Harmony and Ebony
By: Janet L. Hall
What kind of an
environment are you trying to produce or experience: one
that is exciting, Yang, or one that is calming, Yin? Couples
should be aware that the bedroom should be more Yin -
somewhat dark and quiet - to ensure not only a blissful
rest, but also a safe, loving, and honored space in which
they can be their selves.
The energy of your
bedroom or space is evoked through what you see, hear,
smell, feel, and how you move through the space. Some refer
to this energy as Chi, which is what you experience when you
are in a space.
Every space has
it's own unique sight (views, colors, shapes), sound (noise,
movement), smell (odor), and feel (texture of fabrics).
Energy - it's all around us!
To help ensure
calm and harmony, couples need to honor each other's
individuality by providing space in their bedroom that allow
each person's personal needs to be obtained. However,
bringing in the "office," computer, exercise equipment, or
television can cause your bedroom to have too much Yang, too
much energy and over stimulation, which can cause
restlessness and disharmony. Placing pictures of people that
bring bad memories, or any unsettling pictures, such as a
boat being tossed about on wild seas are not desirable items
for your place of refuge either.
If you are having
difficulty sleeping your bedroom might be too Yang. Maybe
your sex drive is out of gas, which could be caused by an
overabundance of Yin or using incorrect shapes, colors,
odors, or textures in your bedroom.
bedding and fabrics can help create a Yin bedroom that will
be harmonious, loving, and supportive. Speaking of
supportive, make sure your bed has a headboard that you can
comfortably rest against. A supportive headboard relates to
support in your relationships.
mid tone colors (Benjamin Moore Paints Pink Eraser arouses
sexual thoughts), cool temperatures (leave a window cracked
or turn down the air temperature), lavender scent, which is
sleep inducing, or Jasmine that speaks of harmony and desire
will also help you obtain a more Yin space.
around your bedroom make sure what you are seeing promotes
the quality and feeling of the life you are "dreaming" of.
Play around with colors, smells, shapes, and textures until
the desired result is achieved.
Start by removing
all clutter, unused items, or items that cause unhappiness,
bad memories, or that agitate you!
intuition or gut feeling, add, move, or remove things in
your space until you "feel" what you are trying to achieve
in your space. And to create intrigue and mystery for a
special night throw on some black satin sheets!
Janet is a Professional Organizer - Certified,
Certified Pyramid Feng Shui Practitioner, Speaker, and Author
and can help you regain control of your life, your time, your
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