feng shui

Feng shui for digestive and emotional health

Feng shui is the art of placing objects in a good energetic space to promote luck, wealth and wellbeing in many areas of your life. Your environment has a huge impact on your emotions, thoughts, health and energy levels. Similarly, how you feel and think will affect the objects that you are attracted to and the environment to which you expose yourself. Overwhelm, confusion, exhaustion and conflict are physical reactions to continuous stressful situations. These can easily affect your digestion. One way to address these is to rectify any imbalanced energy around your Home.

Houses in Australia are often not designed by feng shui specialists. What may look nice to you and an architect may not always flow energetically to affect your life in a positive way. Thankfully, there are remedies to errors made by keen architects to bring about better energy flow and dispel negative energy.

The centre of the home represents your health so having a bathroom situated there is not a great idea. It can bring illnesses related to the stomach.

Some of the key areas of the home that can be affected by bad design and which will also affect your emotions and digestion are the kitchen, bathroom and hallway. The kitchen is often seen in feng shui as the centre of the home and the stove is an important factor when it comes to health. According to the principles of feng shui, the stove should not be in line with the front door but if your home design does not accommodate this, then hang a faceted crystal between the door and the stove. A faceted crystal uses reflection and deflection of light. The light enters the crystal and reflects on the inner facets and then comes out again and deflects. This type of crystal can remedy quite a number of negative feng shui issues. Your local crystal shop can guide you with this.

If the stove is seen from the front door, it can rob your energy and energetically bring about issues involving blood or unexplained illnesses. Similarly, it is not good to have a toilet on the other side of the wall of the stove because it will disrupt the energy of the house. If you have this design, one remedy is to hang a mirror on the wall behind the stove so the stove is reflected and the toilet energy nullified.

The bathroom also needs to be in an appropriate area or it will drain the energy out of the house. The centre of the home represents your health so having a bathroom situated there is not a great idea. It can bring illnesses related to the stomach. If your bathroom is there, you need to place a mirror on the outside of the bathroom door. Similarly, a bathroom at the end of a long hallway can affect your digestion and one remedy for this is a crystal hanging from the ceiling. If the bathroom is small, this can also affect digestion, so it might be a good idea to hang a mirror inside to make it look bigger.

A door at the end of a long hallway can also affect your digestion and be a catalyst for emotional imbalance.

Mirrors are not the only way to create space. Hallways do the same and a hallway that is blocked could bring on further issues with digestion, constipation and back problems as the energy is blocked. So make sure you keep your hallways clear. A hallway in the wrong place will affect the feng shui and divide the house with such things as unexpected illnesses and greater stress levels. Again, hanging two faceted crystals in the hallway can disperse negative energy. Slowing the energy makes it move in a more gentle manner.

A door at the end of a long hallway can also affect your digestion and be a catalyst for emotional imbalance. It can create lots of triggers causing small niggly arguments among occupants. A faceted crystal ball or wind chime in the hallway hung from a red cord can protect you and remedy this situation by again slowing down the energy.  Similarly, if you have a doorway to an ensuite near your bed, this can cut your energy as you sleep as well as affect your digestive system. It is a good idea to interrupt the energy between you and the doorway with a chime or mobile.

The art of feng shui can be complicated but if you are interested in learning more, there are many good books around and courses to assist you. As a specialist in energy work, I would recommend, though, that you call someone to come and look at how the energy flows in your house and assist you to bring about optimum health, wealth and balance to all areas of life for you and your family. Feng shui in-home consultations do take time, though, so you may need to set a half day aside with your consultant, but it is well worth it. A good consultant will also educate you as to why you should implement the remedies they suggest.

Jenetta Haim

Jenetta Haim

Jenetta Haim runs Stressfree Management at 36 Gipps Road, Greystanes, and specialises in assisting your health and lifestyle in all areas by developing programs on either a corporate or personal level to suit your needs. Jenetta has just published a book called Stress-Free Health Management, A Natural Solution for Your Health available from your favourite bookstore or online. For more information and to get in touch, visit her website at Stressfree Management.

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