Have you ever walked into someone’s home and felt that something was off?
There could be many reasons for this perception. Perhaps someone in the home was recently ill. Maybe an argument took place shortly before your arrival. It could simply be that someone was dealing with an angry coworker and brought the resulting frustration home.
All of these things, and many more, can affect the energy in a house.
But one thing you might not think about is the lighting. Consider, for example, how differently you feel when you walk into a room that is lit by candlelight as opposed to a room that has only harsh florescent lighting.
In the first room, you may feel warm and cozy…perhaps even romantic. In the second room, you could feel annoyed or agitated.
Because lighting is energy–and it affects the energy in your space–it can have a big impact on how you feel when you are in that space.
I personally find overhead lights cold and impersonal, and I rarely use them. I much prefer lamps. And unless I’m reading, I like lower-wattage bulbs to create a soft, peaceful feeling. My husband, who is not sensitive to energetic vibrations, wants lots of lighting and has no issues with overhead lights at all. Thank goodness for the man cave.
This purpose of this is to encourage you to pay attention to what feels good and right to you by being aware. Start noticing how you feel in different lighting situations. Then change things until you find what works for you.
Try a dimmer switch…especially in a room where an overhead light is the only option. Experiment with different light bulbs in different wattages to discover what’s most appealing to you. Invest in a torchiere floor lamp, which shines the light upward and creates a beautiful glow in the room.
The more aware you become, the quicker you will know what kind of lighting makes you and your home feel good.
By the way, a space clearing is one of the best ways to make your home feel wonderful. Visit my space clearing page for details.