Adorn Your Space with Beauty
Beauty, sundari, attracts our attention. We are
instinctively drawn to beauty and know that it
nourishes our lives. The Vastu text Shilpa Vidya
Rahasyopanisad describes the creation of the
world: “The space became decorated and beautified with stars and other luminous bodies. The
Earth also became studded and decorated with
mountains, forests, trees and so forth.”
Vastu encourages you to imitate Nature and divine creation by beautifying your own spaces and
yourself. This is a delightful concept: adorning
your world with beauty makes your life more
in harmony with and supported by nature. The
entire creation is adorned and beautiful. Make
the space beautiful, and give attention to your
own beauty, honoring all aspects of yourself.
Wear jewelry to glorify the divine within you,
and make sure you have lovely things to wear in
Artwork that portrays the rasa or emotional flavor
of Shringara (romance, healthy eroticism, the bliss
of love) is an appropriate choice for your bedroom,
as is anything beautiful. Images of sadness, loneliness, and stressful situations are not supportive
for happy relationships and a feeling of sanctuary
in the world. Pictures of ideal divine couples can
be inspirational, but photos of children, parents,
and other family members should go on display in
other rooms in order to keep the energy of the bedroom private for intimacy and love life.
fresh sheets of natural fibers provides a welcoming sense of well-being and relaxation to send you
off to sleep, or to enjoy your partner’s company.
The best option is to sleep with your head in the
east or the south. East enhances depth of consciousness; south is healing. Do not have your
head and pillow in the north, since this is draining, aging, and does not allow you to rest as deeply when sleeping. When your head is in the west,
is it not conducive to allowing you an uninterrupted night of sleep. If your head is pointed between two cardinal directions, you receive the effect of both directions; so arrange the bed so that
your head will be in the east, southeast, or south.
Overhead beams are a popular structural feature
but not a healthy one to sleep beneath; they create dissonant energy and disturb health. A ceiling beam that separates you from your partner
dampens romance. Add a canopy or use pushpins
to drape fabric above the bed to protect you from
the oppressive energy of overhead beams above
Leave space on both sides of your bed and a table
and light on both sides, even if you are currently
single. This creates space for that special person
to manifest and to feel comfortable and honored
as an equal in your life.
Write out your sacred intention and desire for romantic fulfillment as a sankalpa this Valentine’s
Day and create your own ritual in front of a
personal relationship altar located (permanently
or temporarily) in the southeast region of the
bedroom. Venus, Shukra, the planet of love and
romance, is the planetary lord of the southeast.
Light beeswax or other natural candles to invite
the light of life, pure consciousness, more fully
into your heart and relationships.
To gain more support for attracting a relationship, you can install planetary yantras for Vastu
rectification or for the planets in Jyotish or Vedic
astrology that you want to befriend. Yantras are
beautiful symmetrical designs that generate positive energy. They correspond to different planets,
deities, or energetic forces. They are the original
Vedic sacred geometry.
Ultimately love comes from divine grace, but you
can help it along with your intention and action,
including applying Vastu tips to enhance your
possibilities of authentic love and joyful relationship in your life.
Venus yantra: courtesy Transcendence Design
Sherri will be speaking on Vastu at 10-11: 30
AM Sat. 18 Feb. at Maharani Ayurveda in Santa
Barbara and 7-9 PM Tues. 21 Feb. at Mystic
Journey Bookstore in Venice.
Vastu recommends that all spaces be clean and orderly. A bed that has been prepared with smooth,
Sherri Silverman, PhD is an artist, Vastu sacred space design
consultant, and author of Vastu: Transcendental Home Design in
Harmony with Nature. Transcendencedesign.com