A&D: The Ancient Art of Feng Shui

What do The Grove, The Americana at Brand, and 2,000 California homes have in common? Katherine Anne Lewis, a 20+ year master practitioner of Feng Shui (pronounced “Fung Shway”). The 4,000-year-old Chinese art of placement creates harmony and balance in one’s home, office, or other structures. The system identifies nine life areas: wealth, fame, love and marriage, family, health, creativity and children, knowledge, career, helpful people and travel.

The basic principles include utilizing specific colors and elements to create positive “chi” (energy) to enhance these sectors–improved health, greater wealth, etc. Implement two simple tips right now and “feel” the difference. Each time you open your front door, termed the “mouth of chi,” you want to bring in positive, “health chi”.  Therefore, remove the cobwebs, replace burned out lights, and don’t store bikes, firewood or chairs nearby. You’ll walk easily through your front door and feel immediately relaxed. In the bedroom, remove everything from under your bed! Luggage, boxes of clothes, and old tax returns create “closed chi” which translates into feeling tired. Since you sleep 6 to 9 hours, energy needs to flow evenly and easily around you. The practice is not without its critics; however, The Grove is the second most popular tourist destination in California (only after Disneyland) and Feng Shui could very well be a major contributing factor!