Creating just the right environment to support your highest and best self can be a fun and enlightening pathway to choose. Here we get to address all of our six senses: taste, touch, smell, sound, sight and insight. The sixth sense or intuitive sense is perhaps the most important of all in which all the senses coalesce and converge. We say, “Something just doesn’t ‘feel’ right” when our intuitive self perceives disharmony in a room or situation. When things are out of balance, we sense the low, misplaced, or static energy that ensues. When life and our surroundings are in balance, it feels like, "Ahhhhhh..."
Everything we experience in life has energy, a vibration unique to itself. Let us use this information to create a Home Sanctuary that nurtures, uplifts and heals us, that inspires and motivates, that gives us exactly what we need when we need it.
Our mission is to enrich lives and improve a chosen lifestyle by innovatively conjoining the modalities and energies of Aromatherapy, Color Therapy and Feng Shui - along with a healthy dose of common sense and sense of humor!
This post is simply to give you an overview or introduction to how each of these elements can enhance and enrich your life and how together can create something extraordinary.
Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of essential oils to restore and maintain the natural harmony of the body and mind. Aromatic essences, which represent the spirit of the plant, are volatile, fragrant substances that contain natural potent chemicals. Essential oils are obtained from flowers, roots, leaves, bark, wood, resin and fruit. They effect the body in two key ways: psychologically and physiologically. For creating your Home Sanctuary, we address the psychological effects through the olfactory system (inhalation through diffusing). For all other uses (internal or topical), please check out the information and products in the Aromatherapy category of our store.
Custom blended scents based on your desired results, personal preference, the Chinese Five Elements and your personal birth data. This is where creativity and intuition get very chummy with ancient understanding and nature of substance all for your benefit. Nice, huh?
Color Psychology and Therapy
Color Psychology relates how color can effect our mood, outlook and health due to the natural vibrations of color as well as their cultural and societal connotations.
Color Therapy, also known as Chromo Therapy, uses our understanding of the psychology of color directly as therapy for addressing emotional and/or physical imbalance.
Color Therapy aims to balance and enhance the body's energy centers or Chakras by using the seven colors of the light spectrum, which can help to stimulate our body's own healing process.
Since color is everywhere, we can apply some basics to our everyday lives (from the clothes we wear to the color of our walls and throw pillows) to help uplift and energize, or calm and soothe as needed.
"Feng Shui (pronounced "fung shway") examines how the placement of things and objects within it affect the energy flow in your living environment, and how these objects interact with and influence your personal energy flow. Your personal energy flow affects how you think and act, which in turn affects how well you perform and succeed in your personal and professional life. Feng Shui affects you every moment of the day — whether you're aware of it or not." Excerpt from Understanding the Principles of Feng Shui for Dummies
Its fun and creative and another way for YOU to express YOU. The Bagua Map is one of the most basic tools acting like an overlay for any floor plan or surface to help create the coveted Flow of Chi and Balance. Covered by the Bagua Map are drill down elements such as: the Five Elements of Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood along with their corresponding Colors and Shapes. Working with various Feng Shui Elements creates an incredibly versatile blueprint for effecting the subtle energies in your life, and can be further customized according to your birth date and those of your family!
Whoa! That's a lot of information! That's where we can help. Through Take Wing's information highway and exchange of knowledge, you'll discover as much or as little as you'd like to know. Understanding these vibrational families can help you create balance in your personal and professional life - ancient wisdom for your optimal health and happiness - and another fun stop on this Transformational Pathway to creating a healthier, happier you.
Address all the senses
One of Take Wing's current offerings is a FREE 45-minute introductory Webinar called Clarity, Care and Consciousness - three signposts you are on the right path. While discussing CARE in the context of Self Care, we talk about how addressing all of your senses as you create Self Care Rituals stimulates and solidifies healthy choices.
The reason this is so important is our senses, sight, sound, smell, taste, touch and intuitive, are the pathways for experience in this earthly body. Without all this sensory input, we would have a brain without context of space, time and understanding of how we fit in. It is how memories are formed.
And by addressing all of the senses, I like to include the common variety. Maligned by many as less than common these days, I suppose after falling into disuse, people simply gave it away as if they had no more need for such a thing. In light of such, let's not forget the importance of keeping one's sense of humor intact...especially since common sense has been chucked out the proverbial window. I just bet there was a baby and some bathwater involved.
All this to say, we are here to have fun! Create! Dream! Grow! Be alive! Thrive! Flourish! So what if you try something and it doesn't work? Say, "Well, that was interesting." And then try something else. If we think of life as Play Time, Dress Up, Coloring, Hop Scotch, it can be seriously fun! Like that.
If you are ever interested in learning some new ways to create a space that supports your particular journey of joy, peace, happiness and creativity, and since you're hanging out here on this planet called Earth anyway, give me a jingle. I would love to connect and hear what you are trying to create. Perhaps we can collaborate. So I can appreciate the need to cogitate. Good lord, I"m rapping. Help.
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