Listen up Skypeople (that’s us). If you have seen James Cameron’s epic “Avatar 3D” go see it again with feng shui eyes. These quotes from the film resonate deeply with Feng Shui By Fishgirl.
“All energy is only borrowed and soon you will have to give it back.”
“Our Great Mother does not take sides, Jake. She protects only the balance of life.”
” Everything is backwards now, like out there is the true world and in here is the dream.”
Feng shui principles tell us that every being and every inanimate object and space has an energy. We are surrounded by Qi (energy). How we arrange our interior space (our minds) and our exterior space (our environment) will either help or hinder the energy flow. When we die, the energy transforms but doesn’t die. This is why residual energy from the past and from people who have passed on impacts the feng shui of the living. Feng shui is about keeping it all in balance and in harmony with Mother Nature.
The indigenous tribe in the movie are known as the Na’vi. They instinctively know that all of them, all of us, all of nature is connected. There’s a scene in the film that depicts all the people circling the lead character Jake Sully with everyone having a hand out touching another’s shoulder. The people spiral outward in one circle after another to infinity. This is how we are all connected in our lives here and now in so-called reality. We don’t always appreciate it or act like it, but imagine our world if we were fully conscious of this connection at all times and lived our lives this way. That is true enlightenment.
Did you recognize that the film’s tribe says “I see you” much the same way as the Hindu greeting “Namaste” that translates to “I see the divine in you.” In fact, in Hindu an avatar is a god that has become flesh. Lord Vishnu is often depicted as having blue skin, the color of the sky. It’s interesting that the humans who are creating all the havoc and harm in the movie are called “Skypeople” but it is the Na’vi who are actually represented as the sky-toned people.
The idea for this tribe’s look in the film came from a dream the director’s mother had more than 50 years ago. I often use dreaming in my practice, bringing back information from the imaginal realm to help me find solutions to problems here. Ancient philosophers have always pondered whether the waking life is real or the dream life is real. Maybe they both are.
Namaste. I see you. And happy new year!
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