This month I would like to share some FENG SHUI Holiday decorating ideas. Last month I gave you some holiday gift suggestions by using the principles of FENG SHUI. If you have been reading my blogs, you know that you can apply FENG SHUI to just about anything, from offices to gardens and even events like a wedding. At this hectic time of year, this is the perfect time to use the principles of FENG SHUI to set the tone for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday season.
One cure we use in FENG SHUI is the “Living Object Cure”. Living Objects are plants, trees and flowers. We use living objects as a way to enhance the energy of a space. Plants and trees can increase our oxygen, keep us calm and balance the energy of a space. At this time of year, we can use a Christmas tree as a living object cure. We use living objects to draw people into the space and to enhance the energy of a room. It is important to incorporate a part of nature into our homes for the holidays, because it brings balance to our surroundings. A Christmas tree is one way to bring a piece of nature indoors and enhance the energy of our home. It doesn’t have to be a Christmas tree. We can use wreaths, garland and holly to give us the same effect.
Another cure we use in FENG SHUI is light. We can add light to our indoor and outdoor spaces to stimulate the energy. During the winter, things are looking dark and rather gloomy. The trees and bushes have lost their leaves and have little color. The days are shorter and the darkness of the night is growing longer. We can put up lights outside to bring balance to the darkness. We use lights as a way to lift our mood. There are several different ways we can incorporate light on the outside of our home. Putting up a string of lights, floodlights and luminaries are some of the ways we can use the light cure to balance the darkness. We can do the same thing inside our homes. We can use lights to highlight a particular area or brighten up a room. We can string lights along our banister to open up our stairwells. Even the lights on the Christmas tree lift the Chi or energy and can bring balance to the room.
Lastly, color is a vibration that we respond to on many different levels. It can affect our mood as well as the feel of the room. Certain colors and shades can relax us and other colors can stimulate us. In FENG SHUI, we believe it is possible to alter the perceptions by changing or combing certain colors. If we look at some of the colors of the Holiday Season, we can learn how they can help us adjust the energy of our spaces.
The two most common colors of the season are red and green. These two colors are very auspicious in FENG SHUI. Take the color red. It is a very powerful color. Red is an energy source and a good way to release the bad Chi or energy from a space. Red can give us strength and warm us up. Try to avoid too much red, because it can over stimulate us. Red is the perfect accent color for bows, candles and ornaments.
The second most popular color of the season is green. The color green is associated with growth and abundance. Around the house, it is ideal to have a green Christmas tree, wreaths or garland. The color green gives us a sense of freshness and hope. It is a good color to keep us balanced and calm.
Another color of the holiday season is blue. Blue helps with communication and conversations. Blue is a calming color and keeps us relaxed. It is a good idea to add the color blue to our environments, to ensure a peaceful and enjoyable holiday season.
The holidays can be hectic, but they don’t have to be. We can enjoy the season in a relaxed mood. We can truly enjoy the holiday season by adjusting our surroundings, and being aware of how we spend our time and energy. When we are aware of our environment and how it influences us, then we can use the forces in nature to be of benefit to all. We can learn how to enjoy this busy time of the year and just relax. By bringing certain colors and symbols of joy, into our home we will allow the goodwill to flow during the holidays. Hope you have a Happy Holiday!