Compass Directions – North

The North sector of your home represents your career. It’s connected to the middle son in the family and the element of water. The emblem of the North is the moon and the number associated with the North is 1. Blue and black are favourable colours for this part of your home, and it’s represented by wavy and irregular shapes. The season of midwinter is connected to the North and in your body it corresponds to your reproductive organs, kidneys and bladder as well as your hair, spine and ears.

This kind of information is useful if you are experiencing any issues in any of the areas mentioned above. In that case it can pay off to take a closer look at the North sector of your home.

For example, a bathroom in this sector will have a draining effect on the middle son in the family as well as everyone’s careers/school work. 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 middle son by helping him to de-stress or give him help around his school/career. It’s also important for everyone in the home to counteract these situations with taking extra care to not be overwhelmed, stressed or burnt out by work. Find ways to unwinds and let work go when you leave for the day.

Clutter in the North sector of your home will create a barrier around your career and related areas, such as your own business, if you have one. 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 career, business or current work situation. 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 work on your career or business.

If this part of your home is missing, or partially missing, you may experience career related issues such as being passed by for a promotion, business being slow or even experience health issues related to your reproductive organs, kidneys, bladder or hearing. To counteract this you can place a water feature or strong metal form (such as a metal statue) outside in the North sector of your garden.

 

Feel Good Group - Emblem of the North - the Moon

Emblem of the North – the Moon.

 

Compass Directions – Northwest

The Northwest sector of your home represents helpful people and support. It’s connected to the father of the family and the element of metal. The emblem of the Northwest is heaven and the number associated with the Northwest is 6. Any metal colours and shades of white are favourable colours for this part of your home, and it’s represented by round or dome shapes. The season of autumn is connected to the Northwest and in your body it corresponds to your lungs and colon as well as your head.

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 Northwest sector of your home.

For example, a bathroom in this sector will have a draining effect on the father of the family as well as general support and helpful people in your life. 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, such as you don’t have much support around you or any helpful people in your life. 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 father by helping him to de-stress and making sure he is not giving too much without receiving anything back. It’s also important for everyone in the home to counteract these situations with taking extra care of their relationships and working on finding people who will be there and support them.

Clutter in the Northwest sector of your home will create a barrier around attracting helpful people and support into your life. 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 find helpful people and support in your life. 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 more support from the people around you and finding new friends or mutually beneficial relationships.

If this part of your home is missing, or partially missing, you may experience that you lack in support in general, and support from the people around you in particular. You might feel like you “have to do everything on your own”. You could also be experiencing health issues related to your lungs, colon or head. To counteract this you can place large terracotta pots or a metal ornament of some sort in the Northwest sector of your garden.

What’s the Northwest sector of your home like?

 

Feel Good Group - Emblem of the Northwest - Heaven

Emblem of the Northwest – Heaven.

 

Compass Directions – West

The West sector of your home represents children, creativity, dreams and starting new projects. It’s connected to the youngest daughter in the family and the element of metal. The emblem of the West is a lake and the number associated with the West is 7. Any metal colours and shades of white are favourable colours for this part of your home, and it’s represented by round or dome shapes. The season of autumn is connected to the West and in your body it corresponds to your lungs and colon as well as your teeth and mouth.

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 West sector of your home.

For example, a bathroom in this sector will have a draining effect on the youngest daughter in the family as well as your creativity, ability to dream or start new projects. 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 working very hard to keep up with your dreams or projects. 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 youngest daughter by helping her to de-stress and making sure she is not putting pressure on herself with new projects or creative activities all the time. It’s also important for everyone in the home to counteract these situations with taking extra care to dream and be creative, while not letting new projects or ideas drag you down.

Clutter in the West sector of your home will create a barrier around your creativity, your will and ability to start new projects or ability to dream. It may even affect your chances of physically falling pregnant. 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 be creative, dream and start new adventures in life. 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 feeling more excited about starting new projects and your ability to dream and be creative will improve.

