALTH RELATIONSHIPS


Your thumb is nearest to you so begin your prayers by praying for those closest to you. They are the easiest to remember. To pray for your loved ones is “sweet duty.”

 

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The next finger is your pointing finger. Pray for those who teach, instruct, and heal. This includes Teachers, Doctors, and Ministers, and Feng Shui masters. They need support and wisdom in pointing others in the right direction.

 

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The next finger is the tallest finger and it reminds us of our leaders. Pray for the President, leaders in business, industry and administrators. These people shape our nation and guide public opinion. They need lots of guidance.

 

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Your next finger is your ring finger. Surprisingly to many is the fact that this is our weakest finger as any piano teacher can testify. It should remind us to pray for those who are weak, in trouble, and in pain. They need your prayers day and night. You can’t pray too much for them.

 

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And lastly is your little finger, the smallest finger of all. It is where we should place ourselves in relation to GOD and others. As the bible states, “the least shall be the greatest among you”. Your pinkie should remind you to pray for yourself. By the time you have prayed for the other 4 groups, your own needs will be put into proper perspective and you will be able to pray for yourself more effectively.

 

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Should you feel it hard to get sleep tonight, just remember the homeless family who has no bed to lie in. 

 

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Let’s start the new year by being thankful for everything we have and let’s plant seeds of prayer.  HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

24 Dec 2017

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FACEBOOK IS LIKE A MARRIAGE

Just like a marriage, without communicating (like, comments), Facebook relationships will deteriorate and will not survive. 

 

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Once the marriage ends in divorce (unfriend)

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for God’s sake, don’t remarry your ex (confirmed friend request).

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You are still you, if it didn’t work the first time, it will not work the second time.  Ignore the proposal (friend request)

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 After a marriage has ended, and it does not bring you peace, seeing that person around your same circle of friends, put out a restraining order (block) and voila, you don’t have to see that face ever again.

 

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Block is a wonderful feature on FB.   It will help you not to make the same mistake again having accepted their proposal (friend accepted), and best of all, the relationship is TERMINATED and you both can move on to new ventures celebrating the New Year, the new YOU!  

 

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HAPPY 2018, the year of the YANG DOG.  

12/2017

 

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DO NOT LET THE LAW OF ATTRACTION DECIDE YOUR DESTINY

 

We are what you chant.  What we think, we will attract, especially when we think passionately and emotionally.  
Learn to look at the glass as half full to attract positive results. 

 

2018 is less than a month, enough time to change our thinking; one day at a time.

 

 

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Last night, I attended an event and listened to a motivational speaker talk about adversity and she concluded saying: 
“Do not let adversity destroy you; let it define you.” 
I looked around the room filled with successful women as they gave her a standing ovation clapping cheerfully with appreciation. 
I was speechless, as her talk was about successfully overcoming her personal lifetime adversities; one after another, but I felt she had been inviting adversity.

 

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Once adversity defines you and is used as a measure of successful achievement, another will be set in its place as a challenge. Your successful conquests will develop a pattern introducing a new adversity. Directly or indirectly, another adversity will surface to no end of adversity.  
May I remind you that the words adversity and goal-setting have two different meanings? We can choose goal-setting to attract opportunities or adversity to attract negative circumstances.

 

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Conquering adversity should not be measured in life as successful.  No one is successful by constantly looking back in the rearview mirror. 
Adversity is a setback; Goal-setting is rewarding. 
Looking ahead, the road in life will always be under construction offering goal-setting opportunities and rewards with beautiful rainbows on the horizon. 

 

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Words are powerful.  The right thoughts; the right words will attract exactly what we chant. 
In 2018, my motto will be: 
“Do not allow adversity to define your destiny; let goal-setting bring you a bright future, and define your character and Persona.” 
Life is filled with wonderful goals to be achieved, and should not beset adversity.  Adversity can devour many areas of one’s life likened to the domino effect; tumbling one area after another.

 

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Year 2017 is coming to an end at a fast speed, and it is best to be prepared to cross the finish line, welcoming 2018 with gusto, and toast the New Year with a glass half full rather than half empty. 
It’s incredibly exciting to look forward to our new goals, filled with new opportunities, and freshness, not to cross the threshold carrying 2017 adversities to weigh down the beginning of a New Year. 
HAPPY 2018, the year of the Yang Earth Dog.

