If these walls could talk

We have all heard the term “If these walls could talk.” If these walls could talk they would tell you the story! That, in essence, is what the phrase means. My Feng Shui practice is based on the premise that your home or business or any physical space has an energetic story that can be interpreted and edited through Feng Shui.

Art is one of the most powerful alchemical tools in Feng Shui and yet one of the least discussed.  

Look around I say, it’s all there. The writing is on the wall so to speak. When it comes to art, I am being totally literal. People say “Oh it’s just a picture or a painting or a photograph…” You think?

What is glaringly obvious to me about what a physical space is communicating and manifesting via the narrative is not so much to most people. Not everyone sees life through the same lens so maybe in some small way I can bring clarity and light to this subject. Universal consciousness aside, not everyone is paying attention to the signs or knows how to interpret them. Feng Shui is a physical language and while I may be fluent in it most people are not. I genuinely believe we all understand visual cues on a subconscious level but that doesn’t mean it’s reaching the conscious or mundane level. Feng Shui is a physical language which helps interpret those signs. I recognize that most people don’t understand Feng Shui and hopefully this piece will inspire greater understanding and appreciation.

I’m focusing on Art here because even if you don’t know anything else about of Feng Shui, you can look at an image and understand it on a gut level. You can see what it’s communicating and ascertain whether it is positive or negative. Think of art in terms of the narrative or story and then decide if that is what you want your story to be.

Art provides your space with visual cues that create a narrative. The walls are literally telling your story. What do you want that story to be?  If you curate the art from a Feng Shui perspective there are specific areas of a space that pertain to specific areas of life like your health, or career or love life etc. It helps to know what area of life you are placing a piece of art in because context is important. The Bagua is an energetic map that represents 9 different life sectors called gua’s. Prosperity, Fame, Love, Family, Health, Children/Creativity, Skills /Knowledge, Career and finally Travel/Helpful People are all included. The Bagua is one of the most important tools in Feng Shui for curating a space and interpreting the narrative.

If you place romantic art in your Skills and Knowledge area, you may not be making the best use of the art. It could be better placed in your love area. That said, at least it is positive imagery and you can still benefit from having Skills and Knowledge in the love department.  It’s nice if you can curate for maximum benefits though. That’s where a consultant like myself can really help.

Think about art as a way of foreshadowing your story. You can play a conscious role in how your story plays out.  It’s very empowering!  It not only works from an energetic perspective, but from a psychological one. Visual cues feed into your conscious and subconscious mind.  Your mind will process the information and work diligently to manifest and realize the story being told. That said, be careful what the story you keep telling yourself is because it serves as a mantra that will ultimately manifest itself. 

When you are choosing art, you will be drawn to certain pieces and when that happens take stock of how that piece makes you feel and whether that is a feeling you want to bathe in every day. You may be drawn to darker pieces because there is something present in them that you relate to.  We can all relate to pain and suffering but that doesn’t mean we need to live with it.  You have the choice and the opportunity to tell your story with visually inspiring and triumphant imagery.  They say happiness is a choice so choose wisely.

Stay Blessed xxoo 

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