background image
/ A W A R E N E S S M A G A Z I N E
J U LY / A U G U S T 2 0 1 1
J U LY / A U G U S T 2 0 1 1
A W A R E N E S S M A G A Z I N E /
/ A W A R E N E S S M A G A Z I N E
J U LY / A U G U S T 2 0 1 1
45
By Jenny T. Liu, M.A.
Feng Shui Art
In this article, I would like
to share Grand Master Chi-Jen
Liu's inspiration for his paint-
ings. His feng shui art -- Chi
Art -- is completely different
from traditional art in function,
technique, concept, pattern, and
subject matter.
It is created according to
unique combination and under-
standing of the natural laws and
theories of the Yi Jing, Yin Yang,
Five Elements, Feng Shui, Cos-
mic Symbols, and the Chinese
language. The light, colors, and
shadows in Grand Master Liu's
paintings are reflections from
visions received in his medita-
tion and dreams.
The purpose of his art is to
balance the energy of the indi-
vidual, based on their astrology
and the feng shui of their living
environment. The following is
an excerpt from his book, "Chi
Art, The Ultimate Feng Shui So-
lution."
It is an exclusive human bless-
ing to have the ability to create
art from the depths of our spirit.
Nature's laws are based on truth.
The truth of who we really are,
not that which is trapped in a
physical and materialistic world;
but what we are as a soul, an en-
ergy. Art can help us remember
our dreams and goals. It frees
our thinking; gives us unlimited
imagination and visions.
Art only differs in medium
and levels of expression. Wheth-
er the artwork looks like scraps
of garbage, someone's hobby,
hangs on a museum wall or
over someone's fireplace, it is
still art. The level depends on
what inspired the image. Some
are inspired by earthbound ref-
erences, dreams or concepts. I
am inspired by universal mes-
sages and energy.
My paintings are based on
the synergy of cosmic patterns,
colors and symbols to create a
frequency that will help individ-
uals get back in touch with their
original and balanced chi -- in
harmony with universal energy.
I was born with the ability to
receive these cosmic messages.
I see symbols, hear sounds
and sense frequencies and pat-
terns that circulate the universe.
I call these messages "fantasy
language." From this, I create
"Chi Art" -- my own form of
expression.
These paintings are mani-
fested from original sensations
and subconscious feelings. They
are images beheld by my third
eye -- the eye of awareness that
opens when one is in deep medi-
tation or when one communes
with divine power and sees the
world on spiritual dimensions.
Ancient mantra diagrams are
often integrated into my work to
invoke energizing effects. Man-
tra diagrams are charms made
of specific signs and symbols
based on cosmic frequencies
that were recorded, charted and
studied by ancient sages.
These paintings can help
everyone sensitive to their con-
dition, release stress, create a
loving home, increase business
fortune and ultimately, help us
reach our fullest potential. My
purpose is to help mankind over-
come physical and mental dis-
ease, ignorance, negative karma
and the many levels of suffering
that occur when we have lost
connection to our spiritual en-
ergy.
Mantra charms are helpful,
but they can be more effective
when they are empowered by
special images. Sometimes, I
dream about ascending green
mountains. In climbing the
mountains, I reach gates at dif-
ferent altitudes. Each gate is
painted red and intuitively, I
know that each gate symbolizes
ten years of human life.
As I progress higher and high-
er and pass more and more gates,
I reach a crown in the mountain.
A soaring pagoda appears before
me -- it represents that I have
reached a high goal. I can sense
the symbolism: the climber of
this mountain is experiencing
life's journey and will have a
long, accomplished life.
This message was sent to
me by cosmic powers. I know I
must use the elements from my
dreams to help other people.
In this case, a painting inspired
by this vision would be helpful
to someone who wants a pros-
perous and long life. For those
who see these paintings, they
are often inspired to start living
better and healthier because it
feels right.
Everyone's perception of
beauty is different, but what is
true for everyone is where we
find beauty. Beauty originates
from nature. Thus, it is nature
that inspires these paintings.
Natural elements, patterns, tex-
tures and diagrams like streams,
morning dew, bubbles, shadows,
water, mountains, fire, smoke,
clouds, swirls of wind, stars, mist
and a spectrum of colors all join
forces. They symbolize that
everything is in constant flux.
Beauty is of the moment and
subjective. We only see what we
are attracted to -- where we feel
magnetism. This force is based
on the flow of energy from our
past lives and karma, our mind-
body system, our inborn ener-
gies and our needs and wishes.
These factors influence the way
we see and find beauty and de-
fine what we need in order to
become balanced. These paint-
ings are in harmony with the law
of nature and become a remind-
er of the inherent beauty within
our souls.
Jenny Liu holds a bachelors' De-
gree in Environmental Design from
UC berkeley and a Masters Degree
in Architecture from UCLA. She is
an expert in the 8,000-year-old Chi-
nese philosophy of Feng Shui who
shares her knowledge through sem-
inars, workshops, periodicals and
the Internet. Awarded for her Mas-
ter's Thesis on Feng Shui, Ms. Liu is
a fourth-generation practitioner with
her own consulting firm. For info,
please visit: Liu-FengShui.com or call
(626) 272-4901.