July 26, 2007 at 1:18 am #23104
One of the things I did when I got back was I emptied out
one of my two bedrooms, and spent some time converting it
into a qigong and meditation room.
For those that might be interested, I thought I’d share
a glimpse of it, and my bizarre little world with you.
Check out the link at the end of the post for actual
pictures of the room . . .
I made the room functionally designed.
Each corner of the room I checked with a compass corresponds
to each of the four directions: N, S, E, W
Into each corner or area I placed items that correspond
to that element and color.
The first picture you’ll see is that of the south, which
is the entrance.
The south, which corresponds to summer and the fire element,
contains obvious red elements. The picture shows a
triumvirate of red objects: 4 red candles, a Chinese
red good luck charm, and a red sheet.
After summer, comes Indian summer. The color being
yellow, associated with earth. On the floor, you’ll
see a Himalayan Salt Lamp. It is definitely earth
element, since it is rock salt, and it puts off a
yellow color. Moreover, next to it on the wall, is
the magnificent Chinese scroll that I bought from Michael,
during one of his Chinese scroll painting shows that
he gives each week during the retreats. The background
is mostly yellowish, so it fits with the Indian summer
idea. Furthermore, the flowers on the trees are red, pink,
and white, so it contains colors from both summer and
autumn (white), so I felt this is the appropriate spot for
it (even though you could argue it is kind of a winter scene).
After that, comes autumn in the west, whose color is white.
The second picture shows that in more detail. The most
striking object in the west corner is the white tiger. White
is associated with the metal element and the lungs, and
moreover as to the five animals, the tiger is the animal
associated with metal. Just underneath that–down and to the
right–is another tiger. This tiger is actually made of metal–
silver and bronze to be precise. Behind the tiger against
the wall are a Tai chi staff and sword–symbols of courage that
the tiger represents . . . that the lung spirit represents in
its strength. Moreover, my Chinese animal is the tiger, so
I wanted to really showcase this animal here. The third
picture is a close-up of the two tigers.
Although the scroll is extremely stunning, the
most striking item in this room is the white tiger. You
walk into the room, and it just commands your presence.
Moreover, he wouldn’t have it any other way.
I was going to include pictures of the north and east corners
also, which are functionally set up for water and wood.
However the white tiger didn’t like that idea. He considers
the room a sanctuary and doesn’t consider it to be completely
for public viewing. He only allowed the pictures thus far,
because he wanted to “present himself to you”. Hey, I’m not
about to argue with a tiger 🙂
Hope you enjoyed the glimpse 🙂
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