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Guidelines for Healthy Environments

By Alex Stark. Copyright and all rights reserved.

The following set of guidelines outlines basic considerations for the design and evaluation of healing environments. These are to be taken only as a guide, as the practice of Feng Shui involves many analytical tools which are beyond the scope of this document. For optimal results, always consult with a professional practitioner.

You are also encouraged to visit our Guidelines for Non-Toxic Environments and our Guidelines for Safe Electrical Systems, which outline basic considerations for environmental and electrical installations.



GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS

  • The quality of a building’s immediate surroundings have a significant impact on the overall prospects for the health and well-being of its occupants.

  • Entrances determine the overall quality of energy flow entering a building. Good flow is necessary for health and recuperation.

  • Corridors, hallways, and stairwells are similarly important in encouraging good energy flow.

  • Clarity of layout and good orientation have a positive impact on the health prospects for a structure. This is true not only of architectural design and interior layout, but also because intangible forces are acting on the structure from the directions of the compass.

  • These intangible forces change in time, so its is important make periodic adjustments. At the very least it is important to check the Flying Star chart of a building once a year.

  • Exposure to a given direction can have a marked influence on the health potential of room or function. It is important to match the room and its user to the proper orientation.

  • Certain sectors of a floor plan have greater potential to enhance health or recuperation. These sectors are a function of the orientation and age of the building. Hence it is important to be aware of the possibility that a different orientation could result in different health potential for the structure.

  • It is best of a building is matched to its occupants. Compatibility is a function of the orientation of the building and the date of birth of the occupant.

  • The history of a structure can also have an impact on the quality of health that its occupants will enjoy. Sites that have seen traumatic events such as war, death, misfortune, depression, suicide, or crimes can have a detrimental effect on the occupants’ health.



  • CHOOSE A SUPERIOR GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION

  • How the home sits on the land is the primary consideration for evaluating the suitability of a site. A good site will generate vitality and health in its occupants and can be a determining factor in longevity. Keep in mind that the attributes of the site can be local (the immediate vicinity) or regional (the larger geographical region). It is best to have good local and regional qualities on your side. Local features tend to affect only those currently living on the site. General features tend to affect several generations, even if the second or third generations do not live on that location. The negative effects of location are multiplied if the local and regional environments are both detrimental.

  • Choose a home that is protected by land formations at back, right and left. Ideally, the land at the rear should be higher than the front. The land to the left of the site should be higher than the right, and the land to the right should be lower and longer than the left side. The side formations should cradle the site as within an armchair.

  • The front of the site should be guarded by a series of hills in the distance.

  • The back of the site should slope gently toward the house. The best formation for the rear should be rounded and not rocky. The next preferred shape is a flat-topped mountain.

  • Land should slope gently away from the site. Avoid steep hills.

  • If there are no land formations that protect the site, it is acceptable to have artificial protection provided by other buildings, trees, artificial mounds, hedges, etc.

  • Choose a home near trees and healthy vegetation with plenty of wildlife.

  • A home with water near the front of the entrance is desirable. Other desirable features include parks, gardens, and rounded structures such as domes or pagodas.

  • Do not locate your home too near the top or bottom of the site.

  • Avoid homes located in flat land at the bottom of a valley. Similarly, avoid alluvial plains and deltas. These do not have enough energy to nourish your life adequately.

  • Areas where mountains have gentle slopes and rounded tops have nourishing energy. Never live in a house built on a crag, a ridge, at the edge or bottom of a cliff, or at the top of a mountain.

  • Do not live in a house close to mountains with jagged peak and rocky slopes or in an area with lots of cliffs, canyons or ravines. Similarly, do not live on the upper floors of a high-rise or in an exposed building without protection.

  • Avoid homes that are located in dry slopes without vegetation or too exposed to the sun.

  • Avoid houses that are in permanent shadow or that are covered by cloud or fog.

  • Avoid houses that overlook a road cutting, mine stripping, or blasted rock.

  • Avoid houses built near stagnant waters, crashing rivers with steep banks, or rocky beaches with waves.

  • Avoid house built in areas that are too windy or too thickly covered.