If this part of your home is missing, or partially missing, you may experience that you lack in creativity, that you don’t want to take on anything new or that you just don’t feel that excited about your future. You could also be experiencing health issues related to your lungs, colon or mouth and teeth. To counteract this you can place large terracotta pots or a metal ornament of some sort in the West sector of your garden.

What is the West sector of your home showing you about yourself?

 

Feel Good Group - Emblem of the West - a Lake

Emblem of the West – a Lake.

 

Compass Directions – Southwest

The Southwest sector of your home represents marriage and other partnerships. It’s connected to the mother of the family and the element of earth. The emblem of the Southwest is mother earth and the number associated with the Southwest is 2. Yellow, brown, beige and orange are favourable colours for this part of your home, and it’s represented by square shapes. The season of late summer (also called Indian summer) is connected to the Southwest and in your body it corresponds to your digestion as well as your belly and womb.

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 Southwest sector of your home.

For example, a bathroom in this sector will have a draining effect on the mother of the family as well as your marriage and other partnerships (business relationships for example). 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 working very hard to keep up certain relationships. 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 mother by helping her to de-stress and managing her relationships, making sure she is not giving too much without receiving anything back. It’s also important for everyone in the home to counteract these situations with taking extra care of your relationships and spending some time and effort on making then work.

Clutter in the Southwest sector of your home will create a barrier around your marriage and other relationships. 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 great, functional and supportive relationships. Perhaps your experience is that relationships are hard work and difficult to manage. 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 feeling more at ease in your relationships and that you start acting differently and as a result others act differently towards you too.

If this part of your home is missing, or partially missing, you may experience that you lack in supportive relationships, or that you tend to end up on the “giving end” rather than having well balanced and mutually functional relationships. You may be longing to be in a relationship with a significant other, and still find yourself single. You could also be experiencing health issues related to your digestion, belly or womb. To counteract this you can place a barbecue or open fireplace, or large terracotta pots in the Southwest sector of your garden.

Look at the Southwest sector of your home and see if you can understand what it is telling you…

 

Feel Good Group - Emblem of the Southwest - Mother Earth

Emblem of the Southwest – Mother Earth.

 

Compass Directions – South

The South sector of your home represents fame, reputation and respect. It’s connected to the middle daughter in the family and the element of fire. The emblem of the South is lighting and the sun. The number associated with the South is 9. Any shades of red are favourable colours for this part of your home (including, pink, purple, burgundy), and it’s represented by triangular and pointy shapes. The season of summer is connected to the South and in your body it corresponds to your heart and cardiovascular system as well as your eyes.

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 South sector of your home.

For example, a bathroom in this sector will have a draining effect on the middle daughter in the family as well as your reputation and respect in business, the community or as a person in general. 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 working very hard to keep up certain appearances. 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 middle daughter by helping her to de-stress and managing how she projects her own image to the world. It’s also important for everyone in the home to counteract these situations with taking extra care of your reputation, make sure you act in a way that you are proud of and can own up to.

Clutter in the South sector of your home will create a barrier around your fame, reputation and respect. 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 a good reputation or you are taking action that goes against who you really are (selling out in business or treating people differently than you really would like to, creating turmoil around yourself as a person and your morals). 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 free to be who you are and people will start respecting you in a new way.

If this part of your home is missing, or partially missing, you may experience that people don’t respect you and your ideas, or that someone is making an effort to drag your reputation in the mud. You may also experience specific health issues related to your heart, cardiovascular system or your eyes. To counteract this you can place a barbecue or open fireplace, or a big wooden statue, a tree or a wooden fence in the South sector of your garden.

Now that you know what it represents, what is the South sector of your home telling you?

 

Feel Good Group - Emblem of the South - the Sun

Emblem of the South – the Sun.

 

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?

 

Feel Good Group - Emblem of the 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?

 

Feel Good Group - Emblem of the 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?

 

Feel Good Group - Autumn in Sweden

Autumn in Sweden where I grew up – absolutely beautiful!

 

Feng Shui Friday – A holiday for the soul…

I’m going to India. On Monday. Three more sleeps. I’m so excited!

