We all experience what I like to call “life” issues and problems from time to time. But since we are all ultimately only responsible for our OWN actions and reactions it’s important to remember that we have the ability to live a happy life – if we choose to. That might sound rather simplistic…but think about it. You can control what you think about…and as the saying goes – “we become what we think about most of the time”.
When we let the words or actions of others infiltrate our thoughts and we react negatively to them as a result, in essence we are giving up control of our most precious possession – our minds! And more often than not when this happens our self-confidence and self-esteem takes a beating!
In the In Sync article today I write about the winning way – and how I used both mental strength and good feng shui to help get me where I am today – you can do this too!
The Winning Way
It’s wonderful to be a winner. Nothing is more satisfying than when you feel you have really achieved something – it’s your moment of triumph and it you have a great feeling of self worth. Tuning into these feelings creates positive imprints on the mind helping you even more in your future endeavors. Yes, winning is an attitude and a mindset – but it also requires luck!
Feng shui can provide the luck needed to tip the scales in your favour – to give you a competitive edge – maybe it’s for a career related move upward or getting the job you desire. However, to make the best use of feng shui, you must start by looking at and accepting yourself first. Discard any feelings of unworthiness and insecurity, stop telling yourself how difficult things are for you. Adopt a willingness to improve your attitude especially towards yourself and also your feng shui practice. Know that it will work for you!
Be relaxed in your efforts and begin by reprogramming yourself mentally for success. When you do this in tandem with good feng shui, you’ll be amazed by the results. You see, I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth and I am not from a wealthy family. I built up my own confidence by continually programming myself for success. I used to meditate on the things I was good at, my strengths and the skills I had or that I needed to learn. This gave me more confidence.
Sure, we all feel inadequate and have insecurities once in a while and it is important when this happens not to let such feelings immobilize or stop you. You simply have to ignore these things and focus on what you need to move up or ahead in whatever you are doing. This is what I did when I applied to get into Harvard Business School. There were many obstacles but I was accepted. Then I used feng shui to get the funding I needed. I moved my bed to align my sleeping direction to get success chi from my best direction. It worked and I received a United Nations fellowship to attend Harvard.
I continued to use feng shui throughout my corporate career in Hong Kong and of course have used it ever since – it is a good friend and management tool made even more powerful with a positive mental attitude. Self-improvement of course is never ending and it’s hard work. It’s a commitment you make to yourself. No matter how old you are or where you are right now, personal growth always creates a special sense of abundance. Make it a habit to feel happy and good about yourself and combine it with good feng shui. You’ll be amazed at how things will improve for you!
The Secret of A Peaceful Night’s Sleep!
We all need to protect ourselves and our inner vitality and chi even while we sleep. Try these two methods at the end of the day before going to bed – both involve the use of rock salt or sea salt. You’ll find they are simple, inexpensive and extremely effective!
1. Cleanse Your Aura First: Begin by placing about 3-6 ounces (100 – 200 grams) of pure sea salt (a form of rock salt that works very well) into a bowl, mix the salt around with you hands picking it up and rubbing your hands together vigorously… soon your hands will begin to tingle and you will feel the power of the sea crystals. Shake off any remaining salt.
Now, place your hands palms together over your head about one inch above your head. Gradually bring your palms down the body as if you were stroking your body until you reach your feet. While you are doing this imagine that you are brushing away and getting rid of all the negative energy and bad vibrations that you picked up during the day. Do this three times on each side of the body, then three times on the front and finish up with three times on the back of your body. Next shake out your hands and fling away any negative energy that may still be clinging to you. Get rid of it!
The final symbolic step is to wash your hands again in salt and then thoroughly with soap and water – removing any and all remaining negative energy once and for all. Do this every evening for a week and see how you are feeling – you should feel much lighter and much better!
2. Sleep Peacefully Tonight: After completing the cleansing ritual described above, place a glass of water mixed with rock salt (sea salt) on the table next to your bedside. You will be surprised at how well you will sleep as the sea salt continues to cleanse any and all the negative vibrations you have picked up and absorbed during the day.
You can do these together as described above or just do one or the other… they are very effective either way.
Consider cleansing your sleeping space as well – for example place your pillows and mattress outside in the sunshine for at least three hours to absorb the yang chi of the sunlight and remove any negative energy. You can also do an incense cleanse by lighting fragrant incense and then walking clockwise around the room three times to rid the room of any remaining negative chi. As you do this, chant the mantra “NAMA SARVA TATHAGATHA AVALOKITE OM SAMBHARA SAMBHARA HUNG”.
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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Big water in the form of rivers, lakes and swimming pools should not be behind your home as this makes your home unlucky. Such a large pool of water behind the home suggests missed opportunities but it can also be a sign of danger. This is the case when the land behind you is higher. Water on higher land will cause you to lose all your wealth. If you are unable to change this, it may be better to relocate to another house.
Be passionate about what you want – but let it be a relaxed passion. Don’t generate an obsessive attachment to a successful outcome. When you place too much pressure on getting what you want, tension is created which creates a negative energy and this could work against you.