Personal and Planetary Change through Feng Shui Ritual and Ceremony
shui, the ancient Chinese art and science of placement is taking
our western culture by storm. We are eagerly embracing its timeless
principles of creating harmonious living and working circumstances
for nurturing health, happiness, and prosperity.
are many different "schools" or perspectives of feng
shui. Some emphasize how the land forms affect one's circumstances;
others emphasize how the compass orientations and astrology influence
one's life. Another school, Tibetan Tantric Black Sect Buddhism
Feng Shui, incorporates the essence of these traditional schools
with the use of ritual and ceremony to deepen our relationship
with our surroundings and align with the balancing and creative
energies of the universe. My work, Visionary Feng Shui, is based
upon this body of sacred knowledge and experience.
Thomas Lin Yun brought this eclectic perspective of feng shui
to the west in 1973, creating a bridge between ancient wisdom
and modern understanding. He reinterpreted Black Sect teachings
and philosophy in terms of modern western knowledge and science,
while staying true to its roots and traditions, which trace back
3000 years from India, Tibet, and China. Steeped in ancient philosophies
and traditions, the Black Sect School offers mystical feng shui
solutions that work in both the visible and invisible realms by
connecting our positive intentions through ritual and ceremony
with our physical environment.
mystical solutions are called transcendental or secret curesceremonies
that use time-honored rituals for blessings, clearings, and meditations
to empower the environmental placements and changes we make. (The
word "cure" relates to an action that redirects energy
[chi flow] to effect a positive change in a situation or a space.
A cure is a feng shui solution.) Transcendental cures enhance
the effect of ordinary cures, which are called mundane cures or
ru-shr in Chinese, meaning "inside our experience."
The mundane cures are yang, which is logical, easy to understand,
and easily accepted by intellectuals. It is the first level at
which we actively relate to our environment and circumstances.
cures are called chu-shr in Chinese, meaning "outside our
experience." This refers to that realm which goes beyond
our understanding. Transcendental also refers to the yin, spiritual,
or invisible realm. These cures may seem illogical and unreasonable,
and yet, their purpose is to connect us with the heavenly realms.
Heaven is also conceived as the concept of the unmanifest in quantum
physics; that same place that Albert Einstein said is the source
of all true art and science, which he called the unified field
and Deepak Chopra calls the field of all possibilities.
the past, secret cures were orally passed down from master to
student, and not revealed to the general public. Today, secret
cures are generously available for all to improve their lives,
and to help heal and stabilize our precious home, mother earth.
And as our breadth of knowledge so rapidly expands, we are blessed
to receive what was once secret, but has now become public.
or marrying the visible and invisible, the tangible and intangible,
and the mundane and transcendental aspects of life is the most
powerful way to use feng shui. The relationship of inner and outer
is strengthened by combining both the yin and yang aspects of
this perspective, Grandmaster Lin Yun emphasizes that the use
of transcendental solutions gives added clout to our feng shui
actions and adjustments. He explains that the results we expect
from our actions are greatly increased through the ceremony and
ritual of secret cures.
Power of Transcendental Feng Shui Cures
example, if you wanted to increase your income, the traditional
advice might be to work harder, contact more prospects, or do
more advertising to help your income increase. This might be 10
or 20 % effective, depending upon your level of commitment.
feng shui solutions that may be suggested might be placing a wind
chime near the front door to help attract the desired income,
along with clearing out your clutter, and repositioning your desk
to a more commanding position. Taking these mundane actions, may
be 50% more effective.
if we empower these adjustments with the Three Secrets Reinforcement,
which is a transcendental cure that can be applied to connect
our intention for attracting more income with the environmental
adjustments we put into place, our income could rise as much as
100 to 120%, not only meeting our financial objectives, but going
beyond our expectations.
The key to working with transcendental feng shui ceremonies and
cures is having clarity of intention and purpose. First, our intentions
must be congruent with the laws of nature and the universehonorable,
moral, and uprightbecause all is interconnected. We are
all one and what we do out in the world is actually something
we are doing to ourselves.
we must have clarity of purpose. If we are uncertain or conflicted
about any aspects of the process or the outcome, we may not receive
the strongest results.
being open to receive what shows up next is always the right next
step in the process of change. It teaches us to be willing to
release our attachment to how we think it should be. If we let
our source of spiritual inspiration determine the where, when,
and how, we may find it opens us to greater learning and good
far beyond our present vision.
we work in the transcendental dimension, sometimes changes may
take place that we don't expect or want. If and when this happens,
we consider the feng shui connections and symbolisms, as these
events may have a message for us to consider, or may be pointing
us in a different direction. Perhaps we have skipped over an aspect
that needs attention before we can move on.
shui regards our life path like a river: It is rarely straight.
