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What Does the Environment Have to Do with It?
What if we told you that your relationships with men are impacted by the floor plan of your home? Chances are, if you are like most people we've worked with, your first reaction would be skepticism, at least until you became more familiar with Vastu Shastra, the science of harmonious living.
If you knew more about Vastu, you would realize that the floor plan of your home, among other things, influences your life and the level of satisfaction, health, productivity, and happiness you experience. According to Vastu, your floor plan also contributes to the harmony, or stress, in your life and your relationships.
If you knew even more about Vastu, you'd know that it is one of the texts found in the Vedas, an ancient body of knowledge from India, and that it was created seven thousand to ten thousand years ago by enlightened masters who observed and documented the workings of the universe. Because these workings, or natural laws, are universal, they still work today. When you learn to apply them in your home or office — wherever you spend considerable amounts of time — your life, which includes everything we've mentioned above and more, flourishes.
Let's look at a few of Vastu's key, life-changing tenets, which, for the scope of this book, we've tailored specifically to your quest for Mr. Right.
The first principle has to do with universal energy. This energy — whether you call it qi, chi, Shakti, Rhor, or grace — flows through everything that exists, everywhere. Your ability to consciously align yourself with it and be supported by it gives you great power to attract the mate, and anything else, that you desire.
Vastu Principle One
When energy flows unrestricted within your environment, that energy supports you to receive more of what you want in life — including the man of your dreams.
Everything within the universe — all that you are, all that you see, and all that is not seen — is made of energy, and that energy is contained in the five elements of earth, water, fire, air, and space. These elements are the basic building blocks of all life and matter.
Your mind, your body, the food you eat, this book, your living and working environments, all are made of these elements, which form the foundation of the underlying energy that connects us to each other. It is because of this connecting energy that we breathe the same air, drink from the same water, walk on the same earth, and enjoy the same warmth and light of the same sun. Because of this profound connection, everything influences everything else.
The elements are constantly balancing each other. The energy within each element seeks to flow without interruption and in harmony with the other elements. Therefore, an environment that is constructed or balanced to allow energy to flow unimpeded is optimal: within it you are aligned with the natural order of the universe. In such a place you feel this alignment as harmony and peacefulness; such a place holds the serenity of a sanctuary or an oasis. The essence of this feeling is a personal connection to the mysterious, sacred source of life itself. It may be a subtle feeling, but it is undeniable — you are connected to the source, and you are one with life. You experience ease and a sense of grace; what you want often comes to you with little effort.
The second principle of Vastu works with balance.
Vastu Principle Two
Eliminating stress by balancing the five elements in your environment enhances your ability to create a healthy relationship.
In nature, the five elements of earth, fire, air, water, and space are naturally in balance. But from a Vastu perspective, once a structure is built in any natural environment, the elements are disrupted, and energy becomes blocked or stuck. This causes an imbalance, or stress, which can be felt. This stress creates dis-ease in the body, mind, and spirit, which in turn manifests as negative thoughts and feelings. Stress and negative thinking block the ability to create the life you want and also can make you unhappy or even sick. Creating the life you do want is what Making Room for Mr. Right is all about.
So balancing the elements in your home and workplace is essential in reducing environmental stress, and necessary if you are to be totally aligned with the energy of the universe. This alignment of body, mind, and spirit supports you in creating total health and assists you in attracting and sustaining success in all areas, including your relationships.
The third principle of Vastu has to do with how our attitudes and beliefs create the world we live in.
Vastu Principle Three
Your thoughts, actions, and beliefs greatly impact your world and your ability to attract Mr. Right.
As we said in Principle Two, everything within the universe is interconnected. Thoughts are a part of "everything," and they are powerful determinants in creating what you want: what you think, you become. Your thoughts and beliefs are energy that impact the universe and influence the environment, including other people. Like magnets, or like the moon drawing the tide, your thoughts pull your future toward you. Every thought, whether positive or negative, forms the substance of the world in which you live.
When you think about a fulfilling, positive relationship, or fulfillment on any level, your thoughts communicate to the universe that you are ready to take action to draw what you desire to you. It is so important to consciously recognize that your thoughts — as well as your beliefs and actions — now, in this moment, are creating your future. They matter. So choose, right now, to keep bringing your thoughts back, again and again, to what you want. By consciously focusing on just the thoughts and beliefs that affirm a great relationship, good health, success, prosperity, and happiness, you move away from unsatisfactory situations and experiences and open yourself to attracting a wonderful man, and so much more.
Using just these three Vastu principles and the action steps presented in this book, you have the power to connect with and channel the forces of the universe to bring you, among other things, a loving, balanced relationship.
We'll track the lives of our three composite women — Faith, Sasha, and Lori — to understand more completely how Vastu works.
Copyright © 2009 by Robin Mastro and Michael Mastro
one: What Does the Environment Have to Do with It?
two: A Community of Three
three: Making Room: Clearing Out the Stuff in Your Space
Action Step 1: Clearing Clutter to Attract Mr. Right
The Friends Clear Clutter
four: The Process of Attraction: Opening the Internal Pathways
Action Step 2: The Process of Attraction
Asking for What the Heart Desires
five: The Power of the Full Moon Altar: Igniting the Source
Action Step 3: Creating Your Full Moon Altar
The Man and the Moon: The Women's Full Moon Altar Celebration
six: The Relationship Altar: Your Daily Connection to the Divine
Action Step 4: Creating Your Relationship Altar
Relationship Altars for Transformation
seven: Yantras and Mantras: Tools of Attraction
Action Step 5: Using Sound and Form to Attract Relationships
How Sound and Form Create Change
eight: Enhance Your Environment Through Color, Crystals, Gems, and Scent
Action Step 6: Implementing Fine-Tuning Suggestions: Putting Them to Work for You
Sharing Vedic Tools and Tips
nine: Treating Yourself Right: Bringing Balance to Mind, Body, and Spirit
Action Step 7: Bringing Your Awareness to Loving Acts
Sasha, Lori, and Faith Add Morning Rituals
ten: Fine-Tuning Your Environment: A Green Living Solution
Action Step 8: Clearing Environmental Stress
The Flow of Possibility
eleven: Appreciation and Blessings: Creating Harmony
Action Step 9a: The Art of Appreciation
Action Step 9b: The Blessing Ceremony
Opening the Heart and the Home: Making Room for Love
twelve: Creating Love Through Power and Purpose
Posted December 9, 2008
This book is an amazing and easy to follow manual, which allows you to eliminate clutter, create clear visions about your Mr. Right, implement powerful yogic and vastu principles, enjoy the unfolding power of altars and clear environmental stress - all to manifest self love, harmony and Mr. Right!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.