11/2017 gc 

 
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DO YOU WANT TO BE THE ONLY ONE LEFT BEHIND?

Here is one thing I learned from being a speaker:
 When you’re offered a stool to stand behind the podium, accept it with gratitude because if you don’t need it, don’t use it.  Otherwise, when you’re already behind the podium, it is a bit late. In this photo, luckily, my head was above only a bit behind this monstrous podium at the Mariott Hotel.  

 

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                   (Photo of my last talk in November 2017 -  Subject: #GRATITUDE)

 

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If you are enveloped in bad luck, one after another. 
Solution: STOP. PAUSE. REASSESS and GIVE THANKS. 
Perhaps all those experiences that we think are bad luck, they are actually blessings in disguise stirring our souls, waking us up.  A mediocre life often equates to the living dead. 
And, I had an emotional attendee question me:

“Is losing a loved one a blessing in disguise?” 

Answer: Yes, Birth, Death, Illness, and Old Age are the cycle of life.  We all have to go through that cycle regardless of our social status.  A curse is when you are outliving all your loved ones.  Do you want to be the only one that was left behind? 

11/2017

 

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A CHILDHOOD LUXURIOUS DRINK WITH GRATITUDE

Once in a while, I order this special drink; Soda sua hot ga, at #PhoCaDao, well, I don’t want to translate it into English because once I translate it, it will not sound too appetizing, but I assure you, it tastes super-duper yummy. 

 

 You see, in Viet Nam, my motherland,  prior to 1975, having this special drink is similar to ordering Iranian Caviar, and with my Dad’s limited income as an Air Force Officer, we were lucky just to have food on the table.
 

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I could only enjoy this drink during my final examines.   
My Mom made this special drink because she believed that the organic egg yolk and all the “magic” ingredients in this drink formula would help me boost my energy, and increased my brain power while I studying for my examines.  And, I supposed it worked because I received super-duper good grades. 

 

November is the month of Gratitude; and, my heart filled with gratitude living here in America, the land of abundance, including jobs.  If I want to earn extra income, I just have to work a bit harder.  If I want to order food or drink, I can to my heart’s content. 

 

And best of all, the FREEDOM to travel anywhere in the United States without having to ask for Government permission, as in my birth country, Viet Nam.  I am THANKFUL. 

 2017  

 
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WHAT REAL ESTATE BUYERS WANT vs. WHAT WOMEN WANT

 Remember the movie #WhatWomenWant starring #MelGibson?   
If I knew Mel Gibson, I would ask him to direct another movie “What Real Estate buyers want” based on what I’ve learned today, on #BlackFriday:
My buyers gave me a long list of what they wanted, then the house they picked was not on their long list of wants, including these beautiful cotton flowers.

 

 

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Actually, because of the cotton flowers landscape, as seen here in the photo, they decided to place an offer in this home.   
Never a dull moment when you are a Real Estate Broker, I’m telling you (smile)
Have a fantastic Black Friday Everyone.  And if you are a San Diego resident, remember, property taxes are due on December 8th.  So don’t spend all your money, okay?

 

 
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HAVE YOU COUNTED YOUR BLESSINGS TODAY? HAPPY THANKSGIVING

If your parents are still alive, if you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly thankful,  you are blessed because the majority can, but most do not.

 

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If you can hold someone’s hand, hug them or even touch them on the shoulder,      you are blessed because you can offer a healing touch.

 

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If you have food in your refrigerator, clothes on your back, 
a roof overhead and a place to sleep,  you are richer than 
75% of this world.

 

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If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare 
change in a dish someplace,  you are among the top 8% of 
the worlds wealthy.
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If you woke up this morning with more health than 
illness, you are more blessed than the million who will 
not survive this week.

 

 

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If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the 
loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the 
pangs of starvation, you are ahead of 500 million people 
in the world.

 

 

 

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If you can attend a church meeting without fear of 
harassment, arrest, torture, or death, you are more 
blessed than three billion people in the world.
 
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If you can read this message, you just received a double 
blessing in that someone was thinking of you, and 
furthermore, you are more blessed than over two billion 
people in the world that cannot read at all.
 

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Have a great day and don’t forget to COUNT ALL YOUR BLESSINGS! 
Thank you for being a blessing in our lives. We love and appreciate you all.
Happy Thanksgiving -  And, Thank you Mike Hinsvark for this message. 

 

 

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