In feng shui, you need to meditate and release all your karma. You also need to have a positive mindset about the world. And lastly, you need to connect with your environment. Find a place that you align with. If you hate where you sleep at night, you’re going to have bad feng shui. Once you do that, you’ll feel the joys of living again. Join Adam Markel as he talks to a global transformational leader and international bestselling author, Marie Diamond. She is also a world-renowned feng shui energy master and has also been knighted. Find out about her near-death experience at the age of 15 that helped spark her interest in meditation and feng shui. Learn how to align yourself with your environment and with the universe. And, discover a little bit about the Tubes of Light meditation. Start aligning with yourself today!
- 4:30 – Energy regeneration & Marie’s near-death experience
- 6:41 – The power of meditation and feng shui
- 16:50 – Why you must surrender to connect to the universe
- 22:57 – Connecting to your environment and a little mediation ritual
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The Power Of Feng Shui And How It Can Help You Find Joy With Marie Diamond REPLAY
Our theme for June 2022 is self-mastery and wellness. To that end, enjoy the replay of my conversation with Marie Diamond. Marie is a Global Transformational Leader, Motivational Speaker, and International Best-Selling Author. She is a world-renowned Feng Shui and Energy Master and has been featured in the global phenomenon known as The Secret as the only European master. She is also recognized around the world as a business and spiritual mentor to celebrities, CEOs, and top entrepreneurs worldwide.
More than 1 million people have studied online and in-person with Marie Diamond. She has been knighted for her humanitarian service and is officially a Dame. Things that we discussed were energy regeneration, her near-death experience at age fifteen that changed her life forever, the power of shifting the mindset to practice artful meditation, why we must surrender in order to connect with the universe, and using Feng Shui to create a physical environment that supports your vision and mission in life and in business. Please enjoy my conversation with Marie Diamond.
How are you?
I’m good. Thank you for allowing me to be with you and everyone on the show.
I love podcasts. I’m discovering it and I’m a bit of a neophyte at it. Vulnerably, I say I’ve done a lot of interviews over the years, having been running a transformational training company for many years training more than 100,000 students. We spent a lot of time with other people that are committed to service, to serving humanity.
I certainly had lots of interviews and introductions, but this show thing is new and different and I’m enjoying it. It’s a lot of fun and I recommend it to everyone. Go ahead and learn about how to get a podcast out there and share your wisdom with the world. It’s amazing times. If anything, we could all agree on the fact that more collective wisdom and sharing more of our consciousness across the globe is something that we can all do to participate. It’s magical. Thanks for joining me and joining us.
I’ve written this book called Pivot. I speak on the subject of pivoting, which is a code for reinvention. The word has been unpacked in a number of different ways for me. To me, the word ‘pivoting’ is synonymous with not just reinventing, whether it’s your career or your life in some way. It’s about evolution. It’s about transformation. How is it that we’re continuing to manifest change, which is the cosmic law? Nothing can remain the same. Things that are stagnant end up dying. It’s that process of decay that steals the joy from people’s lives.
I know that was the case for me when I was practicing law for more than fifteen years and waking up unenthusiastic about the day and feeling some dread about what I was going to be doing. I could feel something dying on the inside. I didn’t have any languaging for it at that time, but now, I get it. It was like my soul was shriveling up.
I know you do a lot of work with people to regenerate their energy, their bodies, their minds, their spirits, and their souls. You even do work with them on the physical side of things to help them to regenerate energy and find a greater connection with the source. I would love it if you share a little bit about anything else you want to say about your experience. What is it that has driven you since the time you were fifteen years old to want to be a healer and want to help people to make great changes in their life for the better?Start being of service so that you can try to make a difference in people’s lives. Click To Tweet
We are on a journey. My journey was definitely to connect with the world in a very positive way. Before I could do that, I had to go myself through a pivot moment, as always is this way. For me, I was run over by a truck at fifteen. I had a near-death experience. I went to what they called the other side. I was in a higher dimension. There were beautiful beams of light and they gave me the message that I was here to enlighten more than 500 million people and that I had to go back to do this. I was fifteen. I was a high school student. This was before the internet. You cannot check out what is all this world-like enlightenment.
