According to advertising experts, the average person is bombarded, even assaulted by more than 4000 impressions daily in the form of print, email, voice mail, radio, television and blaring advertisements. Additionally, you are constantly attacked with negative energy about the housing crisis and the economy in the daily news plus sound bites about Iraq, Iran and Russia's threats, home grown terrorists and nature's devastation as experienced through recent flooding and eminent hurricanes.
Does this assault on your senses totally unbalance your peace of mind and create jangled nerves? It did for Carol, a mom of two teens who worked part-time to help meet the family's ever increasing expenses. She contacted me saying, “I've had it; I cannot stand one more day of so much negative energy in my life. I am feeling anxious, I am yelling at the children and I can't concentrate at work. " She wanted help on ways to lessen the impact of the daily barrage of negative information and to bring more positive supportive energy into her world.
It takes a lot of positive energy to deal with all of the negatives that surround Carol on a daily basis. Most people use up more energy every day than they create just by doing their daily routines at work or at home, dealing with health issues, driving in traffic and dealing with people. So, when they are faced head on with the additional stress of the constant negative news cycle and something major like a hurricane or flood they have little energy in reserve to carry them through to maintain calm and stay in control.
Energy Boost Options
Feng Shui is all about increasing the positive energy in your world to bring about desired results. In this case it's about building up a positive energy reserve for times of need by reducing chaos and stress causing anxiety and replacing it with calm and staying in control. What follows are several things I recommended to Carol that you can do in your home to help you and your family eliminate some of the negative energy attacks and provide you energy reserves.
As Carol found out, people today are faced with far too many negative energy issues, bombarded with numerous activities and have to focus on many tense events. Yet, they never take time to simply listen to their bodies and give themselves much needed rest for regeneration.
In order to have the reserve energy needed to deal with the daily assault of negative information plus catastrophic events like floods and hurricanes, our bodies and minds need to generate more energy than we use up every day. Carol found that following the techniques above significantly decreased the anxiety she was experiencing. She also found that by creating a reserve of positive energy she was more capable of dealing with stressful times and less anxious.
Don't just survive the bombardment of negative news cycles and threats from the weather and information abroad, thrive by enlarging the positive supportive energy in your world so you can maintain calm on the outside and peace within.
© Pat Heydlauff, all rights reserved 2008
Pat Heydlauff, President of Energy-by-Design (http://www.energy-by-design.com ) and Feng Shui expert, is a consultant, speaker, columnist and award-winning artist. She has been consulting with individuals, families, and companies since the early 1990's, with clients ranging from California to Florida. In addition, she speaks at corporate and organizational functions, and gives seminars to enhance productivity. Pat Heydlauff can be reached at email@example.com