Mr. Zarmora and his Magical Lifestyle

You meet people in life for a certain reason. Probably you have heard this phrase a million of times, but there is something true about it. In 2015, Mr. Margarito Zarmora and I met for the first time in Greenville, South Carolina. He is the owner of a cabel manufacture with offices in the United States and Mexico. He had directly contacted my office for a Feng Shui study. So, on the day of our meeting I was prepared with my Luo Pan, the floor plans of his office and a couple of preliminary notes. There is no real greeting, but a quick Q & R between us.:

“What is this wodden thing you brought? “

“It’s my Luo Pan, a Chinese compass!”

“Did you bring your cards?”
“What cards?“
“The Tarot, Lenormand, Baraja Española or whatever you use. Forget about the Luo pan. We don’t need that”

Who is Margarito Zarmora? Fifty years ago, he was born in Chihuahua, Ciudad Carmargo. He likes it, when you call him “Don Margarito. He has four brothers and one sister. Two brothers already passed away. As the youngest child, he declared himself as the most rebel one. Not very attached to his family.  His mother had to use quite often the “chancla voladora” (flying pantofle).

In High School, he was a leader in his class. But sometimes the schoolmates were afraid of his impulsiveness and his eagerness for a good fight. Then, they admired him again, for always being available, to defend for a good cause. On the other hand, they loved to have him around, especially when he was the best DJ of the whole school and of his generation in this little town.

His grandmother, Doña Chuchis, is an eminence back in Carmargo City. She plays an important role in his life and he defines her as his “real” mother. He proudly commented that with 81 years she is still famous for her excellent card readings. Neighbors and friends would make a space to check-in with the “brujita”, how they call her with respect.

Doña Chuchis is still his secret adviser. But now she is getting older and lately her tips have brought severe financial loss to him.

“You remember that you ordered a Feng Shui study with me? I will use the antique technique and art of this Chinese tool to help you harmonizing your office. We will discover the negative and positive aspects, once I have defined the facing direction and established the Lo Shu Square of your building and office”, is the next I still remember to have answered.

“So, the “Feng Shui’ thing you are talking about, are these cards?

“No!”

“Okay, then we have a problem. Let’s go to my office, I need to show you something.”

Don Margarito is without any doubt, an absolute fan of the seventies dress code. He is the second person I know, who, still nowadays, opts for this satin-gold-black shirts and wide-leg pants.

He is a charmer and talking to him is opening the Pandora-box. On the way to his office, we talked about parties, his love for the tarot, his music taste. Surprisingly all his playlists have top hits of the eighties.  

His office was impressive. We were greeted by an elder woman in a very serious skirt-blazer suit. Her hair was fixed to a ponytail. There was an oversized wood-metal desk. a telephone, a small yucca palm, an antique console and that was all. Just his four white walls and there was no art.  Don Margarito already showed off his weakness for the seventies and eighties and you would expect something more ‘stylish”. His office is the example of the minimalistic tendency. There he took a key from his table, his business headquarter. The panorama view to the Fall Park Downtown was astonishing.

The key opened the antique console. He called it his secret treasure. Over two shelfs, there were piles of different oracle cards. Karma cards, witch decks, Lenormand, different seizes and brands, tarot decks, old and new ones, even one his grandmother, Doña Chuchis, was not using anymore.  He had Runes and a blue-white talavera pot, his emergency-cleansing –salt.  Don Margarito proudly shared, that many of these decks are travel souvenirs.

He doesn’t know to read and interpret them all, but he loves to pull every day three or more cards to find orientation for his business decisions. Whenever he has the opportunity he flys to Carmargo City to have a reading with his grandmother. He doesn’t like to have an internet consultation, as this is not “personal”. Feeling the energy and the vibes during a reading makes it so special, he admits.  The Lenormand are his favorites. When he is doubting about a partner, signing contract or if he should buy or sell some property he asks his grandmother and his own decks. According to him, the Lenormand give quick, clear and precise answers.  Definitely, he had no idea about Feng Shui.

But can Feng Shui, this over 5000-year-old Chinese technique, really be considered a metaphysical tool?

