In feng shui the energy of Creativity is associated with the Autumn.
The time of year when we get to enjoy what we have worked for, reaping the rewards now that the hard work is done. This is a time to revel in the beauty of what we have created.
A time to reflect on the past and plan for the future. It is also a time to clear out, making space for the possibility of new growth in the future
The energy of this area represents a settled time, when the busy-ness of growth has slowed and we get to relax and enjoy the fruits of our labour.
The I ching symbol associated with this energy is Tui or lake
The receptive nature of the symbol for Lake with its yin open top line over two yang straight lines, indicates openness to spirit, intuition and serenity with physical practical conditions to manifest and contain this energy.
The energy is associated with the archetype of “youngest daughter” female shamans, singers, performers and the influence of women in our lives.
Joy and Delight
The nature of this energy is gracefulness, serenity, sensuality, gaiety and joy, radiating cheerfulness, the good things in life and luxury; it embodies delight.
This energy is associated with pleasure, enjoyment, entertainment and fun. Taking time off to enjoy the fruits of your labour. It is a stress-free zone where we get to play like children.
Music, especially brass instruments and bells and flexible metal such as copper are useful to include here.
Decorate this area of your home with tactile fabrics, add a sense of luxury, stimulating the senses.
Each area of our homes has an energetic connection to a particular area of our lives, we use an energy template known as the BAGUA to view which area of our homes is aligned to that particular area of our lives.
One of my favourite enhancements for this area of the bagua is to add something luxurious, indulging yourself, just for the joy of it. A beautiful orchid, for example, or a vase of scented white flowers such as freesia or lilies, a tactile rug or throw or a piece of art by your favourite artist.
Something which feels luxurious and decadent – think of that burst of excitement when you were a child and got a new dress or a new toy, like joy rising up from your centre and lifting your spirits.
What can you add in this part of your home to recreate that feeling in yourself? Do that!
What inspires you? Is there an artist whose work you really enjoy?
Surround yourself with people who are like minded who are seekers who share your desire to be more creative. Take a class, try a new recipe, take up a new creative fun hobby just for the sheer joy of it! Ignore the little voice that says “you won’t be any good at it” Thats not the point! Trying it will inspire your creativity.
If you would like to learn more about how to apply feng shui design to your home, check out our two-day online foundation level course beginning Saturday 30th September