In addition to adding Feng Shui into your Life, joining a gym, yoga or meditation class and eating healthier would also benefit you. Remember it's never too late to start taking charge of your Health no matter which month it is!
Listed below you will find how to locate the HEALTH gua on your Bagua map as well as I will give you 4 cures/tips that are based on Feng Shui philosophy and good old common sense. Some of these cures and tips are specific Feng Shui cures, some are Feng Shui principles that can be applied universally and some will involve a degree of work on your part.
THE LOCATION OF THE HEALTH GUA
The Health gua is located in the center of your home. This makes sense because it IS the most important of all the guas as well as it's THE most important aspect of your life. This area of your life and your Bagua map should be a priority for you today, not tomorrow, not next week but TODAY because you will not be able to take care of someone else if you are sick and unhealthy.
Your job in this location is to start here and begin removing the clutter, deep cleaning this area, doing a clearing (either using Sage, Salt or whatever you like to do to clear the energy), fix anything that is broken, remove any negative objects (I.e. guns, knives basically any weapons that you may have here and of course the garbage) and remove the Alcohol. (this does NOT help you to stay physically or mentally healthy)
CLEARING OUT THE JUNK & CLUTTER
That's right, it's time to get rid of all that "JUNK" that you have filling up your homes and offices. That means getting rid of the CLUTTER in closets, storage rooms, on top of your kitchen countertops, in the pantry, in cupboards, spare room and especially at the front entrance as this is where all the good positive Chi energy comes into your home and this means OPPORTUNITIES for YOU and your loved ones!!
The elements are one of the principles in Feng Shui. The element associated with the Health gua is the Earth element. By adding this element to this gua you can help improve your health. This element's colors are yellow and brown and the shape associated with this element is square. You can add the element shape by using furniture, picture frames, flooring and even by adding a healthy plants to this gua. Remember too much of any one thing is usually not a good thing so try to have a representation of all of the 5 elements in every gua to balance the Chi energy. Using the earth element will increase stability in your life as well as make you feel more connected and centered which will alleviate stress and in turn improve your health.
CHANGE THE COLOR OF YOUR BED SHEETS
One very simple and fun Feng Shui cure which will improve your health...change your bed sheets color to yellow or green (Green is a wood element color which is another good element to have in this gua).
As mentioned earlier plants add the Earth element but they also add the Wood element, which is another good element for this gua. A good choice for this gua is a round leaved plants such as a rubber plant. A big leafy plant like a ficus can help fill stagnant corners and revive the Chi energy. Cacti are great plants to help reduce EMF emissions when placed near the computer.
As one of the 9 Traditional Feng Shui Cures, mirrors are considered the "Aspirin" of Feng Shui because they can cure so many problems in an environment. However, it is important to use them properly or you may end up receiving the exact opposite of what you wanted to achieve.
Feng Shui "Do's"
-Do use a "whole" mirror in which you can see yourself in one piece. This gives you a sense of confidence as you get one last look at yourself before you leave the house.
-Do hang mirrors to bring in the beauty of nature from outside. Nature has a way of lifting up your Chi energy.
-Do hang mirrors in a dark hallway as it will add light and movement to your space and bring the Chi energy down the hallway to help circulate it throughout your home.
-Do hang a mirror near your entryway to activate the water element.
-Do place a mirror against the wall that defines a missing gua from the Bagua. This will visually expand the space and symbolically fill in the missing gua.
Feng Shui "Don’ts"
-Don't hang mirrors that distort your image. Overtime this can make you feel less confident about yourself and it can give you a distorted view of yourself. If there are broken fragments of the mirror, these broken fragments in time can make you feel "Broke" (finances) or "Broken up" (emotionally). A whole mirror gives you a sense of confidence and completeness.
-Don't hang mirrors in the bedroom as they bounce the energy around the
space which will keep you up at night. (You can hang a mirror inside a closet door so it can be shut at night)
-Don't hang a mirror next to the bed or on the wall above the bed (LOL yes I had to put this here) because in Feng Shui it is said that if you can see your reflection in a mirror while lying down on the bed it will bring in a third person into your relationship. It also can startle you when you are waking up in the middle of the night which doesn't give you a good feeling.
-Don't hang mirrors to high or too low. It must be at a height where you can see your entire head and shoulders, and those of everyone else who lives in your home.
In Feng Shui it is believed that the water in your home represents the money and emotions in your life. If you are having any water issues (running toilet, leaky faucet) I bet you are also having money and emotional issues too.
Here are 9 cures to help balance the water energy in your bathroom which will also help balance the emotional and the financial energy in your life.