For me, I felt I was being of service to try to make a difference in people’s lives. I tried to do it where I was. That was at high school. I was connected in with meditation since there was a teacher that came on my path. I was already like, “I need to get focused on getting higher frequencies and higher energy.” I felt that there were three aspects I needed to work on. It was connecting with the inner and connecting with my higher self. I needed to contemplate and observe and look at during my day what I could improve for the next day, the next week, and the next year. I also knew it was service for the third aspect, so I tried to make a difference.
One of the things that I felt was that I was a little bit disappointed at that time when this happened to me because I had tried to practice meditation and prayer already and be a role model. Interestingly enough, I went back to my spiritual master. I told him, “I’m very disappointed in myself that I attracted something like this truck accident.” He said, “You had bad Feng Shui.” I was like, “What is that?” He said, “There are three aspects to the Law of Attraction, to connecting in with your higher self.” The first form is meditation and prayer and trying to release your karma. Any lessons you have come to, we do in this lifetime.
As a human being, it’s also how you are setting your mindset, how you have your emotional behavior, and how you do things in the world to be positive and take action for the good of all. There’s also a third aspect and that’s the environment. That was really new to me. He says like, “Where are you sleeping right now?” I said to him, “I hate that place.” He said, “Yes, because it’s not aligned for you.” He gave me my first steps in Feng Shui and I didn’t even know that many people could know that it or I had no idea.
He told me my directions. He told me the college that would work for me. I went into another room, I changed things around, and my life shifted. My life shifted spiritually and energetically. I was very bullied at school, and some of these bullies became my friends. A lot of things shifted. I was a person who was very alone. I didn’t have any friends to being with a very popular guy who’s my boyfriend. It all happened in two weeks. There was this big shift.
I knew it was because I have changed my environment because I didn’t change anything else. I started practicing all this information. When I was eighteen, I had to make a choice. I was thinking, “I want to reach 500 million people. How can I be of service to so many people?” I was like, “Perhaps I could go into politics or go into diplomacy.” That’s why I became a lawyer because in my country, becoming a lawyer was a necessary step to becoming a Prime Minister of Belgium or to be a representative for the United Nations. I was thinking that level.
I understood that I had to open up my mind and create a space for me to do this. After five years of practicing and working for the Belgian and the European governments, I also saw that I couldn’t help the others reach a conscious level. The politicians I was working with and the managers started asking me, “Why are you always so joyful and you’re so positive? What do you do? You always shine.” I was starting to share with them that I was doing meditation and Feng Shui.
I decided to set up a consulting company, and my first clients were politicians and top managers from the government to help them to go to the next level. There is where I saw that that was my pivot moment. I don’t feel I was corporate because it was part of my service. I was very focused on that to reach more people. I then found that there was another way I could do it. I could become a teacher.
I started teaching meditation and how to reach the enlightenment that I experienced when I was 26. I knew where it could lead to, where people could be full of compassion and love and reach out to people to be of higher service. I was very focused at a very early age to do this. After 6 or 7 years, I was thinking, “I’m still in Belgium. There are just 10 million people in Belgium. You cannot reach 500 million.” I started going to America.
Marie was describing what I think we can all identify as a pivotal time or a pivotal moment where you discovered on some level that you had a higher purpose and you started to pursue that. You knew deep inside that you wanted to have a major impact. Initially, you thought, “Maybe I’ll do it in politics. I’d become a lawyer.”
You studied to become a lawyer and you worked in the political arena for 5 or 6 years and then you realized, “No, not quite. I’m going to pivot again and become a consultant, create a consultancy.” You were successful doing that and pursuing it, but then again, you reached the point where you realized, “Even though this is good, it’s successful, and I could continue down this path because it would be a safe path.” On top of that, you were not feeling that you were hitting on all cylinders, so you pivoted again or that’s what you’re about to describe because you’re going to go beyond Belgium.