  • CHOOSE A WINNING NEIGHBORHOOD

  • The quality of the immediate surroundings can have a significant impact on the health prospects of a building. A substandard location will not only affect the potential for health, but under certain circumstances, it can actually promote disease. Although a proper analysis of siting and orientation is a matter for professional expertise, certain basic rules need to be observed.

  • Locate your home or office in a successful neighborhood with a proven record of good health. Investigate local mortality and morbidity statistics, as many communities are located in unsafe areas never intended for habitation.

  • Avoid settling on or near flood plains, in damp or excessively windy locations, anywhere near dumps or spillways, especially if they contain polluted materials.

  • Avoid buildings adjacent to power plants, highways, railways, bridges, police stations, garbage dumps, meat packing plants, slaughter houses, butcheries, hospitals, cemeteries, mortuaries, churches, or communication towers. Do not build on ancient burial grounds.

  • Locate your building above the road. Homes below road level tend to be damper and can collect negative energy from vehicles.

  • Encourage green growth around your property. Vegetation can absorb unsafe vapors and gases and helps to control pollution. However, avoid excessive shade, especially in the south side of the property.

  • Avoid buildings that have sharp objects such as antennas, jagged rocks, construction cranes, power lines, or tree branches pointing toward them, especially if they point to the front door or the bedroom. Shiny objects, images of sharp objects, knife-like edges, and horizontal cutting lines such as utility wires or flat-top hills should also be avoided.

  • Locate your building on a street which does not bring excess traffic or noise towards you.

  • Traffic or water patterns should not aim directly at your site. This creates difficulty and has negative consequences for health, relationships and career. Therefore avoid houses at dead ends, at T-junctions, at Y-junctions, or where the road or river makes a sharp turn.

  • Winding paths or driveways are better than straight ones. Avoid long narrow paths leading up to the front door, especially if they are straight. Circular paths or driveways are always preferable.

  • A house at the end of a series of loops is desirable, provided the road pattern does not resemble a maze. Traffic circles are beneficial road patterns because they minimize the sharpness of traffic.

  • It us preferable to have a home in an area with gently winding streets rather than set into a square city grid. Avoid houses located between two parallel roads.

  • Avoid homes which have the main door in line with the neighbor’s driveway.

  • Avoid buildings that are dwarfed by taller structures or geographical features.

  • Avoid houses located on roads or rivers with fast moving flow.

  • Avoid houses that are located along steep roads or streams. This can destabilize health and fortune. Avoid homes located near the bottom or top of a waterfall.

  • A road that runs downhill toward a house brings harm to the occupants.


  • ENCOURAGE GOOD DESIGN AND ENERGY FLOW

  • The flow of vital energy (chi) throughout a building is a critical component of a healthy environment. The freer and more unrestricted this flow can be, the better the prospects will be for health and recuperation.

  • Avoid buildings that have bedrooms, living rooms or other critical functions above parking garages or mechanical rooms. This is very detrimental to health.

  • Avoid apartments or offices which are located next to elevators, stairwells or chutes.

  • Wide, curved, graceful stairways opening onto wide landings are best.

  • Avoid stairs that point directly towards the entrance door.

  • Avoid bathrooms or utility rooms located directly above the entrance to your home.

  • Avoid unclear traffic patterns. Energy flows best when paths are clear, easy, and obvious.

  • Levels within a house should be well defined. Avoid split levels.

  • Ceilings with uneven heights are undesirable.

  • Ceilings should not be too high: nourishing energy will get trapped where it cannot be used. If this cannot be avoided, reactivate the lower areas by adjusting lighting, installing water fountains, or creating a color scheme that emphasizes the lower levels of the room.

  • Arrangement of rooms should not be too irregular. Rectangular floor plans are best.

  • All rooms should receive adequate light: artificial light should not be needed on a sunny day.

  • Structural components of a building should be supported by thick, strong pillars. Avoid decks or porches supported by thin or unstable pillars.

  • Do not have exposed beams in a home. They encourage depression and lack of self-worth.

  • Do not use vertical blinds. They are associated with separation and loneliness.

