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Posted on September 15, 2016 by Qi 气 on Balance, Change, Confidence, Eastern Philosophy, Goal Setting, Growth Mindset, Harmony, Health, Human experience, Living, Love, Metaphysics, Mindfulness, moon, New beginning, Nurturing, peace, Philosophy, Positive Psychology, Positivity, Qi, Self-esteem, Success, Transformation

Mid-Autumn Mindfulness

Ancient Chinese Yuan Emperors worshiped the harvest moon on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese lunar calendar, as they believed that the practice would bring them a plentiful harvest the following year. The custom of offering sacrifices to the moon originated from giving thanks to the moon goddess: Chang’e or Chang-o, […]

Posted on January 19, 2016 by Qi 气 on Beauty, Change, Chinese Culture, Compassion, Cosmic Breath, Eastern Philosophy, Energy, Enlightenment, Feng Shui, Growth Mindset, Harmony, Health, Meditation, Mindfulness, Nature, Nurturing, Philosophy, Positivity, Qi, Serenity, Tao, Taoism, TCM, The Universe, Wellness

Trust the process

The word ‘Tao’ 道 (or Dao) translates into “path” or “way” and Taoist belief is based on the idea that there is a central or organising principle of the Universe, a natural order or a “way of heaven”, that we can come to know by living in harmony with nature, in tune with our hearts […]

Posted on January 4, 2016 by Qi 气 on Eastern Philosophy, Energy, Ethics, Feng Shui, Five Element Theory, Food Energetics, Health, Mindful Eating, Mindfulness, Nutrition, Philosophy, Qi, Seasonal Foods, TCM, Wellness

Ethical and Energetic Eating

Feng Shui and Chinese Medicine are closely linked. Eating seasonal food offers an approach to diet from the perspective of ancient peoples, who understood how the energetic qualities of food affect both physical and spiritual health. I was introduced to this subject by one of my first Shifu’s in Seattle back in 2013 and later […]

Posted on June 28, 2015 by Qi 气 on BaGua, China, Chinese Culture, Eastern Philosophy, Feng Shui, Qi, Taoism, The Eight Immortals

Lucky charms

Classical Feng Shui suggests utilizing cures and charms to enhance luck, health and prosperity – they are said to attract beneficial energies called Sheng Qi. Some of these remedies may require a scavenger hunt to find traditional Classical charms and objects such as wind chimes, flutes and Hulu’s. As a non – Chinese practitioner of […]

Posted on January 5, 2015 by Qi 气 on BaGua, China, Chinese Culture, Confucius, Cosmic Breath, Darth Vader, Duality, Eastern Philosophy, Enemy, Energy, Enlightenment, Feng Shui, George Lucas, Hero, Human experience, I Ching, Joseph Campbell, Living, Luke Skywalker, Martial Arts, Metaphysics, Mindfulness, Movies, Mythology, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Outer Space, Philosophy, Popular Culture, Qi, Star Wars, The Universe, Travel, Yang, Yin

The Force

How are Feng Shui, Star Wars, Joseph Campbell and Carl Jung interrelated? When Star Wars ‘A new hope’ was released in 1977, it was one of the first films, with its cosmic scale and theme of a transcendental “force” that suggested powers for those who can align with it. The plot revolved around the concept […]