Family & Heritage
Having the open and supportive arms of family in your life makes you feel steady and secure. If you were lucky enough to grow up with a loving and encouraging family, chances are good you are confident within yourself. Your foundation is strong, and you feel sureness in your life that comes from knowing you are supported and loved no matter what happens.
That is the feeling we get when our Family & Heritage area is working for us.
Family doesn’t just mean blood relatives. It also means your community, your friends and even your pets! Anyone who accepts, supports and loves you, just for you, has the essence of family.
I know that I am lucky; my family has always been extremely supportive and loving. That strong foundation has given me strength and confidence, and I am grateful for that. I have many people close to me that didn’t grow up with that foundation, and I see the struggles they endure because of that lack of security. It affects your well-being, it affects your confidence and your emotional and physical health.
But even if family relationships are permanently broken or lost, there is still hope for you to recover that confidence and reassurance within yourself. Knowing that makes this area extremely valuable. Take some extra time to enhance this area if you need to feel more secure in your life.
The Family & Heritage is in the center along the far left wall of your home or room.
Discovering your space…
What is your subconscious trying to communicate through your living space?
While comfortably sitting in the Family and Heritage area of your home, take a long look around. Make the following observations:
What do you see? What room are you in?
How does the space FEEL? How do YOU feel in the space?
Is the space clean, kept and open? Or is it cluttered, dirty and closed?
What do you like about the space? What do you dislike about the space?
Does the space reflect a strong connection to the quality of your family relationships?
Take a minute to just to sit and be quiet, look and listen, what is the space trying to tell you? What have you been afraid to notice? Write about your observations.
Time to get your SHWAY ON!
Shway it up! Move your stuff, change your life! The following is a list of energizing enhancements for your Family and Heritage area. By empowering this space with the following enhancements you will be able to access more clarity around your current situation and begin to feel yourself LET GO in a really powerful way. Make the changes, remove the hazards (also listed below), set your intentions and let the magic happen. Expect shifts, they will happen!
If you feel comfortable, share your intentions and enhancements in the Facebook group (Feng Shui Made Easy with Jen Heilman). Share the shifts as they happen. Let’s celebrate your inspiration together!
With your Family & Heritage area enhanced, you could possibly:
Improve relationships with your family
Dissolve old family tensions
Honor your heritage
Be comfortable with where you came from
Diminish old hang-ups and let go of the past
Develop deep, lasting friendships
Get involved or feel supported by your community
Improve your social life
Become more emotionally balanced
Become more physically and mentally healthy
Trust and honor the foundation of your past; it led you to who you are today
Feel more secure in all areas of your life
Feel rooted in who you are
Have enough money to cover the monthly bills
Increase your business or income
Start a family
Enhancements for the Family & Heritage area
Color: Green represents wood and tree energy in Feng Shui, so the more green the better!
Wood: The element for the Family & Heritage area is wood. Anything wooden or having to do with trees is perfect for this area. Photos of trees, paintings of trees, tree sculptures—especially if they are made out of wood!
Plants: Healthy plants are very important in this area. Big, leafy, tree-like plants are best. Nurture all the plants in your space, and they will return the favor.
Water: Water feeds plants and trees, promoting their health and yours.
Photos: Happy times with family, happy times with friends and happy times with your community
Symbols: Anything that symbolizes healthy relationships with your family, friends and community
Altar: Create an altar space in this area to honor your heritage or family. Or, use this altar space to ask for more security in your life.
Related body part
Feet: Help ease problematic issues relating to your feet by enhancing your Family & Heritage area.
Family & Heritage area DON’Ts
If you want this area working at its best, make sure the space is clear of the following:
Unpleasant images, artwork or photos of family
Anything inherited from a less than supportive relative or friend
Gifts that you hold on to out of guilt
Metal (metal cuts wood)
White (the color white represents metal)
Dirt, dust, grime
Anything broken or leaking
Dead plants or dried flowers
So what do you think?
What really caught your attention today?
Are you able to connect the dots between the circumstances of your space and the circumstances of your life?
Let me know in the comments below! I love to hear about what you've discovered!
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See you soon.
Sending you so much LOVE!
oxoxo - Jen
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