This is going to be a short post but a difficult one to write only because this may seem a little pessimistic. However, the forecast seems to be happening. As of writing this post one US dollar is now at 50.96 Philippine pesos. I believe this is going to still get higher maybe up to Php 52.00 to Php 53.00.
Not to mention the fact that because of the new tax system of the country, prices are subject to get higher. While I totally support higher taxes for soft drinks, cigarettes, etc., higher taxes on fuels is definitely not good. Higher taxes on fuels will definitely increase prices of all basic commodities. All these will definitely make the financial situation of the country a little bleaker.
We all have to make sure that we are all prepared to face the year. Spend money only when it is absolutely necessary. On top of that, remember that this year we all have to be patient and really work hard.
Singapore is one of the most successful and progressive countries not only in Asia but also in the world. For such a small country with no natural resources, it has turned itself around from a poor third world country to a first world country.
Obviously, they were lucky enough to have hard working and sincere leaders who truly love their country. But, without undermining the efforts of their leaders and of their citizens, it is said that Feng Shui plays a big factor in their progress and success.
The Merlion in itself is said to guard and symbolized progress. In a much earlier post I also have talked about the dragon doors of Singapore, but perhaps one of the most innovative Feng Shui application that they did is to have all Singaporeans carry a Bagua, which symbolizes an equal balance of life’s aspirations.
At that time, they were having a big problem about Singapore’s progress. A Feng Shui master suggested that everyone should have Bagua, but they cannot force everybody to do it, because (1) not all Singaporeans are Chinese, (2) not everybody believes in Feng Shui. The solution is to come up with the one Singapore dollar in a bagua form. They later on extended this with some of their bills having the bagua sign. Furthermore, after a while they had the license sticker for their cars have the shape of the bagua also.
The Singaporean government has not acknowledged whether this is true or not, but it will certainly make you wonder why would the bagua symbol be found in their money.
I would like to add though that the use of Bagua, contrary to popular belief, is not always suggested by responsible Feng Shui experts or masters, because a slight mistake in the placement and/or in the application it can cause more problems that good chi. In fact, these days the bagua is only suggested as a last resort and also is applied with extreme caution. A Feng Shui master should always manage the placing of bagua. If somebody suggest you put a bagua without checking the location or without personally managing or overlooking it, then it is a sure sign that that person is not a real or is not a responsible Feng Shui consultant.
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Late last year I made some predictions base on the analysis of the year’s (2016) Bazi Chart / Paht Chee Chart. One of the more significant predictions that I had was when I said that we might experience some financial crisis or the start of a financial crisis. The truth, I made another prediction but I would rather not discuss the other one because of it may be deemed controversial but I did write about it.
Anyway, as I said I mentioned in that forecasted financial crisis seems to be happening now. Stock is it at lowest in 7 years, with the longest streak of fall in recent history. On top of that, foreign investors or businesses are already pulling out with the President of Europe Chamber of Commerce saying that they are already pulling out of the country. Add to that that for the longest time the dollar has hit above Php 49.00 again.
Is there a reason for worry? As of now, I don’t think we should go on a panic, it definitely won’t do anything. Let’s still put our hope and trust on the government and believe that they know what they are doing. Nevertheless, it is wise to exercise prudence in spending money and also in making investments.
The 3-Legged Toad. Please make sure when buying this you choose a three legged toad, there are some who sells the image of the frog. It’s not the same. It has to be the three-legged toad and choose the one with a coin in its mouth.
To help deflect or minimize the effect of energy of financial problem, it is highly recommended that you carry the following Buddhist items or symbols or images that serves as an amulet – Vajrapani Ruel and / or the Kalachakra Pendant made in Gold. To gain more wisdom in managing things, especially financial matters, and to put you ahead of possible hostile competitors, wearing the image of Sakyamuni Buddha (also spelled as Shakyamuni Buddha) is highly recommended.
Rare form of the image of Shakyamuni Buddha, which I like better because His other hand is in the Mudra of a Blessing!
This is a Kalachakra Pendant designed by Lillian Too. She has included some mandala sands inside the pendant to make it more potent. I personally love this pendant and has one that is made of white gold. The Kalachakra Symbol is a powerful protection symbol. It is actually ten syllable mantra compressed into one symbol. The mantra is HO HAM KSHAMALA VARAYA HUM PHAT. However, it is usually chanted with OM AH HUM thus making the complete mantra as OM AH HUM HO HAM KSHAMALA VARAYA HUM PHAT. It is because off this that for the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT, I decided to put the symbolic script OM AH HUM on top of Kalachakra Symbol.
The Vajrapani Ruel looks simple, maybe even rustic, but this simple amulet is packed with a special talisman paper inside, with various ingredients, which includes Namtso Salt, soil, various herbs and plants, crystal, and a relic from a high lama. It’s important to put the ruel inside a amulet holder or something sturdy as to not ruin it. If the cloth had tear which exposes or spill the ingredients inside, the ruel becomes useless. The Vajrapani Ruel itself is only about 1 to 2 inches and it varies from one ruel to another.
Chanting the following mantras are also highly recommended:
OM MUNI MUNI MAHA MUNI YE SOHA
OM MANI PADME HUM
OM VAJRAPANI HUM
OM AH HUM HO HAM KSHAMALA VARAYA HUM PHAT
Furthermore, wearing the image of Bodhisattva Sangharama or other Wealth Deity Yellow Dzambhala is also highly recommended. But for this type of financial crisis, I believe one of the most effective wealth enhancing deity is Ji Gong, though not very famous wealth god called Ji Gong or Che Kong (濟公). Also spelled as Ji Kong or Che Gong. which I have written about a few years ago. You can click here to know more about him.
In choosing a Kuan Kong it’s important that you look at the face. The ‘braver’ the face the better. Also, I prefer dark colored stones or gold Kuan Kong, because Kuan Kong is basically a red face god. I veer away from the white jade variety. Photo lifted from Google images.
This is a jade Ji Gong pendant. It’s very similar to the one that I have.
At the end of the day, I rally that we support the positive things that the government is doing. Realize that the government’s success should be our success also. However, we should also exercise wisdom, after all, the government is run by people who like us may be prone to errors also. So let us support but we should also let our voice be heard if you think the government is pursuing the wrong path. But in voicing our belief, first we must truly seek to understand where the government is coming from and never ever be divisive. We can have different opinions but remain in harmony.
And for a more universal cure to this concern, let us always light an incense and recite the following sutras for our government and for our world: