This area of Feng Shui tends to be the least understood and probably the most neglected. This area on your energy map is located in your nearest right hand corner when you come in the front door of your home, office or room. Who are the helpful people in your life? Consider anybody who enriches your life and makes it run more smoothly: your doctor, mentor, babysitter, teacher, and mechanic. The list is endless, and each person is indispensable. We need each other!
Are you aware of the circle of helpful people that you have around you? Do you have problems with doctors canceling appointments, babysitters not showing up, promised deliveries arriving late and the like? Do you offer your time and talents to help others out? To be a mentor, to carpool, to take your grandmother to the doctor? If your dream is to travel, have you been able to go to the places that you have always dreamed of visiting?
For this area, use the color gray, the element of metal, the trigram for heaven, the throat chakra, the essential oils of lavender, lemon, peppermint, pine and thyme.
Feng Shui Consultation example: As I entered Judith's home, my throat constricted and I started to cough. The house was full of clutter and was must-dusty awful. They had so much disorganized stuff that I couldn't even get into some of the rooms. A cluttered home means a cluttered life. How can you even begin to work on yourself if you can't move past the old and outdated, literally and figuratively? Clutter is one of the biggest Feng Shui no-no's. It means you are hanging on to things that you don't really need any more. If there is a pile somewhere, chances are 100 to 1 that you do not even know what is at the bottom. If it is not serving you, get rid of it. My two favorite Feng Shui words for clutter: no mercy!
John was receiving chemotherapy for cancer, and had refused to deal with the aspect of emotional healing. Does it surprise you the room where he shook off the poison from his chemotherapy was in the Helpful People area? Or that he wasn't letting anyone help him with the real issue? While sitting in his favorite chair, which faced an industrial sized hospital clock, John made his choice as he watched his time tick away.