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Bamboo Trickle, Feng Shui for Water Fountains & Fish Globes & Healthy FishTanks

Updated on January 15, 2014

Soothing & Energizing Water Sounds

This graceful sight evokes the feeling of falling water in a natural setting.

I can feel the flow of energy at a waterfall, small or large. It feels invigorating to stand next to moving water.

Feng Shui (pronounce it fung schway) decorating follows principles that flow like water drops from an indoor water fountain.

I took this copyrighted photograph in 2008 at the local metropolitan waste water treatment plan's complex. It boats one of my favorite public artworks. Every shape is curved - you can see the bottom edge and the right edge of the fountain.

Gravel aggregate borders the pond and the walkways, and comprises a wonderful solid bench made of river rock. When seated on the bench it feels like one is secure at the base of an upward curving embracing wall.

This is the peaceful feeling of positive use of the science of Feng Shui. Water is one of the elements of our world and and it is widely used to convey a positive atmosphere for home use, inside and in the outdoor landscape.

Ancient Chinese Art uses Feng Shui

Millennia ago Feng Shui was reserved for the wealthy few, those already rich and powerful persons who dominated the masses. Eventually the science trickled down the social strata to the point where today, thanks to the Internet, anyone can adopt at least a few Feng Shui practices.

Asians, wherever they live, have shared their love of and practice of the formerly secret art. Some adherents of Feng Shui maintain that it is primarily a spiritual practice that requires years of study with a master prior to advising customers on room arrangements. Others trust their intuitive sense to adopt the principles as they see fit.

Some masters focus on the creation of sacred spaces, harmonious quarters for living, working, and teaching. The concentration is on removing barriers to energy flow. For instance, in a room the chairs and bed should provide users with a view of the entry door, to provide a sense of safety.

Beware of amateur Feng Shui evangelists who promise wealth, health, luck or prosperity for those who purchase this or that or place furniture in just such a way, and no other, who charge a hefty price for this information, without possessing credentials from a true master.

Outdoor Water Fountains Minimize Noise - optimize your feelings of peace outside

Smart Solar 23931R01 Ceramic Solar Cascading Fountain, Glazed Green Bamboo Design
Smart Solar 23931R01 Ceramic Solar Cascading Fountain, Glazed Green Bamboo Design

I like all the bowls spiraling down to the large basin at the bottom.

It appeals to me because of my feelings for spirals, like tendrils.


Feng Shui Principles on the Natural Scene

A literal definition for Feng Shui is "wind-water." This is a Chinese discipline, wherein the aesthetic uses heavenly principles to access positive energy that is always flowing around us. Feng Shui channels the positive energies in certain ways, with the intention of accessing all the positives in life, such as good health, wealth, family life, spiritual depth, and other things such as community interactions.

Feng Shui is practiced primarily in architecture and interior decorating on the home, and in landscaping - plant and furniture placement, and the approach to the home. Have you ever entered a house and even before you got to the front door you felt a tremendous sense of peace and welcome?

You admired the entry, the door, and then when the door was opened to you, your breath was taken away by the lovely sight of a welcoming room, and it just felt good to enter? You may have thought it took money to achieve that sense of tranquility, but actually the same experience can be recreated primarily by rearranging the contents of the home - by creating an interior landscape of peace.

Simple actions based on Feng Shui:

1. Orient one's desk so that the user faces the door.

2. Place objects of beauty within sight when entering front door.

3. Create uncluttered horizontal spaces, counters and desktops.

4. Place a mirror at the end of a dark hallway.

5. Post a list of affirmations where you often see it.

Remember how you feel when you look at this photograph, and don't settle for a messy home. Create your own sense of peace: act to remove clutter, file it or at least put it in containers out of sight.

At the least, after you rid your entry and other rooms of clutter, place some favorite articles that you love to look at (such as a large plant, a soothing painting, a huge scenic poster, a bookcase of treasured books, a lovely large mirror, or plant stand with your newest orchid lit and prominently displayed) in view of anyone entering the door.

If you don't want to post your list of affirmations - walk around your home with your list, and in turn, look for items or clothing or jewelry that evoke in you acknowledgement of each affirmation. Assign each item with a keyword that reminds you of the affirmation.

Example: I see my turquoise necklace that I got from my mother and it reminds me that "I am much loved!" and on and on. Practice looking for and at each one of your affirmation items every day; build your confidence and build your sense of well-being.

What is Feng Shui?

Feng Shui is an ancient philosophy from China, stemming from the 1400s, and practiced as an artform.

The trigram is the basic shape. It is divided by two horizontal and two vertical lines, into nine squares. It is used as a grid to superimpose on the interior or exterior landscape to evaluate energy flow, and energy blockers.

