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We are repainting our home room by room with clay paints and my husband really wants to use feng shui color themes. We've done the kitchen in a gorgeous deep red, orange.

We were originally going by the colors of the directions, but now are rethinking because we don't know that we want green in the dining area.

Does anyone have some knowledge about this or know of any good websites? We don't want to change the kitchen, so we want it to flow with that.

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Look up the words "Feng Shui" and "Ba Gua" and you should get what you are looking for. The color palette is fixed on the Ba Gua. The bottom of the Ba Gua is usually your front door. You turn the Ba Gua from there. Once in a room, you turn the Ba Gua accordingly, the bottom again, is the door.

Colors can be great, and don't forget texture and lushness. Adding water fountains, fresh/living plants, and other details are always great. Even if you don't believe a thing about Feng Shui, it's just good decorative and health sense - plants get rid of stale air and toxins.
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Thank you Spastica.
We are covering an exposed chimney with clay plaster, for the texture and keep toying with the idea of making our own paint with flower and stuff from outside to add depth. I like the clay paint because it is matte and shows brush strokes, etc...

With an active and climbing 2 3/4 year old, out plants are to a minimum unfortunately, but we have a few. Anything with water is out at this time. We even have to keep the bathroom sink either turned off or the hot water off. SHe's pretty active! We have lots of crystal prisms though!

I'll look up Ba Gua. Never heard of that!

Your signature gave me chills. I'm sorry to hear of your missing soul mate. I suppose with a soul mate its only a matter of time before you meet again, though. It's something to hold on to during this life.

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Thank you, I hope we do meet again - it breaks my heart to think if he just vanished and didn't have any sort of consciousness in some form or fashion.

He died very suddenly from a round of seizures and I was there, so I feel like perhaps it's my fault that he didn't make it. He had seizures before but he always came out of it. I feel like perhaps I should have somehow known this night was going to be different. When I called 911, he was sitting up against the bedside table and I couldn't get him straight on his back (pull him straight) to do CPR. Sometimes I wonder if I should have done something else despite that, and he would still be here with me. It was a really weird night and I felt hopeless the entire time. The stupid thing is that I had CPR lessons and things before. I feel ashamed and it's very difficult for me - since I didn't really get to tell him goodbye. We had a really stupid fight earlier than night too, but by the time I got to his apartment after he called after the first seizure, we both kind of thought it was water under the bridge and I thought he would be fine after his first seizure. I didn't know it would be my last time talking to him though (he had two seizures back to back after that). It's a great loss in this world without him.

We wanted to get married this year or next and were together 8.5 years. I'm not sure what to do with myself without him.
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Wow. I wish I could fix how you are feeling. Being there with him while this was happening must have been huge for him in those final moments. Try not to blame yourself. It's not your fault.

Sounds like finding a person you can talk to about it face to face might help. Not a therapist, just someone to listen so you can get the feelings out into the open and heal.

I'm so sorry.
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