Listen to the Words We Say … How the Use of Language
Can Provide Insight to What Our True Needs Are.
One of the first things I do when I provide feng shui services is sit with the client
and talk. We talk about what they want to change in their lives, what they feel
they can’t change and everything in between. When they tell me what they perceive as a
problem, I listen for several things.
First, I listen to the type of problem and what area of the bagua it is most associated with
Secondly, I listen to the words they choose to describe the problem
It is amazing how people
describe their problematic life situations using physical or even actual “house”
descriptions. Here are a few:
“I’m so drained all the time.”
“Every time I try it seems I run into a brick wall.”
“I feel like I’m on shaky ground.”
“The news came at me from out of nowhere. It’s like I’ve been in the dark all this
“How come the door of opportunity always gets slammed in my face?”
“I hate to say it, but he’s not the sharpest knife in the drawer.”
I find the word choices in my clients to be the biggest clues as to where the feng
shui problems are in their homes. So in essence, they know, at least subconsciously,
what is high priority to be remedied in the home.
Remember, your home is a mirror of your life. It’s worth a try to take that very literally for a time
to see what turns up.
If you feel drained, check into the plumbing. If you feel like
you are running into walls when you attempt change, look for a wall that is right
in front of a door you often use. If you are on shaky ground, check the foundation
and wobbly furniture. If you are in the dark about information that you should
know, review your lighting levels.
It’s worth a look. And I think you’ll be amazed what you find when you are
mindful of your language .