The Sounds In Your Environment

In feng shui the general idea is to create harmony and balance. One way to create harmony and balance is through sound. Sound has the ability to heal and be a positive influence in your home or work environment. Sound can also cause negative reactions and can drain our well-being. Noises such as the humming of a refrigerator, the air conditioner, traffic noises, etc., many times go unnoticed and are bad for our health.

Removal of these noises is sometimes practical and sometimes we cannot remove these annoyances.  You can reduce the adverse effects by using what is known as white noise. Uplifting or tranquil music or nature sounds help to balance the energy. Recordings of a water stream, birds chirping or rainfall can help to absorb negative energy.

In homes that have a lot of hard surfaces, sounds are amplified and can be toned down by adding fabrics, soft cushions and area rugs. Take time when decorating your space to incorporate a happy medium between hard and soft surfaces and decorative items, in order to benefit from the white noise energy you are trying to establish. Become aware of negative and positive noise factors is in your space and the allocation of your rooms.  

 Another way to help generate positive energy is through the use of wind chimes. Wind chimes can create energy shifts by moderating the energy flow. It dissipates the negative sound vibrations and generates positive sounds conducive to your well-being.

 Overall, when considering modifications in your space, a simple and inexpensive additions can enhance and provide a better opportunity to live in a positive and healthy environment. Observe and do check for negative sounds that can drain and deplete your health and energy.  

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Affirmations Before You Paint

Afirmation before Painting

What a cool concept for those who believe.  When you want to paint a room, for any numbers of reasons, you can take it to the next level. Write on the walls before you paint the intention for the room or space. For example, in your home office you might want to boldly write on the walls words such as success, recognition, abundance and so forth. In the bedroom you might choose words such as rest, passion, romance, love, your partner’s name, etc. Get the idea?

The objective is to generate good vibes or energy and intentions that will be sealed with a coat of fresh paint. In feng shui there is so much to consider, but thinking and envisioning positive vibes and placing them in place, seals the affirmation and this is unique in its own way.

Feng Shui and Flowers

Flowers speak a universal language. Many cultures associate flowers to different things and meanings. But in general, flowers evoke beauty and provide visual pleasure to many as well as healing.

In feng shui, live flowers are the best choice in providing good energy or Chi. Flowers are beneficial for healing the body, mind and soul.

In some cultures, bathing and soaking in flowers is recommended to clear the aura and restore energy.

In a home, besides the beauty they instill, flowers bring good luck and blessings. Colors, numbers and the type of flower are used symbolically for remedies and specific applications.

Here are some of the most popular flowers and their remedies:

Lotus. The lotus flower is the symbol of perfection. The flower generates from the mud. The lotus plant in Chinese medicine uses everything from the roots, to the petals as medicinal remedies. The flower has been used to promote health and vitality.

Cherry Blossoms. The cherry blossom is used for love and marriage remedies, but can also be used as a feng shui cure for health. The blossoming flowers of cherry, or other similar trees, have been used to bring the energy of new beginnings.

Orchid. The orchid is considered a classical feng shui symbol of fertility, perfection, abundance, beauty and purity. It adds an aura of heavenly qualities to the environment.

Narcissus. It is used as a feng shui career cure, believed to help hard working individuals accomplish their goals.

Chrysanthemum. The feng shui symbol of a chrysanthemum flower is noted for balance and has strong yang energy. Good luck is enhanced with this flower.

There are many choices and different remedies that can be accomplished with flowers. Even a painting of a flower can generate positive energy and good intentions. Use flowers to stimulate and to create good chi in your home and environments, while also enjoying their beauty.

Fabrics at Home

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Home decorating fabrics are meant to compliment a room. Fabrics can improve any space and are used in upholstery, couch covers, slipcovers, bed coverings, window treatments, table coverings, etc. A room without fabrics can look plain or feel cold.  A space can be transformed into an inviting, warm and cozy place to relax and enjoy with family and friends by using fabrics.

Because fabrics are an essential part of decorating a space, it is important to choose those that correspond with the other objects in the room. It’s easier to pick fabrics if you are using advice and suggestions for a particular design. Without any direction, your design project can become frustrating and discouraging. Instead of working toward your dream home, you’ll find yourself caught up in a nightmare.

There are plenty of home decorating themes to choose from. Each of them has their own color and style. With a theme and concept to guide you, choosing fabrics shouldn’t pose a problem.  If you decide you like the cottage theme for example, home decorating fabrics would include floral patterns, bright or soft colors, various textures or natural fibers.

Choose fabrics that speak to you and coordinate with the other prints or patterns. Mix and match, use different types of textures.  It’s also important to remember that home decorating fabrics can be expensive. Once you’ve decided on a fabric and purchase it to use in your home, you may have to live with it for a long time. For this reason it is best to be absolutely certain before making that final decision. Some fabrics often require special care for washing. If you’d rather have a fabric that is easy to care for, make sure you considered this when choosing the fabric. Remember this is your space, your decision and it should meet your needs and lifestyle.
There are thousands of fabrics to choose from. Make sure it fits your concept or theme; analyze the upkeep and care you are willing to put up with and remember it is statement that will be a part of your concept or theme for a while.

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