Feng Shui and the New Children
Feng Shui and the New Children
By Pam Saari
Orignially printed in Children of the New Earth on-line magazine
Why do many of the new children know exactly where they want their bed positioned in relation to the bedroom door? What do you do when your three year old tells you that you need to clear the bad entity in the bathroom? Will it make a difference if a highly-sensitive child’s bedroom is over the garage versus positioned in the back or middle of the house? Does a home with strong yang energy affect a sensitive child differently than a home with more yin energy?
How does the ancient science and art of feng shui relate to the New Children? Due to their sensitivities, the New Children have often been likened to canaries being sent into the coal mine. Feng shui can be used to transform the coal mine—to create more harmony and balance in our physical spaces and surroundings. Since our homes and physical surroundings are comprised of endlessly transforming and interconnected energy fields, we must develop a conscious relationship with the vast dynamics contributing to these energy fields.
What is Feng Shui?
Traditional feng shui can be thought of as a blend of psychology, physiology, ecology, geography, architecture, medical science, and spirituality. First documented over 4000 years ago in China, feng shui means “wind and water.” It is based on the same foundational principle that numerous other cultures have acknowledged. There is a life-force energy, or chi, that connects all material and non-material existence; when this energy flow is blocked, we are not fully in our Creative potential.
Throughout history, feng shui took on various focuses and expressions. The earliest form focused on planning and situating buildings and activities in relation to landforms, sun, wind, water, vegetation, and circulation. Other schools emerged and blended wisdoms from China, India, and Tibet—integrating astrology, the directions, the five elements, symbology, yoga, numerology, the I Ching, and Ayurveda.
Instinctive Feng Shui and Interior Alignment integrate cross-cultural principles of feng shui, indigenous teachings, space clearing, and sacred ceremony. This approach emphasizes utilizing our instincts and inner Wisdom within the context of our modern culture and evolving planetary consciousness. It aims to “align” the inner and outer worlds of an individual or family. Its tenets are based on love and what instinctively feels good; not based on fear, or on taboos or rigid guidelines. It is within this intuitive, evolving, and flexible space that I explore and share. It is a space where old rules are being broken and realities shattered. It is a space where we are able to meet and support the new children (and our own shifting).
Home as a Bridge
This time on the planet is about bridging material and non-material realities and dimensions. The New Children are serving as portals and bridges in this transition. Our homes and physical environments are also serving in this function. They are a mirror of the vibrations we hold—our inner desires, sensitivities, challenges, and old constructs. When we come into conscious relationship with our homes and spaces they can serve as vortices of energy on the physical plane, bridging us to new realities of abundance, creative flow, and Love. This is partly why so many of us today feel misaligned in our homes, schools, and work places; our physical environments are not resonant with our current soul and vibratory evolution. How, then, do we upgrade the wiring? How do we create nurturing, healthy, and beautiful spaces to support and reflect us in this time of great change? What does it mean to align our material and non-material realities? How does this affect the children?
Since our homes are the sacred energetic containers for our family interactions, meals, sleep, creative expression, and self-reflection…let’s focus on the home. Our homes are affected by endlessly transforming energy fields.
1. Physical energies within the home such as color, lighting, objects, the bagua, placement, clutter, flooring, and air quality.
2. Emotional energies such as the emotions of home occupants, previous inhabitants, guests, and of the people who constructed the home.
3. Non-physical energies such as devas, numerology, entities, and angels.
4. Physical energies around the home such as sunlight, roads, land formations, nearby buildings, and power lines.
5. Earth energies such as ley lines, geomagnetic lines, and underground water.
When focusing on physical and emotional energies within the home, here are some considerations in creating a supportive, conscious environment.
1. Be clear about your intentions, and see your home as an alive being
2. Trust your inner knowing
3. Explore with the feng shui bagua
4. Minimize clutter
5. Identify and eliminate toxins
6. Create a sacred bedroom
Be clear about your intentions, and see your home as an alive being
Where intention goes, energy flows. Since our homes are mirrors and physical manifestations of our desires, challenges, and vision, it is critical that you align your subconscious and conscious intentions with the overriding energy or Spirit of your home. By doing this, you create a strong bridge between your material and non-material realms, supporting the new energies that the children hold and all of us integrating.
