A former officemate called me a few months ago; he said he wants to ask help for his girlfriend who became a teacher. After a year of teaching high school students she got really burned out and wanted to quit teaching and do something else.
I decided to talk with his girlfriend, MD, myself. MD said that she always wanted to become a teacher however her first year of teaching was kind a traumatic for her. She was unable to control her students and she was called to the office several times because other teachers complained that her class was really noisy. “The students just won’t listen to me!” complains MD.
MD wants to quit her job but being one of the new teachers in the school, they want her to handle summer class. She just doesn’t know what to do because she loves teaching but at the same time it was traumatic first year for her.
I told MD if she really loves teaching she should just stay teaching. Told her she can wear a Ruyi, because a Ruyi (also spelled as Ru YI), which is also known as the ‘Scepter of Authority’. MD said herself that her biggest problem because of her ‘young looks’ is having authority over her students, and thus a Ruyi is very good for her. The truth is a Ruyi is good for all teachers whether new or old.
MD got a Ruyi pendant and admitted that she’s going to try it out for the summer class. She called me up the other day and said that she has signed up for this school year because she thinks the Ruyi worked for her. Summer class is known to be harder class to handle because these are students who flank the said subjects and more than that most of the time these are the students who are a little more difficult to discipline, but according to MD she didn’t have any problem with her students! She now loves what she love doing!
I’m on my way to a meeting and I’m stuck in traffic, which gives me a reason to call up DU and then to write this post.
DU and I were talking about beads, and we got to talk about how to make somebody’s day a little better. The answer is quite simple; give them a ‘lucky bead’.
What is a ‘lucky bead’?
If you believe in the power of crystals and semi – precious stones, you’ll know that they carry with them some energy that has the ability to influence our luck by giving us some yang energy and concentrated chi. But whatever the crystal or semi – precious stone is it has with it some capability to give us some ‘lucky energy’. What I do is I always bring with me some loose beads that have been blessed already, and whenever somebody is having a rough day, I give them a piece of the lucky bead. It might not totally change the course of his day but it will definitely do something positive for the person, at the very least, the mere fact of receiving something from a person who shows concern will make his/her day better.
Just a few days ago I was lamenting to my good friend DU how it’s been awhile since I last saw a bird outside of my room. Regular readers of this blog will know that I love being ‘visited’ by birds because birds are great omens that something good is about to happen. They deliver good news that a good luck is about to happen. In fact, I have previously written about them in a post called – BE RECEPTIVE TO CELESTIAL MESSAGES: OMENS OF GOOD LUCK!
However, when I wake up this morning, when I opened my window there was a large grayish bird outside my window. Mind you its not a Maya bird (the most common bird in the Philippines, and maybe the only bird that thrive in the city), it is double the size of the Maya bird but they are of the same color. This was not the first time I saw this particular bird and whenever I see it outside my window and hear it chirp, I know that something really good is about to happen. So, as soon as I saw this bird I knew already that there’s going to be good news soon.
When I step out of the house, I was surprised that a flock of Maya birds, approximately 15 of them descended on our front porch, stayed there for a few seconds before flying off again. Hmmm….the good news must be really big. Then when I was about to get on my car, again there was a flock of bird that flew over me! That’s when I knew that there’s big good news awaiting for me and it is going g to happen today.
Earlier this afternoon, around 3pm I received my first good news, I participated on a pitch to become the consulting company of a medical machine business, I’m the underdog because I was the only single proprietor agency who participated, all the others were international franchise, then I was also the youngest company there. But guess what, I got the news that I got the contract! First good news.
I barely able to fully digest the news when another client called up. He said that my contract with them is about to end, and unlike before they are not going to automatically renew it, because they want a new contract to indicate that they are giving me an increase with my retainer. I didn’t have to ask for it, they thought of it and offered it! Second good news!
I thought it is only appropriate to clarify something for everybody’s better understanding of the topic.
First, Mercury Retrograde is as mentioned a Western Astrology concept, I’m not an expert and I don’t have mastery of the said topic, however, I know it to be true because:
I know that Western Astrology to be true. Before I dwelt on Feng Shui and Chinese Astrology, Western Astrology was my first interest. My personal bias is that Chinese Astrology is more accurate but it doesn’t change the fact that Western Astrology has some basis.
Mercury Retrograde is a concept that I have read before. In fact, several years back. There are also some famous people who have claimed that they experienced Mercury Retrograde and that it has affected their relationship and work. Some of these people are Ronald Reagan, Cameron Mackintosh, Shirley Maclaine, etc.
