Lighting Up Your Life With Upward Facing Light!

Dec 6, 2014 | Sensory Goodness

adesso mimosa lamp

I am constantly making changes to my space.  After 6 months, I am still finding so many ways to realign the energy, organize and, yes, add feng shui magic.

For years I have been telling clients to get upward-facing lights for various feng shui design challenges… and in this space I realized I needed my own up-lighting. On a local hunt, I came up empty handed in Los Angeles of all places. What was I hoping my clients would find? I remember when these lights (even if unattractive) were everywhere!

Serendipitously, reached out and asked if I’d like to review a lamp. A quick search of their floor lamps revealed a treasure trove of upward facing light…and the idea for my home (and this post!) was born!

I got the Adesso Mimosa Lamp .

When it arrived, I was shocked at how substantial it was: I thought it would be the typical pole light that lacked weight and presence. This guy is lofty, streamlined and gorgeous.

Assembling it took about 15 minutes since I had to do it on my own, and if you get this lamp, put a sheet down first as the packing material was rather confetti like (and everywhere!) as I spread it out to twist it all together. So: a helping hand and an old sheet are your best friends in lamp assembly.

Now: lets get into the feng shui of the upward pointing light.

In feng shui, where a corner is dark, unapproachable or stagnant in its energy, it drags down a room. While it may not feel like a big deal, this vortex has an impact on your whole home. Stagnation breeds more stagnation in your life. Darkness reflects a lack of life force, literally a pull on your vitality. Lighting up a dark corner can lift your room and lift your mood at the same time.

Upward lights build confidence because they pull your attention vertically, creating strong yang (active) energy that causes action to happen. When you stand straight, you feel energized. A strong light facing up in a social space creates vibrant action and lots of power.


(align the bottom of this map with the wall that contains the entrance door)

Now, depending on your intentions for your life, adding an upward facing light can add fire to your dreams. One of my earliest clients had an energy efficient upward facing light. I had him move it to the money area of his bedroom (the money area of his whole condo) and leave it on for a few hours a day when he was working on his music at home. Within a very short time, he got a $500,000 investment. Boom! I didn’t credit myself, he credited the lamp and that was when I understood the power of this small feng shui tip when used with creative panache.

Needless to say, I use upward facing lights with care and in collaboration with clients. Now, I send all my clients who need these lamps straight to From basics to elaborate designer lighting, the spectrum of light is covered here.

Thank you so much for my Adesso Mimosa Lamp!!!  I’ve found it’s perfect home in my living room (the money area of my own home and the relationship area of the room itself) and as I switch it on I feel it filling the room with much-needed elemental life force.

xoxo Dana


  1. Rebecca

    Question!? Hi! I was just wondering when you say align bottom of map with entrance, do mean to literally flip the map so the bottom is the entrance? I’ve been assuming that and realized I wasn’t certain that is correct. So, I thought I’d ask! 🙂
    ThAnks for your time and warmest regards,

  2. Mia

    very interesting and useful text. 🙂 thanks!



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