  • Do not build with reflective materials, as this prevents vital chi from entering the home.

  • Overly large windows leak nourishing energy and afford poor protection from destructive energy. Avoid buildings with floor-to-ceiling glass windows.

  • Clear obstructions to getting in or out of the home, bedrooms, and offices. This includes dark or narrow corridors, stairs, or doors, as well as piles of incoming or outgoing products.

  • Provide bins for recycling, garbage, products in transit, or mail. Combat clutter!

  • Have your space fully cleaned at least once a month. Vacuum every week.

  • Have the windows washed often. It is worth the expense.



  • ENHANCE YOUR ENTRANCES, HALLS, AND CORRIDORS

  • Entrances are important in determining the overall health of a family as they are the mouth through which vital energy enters your home. Halls and corridors have a similar effect. Because they conduct energy from the entrance to the rest of the space, they can affect fortune, prosperity, stability, and health.

  • Avoid long narrow paths or driveways leading up to the front door, especially if they are straight. Circular paths or driveways are always preferable.

  • Do not have trees, utility poles or other such obstructions blocking your main entry.

  • The driveway of the house across the street should not point at your front door or bedroom window.

  • Create a buffer between your house and the street. Gardens, trellised walks, terraces and even porches are suitable buffers.

  • Entrance doorways should be open and expansive. Avoid funnels that constrict traffic into the building or into its lobby. Entry doors should operate smoothly and open directly into unobstructed, wide, well lit areas or lobbies with a warm, happy feeling.

  • The front and back doors should not line up. You should not be able to see the back door from the entrance lobby.

  • Avoid stairs or elevators that face the main entry. If this is unavoidable, screen them with plants, sculpture, or architectural baffles.

  • Avoid long, narrow corridors. If you can’t, place mirrors along the sides to make them feel more expansive and light them as brightly as possible. To break up a long corridor, hang objects or introduce architectural breaks along its length to divide it into sections.

  • Avoid doors that open onto walls directly in front of them. If they do, hang a mirror or a bright decorative object on the facing wall in line with the door to extend the entrance visually. Add bright lights.

  • Avoid more than two consecutive doors in line along a corridor or between rooms. Three doors or more in a row create divisiveness in the family as well as health problems. To solve this, hang objects (such as chimes or mobiles) or place screens in the path of movement to slow down the energy as it moves down its path.

  • Avoid unused doors. Convert these into walls or, if you cannot do this, hang mirrors or bright artwork on them to disperse bad energy.

  • Avoid facing doors that overlap or don’t face each other directly. To solve, hang mirrors on the sections of wall that do not overlap.

  • Avoid doors that have slanted shapes or that open at a bias. They portend unexpected, negative consequences. To solve, hang plants or create a horizon line above the slanted door, and request professional assistance.

  • Avoid apartments located immediately adjacent to elevators or stairwells.

  • Avoid apartments located on buildings with long hallways.

  • Avoid apartments located at the end of a corridor or facing the elevators or the stair doors.

  • Avoid apartment buildings in which stairs are not buffered by landings or in which landings are too narrow.



  • DESIGN YOUR KITCHENS FOR HEALTH

  • Health and Fortune are created and enhanced in the Kitchen. It is therefore an essential component in the home and deserving of special consideration.

  • To preserve family health, avoid placing the kitchen adjacent to stairs, elevators or bathrooms.

  • The kitchen should be located centrally in the house and sheltered from the rest of the home. Ideally it should not be exposed on more than two sides as this will drain nourishing energy.

  • The kitchen should not be in a cramped space, nor should it have a crowded feeling. There should be ample room for work. Provide generous passage between counters, tables, and stools. Crowded, cluttered environments slow down energy, negatively affecting health and finances. If the space is crowded, use mirrors to visually extend the walls of the space.

  • Avoid narrow entrance doors. A kitchen should have more than one doorway in order to ensure good circulation of energy.

  • The shape of the cooking area of the kitchen should be symmetrical and regular. Irregular shapes create pockets where negative energy can get trapped.

