Ask the Space Guru: Toliet Matters
Q: Today both the toilets in my house broke….Coincidence? Any thoughts on this matter?
A: Well, yes, in fact, lots of thoughts. I believe our home symbolizes our life, so we can look at the space as a metaphor. When something breaks in your home, or your body for that matter, it’s a wake-up call. Pay attention to the symbolism.
First, from a Feng Shui perspective, it’s important to recognize that the bathroom and toilet are primarily governed by the element of water. Water is associated with wealth, prosperity, career and your cash flow.
From another perspective, water is also closely related to your emotions. So, this area also symbolizes the flow of your emotional life.
Now the bathroom and toilet is also the location of waste and elimination. So, you can also look at digestion; what is being processed and what is going down the drain.
Remember, I’m not just talking literally here, but also symbolically—so it may be something about your actual physical digestion process, or it may be related to something emotional that you are having a hard time digesting or eliminating. In energy medicine, those two things would be the same. The physical discomfort would be considered a manifestation of the emotional state. The same holds true with your home—the space could be symbolizing your emotional state.
So, all of that being said, there are some basics to start with in the bathroom.
First of all, make sure this area is clean! Cleanliness is an important part of insuring positive energy throughout your home. Dust, dirt and clutter are very stagnant forms of energy. So, just by giving your home a wipe down, that is going to get energy moving a little bit—even if you don’t do anything else.
Second, you want to make sure that everything else in the bathroom is functional and in good working order. When things are dirty or in disrepair, it’s a sign of negligence of the space. And if your home is a mirror of your life, what else in your life does that mean you’re neglecting?
So, take these action steps, and spend some time reflecting about where in your life things are not flowing well. Also, note the exact type of issue with the toilet. Is it clogged? Is there a leak? These are all little clues. Based on your reflections, see what may need to be addressed in other areas of your life, and THEN fix your toilets.
Might this really just be a toilet issue and nothing deeper? Of course. But, it’s always worth taking a closer look at things, beyond the repair job.
Are our spaces really that symbolic of our deeper issues? In my experience, yes they are.
If you don’t get to the root of the broader problem, don’t be surprised if the toilet keeps “breaking.”