My heart is so desperately heavy with grief as I sit here and think of all those currently suffering in Katmandu … all those I know are safe and accounted for … but … the Nepal earthquake is a disaster staggering in its widespread damage.
There are no words to adequately describe this tragedy and especially seeing so many of the holy shrines and pilgrimage places damaged and buildings around them destroyed. I have been following the series of after shocks that came after the major earthquake which struck at 11.56 am on the 25th April … since then the after shocks have wrought even greater damage. The death toll has been steadily climbing and is likely to exceed ten thousand…many of those buried under rubble in the villages and outskirts have yet to receive attention and help. It is a disaster of gigantic proportions. Nepal and its people need help in prayers and in kind. They need our kind thoughts and our good intentions. Most of all they need our prayers.
Please donate through any of the connections you have – a friend, a monastery, an organization, a high lama whose monastery there may have been damaged. You can also donate through your school or any local organization arranging aid to be transported to the country.
Please also recite the Guru Rinpoche prayers and especially you can recite his mantra:
OM AH HUM VAJRA GURU PADME SIDDHI HUM
For those of you who have my CHANT A MANTRA book, there are many appropriate prayers and sutras inside. Please read especially the excerpts from the Sutra of Golden Light and recite the mantra of Amitabha and the King of Aspirations prayers for all those who have perished. After reading, please dedicate for the after shocks to cease, for all of Nepal to stabilize and recover quickly; that a stronger Nepal may emerge in the aftermath of this terrible disaster. It is a small thing that we can all do.
By the way today is Guru Rinpoche day and tonight we shall be doing all the Guru Rinpoche prayers including the Barche Lamsel and the Ridzin Drupa Puja and Tsog Offerings.
Rejuvenate Your Chi!
Go to Sleep Before the Rat Hour
Everyone wants to look younger and more beautiful these days! All you have to do is look at the cosmetic counters filled with anti-aging creams and lotions…and the myriad of other products on the market today associated with the secrets of keeping a youthful and vibrant appearance.
But did you know that our cells are naturally rejuvenated between the hours of 11pm and 1am each night…and if you’re not sleeping during these crucial hours then you’re missing out on the rejuvenating process for that night?
Maybe there’s more to the old expression of “getting your beauty sleep” than we realize. According to Ayurvedic doctors, if you’re a “night owl” and regularly go to bed after 1am every night, there is a real danger your cells may not be rejuvenating quickly enough, leading to premature aging. Exactly what everyone is trying to avoid!
If you want to stay youthful and strong…make sure you go to bed before the hour of the RAT! And what’s even better is you will automatically begin to rise earlier each day…allowing you to watch sunrise and experience one of the most beautiful times of the day. The Chinese believe that every time your body absorbs the chi of sunrise it becomes that much stronger.
Positioning Your Bed
The ideal position for your bed is aligned to a wall diagonally opposite the door. You should position your bed such that your head is pointed toward your best direction (your success direction) according to your kua number.
For those of you that don’t know your kua number or best directions you can get this information immediately by going to www.wofs.com and entering the data required in the kua number calculator section. This will also reveal your four good and four bad directions.
Then make sure that your head is pointed toward your success direction, but if this is not possible then try at least to have it point towards one of your other good directions.
So, be sure your bed is positioned correctly, get to bed by 11 pm and don’t miss out on your beauty sleep!
All the Best,
Touching Base With Your Heart
There is no better time than now to focus on issues that are troubling you from the edge of your consciousness. It is by confronting unresolved issues that you have conveniently hidden away in the inner recesses of your heart that you can find the solace you need.
Sit down in a quiet place outside, or in a room with an open window and view to your yard or garden and breathe deeply, energizing the breath or chi inside you. Tune into your invisible channels and visualize fresh transparent chi as a white light flowing into and through your body, bringing about a lightness of being that is instantly refreshing.
Begin by gently going over in your mind everything that is causing pain in your heart. Perhaps it is something to do with a loved one? Or a misunderstanding between you and a friend that needs to be addressed. You could be having problems at work, arguments and rifts with your children…or you may be dealing with heartbreak caused by betrayal or an unfaithful spouse.
Think through what to do now and how to cope. Don’t try to deal with all the issues at once…take it step by step. Just thinking through the issues that disturb your mind and heart will have a calming effect.
Remember to look out into the scenery as far as the eye can see, even as you think. Then as you speak with your inner self you will not lose touch with reality…with the world around you.
Touching base with your heart…tuning within does not mean blocking out the rest of the world. It merely means allowing light into your heart.
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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Keeping The Five Elements In Balance
The presence of water, bright lights and plants within the home is what keeps the 5 elements in good balance. It is this that helps to maintain financial stability for the family and for good fortune to continually manifest. Feng shui is about keeping the five elements of water, wood, fire, earth and metal nicely balanced, with no element being either too strong or too weak, or missing altogether. As long as the five elements are present, the vibrancy and auspicious energy of the home environment will be secure.
Just Get Started
When you face a difficult task…something that you think is beyond the scope of your ability, always remember that there is nothing that you cannot do. Believe in yourself and you will find that something inside of you will respond and help you along. Don’t waste time worrying about what you can’t do…just get started.