Using Flowers To Bring Calm And Prosperity Into Your Life
By Carole Pagan
One of the nice things about summer is the richness of the colors of flowers
that are abounding. Daisies, lilies, roses, petunias, and so much more. Even the
most cynical among us is touched by the burst of colors.
Many people mistakenly think that plants and flowers are just something nice to
look at. A female thing. If you're thinking that way, you're missing some of the
most important benefits of plants and flowers.
Studies have shown that lots of green leafy plants help calm you and help
relieve depression. This in turn helps you focus better and think more clearly.
May be it has to do with the oxygen they give off?
Similar studies show that just looking at flowers reduces stress. The scent of
flowers is also calming. Lavender is especially known for it's calming
In Feng Shui, flowers are said to strengthen family harmony and keep the flow of
affection in all directions. When you get deeper into feng shui, there are
different energies produced by placing certain colors in certain areas of your
Green leafy plants in the entryway draw good energy into the house.
If you have a lot of arguments in your house, you may have too much chi energy
in your home. Feng Shui suggests putting plants in rich black soil in the south
portion of your home to calm things down.
Bathrooms in the south part of the house are believed to increase your chances
of getting sued. Feng Shui prescription is to decorate with tall plants and
Yellow flowers are said to have healing qualities in general. When you place
them in the center of your home they keep you centered and balanced.
For financial harmony, surround yourself with red flowers.
Fruit bearing branches represent abundance and good fortune. To keep the berries
from falling off longer, scrape the bark off the bottom of the stems before
putting them in water so that more water flows up to them.
One of the hottest decorating trends this year is to put single buds in small
juice glasses. Place them across a mantle or shelf, or at everyone's place at
the dinner table to keep things calm. Think that will look good in my Pokemon
Welch’s jelly glasses?
Or how about a prosperity centerpiece?
1. Place a presoaked floral foam cylinder on a plate. For a small centerpiece,
use a 4 inch cylinder.
2. Spread a little of that moss stuff around the bottom edge, or cover the
bottom edge with a piece of yellow or red ribbon.
3. Cut your red or yellow (or combination of both) roses to 3 inches long. For
the small arrangement, you will need 4 nice sized roses. Push them, evenly
spaced, into the top floral cylinder.
4. Now fill in with flowers, leaves, and berry branches.
5. Stick a candle in the center.
For best energy giving results, use fresh flowers. (But Michaels has a 50% off
sale on silk flowers pretty often too.)
If you're looking for some fresh ideas for your gardens outside– here are more
feng shui tips-
* Purple flowers planted in the south part of your garden increase passion.
Petunias are a good low maintenance choice.
* Deep red flowers planted in the west part of your Garden bring success in
business. I have red lilies, of course.
* Creamy white flowers planted in the north part of your garden (not the north
side of your house) quiet anxieties. I like either lilies or fragrant roses.
* Ferns and grasses planted in the east part of the garden keep you feeling
fresh and vitalized. I have Yucca. Not exactly a fern, actually it's an
evergreen, but I like it.
Next year I want a cutting garden so I can enjoy the benefits of flowers even
And for you men reading this thinking, I don't want to mess with flowers....
I've known many manly men who have put together great gardens. My grandfather
and my next door neighbor are two of them. And what about that funny guy who
does the gardening show on HGTV? I love that show!
Whether indoors or out, and whether you believe in such things as feng shui,
working with plants and flowers really is therapeutic. It can be as expensive or
as inexpensive as you want. It can be a large project, or a very small one. It
can be in any colors. Get creative!
Gardening is not only a good mental exercise, it's great physical activity too.
And then kick back in your easy chair with the beverage of your choice and relax
and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
TIP - How important is a clean house?
According to Feng Shui -
The kitchen is the soul of the home. It feeds and nourishes not only your body,
but your spirit as well. Keeping it clean and uncluttered keeps a healthy flow
Even worse, dust stops the flow of good energy. The act of dusting your home
renews your energy, invigorates your spirit and stimulates your optimism. (Plus
it can help you lose weight :)
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