If the river is moving too fast, we look to see what we need to
do to slow it down; if it is too slow, stagnant, or stuck, we
look to see what needs to change to create an improved flow; and
if it is too chaotic, we note those elements that might possibly
be creating the chaos, and then realign what we can.
is important to keep your feng shui transcendental cures secret
until you've experienced the manifestations desired. Others' skepticism
can easily weaken your own chi, so your energy around the situation
becomes dissipated. Only share your feng shui cures with those
who are clearly supportive and already involved.
what we may judge as bad or wrong turns out to be just the right
catalyst that is needed to propel us further along our path. This
perspective is mirrored in my favorite Chinese character, "Opportunity"
. . . which is also the same character for "Crisis"!
it is necessary to release our attachment to the outcome, it is
very important to visualize our desired outcomes in several stages
of developmentto set the stage, so to speak. This is known
as the Mind Secret, which is the most important aspect of the
Three Secrets Reinforcement Ceremony.
instance, in applying this to sell your home; the first step might
be to visualize doing any needed repairs; secondly, you might
visualize interviewing several Realtors, and then you might see
yourself deciding on the price and signing a listing agreement.
Next you might see the "For Sale" sign go up and visualize
the house being shown. Then you might visualize receiving an offer
at your full price and desired terms. After that you see yourself
signing the papers, the inspections taking place, and receiving
a check at closing for even more than you imagined! You see yourself
depositing the check in the bank and being ready for your next
move, which you can also visualize. This is the first step of
the Three Secrets.
and enjoyment of your God-given ability to experience these life
situations is the key emotion you want to feel as you apply the
visualization is the process out of which all human creations
have been made into reality. By visualizing the positive outcome
we desire in all its glory, we attract the creative resources
of the universe to our cause. Using all five senses in our visualizations
is additionally empowering. If we can imagine seeing, touching,
smelling, tasting, and/or hearing as many of the elements as we
can; then our thoughts become deeply felt and sensed, increasing
their creative power.
it is possible raises your ability to receive, although your results
may still vary somewhat from your expectations. Grandmaster Lin
Yun says that 8 out of 10 things don't turn out exactly the way
we expect, because life is multi-causal, and some things are just
out of our ability to influence. It's best to have an open and
positive expectation that you will experience the right next step
from where you are. Everyone gets different results to feng shui
cures. Some get immediate results, others see their lives gradually
improve over time, and others may see no results for a while,
then suddenly things may shift in their lives.
times benefits come from unexpected sources and you may not directly
connect your life changes with your feng shui cures. Be willing
to allow your internal changes to take place in your own psychology,
emotions, and personality as the inner assimilates the outer changes
other two secrets of the Three Secrets Reinforcement Ceremony
are the Body Secret and the Speech Secret. Although we use these
creative aspects continually in everyday life; great empowerment
comes as we connect them with our intention through the following
Three Secrets Reinforcement
Three Secrets Reinforcement is a traditional feng shui cure that
is very important when making adjustments or applying minor additions,
and also as the empowerment part of other transcendental cures.
It works with the dimensions of Mind (visualization), Body (mudra),
and Speech (mantra) to dynamically increase the power of the changes
you are making.
1: (Mind) Visualize the change you desire to take place.
It is most effective to begin the visualization, then do the mantra
and mudra simultaneously while holding the visualization in your
mind. You might even like to write out an affirmation for each
change or addition.
(Speech) Say the Six True Words (or other sacred words or prayers
from your own tradition) nine times, silently or very quietly:
Om Ma Ni Pad Me Hum
words are also called the Mantra of Compassion and have the creative
power (vibration) to improve luck, uplift your mind, correct negative
thoughts, enhance wealth and prosperity, and help you perform
better in your daily life.
3: (Body) Perform the Ousting Mudra (or other hand
gesture) to clear the chi (life force energy) where new thought
forms are being placed. With a mudra we express with our body
what our intention is in our heart. The mudra is performed as
right hand for women and left hand for men.* Hold hand palm down.
Curl middle and ring finders under by holding with the thumb.
The index and little finger are pointing out. Flick the middle
and ring fingers out, then return to be held by the thumb. Repeat
this ousting mudra (hand movement) nine times while the mantra
is being said.
*Note: For certain transcendental cures, the use of the right/left
hand for women/men may be switched to enhance the power of the
astrology specifies auspicious days to perform secret cures and
make certain adjustments like placing a bed or stove. Please refer
to a Chinese Almanac.
to Perform the Three Secrets Reinforcement
for doing feng shui secret cures is of vital importance. We want
to be calm, centered, and free of external distractions or anxieties
so we can clearly focus attention on our creative intention for
our desired results. Grandmaster Lin Yun suggests we perform the
following Heart-Calming Mantra before we invoke the Three Secrets
note: As with any of the Black Sect rituals and ceremonies, Grandmaster
Lin Yun encourages us to adapt these ceremonies to honor our own
personal source of spiritual inspiration. He encourages us to
substitute our own source of spiritual mantras, mudras, or sacred
words and prayers for those from the Tibetan Black Sect Buddhist
meditation is to be used before doing secret cures and clearings
to calm the mind, and thereby, calming the heart. It may also
be used at any time to calm oneself in times of stress, confusion
translated it means: "For our prayers, wishes, or intentions
to be heard and granted quickly." The literal translation
is: "Beyond, Beyond the Great Beyond, Beyond that Beyond,
to Thee Homage."
the intention that your heart and mind are becoming calmer and
will become perfectly calm as you chant the mantra.
in a balanced and comfortable position, feet shoulder width apart,
although it may be performed sitting if necessary. Gently close
your eyes. Begin and end by taking a breath in through the nose
and exhaling out through the mouth.