-If you have any outdated, mismatched or broken bathroom fixtures you are creating stagnant energy that will hinder the growth in all areas of your life. Try replacing them with something beautiful and modern.
-If you are feeling emotionally drained remove the clutter in this space as it is draining you emotionally and financially.
-Fix any leaky faucets or toilets as this energy is draining your money away from you.
-To keep the positive energy up, keep the toilet seats down and the drains covered when not in use.
-Keep your bathrooms well-ventilated and smelling nice. Consider using essential oils (I use Young Living) to help keep your bathrooms smelling fresh and clean without adding any toxic chemicals into the air.
-Your bathroom should be well lit. Having bright lights will keep the energy up. A dark bathroom drags down your energy level and your mood.
-Add live plants to purify the air and bring in vital energy. By placing a plant on the toilet tank this will slow the energy down.
-Add the Wood element to balance the water in the room. You can do this with color, plants or a beautiful piece of art on the wall.
-Create a spa like feel in your bathroom and make it a beautiful space where you can go to pamper yourself in luxury.
For the people who haven't started their Feng Shui journey grab a paper and pen and let's get started...for those who have started, I suggest that you do the same because you still may learn something that can help you on your Feng Shui Journey.
In Feng Shui we believe that your environment is supposed to support you. If it doesn't then you need to make some Feng Shui adjustments. I would recommend that you try to get everyone who is living in the home involved in this assignment however, if that isn't possible continue on with your Feng Shui adjustments and hopefully when they see your amazing results they will want to learn more or maybe even help out down the road.
Step #1 - .Make 2 columns at the top of your page - "Working" and "Not Working".
Step #2 -Then on the left hand side of those two headings write down each of the life categories - Wealth/Prosperity, Fame/Reputation, Relationship/Love, Family, Health, Children/Creativity, Skills/Knowledge, Career/Life Path and Helpful People/Travel.
Step #3 - Then starting answering the following questions and adding them to the appropriate column.
For example Helpful People question:
Are you finding that you are the one that does everything in the house? Are you having a hard time finding the right person for the job i.e. painter, realtor, contractor etc...Would you like to travel more for business or pleasure or would you like to do less Travelling?
- Traveling just the right amount for my business
- I can't find the right person to help me paint the house
-I can't get the kids to pick up after themselves
then continue onto the next question and so on...
a) Helpful People and Travel – Are you finding that you are the one that does everything in the house? Are you having a hard time finding the right person for the job i.e. painter, realtor, contractor etc...Would you like to travel more for business or pleasure or would you like to do less travelling?
b) Career and Life Path – Do you love what you do or are you feeling frustrated at your job? What's frustrating you about the job? People, Money, Location, Stress?
c) Skills and Knowledge – Are you having a hard time in school? Do you feel that your current level of education is enough? Do you seem to make bad decisions and wish you could make better choices? Do you want to change careers but you don't have the skills to reach for your dream?
d) Family – Do you have a good relationship with your family? Do you wish to start a family? Are you having a hard time making enough to pay for the basics in life?
e) Health – Is your health taking a beating? Do you need to step it up a little in the exercise area? Do you need to start eating properly? Are you getting sick more often than anyone else at the office? Is your clutter starting to affect your health?
f) Children and Creativity – Are you teenagers driving you crazy? Are you having a hard time conceiving? Do you wish you were more creative in your personal and/or business life? Are you bored in your life or work?
g) Relationship and Love – Are you happy in your marriage? Has the sizzle in your relationship fizzled? Are you content and fulfilled in your current relationships (family, spouse, business associates, children, family). Are you looking for Mr. or Mrs. Right? Are you attracting the wrong type of person over and over again?
h) Fame and Reputation – Are you getting passed up for promotions at work? Are you looking for some recognition at work for all that you do? Do you feel that people are talking poorly about you in your personal or business life?
I) Wealth and Prosperity – Are you looking to buy a new house, vehicle or cottage? Do you want to go on a vacation this year? Does your money go out as fast, if not faster, than it comes in? Are you looking to have some of the good things in life?
Ok now that you've answered all the questions this list becomes
an easy reference pointing to the problem places in your home as well as you now have a list showing you what you can be grateful for.
Step #4 - Before making any changes record the date that you get started. Then after approximately 6-8 weeks take a look back at your list and make a note of any changes that have happened and celebrate the success that you have had!!
Enjoy your homework! ;)
I am a Certified Feng Shui Practitioner, Professional Organizer, Young living Essential Oils Distributor and mother of two children.