Feng Shui: Renewal in Your Bedroom
Tis the season when...
The months of August and September are full of festivities and holidays when we celebrate the equinox, fertility, and harvest what was generously gifted by mother earth. Our world is bursting in an explosion of vibrant primary colors, bright red and green apples, purple grapes, yellow heads of goldenrod, and the beginnings of fiery fall foliage.
For our readers who need a refresher, Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese philosophy that creates a sacred harmony between heaven, humanity, and earth. It is the powerful interplay between the forces of nature and human destiny. It is also the art of living a happy, comfortable, and prosperous life in harmony with our environment. Feng Shui is based on Tao philosophy, with Yin and Yang as the forces that govern the universe, Chi (or Qi) as a life force, and the Five Elements as the essence of all matter. These Five Elements - Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water - affect one another but are individually associated with a specific season, time and space, personality archetype, color, taste, matter, and bodily organs. What is YOUR element?
There is nothing that heaven does not cover, and nothing that earth does not sustain — Chuang Tzu
Earth nurtures Life which depends on it for its sustenance. The ground under our feet and the soil that feeds us impart stability and security. Autumn is a time of ripening, when all that has grown and matured since spring is now ready for harvest. It is a time when we express gratitude for the bounty and peace that surround us. The best time of the day for the Earth element is late afternoon.
Colors: Earth is symbolized by earthy colors: browns, yellows, oranges, and by Yin energy: feminine, motherly.
Personality Archetype: Typically dubbed "The Peacemaker"
WARNING: Peacemakers have a tendency to overdo it and get into overwhelm. It is therefore very important to be aware and strike a healthy balance.
Your Bedroom - The Center of Sensuality
This is where you spend a good third of your life. Does it support your well-being? Does it enhance your intimacy, sensuality, sexuality, and passion? Autumn is the perfect season to get rid of that “same-old-same-old” feeling. After all, it is where your passion is fully expressed, where you dream, and where you welcome new days. It is a sacred place where you engage all your senses, a place for romance and intimacy, and a place for the magic of SSS: Sex, Sleep, and Senses.
Where is your bed?
Colors, Lighting, Furnishings, Accessories
Feng Shui has powerful tools to experience new beginnings and make your wishes come true. Autumn has great significance in many cultures and religions:
Nadia Vee is an award-winning designer, certified Feng Shui practitioner, Staging expert, and lecturer on the faculty of the prestigious Metropolitan Institute of Design (Syosset, NY). She teaches a program entitled “Practical Aspects of Feng Shui for Designers” three times a year (enrollment is underway for Fall classes.) email@example.com 516-845-4033/516-707-7202 firstname.lastname@example.org. Should you be interested in learning more about Feng Shui, the Institute, offers a program—now in its 27th year— dedicated to imparting its ancient wisdom, and has certified hundreds of designers who are successfully applying their knowledge in projects around the world. The Metropolitan Institute of design was founded and accredited by the New York State of education in 1977, and for over 40 years has been widely regarded as an educational institute of the highest order.