The few times I got to meet some reputable Astrologer, this is something that we’ve discussed. And they are all in agreement that this is true.
Particularly this year, when June set in a lot of people have been complaining to me about their relationship problems and communication problems, which prompted me to do more research about this topic.
I believe that it is stronger this year because of several factors that may affect it to become stronger. This is just theory and I didn’t included in the first two article because it is quite difficult for me to substantiate this, but the stronger Hungry Ghost Month this year might be making Mercury Retrograde stronger also.
Second, the stronger Hungry Ghost Month phenomenon is not something new. Although rare it has been known to happen. And it is different from what happened last year, because last year we had a triple whammy, but this year it is simply stronger Hungry Ghost Month that we have to deal with it, and because it is stronger, it also extends itself. As mentioned, I’ve consulted other Feng Shui experts, particularly my teachers; most of them agree that this is indeed the case. However, I would like to clarify that there is one particular Feng Shui expert that said that they (group that she works with) are not sure whether this is an interpretation concern. Meaning, they saw it but they seem to think that this is still subject to further discussion. They are drawing their unclear stand from the ‘Double Negative Theory’; this theory states that in some aspects of Feng Shui a double negative may be a positive sign.
Third, regarding the cures for the 2014 Hungry Ghost Month and Mercury Retrograde, I would like to reiterate that something is still way better than nothing at all.
Lastly, we should not under estimate the power of a prayer. In fact, if you look at the suggested cure, a lot of it is drawing power or protection from Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, and sutras (Buddhist holy texts that are considered prayer books) and mantras, which is a form of praying. On top of this, I personally believe is also going to create some form of protection. Do good deeds, help people, help people you know, but more than that help people that you don’t know. Do something that is beyond what is JUST COMFORTABLE. The positive energy created by a very good deed is a very powerful protection, and remember a good deed is not measure by how many people you help or by how much you spent. A good deed is measured by sincerity, the amount of compassion you have, and how much of you was shared.
TO UNDERSTAND MORE ABOUT THE HUNGRY GHOST MONTH, HUNGRY GHOSTS, IT’S EFFECTS, RITUALS AND PROTECTION READ THE FOLLOWING HUNGRY GHOSTS SERIES:
In my previous post – WHAT EVERYONE NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THE 2014 HUNGRY GHOST MONTH AND MERCURY RETROGRADE, I talked about how the combined effect of the annual and monthly flying stars and of the annual and monthly Bazi or Paht Chee are making this year’s Hungry Ghost Month so much stronger that its effects will be felt 15 days before the first day of the Hungry Ghost month which is on July 27, 2014 up to 15 days after its supposed last day which is August 24, 2014. This phenomenon is made worse with the last Mercury Retrograde periods of the year sandwiching this year’s Hungry Ghost month, leaving us with about 5 challenging months in succession.
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At the start of the year, a lot of Feng Shui writers and consultants talked about how the first part of the year will show an abundance of luck for most people, and how towards the end of the year it will get depleted. This was obvious on the year’s Paht Chee chart; but nowhere was a definitive explanation of the cause discussed. It is actually only by accident that I came across a possible explanation. I believe the effects of both Mercury Retrograde and the particularly strong Hungry Ghost Month of the year occurring in succession explains why the energy of the year gets depleted towards the end of the year.
As mentioned in my previous blog post, as I wanted to validate my reading of the year’s annual and monthly flying stars and Paht Chee charts especially in relation to the year’s Hungry Ghost Month, I decided to call first my Feng Shui teacher in Hong Kong, and my Guru Lama in Singapore. Both of them confirmed the said phenomenon. After writing the previous blog post, and just before writing this one, I decided to call another Feng Shui teacher from Beijing, China, and he also confirmed the said phenomenon. Lastly, I was also able to discuss the matter with other Feng Shui consultants, who likewise acknowledged the phenomenon. Certain experts, however, are not sure whether they will be discussing it through any of their avenues because of two reasons: (1) they are not sure whether the effects are in fact going to be really bad (this goes into interpretations of the resulting calculations) and (2) if in fact the effects will be very bad, they are not sure whether remedies exist to successfully counter the effects.
In the course of writing this entry, I decided to call another Feng Shui teacher. This particular Feng Shui teacher practices Transcendental Feng Shui, which is also known as Spiritual or Third Dimension Feng Shui. Like the other Feng Shui experts that I consulted, he acknowledges the said phenomenon and like my Guru Lama he believes that we can do something about it.
