A few years ago someone pointed out to me that there was a website selling “feng shui wind chime refrigerator magnets” and claiming that they help you lose weight. Except for the fact that they must chime with guilt every time you open the fridge, I can’t say that this is a legitimate remedy in any shape or form. |
(Just feng shui marketing gimmick #1,357).
But are there components to a house that can actually contribute to weight gain?
I think that answer is yes, but only in an indirect way.
Example 1: There are some house types that can make the occupant more sickly. This in turn would undermine a health and exercise regime.
Example 2: There are some house types that can make an occupant feel lonely or depressed. This in turn could make someone eat more out of frustration.
Example 3: There are some house types that can encourage addictive behaviors. For some people this includes an increase in drug and alcohol use. For others it can manifest as a decrease in personal discipline (to eat healthy and exercise.) As well, chocolate could be considered a drug for some.
Example 4: In advanced Flying Star feng shui, it is understood that the “5-earth” energy is associated with cells and skin, dividing and multiplying. This could indirectly contribute to weight gain if the 5-earth star energy is in your bedroom.
Example 5: There can be a Pavlovian response to having a kitchen be the first room you see when you enter your house.
Example 6: A fellow feng shui practitioner asked me to start taking notice of clients who have their best prosperity energies (Flying Star 8) in the kitchen. She thinks there might be a correlation between the prosperity star in the kitchen and the occupant getting fatter.
Example 7: There are certain house types that make the occupant want to go out all the time and not stay at home. This in turn would contribute to a person eating out more often and succumbing to unhealthy food choices.
The good news is that there are remedies for most of these circumstances. One client of mine was sleeping in a bedroom that indicated “set-backs and pain” as the likely influence of that room. She followed the recommendation and the unexpected side benefit was that suddenly she and her husband were getting up easier and full of energy and enthusiasm to go work out. Prior to that, it had always been a struggle to get up on time or to be motivated to go to the gym.
Author Bio :
Kartar Diamond has been consulting professionally since 1992. Receiving her training primarily from Master Sang, she is now one of the American Feng Shui Institute’s Senior Instructors. Kartar has authored four books, which include unique insight and case study experiences from a client base that tops more than 4,000 assessments.
Advising on both residential and commercial properties, Kartar’s goal is to help people enrich their lives by balancing their immediate physical surroundings, which can have a powerful and enduring influence. www.FengShuiSolutions.net
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