Like a rubber band stretched to the point of snapping, stress taxes our system until we reach the breaking point and become incapable of handling the situations we encounter appropriately.
Colors, in our home play an important role to heal our body, mind & spirit. Along with patterns, they exude an innate energy of life force, greatly influence how we feel about an environment, as well make messages known to us and have the capacity to communicate what we wish for.
STRESS: Red & green combination can evoke continued excitement, action/reaction- hardly a beneficial message when a sense of calm is called for. If there are fabrics or walls in red and greens in your home and you don’t want to recover, repaint or remove, add yellow. Yellow will over ride or mitigate the jarring message of combined red & green to make it more manageable, adding the message of enlightenment & optimism.
WHITE: By reflecting back on colors, white actually produces an intensity that can cause stress. When you see a specific color, you experience all of its emotional vocabulary, but with white you are forced to react without being steered in a particular direction. This intensity forces you to explore mentally. White makes you think without taking a break. Obviously then, you don’t want to be surrounded by it when you feel a deep need to relax.
OPTIMISIM: Diamonds and triangles communicate optimism & cheer and inspire us to be upbeat. Hang a square mirror diagonally on a wall that you see frequently. Also, arrange accessories on low tables in groups of three in an overall triangle.
VERTICAL LINES: To override depression you need to feel that new possibilities are infront of you. To promote internal changes, which are the heart of relieving depression in many cases, you must surround your self with characteristics of change. Vertical lines are associated with growth and change, and take preedence over horizontal ones because we associate growth with vertical progress more frequently than horizontal.
Feng Shui plays an important key to decode the messages we receive consciously and subconsciouly from colors, shape, patterns, scents, sounds & textures. It is the tool we can use to manipulate the physical world around us to best suit our needs & desires.