Before I go into discussing how one can protect oneself from this phenomenon, let me explain that the recommendations below are an aggregation of the different recommendations that I gathered from my Guru Lama, Feng Shui teachers, and a few of my own recommendations based on my own experience. Also, it would be of course best if you follow all the recommendations; and, needless to state, following some is better than following none of them. I would also like to point out that it was a reader who since then has become a good friend, DU, who pointed out this direction of how to remedy this phenomenon.
Always have with you the following:
Kuan Yin pendant, preferably with a sutra.
This is from my personal collection. The reason I love this pendants so much is because it has a inscription of the Heart Sutra at the back. I wear the smaller one everyday.
Back image of the Kuan Yin pendant. This is the reason why I love these pendants is because they have very nicely crafted image of Kuan Yin pouring healing and auspicious from her magical vase, and at the back it has the Heart Sutra. Unfortunately, it is quite difficult to look for this kind of Kuan Yin pendant.
Chong Kwei (also spelled as Chung Kwei) or Mahakala (a wrathful image of Avalokitesvara or Kuan Yin) pendant. To be honest I’ve been looking for a Mahakala pendant and I’m unable to find one. For this year, according to my Guru Lama, Mahakala is preferred but no one can deny the efficacy of a Chong Kwei pendant during the Hungry Ghost month. Please take into consideration that he may be partial to Mahakala because he is a Buddhist Lama and Chong Kwei is of a Taoist lineage. Your Chong Kwei should be made of a black stone or gold.
This is a rare black jade pendant image of Chung Kwei. Was fortunate enough to find one in Beijing, China in a small shop. Remember in choosing a Chong Kwei or Chung Kwei or Zhung Kwei or Zhong Kwei, always get a something that’s made of a black stone or gold. Otherwise, it might not be very effective.
Kalachakra pendant, preferably made of gold or jade or clear quartz.
Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva pendant.
From my personal collection. A rare Red Amber Ksitigarbha. Unfortunately, it is quite difficult to get a Ksitigarbha pendant unless you’re from Malaysia, Hong Kong, or Singapore.
Wear or carry a Prayer Wheel and spin it as often as you can.
Medicine Buddha pendant or simply carry a Medicine Buddha sutra.
Always carry a Four Dharmakaya Relic Mantras or Lama Atisha Amulet with you at all times.
I decided to put THE FOUR DHARMAKAYA RELIC MANTRAS inside a test tube type glass holder that I bought in The Bead Shop, then I included the incense ash, Pink Himalayan Salt inside before sealing it. Thank you to DU, a reader and friend who took this photo.
At home and in the office you should have the following:
Figurine of Kuan Yin.
Figurine of Mahakala or Chong Kwei.
This is an image of a Mahakala, the wrathful form of Avalokitesvara or Kuan Yin. Wrathful form doesn’t mean that they are really angry, it means that they are largely use for protection. This photo was uploaded from Google images.
Figurine of Medicine Buddha or Kuan Kong. These two are optional.
Figurine of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva. It may be pretty difficult to get a figurine of Ksitgarbha Bodhisattva. What you can do instead is print his image, laminate it and put it on your altar. If you don’t have an altar, put them where the other images are.
In looking for an image of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva either as a pendant or a figurine for your home, you will come across with two versions, the one with the ‘Amitabha’ hat and the one where He is not wearing any hat and shows his bald head. I prefer the one with the hat, because the one where He is bald is usually associated with the spirits of the dead and connotes that he hasn’t attain His Buddhahood.
Put Four Dharmakaya Relic Mantras or Lama Atisha Amulet on all the doors and windows of your house that are facing the perimeter of your house (living quarters). If you find it difficult to find these, then the second best option would be to use Kalachakra stickers.
Put a small bowl of rock salt in all the rooms of your house.
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT: FIX ALL THE FENG SHUI ERRORS OF YOUR HOUSE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BECAUSE THE YIN EFFECTS OF ALL THESE FENG SHUI ERRORS ARE MULTIPLIED.
Play mantras in all the rooms if possible.
Do the following ‘rituals’:
From July 12, 2014 to Sept. 8, 2014, chant, DAILY, 10 full malas of OM MANI PADME HUM, 10 full malas of the Medicine Buddha Mantra – TADYATHA OM BHEKANDZYE BHEKANDZYE MAHA BHEKANDZYE RADZA SAMUGATE SOHA, and 100 full malas of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva’s mantra. He has several and you can choose which of the following are you more comfortable with:
OM PRA MANI DANI SOHA
OM AH KSITIGARBHA THALENG HUM
NAMO DI ZHANG WANG PUSA
NAMO KSITIGARBHA BODHISATTVA
Recite both the Wish Fulfilling and Negative Karma Cleansing Mantra.