Remedies to energy traps take many forms, from the use of objects, to performance of actions or intentions, to rebalance the energies in a space.

Some transcendental solutions are employed as remedies, as complements to other strategies, such as those which use the five elements.

Some objects and some shapes are identified with the history of Feng Shui, and thus are used as remedies.

Space Clearing is used to rid an area of inauspicious energy, and to instill positive intention - according to the International Feng Shui Guild, "to raise the vibratory level, or qi."

Soothing Tabletop Water Fountains

HoMedics WFL-ROC Envirascape Illuminated Rock Garden Relaxation Fountain
HoMedics WFL-ROC Envirascape Illuminated Rock Garden Relaxation Fountain

Lovely to hear the trickle of water and restful to watch it stream and drip from layer to layer.

HoMedics WFL-CAN32 EnviraScape Shimmering Towers Illuminated Relaxation Fountain
HoMedics WFL-CAN32 EnviraScape Shimmering Towers Illuminated Relaxation Fountain

This fountain casts a lovely atmospheric glow, creating a calming reflection of lights and water onto polished river rocks


Decorate Using Feng Shui

The science of Feng Shui holds that all living things have inherent living energy, called Ch'i, and our well-being can be enhanced through the artful use of the three Feng Shui Principles.

The idea that all things possess energy is a primary Ch'i principle. The energy may seem stationary, since rocks don't move of their own volition, but on an elemental particle level energy exists. We can feel that energy in our responses to materials, the way we choose wood over stone, or pebbles over cracked sharp rocks.

Like the Butterfly Effect from Chaos Theory - where the flap of a butterfly's wings on one continent may have a ripple effect on the ocean half a sphere away - Feng Shui holds that the Ch'i energy connects every thing and being with an invisible artery effect.

The energy - identified also in Acupuncture - moves and evolves from time to time.

When we use Feng Shui to arrange and decorate our living spaces we may feel better. We can consider that the living energy flows in such a way as to interact with us in a positive way. When we use the Principles to decorate our homes and offices we increase our productivity and our feelings of peace. Our guests feel welcomed and our clients are easily attuned to our ideas.

Easy Living with Easy Learning Feng Shui - clean it up, clear it out

The Western Guide to Feng Shui: Room by Room
The Western Guide to Feng Shui: Room by Room

Learn how to implement the principles in each type of room.

Feng Shui For Dummies
Feng Shui For Dummies

This book is also written for the Western mind and it's an easy catch. Learn the easy way, just like you learned about your computer.


How Does Home Clutter Affect Us Anyway? - cool and warm colors

Stunning Wall Mounted Aquarium

Aquavista 500 Wall Mounted Aquarium with Seaweed Background, Black Frame
Aquavista 500 Wall Mounted Aquarium with Seaweed Background, Black Frame

Aquavista 500 is just the type of aquarium I would be pleased to own. It makes a smashing statement on the wall.

Placing it high means its viewable across the room from any position, and from adjoining rooms. What a welcome sight!


Enhance the Feelings of Peace in Your Home

Bond Mfg Company Y98163 Cavern Water Fountain
Bond Mfg Company Y98163 Cavern Water Fountain

Enjoy this unique water feature that encloses water before it trickles out the cavern opening. It's easy to get lost in thought or meditation to the sweet sounds of this fountain.


Essential oil can be added to this cascading fountain for aromatherapy effect. Colored LED lights create a rainbow effect.

Table Top Water Fountain
Table Top Water Fountain

Ridged and variegated glaze rings spread water over this gorgeous clay ball fountain, down into polished river stones, in a bronze finish pot. Battery operated, so place it anywhere.


Brilliant Fish Globe with special filtration system hearkens peace

I love the feel a designer fish tank can add to a room!

bioOrb has new style high-tech fish tanks. Warm up a cool room with one of these gorgeous acrylic globes.

Feng Shui principles indicate that the curved shape helps good energy circle around rooms. The rounded corners of this square shape enhance the Feng Shui of your room.

Good design principles provide more than emotional calm. They feed your feelings of serenity.Designer Tank

Nature calms and steadies us in serenity

Nature calms and steadies us in serenity
Nature calms and steadies us in serenity

Peaceful Prints for a Calming Interior - visual effects for your BambooTrickle

Floating Motion I Art Print by Aleah Koury 14 x 14in
Floating Motion I Art Print by Aleah Koury 14 x 14in

Gentle in image and color, for peaceful feel. Complements the goal for a peaceful environment. Hang as is, or mount in narrow frame with 5" mat showing, all around.