That is a good way to explain it. I was pivoting. I was in America and then I got, “We move in three weeks.” I jumped. I called my husband and said, “Let’s move. We’re coming here.” I was in time to connect with one of our colleagues, Marci Shimoff, that then connected me with Jack Canfield. I was doing some consulting for him and supporting his company and his family to reach a higher level of frequency. That’s where he invited me to be part of TLC, the Transformational Leadership Council.
I started having these dreams about this woman that have blonde hair. She said in my dreams, “I’m from Australia. Pay attention when I come into your life.” I already had a lot of visionary dreams in the past. When I came to TLC, that was when Rhonda Byrne came to sit next to me and said, “I’m Rhonda from Australia.” I said, “Whatever you do, I need to do this.” She’s like, “I’m doing this movie called The Secret, but not a lot of people want to be interviewed.” I’m like, “I’m in. I need to do this. You’re going to reach millions of people.” She’s like, “You’re the first that is so enthusiastic.” I said, “I know it.”
I was interviewed, and she was very surprised about my take on the Law of Attraction and Quantum Physics from the environmental perspective. She said, “You’re going to be in the movie.” I said, “I’m going to be in the movie. It’s on my vision board.” I put it on the vision board that I’m going to be in a movie seen by millions of people that will transform the world.” I knew coming to America, Hollywood, that I can become part of a movie. In that opening up, I had to learn to say yes. One thing I have learned is the total surrender and trust when these ideas come up, like, “Move to America,” and I’m like, “I’m going.” This woman comes and I’m like, “I’m ready.” All the time, I’m going to that feeling of, “I’m ready,” and not going to resist.All your gadgets are always on. Your computer is always on. The only thing that is not on is you. Click To Tweet
We all have these dreams and these things we want to manifest, but when it’s brought in front of us, we start going into finding all excuses and thinking, “Is that possible or is that not possible?” I will say, “I’m just the girl from Belgium that kept saying yes.” I kept saying yes to the opportunities that came in my life, but I had directed them. I had directed them through my meditation, my way of thinking, and my environment. My home and my office are aligned with what I exactly want based on what I share in Diamond Feng Shui. It’s all about aligning, and if you’re not aligned and it comes in front of you, just say yes. That’s the whole point of that thing, right?
I am ready. We’re in the business of sharing concepts and words with people and languages because of Facebook Live and so many other things like that. Technology has made it possible for people to be broadcasters everywhere. Everybody has the capability to be a media company in some way. Words are everywhere, but I think that those are very powerful words that I don’t hear every day. “I am ready.”What I heard you say was, you said, “I am ready,” and then you said, “Yes.” That’s incredible. You also mentioned total surrender. I read a book by Michael Singer called The Surrender Experiment, which I highly recommend.
I’ve recommended The Untethered Soul to thousands of people. The Surrender Experiment is a very interesting and fascinating and powerful book in some respects on the subject of what you’re talking about, which is that when you can be in a conducive environment both internally and externally. The internal environment that comes from me from meditation and prayer can create some stillness, which is not an easy thing to do. The external environment, which is not much of I think what Feng Shui is about, is the physical environment in which you find yourself living and working. Those two things create a conduciveness receptivity.
It’s almost a conduit.
You can then receive information, guidance, and access to something infinite intelligence even. That’s what has happened to me. You’ve been training people to be able to access that greater wisdom for many years so that you can say with authenticity, “I am ready. I can say yes,” because you trust the source where the information is coming from. Is that about right?
That is a very clear explanation. All my students and clients worldwide always go first. I teach them a very similar meditation called The Tubes of Light, where I always say to people, “The first thing you do is switch all of these machines on, but the only thing that is not on is you.” You don’t put yourself on. You don’t connect it with a source and make sure that all your phones, iPads, and computers are turned on and have a battery, but you are not connecting to the highest battery there is and that’s the universe.
When you connect with that, at the same time, the system you have is what we call a firewall. It has a protective shield. The second step is always a little protection moment where you say, “All these other frequencies that are not of the greatest energy, I don’t allow them to disturb me anymore. I have my firewall up at all the good energy can come to me.”
