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How Selecting Artwork with Feng Shui Can Influence your Mind and Emotions

Laura Cerrano

Feng Shui teaches the importance of becoming more present and aware of your surroundings. In the practice of Feng Shui your home is metaphor of your life and the artwork you choose to display (consciously or subconsciously) is telling a story, conveying a mood, an idea and stirring up emotions. 

Art is highly subjective and what inspires one person may be uninspiring to another. So this is why it's important to understand your intentions (the reasons) for why you are choosing to transform your home and life. 

Below are Feng Shui principles to consider when choosing art.

Quick Steps to Choosing Artwork: 

  • Select artwork that is appropriate in size for the wall, the room and the furnishings. Even this helps to create harmony. 

 

  • To select the type of artwork, become clearer with your intentions for why you are selecting artwork in the first place. Is it to represent a change in love? in career? in health? Based on that, you could then move to selecting certain colors, shapes, artists, themes and more to help narrow down your choices.

 

  • The act of choosing artwork and selecting the style and subject matter that peaks your interests is allowing you to get to know yourself. There is a deeper approach then just hanging artwork. It helps to visually display your values and dreams.

I’m personally not a fan of store bought mass produced artwork, which I did start off with until I graduated to a much more personalized touch and collection. The artwork that currently resides inside my home consists of pieces created by family and friends, art purchased from local villages and towns from my travels and artwork that I personally created. Each piece has a story, a rich meaning and strong positive emotional connection.

When was the last time you truly observed the story being told inside your home?

How Can I Bring More "Good Luck" Into My Life?

Laura Cerrano

You could do this by the simple act of giving and receiving. Here is a quick story to help illustrate this principle.

On Memorial Day weekend in 2015 I decided to visited Block Island for a day trip. Before boarding the ferry in Montauk, NY, I stopped in town to check out an arts and crafts fair. After briefly walking around, I found myself drawn to a photography booth.

David, the photographer, greeted me and we began chit chatting.  He told me all about the process and locations of each photo. After about 15 minutes I decided to make a purchase.

Originally I was going to buy a gift for myself (eyeing a beautiful white wolf photograph) and last minute I decided to pick out a photo of a rustic car to gift my father. I handed David a $20.00 bill.

He looked at the bill and said, "oo wow, look what has been written on your twenty dollar bill!,... 1000! That is good luck!"

I looked at the $20.00, looked back at David and without hesitation responded, " That is good to know and may you be blessed with a $1,000.00 worth in sales by selling one photograph or many individual sales." David smiled and said "thank you. I'll tell you what, if I sell a $1,000 dollars worth of artwork today, I'll give you a photograph of your choosing for free."

Text message from David, May 24th, 2015

Text message from David, May 24th, 2015

I said, "wow that would be amazing!" Yet, in my heart and mind had absolutely no expectation of either outcome. I just allowed the when, where, how, etc to unfold as it would and so did David. I said thank you, goodbye and proceeded to my destination.  

David sent me a text message not too long after we me. I was ecstatic and so happy for him! He sold $1050.00 worth of artwork in a matter of 5 minutes.  

I want to clarify, I never predicted anything (that was what David thought I said). He and I till this day are digesting what happened. But for now what I could say is the power of our mind, when in alignment with our heart Chakra and positive actions (integrity; following through, etc), and spoken words open up unlimited possibilities that could  lead to amazing life experiences and welcome in more "good luck." 

It's important to remember when it comes to feng shui, it's not all about the placement of an object (like a lucky frog or plant), the particular use of an accent color or textures. It also has to due with self awareness, character building, your mindset, actions and habits that contribute to your life experiences. 

Image of Wolf Photograph Gifted To Me By David...Thank you!

Image of Wolf Photograph Gifted To Me By David...Thank you!