Hong Kong and Feng Shui
In my travels around the world, I experience interesting synchronicities, coincidences, and serendipities that afford me the opportunities to both learn and teach with much more fun and ease. That is why Astrology ties all these aspects together in a bundle of energy called SAGITTARIUS. The sign that also rules wisdom, travel, adventures, truth, and philosophy. As I travel from Asia, to Europe and finally to America, I will send short videos from different cities capturing a spiritual or artistic aspect of the city, so that you too could travel without having to move. And if you are from those chosen cities, perhaps these V-blogs will give you another reason to love your home.
The first piece I did is on Hong Kong as the Capital of Feng Shui. To watch click on the link:
Below is the first part of the video transcribed:
I am in Hong Kong, reporting to you from Hollywood Rd. Yes, Hong Kong also has a Hollywood but it is a road not a boulevard.
Hong Kong is a place where the Far-East meets the Wild-West, a junction of cultures and crossroad of energies. The island city is considered to be the most densely populated district in the world boasts the largest amount of high rises on the planet – 8000 buildings scarping the skies. In addition, it is a financial hub, managing 33% of the foreign capital that streams to China and yet it functions in relative harmony. What is its secret?
I didn’t have to look too far to find out that Hong Kong is the capital of Feng Shui – an ancient art based on the principle of living in harmony with nature by paying attention to space as well as balancing the masculine (Yang) and feminine (Yin) aspects of life.
Feng Shui translates to “Wind and Water”. After the communist party banned Feng Shui, dubbing it another form of “Opium to the Masses,” the masters of the ancient art fled to Hong Kong and started working their magic on the growing city. Some believe the unprecedented success of the city can be credited to their work. In fact, 90% of the residents in Hong Kong believe in Feng Shui. It is said that there are over 10,000 Feng Shui masters in the island.
The principles of Feng Shui are straight forward and intuitive. The rules make sense:
- Add water: having a fountain outside your home is important, it also blocks the noises from outside and from inside. Nosy neighbors cannot hear your private conversations.
- A view to the sea, lake or river is important for prosperity since water is associated with growth and abundance.
- Don’t sit with your back to the door. In a land with Kong Fu warriors, you want to make sure no one sneaks on you.
- Clutter is associated with fear and disease. Get rid of things you don’t need and you'll lose weight, attract love and make more money.
- 4 is a nasty number that should be avoided. Four is a square, when two people don’t get along we say they squared off. Look at four being the arena where evil spirits spar.
- And most important, to allow the flow of Chi, make sure when you come home, nothing blocks your path. Always come into the house through the front door and not the back or garage entrance.
For more info check out the video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9S3sp7WqLAQ