Updated: Sep 1
I have not seen the weather for my friends abroad but if you live in the US, this heatwave we are experiencing across the country is brutal. The hot temperatures have effects on our emotions, feelings, and especially our energy. Irritability comes to mind with me, but I am fortunate to know of ways we can Shui the summertime heat away. And even though I am a bit irritable, I would love to share these easy remedies with you.
Summer can be a fun and dynamic time with lots of sunshine, swimming, vacations, and the beach. However, with soaring temperatures the warm yang summer chi can be overwhelming in your home, but it is easy to balance that heat and light with the yin energy of another element.
It starts when Spring fades. The intense energy of the Feng Shui summer heats things up with yang energy. Each season and its weather are an essential element of Feng Shui philosophies. Feng Shui, which translates to the words wind and water, is central to the belief that chi energy flows through everything on earth and in heaven. Each season is represented by its own element, and the weather energy that each season brings can be balanced through Feng Shui to lessen or enhance its effects.
The Chi energy of summer is filled with passion, creativity, and activity. It exudes bold yang energy with the heat and movement of fire. Yang energy burns through the long days of summer when cool and dark yin energy is reduced by shorter nights. This energy brings bright early mornings and late sunsets that can sometimes fuel overexertion and leave you wanting an escape from the intensity of summer.
The summer season is represented by the fire element, which is the energy of expansion and one of the five elements of nature.
The ancient Chinese broke down the makeup of the world into these five elements that also include water, wood, earth, and metal. Each element is a form of energy with unique characteristics, feelings, and various correspondents which are meaningful and important connections to the natural world.
These correspondents include colors, organs, parts of nature, seasons of the year, and positive and negative chi energies.
Fire energy is a bold element with yang energy that can intensify the heat and light of warm summer days. The Chi is upward, burning, bright, hot, fiery energy and of the five energies, it represents maximum expansiveness and an activity-the peak of energetic activity.
How to Balance the Summertime CHI
By including HYPERLINK "https://feng-shui.lovetoknow.com/Feng_Shui_Colors_for_Rooms" \t"_blank"Feng Shui colors and symbols of yin energy and yin elements, you can easily cool down the energy of a yang space this summer. Now that you understand how summer chi energy works, here are tips for balancing summer chi at home.
1. Attract Yin Energy with Color
The dark and cool energy of yin will take the edge off brazen yang energy. You can attract yin energy without losing the sunny qualities of Feng Shui summer. By adding a few accessories in soft colors like pale blue, white, and gray, you can lower the color temperature of any space.
2. Use Music for Yang Spaces
The right music can help you to adjust the energy in your home. After a busy summer day, unwind from the frenetic activity with relaxing music. Soft music can help quiet a busy mind and improve sleep.
3. Balance Feng Shui through food-yes, food. And SLOW DOWN
An often-unacknowledged way to enhance or balance Feng Shui is through food and mealtime. Summer eating often happens as you are rushing from one activity to the next, or in a busy social setting. Slowing down the rushing yang chi energy at home can be done by slowing down meals and eating with no music, phones, or distractions.
At least one quiet meal at home every day can encourage relaxing yin personal energy in a busy yang season.
I know, I know. I had to. But if you are looking for an easy way to reduce stress from the summer heat, decluttering your environment may be a good place to start. Getting rid of excess stuff can benefit your mental health by making you feel calmer, happier, and more in control. A tidier space can make for a more relaxed mind, and reduce stress and anxiety.
It can be an outlet for energy and negative emotions too. Removing dust, dirt, and clutter from your environment provides you with a cleaner, more comfortable atmosphere so you can feel happier and more relaxed.
Improve Your Sleep.
Boost Productivity and Creativity.
Discover Lost Treasures.
Rid the Home of Allergens.
Easier to Clean and Tidy.
So, in conclusion, we have learned that Feng Shui has an Effect on You. The physical changes to space are pragmatic and we know our environment affects us. However, the simple effects of changes are personal, uplifting, and dynamic. You can feel the shift in energy the moment you apply easy Feng Shui remedies or in some cases, simple common sense.
Stay cool my friends