While we easily associate light with lamps and sunshine, light pervades almost every area of life in some way. Illumination is linked to the idea of emotional well-being; we see happy people who appear to be “lit from within.” Light is bestowed in many religions upon the holy; radiating from religious iconography. New Age philosophy throws another perspective into the mix, elaborating on fields of light that surround our bodies known as auras.
The many ways we have absorbed ideas of illumination into culture paint a picture of the richness of light in life. Life is full of light. To some, light is life itself.
From this vibrant vantage point it becomes clear that shining more light on life can make us feel happier and more vital. Light therapy products make accomplishing this a simple task.
In the philosophy of feng shui- the ancient art and science of creating optimal environments- light brings the element of fire into a space. Fire elemental energy affects everything from romance and finances to daily motivation. More fire means more passion, more energy and more heat. Where there is a lack of fire, things feel stuck. Great difficulty turning dreams into action is often mirrored by a lack of fire and light in an environment.
Washing windows, waking up earlier and spending more time in nature during the day are simple ways to start adding light and fire to a daily routine. Upward-facing lamps add a great deal of “fire energy” and brightness to dark corners of a room.
Sometimes, though, we need a hefty dose of light. Light therapy products can provide us with the light we need.