From a Feng Shui Perspective What’s in a Personal Photograph?

A personal photograph carries so much information.  Where was the photo taken?  When did it happen?  What was the occasion?  Who else was there?  The clothes, the hairstyles, the facial expressions, the accessories, the body language, the make-up, the furniture, the food and everything in it can tell it’s own story.   Amazing how much information one image can hold in a person’s memory.   The quote from an early Emperor of the Xia Dynasty in China about 4,000 years ago  “A picture speaks a thousand words”  is so true.

In Feng Shui, an image is an information carrier.  Each individual has a unique interpretation of that moment in time.  The personal memory triggers various emotions that affect our hearts and well-being.  This means, it is very important to realize that the photographs we display in our home do affect us.  Because of this, be selective of the photographs you display.

The photograph here with the mother lovingly playing with the baby invokes a happy and loving moment.  This maybe a suitable photo for the bedroom, because it  may be a sweet memory when the mother had special time for her baby.   Choose Yin photos that evoke calm, joy and peace.

On the other hand in the living room, it’s okay to choose photos that bring back the excitement of the moment, a yang photo.  These images could include athletic or party scenes. First be aware of your emotions that the photograph evokes.  Then be selective of where to place the photographs and make sure they resonate with the purpose of the space.

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