Also, it is very important to connect with the higher source of what we call the quantum point. It is the connection with the quantum physical world where all the things that look impossible are totally possible. When I look at my life and the stories that can be told, everyone has these stories if you go beyond the personality aspects of fear and doubt.
Those are the two greatest stop signs for us to move forward because we are in fear of many things. We’re in doubt that if we set the step to move forward that we will regret it. You see a lot of people and they are asking, “Do you have regrets?” They say, “No. I don’t have regrets,” because they didn’t follow their doubts. They said, “I’m going to surrender. I’m going to see where this path leads me.” If you’re on the wrong path, get off the path, turn around, and try something else.
Is it that simple to you? That’s what the book Pivot is about and what the show is that we can consciously choose, accept, or surrender to a path. To trust that the path that we’re being led to is for our greater good and the greater good of others. If it’s wrong, doesn’t feel right, or doesn’t turn out right, we can still pivot or change our paths again.
You have to imagine this is myriads of changes in the universe. You can go in all directions. It’s that we are still thinking from this one-dimensional field where we’re saying, “We have to go step-by-step.” I said, “It doesn’t work like this. It goes up, down, to the side, and then it steps up.” There are so many possibilities than you can imagine.
When I was thinking about being of service, I could only think of the level of the United Nations or politics. At that moment, I couldn’t even imagine doing a show with you to be of service to humanity. The only thing I saw many years ago was when I asked my spiritual teacher, “How will it happen?” He showed me millions of people see my face on their little television screen. He said, “One day, millions of people will see you on a television screen.” I had no idea what that meant.
If you think about it, this is a Facebook Live, a podcast, or a television movie called The Secret. That’s the only thing I had as a glimpse that that would be of service. When I do my video webinars with my students, it’s all through the same system that you’re using. When we do live streaming or an event, people all look at this little screen and they see us. The only thing I saw was the image that was shown to me when I was eighteen.
You have to imagine that there was no way to comprehend at that time the evolution of technology. Now, it is so much easier to be of a difference to the world because you can blog, vlog, write a book, do a podcast, or do these amazing changes close by and far away at the same time from your home. Everyone that says, “It’s so hard to make a difference,” I say, “There has never been a time that it’s easier to make a difference with your wisdom and your words and your heart than right now.”The ‘how’ unfolds when you say, “I’m ready.” Click To Tweet
All those excuses that I had, and you had when we started this journey, are gone because it’s become so easy and effortless. You have to align yourself and say, “I’m ready. I’m going to do this.” How? I did not know the how. I’m sure you had no idea how to do the how. The how unfolds when you say, “I’m ready.”
I’m ready. This is the declaration. You said that you work through a process where you turn on that battery to connect to the universe and you also put up a firewall to protect yourself. It sounded to me that the form of meditation is something of a ritual. I’ve got another book that’s about the power of rituals in business and everyday life. I’m quite excited about that as well. If you could, please share a little bit more to unpack that meditational ritual, or if you wanted even to lead us through it a little bit, you could do that too if you care to. Any other ritual that you wanted to share is fine as well.
There are two aspects that I would share with you. There’s a meditation aspect and there’s also how you’re connecting to the environment. It’s also a ritual to make sure you’re in the right direction. Everything can be found in the Marie Diamond app that is able to be downloaded for a little amount where they have that ritual, Tubes of Light Meditation.
Also, which direction you are meditating is an important piece. Everybody has based on their birthdays for directions that work well for them to reach a higher frequency. If you’re sitting facing in meditation in a good direction, you go easier into what we call Alpha Brain Waves Data and Delta Brain Waves. If you’re facing the wrong direction, you go and stay in Beta Brain Waves, making it more difficult for you to reach a certain point of lightness and enlightenment. You have also to face the right direction. That is one routine as part of the ritual that my students have. They go to the app and check if they’re in the right area or direction. The meditation itself is four steps.
Please go to the app store and check it out. Randi and I downloaded this beautiful app, Marie Diamond. You can find the app there. It has a very nominal fee. It has all these things laid out. It really is powerful to know, for example, in what direction you should be facing when you’re meditating. You have the option to change your direction. If you’re meditating on the subject of success, then you want to face the direction where you’re your greater success lies. If you’re looking to draw on some wisdom from the universal spirit, you will face maybe in a different direction. The relationship is maybe in another direction. Am I accurate to say that?
