It’s hard to believe that August is almost over! My focus this month has been “Back to School for Adults." Since the kids have just gone back to school, or are going back soon, adults have more time to explore the many tools available to us for accessing our inner knowledge. Feng Shui is one of those tools. Bau-Biologie, or Building Biology, is another tool. As a Certified Feng Shui and Building Biology Environmental Consultant, I combine these tools to assess the flow of Chi, or life energy in a space, as well as the “health” of a home or business.
If Chi is stuck or stagnant, or rushes through a room instead of meandering, evidence of those issues will be found in the life of the person or people who live or work in that space. Also, if a space has a drain in a certain area of the space, or has a piece “cut out” of the floor plan, those are situations that need to be addressed, or “cured.” If a home or building is “sick,” that will also show up in the lives of the people who live and work in the space. Building Biology helps us to understand how to mitigate such issues. The spaces where we live and work affect our lives in many ways.
As a consultant using both tools for over twenty years, I’ve seen many examples of how stagnant or rushing energy and sick buildings have drastically affected the personal and private lives of clients.
For instance, one of my clients was having a terrible time getting good, solid, restful sleep. In fact, she really couldn’t sleep at all and her health was suffering as a result. When I evaluated her home as part of my consultation, I discovered that she had a bathroom in the center of her home which, according to Feng Shui, indicates the potential for ill health and requires a cure. I also gave extra attention to her bedroom because of her sleep issues. I searched her bedroom with a meter and discovered that she had an air purifier plugged in right behind her pillow. The air purifier was emitting high electromagnetic fields (EMRs) so the solution was to move it away from her bed. After adding the cure to the bathroom and moving the machine, she was able to sleep more soundly and her health improved.
In another consultation I encountered a client who had suffered a stroke several years after moving into her home. As a Building Biologist, I’m aware that it can take up to three years for the results of being subjected to electric magnetic fields (EMRs) to become apparent. As I performed the consultation, I checked her bedroom and noted that her bed was against a wall that appeared harmless, but when I continued evaluating the space with a meter, I discovered that the building electric meter was located on the outside of that wall and was emanating high EMR’s. We moved her bed to a safer, lower EMR field location, but it happened to be in front of a doorway, which is not great Feng Shui. That was still the best location for her bed due to the EMR fields, so I provided a Feng Shui cure for the doorway/bed situation. After my consultation, she had no additional episodes and slept much more soundly.
Yet another client moved into a new apartment that had brand new carpeting. Brand new carpeting sounds wonderful, but it can be dangerous to your health. Within just a few days after moving into the apartment, she was taken to the hospital due to an allergic reaction to the high off-gassing of the new, synthetic carpet. This is a perfect example of the need to pay close attention to the items we bring into our homes. This client opted to move, but it is possible to remove the off-gassing from the space with ozone (used while the apartment was vacant) followed by open windows and fans to clear out the toxin.
By tuning into the energies that fill and surround our homes and workplaces, we can better understand why we feel the way we do. Many times when we look for a place to live or work, we don’t give serious consideration to the energies of the location. If your home is a cute little historic cape cod surrounded by two-story homes of 3500 square feet each, you’re probably going to feel oppressed. If your home sits in a cul-de-sac and has the incoming road heading straight to your front door, you’re going to feel that energy rushing into your home. There are many energies to take into consideration. When discussing Building Biology and Feng Shui, I feel obligated to note that there are some serious health risks due to the prevalence of wi-fi. Yes, there have been amazing technological advances that make our lives easier in many ways, but we must also understand that those advances have consequences and be aware of what we need to do to protect ourselves. If you’d like more information about wi-fi and the risks involved, please visit the website of my fellow Building Biology Environmental Consultant Oram Miller at http://www.createhealthyhomes.com/ . I advise all my clients, at a minimum, to turn off the wi-fi in their homes before they go to sleep.
Building Biology and Feng Shui each offer ways for us to work and live with the energy around us in a way that enhances our lives and cares for the environment. If we take a moment or two every day to be still and aware, we can tune in to how we really feel about a situation or a place. That moment each day allows us to access our inner wisdom, while the tools of Building Biology and Feng Shui help us understand the wisdom and dig a little deeper. These tools, especially when used together, give us the opportunity to enhance the flow of life and energy we live with. You can learn more about Building Biology at http://hbelc.org/ If you’re interested in a review of the flow of life and energy in your home or business, or have questions about this information, please contact me. I can combine the assessments into one consultation and give you a summary review with referrals to appropriate professionals for mitigation, as needed.
Be wise, be safe. Your surroundings have a huge impact on your health and well being!