So I went to a seminar a couple days ago titled “Green Chi”. Essentially, it was about integrating Feng Shui and green concepts into your design. I was hesitant at first. “Feng Shui” and “Green” are probably 2 of the most over-marketed terms of the last decade, and the thought of them being combined was just a little scary.
The seminar was hosted by Linda Lenore, who is legit as a Feng Shui Master (studied around the world under 18 masters, and became a master herself in a ceremony in the Canary Islands).
There were a lot of terms and concepts thrown at us, from various schools of Feng Shui. I’m not necessarily sold on it (though not completely against it either), but here’s the cool thing about the whole seminar: The idea of feng shui and green design really just comes down to the purpose of design in general: It’s about using your surroundings to make you feel better physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. And that’s what design is all about.
A quote she used from Winston Churchill: “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” Love it.
So it’s about common sense, and making people feel good. The end.
That being said, I couldn’t help thinking about some of her points and how they apply to our home.
So we’ve supposedly got this abundance of good energy being attracted to our house. The problem is, I’m pretty sure it immediately leaves once it gets past the front door…