We are celebrating Sakadawa now – one of the most sacred Buddhist holidays when we honour SHAKYAMUNI Buddha -his birth, enlightenment and parinirvana. It takes place in the fourth Tibetan month, which in 2015 began on May 19th and for the first 15 days all karmic results are multiplied 100 million times every day! The new moon day -the 15th day takes place this year on June 2 and this day is considered to be especially good for the accumulation of merit.
During this time just thinking of Buddha, reciting his name and having kind thoughts always has an uplifting effect and opens pathways into spirituality that lie within us, allowing our wisdom seeds to take root and start sprouting! It’s also a good time to raise prayer flags, chant mantras and sutras and perform increasing health and wealth rituals.
In the spiritual section today I’ve given you a simple mantra that you can perform while walking or sitting quietly – anywhere or time you have a moment to yourself.
Have a wonderful week full of happiness and good thoughts.
What to Do About Cramped Spaces & Narrow Corridors
When you are practicing feng shui in your home, a few of the things to watch out for are cramped spaces and dark corners. This is because stagnant chi accumulates which in turn causes the energy to be stale resulting in illness, lethargy and general apathy.
Cramped spaces suggest that your life is not smooth flowing and there is little room to move so the chi stagnates. Of course this affects your life, your business and your relationships. You will encounter obstacles that block your happiness and success.
Things that can make a space feel cramped are low ceilings and the fact that the actual room itself may be very small. Narrow hallways and tight staircases also cause this affliction.
The best antidotes for cramped spaces are white paint, bright lights and keeping the area clean. Take a look around your home now and check to see if there are any corners in your home where stagnant chi could be accumulating. If you find them (and you probably will), you should immediately set to cleaning the space and if you sense that the corner or area feels stale or “dead” then add some sound and incense to revitalize and make the chi come alive again.
You can also paint the walls with a light coloured paint. White is the best colour as it is a strong yang colour that will compliment all other colours. You’ll notice an immediate lift when you pain the cramped spaces in this manner – they will instantly look and feel brighter and lighter.
Once the cleaning and painting are completed, add some soft warm lights to further improve the flow of energy. Keep them on all through the day. You will find as you follow these simple steps, that the flow of chi will improve and the obstacles you have been experiencing will start to dissolve – things will begin to move for you again.
Reflecting on Buddha’s name is a powerful meditation. If you like you can be walking while you do this or sitting quietly anywhere where you can have a few moments to yourself.
Lower your eyes and gently push other thoughts out of your mind. Breathe through your nose as normally as you can, but be aware of your breath. Now breathe into your chest and stomach area and feel these fill up … then breathe out again slowly… watching your breath … all the while thinking Buddha Buddha Buddha. Do this once, twice, three times a day for five minutes each time all through the next week.
You can follow this with reciting the mantra of Shakyamuni Buddha.
TADYATHA OM MUNE MUNE
MAHA MUNI YE SOHA
If you like this meditation, you can continue to do it daily. This easy meditation has many many benefits. Reciting Shakyamuni’s name, his mantra and praises creates the cause for realizations and understandings to arise – the wisdom mind which when merged with the realization of compassion (Bodhichitta) puts one on the path to enlightenment.
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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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You don’t have to understand everything or everyone in your life. Sometimes it’s better for you not to comprehend everything fully. This is also true about your friends and people around you. Accept people as they are at that moment in time and know that they will reveal more to you when they are ready to do so.