This article is part of a series called, “New Years Resolutions Worth Having.”
Today, I am sharing with you a tip for resolution number 8: Reduce Fears!
You may have heard that there are only 2 things in life: Fear and Love.
From the Feng Shui viewpoint however, you would never put Fear at the same level of influence in human life as Love.
In Feng Shui, Fear is seen as a weakening of the water element in the life of a person.
The water element rules:
- The kidneys.
- The bladder.
- The ear.
- The hair on your scalp.
- The Career, Life Mission and Individuality Life Area.
When the water element is in balance, Fear disappears. The upside of Fear is not courage, but responsibility.
Responsibility is the ability to respond appropriately to the needs and challenges of life. When you are living responsibly, change becomes easy.
There is one home decoration, that if it is missing, weakens the water element in your life
So what is the home decoration that can assist you in reducing fears?
The water element is represented by the color black. A little black helps all things that are ruled by the water element. However, too much black weakens the water element.
I am sure if someone took you to an art gallery and tried to convince you to buy a dozen pieces of artwork that were nothing but large black rectangles you would think they are crazy. You would not hang 12 large black rectangles on your walls — yet this is exactly what you are doing to your home if you have windows with no window treatments. At night, each of your windows will become nothing but a large black rectangle.
No matter how beautiful the views out your windows are during the day, at night, they are nothing but a display of black to you. From the outside, when the lights are on in a room with no curtains or blinds, people can see your life on display. This is a safety issue, and there is a reason that in so many thrillers and horror movies there is a scene where the villain or the monster sees a scene of happy moments inside a home with no curtains, at night.
Today, there are so many alternatives for window treatments, including some that virtually disappear completely during the day, that there is no excuse to not have window treatments. Just avoid plastic and metal mini-blinds (those are not good Feng Shui).
By the way, you might also consider wearing less black on your body.
Let me know below in the comments: what types of window treatments do you have in your home, or would like to have in your home?
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