Lucky Koi

Transformational times can be quite challenging and chaotic. Often, they even tend to be frightening, because of their unpredictable nature. Letting go of the old is hard when the new is yet unknown.

Luckily, experience shows time and again, that we actually do land on our feet. Yet the ground we land on might be other than expected. But, even if not evident upon landing, in the long run, the outcome is usually even better than expected.

In any case we all are walking the journey of life with more or lesser challenges. Circumstances arrive and disappear and may not always be influenced by our own efforts. But, let us say we wake up to a rainy day. Well, we can be as grumpy at the weather as we like, it will not change the rain from coming down. So why not decide to be happy despite the rain? The only thing we actually can influence at any point in our lives is – after all – our own attitude. The key to being able to influence our own attitude and with it our life’s colours, is awareness.

Feng Shui is one of the great ways to practice ones awareness. The way we pay attention to our e.g. home, office, environment, and clothes gives us a lot of insight into our conscious as well as unconscious behaviour and thought patterns.

Despite our efforts to stay aware, we often lose awareness and certain areas of our lives become neglected. Much time can pass before we actually realise it. This is usually reflected in how we (do not) organise our living space. Bad habits sneak in, colours fade, corners get dusty, clothes get tired, purses and wallets get worn out, things get forgotten and clutter is gathered in the most amazing spaces. These are signs for necessary awareness trainings.

It is a great habit to declutter from time to time, to redecorate and to harmonise each and every area of one’s life time and again. In those parts of our lives, where we feel that things are not quite happening as anticipated, we might want to pay attention to that particular area in our home or office.

So, being currently very busy with rearranging my home, from painting walls, restoring furniture and frames, decluttering cupboards, shelves, the attic and cellar there is not much time left to work on my art project and for #paintseptember on Twitter. But art can be used as a wonderful way to enhance the chi of our homes and life.

Among other areas, I wanted to in particular enhance my life path area and painted two Koi fish swimming upstream. Before painting, I meditated well upon each detail of my life path and how I wanted it to improve and how the relevant elements involved should support each other. No line nor colour was a coincidence. The painting is now hanging on the wall and already bringing about a positive effect with a huge and wonderful transformation taking place.

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Lucky Koi, Acrylic on canvas, width 50 cm

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