It’s that magical time of year! It’s not hard to get into the Christmas spirit as we stroll in our neighborhood, shopping malls and Christmas markets, all transformed with decorations and thousands of twinkling white and colored lights!
Such lighting and all the decorations create a feeling of instant happiness and seem to uplift your spirit even if you are feeling down. At night, it is even more powerful as the lights create the cosmic balance of opposing yin and yang forces … opposing yet complimentary forces of light against the darkness of night unlocking plenty of good fortune energy.
Now here’s something you might not have thought about. It’s the “twinkling” aspect of each little light being turned off and on that has significance. Newer light energy gets created with each twinkle, just consider the power that is unleashed with millions and millions of these lights. The multiplication effect of yang energy is incredibly powerful!
This is one reason why lights like this make an auspicious and powerful offering to the Divine Universe: Buddhists, Hindus and Christians alike all use light, be it with candles or electric lights on their altars representing light offering to their gods or deities. And the brighter the lights offered, the greater it benefits the positive transformation of the minds of the devotees making the light offerings.
Now if you have a retail shop or a restaurant, twinkling lights are considered excellent feng shui enhancing agents. Restaurants and nightclubs draw in more customers and experience increased business when they are festively adorned, which is why many businesses keep white light up all year long! Yes, the lights themselves have the power to pull in plenty of new customers because they create a sense of happiness and goodwill which is very good for any business.
I personally keep white lights up all year long and add colored light with each holiday. We have switched over from the traditional incandescent lights to LEDs. The LED lights do not get hot nor take up a lot of energy as the incandescent lights. I feel much safer with them light all day and through most of the night as well.
If you experience ‘seasonal depression’ after all the Christmas or HolyDays decorations and lights are packed away… maybe consider leaving some white lights out. Especially to get through the ‘darkness and coldness’ of winter.
In this season of celebration and festivity and in the upcoming lunar New Year, it is a most auspicious time to decorate with plenty of new twinkling lights in your home, office or business. Add these sparkling wonders to your altars as well and they can remain here all year long! Have fun and make your home come alive, imbued with the powerful yang energy unleashed by the “twinkling” aspects of the lights. It also helps to create fresh new chi (energy) for the coming year!
~ Rev. Tiffany White Sage Woman