For decades, the traditional metaphysical tools have been clairvoyance and fortunetelling with coffee, palmistry and all kind of oracle cards. The Gitanas are also still active. Later on, and still up to date it became fashion to have a fusion of numerology, astrology and oracle cards. The Feng Shui has also a spiritual part, where the Chinese astrology Paht-Chee-Chart -Reading ( birth chart) plays an important role. Nevertheless, the classical Feng Shui is not at all accepted and known as a metaphysical tool. Yes, there is a split in opinions.  Some say it is one and others say it forms part of the “Five Arts”. ( Four Pillar of Destiny, Xing Xang, Bazi…)   The Chinese call this “physiognomy”, the observations of appearances, wind and water, spaces, ambiences, landscapes through calculations and formulas. Although Feng Shui is not considered a science, but a pseudoscience. Here, you work with exact data, starting with the person’s date-of-birth, calculating the KUA number, defining the auspicious and less auspicious direction.

The Luo Pan is the top-notch tool to work with. A good Chinese compass is a real jewel. It’s pricy, but you can use it for 40 years. The outer and inner circle correspond to the twenty years of each period. Currently, we are still in period eight and it has all the information at a glance. Once you set the exact facing direction of the 24-mountain -directions, the nine – flying – star combination is right there. The astrological signs corresponding to the facing direction are easy to identity. All you need to do is to transport then this data to the floor plan. Despite many opinions, the floor plan is absolutely indispensable. The most important of all this information is the facing direction of your main entrance. Sometimes defining the main entrance can be a problem. Especially, if there is a mouth-of-chi area or other space making you doubt of a clear decision.  An inexact reading could have a very bad impact on elaborating a report of remedies, enhancer or blocker for the space. Doing a good Feng Shui implies real responsibility.

Don Margerito has experienced several financial loss and betrayal in the last six months. He thinks that his grandmother, now, is really getting old and that her insights are not helping him anymore. Although she told him about some problems. But what he actually is experiencing is not just “some problem”. A Master-To-Do plan is required and he knows that.   Therefor he contacted me. His table needs to be moved, as he is sitting in his total-loss-direction (the Chueng Ming direction) . As a Kua number two, he needs to be facing the southwest, which this year has the Flying Star number six. Also, he needs to put some moving metal to subdue the very unfortunate number two/five combination or even better move his office to a number eight area. There is so much more to do.

Margarito Zarmora used to have long, straight hair, always with bangles covering his left eye. In the photo collection, he shared with me in one of our long talks, he always appears with suspender. His collection is impressive. You find a pair of red ones with strips, all rainbow colors, polka dots in green, yellow, rosa Mexicana, red, orange, all in all something for every day. A very extravagant look for a teenager and College student later on. Of course he had to mention several times, that the girls thought of him as “ a hot chico” (a hot boy). Also, he wanted to distinguish himself from the common dress-code, but even more from the way of thinking. Since the young age, he had a very determining and also progressive way of life.  His oracle collection and cleansing methods are certainly part of this. Men and Women are equally interested in metaphysical tools. Also, it is still a taboo and people laugh about horoscopes, tarot spreads, Lenormand readings, angel messages. Who doesn’t love to get a quick sneak peek from the Universe?

When he was eight, his family moved to Tequisquiapan and later to Queretaro, Qro. Mexico. During sometime his father was the secretary of agriculture over there. By then, Don Margarito was decided to stand out from his family. The school, his friends and the daily routine were simply too boring. He always had attracted attention in everything he has done after college. He doesn’t want to change that. There is still a long way to go.

Note: I posted this text for a workshop about “Writing the Truth with Style”. This is a completely new writing style for me. Your comments, feedback, tips, corrections and suggestion are so welcome.

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The chocolate ears of my bunny | Day 9

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Hello, welcome back ! It’s Friday (Karfreitag) Are you enjoying your long Easter weekend? What’s on your list for today? For us /me it is a “baking” Friday! We have the house full of guests and now after breakfast we will do some baking together.

When I was running yesterday evening, I remembered, last year, my father gave me a very easy cookie recipe. Now, I have been navigating in my 2017 journal (that’s part of the promise of paper and pen) for some baking recipes. You know, there is this thing about me and writing.

I write down basically everything. After so many years, I have already a respectable collection of journals. Sometimes I pull any of it out and do some random reading. You can find title ideas, numerology essays, proverbs, quotes, shopping lists mixed up with baking, cooking recipes, Feng Shui enhancer, remedies , “aha” moments and knitting instructions. There are even some sketches for my Art House World projects ; our Paint and coffee /sips.

Today and in honor to the long easter weekend I´ll share this super easy cookie here with you:

  • 300g flour
  • 150 g sugar
  • 150 g cold butter
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • vanilla essence
  • 1 tiny dash of salt
  • 1 egg

That’s all you need! Mix all the ingredients and put them for one hour into the refrigerator.   Preheat the oven 180 degree Celsius . Prepare a baking racket with baking paper and have the “seasonal “forms ready. We have small bunnies, large bunnies, a “Frohe Ostern” seal and the bunny heads. Enough to choose!

