Compass Directions – Southeast

The Southeast sector of your home represents abundance and wealth. It’s connected to the eldest daughter in the family and the element of wood. The emblem of the Southeast is Wind and the number associated with the Southeast is 4. Any shades of green are favourable colours for this part of your home, and it’s represented by tall and rectangular shapes. The season of spring is connected to the Southeast and in your body it corresponds to your liver and gallbladder as well as your thighs and buttocks.

This kind of information is useful if you are experiencing any issues in any of the areas mentioned above, or you want to create extra support in your life for these areas. If that’s the case it can pay off to take a closer look at the Southeast sector of your home.

For example, a bathroom in this sector will have a draining effect on the eldest daughter in the family as well as your overall abundance and wealth. A stove or fireplace here can mean that these areas of your life are over-active and you can tend to feel burnt out by them, or you are “burning through” your money. To rectify these situations ideally you should move the bathroom or fireplace, which of course most often you cannot do. Instead you can create extra support for the eldest daughter by helping her to de-stress or by helping her in managing her abundance and wealth. It’s also important for everyone in the home to counteract these situations with taking extra care of your abundance and wealth. Watch your thoughts in these areas closely and change them if they are not serving you.

Clutter in the Southeast sector of your home will create a barrier around your abundance and ability to create wealth. Clutter is attracted to the areas of your life you feel burdened by or don’t want to look at. If you find clutter in this sector of your home, subconsciously you are working against your ability to create abundance and attract wealth. If this bothers you and you want to change it, start clearing the clutter in this part of your home, and you will soon find that you start attracting new opportunities into your life and you feel more abundant and might even get a pay raise or some new clients or projects in the door.

If this part of your home is missing, or partially missing, you may experience that it’s hard to think and act abundantly or that wealth creation is not really going your way. You may even experience specific health issues related to your liver, gallbladder or legs. To counteract this you can place a live water feature or a big wooden statue, a tree or a wooden fence in the Southeast sector of your garden.

What is the Southeast sector of your home telling you?

 

FeelGood Feng Shui: Southeast-wind

Emblem of the Southeast – Wind

 

 

Compass Directions – East

The East sector of your home represents family relationships and health. It’s connected to the eldest son in the family and the element of wood. The emblem of the East is Thunder and the number associated with the East is 3. Any shades of green are favourable colours for this part of your home, and it’s represented by tall and rectangular shapes. The season of spring is connected to the East and in your body it corresponds to your liver and gallbladder as well as your feet.

This kind of information is useful if you are experiencing any issues in any of the areas mentioned above, or you want to create extra support in your life for these areas. If that’s the case it can pay off to take a closer look at the East sector of your home.

For example, a bathroom in this sector will have a draining effect on the eldest son in the family as well as your family relationships and overall health. A stove or fireplace here can mean that these areas of your life are over-active and you can tend to feel burnt out by them. To rectify these situations ideally you should move the bathroom or fireplace, which of course most often you cannot do. Instead you can create extra support for the eldest son by helping him to de-stress or by spending more time with him and look after his health. It’s also important for everyone in the home to counteract these situations with taking extra care of your health and your relationships with each-other.

Clutter in the East sector of your home will create a barrier around your family relationships and health. Clutter is attracted to the areas of your life you feel burdened by or don’t want to look at. If you find clutter in this sector of your home, subconsciously you are working against your health situation and having great relationships within the family unit. If this bothers you and you want to change it, start clearing the clutter in this part of your home, and you will soon find that you have more energy, time and inspiration to relate to each other and living healthy lives.

If this part of your home is missing, or partially missing, you may experience various health issues or fighting/not getting along within the family, or even experience specific health issues related to your liver, gallbladder or feet. To counteract this you can place a live water feature or a big wooden statue, a tree or a wooden fence in the East sector of your garden.

What is the East sector of your home telling you?

 

FeelGood Feng Shui: East - Thunder

Emblem of the East – Thunder

 

 

Feng Shui Friday – Hello autumn!

It hit me today that I really feel the change and shift that is happening all around me at the moment. The evenings are getting shorter, the nights are colder and nature seems to be winding down. The trees, hedges and bushes in my neighbourhood that were blooming only a few weeks ago are not any more. There are less people at the beach, even though the weather today was stunning. The sun is still warm, and yet, there is something in the air… I think it’s autumn!

So I started thinking about autumn, what it means for me right now, what it has meant for people centuries back in time, and what role it plays in the circle of life. Autumn is the time of year when we wind down, take stock, reap what we’ve sown during the rest of the year. So autumn is about introspection, about slowing down and regrouping after the “full-on-ness” of summer. It’s a time of reflection and gratitude for what we have. It’s a great time to be thankful for everything I love and appreciate in my life.

And I realised that thousands of years ago, the Chinese Feng Shui masters who were studying the way of the world figured out a model to explain what was going on. This was way before we’d head about atoms, quarks, electricity and so on. These old masters studied what they saw around them and constructed a system that we as Feng Shui consultants still use today, thousands of years later. And it is still valid, it works, it makes sense (at least it does to me) and I can get a different understanding on the world I see around me from looking at it through this model.

The model I’m referring to is called “The Five Elements”.

According to Feng Shui there are five elements in nature: Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood. This model is slightly different from many other classical element models that mainly work with four elements: Fire, Earth, Air and Water. Sometimes there is a fifth element mentioned as well, Ether or Void, particularly in ancient Greece, Ayurveda and Native American traditions. Feng Shui doesn’t mention air as a separate element which I find interesting. In the Five Element theory, air is the conduit, the given constant so to speak, and the enabler of movement between the other elements. So it’s there, and it’s not…

The Five Elements in China were seen as ever changing and moving, morphing into one another in a cyclical manner much like the seasons. In fact, the Five Element Theory can be applied to explain seasonal changes.

It amazes me that back then, thousands of years ago, they didn’t have the technology we have now. They didn’t know about nuclear science or going into space. They observed what was around them, and they used that as a way of understanding their world. And that way of looking at the world can still be applied today. Simply by observing nature and actions, reactions, interactions and counteractions these people learned so much.

Maybe some of this knowledge has gone missing today? Most people I meet are so busy living that they forget to stop and look at life. They forget to marvel over a beautiful sunrise, they forget to listen to the birds, they forget to be grateful for the life-giving rain, and most of all, they forget to take the time to listen to themselves.

All “ancient societies” (Greece, Egypt, Native america, China, India etc.) had their own form of element theory. They were all closely linked to nature, to the seasons and the compass directions. These people observed and lived in tune with nature and what they saw. It just worked better that way…

So autumn to me is a great reminder of all of this. Of how amazing the world we live in is, and how much knowledge we have. How many things I have to be grateful for. It’s a time to stop. To look. To appreciate. To take in what is all around me. To breathe and to smile and remember to appreciate nature and all its gifts. To maybe leave technology for a while and go out in the crisp, clean autumn air and just be…

What does autumn mean to you?

 

Autumn in Sweden where I grew up – absolutely beautiful!