QUESTION OF THE WEEK: “Is there such a thing as ‘pet feng shui?’ I have a cat and a dog, and wonder if there is something I can do for them?”
All living beings in a space are affected by the energies in the environment. Domestic animals protect you 24/7 on an energetic level. If your space has excessive energetic challenges, your pet’s health will suffer before yours, so it’s a great idea to support your pets with some good feng shui vibes!
Pets know energy. Besides being at your side, have you noticed that your dog or cat has a few favorite spots in the house? Pets are living barometers of energy, and they always are drawn to the places with the best energy. Unlike humans — who will pretty much set themselves down anywhere — animals will feel out the energy first, and circle and sniff before settling in their spot.
Some areas of the home are inundated by electromagnetic fields generated by TVs, stereos and computers. These electromagnetic fields create what is commonly known as geopathic stress in the environment. Cats are often drawn to these areas to harmonize the electromagnetic field. Not having this capability, dogs more often avoid such areas.
The following will maximize the feng shui for both you and your beloved pets:
• Give your pet his or her own “home.” Your pet needs a bed, mat, rug or other space to call its own. Your attentiveness to these considerations at home creates energy that enhances your ability to be recognized for your own unique skills and talents outside the home.
• Keep your pet clean. The condition of our pets often reflects the state of affairs in the other areas of our lives. So, if you are unrecognized in the workplace, check to see if your dog or cat’s coat is matted or dirty. A murky fish tank could reflect your muddled finances and a subconscious block to financial clarity.
• Monitor where your pet sleeps. If you choose to let your pet sleep on the bed, know that it can put a damper on intimacy and energetically drive potential romance away.
• Pare down the number of pet toys you have. Too many pet toys create unnecessary clutter and work, engendering the energy of being out of control, making it easier for people to take advantage of you. For greater control, place extra pet toys in a dedicated basket when not in use.
• Put leashes in a cabinet, closet or basket. Leashes out in the open symbolize restrictions and lack of autonomy in your life.
Remember, pets bring positive energy, and happy pets generate happy energy throughout the home. Make sure your pet is happy, and your feng shui will most definitely improve!
Do you have a question for Alice? If so, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alice Inoue is the founder and Chief Happiness Officer at Happiness U, a friendly educational establishment. YourHappinessU.com.