This Memorial Day, I invite you to widen your remembrances: from those who have given their lives in conflicts to the whole of Nature. The more I study Feng Shui, the more I realize that real prosperity comes from such study. Nature in it’s essence is abundant. The ancient Chinese studied the way Nature moved through a space and then cooperated and synergized with it, learning the subtleties the natural world presented. By cooperating and augmenting those energies, they increased the bounty of the people they helped. It is no different today. Finding what blocks the flow, what is antagonistic, what energies remain in a place all can be moderated, redirected, eradicated. So Monday, take a moment to look in your garden – notice how the weeds want to crowd your plants out. Notice how some plants do not like to be around other plants. Others, given some attention, bloom more vigorously than if left alone. All this is the Feng Shui of the natural world. Be grateful, as the lessons continue to present themselves. Happy Memorial Day!
What a curious situation! – a story I did not understand for years. Now I’m going to feature it in my next newsletter: The Curious Case of the Color Blind Feng Shui Master. How it came about and what reality is are two very different situations – incongruous to say the least. If you’d like to follow along and are not a subscriber already, I recommend you click the link to the right and subscribe. The issue will be published in early July.
A client approached me to revitalize and change the energy and look of a dry cleaning establishment. I did so and this location turned into the gold mine that kept the business afloat during the economic downturn. The sad part is the owner started losing interest, wanting to move on,and in so doing started forgetting the details – the details not associated with dry cleaning. People are now talking, and business is declining. He wants to sell, but the price he can get is decreasing as well. I’m going to do a case study on this business in the June/July issue of the newsletter. God is in the details, and you’ll have graphic proof of how important those details are.
Using color is not unlike creating a meal. First what are you hungry for? With color, how do you want to feel? Next buy the ingredients. Choose the color that you think supports what you want. Start to cook. Add too much of this, or listen to too many other cooks and what do you get? Yuk. Ask too many friends what shade to use–or better yet look at Pittsburgh’s 1,700 colors and chances are you’ll miss the mark. Nice thing about paint though, you can always paint over. But check out what you’re doing with your local Feng Shui master, because there’s an art and a science to using color to produce the mood, the feeling, the harmony you want. And you won’t have to paint it over!