(8x20) Gustav Klimt Flowery Garden Detail Art Print Poster
(8x20) Gustav Klimt Flowery Garden Detail Art Print Poster

Gentle, humble flowers shown in mid-day light, appear to be blooming just for you.


Feng Shui Tips from Elizabeth Chamberlain - simple tips for things we often neglect

Who would think that it could mean anything to empty the area under the bed? Really?

Chic & Sleek Super Sphere Grows Fish

BiOrb with Silver Metal Trim & Base

This is the fish tank I dreamt of, so I went on an internet search, and I found it! Special design features 360 degree viewpoints. It is crystal clear and stays that way longer courtesy of its five-stage system.

It utilizes organic, mechanical and chemical filtration to keep things clear for months to come. Change the filter easily because it is a simple filter cartridge. The filter sits pretty well hidden at the bottom.

Enjoy everything from the fish beauty, their gentle swimming movements cause that gorgeous fan-shaped swish of their trails and fins, not to mention the gentle curves of their graceful bodies.

Set it anywhere that you can see the tiny water bubbles move up the center column because there is nothing to interfere with your view! This little bowl comes in larger sizes too - up to 16 gallons. Imagine that on your coffee table - anywhere that you have the table for it.

Spherical Aquarium

Papier Likes BiOrb - wall mounted aquarium with peaceful motion

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    • lesliesinclair profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago

      @WriterJanis2: I'm imagining how it would feel to turn a corner in my home and see a water wall feature in my dining room.

    • WriterJanis2 profile image


      4 years ago

      I love the idea of water fountains. Not only are they beautiful to look at, I love the soothing sound.

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      Heidi Vincent 

      5 years ago from GRENADA

      Lovely Feng Shui Lens, Papier! Even before I learned about the proper name for this idea of creating a soothing space, a few years ago, I was doing it because I realized that some things made me feel better. Like water, flora and fauna, organized spaces etc.

    • lesliesinclair profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      @rob-hemphill: If only we could teach the frogs to hop higher, they could zap the mosquitoes on the fly.

    • rob-hemphill profile image

      Rob Hemphill 

      5 years ago from Ireland

      This is such a calming lens and beautifully written. I'd love to have the sound of flowing water around my house or in my yard, but we get too many mosquitoes in the summer time. As I get older I try to offload stuff and live a more minimalistic existence however, my other half is quite the opposite!

    • rob-hemphill profile image

      Rob Hemphill 

      5 years ago from Ireland

      This is such a calming lens and beautifully written. I'd love to have the sound of flowing water around my house or in my yard, but we get too many mosquitoes in the summer time. As I get older I try to offload stuff and live a more minimalistic existence however, my other half is quite the opposite!

    • WriterJanis2 profile image


      6 years ago

      I find feng shui to be so interesting. Blessed and pinned.

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      6 years ago

      While I don't practice feng shui, per se, I seem to naturally follow many of the principles. There's a large "babbling" fountain next to my desk here which also provides soft light when I'm working early in the morning. You've assembled a lovely selection here!

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 

      6 years ago from Ljubljana

      Water always carry special energy. It doesn't matter if we know anything about feng shui or not, everybody can feel that!

    • maryseena profile image


      6 years ago

      wow! just great again. I reached here from your other lens on head scarf for the hairless. Way to go!

    • Rangoon House profile image


      6 years ago from Australia

      You have used that beautiful photograph again. I love the principles of feng shui and always have them in my mind when maintaining and / or upgrading my garden or house in any way.

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      Mary Norton 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      You explained feng sui so well in this lens.

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      6 years ago

      A lovely lens....

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      wedpittsburgh lm 

      6 years ago

      There's something about fishtanks that really chills me out. When I'm having writers block I find myself just staring at the fish... so calming!

    • sukkran trichy profile image

      sukkran trichy 

      6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      thanks for the info on feng shui. i certainly learned a lot from you about the unique aspects of feng shui. nicely done

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      6 years ago

      It is all so calming.. sigh, I just adore it.

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      orange3 lm 

      6 years ago

      Great selections here!

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      David Gardner 

      7 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area, California

      Nice lens! Congrats on a Squidoo masterpiece!

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      poppy mercer 

      7 years ago from London

      I love using water in a garden, but can never enjoy the sight of fish in a small bowl, whatever the feng shui experts say. But I did enjoy your lens!

    • jadehorseshoe profile image


      7 years ago

      Marvelous Lens!

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      7 years ago

      Thanks for a few suggestive tips on better harmony in living environments.

    • adamfrench profile image


      7 years ago

      Good work put into this lens, thumbs up

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      7 years ago

      I love the soothing sound of a to watch the Feng Shui tip video...thanks


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