• Ask yourself questions about how your home reflects or doesn’t reflect your life intentions. What do I want to create in my life? What type of parent do I want to be? Does my home feel like a sanctuary for my family? What feels out of balance, or blocked? What are three words to describe how I feel when I walk through my front door? Ask your children and family members to draw a picture for or write down what feels good, or doesn’t feel good in the space.
• Through meditation, contact the Guardians or Spirit of your home. Seek out information about what you need to do to create greater alignment, harmony, love, and clarity. Create a collage that represents your seed vision of a more harmonious home. Involve and trust your children in this process; they will more than likely receive very clear guidance.
• The daily expression of love, and the intention for cultivating love, is the greatest single power you can invoke in your home. Create a mantra, ritual, or blessing to imprint this intention. Use it regularly with the participation of your children and family.
• Think of your home as a living and breathing being. Each room is holding positive and alive energies, and/or negative and stagnant energies. These energies are affected by color, clutter, emotions, placement, intentions, etc. You want each room to embrace you and to allow the life force of the home to freely flow through the space like water.
Trust your Inner Knowing
What matters most is how you feel in the space. Cultivate and learn to trust this intuition. How you feel in your gut and heart overrides any guidelines or taboos of feng shui or any other practice. There is no black and white, right or wrong. Like a human, your home is an extremely complex and dynamic being.
• Developing a deeper relationship with your space requires clearing your own energy—dealing with the old patterns, emotions, and constructs that block you. The clearer you become, the deeper you will connect with and support the new energies of the children.
• As you clear and grow, cultivate the skills for invoking sacred energies, cleansing spaces, and directing/channeling energy. These skills are very important since so many of the new children are extremely sensitive to disharmonious space, including the presence of disruptive entities and non-physical beings.
• As our inner home shifts, our outer home shifts; as our outer home shifts, our inner home shifts. Observe this dance; explore how the home serves as your bridge and laboratory in transformation. For example, if one day you seem intensely called to paint your walls a different color or clean out your garage, do it. There’s a reason this is coming up for you. The new children and energies are here to stir up and shake out that which no longer serves. Trust your inner knowing as this plays out in the physical sacred container of home. Embrace this process, and experiment.
Explore with the Feng Shui Bagua
The bagua is a main tool use in feng shui. It is an energetic grid or map that is placed over the home. It is used to show how energy flows through a space and how areas of the home relate to particular aspects of life. The bagua is positioned so that the front door is along one of the three front areas of the bagua (career, inner knowledge, or helpful people.) So, the back right corner of your home (when you’re standing at the doorway facing into your home) is associated with Relationships. There are elements and colors associated with each area.
• Using the bagua make note of what is happening in that area of your life. Then note what how you feel in that part of your house. For example, let’s say that your living room is in the Inner Knowledge area (relating to introspection and inner guidance) but you never use that room. What is happening in this area of your life?
• Be creative and intuitive in shifting the energy of the rooms to optimize the life area of the bagua. You may decide to change the usage of your rooms. Play with colors, objects, textures, and expressions that symbolize that life area. Explore the balance of elements in each room—fire, wood, water, metal, and earth. Experiment with sounds, smells, plants, crystals, water fountains, candles, chimes, and lighting.
There are three main types of clutter: physical, mental, and emotional. Clutter affects the flow of life and chi in your home. It is an accumulation of things that are no longer loved or needed; it drags you down energetically, and confines your inner and outer realities. There is a direct relationship between clearing your clutter and shifting into higher states of consciousness and functioning. When you address clutter, you come into deeper clarity and presence as a parent, partner, individual, and spiritual being.
• Spend 1-2 hours walking through your home and making notes on what does or does not represent your life vision. Physical clutter is anything that you don’t love, use (in the last year), or need. Every material object in your home either raises or supports your vibration, or depresses it.