Do you back seasonal cookies ?

Do you back easter cookies?

Well, in my family we are very traditional in celebrating all events. We have long brunches, lunches with friends or family dinners. For Easter my mom always  un-dusts the fine collection of decor treasures. She has an impressive amount of wood, pottery, metal and glass bunnies. Easter-eggs in all seizes and materials from different parts of the world to decorate the sitting areas in the house.

I have brought that family tradition also to Mexico. If you come to visit me, you will find a bunny greeting in surprising places and the huge hall table is my showcase for the easter egg collection.

Osterhase DPA.KikisdelacremeThe other I found also a list of annotations (once again the promise of paper and pen) I made years ago about the “rabbit”, the myths and facts:

  • Did you know, that the “‘Rabbit foot” is another way of saying ‘scaredy cat’ – although originally, if someone was “rabbit footed” they were a speedy runner. That makes more sense, doesn’t it ?  Some bunnies can run up to 75 kilometres an hour!
  • “Falscher Hase” or “mock rabbi”‘ is a traditional meat-loaf dish. Many Germans still love this today. I love it prepared with olives and paprika…. But did you know that this name was made up from when only a few people could afford good meat?  The cooks would make ‘mock rabbit’ with the cheapest bits of meat, which were ground into mince and formed into the shape of a roasting joint, to give the impression of a fancy roast dinner.
  • “Angsthase” . Here the theory is, that rabbits run away from humans because they associate them with all things evil, although scientists are still trying to figure out a way to prove it…
  • “Da liegt der Hase im Pfeffer” / “There the rabbit’s in the pepper” is the German equivalent of ‘there’s the rub! “Hasenpfeffer”  used to be a dish, in which rabbit was served in spicy sauce – why this became an expression of an irritant is not clear… at least this is what my father told me.

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Well, my lovelies, I have to run. My guests are ready for another round of coffee and cookies.

I wish you all a very harmonious and relaxing Friday… and I invite you a chocolate ear of my bunny…

Sending you a big hug. XOXO Kikis

Once the magic is broken | Day 8

“Loyalty isn’t grey, it’s black and white.

You are either loyal completely or not loyal at all.

And people have to understand this.

You can’t be loyal only when it serves you.” 

These are p o w e r f u l words. I like the energy that comes with these lines. Today’s numerology is six and just perfect for day 8 | 12-daily-post-challenge.

Well, hold on! That’s what I thought, early today at 5.00 a.m.. Opening my right and then my left eye. Everything seemed so easy and possible at that time. But now, it is after-lunch, which by the way had too much carbohydrates for my taste. I feel sleepy. But here is my 12-daily-post-challenge. So zero laziness and let’s see what has happened so far.

After yesterdays baking quote, by now you may have figured out that I am a huge fan of proverbs and quotes. They are an incredible source of inspiration to me.  I use them on a daily basis, in my consultations, texts, instagram numerology and occasionally they are the most important consultation tip for my clients.

I go even further and think, that the hidden message of a quote and proverb is absolutely stunning. In countless moments these little lines have been so helpful in my personal and professional life.

Have you ever been in that kind of situation, that you can literally smell trouble ?

Doesn´t like your opinion Kikis de la CremeDo you have this kind of sensibility? Can you sense, that your partner, client, colleague or business associate is not going to like your opinion or vision about a certain situation or circumstance?

I can!

That´s when I get a helping hand  from this “diplomatic tool“!

Early this morning, I attended an on-site Feng Shui visit. The client had ordered a complete House-Feng-Shui- update 2018. They recently moved to this new property and the last month they had experienced a lot of trouble in their personal and professional relationships.

The Northeast sector of this prosperity has a home office for the husband, which we will need to relocate. During 2018 the Flying Star no. 3 is hosting the Northeast sector. This can bring, and apparently already brough, the tendency to disagreements, quarrels, plus together with the current #MercuryRetrograde phase, to important misunderstandings. Not to mention the unfortunate water and mountain star combination (2/5) which in their case, can bring worse luck to them .

But that’s not all. Having that Feng Shui talk with my clients revealed, that there is more going on. The husband has his own business. According to his comments:…” 2017 has not been an easy year for him. He says, it has been good financially, but he had serious difficulties with his team colleagues , plus idea /concept and client robbery.  He thinks that he is too warm-hearted and always give second chances…”

Wow, that’s tough, but also interesting.

There is something very particular about this 2018. The year of the dog, the earth dog yang. dachshund 3 Kikis de la CremeFor me , I have felt a very different dynamic in my work, with my team and how people are relating to me and vice-versa.