There are four directions. One is for success and abundance. If you look at the app, you will see that is indicated in blue. You’ll see there is a blue section. That would be your direction. Then, there’s health and well-being. There’s wisdom in connecting with your teachers or God. The rose is for relationships. People would hold a compass. As you’re holding it in your hand, you are then realigning yourself to look at the direction you want to connect and receive insights from.
This is for the rest of your life. These are your directions based on your birthday. You will also see there’s a golden step every five days that you’re getting to what you do to activate these directions to have an even stronger return on your focus. It’s not a return on investments. It’s a return on your focus. One of the things that people do is they try to always make sure that when they’re sitting, they are facing that direction. Some people love to lay down when they meditate, and their head has to be pointed in that direction. When you’re sitting, you look in the direction. There are two important pieces.
I would invite you to our close your eyes and sit in a relaxed position. Make sure your spine is straight and your shoulders are relaxed. Take a deep breath in and take a deep breath out. As you keep breathing in and out in a relaxed way, just imagine you’re in a beautiful space in nature and the sun is shining. The sun has its crystal white light that fills your whole body from your head to your feet.
From your skin until deep into every cell of your body and the space between your cells, you’re creating this sacred space in your body. You visualize this sparkling white light filling up your aura fields. It’s an arm’s length all around you and above you. Imagine this light is coming in and showering down all the heaviness and giving it to Mother Earth that returns it into beautiful energy for you to be grounded. Take a deep breath in and let go of anything that is no longer serving you.
Around this tube of light we created, we are visualizing the color royal blue. It’s this warm blue color that comes around this tube of white light, and also under your feet and goes up an arm’s length above your head. Royal blue stands for the power of the universe. I am the power of the universe within me and around me. It works as a filter, so all the positive frequencies that are outside of you can come through the filter, but all the less positive that are no longer serving you remain outside your royal blue firewall. Any negative frequencies you want to bring to the universe are returning back to you for you to contemplate.
We’re connecting with the color rose, which stands for love and support of the universe. Imagine this rose firewall coming all around this royal blue and under your feet, connecting with the love and support of the planet we are living on. As we are surrounding ourselves with this love and support of the universe, we even imagine it goes into the center of the universe. We are calling in all our spiritual teachers, guidance, God, angels, masters, or anyone that, for you, has been supportive on your journey. Maybe this is a moment to be in gratitude to your friends, family, and loved ones that have always surrounded you with love. I am the love and support of the universe within me and around me.
Take a deep breath in to accept this love and support in and around you. Imagine from under your feet the color violet. Violet is the fire going clockwise through your body and your aura fields. It is spinning clockwise above your head into the universe. The color violet stands for forgiveness and letting go. It’s time to let go of your conscious and subconscious limiting beliefs in progress. They are no longer serving you. Feel that you’re ready to let them go. Let this violet fire gently do the work of clearing them and giving back to the universe. Take a breath in and let them go.
Imagine that at arm’s length above your head, you have this bright white light. When you focus on it, there’s a magical hat that unfolds that connects the left and the right brain in perfect harmony. As you focus on that point on top of your magical hat, you have access to the quantum field of all your possibilities. As you allow the top of that magical hat, radiate your light out to the world as this is already your start of making a difference in your soul.
You’re sending out your light, connecting in with your family, friends, colleagues, and community. Keep expanding that light to your country and to the world. As you are enlightening from your soul, light everyone on your path. Knowing that you’re doing this, connect back with the top of the magical hat and stay there focused for the rest of the day. Bring your hands together. Move your hands. Bring your warm hands in front of your eyes, open your eyes, let go of your hands, and you’re ready to be of service.Take a deep breath in and let go of anything that is no longer serving you. Click To Tweet
Thank you so much.
You’re welcome. Thank you for doing your work in the world, as it makes a huge difference for thousands and millions of people.