A Beautiful Alternative To Downspouts
Rainchains - such a great, beautiful and beneficial thing,
also known as “Kusari Doi", originated in Japan.
They are used in Japan as downspouts to direct rain from a gutter to the ground, where it either flows into a gravel or pebble bed or
into some sort of catchment.
The rain chains are placed around their gardens, temples and
homes in order to practice the ancient art of "fusui"
(Japanese for "Feng Shui" - "wind and water" ),
as well as to conserve water by directing fresh rainwater
into various cisterns to be used for gardening purposes.
It is no wonder why rain chains are growing in popularity in the United States. There's not an easier way to "harness your chi" and at the same time,
create an interesting water feature that the entire family can enjoy.
In addition, rain chains work great with rain barrels.
In order to live a more sustainable lifestyle,
people are using rainchains to direct rainwater into rain barrels,
storing the water and utilizing it for their gardens
and other landscaping needs.
A fun and exciting way to practice water conservation.
There are many benefits to a rainchain. Not only does the rainchain direct rainwater from your gutter system to the ground, it also brings a sense of peacefulness to your outdoor living space. By sitting and listening to the rain water run through the rain chain brings serenity to your ears. It is no wonder that the rainchains concept has existed for so long.
Definition of Feng Shui:
Feng Shui's literal translation is "wind and water".
It is the ancient Chinese practice of balancing the elements within the environment, just like we need balance and create harmony
within ourselves we need to create balance around us.
Feng Shui is the art of placing and arranging matter and space
in the correct order such that harmony with the environment is achieved.
This harmony can refer to the harmony in the home, in relationships,
in wealth and many other aspects in our lives.
The practice has been around for several thousands of years and is still practiced in China and many parts of the world to this day.
The "Chi" in Feng Shui - "Harness your Chi"
Chi (Qi) when loosely translated means air but it can also refer to
other things such as free flowing energy.
In feng shui, chi is defined as the freedom of movement of this
energy in a specific area.
Believed by many to be able to help us be in harmony or in balance
with our environment and the elements around us,
chi is very important in this practice.
Many people who practice feng shui believe that their
quality of life depends on the way the chi flows in their environment
or the area in which they occupy.
higher self meditation
-The Great Bell Chant(The end of Suffering)
-Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush
-Magic Mantra-reverse negative to positive - by SatKirin Kaur Khalsa
-Deva Premal-Gayatri mantra