It is so far, definitely a much peacefuller and harmonious year . Hopefully, I am not singing “victory” too early.  For now, the ambience feels less stressful . Although, I have to admit, that 2017 was a complicated year for me and my company, too.

Actually, I experienced some severe loyalty issues.

So, I shared the above mentioned quote with my clients and they were very surprised. Yeah, I know… getting such a powerful quote is something special.

So, of course, as an Feng Shui expert, I will give all the details to get the house updated , but it is very useful to do also some “Spiritual Feng Shui”.

… Hey, please stay here with me! Don’t run away, just because you read the word “Spiritual”. Ok, ok, maybe this is not the correct word choice.

Here my promise, that I will be working on another option. 

Getting back to the point… I consider, that talking about loyalty is a very important, delicate, sometimes awkward, but absolutely necessary subject.

I explained then to my clients: ” Please, take a couple of minutes to think about this quote. Loyalty is defined as “the state or quality of being loyal”; #faithfulness to commitments or obligations.

Obviously, this requires that you need to make someone or something a #priority.

In this case, your team members and you have to be the priority. This means, that you all need to stay true to each other and to the company., to the actual working environment. Even when other situations / influences call attention”.

My clients nooded silently and I continued: ” The other keywords I like to throw in, are constancy of allegiance and commitment. This has to be very clear to each member of your team. You can’t just change your allegiance, when you feel like it – when it works best to your #advantage .

I have suffered from #betrayal and as far, as I understand, you too. Once this happens you need to change the strategy and establish new rules. This is hard and painful!

There are then no second-chances.

Once the magic is broken, it is broken for ever. 

Nowadays it is very special and rare to find true, loyal friends and employees / team players. So, this year of the dog 2018 work on your relationships. Review this circle-of-trust! And if you own a dog, you know instantly what loyalty is all about”

Today, I left my clients really thoughtful. I like that! Doing some declutter in your contacts, team, friendships… is necessary once in a while. The dog is an excellent example. Dogs never leave their masters nor do they waiver in their affection.

Please be as fiercely loyal to those you love and are committed to.

Black and white. Nothing lukewarm please. I am signing off now, not without inviting you to stay tune. My clients and I will meet again in a couple days and I have some very special tips for them… and also for you.

I wish you a lovely time. Take care. XOXO

Baking is a Metaphor for Life | Day 7

How are you today, my dear friends?

Its already Tuesday; day 7 | #12dailypostchallenge

I am enjoying lunch-time over here. A very sunny day,  with 32 degrees Celicius in the shadow. I just had a delicious soup from the “cucina povera”, a Minestrone and followed by a very refreshing salad with shrimps. My chef of choice topped this with some recent made “Pre-Easter” cookies and a double espresso.

By the way, just in case you haven’t visited my Art House World Instagram site, this morning I had group of little chefs preparing Easter cookies. We had so much fun and no doubt kids are great bakers 🙂

So,  here I am working on my #12dailypostchallenge.

Do you remember yesterday’s post about Mercury Retrograde “Dos & Dont´s for love / romance / relationships. I promised to write about the role of the “Ex´sssss” during this three-week period…. and well, I am not like Napoleon Bonaparte, who once said: ” The best way to keep one’s word is not to give it¨. – For me a promise is duty!


Baking is a metaphor for life.

One must follow a recipe for happiness,

but adding equal measures of reliable ingredients

mixed with innovative spices in order to create

a cookie that is satisfying and sweet and

full of adventure.

                                                                     –   Kikis de la Creme


 

This is one of my favorite quotes. I know, I have used it countless times in conferences and posts, but I consider it still one of my best recipes.

You know, there are days in life, that you wonder why your indie spirit comes out in full force. Well, there could be many reasons. Probably it happens in response to undue pressure in a relationship. But then I invite you to use / apply my above mentioned quote.  Instead of bolting and leaving people wondering, why you’ve ghosted them, explain what’s irking you.

Sorry for what I said Kikis de la CremeThey or you might not even realize, that they’ve / you’ve  crossed a line. Before you start pointing fingers, though, ask yourself if you’ve sent any mixed messages ( that’s the biggest problem of Mercury Retrograde).

It’s not fair to rake someone over the coals, if you decide to re-write the rulebook in the middle of the game. So, slow down, take a deep breathe and remember my quote! Once you feel relaxed, let’s continue and discover what else Mercury Retrograde has in store :

During Mercury retrograde your “Ex” or “Exes” could re-appear. So simple!

