Feng Shui can Light the Way with Candles
When you walk into homes or businesses, instant impressions are made. You decide if the decor is to your taste and but do you notice how a room feels? If there has just been an argument in a room, you will feel tension in the air. If there has been a joyful celebration or surprise, there will be excitement filling the room. What you are feeling is energy that is all around you. Feng Shui can help you adjust and enhance the way a space feels. Often in rooms, we feel drained or stuck in the mud. One reason this happens is that the energy is moving too quickly or slowly throughout the space. Feng Shui "the gentle Chinese art of placement" uses a variety of tools to enhance every area of life and adjust the movement of energy. These tools may use sound when a gentle wind blows through a wind chime, or movement from a waving flag. Colors are helpful to adjust or enhance energy too. Use green if you want to improve family relations, yellow for better health or purple for more money. Other tools use the elements, such as water in fountains, earth from terracotta pots, wood from plants and fire from candles. The elements need to be balanced for harmony in a space. If your energy is drained in your home or business, there may be too much "water" present. Try putting your favorite candles around the house so the fire can help counteract the draining feeling of too much water. Feng Shui candles support the element of earth as fire creates ash.
Candles can speak a very special language and they are the perfect item for adjusting energy and getting things moving. The use of fire as an element to adjust energy is an ancient practice. Fire is the symbol of energy and passion and human life changed forever with the discovery of fire. If there are changes in your life that need to be made, ask some relevant questions. Are you ready to set the world on fire with a new career? Do you need to fan the flames to get your new business venture noticed in the public? Do you want to reignite passion with your loved one? Feng Shui can help with all of these things by using the special quality of candles.
The most basic candle consists of some form of wax, and a wick for the flame. Now, add some fun with a unique shape, a fantastic scent, just the right color, and you are on your way to ambiance and just the right spark from a Feng Shui perspective. Let's take the example of igniting the sparks of passion. In Feng Shui, the color of the area of partnership is pink and the area is in the far right corner of a room, desk or home. Obviously, in partnerships, there are two people and the scent could be floral of "Sweet Rose", "Love Spell" a citrus based fragrance or "Black Velvet" that includes the romantic scents of ylang ylang, sandalwood and patchouli. All of these scents signify love and romance which is the goal here. Place the two identical candles in the bedroom, or if you have a large whirlpool bath, place two candles next to the tub for a romantic setting. Another fantastic idea to light a fire in the bedroom is to place two heart shaped dish candles or rose topped candles with the scent of your choice. The shapes are ideal and fun for a difference.
If you want to get your new business off to a flying start, red is the color of choice. Red is the color of fame and reputation in Feng Shui, and it is also the element of fire. This makes lighting candles the perfect choice for the new business or career. You could just find a red candle at the local discount store, but why do that? Intention is everything in Feng Shui, so really do it up right when it comes to the choice of candle. A decadent "Cinnaberry" scented candle would look and smell great on a desk, or in the upper center of the home or business. Cinnamon is a scent that calls money into your life and when you add the fiery berry color, you cannot go wrong. If you would like more helpful people in your life, or hear the phones ringing more often with new business, try placing a small candle in the lower right corner of a desk or room. The helpful people area also speaks of guides and guardians, so to whimsical "Fun Fairy" motif candle would be ideal to call for the help you require. Try the "Energizing" peppermint and lemon blended scented candle to call more people into your life. These candles can be found at www.candlesbyvictoria.com and are just a few ideas when it comes to putting spark in your life.
In Feng Shui, intention is key. Visualize the goal, place the candle in the designated area and see the goal coming to life. The candle is made of the same energy stuff as we are and it is more than willing to help you achieve your goals. Does that sound strange? It shouldn't. Everything is made of energy and it cannot be destroyed, only changed. Let Feng Shui work for you to enhance and adjust every area of your life. Use candles to adjust energy and light the way to your goals.
Beverly Marshall is a certified Feng Shui consultant, Aromatherapist and freelance writer. She provides ideas regarding Feng Shui products, decorating ideas and tips for consumers to enhance every area of life. Her many articles can be found online.