Day #83 (Plants in Places)
Bamboo is one of the most popular plants in Feng Shui and in Asian culture.
Artists have painted Bamboo, Taoists and Buddhists for centuries have honoured it and it is not only a revered plant to have within your space but it can also be used for building and to create furnishings.
When you start to look at the plant, its form and structure, how it grows and under what conditions, you can start to see why an ancient culture like China can hold this plant in such high regard.
Bamboo is not only flexible but it is also strong and durable, it has both the qualities of being able to bend with change and still remain strong and resilient. It’s also fast growing and is hard to kill so it also helps to bring the energy of abundance and endurance.
In regards to Bamboo’s spiritual qualities, its form is said to be the reflection of spiritual growth within a person; as its growth is upright and also has stages of growth which is represented by the segmentation in the stems.
It can also grow in different conditions. Bamboo grows quite happily in water alone and soil so the energy of adaptability is very strong with this plant.
In fact the energy of Lucky Bamboo is considered to be so strong, that it is often used in Feng Shui to remedy certain challenging energies known as #7 Flying Star or to enhance the Wood element in specific sectors of a building.
It helps to bring Yang (active energy) to your space and Sheng Qi (positive energy) and you can basically use it in most places within your home or office, though it is recommended by Taoists, to plant it in the front of your property only to enhance your wealth and finances. This is an ancient tradition by a particular culture who has worked with the energy of Bamboo for hundreds of years. Though I would also go with your gut and feel where the best place to plant your bamboo or better still ask the Bamboo and its Nature Divas where is best for it. (More info regarding this in yesterday’s post)
There are many different varieties of Bamboo and its awesomeness just gets better and better with age as Bamboo is now being used as an environmentally friendly building and material resource.
It’s now being used to create anything from flooring to nappies and fabrics.
Do you have Bamboo? Where does yours like to grow?
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