Feng Shui Elephant Trunk Down
Feng Shui is a vast and complicated method of looking at energy and how it affects the world. There are so many books out there that novices usually give up after a few tries and decide it doesn’t really work. For those who are now nodding and recognizing themselves in that statement, there is hope in Lillian Too’s books. She has brought the whole concept into a more doable, easily studied and eminently useful teaching that westerners can grab onto. Whether one wants to just tweak the home a bit or go more into depth and become a practitioner, Lillian can truly help. She is a prolific writer, teacher and businesswoman; it is no surprise that she has been awarded the title of Grand Master by the feng shui community.
As one who started with the complicated books of master practitioners many, many years ago and found them too obtuse to bother with, I salute Lillian Too. Many classes later (and failed arrangements that were supposed to work, according to traditional teachings) I found Lillian’s books and started applying her teachings. Voila! Suddenly my arrangements worked and the fire of enthusiasm was rekindled. Since taking up the Flying Star teachings, things have definitely changed for the better and life is much more enjoyable. Feng Shui Elephant Trunk Down
To get started with utilizing these ancient principles in a western setting, it helps to come up with a list of priorities, which can be as many as nine, since the grid used has nine sectors. To make it easier though, try starting with just the main three: health, wealth, and protection. Starting with protection is best, since increasing the positive flow of energy automatically brings an increase in negative (yin/yang principle). Your basic protection devices are many but the most powerful is the 5-element pagoda. If finances are so tight that you can only afford one thing, get that and place it in the proper sector immediately. Other devices are wind chimes, 7-element ringing bell, faceted crystal spheres, mirrors, elephant and rhinoceros statues, incense, various celestial statutes, and amulets.
Placing an elephant with upturned trunk (attacking) and a double-horned rhinoceros at doorways and windows is said to prevent break-ins. If using small statues, they should be at least 18 inches off the floor and facing the door or window. Placing certain types of wind chimes in the center of an axis of problem stars can disrupt the bad chi. Placing the 5-element pagoda in any sector harboring an inauspicious star can stop that energy from doing any harm; it really does work (see my other articles on the 5-element pagoda for some amazing stories about that).
Protection is definitely step one of a three-step process to changing one’s energies for the better. Ignoring this very important step can lead to disaster in life very quickly. Remember: increasing positive automatically increases negative; they are inexorably tied together. The trick is to increase the positive and inhibit the negative and it’s easy with feng shui devices. Feng Shui Elephant Trunk Down