We’re deep into the MPC course here in KL this week. I have an amazing group of students with me from so many countries throughout the world – Canada, Colombia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Tahiti, Taiwan, Thailand, UK, USA and Vietnam. I hope I haven’t missed anyone! I’m so thrilled to be teaching them…and perhaps one of the best things about this class is that the participants develop friendships and business relationships here that continue on long after this fabulous week together.
In case you missed it in the latest issue of Feng Shui World Magazine…the winner of our coloring contest is Hitiura Taeatua from Tahiti! Here’s the entry that won her free entry into the MPC class this week with me!
Don’t worry! We’ll be having other contests in the future. Be confident and send your entry…there’s always a chance you might win!
Until next week,
Finding Your Mountain
If you are planning to purchase a new piece of art for your collection at home (or at work), why not consider a picture with mountain images. There is nothing really as beautiful and supportive as a range of mountains hanging behind you…something that can simulate the celestial protective turtle or the powerful almighty dragon.
Choosing your mountain painting is of course very personal, but there are a few things to keep in mind.
1) Choose mountain paintings that look very majestic and unmovable (but still friendly) and that emit a balance of elements in sync with the wall you plan to hang the picture on. Mountains exude powerful earth energy and are suitable for walls on the southwest, northeast, west or northwest.
2) If your mountain painting has lots of lush vegetation and greens, then hang it on the east, southeast or south walls of your living room. If they are snow-topped mountains, this is excellent for the east, southeast and north of your home or room.
3) I don’t recommend unfriendly, hostile looking mountains that are barren and have many sharp triangular shaped peaks.
4) If your picture has mountains that are yellow or brown and look stony like granite, then this would be excellent placed on a southwest northeast, northwest or west wall.
5) Mountain paintings should always show the mountain dominating the valley. For example if the valley in the foreground takes up most of the picture with mountains in the far distance, then it will offer no support at all. It suggests the mountain is subservient to the valley and that you will fall over backwards. In feng shui we consider this type of painting quite fatal when it is hung behind you. If however you hang it on a wall facing you it could be quite auspicious. We must always be aware of what energy we are tapping into.
6) Mountain paintings should not have water flows and waterfalls, unless they are very tiny and dwarfed by the image of the mountain itself. This is because when we use mountain energy, it must be stronger than water energy!
Mountains are very supportive and emit powerful protective energy. It’s worthwhile to keep looking for a picture with mountains until you find one that is right for you!
To your success!
Mystical Symbols of Past and Present
In Taoist feng shui there are many versions of mystic symbols which can be empowered to become talismans and amulets. In times long ago, the patriarchs and ladies of the upper classes wore these symbols, as did the mandarins and officials of the court. These symbols were treated like talismans and were often worn as jewelry pieces either as rings or pins. Some were even worn as hairpieces, while others were hidden inside robes and secret belts.
Often these protective amulets were drawn with sacred prayers written in calligraphy and were then consecrated by monks or holy men. Special auspicious gemstones such as blue lapis lazuli, red coral, turquoise, yellow amber, green jade and pearl coloured moonstones were also incorporated as finely embedded decorative energy enhancers. The selection of stones was usually based on astrological calculations. When coloured stones were used, they were fairly large pieces as they often doubled as symbols of authority and also represented the five elements.
Some of the symbols popular amongst senior court officials and army generals included the Ru Yi (symbol of authority), the longevity symbol and the mystic knot. Each had a specific meaning and when empowered were believed to bring better health, strength and vigour as well protection against unnatural death by accident or execution.
Over the years I have been collecting some old talismans from China and surrounding countries. Some pieces have inspired some of my feng shui jewelry…I am a big believer as you know in wearing jewelry and gemstones that have auspicious meanings. After all, these mystical symbols and gemstones have been worn for thousands of years in many different cultures and they are as powerful today as in the past. Be sure to visit www.fsmegamall.com to view our auspicious jewelry collection
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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Fix Your Leaky Stairs
Holes in between the steps of a staircase suggest a “leak” in your wealth. Close up these gaps with carpet or plywood – even if you are in a rented unit. The chi can then flow strongly and firmly when the staircase is solid. It’s always better when possible to have a wooden staircase as this symbolizes growth.
Think back over the last few days to the thoughts you have had, people you have met and the events that have taken place. Did you feel anything was coincidental? Life’s coincidences are not really coincidences at all. If you live in a state of constant awareness, you can appreciate that certain events, people and circumstances in your life are inextricably linked.