Friday, July 29, 2011

Feng Shui Chi Enhancer: Color

The use of color is the most powerful and easiest enhancement that you can make to your home. Placing an object or picture in a specific color in an area of your home can help to stimulate chi and attract good energy. Additionally, the color that represents the Bagua area in the home will be equally beneficial. As always, surround yourself with your favorite colors.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Wind Chimes Bring Money into Your Home

By Jeff Hinkley  

You may be asking yourself, how can wind chimes possibly bring money into my home. Well, first of all, you need to understand that there is a universal constant flow of energy around us. In the east, particularly China, it is called Chi. This energy can be influenced by many things, such as thoughts, symbols or objects to name a few, in a direction to create more beneficial effects to ourselves and our surroundings. In China an ancient art of placement, called Feng Shui (pronounced fung shway), which means wind and water, is used to balance the flow of chi.  In Feng Shui, wind chimes have been used for centuries and are the most powerful enhancer and cure for many situations. Sound is used for clearing and cleansing negative energies, so that the environment is once more harmonious. Wind chimes promote a constant flow of beneficial Sheng Chi attracting happiness, good fortune, good luck and prosperity. To attract money or accumulate wealth; wind chimes are placed in areas of your home where the energy has the most influence on your wealth.

The placement of wind chimes in your home or business will be discussed in this article in general terms. There are certain properties of wind chimes that have specific applications, though, and that will be mentioned later.  Each environment and architecture is different in specific ways in how rooms, windows, hallways and doorways interact with each other. To properly balance a home you need to have a reading done by a Feng Shui master or other trained person. In all areas where you hang the wind chimes be careful not to obstruct your pathways.

Listed below are five areas that a wind chime can be placed i n any home to promote wealth.

1. Hanging a wind chime near the entrance to your home is a very easy and effective way to attract wealth.    

2. One of the most important areas is in the main wealth place. This is the furthest back left corner of your home or property as you stand looking at it from the street or where you enter your home.

3. Another wealth area is in your main living area. As you face the entrance to your main living room, it is the most immediate left upper corner of the room.

4. Placing a wind chime in a bathroom prevents wealth and aspirations from being drained away.

 5. Placing a wind chime at the end of an upper stairway prevents wealth from rushing down towards your main door downstairs.

Do not hang a wind chime directly above where you sleep, sit, eat, work or stand. Your energy will be suppressed. If it is unavoidable, hang the wind chime lower than waist level.

The number of tubes on a wind chime produces different results. Those with five, six or eight tubes will work well in promoting wealth. Five tubes represent Earth and attracts excellent chi and prosperity from five directions, north, south, east, west and center. Six tubes represent Big Metal and luck form heaven. Eight tubes represent Prosperity Blessings and is the most popularly desired number by the Chinese. As an important rule of thumb, five tubes are best to suppress bad luck and bad chi, while six and eight tubes are best to attract good luck. In terms of materials, metal wind chimes are used specifically for the west, northwest and north, but they are also the best overall as cures in all the directions. 

On a final note, Feng Shui is not static, but continually changing depending upon the individual’s energy and life changes or an outside force, which means that the changes you make to your living environment today, may need re-adjustments in the following years.   

About the Artist 
Jeff Hinkley was born in 1955 and raised in a rural area outside of St. Paul, Minnesota. As a young boy one of his favorite pastimes was to take long walks through the woods surrounding his home. On these walks he felt at peace and connected to all, and he developed a great love for the outdoors and all of nature. Since he was not brought up with any religious dogmas, nature became his spirituality and he saw that there was a unity to all life.

Jeff also liked to spend time in his father's basement workshop where he could let his creativity unfold through woodworking projects, experimenting and inventing. As a teenager he began to explore metaphysical concepts and was guided to transcendental meditation (TM), which later became a large part of his life.

In his high school years Jeff's favorite subject was science and in particular biology. With his love of nature and the outdoors he had plans to attend college to become a field biologist, but in the latter part of his senior year he made a radical change and went into vocational training for photography and photofinishing.

The earliest part of Jeff's career was spent working in a professional photofinishing lab. After a few years he left for an advanced course in TM. Leaving jobs to take courses became a trend until he moved to work on staff at MIU, a TM based university in Iowa. There he met a student, moved with her to Colorado, got married, moved to Florida and after a few years divorced. During these years he expressed his artistic side by working on creative projects at home, but was not finding his full expression and potential through his work.

In 1993 Jeff finally realized that he needed to make his own business and created Thunderbird Chimes, high quality copper wind chimes. Over the years he wanted to be more expansive with his artistic creations and in 2006 he began working on wall sculptures applying techniques and processes he had learned over the years working with copper.
Today Jeff is happily married and lives with his wife, their two cats and two horses on a horse farm in Stuart, Florida.

Artist Statement
In all life there is symmetry. Symmetry creates balance and harmony. I use this as a fundamental basis in the form and structure of my sculptures and bring a fluid gracefulness to its symmetry with the lines within the piece merging and complementing the outer flowing curves. My objective is to create unique sculptures with aesthetic balance to captivate the viewer's eyes and hopefully bring a sense of harmony between him and what he is viewing.

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Jeff Hinkley
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