When we moved into our house a year ago, it was only a matter of time before things would start popping up that needed repair. For anyone who has ever been a homeowner, maintenance is a big part of home ownership. Within eight months my bathroom faucet broke. The hot water handle would simply not turn off, continually leaking. Then like clockwork, the master bathroom toilet broke, and then the guest bathroom toilet broke….and then the kitchen faucet broke. Do you see a theme here?
Plumbing systems in our home not only represent elimination, but in Feng Shui they also represent money and emotions. Water enters and leaves our homes which is a symbol of cleaning and letting go. And the phrase, “I might as well flushed the money down the drain,” sums up the link between Feng Shui and plumbing. Our plumbing is thought to drain vital chi and resources out of our home, so it is our job as homeowners to be mindful not only in how we care for our elimination areas, but also in how to use and decorate them. And if many plumbing issues arise, it is time to take a close look at your personal life and what your home is telling you.
7 Feng Shui Signs You Are Flushing Money Down The Drain
1) Unattractive Fixtures
If your faucets or other hardware are broken, mismatched or outdated, you are not maximizing the Chi (vital energy) in your space, and likely creating stagnant energy that will hinder growth in all areas of your life.
2) Conceal Your Toilet
This may not always be possible, but create privacy between the toilet and the main area of the bathroom.
3) Keep Drains closed
Keep toilet seats down and drains closed when not in use. Toilets have a large mouth, and when flushed, they suck an enormous amount of chi energy down the drain. Some studies show that toxic energy, (sewage) re-enters a bathroom when flushed if the toilet seat is not closed; YUCK! Keep sink drains closed, and open only when in use.
4) Create Beauty
A well designed space allows the chi to meander. When someone enters your space, including you, and it feels lovely, those emotions radiate in the room, and boosts the chi around you. This is especially important around drains.
5) Remove the Clutter
As Carol Olmsted says, “clutter is postponed energy.” If you feel bogged down when you enter a space, disgusted or overwhelmed, then you will feel the same. This is not a good combination around drains – because it will leave you feeling further drained!
6) Live Plants
There are many house plants that are easy to grow, require little sunlight and are excellent Chi boosters. Place plants around your home like toilet tanks, kitchen and bathroom counters, and near fireplaces. This slows the energy down, cleans the air, and balances the necessary five elements.
7) Take Repairs Seriously
Avoid leaky faucets, and broken toilets at all costs! If your plumbing is on the fritz you will feel drained, fatigued and could start seeing financial problems. You may not notice this consciously, but often our subconscious picks up on the energy drain around us. And rather than being surrounded by energy that honors and nurtures us, it quickly depletes us. Listen to your home. When you live in a space you become intimately intertwined with it, so pay attention to it’s messages, or you could be consumed with problems and not know why.
When my faucet broke I felt like I needed to have a “bigger” list to have someone come out for repairs. I thought no one would come out to fix one faucet. By the time I waited to have a full laundry list of repairs, my health was greatly affected, and so was my pocket book. If you live in the Nashville area and need a terrific handy man reference, please contact me. I have a great company that does repairs big and small, and will be happy to get your repairs fixed fast.
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I work in a house were there is water leak an I feel it has effect on me an my engery please help
You need to call a plumber immediately and get it fixed so you start feeling better!
Which comes first, our emotional, physical and financial issues or water issues in our house? And if you just focus on healing/fixing one thing, will this affect/ change the other issues, or do you have to heal/fix all of the issues? Which is most important? 🙂
I started a bathroom remodel, in the children/creativity area of my house. There was water damage in the wall, something that was an issue before i owned the house. I suppose on an energetic level i resonated with this, which is why i was attracted to the house(?). Anyway, around the time that the renovation stared, my cats both had health issues. The day after the “abscess” in the bathroom wall was openned, an abscess on my cat’s leg burst open. Not only was i spending a lot of money on my bathroom, i quickly racked up $1300 in vet bills. Interestingly, my other cat was having issues with her legs, and i got an infection in my toe, so we were all limping, at one point. Lol. The wall, like my cat’s leg, dried out and is now repaired. However, i’m still having problems with leaks in the sink and shower head, so I continue to be drained of money, which stresses me out. There was also an issue with the electricity, which cost a lot of money (there are details i’m leaving out). Is the root of the issue ME, since i chose the house? Am i supposed to be focusing on healing me? Or will things get better, financially, by fixing the bathroom issues (of course). I’m not sure if I’m expressing my dilemma very well. It’s like a can of worms was openned just before the renovation started, beginning with my cats’ health. Everything happened all at one time, so i’m not sure what to focus on to make it ALL better. 🙂
Thank you for your question. There is a lot here and impossible to answer all in a quick reply. This would really require a more in depth conversation because it would be irresponsible of me to blurt a bunch of stuff out without knowing more.
