An open letter to Ying Li
October 10, 2013
Dear Ying Li,
Everything has Yin and Yang and they complement each other to form a whole.
In Feng Shui it is expressed as Xing 形 and Qi 氣, Xing has form and Qi is formless, Xing is tangible and Qi is intangible, Xing is manifested and Qi is un-manifested.
In Flying Star, Qi is expressed as a Star and it is not the physical star in the star, and because it is derived from the Trigrams in a Luoshu picture, it is also called a Gua Qi Star. A Star don’t do anything physically, it is not an energy that is capable of doing work. Instead it inspires us to think and to act. It makes us think of what needs to be done, where to do it and when to do it.
A Star does not make us sick, nor it can bring in the customers, it makes us think about sickness and how to bring in the customers instead. It is our resultant decision and our action that will do the work.
A ritual does not manifest a Star either, like a lot of people are promoting at the moment, a ritual makes us pay attention to a Star and its meaning instead, again it is our resultant decision and action that will do the manifestation and make the intangible become tangible and give form to the formless.
Failure to understand this will turn Feng Shui into a mess of superstition, destroying the valuable benefits of what our cultural heritage can offer.
I wish you well on your journey of discovery to the Mysterious.