After completing my Feng Shui consultation along the upper East Side of Manhattan yesterday, I decided to treat myself to the Metropolitan Museum. During my walk there, I noticed a great contrast with two neighboring front doors.
In Feng Shui, the principle for any front door is to do your best in creating a welcoming presentation. The front door is known as the “mouth of ch’i,” where all opportunities, people, and energy metaphorically and sometimes literally, step into your life. Now for each person, a “welcoming entrance” can be perceived very differently as you will see below.
Which front entrance would you prefer?
I may sound like a broken record on this one, but it bears repeating (again and again sometimes). When you foucus only on the negative, you are going to get back more of the same. Everyone has blessings, examine them, count them and as you keep those in mind, more will come. Counted Blessings add up to more blessings coming your way and soon you will have more then you ever imagined.
Feng Shui food for your soul. You are stronger then you ever imagined. Learn to count on yourself and not rely on someone else for you needs, wants and successes. You create your own life, not someone else and you are armed with everything you need to create all the desire in your heart. Co-dependent became a big word years ago and unfortunately still applies today. Learn to take charge of your own life and watch what you will create!
Feng Shui Insight: Segregation Amongst Hospitals
photo courtesy of U.S. News today
I have always wondered why Children Hospital’s offer a more peaceful presentation, better lay out, looks and feels more colorful, is usually better maintained and for the most part the staff and doctors are more compassionate then vs with an “adult” geared hospital. No matter what, you are still helping a human being.
From what I have personally observed with both environments it seems our society is focused on the thought of, once a person hits a certain age range they’ll probably kick the bucket soon anyway. Match that concept with pushing pills, which for many only subdues the symptoms, it does not cure the person. And yes, the concept of class does play a part in which area located hospitals have a more tranquil presentation vs others. It’s a web that needs to be untangled.
The article I read from U.S News today highlighted America’s 8 top best children’s hospitals. The photo you see above is from Chicago.
Dare I say the layout and design has been Feng Shui inspired. They literally brought the outside in with bamboo plants to offer healing energy, the curvature of the walls offers a beautiful flow of energy in that space, the glass walls allows the welcoming healing energy of the sun for those who may not be able to actually go outside for x, y, or z reasons. Why not provide this type of tranquil atmosphere to all the hospitals?
photo courtesy of U.S. News today
The exterior of the hospital is just as important. It’s what greets that individual arriving to receive healing, care, and treatment.
The environment you work, live, and in this case heal in, is a mirroring of your internal alchemy. If you wish to heal, it’s strongly recommended from a Feng Shui perspective to create an environment that is supportive, nurturing, tranquil, compassionate, a space that offers the energy of un-conditional love through the intention behind the arrangement of furniture, colors, textures, and artwork (word art) that surrounds that given space. The chain reaction of this environmental shift could be felt by those working in that location. The positive energy of that newly shifted space can help doctors, nurses, surgeons, etc feel more at ease and calm which creates a balanced connection with those who they are treating and helping to heal.
Change needs to happen on so many levels with this universe, world and with ourselves. if you believe in that, it will happen, but it also requires action, teamwork, and bravery to do so.
When implementing Feng Shui into your home it first starts from within. Any form of manifestation will begin with the daily thoughts that you are manifesting at this very moment. In order for one to bring Peace of mind to self and into their home, they must become aware of the thoughts they are putting out to the universe and world at every moment.
If your approach Feng Shui with from a physical standpoint only and sticky focus on placing objects, adding colors and re-arranging furniture, change will be felt only on a physical 3-D level. Remember you have to also balance your emotional, mental and spiritual levels.
Today’s Feng Shui is beginning to reverse the stereotypical approach to Feng Shui with that of its only Interior Design. Looking back to the source of how Feng shui began you will see it started off as a form of spiritual living and as it became translated from culture to culture the essence of this ancient practice become lost. One needs to first set an intention(s) for the types of changes they will manifest into their life by first changing the thoughts combined with the placement of particular objects, colors, elements and arrangement of furniture to mirror their goals. Only then will life begin to truly shift for the better. But remember, adjustment will also most likely have to be made on the metal, emotional and spiritual planes as well.