Balance the 4 elements of nature
elements - like our emotional bodies (water) and spiritual essence (fire). We can bring ourselves back in balance by consciously bringing the four elements of self into awareness. We can do this by integrating them purposely through our home, setting into motion our healing & integration.
The elements of earth, air, water and fire are necessary for life to exist. Many spiritual traditions believe that when we align with the four classical elements, we bring balance, satisfaction and joy to our lives. But currently, we tend to focus on our minds (air) and physical bodies (earth), and ignore other
Plan for seamlessness between indoors and out, design outdoors like it was in, and add an abundance of indoor plants.
Being close to the earth and its bounties improves mood, happiness, recovery time, concentration and creativity while reducing negativity.
Light improves sleep and mood. It also reduces seasonal depression.
Wherever possible, let light stream into your home through an abundance of windows and doors. Let the light reflect off the walls with light paint colours.
Incorporate water wherever you can, inside and out, to reap the benefits of water.
The mere sight and sound of water can induce a flood of neurochemicals that promote wellness, increase blood flow to the brain and heart and induce relaxation. Wallace Nichols, Blue Mind
Fire improves mindfulness, working memory & long-term memory, and the ability to enter into a meditative state - reaping all the qualities of meditation.
Include fireplaces in expected & unexpected places like your bathroom or by your pool.