Volume 11 Number 3 March 2011
Pyramid Feng Shui Newsletter issued by
Feng Shui Universal – Editor: Gabriele Van Zon
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Greetings to all who share the wisdom of feng shui!
We all have ingrained habits which, in extreme form, will result in obsessive compulsive behavior. The other extreme would be a non-chalant attitude to the point of irresponsibility. Somewhere along the spectrum of habitual patterns lies the iconicity of habits. These are habits that manifest in the signs and symbols of our daily experience. Our senses react with habitual regularity and hopefully with a positive response.
In feng shui we could examine these icons of habits with assessment tools that reveal whether our habitual icons are auspicious and promote a balanced and harmonious life experience. Yin and Yang manifest in icons that over time will integrate deeper meaning of either calming or excitable connotations.
A baby’s blanket often retains its iconic value into toddler years as an indispensible yin icon of soothing protection. A dog’s favorite toy can be chewed into shreds and yet retain its iconicity. A clock with an hourly chime and swinging pendulum is an active yet regular reminder, and could thus be considered yang and a call to action.
Yin and Yang iconicity is complimentary to icons of the senses. In assessing objects that enhance the experience of the senses, we could create a qi (chi) holon to check for missing links with the help of the elements. A cycle of contentment could be introduced by regulating iconic experiences according to patterns of needs.
Vessels and containers are of the earth element; thus a favorite tea cup or ceramic bowl may be an icon of resource and containment. Associations, memories and frequency charge objects with meaning and therefore imbue ordinary things with iconicity of habits.
The most fleeting of iconic associations are odors and aromas. Our olfactory system, although astute and spontaneous, is not reliable as a resource of iconicity. Introducing icons of fragrance can be a delicate and artful manipulation of habits. A personal perfume can become an icon of identification for a person or certain pieces of clothing.
A final category of feng shui tools would be to examine iconic habits with the help of the ba gua. Placement of signs and symbols can diminish or increase iconic values and their visual impact in relationship to spatial arrangements. More than we realize, they could be powerful features in creating pathways, firing of neurons and affecting the basic process of mapping in the brain.
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