Feng Shui for Wellness is a very interesting approach. Brenda Rosenberg is an expert on the topic and has written this article
to introduce you to some of the principles.
What does it mean to you to come home? We often feel at home with groups of like-minded people, certain types of geography, smells, or sounds. Our physical home changes with time but in the end coming home to our "selves", our true selves free of guilt, shame, fear, shoulds and what ifs, is where all health lies.
The health of your body is reflected in the comfort, flow, colour, lighting, cleanliness and safety of your space and all things in it. The health of your spirit is reflected in how you respect your needs. Do you have a room or a corner of a room that is truly yours? Does it have the objects, colours and comfort you crave? Is it a cozy spot, an open spot, a chair facing a window with a view of nature in the distance or a cave-like corner which reminds you of the blanket forts you made under the kitchen table on rainy days as a child?
Your home reflects who you are, where you have been and where you want to be. Each item has a story, a history, and an energy surrounding it. Where was it purchased and why? Who gave it to you and what was the situation surrounding accepting the gift? Is it in your home surrounded by guilt or resentment or with love and respect for yourself and the person who gave it to you? These stories are surrounding you daily and they can either lift your energy or allow it to slowly trickle away.
When your health gets out of balance look at your home – it will reflect your problems in symbols. The overgrown bushes in front of the entrance could be asking you what you are hiding or say that you are not willing for visitors to find their way in. The long, straight hall that goes directly from the front to the back door could be allowing friends to move quickly out of your life. The dark colour of your bedroom could support your need for security or reinforce your inability to get up and going out into the world each day. Over time these situations drain you of vital energy needed to stay in balance.
Feng Shui translates to wind and water. Air and water are the essential elements for life and health. Both flow and change in nature. Is your life like the calm of a slowly moving stream or the wildly erratic like the winds of a summer storm? Preparing your home to support the flow of life and health can help you prepare for the slow times and the storms.
Written for Wellness-Life-Coach, by
Brenda is an Ottawa based Practitioner of Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Yoga and Feng Shui. She also specializes in helping special needs children achieve balance.
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