Pathways have great significance in feng shui practice. If you’re looking to move to a new home, keep your eyes open for the sidewalk paths and driveways. It is most auspicious to have a sidewalk or path leading to your home in an indirect meander rather than a straight shot to your Mouth of Ch’i (front entryway). This symbolizes the positive ch’i energy tarrying longer on your property instead of whooshing right through like an arrow. It’s also auspicious to have your pathway widen at the bottom towards the street. If your pathway is narrower at it’s entrance and then widens up near your house it might look somewhat like the picture below. That’s a feng shui negative but of course Feng Shui By Fishgirl can almost always find a feng shui cure to solve this and other feng shui problems. Call or email for a consultation today!
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This is a tree worthy of the N’avi tribe from the Avatar movie…we stopped at the Hampton Plantation on our drive from Wilmington to Charleston this Saturday. Dude, we’re glad we did! This historical site was empty (and free admission in the off season) so we had the grounds all to ourselves. The mighty live oaks are magnificent. One of these trees had a plaque that said President George Washington had saved this particular tree back in the 1700’s. Yes, the trees are that old and much older. These ancient trees saw Native Americans wandering by before the gorgeous mansion was built in 1730. And, what might these witnesses to slavery tell us about that shameful period of time in America’s history? I believe the trees add powerful healing energy to the grounds as would any trees in your own backyard. Live oaks, with their sculptural shapes and draped Spanish moss, you can’t help but thinking they are true works of art. BTW, hugging trees is good feng shui.
Walkways are better feng shui if they are not “straight arrows”. A little curve improves the chi energy. The idea behind the curve is to slow down the chi from coming (and going) too fast. I like this plank walk through the forest, don’t you?
Have you ever wondered what a dragon guarding your home’s feng shui might look like? It’s not a living breathing creature, but the mountain shown in this pic is a feng shui dragon guarding Jordan Pond in Acadia National Park. Having a dragon mountain watching your back is good feng shui. Having a pristine lake nearby is also good feng shui. Luckily, Arcadia belongs to all Americans! The concept of National Parks is as American as apple pie. Check out Ken Burn’s DVD documentary to find out more.