Did you know that there are some negatives which dynamically support your well being, and in fact are crucial for your survival? Did you know that some positives are actively comprising your health and well being right now? Please keep reading this article by EcoHarmonyFengShui(c) Biophilic Designer Alisa Rose Seidlitz, to learn how to accentuate the negatives and THRIVE!
“Accentuate the negative, eliminate the positive, don’t mess with Mr. Inbetween” – a turn-around take on that old 20th century tune re-framed for today’s world!
For the healthiest feng shui, flood your days and nights with certain essential negatives and minimize certain positives in your environments at home and at work. I’m referring here to the components of charged atoms called negative and positive ions.
Negative ions have an extra electron and positive ions are missing an electron.
Negative ions abound in Nature and make us feel good!
They lift our spirits, help us relax, help us think clearly and breath easily, and boost our overall physical health.
Spending ample time in negative-ion-rich outdoor spaces benefits every part of us!
The splashing water of oceans, rivers, streams, waterfalls and fountains creates them. Sunlight, rain and thunderstorms generate them. Trees and other plants constantly emit them. Negative also help clear particulate pollution from the air. All this gives us fresh and healthy air!
Indoors, houseplants, gently splashing fountains and natural furnishings help tip the balance in favor of the negatives ions.
Until the Industrial Revolution, negative ions infused all the places and spaces where people chose to live. Today, our world is literally chocking with positive ions, outdoors as well as indoors.
Concrete, asphalt, plastic and synthetic materials of all kinds, including but not limited to synthetic fabrics, lighting fixtures, paraben candles, mattresses, cosmetics, chemical-based “air fresheners”, all sorts of furnishings, building materials, cleaning products, as well as computers and ALL electronic devices, generate positive ions. Exhaust fumes and particulate pollution also generate massive amounts of positive ions.
Sadly, even hospital environments are packed with them.
Positive ions create the conditions which promote stress and illness.
Our bodies need to recover from being in positive-ion-dominant spaces.
On the other hand, negative ions promote excellent health. In fact, they’re necessary for developing and maintaining it.
For a truly complete Healthy Home Feng Shui Assessment, the balance of these ions in any given space should be addressed.
Some Personal Ways to Minimize the Positives & Accentuate the Negatives
~ Stop all pesticide use both indoors and outside.
~ Stop using synthetic “air fresheners.”
~ Clean with Nature’s “products” such as lemon, high quality essential oils, vinegar and baking soda or organic ready-made products, and wash with in natural laundry detergent.
~ Sleep on natural, untreated or organic bedding.
~ Make your next mattress an untreated, organic one.
~ Use organic, non-gmo, non-nanoized bodycare products and cosmetics.
~ Choose to wear natural, untreated fabrics such as linen, silk, wool, hemp and organic cotton.
~ Choose beeswax candles, which emit negative ions, instead of synthetic candles.
~ Take a shower. Let the water splash on and all around you, cleansing your body and clearing your aura.
~ Take a walk in the woods. The longer and more often the better, but even a few short while can be hugely beneficial.
~ Walk or sit by splashing ocean waves or by a babbling brook.
~ Bring fresh-cut, untreated flowers into your spaces, along with potted plants.
~ Plant trees.
~ Make and/or tend a garden directly in the ground or in planting pots.
~ Use beeswax candles, which smell wonderful and emit negative ions, instead of ‘regular’ wax candles, which emit positive ions even when not burning.
AND, to make the world a more beautiful, healthier, happier place for everyone:
~ Work to stop pesticide use in your town or city.
~ Encourage your town or city to reduce paved areas and to Bring Nature Back!
Go outside and find a place to experience the Joy of Nature and Her Negatives for yourself!
Author’s Note: Beware of manufactured negative ions generators. They can emit toxic plastic fumes and significant background noise, and cause more problems than they solve. Make sure to do extensive due-diligence before purchasing, and it’s a good idea to make sure that what you buy is returnable.
Alisa Rose Seidlitz is a longtime Ecological Garden Designer, Certified Green Building Professional, GreenAP for Interiors, Graceful Lifestyles Certified Interior Re-Designer, Flower Essence and Reiki Practitioner. Read more about Alisa Rose.
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