Do you get out and go for a walk or run…at least a few times a week? If you don’t, I highly recommend it. For one thing it really invigorates both the body and spirit. In fact, today I’ve given you a short visualization you can do and I promise you will feel so much better. Why not make a commitment to yourself to try this for just 30 days? They say it takes 30 days to develop a habit – and this is sure a worthwhile one not only for health but your spiritual well being too.
I’ve also included the simple ritual you can use to uplift the chi energy in your home. This is especially important if you’ve been robbed or someone has been ill or if there has been some travesty in your house. But actually, it can also be done for lesser things – especially if there has been anger or frustration and lots of arguments. This type of nasty energy sticks to the walls and hangs around just to cause problems for you. This is the invisible chi that you must uplift so that your home life (this works in the office too) can be happy and upbeat again…and your life can move forward in a positive direction.
Oh and a reminder…for those of you who didn’t sign up yet for the Paht Chee ONLINE course is CLOSING at midnight tonight. So for those of you who didn’t sign up yet you need to do so in a hurry – there may still be a few spots left. We had such an amazing response – I am thrilled. Paht Chee is not only useful, it is so interesting and actually fun to see what lies ahead …like your own personal roadmap to the future.
Have a wonderful productive week!
P.S. Forgot to mention the Spiritual Feng Shui event – if you missed Singapore then be sure to join me in KL this Sunday – you will be blown away by what we have in store for you!
Completion Luck and the Power of Nine!
The time dimension of feng shui revolves around numbers and reflects the basic fundamentals of Chinese numerology…these are the numbers that are arranged from one to nine in the Lo Shu grid.
These numbers move around the grid in a cyclical fashion according to certain fixed patterns and in flying star feng shui we can draw conclusions about the auspicious and inauspicious sectors of your home or office during a specific time period depending on how the stars settle.
When interpreting the various numbers we must look at the meaning of the numbers themselves and the interaction of the five elements since each number represents one of the five elements – fire, earth, wood, water and metal. Irrespective of where the numbers fly to, their original element symbol remains the same.
For example, the number 9 signifies the element of fire and if it lands in the east then we know that 9 has entered wood because east symbolizes wood. Although we know that wood produces fire and wood is good for fire, in this case it is not auspicious since it was fire, which came into wood, and we know that fire burns wood. So you must understand the subtleties and nuances of the way these elements interact with each other.
So the first step is to make sure that you fully understand the meaning of the numbers and the associated element. Later you must also look at the relationship of the other numbers and how they combine with each other in the nine squares.
But first let’s take a quick look at the number 9 as an example, it’s meaning and related element features.
The Number 9
The Chinese believe that the number 9 signifies completion luck…so when you invoke the power of 9 you can be sure that what you have started will be completed successfully. This number, in the current Period of 8, also signifies future prosperity (bringing wealth luck for the future) and is considered an extremely auspicious number.
Nine is associated with the element of FIRE. Fire is red, it’s anything bright and shiny that gives out light. It’s also symbolized by summer, by heat and warmth, by the sunshine! In the Pa Kua fire is SOUTH, the phoenix and the middle daughter. South is also the horse’s astrological home direction. So to invoke the power of 9 and activate this number hang an auspicious picture that shows a multiple of nine…such as nine horses, keep nine goldfish in your aquarium or hang a nine-dragon screen.
The Legend of 9
The number 9 when multiplied any number of times always adds up to nine…no matter how many times you repeat the exercise… the answer is always nine. For example 9×3 is 27, and 2+7=9, or 9×5 is 45, which adds up to 9. So you see, this mathematical phenomenon shows the completion power of 9 and how this number is unchanging and powerful.
The Chinese also associate the number 9 with nine dragons and nine phoenixes…as found in the Imperial Palace of the Forbidden City in Beijing or in beautiful 9 dragon screens like we sell at World of Feng Shui.
Since nine is the omega of numbers it has an affinity with the number one which is the alpha of numbers and this combination of 9 and 1 creates the auspicious “sum of ten” also signifying the beginning and end (completion luck).
This is fascinating stuff and you can really get hooked on it! The numbers in feng shui charts reveal a great deal about our luck and provide clues about our living and work environments…and it’s worthwhile to learn the meanings of all numbers and their sums, combinations and associated elements!
To your continued prosperity!
An Easy Ritual To Improve Your Home Chi
In my ezine last week, I advised you on the necessity of purification and rituals to uplift the chi energy of your home. All homes are affected by both internal and external feng shui bringing both good and bad luck to the occupants. Spiritually the chi energy of any home can be affected when something bad takes place within its premises, such as a violent death or illness. If you find that your hone requires site purification to uplift the chi energy, the following is a simple purification ritual you can prepare and do yourself.
