Wow – it’s almost August. Where has the summer gone? This week I’d like to suggest that you think about how you are spending your time. It is truly such a precious commodity. The hours pass so quickly by each day and before long the months have passed and another year is over.
It seems like just yesterday I was sitting down to write the annual astrology books for the Year of the Wood Horse…and now the Year of the Sheep is almost here. In fact we have now finished the 2015 books and they have gone to print – soon to be available to you. We spend a lot of time on the content of these little books and this year is no different, so I hope you will get your copies early.
I always think of time as a valuable resource and treat it as such. When I plan my time and stick to my objectives, I find that I can accomplish so much more! Speaking of time management…this week’s In Sync article is about backstabbing and gossip in the office and what to do. This kind of useless activity is really is a waste of time. Remember that saying – time is money? If you think of your time as a valuable resource, as valuable as money – then why would you waste it on silly things like this?
Have a productive week, ok?
Until next time
Is Politicking & Backstabbing Becoming Unbearable?
Here’s What You Can Do!
Gossip is a waste of time
We’ve all been in situations where politicking and backstabbing can be unbearable. Experiencing this kind of unpleasantness in the office is difficult but there are some special things that you can do to alleviate the problem. This year the quarrelsome green star # 3 is particularly strong – it has flown into the SE causing misunderstanding, court cases and hostility.
Get a Very Fierce Rooster with a sharp beak and strong talons to claw and peck away the hostile and quarrelsome energy. You can place this on your desk or in a prominent position in the office. Honestly nothing beats this age-old remedy.
Be Sure to Check Your Facing Direction according to your kua number. If you don’t know your kua number just go to www.wofs.com and you’ll find it in the upper right corner of the home screen. Try to face your Nien Yen (love and relationship) direction when you sit at your desk, sleep in your bed at night etc.
Check for Poison Arrows and Beams: Are you sitting directly under a beam and are there any poison arrows coming your way? Don’t forget to check for corners, and bookcases that may be behind you – shelving is dangerous when symbolically it cuts into your back. Move your desk or bed if necessary.
Check your Southeast – this is where the quarrelsome 3 star is located this year. If your bedroom, main door or office is located in this sector then place the appropriate cures -the 3-legged Bird with Sun Mirror, Flaming Sword, Fire wheel or red glitter lamps are all suitable and very good.
Enhance Your North Sector – this is the career sector, which you may want to strengthen with the 9-Ringed Dragon Sword!
Take the High Road – I know when things get very nasty this is sometimes hard to do, but taking the high road is always best and you will have nothing to regret later on. If you involve yourself directly in the petty backstabbing and gossip you are no better than the instigator. Ignore, ignore, ignore. In fact, try being kind and nice to those that are against you – you’ll be amazed at what happens.
Work Hard and Demonstrate Your Talents! True talent always shines through. Your boss didn’t get to the management level without some inherent intelligence and the ability to see who has the real talent. Put your nose to the grindstone and focus on getting your work done on time and to the best of your ability. In fact, why not show up early once in a while and always go the extra mile. Believe me these things do not go unnoticed. You will, in time, be rewarded both monetarily and with promotion and the right kind of recognition.
Remember – your feng shui works best when done with good intention. Extricate yourself from the troublemakers and gossipmongers. You’ll be fine!
The Purity of the Lotus
The lotus represents perfect and pure love
Nothing symbolizes purity and perfection more than the lotus. It also has spiritual and religious connotations…it’s petals are said to symbolize the doctrine of Buddha’s teachings. There is great love and reverence for the lotus flower in the east due to the importance of this symbol in many of the Buddhist traditions. And we often see that Buddha himself is depicted sitting on a sacred lotus with straight back and folded limbs in front…called the lotus posture.
This is a posture assumed by Buddhist monks and holy masters when they meditate and teach the sutras. Many Dharma students also sit lotus position when attending teachings or meditating. Even if it is difficult for you and you feel pain or cramping it’s good to practice as this position is very conducive to quieting the body thereby aiding in meditation and keeping your back straight helps with chi flow in the body.
Om Mani Padme Hum is also known as the lotus mantra…the mantra of the Compassionate Buddha and reciting it many times is said to bring a shower of blessings. Since the Chinese manifestation of the Compassionate Buddha is the Goddess of Mercy Kuan Yin, this is therefore the Kuan Yin mantra. In India the Compassionate Buddha is known as Avilokiteshvara while in Tibet as Chenresig.
In feng shui the lotus is believed to symbolize the purity of love. For those of you who believe in and desire “old-fashioned” love with marriage and a good family life… I suggest you incorporate the lotus symbol – either the real plant or flower or artificial decoration into your surroundings to nurture a true feeling of peace and contentment.
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.
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Dreaming of Horses
Wind Horse brings
amazing success to you
When you dream about horses, it indicates all kinds of good outcomes and usually has to do with some sort of adventure or travel or you will participate in some kind of competition. A dream of eight or nine horses indicates HUGE success. A white horse in your dream indicates new knowledge coming to you, while a black horse means you will triumph over a powerful enemy. A brown horse on the other hand suggests you will take control over a situation that may be worrying you and causing stress. The three types of horses are the Victory Horse bringing luck over competitors, the Tribute Horse, which brings abundance and finally the Wind Horse, which brings amazing success.
Connecting With Your Spiritual Potential
Allow yourself to go deep
into your mind
You will connect with your spiritual potential when you allow yourself to go deep into your own mind. Sit down and allow your mind to tune inwards gently and without stress. As you do this, you will connect with an inner strength that you never knew you possessed and of course the magic lays in the purity of your intention!