Do the usual rituals for the Hungry Ghost Month that I’ve written about in the past.
Try to make offerings at the temple or church or give to charity as often as you can.
In reciting the mantra of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva, it will be better if you gaze upon his image.
Light some incense and read the following sutras as often as you can – MEDICINE BUDDHA SUTRA and KSITIGARBHA BODHISATTVA SUTRA, which is known as THE SUTRA OF PAST VOWS OF THE EARTH STORE BODHISATTVA. The sutra of the Medicine Buddha is in a blog post that I wrote about Him. Please see link below. If you want a downloadable PDF file of the Sutra of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva, please click Earth Store Bodhisattva and KSITIGARBHA BODHISATTVA SUTRA. The two versions are basically the same but slightly differ in the way it was translated. One of the difference is that in one of them Shakyamuni Buddha is simply called Buddha, which is is the more common term in addressing Shakyamuni Buddha is most of the Sutra translations. This is because it is widely accepted that all sutras that we have now are from the time of Shakyamuni Buddha. A sutra is basically a prayer and word of Buddha written in a story or conversation format.
Avoid the usual things that one should avoid during the Hungry Ghost Month.
For the Mercury Retrograde periods (June 7- July 1; October 4 – 25), wear an image of Kuan Kong or Kalachakra, and if possible, wear or carry with you a Prayer Wheel and spin it as often as you can.
Optional for July 12 to Sept. 8 is also to wear the script of the Wish Fulfilling Mantra and the Negative Karma Cleansing Mantra.
There are a lot of things mentioned on this post that for some might be hard to understand. For example what really is Hungry Ghost Month, which I didn’t discuss in detail in these 2 posts about the 2014 Hungry Ghost Month, or about Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva, Kuan Yin, four Dharmakaya Relic Mantras, etc. I humbly suggest for you to read some of my previous posts to make you understand things that were discussed here better, or why were such items recommended as a cure.
TO UNDERSTAND MORE ABOUT THE HUNGRY GHOST MONTH, HUNGRY GHOSTS, IT’S EFFECTS, RITUALS AND PROTECTION READ THE FOLLOWING HUNGRY GHOSTS SERIES:
This is perhaps the most important article that I’ll post on this blog for this year and I thank DU for helping me out with this article. Indeed this is the first time I’ve consulted another Feng Shui enthusiast before posting an article.
Lately, I have been receiving a lot of calls, text messages, and emails from people going through a lot of ‘turmoil’ in their life. A lot of them have something to do with relationships, both personal and professional. Also, a number of these people seem to be going through some form of a low life chi: they have started feeling down, feeling low, battling an inner turmoil, and/or getting depressed! Noticeably, a lot of the concerns have something to do with communications.
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I believe all the above things I mentioned above are caused by Mercury Retrograde. I’m familiar with the concept of Mercury Retrograde, although it’s a concept of Western Astrology, rather than Feng Shui or Chinese Astrology. I know that whenever Mercury Retrograde occurs, a lot of negative things happen. As I said, I’m only familiar with it but I’m not an expert and do not have mastery of the said topic.
However, based on the site About Astrology, Mercury Retrograde happens 3 to 4 times a year. It is called Mercury Retrograde because the planet Mercury slows down its movement and gives off the illusion that it has stopped moving or has moved backward thus the term “RETROGRADE”.
From what I gather, although there a lot of “negative things” that may happen, Mercury Retrograde is not all bad.
If you wish to understand the concept of Mercury Retrograde better, you can visit the site http://www.astrology.about.com and read for yourself what Mercury Retrograde is all about. For convenience, however, allow me to provide some excerpts from the article written by Molly Hall.
Mercury is the messenger, and in this time, the delivery is warped or the message gets lost en route. Some people find that their computers go on the fritz or phone lines go down. If you’re at all jittery about it, go ahead and back up your important files.
There can be delays, so give yourself plenty of time to get places. What happens in those down times? Mercury retro is known to be a time of ‘fated’ events — who will you meet? What will be revealed?
Mercury retrograde gives us time to catch up with ourselves, and reflect. Something from the past returns in a different form. People, ideas or buried insights that are keys to moving forward, float to the surface. Often it’s felt as a slowed down, contemplative time, and depending on the sign, a chance to go over old ground again, to claim what you missed the first time.
Err on Side of Caution:
There’s a long-held belief that it’s best to avoid making set plans during the Mercury Retrograde. This means holding off on signing contracts, and forming partnerships and alliances. What gets put in writing at this time may turn out to need serious revising after Mercury goes direct. But since tying up loose ends is the domain of retrograde, this type of finalization might fly.