With that said, based on your language and the little info I have, opposite guas work together. Family and Children work in tandem. And guess what family represents? Feet! So I would start there. I would also take a closer look at your HP and wealth guas.
Repairs and care of your home are an absolute must. Often she acts out because things in your life are at the brink – and those repairs are in sync to what is going on in your own life. Start asking a lot of questions and reflect. Do you have children? Are their children close to you? How are your family relations? Career? Clearly something is showing up for you at an emotional level and your home is showing you, she’s speaking to you. Be sure to listen and pay attention!
I know this was a lot. Thank you for your reply! The creativity/chidren and family bagua connection is interesting, especially because my cats are my babies ( i don’t have children) — so their legs and my foot were acting up. Fascinating! I think i have lots of journaling to do! Around the start of the renovation, my kitchen faucet started leaking, too. It’s in the wealth area. I hope i’m on the brink of something good! I have been interviewing for jobs, too. Maybe my life transformation is like a my bathroom renovation, it needs to get worse/messier, before it gets better? 🙂 Thanks, again!
Journaling is an excellent idea. Leaks can represent a drain on our energy, finances and emotional upheaval.Your
house is connected to you on a much deeper level.Sit with that, reflect and see what comes up.
I have a clogged bathtub I noticed my kitchen sink is getting clogged.I been feeling down lately do you think the clogged sink and bathtub has something to do with it?
Without a doubt. In feng shui the internal plumbing is indicative of our internal organs and digestive tracts. Pay close attention to liver health,
kidneys and gut. Also pay attention to the guas these issues are showing up in!
Love and light
Thank you Amanda makes sense Do you think it affects other areas of my life such as love,finance,success
Hi Amanda, we bought a house in 2017 and have had two sewerage overflows in our bathroom and two lots of flooding in the house in 2 yrs. Can you tell me what my issues might be? I am so over the constant drama! Regards Lisa
Lots of things are possible here. Everything is energy so clearly something is going on in your own life and its reflecting back to you in your homes outbursts. Is there “shit” in your life that you refuse to deal with? Is there something emotional that you’ve pushed down and are ignoring? Water can represent unexpressed emotions, and it can represent health issues like kidney failure. Check out my YouTube channel (Amanda Gates Feng Shui) and Podcast (home Energy Design) if you want additional free resources. You may also want to purchase a floor plan reading at some point to dive deeper.
love, light and shui
I live on the ground floor ( a few steps up, so looks more like the first floor) and some of the drains in my bathroom are visible and what come down from the upstairs neighbours and the one living above them come through my drains – when they shower, use the toilet etc.) But very nice neighbours, (good energy) an older couple right above and a student above them – but still ‘stuff’ coming ‘ down through the same Is there anything I can do? The bathroom was renovated when I moved in but some of the drains are visible from ceilings to floor. It’s located in the family/abundance bagua. It’s very bright from daylight so I have some plants hanging in coconut shells:-)
I would keep a journal and document what appears in your life. Everything is energy, so “sludge” from your neighbors showing up in money or family could have consequences. It could also affect your creativity, and ability to receive joy. In addition, it could create tension with a father or father figure. There is much more to the Bagua than meets the eye, and drains backing up is unusual. SO pay attention to the details in your life. If all seems well just keep an eye out. If not it may be time to find solutions.
Thank you so much for your reply🌞