Facing a health crisis can be a significant challenge for any person or family. Dealing with health issues can be a huge source of stress for just about anyone, and depending on the support system that you have in place, it can also drain your finances. If you’re the main care provider of your sick family member, then you are tasked with the responsibility of supporting the said person as well as navigating the numerous complexities brought about by their illness and the health and other support systems that your family subscribes to.
On the other hand, families that have dealt with chronic or devastating illnesses will also need some time to recover from the harrowing situation that they have gone through. At times, they may find themselves needing to deal with the implements that their family members have left behind or no longer have any use for. Uncle Dixer has received a question from one such person who has been left with a hospital bed that has been used by a chronically ill person in the past. Now, the price of hospital beds is nothing to scoff at, and it would make sense to keep this tool so that there’s no need to buy another in case it’s needed again.
But is doing so bad Feng Shui? Here’s what Uncle Dixer has to say.
Dear Uncle Dixer: Is it bad luck to use an old bed that was used by a sick person for a long time but never died in her bed? She died in the hospital.
Answer: If it worries you, you can use some simple Feng Shui “huasha” (transform the harmful) methods to overcome your concern.
You can remove whatever that is left over by giving the bed a good physical clean with some Yin/Yang Water (water that is made with half boiling and half icy water) mixed with some antiseptic detergent. Then, hang a calabash on the bed for the first 100 days. This simple ritual should do the trick to remove your fears. It works in both the “in-the-world” and “out-of-the world” realms of our perceptions.
In this case, the bed was used by the sick person for a long time. Because of this, the family member may associate the bed with the memory of their loved one who has passed away. Keeping such an implement in one’s home can cause worry for people. To deal with this, Uncle Dixer recommends using a huasha or transformation method to remove the negative physical and non-tangible associations that the family may have concerning the hospital bed.
Recovering from an event that has been marked by illness is a must, not just for the person who has been directly affected by the health issue but also the family members and friends who have supported them in the whole ordeal. Being honest about the fears and concerns that the recent bout of illness has sparked can help care providers process the feelings that they have kept at bay while they were busy caring for their loved ones.
If you need customized advice for your Feng Shui concerns, get in touch with a Feng Shui practitioner from Sydney through Feng Shui Nexus. We also have experts based in major cities in the US, such as Feng Shui teachers based in Chicago, Illinois.