I recently received an email from a practitioner who claimed that she had done all her feng shui properly but was still having problems – in her relationships and at work. Why wasn’t it working? I recommended that she take time and review her feng shui analysis again, and that she try to go beyond what she was actually physically seeing. In other words, there is usually a good explanation when the tides turn and things seem to be going against you but you are so familiar with your surroundings that you miss something. I thought you might enjoy a feng shui story from Hong Kong that illustrates this point, so I’ve included it in the Keeping In Sync article this week. Everything is not always as it first appears!
We are now in Hungry Ghost Month and it pays to stay safe and well protected. It began on the 3rd of August and ends on August 31 this year. I urge you to get the August edition of Feng ShuiWorld Magazine where you can read all about it and what to do to keep yourself and your family safe.
Mr. Wu, a wealthy rice trader lived with his parents in Aberdeen (Hong Kong). At the age of 35 he was a prosperous millionaire, drove a Mercedes and had married a reasonably good looking woman who had given him three children, two of whom were boys. All he needed was his own mansion. His wife was overjoyed when he announced his intentions and confided that he had found a “perfect” piece of land near Discovery Bay. As is the practice in Hong Kong, he consulted a Feng Shui expert who pronounced the site “excellent” with the prerequisite green dragon white tiger formations. He also had views of the bay from his home; he could walk onto the beach or swim in the sea. The rooms were carefully situated to benefit every member of his family and in the house he displayed all the symbols of prosperity. Mr. Wu was a very happy man!
Trouble started soon after. Every member of his family became ill. His business floundered and he himself suffered nearly a fatal accident. When his youngest son contracted pneumonia and died he was convinced something was terribly wrong with the Feng Shui of his new mansion.
Mr. Wu invited three Feng Shui men in succession to check out the mansion. Each came, studied the land, the home, and the surroundings and pronounced everything perfect. Relieved, Mr. Wu relaxed. Three months later his wife fell down the stairs, hit her had and landed in the hospital in a coma. Once again Mr. Wu suspected something had to be wrong with his Feng Shui. His business troubles had also gotten much worse.
Quite by accident Mr. Wu bumped into an old friend and confided his woes. His friend recommended his own feng shui master who happened to be in town from Taiwan. Mr. Wu agreed this was a good idea and the feng shui master arrived at his mansion late that evening. Mr. Wu suggested that he stay overnight and check the house the following morning.
Early the next morning the visiting feng shui master walked down to the beach to get a better view of the mansion. He was appalled to see that the tide was down and in the sea lay a huge boulder shaped like a frog with its mouth wide open aimed directly at the mansion…as if it was feeding from it.
Hurrying back to the house he collided with Mr. Wu. “I think I have found the source of all your problems” he said with a gentle smile. Pointing to the huge rock in the sea he said, “Get rid of that and do it quickly…otherwise you could lose your whole family!”
It did not take long to remove the rock and Mr. Wu finally understood why all the other feng shui men had missed the malevolent frog! It had been lying in the sea, hidden by the high tides. After solving the mystery, Mr. Wu’s wife and his business quickly recovered.
Do you have any “malevolent frogs” around your home or office that have gone unnoticed? This is a good story – it illustrates that in our feng shui analysis we must always go further and look beyond what we initially see.
To your success!
Shakyamuni Buddha’s Meditation and Mantra
For Spiritual Awakening
TADYATHA OM MUNE MUNE
MAHA MUNI YE SOHA
You can recite a mala (one mantra for each of the 108 beads of the Buddhist “rosary”) of Buddha’s holy mantra, while visualizing Shakyamuni Buddha. Reciting the mantra 108 times is traditional, but it can be recited as many times as is desired. Mantras may be chanted aloud (but not too loud) or recited in the mind. Reciting them aloud is better as it engages the speech as well as the mind. Closing your eyes can intensify the visualization experience.
Hold a mental image of the glorious Shakyamuni Buddha. Looking at a picture or thangka painting can help with this. As you recite the mantra, visualize golden-yellow light rays emanating from the Buddha’s body and entering your own body through the crown of your head. The light rays bring down a shower of blessings. When you have finished, sit quietly and feel yourself receiving the Buddha’s blessing.
Make a dedication at the end of the practice in order to lock in the merit of the meditation. It is vital to do this when you have finished because if this is omitted then the merit created is wasted. Below is a general dedication that you can recite at the end of your practice.
Due to all my merit in the past, present and future, may any living being who sees me, hears me, touches me, remembers me or speaks about me be immediately released from all their suffering and experience perfect happiness forever.
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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!
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One of the most interesting things about landscape feng shui is to learn to “see” animal forms and shapes in solitary rocks around you. Old masters are especially good at detecting the silhouettes of frogs, tortoises, rats, serpents, dragons and tigers when viewing natural rock formations. And then, depending on whether the animal seen is fierce or calm and how the rock is placed relative to your home, they can bring great abundance or disaster!
There are miracles happening every day of your life if you only stop for a minute and take time to recognize them. On the other hand, anyone who waits consciously for miracles seldom sees them. Have faith in yourself and be receptive to these wonders of the universe.