When it comes to improving your home environment there are lots of simple tricks you can implement in order to have the most blissful and relaxing one possible. In this article we are going to cover sound, smell, space (colours and light) as well as earthing techniques. Although nothing can ever be as beneficial and beautiful as being in nature, most of us are not spending enough time in nature at all, therefore, making our homes more Zen is the next best option.
Depending on what type of atmosphere you would like to create at any given time in your environment there are many great options when it comes to music. Just having music on in the background can be a great motivation and trigger happier thoughts throughout your day. The best is to begin with listening to natural sounds from nature, especially if you do not have much exposure to them. This includes finding high quality audio tracks of the wind, ocean, rain, fire. Listening to these sounds whilst completing daily tasks, meditating or falling asleep at night can speed up your ascension process. As well as this you can also listen to certain frequencies of music for meditation, these may include certain instruments such as glass singing bowls, flutes, harps, wooden and brass instruments, tuning forks and so on.
Using essential oils is not only a natural way to improve the fragrance of your environment but it can also be a great way to improve your mood. In terms of having limited supplies the best is to always treat your bedroom first since it is your second sanctuary with your body being the first. By using certain smells you can invite what is harmonic into your environment as well as dispelling anything that has low frequency such as bad smells or misaligned energy. You can also implement air filtration systems in your environment or just your bedroom in order to keep the air you breathe clean and fresh.
For instance, Amber (Pinus succinifera) essential oil can be used for balance, harmony and inspiration. “Amber Essential Oil takes our soul back to the beginning of time and teaches us the balance and harmony of knowing where we have been and where we are going.” – Aromatherapy. Different natural smells can be used in many different ways, with essential oils you can wear them on your person, put a few drops in a bath or even burn essential oils in aroma lamps in order to cleanse the home.
Space (colour and light)
The way in which we use our space with decoration and lighting can have a large effect on how relaxed or productive we are in a certain space. The idea of colour therapy and filling your environment with certain colours comes from the principles of Feng Shui which also encompasses space and layout of object in a particular room. Feng Shui (or Wind and Water) is the practice of arranging your environment so that energy flows gently and smoothly through your home or business environment, you can read more about this here.
Colour is a great way for you to be able to uplift the energy in your space along. You can experiment with colours in your environment in many different ways, this can include painting the walls, creating or buying art for your home, including lots of natural life i.e. flowers, plants and so on. Another way you can experiment with colour therapy is to buy a multicoloured light which will let you change the colour of your environment to suit your mood.
In terms of light most of us already know how important it is to use as much natural light from the sun as possible. Placing your desk for instance, near a window can be a great way to gain inspiration and feel less stressed. If you are using an area that does not have as much natural light, especially if it is in your bedroom where you wish to block out light, then you can choose to use full spectrum light bulbs. Unlike regular light bulbs these do not take down your energy as much since some lights labelled ‘low energy’ may be using less energy but they are also depleting your own personal energy too.
Many years ago humans used to be in much more contact with nature since we would have sat, strolled and slept on the ground. This connection to nature is intrinsic since we are a product of nature, it would revitalise our body and mind since we would have been much more grounded. It was much easier in those times for Earth’s natural, gentle negative charge to be taken into the body and balance out our systems. However, most of us do not really ‘live’ within nature anymore in order to restore this balance, plus we are also constantly exposed to electrical signals from our phones, computers and wifi. This is building up too much electrical current within us and we are not able to get rid of it, unless we choose to implement earthing more into our lives.
“Earthing, also known as grounding, is the landmark discovery that the disconnect may make us more vulnerable to inflammation, pain, stress, poor sleep, and illness.” – Earthinginstitute
By reconnecting with the Earth through certain means the electrical stability of our bodies is restored and can produce healing and vitality in us once more. The best is to let your bare skin come into contact with nature as much as possible, including walking bare feet on the earth, lying down on nature and swimming in the sea. However, since a lot of us have to spend time at home or at the office there is also the invention of grounding mats which can help significantly.
With a grounding mat the electrical current from our bodies is sent back into the earth through your homes power supply. A grounding mat can be very versatile and used for many different things including as a mouse mat, yoga mat, sleeping mat. Many people who already use a grounding mat on a daily basis can give testament to its healing effects.
Another great way to ground yourself and transmute certain energies is to use crystals since they take in our energy and can discard certain frequencies that do not serve us. Simply meditating with raw crystals can provide the same healing effects as being out in nature since you are surrounded by or touching minerals from the earth.
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/ Spiritech Specialist & Freelance Writer