Lately I have really been into Feng Shui. I decided to study up on how this ancient art of object arrangement can affect your children.Â
Creativity and children live together in the same part of your home (according to feng shui) because they share the same energies. This is an area that you will enhance to ensure yourself of many descendants as well as make sure that you will always take time out to “smell the flowers” and enjoy life’s recreational pursuits.Â To enhance this area you should make sure that you have lots of Â metal picture frames that are used to feature photographs of your children. If your Creativity and Children sector is in your kitchen then make a point of displaying metal molds and utensils on your wall.Â A display of metal cookie cutters shaped like animals is a nice touch.Â
The color white equals the element of metal in feng shui. To enhance this area paint it white.Â If this area is in your bathroom, augment it with white fixtures and white towels.Â White dishes in the kitchen can help accomplish the same purpose. Look for furniture and everyday accessories that are round in shape such as throw rugs, coffee tables and stools.
Moving objects such as a round metal clock or a rotating fountain can also augment the energy in this sector. Â If you do install an aquarium or fountain make sure it is shiny and new looking and that the water is always kept clean.Â Hoy is closely related to creativity and also the spirit of playing children.
The western sector or western wall of your home is the best place to put any kind of entertainment unit, the television, displays of art as well as store games, stuffed animals dolls and any kind of juvenilia. It is also the best area to store or feature items that are related to hobbies or crafts such as painting easels and sewing machines.Â S
ymbols of Fire and Real Fire are not favorable to children in Feng Shui. As the Eastern sectors of your house are isruled by the metal element this is not the place to put candles, a fireplace or a stove. This is because according to the Cycle of Destruction, fire destroys metal (and thus your creativity and fertility.) If you do find that your hearth or stove is placed against the Western Wall of your home then you can remedy the situation by placing a mirror above the mantelpiece or near the stove. Mirrors symbolize water in feng shui so the metaphor would be “putting out fire with the water.” Â
Lately too I have been toying with many of the new room sprays that are on the market. Orange scents are supposed to enhance creativity and joy, especially when combined with vanilla.Â Spraying your child's room with lavender can also help enhance peace. Lavender is also an age old remedy for getting your child to go to sleep.