Updated: Dec 4, 2022
The last two years have been a very challenging time for everyone. At times the world can look dim as we all struggle to move our way through the pandemic and, of now, with the new Omicron variant. Our emotions fluctuate from despair to hope for the new vaccines and oral medications recently approved on the market. Life is constantly in flux, and now more than ever, we need inspiration and hope for our inner and outer environment. In Feng Shui theory, light and dark exist. Therefore, Yin and Yang must balance for a healthy and happy life. After living in darkness over the last couple of years, let’s talk about light. Light is the ultimate life-giving force in the Universe. We depend on the vital Chi energy for everything to survive on the planet.
The lack of light affects our pituitary and pineal glands to control our hormones, emotions and mood. We need light from the Sun and the seven colour rays to maintain homeostasis. Light is vibrational energy, and our bodies absorb energy frequencies through our eyes, skin, and energy field. When we reside in an area that does not get much sunlight, in northern countries, humans are prone to depression and an illness known as SAD (seasonal affective disorder). The lack of light causes insomnia, mood swings, agitation and depression. Lack of sunlight also decreases the immune system and affects cognition. We need light and sunlight to soothe our soul and spirit, especially during the long dark winters. We spend approximately 80-85% of our lives inside. Now more than ever, our homes should be a place of rest and peace, a true sanctuary
“When you go home, you ought to go like a ray of light so that it will, even in the night, burst out of the doors and windows and illuminate the darkness.” Robert G. Ingersoll
Humans require daily doses of natural light for their physiological, mental and spiritual well-being. Therefore, I recommend installing full-spectrum lighting in your home if diagnosed with SAD, as it will balance your energy field. Light and ColourColoured lighting has been scientifically proven to affect our emotions and energy and is an excellent healing modality. In Feng Shui, we know the environment affects our inner Chi; therefore, I recommend installing colour light bulbs to raise your vibration for specific results. Colour heals and is a prime modality for balancing the Chi of your Inner and Outer Feng Shui. Coloured light bulbs are available on Amazon and in many retail outlets.
Green Light: Green is good for relaxing and rest. Greenlight calms and balances emotions. Green speeds up metabolic healing in the body. Greenlight works in areas of the home where rest is required.
Red Light: The energy frequency of red is activating. It is well known that red increases heart rate and Blood pressure. Red light works well in cold areas like the basement or an unheated garage.
Blue Light: Blue light is good for the bedroom as it soothes the mind for sleep. Blue light is not suitable for reading as it is hard on the eyes. However, it has a cooling effect on the nerves and reduces nightmares for children.
Orange Light: Orange has a positive vibration and is good to place in areas where people gather. It is a social vibe and is excellent in living rooms. It also is beneficial in the dining room as it stimulates appetite and promotes warm and friendly conversation.
Pink Light: Pink lighting works well in a bedroom to evoke a loving and nurturing environment. Likewise, pink light reduces feelings of loneliness and isolation. Finally, pink lighting is soft and tender and ideal for a nursery.
Violet Light: Violet light is known to activate the pineal gland. Violet’s colour vibration produces endorphins that relax the brain waves. Violet light calms people with anxiety and OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder). Install violet lighting where you meditate and relax. Violet lighting is helpful for soothing grief and loss. Violet colour lighting is used in hospice settings to soothe patients and their grieving families.