February 09th 2011 - by Judith Auora Ryan
If you’re constantly battling unattractive pounds but can never seem to win the war, let Feng Shui come to your rescue! Incorporate the core principles of feng shui, which are harmony and balance into both your psyche and personal space. Then you will not only achieve your desired weight but also maintain it.
First of all stop using the word “lose” in relation to eliminating excess flab. A “loser” is someone who is a failure. Words set powerful intentions in motion. All the Universe is going to hear is that you are unable to succeed. Instead always use positive affirmations like “achieving perfect weight”.
Science has proven each cell in your body has the sum total of your entire DNA in it. The cells have intelligence; they are constantly in the process of re-creating themselves. So help them in your personal re-creation process by speaking words of encouragement to them. Whenever you look into a mirror, bless your body and say “thinner”.
In Feng Shui the home is representative and a reflection of one’s physical, mental, and emotional state. Your physical body is your spiritual home. So if you have positive chi flow in your space, your physical body should start to realign itself to the better energy.
Clutter is one of the biggest culprits in contributing to food overindulgence. It may seem like a tired Feng Shui cliché to blame clutter on almost all of life’s woes. However client after client of mine has gotten to their ideal weight after eliminating it and organizing their homes. Let’s be honest, just looking at a mess makes you feel weighted down. However, after it’s cleaned-up, don’t you feel lighter?
Since the kitchen is usually the scene of most crimes of over-eating, make sure yours deters bingeing. A totally clutter free and immaculate kitchen opens the path to new possibilities for healthy eating habits in Feng Shui.
Throw out all the cutesy magnets, photos, and notes displayed on the refrigerator door. Stress is a big culprit in getting people to eat. If every time you go to the fridge and see appointments or to-do notes your anxiety level can be the perfect excuse for a treat. Make sure any trash receptacles in the room are covered. Better yet, try to keep them totally out of view, maybe under a counter. “What you see is what you get” where Feng Shui is concerned. Make sure all artwork in your home is only of thin, healthy people. If you have any displayed photos of yourself less then your desired shape, take them down. Replace them with photos of a once-svelte you.
Display a bowl of fruit on your kitchen and dining room tables. They will not only be a healthy reminder to eat right but can bestow prosperity upon the home.
Not only the very center of the home, but also each room’s center area has a major impact on general health. Try to keep these areas free of heavy furniture or objects emitting a weighed down feeling. To become lighter you must feel lighter.
The attic in Feng Shui symbolizes one’s future. After you totally organize the space, hang up a photo of a thinner you. If you don’t have one, then cut out a photo of a thin person and put a photo of your head on the body in the picture. When you do get thinner, replace the cutout with a photo of the new you. This will help you maintain your desired weight.
Colors we surround ourselves with have a decidedly big impact on our appetite too! Chains like McDonald’s and Burger King are a testament to this fact by using red so lavishly throughout their décor. Red is the most yang color and stimulates both action and appetite. If you have an excessive amount of the color in your place, try to tone it down a little. The kitchen and dining rooms especially, if red or pink, will automatically make you eat more.
Want to unconsciously cut the cravings? Use black plates and placemats. Black gives discipline and depth of thought. You start to think more not only of what you are eating, but why. Smaller plates too will make the portions you are eating appear bigger than what they are. A large plate entices you to pile more food on it. A white plate displays the food so well that you might decide to have seconds.
As you start to melt away the pounds, get rid of clothes that have become too big. The “fat clothes” are the old you. Keeping them can present a constant temptation to slip back into old habits. By giving them away, you are making a firm resolution to stay thin.
Practice not only honoring others but also honoring yourself at mealtime. Don’t keep your good china locked away just for company. If you do so, you’re saying the best is good enough only for company, but not for you. The respect you deny yourself in little things will impact all the departments of your life. Feelings of unworthiness offer the perfect excuse to pig-out. Turn every meal into a special occasion for yourself.
A tranquil setting with soothing music, not a loud radio, or TV blasting the latest world upset, will contribute greatly to a healthy body. This way you are not punishing yourself by eating a smaller portion. Instead you are celebrating a new slenderer you!
Judith Auora Ryan
33 West 56th Street
Bayonne, NJ 07002
While she began formal training and became a disciple of the world-renowned Feng Shui Master Lin Yun, Grand Master and spiritual leader of the Black Sect Tantric Buddhist School of Feng Shui, many years ago, her studies on Feng Shui extend longer into the past. Judith has traveled to over 45 countries investigating and researching sacred sites and their corresponding ley or dragon lines. On her many trips to Central and South America, she has studied directly with native shamans to learn their cleansing and blessing rituals. She has also received certification from the Qi-Mac International Feng Shui and Geobiology Institute. The first hand experiences she has gained through decades of travel and study have made Judith one of the most sought after advisors in the United States and Western Europe. Judith’s Feng Shui practice specializes in home, office, and business environments. Many multi-million dollar corporations, risk management firms, doctor’s offices, hospitals, restaurants, law firms, and retailers have commissioned her. Judith is a charismatic public speaker and seminar leader and lectures in the United States and abroad. Her lecture expertise has been engaged by the top world cruise lines to enlighten and entertain their passengers. She is a popular guest on radio and television stations. She taught at Middlesex College in Edison, NJ courses on Feng Shui and the Tao of Color from 1993 to 2004. Judith wrote an Astrology column for NJ Holistic Magazine from 1993 to 2003. To schedule an appoitment or for additional info, please contact Judith at FengShuibyJudithRyan.com or phone 201-858-1689.