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Feng Shui teaches us that our surroundings have a huge influence on our sense of wellbeing. In this festive season we celebrate with our families and express our love and gratitude for what we have in our lives.
Choosing art which reflects the joy we feel, or strive for, can enhance the feeling we want to experience.
Take a moment to reflect on the
artwork in your home and consider what each piece means to you. Does it lift your energy or bring you down? Make you smile or make you sad? If the latter, it's time to find a replacement. You have the power to affect your mood! In this holiday season, it is wise to be aware how your energy can dive and dip, depending on what is going on around you.
Every item added to a space has an impact on an individual's personal chi, or life force energy. It is often said that some people "do not seem themselves" during the final days of December. Some become more mellow and caring, while others may seem agitated. Our surroundings do affect us profoundly, so let's take a look at decorations with Feng Shui eyes.
The element of fire is represented extensively at holiday time: red ribbons and bows, Santa's suit, candles, poinsettias, holly and festive clothing. While red is an auspicious colour, an excess of it can make people become over-stimulated and agitated.
To counter that fiery element in your decorations, be sure to add the water element represented by either glass objects or a reflective base, as in the centrepiece here.
It is further balanced with
elements of earth (brown pine cones), wood (green branches)and metal (white ribbon, gold metal spheres).
Until your homes or work places return to 'normal,' take a moment to notice how the addition or removal of certain items positively affects your mood. That's the essence of Feng Shui - making changes to create a space that truly resonates with your inner being.
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In the meantime, may this holiday season be one of love, appreciation of others, and most of all, peace.