Can you repeat that?:
In our relationships, sometimes we gloss over things that pushed buttons at the time, but which we let slide. What seemed not worth the trouble may reveal itself as a major issue in need of our attention. The Mercury retrograde is a time for review, when the underlying patterns come to light.
Back to the Drawing Board:
Some dreams and goals get lost in the hectic rushing around of daily life. The Mercury Retrograde period can be a rich time of reflection on those longings. This makes it a time for the soul to ponder its destiny. You might look over old journals, review your creative work, muse on serendipities of the past that have pointed you toward your spirit’s calling. It can make the retrograde period a time of solidifying a sense of your personal story and where you’re headed.
What does it mean in each different sign?:
The Mercury retrograde is shaped by the sign through which it is cast. For example, a Mercury retrograde in Cancer turns the mind toward things like family, home and the invisible emotional bonds that connect us. On the other hand, a Mercury retrograde in Aquarius gives it a different spin, with a review of group dynamics, the larger human community, all from a detached perspective.
Making the Most of Mercury Retrograde:
A major cause of stress at Mercury retrograde is frustration from mishaps, things breaking down, computers going black. But if we know it’s cycle, this makes it feel less terminal. If things go pear-shaped, see what’s there to see. Take a break from the usual routine.
Just observe and see what happens, and be open to the past returning for review. If it’s coming back, there’s likely something more to learn or release from it. This can be a good (and productive) time, in its own way.
What is clear from the article is that although it can be a challenging time for us, and a local astrologer told me that Mercury Retrograde will definitely affect 30% to 50% of the world’s population in a negative way, depending on how we act on it it can still be a good time for us.
But why am I writing about Mercury Retrograde? Admittedly, I was bothered since it appears that people are really affected by it considering the rather alarming number of emails, text messages, and calls that I’ve received. This in turn prompted me to do more research about it and study its possible relation to Feng Shui and Chinese Astrology, if any.
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My research and study about its possible relation to Feng Shui and Chinese Astrology led me to ‘discover’ something else about this year’s Hungry Ghost Month. For regular readers of this blog, chances are you’re familiar with the Hungry Ghost Month because this is a topic that I’ve always written about in the past years. For those who are not familiar with it, please read my posts about them. To put it simply, the Hungry Ghost month, which happens on the 7th lunar month of the year, is a month where the hungry ghosts are released so that they can eat. It is believed to be a very bad and dangerous month and most Chinese will avoid going to hospitals and cemeteries during this month. Most Chinese will also avoid signing contracts, traveling, making major decisions, moving houses, getting medical treatment during the Hungry Ghost Month.
Anyway, what I discovered is that this year’s Hungry Ghost month may unfortunately be a lot worse than is normally the case; and this is saying a lot because the Hungry Ghost month is already bad as it is. Before I discuss more about this discovery, let me just point out certain observations regarding the dates of occurrences of Mercury Retrograde and the Hungry Ghost Month for this year.
The second Mercury Retrograde period started June 7 of this year and it will end on the 1st of July. The third period, and I think the last one for the year, is from October 4 to October 25. This year’s Hungry Ghost Month is from July 27 to August 24. You’ll notice that it has been sandwiched by two Mercury Retrograde periods, leaving at least about a month between the end of the second Mercury Retrograde period and the start of the Hungry Ghost Month and also a month between the end of the Hungry Ghost Month and the beginning of the third Mercury Retrograde period. However, this is where it becomes tricky. As mentioned, it is highly probable that this year’s Hungry Ghost Month is going to be more intense than the normal expected yearly Hungry Ghost month. This means that not only will there be a strong and powerful Hungry Ghost month, but also that its effect will be felt 15 days prior to July 27 and 15 days after August 24! Hence, it would appear that there will be a total of approximately 5 challenging months in succession from the second Mercury Retrograde period until the end of the third Mercury Retrograde period.
Returning to my discovery about this year’s Hungry Ghost Month, it is extremely difficult to write about what causes this phenomenon (of the Month being a particularly intense one) because a lot of it will involve explaining several technical terms about the annual flying stars and the monthly flying stars, as well as their relation to the annual Bazi or Paht Chee, again coupled with the Monthly Bazi or Paht Chee! Needless to say, the resulting calculations got me a little worried. I decided that before I start writing about this and cautioning people about it, I’d get confirmation from my Feng Shui teacher in Hong Kong and my Guru Lama in Singapore.
