For more than two decades now, I have wanted to find another branding name for Feng Shui in order to adapt it to the worldwide understanding. I am still looking for it… so your suggestions are welcome!
The term Feng Shui today is already very popular, sadly too many people worldwide are following the Chinese approach of it which becomes then a fear-based/superstitious ritual. Placing an object somewhere without understanding the meaning and reason of its placement welcomes a temporary and coincidental good fortune. Let’s see how we can make luck, fortune and good health last!
We have to remember that for us here in Australia, we are living on Aboriginal land and those energies are very different that those in China. Same applies for people living in Europe, in South America and anywhere else in the world. Therefore, using a lucky Chinese 3-legged toad for wealth, Chinese coins or any other Chinese item referred as Feng Shui elsewhere than in China will feed a foreign superstitious belief that is working very well on the Chinese continent because each and every Chinese item as its Chinese signification. Building a home in Australia (and anywhere else in the world) on Chinese instructions only and without connecting with the local energies of the land… won’t be as auspicious.
Fig 1 – Map of Aboriginal Australia
In each part of Australia, culture and local energies differ in each and every Aboriginal country. Yes, I talk about the many countries that are on our Australian continent, each one speaking a different language, each one having a different vibration, each one having its own ancient traditions and connections. Each one offering different people, medicine, trees, language, landscape.
Dixit Wikipedia: in the late 18th century, there were between 350 and 750 distinct Aboriginal social groupings, and a similar number of languages. At the start of the 21st century, fewer than 150 Indigenous languages remain in daily use and all except roughly 20 are highly endangered.
When you purchase your local Aboriginal art or crafts, they are ‘charged’ with a story, the story of country where you are now living or visiting. Welcoming this energy into your home shows respect and your wish to integrate. Most of us are of non-Aboriginal descent. Having at least one object of our first Australians into our homes creates a bridge towards country, people and their ancient culture. It is powerful on many levels that you will soon discover by yourself.
When I play my clap sticks, I call upon the Ancestors of this land to accompany and keep me safe on my current journey – how much more lucky can I be? They know exactly what I need and are looking after me. Haven’t they lived, care for country and survived for over 40,000 years here. Since I started doing this, I have felt protected and my Abundance is everlasting. I always have a comfortable and clean “roof above my head”, food on my plate, I travel freely and safely, I am loved and appreciated, I count many wonderful people as friends, I am fit and healthy – what more can I ask?
Fig 3 – Hand made local craft, Kaltukatjara (Docker River, NT, Australia)
Today, when purchasing an original piece of art, local jewellery, a hand-made pair of clap sticks, a local painted didgeridoo (for men), you acknowledge and welcome powerful Aboriginal Australian consciousness into your home and into your life. You will then be looked after as much as you look after their people and country.
International Feng Shui Master, Author, Trainer & Assessor
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