Tuesday, June 21, 2011

More On the Power of Symbols in Our Lives

This previous post: Finding Your Own Personal Power Symbol continues to be a popular post here at Happy Break. Hundreds of readers from all over the world have already stopped in to read this one. Obviously, a subject that a lot of people are interested in.  It has motivated me to look into this topic a bit more.

Heart: My Own Personal Favorite Power Symbol

I recently finished reading the book: Feng Shui Home by Hale, Martin and De Winter. Feng Shui is another topic I've recently become interested in (fascinated really). There is quite a few references to symbolism in this book and I thought you might enjoy reading about just a few that piqued my interest.

  • Water: The element/symbol of love and the emotions. Fluid and changeable, water is also very powerful. In time, it will carve it's way through the hardest of rock. It is also cleansing and soothing.

  • Sun. The symbol of creative energy. Without the sun, there would be no life. The sun provides structure and a rhythm to our lives. It governs the seasons, the days. A powerful, positive symbol.

  • Earth. The element of all physical and material things. A symbol that is grounding and nurturing. Growth, stability and standing firm.

  • Green. Color symbolic of heart, emotions, love, nature and growth. Also money and prosperity (no wonder it's my favorite LOL)

  • Violet. Color symbolic of the higher dimension. Wisdom, inspiration, spirituality. Transitions.

This book also discusses the value of having altars/shrines around our homes, to celebrate and focus on various events, hopes, dreams in our lives. Incorporating many symbolic colors and materials depending on a particular theme of the altar.

 For example: An Altar for Positive Outcomes may include: Orange candles for strength and power. Turquoise as a symbol of protection and success. Herbs and spices: bergamot and cinnamon to attract success and prosperity. A place to focus on the desires of your heart. Dwelling on empowerment and being centered on success and achievement.

I would like to pursue this idea of setting up a number of small altars with different themes, after we get moved. I think having symbols to focus on and taking the time to mediate on particular wishes and goals in a special place, is a very good suggestion.

Do you have any special places to meditate and to showcase symbols in your home/life? 

Heart photo courtesy of Flickr.

Happy Summer Solstice!


Lorraine said...

I don't know where I read this, I think it said I was Earth, and I balked I wanted to be water, lol yes I have a placeto go, but I can't always find it, love your posts, always G. they're inspiring...

Tammie Lee said...

symbols are wonderful
full of potential inspiration
thank you for sharing

sandy said...

I don't, but my friend has some sort of alter in every room. However, I do follow quite a few of the feng shui ideas in my furniture placement and such.

When are you moving, and where?

Margie said...

Always inspiring!
You are very much so!

Great post!
Hope you are having a wonderful day!

Margie x

Teri C said...

Sounds fascinating. Keep us informed of your findings.

Geraldine said...

Hi Lorraine, Thanks so much Lorraine. I like the water symbol too, but they all have a special and significant meaning. Really fascinating the more you read about this. I am really enjoying my research. :<)

Hi Tammie, Potential inspiration, I like that. Reminders to keep what is important foremost in our thoughts. Visual prompts are always helpful I think.

Hi SandyL, Wow, that's so cool, must be quite the place to visit. Move is as soon as that is possible and where, the possibilities are heading in two directions, not sure which will happen at this point.

Hi Margie, You are so nice, thank you! You are inspiring too.

Hi Teri, I will.

thanks for stopping in and happy week, G

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