Both of them confirmed this phenomenon although both claimed that this is rare. In fact, my Guru Lama said that this is only the second time he is encountering this situation and he is 78 years old! From the perspective of those who strictly practice straight Feng Shui, there’s not much one can do about this, but in the practice of the Third Dimension, Transcendence, or Spiritual Feng Shui, there’s something that can be done. This relieved me somewhat since a particularly intense Hungry Ghost Month could multiply the effects of the bad Feng Shui of your house, your bad personal Feng Shui, or any negative chi that is brought about by your karma, Paht Chee, or Feng Shui blunders.
During the Hungry Ghost Month, don’t be surprised if big projects might suddenly go awry. It is highly recommended that you finish 15 days prior to July 27 all critical matters that you have to attend to. Also, it would greatly help if you fix all the Feng Shui errors that you know of in your house. Additionally, all of us must carefully watch our health and be wary about going out in the evening.
I admit that I hesitated to write this post because I don’t want to be scaring people. However, I also wanted people to know about these matters because I believe them to be important. This made me look into possible remedies because without these, there would be not much point to sharing the information. In view of these thoughts, I decided to talk to certain people. This is the first time I consulted several people before posting something. One of them is a reader who bought the Wish Fulfilling and Buddha’s Blessing Mantra Pendant, and has since then become a very good friend. DU, whom I’ve written about, is the person who pointed me to the right direction. My Feng Shui teacher from Hong Kong, who strictly practices straight Feng Shui, felt that there is nothing we can do about this phenomenon. DU refused to believe this and mentioned that mantras should be able to help. This prompted me to call my Guru Lama in Singapore and he did share with me some possible remedies. I consulted people because while the threat of this phenomenon of having an extra strong Hungry Ghost month (sandwiched by 2 Mercury Retrograde periods at that) is I believe a very serious matter, I don’t want to be simply a doomsday prophet.
Again, as I always say, what’s the importance of knowing something if one can’t prevent it from happening or at the very least if one can’t have a remedy against it. While people who are into straight Feng Shui believe that there’s nothing we can do about this, those who practice the Transcendence/Spiritual/Third Dimension of Feng Shui believe that there are some things that we can do to protect us from the ill effects of this phenomenon.
There are people who get the Wish Fulfilling and Buddha’s Blessing Mantra Pendant because they really need it, and there are people who get the Wish Fulfilling and Buddha’s Blessing Mantra Pendant simply because they are PERSISTENT!!!
MT belongs to the second group of people who got the pendant. She emailed not less than 23 times before I finally got to respond to her email, and I made the ‘mistake’ of giving her my number that she didn’t stop pestering me until I agree to have my jeweler make the pendant for her.
MT is a 34-year – old housewife, she herself is the first person to admit that she really doesn’t have anything else to wish for because life has been good to her. She grew up in a good family, married a childhood sweetheart, and she now has 3 loving kids. She really never had to work, but only do so because she loves teaching pre – schoolers and again she was lucky enough to get that kind of teaching job.
She said she only wish for the pendant because she just want to ensure that her life will always be good. She couldn’t really wish for anything else but for her life to continue as it is until her children grows up and get married and have a family of their own.
However, fate has something else install for her. According to MT, although she would always say that she wishes for nothing else, she has a long time dream of having a school of her own, and while she still sometimes long for it, she felt that actively wishing for it will already be an act of selfishness because she already has everything that she can ask for. But 8 months after she got the Wish Fulfilling and Buddha’s Blessing Mantra Pendant she got an offer from the owner of the school that she works for, the owner is migrating to Canada and is selling off her school. It was first offered to the current principal but the principal declined the offer thus it is being offered to MT. MT couldn’t believe that it was dropped to her on lap just like that. What’s even more wonderful is that she is being offered a very convenient and comfortable payment scheme, so she really wouldn’t have to ask money from her husband. The only request of the owner is that she retains most of the staff and makes changes only if she deemed appropriate on the next school year.
Front side of the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT
MT has everything, she decided to have then Wish Fulfilling and Buddha’s Blessing Mantra Pendant simply because she wants to ensure that everything will always go smoothly, but in the end because deep down she believes in miracles but don’t want to dictate it, she got what she’s always wanted.
Incidentally, I would like to share here that I got a message from Gmail informing that they have taken the liberty of automatically blocked emails from email address who has been shown to have been spamming me. They said these are emails from the same address who are left unread but have been found to continuously send me email. I have wrote them back to unblock all the email address because I know some of you email me several times, but so far they have not responded yet.
If you wish to know more about the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT please read the following blog posts:
Again, today I would like to share a short post on how one can increase wealth luck by having the correct wallet Feng Shui.
