Did you know that I used to wear a pendant with the symbol of the AUM on a chain around my neck? Yes, I did and the response I got from people was always interesting. Many asked if I received the pendant for my 30 birthday. ?️ (See it does ? like a 30.) Well into my 40s at the time my reply was a cheeky, yes, yes indeed!

Aum is thought to be one of the highest sounding vibrations. When my girls were little we used to sound at the dining room table as a means to teach them how to balance their chakras and create sacred space. I wonder if they remember…..

As a means to hold the sound of Aum in our home without driving my 4 dogs crazy with the high pitch, (Chakra, Reiki, Buddha and Dharma) I have used artwork of a Meditating Buddha in our living room to hold both our intentions for Divine Guidance while creating a sacred space to nurture and cultivate a high vibe divine life.

There are 2 Guas in which deities such as Buddha prints or statuary are best placed, those being Knowledge and Self-Cultivation and Helpful People and Travel.


1. It is always good Feng Shui Design to hang artwork so that it stays in relationship to the other furnishings and accessories in the space. The symbolism of artwork hung too high often represents things out of reach and makes things harder to obtain and manifest in the physical world.

To keep things in perspective and in reach hang artwork 3-8 inches above your furnishings such as a sofa, hutch, dresser, etc. Doing so keeps the balance and harmony intact.

2. It is also important to make sure that the scale of the artwork aligns with the scale of the other furniture and accessories.

The Buddha print originally hung on its own for a time while I patiently resourced the perfect enhancement to balance the space did not look or feel complete till I hung the matching relief panels flanking either side. Notice I said (patiently), I always caution clients against jumping into an emotional purchase only to complete a project. I recommend that you always ask the following before making a purchase;

1. Do you LOVE IT?
2. Does the imagery hold your intentions, mood and feel for the space?
3. Does it represent the associated Gua in which you are Feng Shui Designing?
4. Is it elementally aligned to the specific Gua in which you are focused on?

If you have 3 out of the 4 you are good to go.

When I purchased these relief panels although they were the perfect height and width to complement the Buddha print and balance the scale of the vignette they were two different colours, one gray and one robin’s eye blue.

For $25.00 each I knew a little DIY project would take them from being an odd choice to being the perfect fit. So after following the same method of refinishing and distressing our dining chairs, foyer church pew/bench and shelf they integrate beautifully and seamlessly into our space.