Bring the outdoors in to reconnect with who you are.
One of the quickest ways to reconnect with yourself, and with Source energy, is to go out into nature.
I’ve never not felt refreshed after a hike in the woods or a walk along the beach. Being an urban city dweller myself, this isn’t always easy. We don’t always have access to a yard or even a balcony. But that shouldn’t stop you from bringing the outdoors in with plants and trees placed throughout the home.
Studies have shown that plants help improve mood, reduce the negative side effects of stress and encourage physical activity. And green is the color of the heart chakra, helping to nurture and open you. Plants are living, breathing beings with their own energy (check out this Wired article about my friends’ company, PlantWave, which makes music from the energy your plants make). While growing plants can seem intimidating, you can easily find plants that are forgiving and easy to work with - and they are equally as happy to work with you.
Interior Design, Decorating
Don't be afraid to use faux trees and plants in your home. They add a pop of color, texture and the outdoors in even if they aren't real.
Caring for plants can be quite the challenge but some of my favorite plants, and most forgiving, are succulents. Succulents have a built-in resiliency during times of extreme heat or drought and grow in places that other flowering plants can't.
Placing plants and rule of threes
Now that you have a plant, where do you place it? You really have to play around with it. I generally encourage clients to try out different spots for each plant until they find a spot that feels right. Does the placement feel good to you? Is there enough light for the plant in that spot? How does the plant visually look next to other objects it is placed near? I typically follow a rule of threes - grouping plants in a tiered manner with other objects in threes to create harmony.
For the love of figs
The Fig, also known as a Ficus, is one of the most popular and easy to maintain trees. I have two - this one, a Ruby Ficus, and a Burgundy Rubber Fig. I water them once a week and make sure they get reasonable sunlight, and they are doing great! Figs usher in abundance and represent enlightenment. There are many varieties you can choose from such as this one or the Fiddle Leaf Fig, another popular variety. Enjoy!