Feng Shui Tips for Practicing Gratitude
by Christina Captain, DAOM, MSAOM, MSHN, MA
Lucky Dragon says:
“Listen to the words of Tony Robins: ‘When you are grateful, fear disappears, and abundance appears.’”
Here in the United States, the month of November is most noted for Thanksgiving, but the broader picture of the autumn season is harvest. It’s a time when we take inventory of our lives and discern what aspects worked, which people helped us, what no longer serves us, and which elements are wise to leave behind. In Feng Shui, it’s the completion area of the Bagua that is closely related to this time of gratitude and harvest.
One concept of completion involves intentionally and creatively thanking those who we are grateful for—whether through a handwritten note, a token, fresh flowers, a gift card, a prepared meal or a wellness service, completing the cycle of your own harvest with appropriate gratitude toward others ensures that a new cycle of abundance will be greatly favored.
The element most attributed to this season is metal. The use of metal frames, trays, sculptures and accessories are welcomed in the completion area located in the right middle quadrant from the entrance of your home. Who and what are you grateful for, and how will you show that gratitude? Happy Thanksgiving, and thank you for reading this column. I am so grateful for all your continued support!
Dr. Christina Captain is nationally board-certified by the National Commission for Certification in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She is the lead practitioner at the Family Healing Center which she founded in 2000. Dr. Captain is also an expert Feng Shui practitioner and teacher who studied under Nancilee Wydra of the Feng Shui Institute of America, before originating her own style, Essential Balance Feng Shui. Since this discipline is a branch of Oriental Medicine, she often blends Feng Shui principles into her treatment plans. Family Healing Center is located at 2650 Bahia Vista St., Suite 101, Sarasota. For more information, call 941-951-1119 or email Dr_Captain@FamilyHealingCenter.com.
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