I teach a lot about balance and if you’ve read any of my books or articles in Feng Shui World Magazine, you know how much importance I place on it. This applies not only to feng shui placements in your home, but to your inner feng shui as well.
According to the Chinese, everything in the universe is yin or yang, female or masculine, dark or light, cold or hot… and one cannot exist without the other. So if you don’t have the yin energy of darkness for example, you cannot know the yang of light. Too much of either yin or yang energy doesn’t work either. Think for a minute about your home – are any of the rooms too yin? Are they too dark, damp, too quiet or too cold? When this happens there is insufficient life energy to bring prosperity. Alternatively, when a room is very yang in nature, accidents can happen because there is too much energy. But when there is balance between the yin and yang, there is generally prosperity, health and happiness.
This also applies to your inner feng shui as well. When your body is out of alignment and your chi is diminished everything is affected. That’s why it’s so important to think about the food you are eating and daily exercise. Think about keeping your body in balance as well as your home as you practice feng shui. Remember that yin and yang are opposite energies that complement each other so strive for a harmonious blend in your home, garden and your body!
To your success!
3 Easy Ways To Recharge & Replenish Your Inner Chi
Chi, your energy or life force, is a dynamic vibration that circulates continually through the body. Your breathing, sleeping, talking, eating and even your ability to think and to communicate all come from this vibration. It literally drives your internal engine.
So think of your body as a pure vibration of energy. The level and quality of the energy flow of chi inside your body is always in a state of flux – a state of change that we must carefully monitor and attend to.
For example, when there is an excessive energy loss, our body becomes weak. We feel drained, tired and worn out. We are more vulnerable to disease and illness because our internal energy is low — or blocked and stagnant. When this happens it is important to do something to revive the vibrancy of your life force. Here are 3 ways to do this:
1) Get Plenty Of Sleep — this is the first and foremost way to replenish your chi. Think of your body as a battery that is being recharged. As you sleep, all the meridian points of your body receive energy from the universe. You know yourself how much better and refreshed you feel and how much more energy you have after a good night’s sleep. When you fail to get enough sleep, these vital points cannot be recharged and internal blocks begin to form — the body can become seriously weakened.
2) Eat the Right Foods & Drink Water — when you eat the right foods and drink plenty of water, your body is able to rid itself of the toxins — and you will automatically improve your energy intake. The quality of the flow of chi inside of you depends on the flow of oxygen and the removal of toxins — and both use the circulation of the bloodstream within the boy to accomplish these goals. When circulation is impeded, your body becomes overwhelmed. Organs can be damaged and tension and depression may set in as your life force slows down.
3) Meditate and Breathe! — Many special exercises, breathing techniques and meditation are also effective methods to dissolve blocks in the flow of chi and to improve the efficiency of your internal organs. Consider doing tai chi, yoga and pranayama breathing exercises. Learn more about these and begin to take part in the maintenance of your own life force.
When your chi vibration is balanced, your organs and internal circulation are in harmony and the quality of your life force improves greatly.
To your health!
Cosmic & Local Spirits – A Source of Magic?
“Spiritual feng shui not only channels abundance from the cosmic universe, it also shows you how to live alongside your local spirits and more importantly, to win their cooperation. The local spirits can be your allies or your adversaries.”
Did you know that your local spirits are indeed a source of magic and they can intercede on your behalf to the Earth spirits to bring you good health and great success? Whenever anyone in the home falls ill, it is usually due to ill winds brought by passing spirits. Your local spirits are the guardians of your home, so treat them like your cosmic landlords.
Please do note that there are thousands of different kinds of spirit beings, some more powerful than others. There are earth spirits, air spirits, water spirits, tree and plant spirits, as well as spirits of the nether regions below the earth and spirits of the skies high above.
When your local landlords are watching over you, wandering spirits have no chance to cause mischief. Similarly, they also have little chance to cause obstacles to your success. They cannot block your success. And needless to say, should others try to cast their black magic or evil spells on you, your local spirits will easily divert these back to where they came from.
So, it makes good sense to “nurture” the spirits of your space and your local landlords – it is such an amazingly beneficial thing to do and there are several ways to appease them and achieve their help and cooperation. Connecting with these powerful beings requires making offerings of incense, food, water, pleasant music, fragrant aromas and even fruit and flowers to show your respect and request their blessings.
Appeasing the local spirits of your space need not compromise any of your religious principles. Think of these spirits as beings from parallel realms who will benefit from your compassion and generosity. You do not need to pray to them but what you can do is say prayers for them. They will appreciate this very much indeed!
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.
The feng shui rule of clearing obstruction and allowing chi to flow freely applies not only to how furniture is placed in your home, but to your garden as well. Cut down any rotting or sick trees in your garden to avoid the old and decaying energy to pass to residents of the household. And this old energy may cause yin spirit formation, which can cause sickness to hit as well. Dead or wilting plants or flowers should be trimmed and pruned regularly as well.
You can always change your mind. You may have taken a new job that isn’t working, or moved into an apartment that is not really what you wanted but you were pressed for time. You may have entered into a relationship and now find that the person isn’t exactly who you thought he or she was! You can always change your mind… but never compromise your values.