I can’t wait to connect with the people, the culture, the country. To learn new things. Get a different perspective. And from what I understand, have my mind blown, and then blown, and blown again.

So I’m not going to be around for the next couple of weeks. I’m not one for writing blogs in advance, I always write them just before I post them and they are always relevant in some way to clients I have met, questions I have been asked, or things I have noticed around me.

So there will be no posts in the next couple of weeks. I’m going to completely immerse myself in the experience of India. Just be me, and be there and be present.

I will bring a small Space Clearing kit with me in case I need help to re-focus and cleanse my energy. Just some sage and incense that I can use for a quick cleansing ritual to make sure I’m present and the best me that I can be on this adventure.

And I will tell you all about it when I get back.

Until then: take care, live in harmony and have a great couple of weeks. I know I will.

Happy Feng Shui Friday,
Sara

 

Feel Good Group - Taj Mahal

I will be visiting the magnificent Taj Mahal.

 

Feng Shui Friday – Volunteering is good Feng Shui

There are three so called “lucks” in Feng Shui: Heaven Luck, Man Luck and Earth Luck. Earth Luck relates to your surrounding and this is where Feng Shui principles for homes and offices come in. Man Luck relates to you as a person, the good deeds you do, the way you approach the world and how and what you give back to your community. Do you leave people feeling better for having met you? Or are you a black hole that sucks the life out of everyone around you? Or something in between?

Well this morning I met a group of people who left me feeling better for having seen them – The staff and members at Pioneer Clubhouse in Balgowlah.

In their own words:

“A Clubhouse is a community intentionally organized to support individuals living with the effects of mental illness. Through participation in a Clubhouse people are given the opportunities to rejoin the worlds of friendships, family, important work, employment, education, and to access the services and supports they may individually need. A Clubhouse is a restorative environment for people who have had their lives drastically disrupted, and need the support of others who believe that recovery from mental illness is possible for all.”

What I got to see this morning is that Pioneer Clubhouse is a place where people with mental illnesses can come together, make a difference, meet new friends and get help to get back into the swing of things. Often times a mental illness will leave the person lost, lonely and perhaps even scared of the world. Often while being in hospital or at an institution, people are told what to do, they have decisions made for them and they are reduced to something to be taken care of rather than someone with their own likes and dislikes, interests and passions.

Personality and choice seems to go out the window when an illness “takes over” and often people with a mental illness are treated as if they don’t know what they want. At Clubhouse, these people are someone again. They do what they want to do, they help out where they want to help out and they are allowed to have an opinion. They are encouraged to again make decisions for themselves. Something that those of us who have never been mentally ill see as such a natural thing. I for one don’t even stop to think and appreciate the fact that I get to choose what I’m having for breakfast every day…

I was blown away by the important work that Pioneer Clubhouse does and the wonderful people involved. So in Feng Shui terms, being involved with something like this certainly will add to these people’s Man Luck and the whole of their lives will be better for it. It feels better to help out, it feels better to be of service and it feels better to take a moment and care about other people. We all want to do it I believe, and some of us forget or get too busy and caught up in life.

Giving something back is a great way to align yourself with what is important to you. It doesn’t have to be a big thing, it doesn’t have to be a lot, or take up massive amounts of time. Just a little something. Just something that feeds that part of you that feels happy and proud and good when you know you have made a difference.

Charity work, or any volunteering where you get to support other people or animals is a great way to give something back. It’s not always about money, though many of these organisations do need funds. It can also be about time, a helping hand, a good deed, donations in the form of clothes, furniture, lending your skill set etc. When you do good for others, you do good for yourself too. And it feels better. Thank you to everyone at Pioneer Clubhouse for reminding me of this today.

What is/would be your charity/cause of choice? What to you do already? Or what would you like to start doing from now? Please feel free to share.

Happy Feng Shui Friday,
Sara

For more information on Pioneer Clubhouse and the work they do, please check out their website

 

Feel Good Group - Tree of Life