How Art Can Affect
Your Feng Shui
Picture, Picture on the Wall by Kathryn Weber, The Red Lotus Letter
Every day we are influenced by what is around us… the words that are said, the smells we smell, the sights we take in. The goal of feng shui is to promote beauty, harmony, and aspiration, the raising of our
sights toward lofty, noble, and worthwhile goals.
The poet Maya
Angelou said that we must be careful about the words we speak because the words
will "hang on the walls." Of course, she is talking about what we do in
the figurative sense. However it is also true of what we hang on our walls
in the literal sense. That’s why it is important that we surround
ourselves with uplifting sights.
Feng shui encourages the
application of beautiful, sustaining images. Pictures and artwork of
depressing subjects, violence, or pictures whose presence makes us sad or
unhappy are not suitable or appropriate for the walls of our home.
Instead, only those images that are inspiring, uplifting, and beautiful should
be placed on the walls.
Fortunately, you can practice symbolic feng shui
by the selection of certain images, such as people, happy occasions, beauty,
wealth, or power. Particular pictures in feng shui have special meanings
and can be used wherever you desire more interest. For instance, a poster
or painting of a water fall is an excellent way to boost career feng shui -- and
When you are looking to improve your feng shui, consider simply
looking around. Then, see if the images you are looking at are saying what
you want them to. If not, consider replacing those images with pictures
that make a positive, uplifting statement. Check the tips below for more
ideas of positive feng shui images.
beautiful water images for career or wealth help.
placed in the north sector of the home, living room, or office, these images
can provide an immediate boost to the career. To boost career chi
in the bedroom (or anywhere!) consider adding an image of a tortoise.
Images of waterfalls and lakes are also appropriate for the
southeast wealth sector. For more career or wealth
help, consider adding a picture of a ship sailing INTO your home or
office. Ships are especially auspicious harbingers of coming wealth.
Do consider adding a ship picture in the southwest, where it will help with
relationships AND wealth because water is beneficial in the SW until
2. Gain recognition, friends, and beneficial relationships
with images of happy people.
Looking for more friends or a more
active social life? Maybe even FAME? Pictures of happy occasions and
happy people are EXCELLENT ways to bring more people into your life, as well as
happier relationships, and greater social recognition. Pictures such as
the ones below are excellent for enhancing your social status, both personally
These can be hung in the south or southwest
corners. Other good choices for the south and southwest are horses and
birds. Horses hung in the southwest sector can offer a good chance of
travel, so be prepared if you hang a picture of a horse here!
Receive help from mentors and influential people with images in the
To receive help from those in the position to offer you advancement
in your career, studies, or life in general, you need to enhance your "Power
People" sector. This is the NW corner of your home, living room, or
Images of international scenes such as the Eiffel tower,
the tower of London, the pyramids of Giza, and other scenes are excellent for
receiving help from all corners of the globe. Likewise, images of metal
structures, circular images, and golden or metallic colors are all excellent
Maps, pictures of maps, globes, etc. are all beneficial
for the NW sector of your home, office, or living room. Because this is
the "heaven" location, this is also a wonderful location for pictures and images
of religious figures or dieties, angels, or religious locations such as
Jerusalem or Mecca. Grand people such as Albert Einstein, Martin Luther
King, Ghandi, or world leaders are also wonderful choices for increasing
Powerful People help.
Be sure to surround yourself with pictures of
people or places that you aspire to and that inspire you. We must all have
something that lifts us up and makes us want to achieve more and aim higher in
our lives. Find a picture that symbolizes that FOR YOU.
Avoid depressing, negative, or violent images.
Do you have images in your
home that remind you of something sad, mean, violent, or failure? If so,
these images are constantly reinforcing these negative messages. Look
around and if you have any pictures or elements like this, consider replacing
them. Otherwise, these images will continue to imbue your home with
negative energy. Yes, even if your picture is considered "fine art", it is
not worth sacrificing the energy of your home for this investment in negativity.
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Red Lotus Letter are copyrighted, 2002-2006 Kathryn Weber.
Vol. II, Issue #73 is reprinted here with the expressed written permission of the author.
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