It really is quite simple, for those who know their wealth luck color base on their Bazi should use a wallet whose color is represented by the color that rules their wealth element. For example, if your wealth element is wood then you can use a green wallet, if your wealth element is water then you can use a blue or black wallet, if your wealth element is metal then you can either use a white wallet or silver colored or gold colored wallet, if your wealth element is fire then you can use either red or pink or orange or violet colored wallet, if your wealth element is the earth element the you can use a yellow color wallet. This is for those who know their wealth element, which is determined thru the bazi or Paht Chee.
How about those who don’t know their wealth element? Regardless of your wealth element color there are two colors that will enhance your wealth luck, maybe not as good as when you know your wealth element but they still greatly help. These are the colors red and green. Red because it greatly increases the yang energy. Green, because green is the universal color of growth.
Aside from using the right color of wallet, you can also greatly increase your wealth luck by ensuring that there’s cash in it. What I personally do is that I have a Singaporean and US dollar in it that I can’t use here in the Philippines. Although a lot of us tend to use credit cards these days, ensuring that your wallet always has cash will greatly improve your wealth luck.
Today I would again like to share a short post on how a person can use natural Feng Shui remedy to drive away bad luck.
I love sharing natural Feng Shui remedies because I know that most Feng Shui cures like the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT, or those that use jade or natural precious or semi – precious stones can get quite pricey. The only draw back with using natural Feng Shui cures is that you have to replace them quite often, at best and depending on the weather, they may last up to 2 weeks.
If you are experiencing some bad luck you can use the pomelo fruit or pomelo leaves to drive the bad luck away. What you can do is put unripe pomelo in your living room and/or dining room. One pomelo will do but making it 3 pieces will be great. If you have an altar, in lieu of the living room, you can put it on your altar instead. If the bad luck is really bad and affects the whole family, you can put one piece of unripe of pomelo in each of the room of the house. Take them out when they’ve ripened. Eat them or give them away after you’ve used them as a Feng Shui cure. Replace them with new pomelos if things haven’t gotten better.
You can also use pomelo leaves, boil them in water and use the water to wash yourself. It will definitely help in driving the bad luck or bad chi away!
Although I have always believed in Feng Shui, it was this blog that proved to me that “miracles” are more common that most people expect them to be. The personal testimonies of the readers of this blog, both those I’ve shared here and those that remain to be unwritten, has proved to me that miracles do happen, they happen frequently, and most importantly they happen even to those who don’t believe in Feng Shui or Buddhism or Taoism, they happen even to those who don’t believe that they will happen.
I always receive emails, calls, sms, about how my recommendations here or the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT(1), has helped people received miracles, especially the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT(2), who have become quite famous and has since become an instrument for people to receive miracles and various luck.
However, I will be the first to admit that the Feng Shui recommendations mentioned on this blog, and even the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT(3), doesn’t enjoy a 100% effectivity. Meaning there are a few people who got the pendant that has not experienced any miracle, and surprisingly, it seems to be that these are the people who should be receiving the miracles because they are quite open to it and need no further convincing and are quite open about it.
I thought about this matter because while I don’t have any doubt about the efficacy of the recommendations here and of the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT(4), I don’t understand why some people do receive the miracles and some don’t. After thinking about it for several weeks, I realized that a lot of those who received the miracles immediately are people who do believe in the efficacy of the pendant are people who don’t really believe or are people who don’t have specific solutions to their problems, while a lot of the people who truly believes that the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT(5), are those people who also have a specific solution or specific miracle as to how the pendant will work. In this sense, because of their specific desire of something, it has become a stumbling block on their real miracles.
Let me explain it further, if you read the personal testimonies, I notice that they were mostly from people who know that they need the pendant but don’t have solutions to their problems. Or a few of them are stories about people who don’t really believe it but were given to them by a parent. My point is these are people who don’t have specific solutions to their problem. For me, it shows, and this is still a theory, that it seems like if you believe something will happen then something will happen. However, if you believe something will happen and sort of dictate or impose what will happen, it becomes a stumbling block to the miracle. In fact, if you read the personal testimonies, there are a few stories that show that the outcome is not what they really expected but turn out to be what they need.
So I say, be open to miracles, hope and expect it even, but do not dictate or impose!
I believe one common mistake of Feng Shui writer (myself included) and Feng Shui consultants and teachers is that unconsciously communicate to the public that doing proper Feng Shui will make ALL problems go away. This is a wrong belief.
