Translated, Feng Shui means Wind Water. Wind represents the energy we cannot see but we can feel. “Water represents the energy in our physical spaces we can see. I have found that Feng Shui principles bring balance to our energy by expanding our awareness. Through awareness we notice what is driving our feelings and better yet, we cultivate our ability to create an environment promoting healthy living spaces, while supporting our emotional, physical and spiritual life.
With Feng Shui we become the “Drivers of Our Destiny.”
So, what does this have to do with our pets? Everything! We are energy, we are communicating all the time by just showing up. We feel the energy before we are even conscious of what is happening. We have all experienced walking into a room feeling uncomfortable, as if we walked into the middle of an argument? Or felt immediately comfortable, safe and secure entering a new place? All living things are feeling things. Our pets have highly developed senses, they pick up messages from energy just as keenly as they do from a scent.
Have you noticed how your pet responds to you depending on your emotional state?
How different does your pet, particularly dogs, respond when you are agitated or excited as opposed to being in a calm and peaceful state?
I have learned that dogs are attracted to positive energy, they bask in “feel good” places. If a dog will not go into a room or an area, there is surely an imbalance in the space, this can be a result of a person’s energy or an imbalance in the earth energy. Cats on the other hand transmute negative energy fields, have you ever noticed how your cat may rest on your tummy if you have a tummy ache, or sleep on/near a computer?
How do we Feng Shui for our pets? Simple – we create a balanced environment to support their greatest good and that has everything to do with how we feel as well.
Notice how you feel when you come into your home, do you feel calm and peaceful or distracted and chaotic? As you create an environment supporting you, your pets will benefit.
Create a secure and nurturing home for your pet. Do they have a specific area for “nesting” and sleeping, notice where they spend their time. Where is your pets’ designated eating area? Is it “in the way” or do they have a comfortable area of their own. Choose healthy food and water bowls, and keep them clean. Depending on your pet you may want to choose ceramic or stainless steel bowls for food and fresh water.
Treat your pet with the same consideration as you treat yourself, the quality of the food you eat, the water you drink and the dishes and utensils used for your preparation. And if you find that you pay more attention to your pets – begin to give yourself that same consideration.
~ Lois Kramer-Perez, CHt. is a Certified Feng Shui Practitioner & Educator working with people creating healthy abundant lifestyles embracing the feng shui principles for people, pets, places and things! Visit www.loiskramerperez.com for your free gift. 201.906.5767 firstname.lastname@example.org