1: Form the Heart Calming Mudra (hand position) by
placing the left hand on top of the right, palms facing up, and
thumbs held up above and touching each other. Hands are held in
front of your heart or solar plexus, as if you are cradling your
2: Visualize your mind becoming very calm and quiet,
like a perfectly still ocean on a very calm, clear morning. Or,
you may visualize that you are in front of a Buddha (or your own
source of spiritual inspiration) bathed in Buddha's light.
Chant the following Heart Calming Mantra (or a prayer from your
own spiritual tradition) nine times:
Para Sum Gat'e
Shui Blessings, Clearings, and Personal Chi Adjustment Methods
are many transcendental ceremonies and rituals that incorporate
the Three Secrets and the Heart Calming Mantra to improve and
resolve many life situations such as the ones listed below.
this knowledge orally as a direct chi transmission through the
lineage from master to student has the strongest energetic effect,
but this knowledge is now also available in written form in many
books written from the Black Sect Buddhism Feng Shui perspective.
If the book honors Professor (Grandmaster) Lin Yun or Lin Yun
Rinpoche, it should be authentic information.
time, or in different publications, there may be variations in
the procedures. This is because sometimes the cures change as
new knowledge comes to light.
what feels right in your heart. Grandmaster Lin Yun says that
our heartfelt sincerity is the most important factor in applying
cures, not the pronunciation of the words or following the rituals
to a T. Just do your best, focused on your heart-centered desires,
and release as best you can your anxiety about doing it just perfectly.
Repeated practice generally helps you feel more at ease if these
rituals are new to you.
Situations That Benefit From Transcendental Cures:
detrimental, stagnant, or depleting energies and ghosts from a
building or place
or blessing a building, event, person, or place
or balancing personal chi
bad luck from robbery, fire, bankruptcy, business failure, divorce,
illness, or death, etc.
selling, or moving into a new home
Renovating or building a home
or trimming a tree
creativity and communications
Attracting and enhancing a marriage or partnership
openings, marriage ceremonies, and special events
a child and resolving childhood issues
health, happiness, and prosperity, or overcoming issues in these
safe and comfortable travel
fame and recognition
and blessing cars, boats, and travel trailers, etc.
customers and increasing business and productivity
Shui Guidelines and The Red Envelope Tradition
are three guidelines to follow when sharing information about
The person must ask for the information.
The person must be sincere in his/her request.
The person who requests the information (by direct oral communication)
must give the teacher red envelopes.
a feng shui practitioner imparts any cures or wisdom, one or more
red envelopes with some money inside each one, must be presented
to the teacher. This "lucky red envelope" tradition
is also used on special Chinese occasions, such as weddings or
the Chinese New Year.
practicing feng shui, the red envelope tradition increases the
effectiveness of the information being shared. It also shows respect
for this sacred work, and protects the teacher from having his
or her chi, or life force energy, weakened when giving the secrets
of this orally transmitted art and sharing the secrets of heaven.
are several levels involved in this ritual of exchanging red envelopes.
First, it shows your sincerity and respect. Additionally, by taking
the time and trouble to locate or make red envelopes, your mind
becomes open to the possibilities that the adjustments and cures
will help you.
the information requested is being shared by telephone, the envelopes
must be given first. The envelopes should be new and not reused
afterwards for any other secret methods. They can, however, be
used for other purposes, such as to give a bride a gift.
number of envelopes is determined by the importance of the cure
or the information that is received. For each cure, there should
be 1, 3, 9, 27, 99 or 108 red envelopes. Each envelope should
have some money inside. Numbers have a specific chi resonance
and are symbolic as follows:
(1) signifies the beginning, the birth, and is very auspicious.
(3) signifies the connection between heaven, earth, and man.
Nine (9) indicates fullness and is the most complete and auspicious
of all single numbers. It is the most yang number.
seven (27) combines the chi of three and nine.
(99) contains two nines.
hundred eight (108) is the most powerful and protective of the
numbers as it contains three nines: 99 plus 9.
a teacher receives red envelopes, he or she will use the Three
Secrets Reinforcement, visualizing that the person making the
request will get the full benefit of the information shared. The
teacher then places them under his or her pillow and sleeps on
them overnight before opening the envelopes and spending the money.
This increases the effectiveness of the information being shared.
"Each transcendental solution is priceless!" Master
honor the tradition of the red envelopes when sharing this information.
the perspective of Tibetan Tantric Black Sect Feng Shui and the
teachings of Grand Master Lin Yun.
Lang has been teaching Tibetan Tantric Black Sect Buddhism Feng
Shui since 1996 following 20 years as a broker selling new homes.
Lois has studied with several internationally known Feng Shui
Masters since her introduction to feng shui in 1991. She is an
initiated disciple of H. H. Grand Master Thomas Lin Yun Rinpoche.
Her passion for feng shui stems from her love of nature and the
life-changing benefits she and many of her clients have experienced
from feng shui.
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