I moved to Colorado six months ago, and on June 1st, I got to experience one of the most unique things about this beautiful state; Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO. I was there to see the always amazing Michael Franti and the Spearheads, and as usual, he did not disappoint.
One of the things that I noticed was the very unique layout for the performers and the crowd: each is able to be in what we call a commanding position during the show. In Feng Shui, being able to have our power areas in a commanding position is one of the top priorities. The power areas I’m referring to are our desk, bed and stove, but when we apply that wisdom to the Red Rocks Amphitheater, we are expanding our definition of power areas to include the stage and the seating. For all intents and purposes, the stage is a performer’s “desk” and the seating area is the audience’s “bed.”
In Feng Shui, an armchair design is highly desired when siting the placement of a home. There is protection behind the home, protection along the sides and the home itself would sit at the seat, with a supported back and an open, clear view at the front. Now, let’s apply that little nugget to the design of Red Rocks. The audience has seating from low to high, and therefore, a very protected back. The performers have a similar protection thanks to a very large, red rock behind the stage. In addition, there are two large rocks on either side of the seating area, which gives the armchair effect mentioned earlier. This allows both the performers and the audience to be in a commanding and protected energy.
I doubt that John Brisbane Walker or the Civilian Conservation Corps and WPA consulted a Feng Shui expert when they enhanced the layout of this special place. However, as is often the case, when we pay attention to our intuition, we can create Feng Shui masterpieces.
The natural amphitheater of Red Rocks took over 200 million years to create, and another 35 years to be developed to its current glory, but today, it is still one of the most unique and special venues for performers and concert goers anywhere. It is no wonder that Red Rocks has left such an impression on everyone that has had the fortune to attend. On a subconscious and physical level it creates support, protection and a solid sense of grounding. Healthy Feng Shui is always a combination of both tangible and intangible qualities. Red Rocks Amphitheater serves up both, and gives a one-of-a-kind experience that isn’t soon forgotten.