It is sometimes odd to me these days that so much has finally come to light about what we now call "Going Green." Or, to be more precise as in Bau Biology, "Going BEYOND Green." I actually knew nothing at all about this subject back in 1996 and there in our course guide were days of courses taught by an expert in the Field of Bau-Biology by a woman called Carol Cannon.
Wait, hold on, I thought Feng Shui was about Energy, Furniture placement, Mindfulness...where did THIS come in? Yet over the years it has helped many of my clients tremendously to have knowledge of "Natural, Healthy Buildings" particularly when they were remodeling. This knowledge was and sometimes is more then they bargained for as well....the out gassing that occurs from rugs and mattresses, the VOC's and other toxins in paints, sealants and even their favorite cleaning supplies. It was often more then they wanted to know.
Some things that never would have occurred to me back then were simple things that had a large but unseen impact: dimmer switches, for example. They are absolutely lovely for a dining room but they are always ON, there is always a current running. Bau Biology differs somewhat from "Going Green" in that it takes into account the Geopathic Stress of the Land which can be measured as well. It is an in depth, remarkable subject and although years ago I wished to continue on in my studies, I had found it impossible to do.
But the knowledge I gained then and still have and still learn as more and more becomes known is important to all of us Energetically. We were taught that if there is only ONE area we can address in our homes, let it be our BEDROOMS where we need to rest and restore for the next day and where, when sleeping, our bodies are most open to receiving EMF's.
Stop a minute to think about what we have in there and then reduce it: TV's, radios, alarm clocks, computers, lights.....electric blankets (they thought can make me shudder!). So many wires running under our beds (and HEADS), it is a wonder how any of us get any restful, restorative sleep. We won't even get into cells---or dimmer switches which always have a current running even when not in use.
Back then we were taught about natural fibers and cleaners---and that if there is one positive thing you can do (impractical as it may be) would be to have the bedrooms on a separate line in the house and turn off the power to them at night. Yet, I don't know one person who does that or would even consider it. And let's take a moment to think about out gassing---how many years does it take an average rug or mattress to outgass?? FIVE?
So many things to think about and possibly incorporate if you're doing your home...or business. And well worth it to stay away from a "Sick Home Syndrome." I wish I knew more about it such as the many Realtors that have taken the time to learn all about the hazards of living with all this new technology. And the impacts of it....
*Carole Provenzale has been a Certified Feng Shui Practitioner since 1997 providing on site Feng Shui Consultations for all of New York City and Long Island and is the Founder of Feng Shui Long Island, New York City. Consultations for homes, businesses, apartments, studios, corporations, renovations, new construction and distance consulations are provided by phone. ALL Feng Shui Consultations are personalized and affordable.