Feng Shui Chi – Entering San Francisco

by Linda Lenore on June 2, 2011

As stated in my last post, "For an entrance to have 'Good Feng Shui' there are certain things to keep in mind. It doesn't matter if we are talking about the entrance to a home, the entrance to a business or the entrance to a city, we are talking about the Feng Shui 'Mouth of Chi'."

A few days ago I was driving back from Healdsburg after working on a client's home - a beautiful Italian Villa we have created and now are in the process of building - when I was STOPPED in traffic. Four miles and an hour later as we were starting to come through the tunnel from Sausalito, I could see the Golden Gate Bridge and the City of San Francisco in the distance. It was so beautiful, I took a picture. It was getting close to dusk and the wind had been blowing, so it was crystal clear.

Bridge - Feng Shui Chi to San Francisco

Coming out of the tunnel from Sausalito, I saw the Golden Gate Bridge and the City of San Francisco as an entrance into the City while sitting in traffic. This reminded me so much of the Feng Shui Chi entrance - the round symbol of the "Mouth of Chi", that I had to take a picture. It wasn't a big deal to do this while driving as I was stopped in traffic in the tunnel.

As soon as I took the picture, it struck me that I was viewing the City as though it was the same Feng Shui Chi entrance or "Mouth of Chi" I see in Chinatowns around the world. (Learn more about the "Mouth of Chi" entrance style and symbology in my previous blog: Feng Shui Chi - Symbolic "Mouth of Chi".)

I know most tunnels are designed this way, but the symbolic meaning this had for me was significant. With the Chinatown in San Francisco being one of the largest outside Asia, what better way to attract Feng Shui Chi to San Francisco, "The City by the Bay", than through this "Mouth of Chi" tunnel from the northern Bay Area.

I've traveled this route a hundred times, but I've always been focused on the driving since that part of the road is curvy and descends to the bridge, often narrowing from four to three or maybe even two lanes. What had been an irritant (I would love to have been home by the time I took this picture), turned into a "Good Feng Shui" moment for me. What an uplifting moment it was to see this - a rare blessing.

It just reminds me to "be in the moment" - the "Now" as Eckhart Tolle would say. After all, that's why they call it the "present". What a gift!

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