Hot fun in the summertime...
The nature of summer is fun. Using a garden metaphor, spring is the time to till, trim, plant, and feed. Come summer, the garden needs maintenance, however, the prep work is over. Soon enough, fall will arrive and it will be time again to work the fields. As a child, summer was an ecstatic time for me. School was out and many a day was spent at the pool and playing outdoors. In feng shui, life is all about finding the perfect amount of rest, play and work. It's the reason I love this blog post called, "Five Regrets of the Dying."
A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken. ~James Dent
Summer can be extreme fire with it's potential for heat and intense sun. Although the fire element enhances social exchange and play, too much can lead to aggression and hostility. As you know, too much heat can really burn in more ways than one! To offset this potential, use touches of the water element. Water is represented by glass, mirrors, dark colors and actual water features, like a fountain. A more subtle way to tone down extreme fire is adding elements of earth. Earth is clay, pottery, tile, sand, soil, and earth colors.
Outer Feng Shui Tip
Inner Feng Shui Tip
Do you allow room in your life play? No? Then I encourage you to watch this TED video, Play is More Than Fun. I'll bet on your death bed you won't regret making this kind of investment in yourself.
Come out and play, will you?
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