In my recent trip to San Diego, California, my best friend’s brother and sister-in-law generously volunteered to host me all throughout my stay there. I’m really glad that I took on their offer to stay in the house because I don’t have to eat hotel food, and to be honest, I saved up a lot of money because I don’t have to pay for hotel room and J, my best friend’s sister-in-law always make sure that I have food and I don’t go hungry. That only downside is that I gained some pounds and fat, a big thing for somebody who is trying to lose some weight. I really love J’s cooking, she has put a lot of American twist to the Filipino dishes.
It is in their house, one dinner, that I met W, a German – American guy who works in a bank in the States. During our dinner, conversation went into Feng Shui, and this is when W consulted me about his problem in the office.
According to W, he believes that he is fairly successful and that he has a good life. However, there’s something that has always bothered him, everything he does in the office, he always have to ‘…fight for it, fight with a capital F-I-G-H-T…’. W said he never seemed to have gotten his superiors’ support even though he has fairly proven himself and that his projects has mostly been successful. He once thought that it is a personality difference issue but even when one of his superior was replaced, he still faces the same problem with the new one. He gets along with his new superior on a personal level, but somehow it seems like he is unable to get the superior’s professional support.
P, my best friend’s brother, and J suggested to W to request me to Feng Shui his office. I told W if he believes in Feng Shui I’d be willing to do it for him and told him to bring me to his office. We then agreed on a date.
When W brought me to his office, I immediately saw the problem. He has a spacious office, but the office also has a glass wall, and when seated his back is facing the window/glass wall. This means that he doesn’t have any support coming from his back!!!
The problem is pretty obvious and quite simple to cure. Having an ‘empty space’ behind your work area will translate to a literal support-less atmosphere for you in your work. Like what W experienced, if there’s nothing behind you, you also won’t get any support, no matter how good you are in what you do. Sometimes, even if there’s a window behind you but there’s a building behind you, and it’s quite near your own building, then that building may act as a Feng Shui support. In the case of W, there’s no tall building behind him that can act as a Feng Shui support.
Since he already has a small table behind him, I suggested that he put a Feng Shui 3-Peak Mountain behind him. Normally, what I would suggest is to put a painting of a mountain, however, since it’s a glass wall that also serves as a window, it’s impossible to hang a painting here, thus a Feng Shui Three-Peak Mountain will do. When it comes to effectivity, they’re both quite effective. It’s just that a Feng Shui 3-Peak Mountain might look a little out-of-place in his office.
I think, the Feng Shui 3-Peak Mountain is the solution to his problem, but I also suggested for him to wear a Ruyi pendant or carry it as a keychain to give him more authority.
It’s been about 2 months since I suggested the cure and W emailed me to say that he can now feel the significant change in the way his superiors look at his projects or proposals. They now give him their support. A colleague also commented that there is some change in W, according to W, the colleague said that he now seems more confident and authoritative. I’m guessing it’s because of the Ruyi pendant he started wearing.
I just want to give some guidelines about having a mountain and choosing a mountain picture to get support.
- Never put the mountain in front of you. It will be confronting the mountain, thus it will create your downfall.
- Make the painting or picture of the mountain big enough to make it noticeable but not so big that it overcomes you.
- A good mountain picture is something that doesn’t have a very sharp peak or sharp ridges.
Remember, a mountain behind you will give you solid support in your work and career!
Aside from putting a picture of a mountain or a Feng Shui 3-Peak Mountain, you can also put a Dragon-Tortoise behind you. It works as well. In fact, in my office it’s the Dragon – Tortoise that offers me support.