When you’re spending more time than usual indoors, you may also want to bring some additional comfort and positive energy into your living space. Whether you realize it or not, your home and workspace affect your mood, day-to-day routine, and overall quality of life.
In the past, we’ve written about using pearls to decorate your home during special holidays like Christmas, but what can you do to enhance an ordinary day when you don’t have any celebrations on the horizon?
Feng Shui, an ancient Chinese philosophy aimed at ensuring that people live in harmony with their surroundings, is a great practice to incorporate into your everyday life. The words “Feng Shui” translate to “wind and water” and relate to the idea that energy is always flowing whether you can see it or not. Not only can the practice of Feng Shui help you remove negative blocks in your psyche and emotions, but it can also bring peace and harmony into your surroundings.
The rooms within your home influence your well-being, and incorporating something like a Feng Shui dragon into your home can transform your space into a place where you feel safe, happy, and inspired. We were especially delighted to learn that the Feng Shui dragon can often be seen holding a pearl, which reflects spiritual energy, wisdom, power, and prosperity. To learn about other common myths and meanings associated with pearls, read this blog post.
The Feng Shui dragon, often seen as a sculptural figurine or in paintings, is a must-have for those seeking great fortune, prosperity, and abundance. The dragon is a significant male energy symbol in Feng Shui and an important symbol throughout the world. The celestial creature has the power to transform into a visible or invisible being and is represented in many sizes and colors. This relates to the Feng Shui idea of seen and unseen energy.
This good-fortune symbol makes for a great addition to your home and can be positioned in many ways throughout your space. However, it is not recommended to place your dragon in low-energy areas such as bathrooms, garages, or any crowded spaces. Ideally, the dragon should be placed in open areas of a home.
According to one informative article about these dragons, “If you select a Japanese dragon holding a pearl, position it to face into the room, never pointing toward a door or window since the pearl represents wealth, abundance and power. You don't want all that walking out the door.” Above all, when placing your dragon in your home, you should do so with respect and good intentions.
Here are some ideas of where you can place your dragon based on what you want to achieve with it:
- Place your dragon in a common area such as a family room or living room to strengthen relationships with your family and friends.
- Place your dragon facing your kitchen sink or any water feature in your home, besides the bathroom, to strengthen the water’s benefits of wealth and prosperity.
- For career success, the dragon can be placed in your office on a table or shelf behind your desk. This allows the dragon to watch over you and protect your workspace.
Now that you have an idea about the benefits of the Feng Shui dragon, you can transform your home into a place that invites abundance. The Feng Shui dragon is not only a great way to protect your home, but it can be a thoughtful gift for a loved one, just like our sentimental Add-A-Pearl necklaces.
Both gifts demonstrate that you imagine a positive future ahead for the recipient. A Feng Shui dragon and the Add-A-Pearl cultured pearl necklace are symbolic and thoughtful gifts with a rich and interesting heritage that makes for a good story to be passed from one generation to another. With objects that matter, you can add rich layers of meaning to your life.
Photo credit: Mo Riza