Published on November 29th, 2016 | by Lois Kramer-Perez0
Enjoy a Stress-Free Holiday Season with Feng Shui
It is so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday spirit, that we may inadvertently miss the joy of connecting with the moment. Feng shui principles are wonderful tools that help us stay organized and grounded. Here are some important tips.
Use the front door, and make sure it is easy to open. Make it inviting by adding color and sparkle. Our front door is our face to the world; it represents how we are moving along in our life journey, so create a joyous and welcoming experience.
Movement should be effortless throughout our home, meandering like a stream of water flowing easily from room to room with ample space around furniture and objects. As we enter the season of winter, the element of water, we connect to the energy of adaptability and flow. This is the perfect time to dream of our hearts’ desires and make plans for the coming new year. But connecting to the feelings of our thoughts and dreams, we can make it so.
Plants, flowers and trees bring life into our space; we use them to remind us how blessed we are to be alive. Embrace the sense of unconditional giving and how good it feels to show kindness to others. That which we give away with compassion, without expectation, is what we reap 1,000 times over. The energy of life brings forth an enthusiasm for action; nourishing our ideas and supporting our ability to go-go-go.
This is the season of parties and celebrations, filling our spirits with joy and excitement, so we can keep our fires burning from within by surrounding ourselves with items that create a sparkling, festive mood. Decorate with objects that bring joy and don’t forget to don our favorite holiday gear. A sense of whimsy is always welcome to help us when we find ourselves becoming too serious. Be spontaneous—laugh, dance and sing—‘tis the season to be jolly.
We find comfort and stability when we have a place to feel cozy, warm and nurtured. With the aroma of cookies baking in the oven, scents of cinnamon in the living room and a bit of lavender in the bedroom, we feel comfortable and relaxed. Comfy pillows or snuggly throws, square shapes and earth-tones help us feel secure and grounded.
The energy of metal helps generates focus. When we find ourselves scattered by all the activities and excitement, take some time to create a sense of order and control. Stop for a moment to take a breath and allow 15 minutes to organize our space.
Designate an area for gifts, holiday items and other paraphernalia that seems to be cropping up all over. The more time we spend shopping, visiting and celebrating, the less time we have to keep things in their natural order; for some of us, this can be very daunting and distracting. Choose the space where we can tolerate the temporary chaos and enjoy it.
Lois Kramer-Perez is a certified feng shui practitioner, For free gift, call 201-906-5767. For more information, email Lois@LoisKramerPerez.com or visit LoisKramerPerez.com.