  • The chef should command a view of the entire kitchen and its entrance as he or she stands in the cooking position in front of the stove. Avoid having the chef’s back to the kitchen door, or to guest or family members if it is a sit-in or an open plan kitchen. This will drain their power. If this is unavoidable, place a mirror on the wall behind the stove so that the chef can see what is behind him or her, as with a rear view mirror.

  • Avoid sharp wall corners or angled architecture, especially if they are pointing at the chef or the persons sitting at the dinner table. These sharp angles can be softened by placing plants, soft fabric or round molding in front of them.

  • Avoid sharp, angular cabinets or furniture. It is best if edges on furniture and wall corners are rounded.

  • For sit-in kitchens, use oval or round tables and soft chairs. Rectangular tables are acceptable if their corners are rounded.

  • Avoid placing the stove, refrigerator, or the sink directly adjacent to each other, as this pitches incompatible energies against each other. This can result in diminished prosperity, conflict, or health problems.



  • OPTIMIZE HEALTH IN BATHROOMS AND DINING ROOMS

  • Health is a function of hygiene and nutrition. As these are the rooms in which these functions are carried out, they have an important role to play in our well-being.

  • Bathrooms are best located toward the rear of a home and not near the entrance.

  • Under no circumstances place a bathroom or toilet in the geographical center of the home. This will lead to instability and mental difficulties.

  • Avoid bathrooms or toilets which face the entrance door. If they do, keep the door to the bathroom or toilet closed and hang a mirror on it to reflect the entrance.

  • Do not place a bathroom or toilet next to the kitchen or dining room. They are incompatible energies.

  • Avoid bathrooms adjacent to a bedroom. If this is unavoidable, keep the door to the bathroom closed at all times. Baths and toilets are best kept separate from all other functions through the use of corridors, foyers, or vestibules.

  • A bathroom at the end of a long corridor affects the entire family’s biological system, especially in reproduction. If you have such a bathroom, divide the corridor in sections by using architectural detailing, or by hanging curtains, mobiles, or chimes.

  • Dining rooms should be bright and cheerful. Avoid crowded situations, especially if the dinner table is in the kitchen.

  • Avoid loud or excessive decoration in dining areas. The best environment for digestion is a calm one.

  • Avoid using the dinner table to do housework or business. Eating is a sacred activity and should be treated as such.

  • To preserve your health, avoid placing dining rooms or bedrooms adjacent to, below, or above bathrooms, toilets, parking garages, mechanical rooms, or workshops.

  • Avoid dining rooms or bedrooms with direct views of power plants, highways, railways, bridges, hospitals, cemeteries, churches, or communication towers (including cell phone transmitters).

  • Have the bedroom, dining room and living room checked for geopathic stress.



  • ENCOURAGE REST AND REGENERATION IN BEDROOMS

  • Rest and regeneration are fundamental to our well-being and have an important role in aiding in recuperation as well. Because they are the most quiet environments in the home, bedrooms are often the first location where we retire to heal.

  • Bedrooms should be located in a quiet, protected area of the house, preferably towards the rear of the building. A corner with Southwestern exposure is ideal.

  • Bedrooms should not have more than one doorway.

  • Bedrooms should not face a stairway, elevator or any exit doors.

  • Bedrooms should not be located at the end of corridors, next to stairs or elevators or directly adjacent to bathrooms, parking garages, or mechanical rooms.

  • Position your bed diagonally opposite the entry door and in such a way that you can see the door when laying in bed. If you can’t, hang a mirror so that you can see the door from the bed.

  • Mirrors are best avoided in the bedroom. If you have to have one, make sure you cannot see yourself reflected in the mirror when laying in bed. Restlessness, poor sleep and loss of performance can be the result.

  • Position your bed so that your feet do not point out the door. If you cannot avoid this, place a table, screen or hanging crystal between the door and the bed.

  • Avoid overhanging beams or knifelike corners pointing at the bed, especially across it.

  • Avoid bedrooms under slanted ceilings. If at all possible, have a flat drop-ceiling.

  • Your bed should rest with its back against a solid wall.

  • The headboard should be higher than the foot board.

  • In a home where the male is too dominant, decorate with additional symbols of the feminine: seashells, the moon, round, oval or crescent shapes, the color yellow, or earth materials such as stone or clay.

