In feng shui, we believe that everything is alive and everything is talking to us.
The environment we live in has a direct impact on each important aspect of our life. Each object in the home triggers memories and sends us messages about who we are. Does our environment reflect who we are today or does it reflect who we were in the past? If I look in my clothes closet, do my clothes reflect who I am today or do they take me back to a time in my life that is not supportive of who I am being today?
Feng Shui and Health
As we get older, it becomes more important to take better care of ourselves as our bodies are not able to get away with as much as we used to! The key to staying healthy, fit, and alive is to develop a lifestyle complete with regular exercise and good nutrition. It could be that there might be a bad habit that’s developed over the years, such as overeating, maybe too much alcohol, or smoking. If you’ve chosen to take on improving yourself and improving your health, it is vital to have an environment that promotes and supports this. A feng shui consultation can anchor this strong and healthy energy into your life.
If you’ve taken on improving your body, do you have a living environment that supports that?
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Are there aspects of your home that keep you connected to poor health and the possibility of disease?
One feng shui step would be to dedicate a small area or corner of your home can celebrate and hold the energy of that commitment and keep you moving in that direction.
How does the energy flow through your home?
Does walking into your home feels welcoming and invigorating, or does it feel heavy and draining?
Next time you walk into your home, take a moment and check inside as to how you feel. Take your home’s feng shui temperature. If you feel great when you walk through your door, you are blessed to have a home that supports your health and well-being.
If you walk in and feel tired and off balance, see if there are specific items that take your consciousness back to a darker time in your life or to a past negative behavior that is not serving who you are today. Remove those items and consider replacing them with a strong and healthy plant whose vitality and growth reflects who you are today.
How can feng shui raise the healing energy of your home and draw in and welcome healing energy into your life?
Psychology of Feng Shui
Feng shui is the ancient art and science of arranging your home or work environment to positively impact all aspects of your life.
Feng shui originated in ancient China over five thousand years ago, and actually is directly translated as ‘Wind and Water.’ This is because the original feng shui practitioners counseled their clients to avoid building structures either too high up a mountain where it would be exposed to too much wind, or too low in a valley where it could be vulnerable to too much water in the form of flooding. Some people may think of feng shui and associate it with Chinese culture and tradition. That may be because when feng shui originated in China, its original applications and remedies involved cures and remedies relevant and sensitive to Chinese people and their culture.
Feng shui is actually largely based on psychological principles and how one’s surrounding environment consciously and subconsciously impacts the mind. In their careful observation of how the environment influences and impacts human behavior over thousands of years, feng shui practitioners developed a systematic process of analysis and recommendation to provide their clients with a living or work environment that was safe, comfortable, and supportive of all areas of their lives.
When a feng shui practitioner is seeking to establish elemental balance in a residence, the purpose is to balance the elements so that there exists a feeling of harmony, each of the elements- fire, earth, metal, water, and wood- has an emotional characteristic.
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The emotional element of fire is passion- too much fire element in an environment can lead to rage, whereas not enough can feel flat and dispassionate.
The earth element provides the sensation of physical stability. Too much of the earth element in the environment can wind up feeling rigid, and stuck in life. Not enough can result in an environment that produces feelings of insignificance.
Metal is the element of mental agility: too much produces of over-concern or obsession with rules and regiment- not enough metal in the environment produces feelings of noncommittal and being wishy-washy.
Water is the element of deep emotional feeling. Too much water in the home of business environment can lead to depression, whereas not enough water in the environment leads to feelings of flat affect and emotional shutdown.
Wood is the element that represents growth. Too much wood in the environment can produce too rapid growth, as in when a relationship moves too quickly or a business starts growing too fast without a strong foundation. Not enough wood in the environment and the resultant feeling is stagnation and barrenness.
Any of the five elements out of balance in a residence or business is very likely to result in it occupants feeling the negative psychological impact of such imbalance. One of the roles of the feng shui practitioner is to correct and remedy the imbalances and return the structure to harmony.
There are numerous other salient ways that feng shui addresses the negative psychological impact of the environment. Every object in your possession speaks to you, and it is saying something positive or negative. A framed photograph of a favorite pet sends a comforting and positive message. A set of beautiful dishes that you bought with an ex and wound up with after the break up constantly send a subconscious message that may be painful and frustrating. Whether we are aware of it or not, all of the objects in our environment are talking to us and sending us one kind of message or another.
Sharp corners of tables and other objects are processed in by the subconscious mind as knives coming at the observer, and the mind will look at a jumble of black electrical chords behind an entertainment center and for a split second wonder if it is a snake. The mind is even aware at the subconscious level is the shape of the structure is incomplete. The psyche yearns for whole shapes, and if a building is L-shaped and missing a corner, the psyche will feel out of balance. It is not so much that the occupant is consciously aware of these psychological spikes- rather all these factors impact negatively on the subconscious level.
Feng shui practitioner
Feng shui practitioners with years of training and experience and looking through their feng shui eyes have the skill and intuition to identify and remove the aspects of the environment that hold you back. They can also recommend the enhancements and remedies that will bring your home or office to its maximum level of safety, comfort, and productivity. If your home or office environment does not inspire you and pull you towards all of your goals, consider letting Those Feng Shui Guys generate your building’s full potential.