Integral of Water Paintings
Water is an important element in our life and according to research the amount of water we have now is the same amount of water that existed when the Earth formed. Just imagine that we are sharing the same molecules that our ancestors drank.
Only 3% of water is drinkable and it contains the elements of Oxygen and Hydrogen and it is the only substance to be in the natural forms of liquid, gas, and solid. The fact is water is the most essential resource for human, sustainable development, healthy ecosystem and socio-economic development.
The water around the Earth moves as a cycle where it spends 98 years in the ocean, 20 months as ice, about two weeks in lakes and rivers, and less than a week in the atmosphere. So that is the reason paintings with the themes of water such as seas, lakes and rivers are beautiful and artistic and are important to Vastu Shastra and Feng Shui.
We cannot live without drinking water and can only survive only a few days without water. Most scientists agree that Hydration is important for life as our body depends on it. Every cell, tissue and organ in our body needs water to function so drinking enough water is very essential to keep on regulating body temperature, keep our joints lubricated, to prevent infections, deliver nutrients to cells, and keep organs functioning. When the body is well-hydrated it is also able to improve quality of sleep, cognition, and mood.
There is an unfounded theory purported by the ancients that water has memory and a group of scientists from Germany now believe that water has memory. They believe that as water travels through places, ages, and cycles...they pick up and store information.
In almost all cultures and religions, water is deemed sacred. Water plays an important role in the ritual and it is respected because water seems to have its own wisdom. Water in religious places is used as a medium to embed positive thoughts, blessings, and vibrations.
It was used for just about anything that human beings wish for and it brings in miracles in life. Dr Masuru Emoto of Japan claims that water reacts to the words that come from our emotions and feelings and you can form both positive or negative energy out of it.
The true nature of water is mysterious and it is a source of life and we still need to learn more about it secrets and powers.
Symbol of Water in Paintings
The history of art has styled and present water in many different varieties throughout the ages especially in coastal and marine paintings. People are drawn to water as it has a mysterious hold on us and this magical earthly element has been the focus of many artists throughout history and will continue to do so.
Water is seen as an aesthetic focus and composition that gives people a focus and draws attention into the art itself. It adds a visual element allowing different areas of interest and adds a lively feeling and enhances certain energy.
Water also works as an aquatic symbol and is considered the universal symbol for change. Water is forever flowing and can flow a course. It is also used as a symbol of purity and cleansing and it has been apparent in many ancient, historical, deities and renaissance arts.
The depiction of water as calming, warming, serenity, and in awe has its own mood, emotional and aesthetic quality. So water will continue to inspire people and it is a universally recognized symbol. Let us look at waterfall painting as our theme as suggested by Vastu Shastra and Feng Shui.
Money is connected to water and by hanging waterfall paintings it signifies the flow of positive energy which in turn will energize the flow of prosperity, wealth, fortune and money.
A waterfall painting should flow towards you when you stand in front of it. Hypothetically the direction of the waterfall painting must always be towards the center of the house. For example, if the front door of your house is in the center and the doorknob is on the left, then you should place the painting on the right side.
When you intend to buy a waterfall painting, make sure you are to buy a painting that depicts that the water is entering your house and it is believed to be a good sign by Vastu Shastra and Feng Shui.
Always buy waterfall painting which is average size so it will help boost the householder's growth and be able to energetically harness the energy and give a positive impact.
The best and correct place to hang waterfall painting is on the northern wall which means financial stability, good fortune, money gain and satisfaction in life. You can also place it in the east and west direction as alternatives because the flow towards that direction does indicate financial gain, increase in income and growth.
Vastu Shastra and Feng Shui professionals do not concur with hanging the waterfall painting facing the southeast, southwest, or the northwest direction because it can create problems and disrupt harmonies among the family members. As a matter of fact, the health of the homemaker will get affected if any waterfall painting is hanged on the south wall.
Never hang a waterfall painting in any bedroom because they will create negative energy flow and disrupt the positive energy which will lead to many issues. So, it is better to avoid waterfall painting because the bedroom is not an ideal place.
Flowing water in a waterfall painting symbolizes the growth of the business in the right direction. As for an individual, it indicates that the individual has to keep moving forward. Never keep a painting of stagnant or ferocious waterfall paintings at home. Stagnant water will lead to a lifeless and dull existence in life without any excitement. Ferocious or water that flows at a rapid face signifies turbulence in the household.