Doing proper Feng Shui will not make problems go away; they will help mitigate it and lessen its impact. It doesn’t mean that if you wear the Holy Gourd or an image of the Medicine Buddha, you’ll never get sick. There are a lot of other factors that one has to consider, for example karma or how you treat yourself. No amount of Feng Shui can prevent you from getting old or get sick if you don’t eat properly, etc.
Aside from karma and how you treat yourself, there are other factors who will definitely create some problems for you, for example, the Flying Stars, whether these are the annual flying stars, the monthly flying stars, the weekly flying stars, the daily flying stars or even the hourly flying stars, these stars will definitely have some effect on you and they will surely bring some sort of problem or blessing depending on the star that affects you. Plus your life chart or bazi / Paht Chee will also have some effect.
Which leads us to the question why then should we still bother practicing Feng Shui? To answer that let me draw an example from my own experience.
I have been practicing Feng Shui for a very long time and it doesn’t mean I never had a problem, or it doesn’t mean that I never had to work because wealth luck just comes in, I still have to work hard on my business, I still encounter some bumps. But with Feng Shui these are easily mitigated or sometimes I easily recognize that a problem is about to happen and I’m able to act on it right away.
For example, my life chart coupled with the monthly stars shows that I have to be really careful with backstabbing, bad mouthing, and big quarrel. A few months ago somebody from Malaysia or Singapore sent me an email telling me that they saw on one of website traffic meter site that my blog enjoys a high volume of traffic everyday. This person then proceeded to suggest that I should carry their amulets to help more people. I declined this offer because I’m really not a seller and I only write about things that I totally believe in. They wrote me twice and I declined their offer twice, and now I find my blog being attacked by a site that sells amulets. It’s funny how this happened a few weeks after I declined an offer to sell amulets. I got bothered and irritated for about 10 – 15 minutes and realized that this is simply a reminder of what my real intentions are when I first started blogging. I never cared whether people read my blog, I simply want to write, why then I should I care if people attack me or if people believes the attacks against me or my blog in the end I will just write and write and if people likes my blog and they get some benefits and learn things from my blog, I will be thankful.
So you see I still encounter ‘problems’ and I still experience some of the things my chart shows, but because I believe I practice good Feng Shui these things becomes peripheral. It’s done by people that I don’t personally know and who don’t personally know me and because of Feng Shui these things weren’t done by people I work with or by people who are really close to my like family and friends.
So you see Feng Shui doesn’t mean there’s an absence of a problem. It only means problems will not bother or affect you as much.
I often hear people say that technologies like our smart phones, tablets, etc. are modern evil gadgets because it destroys interpersonal relationships and it makes people more dependent on it that some studies show that we have become more stupid. For example, before we will just use our brains to figure a direction to certain location, thereby in the process exercising our gray cells. However, these days most people will just rely on the smartphone app Waze or Google Map.
My feeling towards the claim that technology is evil, at best is ambivalent, because I cannot deny the fact that it has stop many people from properly communicating with each other. These days, I notice, that the younger generation considers “texting” as a form of communication, they’re no longer interested with calling each other up to really talk with each other. I once heard a guy in his 20s told somebody over the phone – WE WERE JUST TEXTING EACH OTHER EARLIER AND NOW YOU WANT TO TALK AGAIN! – However, come to look at it all kinds of technology or gadgets at that is neither evil or good, it is how we use it, but I won’t deny the fact that it is harder now for us to concentrate on things that matter because of all the possible distraction around us brought about my technology. His Holiness the Dalai Lama although didn’t banned the monks of using mobile phones, he highly discouraged it because he said it will distract them from all the essential things that they should be doing even in the importance of doing nothing.
I know that these days it’s almost impossible for people not to have a mobile phone but the truth is I believe we can also use technology to help improve or develop good chi. For example, if possible use an image of a Buddha or a Bodhisattva or of a mantra as your wallpaper. Every time you look at it, you will surely receive some form of blessings. Also, I have downloaded some sutras both on my smartphone and tablet, so whenever I’m stuck in traffic I will just read the sutras. On top of that, I’ve downloaded a lot of Buddhist chants like the Mantra of the Compassionate Bodhisattva, Kuan Yin (also known as or Chenrezig) – OM MANI PADME HUM, or the Mantra of the Medicine Buddha – TADYATHA OM BHEKANDZYE BHEKANDZYE MAHA BHEKANDZYE RADZA SAMUGATE SOHA, among others. I will play them whenever I’m feeling down or stressed out.
So you see whether these modern technologies and gadgets becomes a tool of evil or goodness is up to us. For me, I just make use of them to improve my chi.