RED ALERT

Red Orange, Mark Rothko c. 1968

Red Orange, Mark Rothko c. 1968

In the ancient Indian Chakra system, each power point of our energetic body is represented by a specific color. We are literally a rainbow of colors! Not only do our bodies emit color energy in this way, our personal ch’i / energy is deeply influenced by the hues we surround ourselves with in clothing, in home and office decor, even in the presentation of the food we eat.

Our language is peppered with references to color as it relates to mood: green with envy, yellow with fear, blue with sadness to name just a few. Numerous studies have been done exploring the correlations between color and mood. Color is a powerful tool. It can lift our spirits, or drag us further into despair.

Within the study of Feng Shui we know that color is ch’i /energy. There is one color above all others that can be used to activate and energize your Feng Shui wherever you use it. Guessed yet? It’s red. If you’re shopping for a so-called “power tie” in the neckwear department of Barney’s, you’ll be shown to the red silk versions. Nancy Reagan made red suits her signature when she was our First Lady. Red is a color of leadership and action. Red symbolizes Fire, the original energy heat source.

Need to get your creative juices flowing for your next big project? Here’s how you can harness the Power of Red in your work environment right now:

* Wear red clothing to important meetings and interviews. Red not your color? Try wearing it where no one can see it (red Jockeys for example).

* If you have a choice of chair, choose a red one.

* Keep red flowers on your desk.

* Add red color wherever possible (paint an accent wall, use red binders on “hot” projects, red file folders, etc).

Aim for balance, though: a little red goes a long way. You DON’T want to be dressed in head-to-toe red sitting in a red chair surrounded by red walls! And, you don’t want to cause anyone in upper management to be “seeing red” when they think of you.

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