Begin by asking yourself these questions. Have you been completely truthful with yourself this past year? Have all the issues that you have meditated and reflected on been accurate and free from distortions? Do you feel you have attained some level of success and progress? How is your energy work? Can you tune in to the balance of chi within yourself and the space around you?
As you think about these questions are you thinking only in terms of yourself rather than how your activities and actions could also benefit others? When we focus exclusively on the self, our thoughts are deluded. In 2015 as you continue in search of your “spiritual self” – your higher self, let it not be a search that revolves only around “I” (your ego), for this is not the true spiritual self.
Life is about realizing your true potential so that you can be of maximum benefit and service to the greatest number of people. It’s up to you to decide how you will accomplish this. But if and when you do, I promise you will enjoy a most special kind of happiness…better than any ego driven desires you may have had.
Of course this isn’t easy. But the secret of a happy life is to keep going no matter what obstacles get in your way. Today is the last day of this year…tomorrow a brand new year begins. Stand tall tonight as you flow along with the passage of time. Know that 2015 is going to be an even better year than 2014. Open you mind and your heart and be filled with the brand new energy of the coming year!
6 Tips on Getting Your Compass Directions Right!
Proper use of the compass and how to take directions in your home and/or office is vital if you are to get accurate readings and ensure that the orientations you are using are correct. With the Year of the Wood Sheep just a few weeks away, it’s important to get proper cures and enhancers in place according to the flying star chart for 2015… and since flying star is a compass formula you will need a good compass. Please don’t guess at your directions. Here are six tips to help you especially if you are new to the practice of Feng Shui.
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Tip #1 – Know the basic compass directions – there are 360 degrees around the compass and each of the four cardinal directions N, S, E and W, as well as the four secondary directions NE, SE, SW and NW occupy an angle of 45 degrees. You often see each direction as the slice of a round pie.
Tip # 2 – You must always read directions from a compass. Although most of my books show the direction south at the top it doesn’t mean that south is on the top when you are identifying directions in your own home and we never use the door or entrance to determine where “south” is located – just use the compass to determine the proper orientations of your home.
Tip # 3 – Defining Your Directions – You may be using your compass to take the facing direction of your whole house or apartment, or you may want to establish the directions inside. To identify the corners of the interiors it is best to stand in the center of the house if you can. You may also want to know the compass directions of a single room so in this case stand in the center of that room. Once you know your bearings, it is easy enough to demarcate all the sectors inside the home or individual room.
Tip # 4 – Take directions holding your compass flat and at waist level as this gives a better reading of the way cosmic chi flows into your home – note that in newly constructed houses many contractors take compass readings on the floor so there can be a variation of 10-15 degrees between what they show and what you get standing up and holding the compass at waist level.
Tip # 5 – Watch for metal and electronic interference – be aware of this…it’s a good idea to take facing directions from three reference points and take an average of the readings. Generally I recommend that you take one reading just inside the main door looking out, step back three feet inside the house facing the front door looking out and then step three feet outside the front door and take an average of the three readings. The three directions could be different and this is normal. Compass readings are affected by magnetic energy caused by the presence of metal in structural pillars or steel in the walls and even seismic ground activity. Remember the most significant area is where the chi enters your home so one reading should always be taken near the main door.
Tip # 6 – Superimposing the Chart – When you have thoroughly familiarized yourself with the directions inside your home or office, then the next step is to superimpose the flying star chart for 2015 onto the floor plan of your house or office. There are several methods for transferring the chart to your floor plan; one is the pie chart method where you actually superimpose the circular compass on to the floor plan and subdivide your house according to the compass directions like a pie chart; another is to use the lo shu grid of nine squares and place the numbers onto your floor space. Some practitioners like to superimpose the nine grids equally while others feel that the numbers of each grid can be placed in different rooms based on the compass directions and the way the walls of the house or apartment are built. Either way, once you superimpose the chart you’ll be able to identify the quality of the energy in every corner of your house which makes it easy to suppress the 2015 afflictions and activate the sectors with lucky stars.
Be sure to take care of all afflictions prior to putting your enhancers in place. Good luck!.
Wishing you a happy and prosperous Year of the Sheep!
For sure, 2014 has not been an easy year for many people throughout the world. We have all read of the bloodshed and violence and for those of you directly affected we send prayers of peace and hope. We all experience suffering at some point in our lives. Maybe you are feeling disoriented and in a state of disbelief right now because your husband or lover has left you; maybe you have lost someone dear to you to an illness or accident or you are ill yourself…there are so many things that cause us to suffer.
The only way to deal with grief like this is to accept that this is the nature of samsaric existence. Samsara, one of the four noble truths is the nature of suffering. The cycle of life always ends in suffering; we grow old and we die…or we lose loved ones. We must develop a strong wish to be liberated from this continuous cycle of suffering. Consider letting your loss, whatever it may be, open up a new spiritual path for you.
In reality, all happiness and suffering come from your own mind, rather than an external source – although this concept may be hard to grasp right now – especially if you are suffering greatly. As hard as it may be, I urge you to eliminate thoughts that bring pain and cultivate instead thoughts that bring you happiness. Thoughts that bring suffering are negative thoughts, the wrong philosophy and the wrong attitude. Following the right teachings, teachings that bring joy and happiness to you and those around you, engenders positive thoughts.
By studying, listening, reflecting and practicing positive meditation, you will eventually succeed in subduing the negative mind and you will find peace and happiness again. I’m not suggesting this is easy and that it will happen quickly. However you must begin. You must take the first step. You and only you are in control of your future, not the circumstances or people that surround you.
This is a new year. Begin this very moment to take control of your thoughts…and the happiness that is rightfully yours!
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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Missing Lap Chun In 2015?
This year Chinese New Year falls quite late, on February 19th which means a missing lap chun. To balance the missing lap chun it is a good idea to welcome in all the symbols of spring into your home during the fifteen days of Lunar New Year 2015.
By symbols of spring I mean beautiful paintings of flowers, or prepare a large vase containing the blossoms of springtime. There is nothing better than fresh flowers in your home, which indicate growth and new beginning. Welcome the Year of the Sheep with these and other symbols of springtime and new beginning!
Once you decide to do something different with your life – to change and transform it- don’t wait another minute. Just get started. The hardest part is taking the first step. The longest journey begins with the first step. Once you begin, the momentum will build and you are on your way!