The first thing that comes to our minds when we are not well, physically or psychologically, are doctors, shrinks, alternative medicines, masseuses etc etc etc. Have you ever thought about the fact, that your home can actually heal you? Its both amazing and empowering to know that all you really have to do to feel better is, make your living surroundings or home better.

Let me start by telling you a small story. One beautiful Fall afternoon, a few years ago, I got a text from Marissa (named changed for privacy). She had recently had a hip surgery that did not go well. Her body was not able to handle the pressure of the surgery and medication, topped with the fact that she lived alone. There was no one in her family apart from a son, who had also separated his way. Long story short, she reached out to me for desperate help. When we first met at her home, I realized that she was not feeding her mind the right food via her senses. Her house seemed cluttered and damp. We worked on her home and specifically health section, which soon lifted up her spirits and she started enjoying being home. The home was balanced with the right elements according to her Kua number. We made adjustments on her relationship section which brought love back in her life. We used intensive color therapy in her love and health sections of her home. Today she is a fully healed woman, living with someone who deeply cares for her.

This is literally what your home can do to you. Nothing less, nothing more! It can heal you in unimaginable ways. It can bring love back in your life, it can make you healthy and fit, it can make you prosperous, or even attract a job you desire. The possibilities are endless. One of my favorite success story is of a couple that was trying to have a baby for years and Feng Shui came to their rescue too. When I first met Sally and Bruce( names changed), they both started to cry at their initial consult with me. Today they are blessed with a son who is 3 and a daughter who just turned one! Voila!

So the question is…How does this happen? How do you get what you want from life, by simply hiring a Feng Shui consultant? How do you heal from aches and pains by simply making adjustments in your home? How do you get money back from people who owe you, just by moving furniture and placing some plants in your home? How does all this sync together? What is the magic behind it?

The magic is simple. Our senses feed off of our environment. We recreate in our lives what we see around us. There is no rocket science here. Feng Shui as a part of Pseudosciences has already proved that we train our senses to believe what we see. For time immemorial, the dictum, seeing is believing, has made an impression on us. Our Feng Shui environment sends subtle signals to our mind, whether about health, wellness or relationships, and makes it believe that we have that. Universe and intention follow up naturally and we get what we want.

Now this is extremely powerful and done right by a person who has the knowledge, it can create a ripple effect of energy and power in your life. I strongly advocate not consulting too many books or people at the same time. If there is any place the saying ” too many cooks spoil the broth” holds true, its Feng Shui!

Your home must be your paradise. You should want to come back to your home at the end of the day. And a huge part of this comes from balancing your home with the five elements, wood, water, air, earth and fire. A balanced home is welcoming and nurturing. Keeping your home clutter free and inviting the energy of sun into the home makes wonders happen. One of my favorite home rituals is giving your home a name. Treat it like a person, love it, keep it clean and healthy. I am often caught telling my clients, not to confuse your home energy about where you eat or sleep. Its not uncommon to sometimes eat on the bed, or sleep on the couch. I do not recommend that. You are confusing the Chi of your home by doing this. The time when people eat in bed, is the time when they are sick, so eating on the bed is easily equated with ill health. If you are used to working on the dining table, a place were you should gather with family for food and conversations, the silent message delivered here is, work is coming in the way of your family. It is interesting to ponder over these things and see how much can just be adjusted or corrected by honoring the spaces in your home and doing what they are meant for.

Before I put an end to this chapter here, let me share a secret with you. The secret of intention. Each time an adjustment is made, feed it with your intention. I do the same with myself and all my clients. And when I know that the client struggles with this part, I place one of my Feng Shui paintings in their space, so their mind is constantly fed by the intentions, color and shapes in the paintings, in making their dreams a reality, creating a home that truly heals!

-Kanika Babal