Feng Shui and Your Health|
by Leslie Jacobson, MA, MS
Certified Feng Shui Consultant
Your health is connected to the Feng Shui of your environment. Good Feng Shui may not heal all that ails you, but it can help you become as healthy (both physically and mentally) as you can be. Bad Feng Shui can cause, exacerbate, or increase susceptibility to illness, stress, and depressed energy (chi.)
One area of the home that can have a negative affect on your health is your bathroom(s). Since it is a place of waste, in Feng Shui it is considered a place filled with dead chi. This negative chi can be balanced by adding living or active things like plants, crystal, and bright colors to your bathroom.
Bad energy from your bathroom can affect you most while you sleep. If at all possible make sure that your bed is not directly above or below a toilet and that the head of your bed is not directly in line with a toilet in the next room. If you cannot move your bed, hang a crystal above your bed to protect your physical and emotional health.
Having the door of a bathroom directly across from the door of your bedroom can also be a problem, as can having a bathroom attached to your bedroom (as is often the case with master bedrooms.) Many people have found that the part of their body that is directly in line with their bathroom, while in bed, will suffer from some health problem.
One way to protect yourself from this negative chi is to make sure that the bathroom door is always kept closed and that the toilet seat cover is always down (including when flushing and except when in use!) When the toilet flushes, all of the good energy in your home, especially your health and prosperity energy, just gets flushed down that toilet along with all that water.
Keeping the seat down is something you should do even if your bathroom is nowhere near your bedroom. Placing a crystal on the toilet tank can help stabilize the chi in the room. If there is no door to the bathroom, you can use a curtain or screen to protect yourself from this unhealthy chi. You can also hang a crystal from the ceiling (high enough so you don't hit your head) between your bed and the bathroom. Another way to protect yourself is to take red ribbon, string, or tape and lay it across the doorway to your bathroom (tack it down or hide it under a carpet or rug so you do not slip on it.)
You also do not want your bathroom's dead chi to mix with the energy in your kitchen. Nobody wants their food and their toilets to mix. If your bathroom is directly across from your kitchen use the same methods to protect yourself that you would use in the bedroom (close doors, use curtains, screens, crystals or red to separate these opposing energies.)
Leaky faucets, shower heads, and pipes can waste more than water. When there is a waste like that occurring in your home, it represents a waste of money and can affect your emotional state. In addition to the water bills increasing, other unrelated unnecessary expenses will occur and you may begin to feel frazzled. Whenever you are wondering where all your money is going or your life suddenly becomes too much for you to handle, it is time to make sure you have no water leaks in or around your home. The only cure for this problem is to have your plumber fix your leaks.
And whenever you are making any adjustments, keep your intention in mind. As you move your bed or hang your crystal, tell yourself that you have good health and are feeling great. These positive words embed themselves into the physical changes you make and soon you will find that your intention is your reality.
Leslie Jacobson is a Certified Feng Shui Consultant and has a Masters Degree in Counseling, and a Masters Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She has attended classes, workshops, and seminars led by the biggest names in Feng Shui including Professor Lin Yun, Grand Master Yap Cheng Hai, Denise Linn, Raymond Lo, Jami Lin, Nancilee Wydra, Katherine Metz, Nancy SantoPietro, Dennis Fairchild, Laurelyn Baker, David Daniel Kennedy, James Allyn Moser, Carol Cannon, and Deborah Walston. She draws upon her training, skills and experience in Psychology and Counseling to make sure that your home or work place is both physically and psychologically pleasing to you personally. Leslie and her brother Mark are available for home and business consultations in the South Florida area. Their company is called Feng Shui Consultants of Boca Raton. They have recently begun offering E-Consults for the many out-of-towners who are interested in benefiting from their expertise. They are also willing to provide lectures to groups in Palm Beach County. Leslie and Mark are also offering Feng Shui Ride Alongs. It's your way to learn Feng Shui by watching us work. Currently, they are working on their first Feng Shui book. Email Leslie at BocaFengShui@yahoo.com or visit her website at http://www.geocities.com/BocaFengShui/fastentry