“Chi” is generally defined as “energy” or the “source of life.” The most ancient symbol for Chi, however, is three wavy lines which literally mean “air.” This is possibly why lung capacity is so important to maintaining your energy levels.
I had a completely different post prepared for today but after reading Jacquie’s post on Chi I felt inspired to continue along the same line because my comment on her post took on a life of it’s own.
Whether you believe in Chi or can even relate to it, you have to admit that when you go to certain places you feel inspired either while you are there or after you leave. That happened to me yesterday while visiting with a very talented jewelry designers who creates unique pieces, all having a story. I used to create jewelry myself a couple of years ago so I found her space very inspiring. It made me want to bring out my tools and start creating again. I am amateur in comparison and loved seeing the passion this designer has for the whole process. Energy is what we felt in her home yesterday and for me it was a combination of several different kinds. Artistic, Women Inspiring and Karmic!
People have an Aura of energy surrounding them that we all feel instinctively. I think we cross paths with certain people in our lives at the time we are meant to. We are naturally drawn to people with positive energy. Creative people are naturally tuned into this energy field and are able to use the energy they feel to create whatever it may be. A painter for example. When I walk into Jacquie’s home and she has her paintings leaning casually against the base of the walls, I feel her energy in them! They are inviting me to come take a closer look like they were programed to draw me near. Her energy and inspiration rubs off on me when I touch them.
I think when you are open to this kind of energy you feel it everywhere you go whether it be from a person, place or thing, it’s there! When I simply saw the picture of the new painting Jacquie is working on I naturally leaned in closer to my computer! I think because even a picture of her beautiful painting has the energy she gives it while passionately creating it. I LOVE Jacquie’s art and the colours she chooses, they make me smile. I envy her ability to create beautiful art with a brush and oils. I felt the same way yesterday when we were looking at a table full of …..creative energy! Ha ! My lips are sealed for now. When a room has Chi and is combined with the artists energy, creative juices and passion for what they do, you can just feel it through the souls of your feet, and finger tips when you are invited to touch! That is what keeps you there wanting to absorb more.
I too have had our home painted several times and until the latest we just weren’t feelin it! We would walk in our house and it felt like we were in the Gate room of the Stargate SG1! Green concrete. It was a popular colour in the magazines but for us it simply had no inspiration. Now we have two shades of yellow which gives the room a Mediterranean feel. Two very different feeling without a doubt. I also painted my office before starting to write for Tara Cronica because I knew I wouldn’t want to be in a room if I didn’t feel inspired. I will admit though, I am sitting at my living room table looking out my front window at a wall of luscious green trees with sunlight streaming through the leaves. I am inspired right here, so yes my room has ‘Chi’!