I am away in India at the moment and will write more to you about it when I return next week, but I do want to take a minute today and thank you for your loyalty – for being part of my Mandala, for being a friend, student or just someone who loves the ancient art and practice of feng shui. I am constantly reminded of the power of personal relationships and how important they are and the universe always has a special way of letting me know this!
That’s why I felt compelled today just to write and say “thank you.” Nothing in the world makes me happier than to know I have made a positive difference in your life through our meetings, my writing and teachings, products and my books.
I have a very busy spring and fall ahead of me…and people always ask how am I able to get so much done…like write the new horoscope books for 2018, write other books, teach classes, entertain, continue my own spiritual practices and travel?
I am always able to keep things in perspective because I am in touch with my inner self and the inner dimensions of my spirit, so I don’t often get “off track”. And for many years I have practiced “spiritual feng shui – it really is an important part of the trinity – the space, time and spiritual dimensions. Of course each style can be practiced separately, but it is when they are practiced together that their potency and power increases. That means YOUR personal power and capabilities will also increase!
I’ll be teaching all of this and more in Sedona, Arizona for my Master Class in Spiritual Feng Shui, September 10-15, 2017! Do join me!
As always, I wish you nothing but much happiness and success.
Updating Your Kitchen?
Helpful Hints on Kitchen Layouts
Renovating your kitchen? How can you update without spending a fortune and still maintain good feng shui guidelines? Many of my students have asked about this recently…some want to upgrade and improve the value in order to sell their homes, while others just want to make sure their feng shui is good in this sector.
Although we often think about the kitchen as being useful for pressing down bad luck, it is an important area… sometimes described as the “soul of the house” where the food that nourishes all the residents is cleaned, prepared, cooked and stored. It is also the part of the home that both affects and is influenced by the mother energy of the home. So this area embodies all the important elements that bind members of the household together – love, unity, patience and compassion.
This week I’ve given you some hints on kitchen layouts especially pertaining to stove, sink and refrigerator so if you are renovating hopefully these will be of help to you. Please do keep in mind areas of the home that are not suitable for renovation this year — the South (Wu Wang or Five Yellow), the West (Tai Sui) and the Three Killings ( East ). Digging and renovating in these areas can bring severe bad luck, loss, illness and misfortune and it’s simply not worth the risk. If your kitchen is located in any these sectors wait until a better time to begin your renovation.
- Your kitchen should have sufficient lighting, and be airy and spacious.
- Do not energize the kitchen with feng shui figurines or mirrors.
- Kitchens should never be located in the middle of the home and they are better positioned nearer the back door than the front door.
Stoves, Sinks & Refrigerators
Keep in mind that two important elements feature in the kitchen: the stove is considered the FIRE element and the sink and refrigerator are considered the WATER element.
- Do not place the stove either next to or directly opposite the sink or refrigerator. This is because of the incompatibility of water and fire. The stove should be at least two feet away from the sink.
- The mouth of the stove should face one of the best directions of the father or patriarch of the family. * This energizes the stove making the food that is cooked in it auspicious for the family.* Check the kua number of the patriarch/breadwinner of the family to determine his or her best directions. Go to www.wofs.com to learn your kua number.
- The kitchen stove should not be in the Northwest sector. This is called “Fire at Heaven’s Gate” and brings bad luck to the breadwinner, causing the head of the household to lose their job and money by the fire. This is because the NW is the corner of your house that represents the father and it also represents the place where heaven energy pours into the home.
- The stove should not face the main door or any bedroom door.
- The stove should not be directly under an exposed overhead beam.
- Stoves should not be placed directly under a toilet on the floor above.
- The stove should not directly face a toilet door.
- The rice cooker’s knob should not face the main entrance or door. This symbolizes food (and wealth) flowing out of the house.
The kitchen is useful for pressing down “bad luck” caused by certain flying star numbers or personalized directions of bad fortune. According to the Eight Mansions and Flying Star formulas, certain sectors of the house are deemed to be lucky and unlucky. If your kitchen is located in an unlucky sector then this can be a good thing!
Please do ensure that your kitchen enjoys good feng shui…and brings great luck to your entire household.
Spirituality is Mind Power
To be a master practitioner of feng shui, one needs to be knowledgeable about all three dimensions – space dimension, time dimension (flying star feng shui) and the spiritual dimension. When one is missing, the trinity is always incomplete. Although each dimension can be practiced as a separate skill, it is when they are combined together that they create higher levels of potency.
Spiritual feng shui is very real and powerful! It involves understanding the origin of existence and the true nature of your mind. It awakens new levels of awareness and can bring you in contact with the philosopher’s stone, the wish granting jewels, the magical mandalas and much more – all of which can manifest whatever your mind creates to make you happy! You are in charge.
You see, your mind has magical abilities to focus and concentrate, and when meditation, visualization and mental imaging are added it becomes empowered. These mental visualizations must be created with fearlessness, clarity and confidence to bring about the actualization of your wishes. This is when your mind indeed becomes a “wish-fulfilling mind.”
I will be teaching all of this and more at my upcoming 5-Day Spiritual Retreat in Sedona, Arizona, USA Sept 10-15, 2017. You see, the mind is eternal and will continue to exist even when you die. The mind lives through past and future lifetimes. It is mystical, magical and transcendental. It is sacred, not part of this realm, and works from the inner dimensions of the spirit. Your mind is actually part of the cosmic universe and we will explore this and more together during our time in Sedona.
The mind goes beyond current knowledge. You have a vast library of learning stored inside your spirit, and the techniques used to access this reservoir have always been sacred…but they definitely are accessible. You only need to work at transcending your own intellectual understanding to open the doors that keep it locked away. To succeed, you must believe in your own higher self – your own spirituality.
The mind and its methods do not need to be logical in the way scientific methods are. The whole approach towards accessing the inner mind, which has been revealed to us, is definitely not necessarily logical or scientific. Spiritual awareness arises when we know about and believe in the sacred words and rituals that have been practiced for centuries; I will reveal many of these ancient teachings and mantras in Sedona.
I invite you to join me in Sedona. Make the development of your spiritual dimension a priority. Together we will practice and access the cosmic dimension using specific techniques of meditation and visualization in conjunction with sacred mantras at the powerful energy vortexes.
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.
Orchids are symbols of strength and courage. If you live in a climate where you can grow them outdoors, in your garden, they will bring good healthy chi to your home. And because they are so sturdy and long lasting, they also represent a lengthy stay in your career. If growing outside is not possible, indoor orchids are also available and very lovely.
One of the hardest things to do is to confront our own weaknesses. These can be some of the toughest moments of our lives, but also the most powerful and rewarding in terms of self-discovery and change.