What to do now? I have prepared a couple of options for you. Let me know if there is something among the list that suits you best!

Option No. 1: Finally, it all depends on you. Does this have “future potential” or not. In case you’re thinking about someone you once loved, this is a great time to track them down or simply honor their memory by visiting a special place you once went together.

Option No. 2: You accept an invitation from this “Ex” and over a coffee (better than bubbles 🙂 ) you have a lovely talk and that’s it (real person-to-person-mermories),

Option No. 3 : Your “Ex”contacts you and this brings still butterflies to your stomach. But, you are in a relationship and prefer not to risk this for some temporary heat. Of course, you can still be friend on Facebook or Instagram.

Option No. 4 : Your latest love life has been very sad/ stuck  and you have lost faith in love. Out of sudden an old flame contacts you ( Mercury retrograde effect). Long time, you both were very much in love, but for not “rememberable” reasons you took separated directions. Now, this is your opportunity to rescue the taste of love/romance sparkles in your life. So go ahead and date this guy/girl. Re-read my above mentioned quote and enjoy

P.D. Don’t forget to share with us, if you two will give it another try.

 

Happy Tuesday! XOXO

The Quality Pen | Day 5

  1. Do you have a quality pen ?
  2. Do you use pens, at all?
  3. What is a quality pen for you ? 
  4. Would you agree that a quality pen is equal to be called the perfect pen ?
  5. Do you prefer a special brand? 
  6. What kind of material do you like for you pen?
  7. What seize of ink-point do you like?   Ultra-fine, fine, medium, wide?
  8. Which color do you like to write with ?  – Blue? – Black? – Red? – Green?
  9. Why this particular color?
  10. Do you write?
  11. Do you write daily, weekly?
  12. What do write?
  13. Would you like to have a quality pen ? 
  14. Would a quality pen be a motivating parameter to start writing?
  15. Is a quality pen a status symbol for you ?
  16. Do you prefer thin or big pens?
  17. The weigh of the pen… is it important to you? You like to feel the pen laying light or heavy in your hand ?

·  Welcome again to the #12dailypostchallenge 

Did you answer this questionnaire? Completely? Part of it ?  I hope it is very useful for you and that, if you haven’t experience (until today) “The promise of paper and pen. Write it down” , by now you feel excited and decided to do so.

Particularly, I think a quality pen can be any kind of pen.

Pen 2.jpgOf course, the pen has to pass a certain test. For me, it is important how it feels in the hand; if it is not too heavy and not too light. I prefer blue ink and medium point. Occasionally, I use also red ink, especially for marking important pending issues or also to remember a reading section in the current lecture .

I never use green ink. Why not ? I don’t know. I just don’t feel attracted to this color.

On the other hand it has happened, that I am traveling and lose my “quality pen” and that means trouble. It is not an easy job to find the perfect pen. Once it took me 8 days to find a “quality pen” in Germany.

A big disaster! It really stressed me out. You know, I carry my notebook always with me and it is like my daily bread to write my ideas, chapters, numerologies and Feng Shui tips. So, every morning the top-priority was to test pens, again and again. I tried expensive and cheap ones, all kind of materials,  even I tested purple ink ones.

Nothing!

Unbelievable!

Then, day number eight of pen-testing  I had the big surprise. In a little tiny coffee shop close to the “Aachener Dom ” (cathedral of Aachen, Germany), the waiter offered his pen to sign the voucher and guess what happened.

I couldn’t  believe it myself. That pen, similar to a “Bic” pen, just made me write smoothly, without hesitation my signature on that tiny paper. It felt so good in my hand.

I didn’t realize, that I shouted “Yeah, that’s the one”.  – It was the waiter, who asked kind of worried ” What happens, is your bill wrong? ” “No”, I said ” I just found my quality pen, Will you please sell it to me ?” He starred in disbelieve: ” Are you sure? This is a very  cheap pen, you can buy it anywhere. I cannot sell this you. But, if you like it so much, please take it as a gift.”

What a lucky and happy day for me. Of course I took the pen, ordered another cup of coffee and started writing. Hey, don’t worry I didn’t forget the waiter; he was also very happy with his extra tip.

Would you mind to share your answers with me ?  I would love to read your choices and invite you to share them here in a comment or send them to :  office@topfengshuiconsultant.com

Also, I have a small list with different links about “quality pens” . Take a little sneak peek, you never know, maybe there is a pen also just for you:

Quality pens

More options

Ultimate options

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Meanwhile, I wish you a happy afternoon / evening, wherever you are in the world. Blessings and talk to you again tomorrow. XOXO