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Feng Shui Creates Harmony for Animals Too!

Jan 01, 2007 02:02PM ● By Sharon Callahan

Feng Shui, the Chinese art of placement, is enjoying a spectacular revival not only in its native country but worldwide as well. According to Feng Shui, cosmic breath or ch’i energy permeates the atmosphere, the earth and all living things. Feng Shui experts seek to channel and enhance environmental energy or ch’i to improve human energy and thus increase happiness and prosperity. Feng Shui integrates our personal energy so it flows in synchronicity with the energy flow of the universe. In this way we move and live in harmony with universal energies rather than opposing them.

According to Feng Shui, the energy of our home greatly affects our general well-being. Great pains are taken with interior and exterior design, as well as furniture and object replacement, so that everything works in harmony with the cosmic energy. Most individuals who employ the art of Feng Shui report wonderful positive changes. They have reported improved health and more harmonious relationships. Taking such care of our homes infuses them with sacredness and they become living spirits that nurture us.

In nature, all things are in harmony. Animals live harmoniously in nature, yet when they spend most of their time in artificial indoor environments, they are at the mercy of any negative energy in the environment. You may have taken great pains to create a harmonious and esthetically beautiful atmosphere in your home without considering that, for your animal companion, things may be far from harmonious. This can be better understood by taking a look at indoor life from the perspective of your cat, dog or other small animal. Get down to their eye level and take a look around. Often the area closest to the floor is the most neglected and untidy.

Cats, in particular, are extremely sensitive to the energies given off by different objects and the energies generated by different configurations of objects. Often when I communicate with cats or other small animals, they will indicate a sense of discomfort with their indoor environment. When I ask them to give me a visual picture of what they are experiencing, I am often presented with the view of the underside of a bed, couch or other piece of furniture. While these areas make little impact on us, they comprise a great deal of the animals’ world.

Animals live harmoniously in nature, yet when they spend most of their time in artificial indoor environments, they are at the mercy of any negative energy in the environment.

Many of my clients complain that their cats frequently explore the tops of their dressing tables, pianos, dining tables, kitchen counters, and other places where delicate objects are kept or food is prepared. When questioned about this type of behavior during telepathic communication sessions, cats will often communicate that they like the energy in these places; they experience a sense of order, cleanliness and beauty that they do not experience when on the floor.

Animals are naturally drawn to harmony and beauty and will seek it out whenever possible. I have experimented with my cats over the years to see how they respond to the creation of beautiful, harmonious settings placed at their level. Small container plants close to the floor, along with mirrors and sacred objects, make them very happy. They respond immediately to this arranging on their behalf and consequently, they spend far less time on top of furniture.

I once created an altar of remembrance for my cat Shoji on the floor in a corner of my bedroom. I decorated it with fresh flowers, shells, rocks and a small statue of St. Francis, the patron saint of animals. Shoji loved his altar and would spend happy times in front of it, lying on his back in a kitty yoga posture. Shoji knew this was his special place. Creating sacred space
for our animal companions makes them healthier and happier and enriches our lives as well.

As my friend, author Andrew Harvey, said in a recent interview: “If your animal is happy, the house will smile. And if your house smiles, all your hopes will flourish.”

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