  • In a home where the female is too dominant, decorate with additional symbols of the masculine: animals, the sun, square or blunt objects, grandfather clocks, hunting scenes and paraphernalia, metallic objects and the color white.

  • During pregnancy do not move the bed to avoid the risk of a miscarriage.

  • Have your bedrooms checked for Electro-Magnetic Fields (EMF’s) and for Geopathic Stresses (see below).



  • OPTIMIZE HOME OFFICE CONFIGURATION

  • Nothing affects personal performance more significantly than personal space. A clear, well defined work space that enjoys protection and which commands a secure power base will generate increased returns in efficiency, performance, advancement, personal satisfaction and health.

  • Avoid placing the home office next to elevators or stairways.

  • Avoid placing the home office facing elevator or stair doors.

  • Avoid placing the home office at the end of hallways or corridors, especially if these are long.

  • The best position for a desk is against a solid wall and with a clear view of the door. Power is increased as you move farther from the entry. Therefore the best position is diagonally opposite the door.

  • Avoid sitting positions which place your back to a door, a corridor, a large open area or a very large window. If this is unavoidable, use a “rear view mirror” to see behind you.

  • Avoid sitting positions directly in front of a door or very large window. If this is unavoidable, protect yourself with screens, plants or furniture.

  • Avoid sitting positions in a large open area without protection from the sides and a clear territorial boundary.

  • Avoid sitting positions facing a wall that is closer than six feet. If this is unavoidable, place a picture with visual depth on the wall in front of you.

  • Avoid sitting positions directly facing someone who is closer than six feet. If this is unavoidable, place plants, sculpture or decorations between desks.

  • Avoid having sharp corners and edges of walls or large items of furniture pointing directly at a desk. If this is unavoidable, shield the desk with plants, screens or soft decorations.

  • Avoid placing desks directly under large beams, overhead shelves or cupboards. If this is unavoidable, hang soft items from the beams, or shine lights up to deflect sinking energy away from the sitter.

  • Clear obstructions to desks or workstations. This includes piles of books, files, or bins around desks, as well as broken furniture, old newspapers, etc. Make room to maneuver arms, legs, and torso.

  • Make room behind desks for getting in and out of chairs. Keep clearances into account. Provide at least 36″ for clearance.

  • Eliminate all objects lying under desks or chairs.

  • Clear clutter at desks by filing necessary papers, discarding old ones, and using multi-level trays or files.

  • Avoid electrical lines that run under the desk or that are located too close to the workstation. A maximum of 2 feet for electrical runs is advised. Similarly, avoid electrical appliances closer than 18 inches from your head.

  • Have the home office checked for geopathic stress.



  • CONTROL THE SOUND ENVIRONMENT

  • Combat disruptive noise. It is considered the most disruptive of all factors in homes and offices and can significantly raise the levels of stress in our lives.

  • Place computers, copiers and fax machines as far away from workstations as possible.

  • Place carpeting or sound absorbing materials under computers, copiers or any vibrating equipment.

  • Minimize orange and yellow colors in the workplace. They encourage loud talking and noise.

  • Introduce soft greens and blues to calm and quiet the atmosphere.



  • CORRECT INADEQUATE LIGHTING

  • Inappropriate lighting rates only second as an energy-draining source.

  • Use background lighting that is not excessively bright. If it is, you can remove some light bulbs from the ceiling fixtures.

  • If lighting is too dull, add task lights, wash the walls with light, add bright items, or repaint with lighter colors.

  • Light should be as close to the normal daylight spectrum as possible.

  • Task lighting should be somewhat brighter and easily controlled for intensity and focus.

  • Avoid fluorescent lights. If you can’t, add red items around you.

  • If desks are light in color, add darker items but be aware of excess contrast.

  • If desks are dark in color, add lighter items but be aware of excess contrast.

  • To combat computer screen glare, add a polarizing filter.



  • CONTROL TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY

  • Comfort is important not only because it affects the bottom line, but also because it impacts upon health.

  • Install adequate controls and partition zones according to use or function.

