Can A Floor Plan Cause a Strain On Health and Career?
According to the readers of my weekly Feng Shui column in California in the Benicia Herald, you find the question and answer articles helpful for adjusting your own homes and offices.
Here is a complicated one. Please follow along, grab a cup of coffee or Chinese green tea, my personal favorite. (After visiting the tea orchards in China, I have learned the best type of green tea to buy. Choose an expensive brand, one which claims they are Chinese green tea tips from spring harvest. They do not export their finest spring tea, keeping it only for themselves. What we buy is a 3rd or 4th picking. The difference for taste and medicinal purposes is obvious.)
My husband and I built a new house late last year. Ever since we moved in, the family has been sick (with me having the fewest illnesses). My husband has had shingles and was misdiagnosed, so it’s gone on longer than it should have, my 3-year-old has had bronchitis, ear infections, etc. – even the cat is on antibiotics! We have two dogs, one has had seizures and the other has a rotten tooth and some muscular back issues. It’s almost eerie! We’ve joked about the house being “cursed” – because of this I’ve done some Feng Shui reading. It also “feels” weird – I can’t explain it, and it may be because it’s still so new, we don’t feel yet that it’s home.
The house faces north and is on a corner (so there is nothing but a house facing us on the west side), neighbors in all other directions, and the stairs and the main hallway are in the middle of the house (the Health sector?) The stairs are a little to the right of the door, but they are visible when you open the front door, and they are not spiral stairs, but rather, bi-level (leading up to a landing, turning and leading to the 2nd floor.) We keep a baby gate on them since the toddler tends to want to climb them, and there’s a powder bath next to the stairs with a shower. I understand our house is also “L-shaped” (the garage juts out on the back of the house, southwest).
On the other hand, I’ve gotten a promotion and my husband is interviewing for an excellent job. My daughter began preschool in the fall and is doing splendidly. So, there must be some auspicious Chi somewhere? Anything I can do about the health issues and not destroy the good career energy?
To begin, a corner lot is a good value money-wise, as corner lots are considered prime. For Feng Shui purposes, the energy produced by all of the traffic flow brings confusion to the peace of the occupants as the people going and coming day and night emits a yang Chi or high energy force. To avoid the constant intrusion, plant bushes and/or add a fence (without pickets or arrows on the top) around the area most prominent to the street.
Many times children are afraid to sleep near the front or side of the home that receives this excess energy bombardment. If this is the case, change the bed away from the window. Add a round lead quartz 50mm crystal between the child and the traffic. Bed headboards should be against a wall, but not against a wall with a stairway or bathroom or electrical wiring or pipes draining downward. All of these energies can disturb sleep and cause sickness. Watch out for TVs, computers, detail clocks, etc. in any bedroom, or any excess electrical appliances in any sleeping space.
Staircases are convenience and a necessity, but should be built to the sides of a home away from the front door. Any stairs in a series are considered a waterway, as they mimic a waterfall when the energy is pulled by the gravity of the earth downward. Having one line up with the entry or mouth of Chi washes money out the door. Having them over to the side is in your favor, so the next clue to your sicknesses is, yes, the center of the home that contains the Earth element, which is related to Health. Yellow is the main color that should be used in the staircase to “soak up” some of that “waterfall.” Shades of yellow are the first choice. I have seen this correction work time and again to shift health problems.
Lighting up these staircases is a must. I have recommended lights, lights, and more lights in split-level homes for cures. Another no-no is hanging pictures in a downward spiral, increasing the flow of “water” energy. Use paintings of Earth scenes or herbal and garden growth or harvest pictures with earth tones in yellow matting, lining the tops of the frames together to form a line between heaven and earth.
Always check under the house for any water leaks, standing or running water, another big no-no in Feng Shui principles. I have witnessed water leaking above and below the home which causes health problems.
What color of clothing does your family wear, as too much blue and green in the winter times can also lead to mucus diseases. Yellow sheets on the bed along with yellow pajamas keep your liver functioning properly. Other questions are, how old are your mattresses, are you sleeping on a water bed?
Don’t use the space under the bed for storage, as the bed needs to “breathe.” Keep the powder room door closed, toilet lid closed and a picture of, or up-growing bamboo plant, on the back of the toilet. Is there a bathroom directly above in entryway? You will need to contact me personally if you need a correction for the configuration, as it takes an experienced consultation to advise on this problem. Career problems can occur.
The Shape of the Home
The shape of the home, as you have described, is missing the Wealth Gua and the garage is to the back far right or SW? If this is the case, make the Wealth area beautiful inside and outside. Place a fountain in the far back left side of the home inside or outside and keep it running unless you take a vacation, as when you turn them off, the money situation slows down.
I’m sure the garage is in perfect order, as this is the romance section. If life gets boring, open the garage door and have a romantic dinner back there! Or camp out for a mini vacation in the area without the kids. All kidding aside, keep the swing sets and toys in the other sections of the yard for more harmony in the marriage. a checks-and-balances system to continually check my progress with life aspects. The house is YOU!
When homes floor plans are lacking or missing parts some parts, the body lacks energy. I spoke for The AMA Surgeon General’s spouses in San Francisco on Mapping the Home a couple of years ago and explained to the group, you are your home and the home is you. They were very interested in the concepts of the home and body interconnection.
Last but not least, read Louise Hay’s book “Heal Your Body” for other physical and metaphysical clues for better health. Good luck. Let me know if any of these suggestions help.