• Spend time reflecting on and journaling about what emotional and mental clutter weighs you down—old thought patterns, feelings of guilt or shame, regrets, over-filled schedules, unfulfilled dreams, or unexpressed grief.
• There do seem to be differences amongst the new children in terms of their tolerance for clutter; generally, indigos and older indigos seem less tolerant than younger crystals. Overall, however, I have observed that their identities are not linked or attached to the clutter (as identities commonly are in 3D consciousness.)
Identify and Eliminate Toxins
Creating a healthy sacred home requires being aware of the toxins inflicting most of our spaces—formaldehyde, radon, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and others. Our buildings and spaces are “sick” and nurturing and helping them is directly linked to our consciousness evolution. The new children have clearly shown us this through their chemical and environmental sensitivities. It takes resources and a commitment to nurture a healthy home. The first step is to become aware, and then make a reasonable plan and timeline for making changes.
• Consider using natural cleaning products, natural paints, non-toxic flooring, EMF protectors, daylight bulbs, non-toxic packaging, natural bedding and upholstery, water filtration, organic food, and air filtration. If building or remodeling consider natural building materials, environmental landscaping, careful site selection, and low-impact water and waste systems.
Create a Sacred Bedroom
Creating a sacred bedroom is a critical piece in supporting the new children (and ourselves!) The bedroom is a place for grounding, rejuvenation, solitude, integration, intimacy, and healing. I sometimes tell people that if they only focus on one area of their home, focus on the bedrooms!
• Use visualizations, intentions, space-clearing, and other methods to help a sensitive child feel safe from nightmares and entities. Be sensitive to the material of your (and your child’s) bed-frame. Metal headboards can be an attraction for disruptive non-physical beings.
• Minimize or eliminate EMF devices such as computers, TVs, and radios. These can be very disruptive for the children.
• Position the bed to be able to see the door, but not in direct line with the door. Many parents have shared how sensitive their children are to this.
• Use essential oils, soft music, visualizations, and soft lighting in a nighttime ritual. Let this be a sacred time to clear and connect before entering sleep realm. Be cautious of having too many large or powerful crystals in the room during sleep; they can be disruptive to many children.
• Especially for a highly-sensitive child or teen, paint the room a calming, yin color. Color has a significant impact on the entire energetic system. Also, reduce the overall clutter in the room.
• Many of the new children are very sensitive to the positioning of their bedroom in the house. Being too close to the front door may cause them to feel vulnerable. A bedroom over the garage may make them feel disconnected from the family. If they’re in the far back of the home they may dominate the family dynamic. Recently, I worked with a family whose sensitive crystal child’s room was over the garage. She never liked sleeping or playing in her room. (She always wanted to sleep with her sister.) I recommended that her mother invoke an intention and place a mirror (face down, to deflect the garage energy) under the girl’s bed. Immediately that night and the following days, both girls slept and played in that room.
• For parents and adults, make your bedroom your sanctuary. Clean out the clutter. Make it a no paper zone. Explore with textures, colors, and objects to create a space of solace, healing, sensuality, and love.
Sacred Home as a Mindfulness Practice
Cultivating a sacred home is not one more thing to put on the to-do or goal list. It is an ongoing mindfulness practice, bridging material and non-material dimensions. It is a dynamic, mysterious adventure that challenges us to show up in loving presence—in our challenges, choices, actions, and words. It is about seeing the home as a portal to new realities of love, healing, and beauty. It is about trusting our inner wisdom to create expressive sanctuaries for our spiritual journeys as human beings. As we do this, we allow for the fullest potential of the children, and of our shifting planet.
Beauty is merely the Spiritual making itself known sensuously. – Hegel
Pam Saari provides a variety of holistic counseling and consulting services. She uniquely integrates transpersonal (holistic) psychology, Instinctive Feng Shui, space clearing and sacred ceremony, consciousness studies, bio-energetics, and latest information about the New Children. She holds a Masters degree in Transpersonal Psychology, and is trained as an Interior Alignment practitioner, Indigo child and family coach, and yoga teacher. Based in S. Marin County, CA she provides both in-person and distant consultations. For more information see: http://www.sacredinterior.com.