Everything around us is made up of energy resonating at different frequencies. Your heart has a different vibration from your lungs. A tree has a different vibration from a rock. The ocean has a different vibration from a pond. One room in your home will have a different vibration from another.
Personally I don’t like using the terminology “good” and “bad” when it comes to energies. I know a lot of people do. I am a firm believer that when it comes to energy it just is. It doesn’t have a “good” or “bad” intention. It just is. However I do believe that there are energies that do good and energies that have the potential to do harm. The energies where you spend time can be either supportive or unsupportive of you and what you want to achieve in that space.
If an energy around you is resonating at the same frequency as say your kidneys, this energy has the potential to affect your kidneys. If the vibration is out of balance, guess what happens to your kidneys? And guess what happens the more time you spend in that energy field? This is one of the basic principles behind geomancy and many studies conducted on how the energies from within the earth affects the human body.
There is also more and more research being done on microwaves and radio waves and the effect these frequencies have on the human body. That’s a whole separate blog on its own!
Back to the subtle energies within your home.
When I do my Feng Shui consultations I often find that people sleep in a perfect home office or work out of a great bedroom. We tend to use the rooms in our homes as they are labelled on the floor plan, or according to size. The master bedroom has to be the biggest one, right? Sometimes I come across someone who is sleeping in the best bedroom from a Feng Shui perspective even if it doesn’t make sense from a floor plan point of view. Always when I ask them they will tell me: “It just feels better sleeping in here” or “I could never sleep in the master bedroom”, or words to that effect. These people are connected to the energies around them, often without even realising it.
Some people are more susceptive to the subtle energies around us than others. Take myself and my husband for example. He sleeps well wherever we are, whereas I will toss and turn or be woken up by the tiniest sound if I’m in an unbalanced bedroom. So there are definitely personal differences to take into consideration as well. Some people will be more affected by the energy around them than others.
Working with Feng Shui my job is to make sure all areas of a building are resonating in harmony. I do that by recommending what room to use for which purposes and also any smaller adjustments that will bring balance to that room. Creating balance can be as easy as using a specific colour or ornament, moving furniture or changing the way the room is used.
If you feel that a room in your home is “off” in some way, try using it for another purpose. Swap your office and bedroom around and see what happens. Move your couch, use a new colour scheme, add some fresh flowers. Small changes like that can have a dramatic effect.
If you are worried or suspect that your home is having a negative impact on you, or if you can feel that this is the case, get a professional in to help you. Don’t wait or think that “things will get better”. You can save yourself much headache and problems down the track by addressing the issue now.
I recommend using a qualified Feng Shui consultant as your first point of call. Check their credentials, ask what schools they are trained in and where they got their qualifications. Question them around geomancy and if this is something they are familiar with. Are they trained in modern Feng Shui, will they measure EMFs (electro magnetic fields) during the consultation?
You can find a list of qualified consultants via the different self-regulating Feng Shui associations found all over the world. In Australia we have the Association of Feng Shui Consultants and International Feng Shui Association – Australia Chapter who lists Feng Shui consultants with proper education and credentials to help you. I’m a member of the AFSC and in the process of applying for membership in the IFSA as well.
Let me know if I can help you find a consultant in your area or if you have any questions on where to start creating balance in your home.
Happy Feng Shui Friday!