- Purify Yourself First – take a bath and cleanse yourself, and then recite the 100 syllable purification mantra 21 times before performing the ceremony.
- Ritual of Purification: Mix some red colouring into a bowl of uncooked rice grains. Gently pour in strong alcohol (brandy or whiskey) using your right middle finger to stir the red rice grains into a liquid mixture.
- Place the mixture on the table while you recite ten rounds of the powerful six-syllable mantra to the Compassionate Buddha OM MANI PADME HUM 108 times. This means you recite 10 malas of this mantra.
- Then gently blow into the mixture and walk clockwise around the edge of your home/property or room that needs purifying. Sprinkle the liquid mixture at each corner of your property or individual room and as you do so visualize a protection wheel spinning in a clockwise direction dissolving all the bad energy
- The wheel has eight spokes and each spoke symbolizes the pure energy of deity protectors who are invisible. You can visualize the wheel as radiating bright light so that all the bad energy gets dissolved and simultaneously chi energy gets miraculously uplifted.
- This process is very effective and it plants good energy at the four cardinal corners of the house, apartment or individual room. You can expand this and make it eight corners if you like to include the secondary directions as well.
Remember that bad chi does linger and you and the rest of the residents in your home will be affected without anyone knowing it. If your feng shui is correct and nothing looks to be out of order physically then the problem probably lies with negative invisible chi energy, either from past residents or current unhappiness and conflict. The above ritual is a good way to purify the site and this is something that you can do yourself by following the instructions above.
This article is taken from Lillian Too’s book “ Spiritual Feng Shui – The Vital Third Dimension”.
Grand Master Lillian Too is undoubtedly the world’s most prolific and popular writer and advocate on living with good feng shui! She has written over 100 books that have been translated into 31 different languages, and over 10 million copies of her books have been sold worldwide.
After graduating with an MBA from Harvard Business School, Lillian went on to pursue a highly successful business career in banking and finance in the 1980’s in Hong Kong. Her business acumen, drive and abundant energy soon led her from the finance world to the world of luxury department stores and boutiques where, through a leveraged buy out, she became Chairman and shareholder of The Dragon Seed Group.
All the while she was guided and taught by her feng shui masters in Hong Kong and China – and she attributes much of her monumental and quick rise to success in Hong Kong directly to them.
Lillian soon decided to retire from active corporate life and return to Malaysia to raise her beautiful daughter, Jennifer, and spend more time with her family. It was at this time she began to devote her energy to writing and furthering her study of feng shui.
She published her first book in Malaysia in 1995 that quickly became a best seller and the rest is history. Today she is Chairman of Wofs.Com, a feng shui franchise and merchandising company run by her daughter, Jennifer Too.
She trains feng shui students and future consultants at her Certified Consulting Institute in Malaysia and is much loved by her readers, associates and students for the way she teaches practical feng shui in a user-friendly way, using ordinary situations and circumstances that interest people and affect their everyday lives.
In November 2009, at the International Feng Shui Convention in Singapore, the well-deserved title of GRAND MASTER OF FENG SHUI was conferred upon Lillian Too. Immediately following this accolade, in early January 2010, she received the prestigious Brand Laureate Personality of The Year Award presented by the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia! There seems to be no stopping her popularity and these days!
Lillian believes everyone should know her secrets and learn how to adapt feng shui to modern life… and she warmly welcomes you into her Mandala.
You can learn more about Lillian by visiting her website at www.lillian-too.com.
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For great wealth luck you should try to energize the good fortune signified by the celestial dragon. Place 9 dragons (which represents the fullness of heaven) on the east side of your office or home to activate wealth luck or use dragons that come with the symbolic pearl that also represents wealth. The number 9 is the only number that has the power to magnify all types of luck both good and bad so having 9 dragons will strongly magnify your luck. Make sure your dragons are not locked up in a display cabinet and do not place the dragon/phoenix pairing in the east. This is not suitable here as it signifies love and not wealth.
Great Exercise Advice
When you exercise you body and give it fresh air, you are energizing the breath or chi inside you. This is why you always feel good after a nice walk or run. As you run you encourage the wind channels inside you to open. On your next run visualize fresh transparent chi as white light flowing into your body purifying you mentally and bringing a lightness that is instantly refreshing! If you are feeling depressed or down go for a walk or run – it really works to lift you up.