  • If the environment is too cold and you cannot control heat output, add more lights, or add red or orange to decor.

  • If the environment is too hot, use more cool blue or green colors, add water to the environment by placing water in a bowl, by watering plants, or by adding a water fountain.

  • If the environment feels too dry, drink lots of water, add lush plants, or purchase a quality humidifier.



  • CONTROL THE PSYCHOLOGICAL ENVIRONMENT

  • Images and symbols that surround you should be affirmative and positive in character. Health can be drained by images that are not supportive to the individual or the family.

  • Abstract art and obscure images force us to figure them out, and that wastes energy.

  • Negative imagery should be avoided. This includes: scenes of desolation and isolation, storms, weapons, drab, dull colors, scenes of destruction, images with sharp angles or points, images of anything dead, images from the past that are sad or unfortunate, sunsets, waterfalls or anything that goes down.

  • Positive imagery should be encouraged. This includes: sunrises, birds, airplanes or anything that goes up, bright landscapes, trees, plants or anything growing, natural movement, happy, successful people, teachers, or leaders, gently flowing water or pathways, elegant, prosperous cityscapes, parks, or gardens.



  • BECOME AWARE OF THE SUBCONSCIOUS AREAS OF YOUR HOME

  • Closets, attics, and basements are symbolic of the subconscious, where old memories and future potential are stored. By taking care of these spaces, we can help to enhance our current situation and make the changes that are needed to succeed. Similarly, by removing obstructions in these areas, we can unblock stifled creativity.

  • Closets, attics and basements should be well organized, easy to access, and free of clutter. Only those items which have seasonal, recurrent or true future use should be stored.

  • Storing things “in case of” is to be avoided, particularly if it leads to clutter. It is best to store only those things we intend to use recurrently (i.e. halloween decorations) or as apart of a current project (i.e. lumber, tools).

  • Family mementos should be stored with particular care. Veneration and respect to our ancestors are key factors in promoting our own wealth and prosperity, as well as generating joyfulness into the future.

  • Closets, attics, and basements should be well lit and kept in good repair. Avoid leaky pipes, structural defects, and malfunctioning or jury-rigged equipment.

  • Flooding, out-gassing, or geodesic stress should be dealt with professionally.



  • CONTROL THE IMPACT OF COLOR

  • Color can be used to compensate for deficiencies in the environment and as a way of enhancing or augmenting your health potential. Color can also be used as a healing tool.

  • Avoid dull, flat colors such as gray or beige. They stifle creativity and efficiency. If you can’t, bring in more life with flowers, bright art or pictures, but avoid color pollution.

  • It is better to have light, bright colors than either very strong or very weak colors.

  • Soft greens and blues will calm nerves and lower voices.

  • Yellow is effective in energizing creativity and brainstorming.

  • Soft blue or purple is helpful for work that requires deep thinking or imagination.

  • Routine tasks that require extended periods of concentration are supported by green.

  • Use warm soft yellow, orange or peach to compensate for slow, uninspiring work.

  • Adding a small amount of bright red to an environment enhances the power base and vitality of the individual occupying the space.



  • CONTROL POLLUTION

  • Air pollution is a significant contributor to poor performance and disease. It is a primary cause of sick leave and absenteeism, and rates high among factors contributing to staff turnover. Indoor air pollution can also exacerbate other medical conditions. For more information on non-toxic environments, please consult our page Guidelines for Non-Toxic Environments.

  • Perform a green audit of your home to determine its overall level of health. This will also serve as a baseline for future reference.

  • If possible, keep printers and photocopiers in a separate ventilated room.

  • Keep lots of plants that absorb common toxins. These include: areca palm, Boston fern, bamboo palm, rubber plant, English ivy, ficus, peace lily, king of hearts, dwarf banana, lily turf, spider plant, dwarf azalea, tulip.

  • Avoid cleaners and solvents with toxic chemicals. Encourage use of cleaners and solvents made from such natural materials as vinegar, borax, baking soda, salt or lemon juice.

  • Avoid building materials, carpeting or house wares made with toxic materials. Research for safe builders, manufacturers, and products.

