Using candles in Feng Shui decoratingWritten by Jennifer Hall
The basic belief behind Feng Shui is that there are five elements, some combinations of which create a productive cycle, and some a destructive cycle. When one of these five elements – water, wood, fire, earth, and metal, respectively for productive cycle – are combined with an element adjacent to main element, a productive cycle is perpetuated. The reason being that water sustains wood, wood feeds fire, ashes create earth, earth creates metal, and metal holds water. So if you have a room where wood is main element, it would be good Feng Shui to add a water or fire element to room, as water feeds wood and wood feeds fire. This is where candles would be a nice touch of good Feng Shui.
A look at destructive cycle will show which elements do not work well together: water, fire, metal, wood, earth. And we can see that water puts our fire, fire melts metal, metal cuts wood, wood clogs earth, and earth muddies water. Although these elements are generally considered bad Feng Shui combinations, one can be used with an adjacent element in destructive cycle to minimize an overpowering element. For instance, if a room has overpowering metal elements, maybe filled with modern metal furniture, you can minimize that with wood elements like some green leafy plants, or with fire elements such as red throw pillows, a fireplace, or even candles.
Renew thyself daily, with candles! - A candle reviewWritten by Jennifer Hall
Usually house plans make room for swimming pools, but it is highly unlikely of rugs to be included in plans.
One of my favorite quotes is a quote of a quote in Transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, a writing he found on bathtub of King Tchingthang, which Thoreau describes, " ‘Renew thyself completely each day; do it again, and again, and forever again.’ I can understand that. Morning brings back heroic ages.” I agree, to wake up early, enjoy dawn, and have a productive morning is some of my finest time. And there are little things that bring beauty and productivity into fruition, little things that I don’t take lightly - like encompassing power os something as simple as a candle.
Having perfect scent can completely vitalize my day, and studies have proven this. It is now known that certain scents physiologically help create moods, citrus scents rejuvenate and create energy, lavender scents are calming, and so forth. And then there’s primordial magic of flickering flame, and poetry in certain scent combinations. So what do I renew myself with? Thai Market.
The Thai Market candle from Illuminations completely invigorates my morning, probably due to citrus element: lemongrass. The