  • Reduce dust levels by minimizing open shelving and reducing clutter.



  • CONTROL ELECTRO-MAGNETIC RADIATION

  • Electromagnetic radiation is an invisible form of pollution which has been linked to many health problems. It is best to avoid it, as its safety cannot be guaranteed. For more information on electro-magnetic fields, please consult our page Guidelines for Safe Electrical Systems.

  • Locate your home as far away as possible from sources of large EMF’s such as power plants, transmission towers, parabolic antennas, or high voltage lines.

  • Minimize use of high-EMF-devices such as microwave cookers, mobile phones, fluorescent lights, photocopying machines, laser printers, and computers.

  • Suppress EMF’s at source by using electrical shielding or cork tiles under computers, printers, etc.

  • Absorb unwanted EMF’s by introducing ferns, evergreens and cacti.

  • Strengthen your biological system by eating properly, exercising, drinking pure filtered water, and taking the right balance of nutritional supplements to provide minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants necessary to combat EMF’s.

  • Avoid electrical lines that run under the bed or desk or that are located too close to the headboard. A maximum of 2 feet for electrical runs is advised. Similarly, avoid electrical appliances closer than 3 feet from the head sleeping position. For the home office the maximum distance is 18 inches. Look into demand switching that shuts off all power to the sleeping quarters.

  • To preserve your health, avoid placing bedrooms, home offices, or dining rooms directly adjacent, below or above parking garages, mechanical rooms or workshops, as well as any other mechanical equipment that generates significant EMF’s.



  • NEUTRALIZE GEOPATHIC STRESS

  • Look into geopathic stress as a possible cause of weakened vitality or disease. Geopathic stress is a form of energy in the earth which is considered unsuitable for humans and exposure to which can result in a myriad complications. For additional information, please consult our page Earth Energies and Geopathic Stress.

  • Geopathic stress can be caused by a number of sources. The most important of these are “dark streams”, natural geomagnetic deposits, ley lines, and global geomagnetic grid lines.

  • Dark streams are underground water veins that have been made noxious by physically disruptive events such as road cuttings, foundation work, steel pilings, heavy industry, military activity, or explosions.

  • Natural geomagnetic deposits can also show geopathic activity, particularly if they involve iron ore deposits.

  • Ley lines are straight over-ground energy lines that reflect or echo larger underground currents, including underground rivers.

  • Global geomagnetic grid lines are thought to arise from the earth’s magnetic fields in the form of vertical or horizontal radiation.

  • Geopathic activity has been implicated in the following disorders: insomnia, nightmares, inexplicable irritability, allergies, sudden infant death syndrome, myalgic encephalomyelitis, migraine, asthma, eczema, arthritis, immune disorders, and rheumatic disorders.

  • Additional signs can include: unwarranted exhaustion, history of poor performance, and odd or unexplainable behavior.

  • Certain animals are attracted to this type if energy: cats, owls, snakes, slugs, snails, ants, wasps bees, parasites, bacteria, and viruses. Odd animal behavior is another clue to geopathic activity.

  • In the vegetable kingdom other signs can also signal the presence of geopathic stress: withering or contorted trees and plants, dead or stunted gaps in hedges and tree lines, bare patches on lawns (particularly if they are linear), cankers, and infertile fruit trees.

  • Other signs include: lightning-struck trees, unresolved clutter, cracks in glass, brick, or plaster, recurring mechanical or electrical failure, accident-prone areas, and quick spoilage of foods and photographic film.

  • There is some evidence connecting geopathic activity with bad-neighbor syndrome, ghosts and other paranormal activity.

  • There is some evidence linking geopathic stress to lack of respect to the land as evidenced in the presence of geopathic activity in crime areas, war zones, execution grounds, desecrated burial grounds and in areas that have not been ceremonially cleared for ground breaking, new construction, development, etc.

  • Cures for geopathic stress include the construction of protective walls or ditches, the burying of protective items, the placing of special devises such as crystals, coils or rods in the path of the stress, and the installation of radionic devices.

  • As this field is relatively new to mainstream society and because it requires extensive experience, it is imperative to consult with a qualified dowser or geomancer.