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Defining the term "Bad Luck"?
One of the
favorite questions always asked by our feng shui clients is why
they suffer from bad luck. When things do not follow the flow
or the way the person wants it to be, it is always being described
as "bad luck". But how far is it true about this bad luck definition.
Acute Bad Luck vs Chronic Bad Luck
First and foremost, we must understand the meaning of bad luck.
For instance, a Singaporean feng shui practitioner once told us
that he had experienced a spate of bad luck and did not get a
good increment comparing to his working colleagues in one of his
focal review a few years back. Moreover, he had feng shui'ed his
home for over a year already at that time with no tangible gain.
In deep frustration, he left his job and was out of job for two
months. One day, he met an old buddy from his school days and
this buddy of his offered him to help out as the general manager
at his company. He happily took the offer and it brought him a
lucrative income. A few months later, he came to know that his
old company retrenched 80% of its staffs including his old colleagues
who achieved their promotion during his resignation. He later
realized that it was a blessing for him to have gotten a bad review
previously that led him to obtain a much better career and in
actual fact his luck was not so bad after all. If he had gotten
himself a promotion, he would have had temporary happiness and
may not have met his old friend who landed him in a lucrative
long term job till today.
The moral of the story above is that luck is something not so
straight-forward. To some people, a smoothsailing year free from
illnesses and debts can already be considered as good luck, but
others may think otherwise. The more demanding ones usually think
that if a year is without breakthroughs and big gains, it is considered
as unfruitful. Therefore, the root cause of bad luck can be due
to "expectation". If one has too high an expectation on something
and not able to attain it, then you may think it is bad luck.
In fact there are millions of people out there who always think
that their lives are unhappy, their dreams and desires are always
not achieved. Therefore if one thinks that you have bad luck due
to expectation, you are not alone.
I guess the more important aspect we ought to
consider about bad luck is whether it is "chronic" or "acute".
Feng Shui Scholar's Recipe to Overcoming
Lets first discuss about "chronic bad luck". Like it or not, everyone
has cycles of good and bad times. In certain decades, some make
it easy and big. In certain years some achieve more than the others.
In certain seasons, months or even days some find themselves having
better luck. Bottom line is that life is never a stagnant thing.
Neither does our luck always go up and never come down. It is
part of the luck cycle and Buddhist believe it is due to karma
and "cause and effect". Which means, if something we had conducted
in the past was wrong and had illfully impacted others, it will
yield a similar bad impact on us to suffer some days later. On
the other hand, fortune tellers will relate it to the "8 Characters"
(Phat Chee/Ba zi) or what we call the heaven's luck. This takes
into account ones personal element and how the elements of time
dimension (which are the year, season, months and days) produce,
control or destroy his or her personal element. If one thinks
along that line, it does make sense also.
Therefore chronic bad luck could be due to a few reasons:
1. The karma of a person could have been very bad due to the past
doings, either during the past life or their present life.
2. The "8 Characters" reading of a person showed its personal
element going haywire. Actually, some people do relate to the
"8 Characters" as one's heaven luck. And it is believed to be
associated to the karma of a person also. Which means if ones
karma was good, he or she will enjoy excellent "8 Characters".
3. The graveyard of our ancestors also play an important aspect
in determining the luck of the descendants according to Classical
Feng Shui Principles. This could have been something not mentioned
widely but has become a fact to be considered. There have been
many instances where descendants of unrestful souls suffered disasters
after disasters. There have been examples of family members dying
of cancer one after another, or dying of tragedy one after another.
Until the feng shui of the graveyard is corrected or relocation
or reburial is done, the bad omen could continue.
4. Staying in a house that has bad feng shui can lead to bad luck.
This often is the case of prolonged chronic bad luck. If one finds
their luck suddenly becomes very bad after they move into a new
home, it is highly recommended that they move out as soon as possible.
Another good case to bring up is the changing of feng shui cycles,
for example from Period 7 to Period 8. We have seen numerous complaints
from people that their luck cycle had changed since 2004 because
they had continued to stay in certain types of Period 7 houses.
Next, we must also understand the causes of "acute bad luck".
Acute bad luck refers to bad luck that comes in an adhoc manner,
could be a short term effect, but if not overcome it can become
permanent. Which means if they are not being taken care of at
initial stages, they could prolong to become "chronic bad luck":
1. Undoubtedly, annual chinese zodiac afflictions does play a
role in affecting ones luck. For example in certain years, some
zodiacs could be afflicted with backstabbing luck due to arrival
of bad stars in their constellation. What you can do is to follow
instructions for our zodiac recommendation that we publish every year.
2. Undesired annual flying stars or annual killing breathe (Grand Duke and 3-Killings) that arrive in important locations can also afflict someone with bad luck. For example, if the 5-Yellow arrive at the maindoor, it would bring bad luck to the family. What you can do is to follow instructions for our annual affliction remedies.
3. Another very obvious cause of bad luck is bad temper. It is
believed that bad temper destructs good luck. People who lose
their temper frequently, quarrel a lot and do a lot of scolding
normally will lead a long period of bad luck. Next, badmouthing
others could also reciprocate bad luck. Therefore, we have to
be watchful of what we talk even though sometimes it could be
unintentional. People who often badmouth others normally experience
frequent bad luck.
4. Negative thinking could also lead to bad luck. People who are
not positive in their thoughts tend to often sway away from the
positive luck. That is why chinese emphasize so much on good thoughts
by reflecting them in auspicious greetings, feng shui symbols,
chinese calligraphy, art paintings etc. This has got to do with
the power of subconscious thinking. Do you know that our right
brain will register a script on what we think and is an obedient
slave that will realize everything desired in it whether we like
it or not. For example, if we are sceptical that something we
buy will bring us good luck, then it definitely will not bring
us good luck. That is why we always recommend our customers not
to waste their time on feng shui if they are sceptical about it.
But wait till they are mindful and ready before they practise
5. When one has a nocturnal habit, their energy balance within
their body tend to be out of equilibrium. Staying up for late
nites can create "dark clouds" on ones forehead (crown chakra).
It affects the radiance and glow on our face and makes us moody
the next day. Therefore, it is best to sleep relatively early
and wake up early to harvest good luck. Sleeping enough and taking
enough rest for our bodies will stimulate good energy "chi" within
6. Visiting "yin" places can also generate bad luck. Some people
may not have the energy to go clubbing, enter casinos, visit hospitals,
attend funerals and stay in buildings with surrounding environment
that has bad feng shui. That is when the protective amulets play
an important role. Even if we can feng shui our house to perfection,
but we have to remember that external forces and the things we
do outside will also impact our luck.
7. Bringing home certain objects with bad energy could also affect
ones good luck. Some objects, for example raw stones taken home
from the mountains, inauspicious paintings, antique items, reconditioned
cars, chinese genuine coins dugged from the grave and used ornaments
from the garage sale can probably trigger bad luck when they are
brought home. The best remedy is that if we do not know the background
and energy source of an item, try to avoid them. Therefore, be
careful when getting those kinds of items. And this also is not
exceptional on feng shui objects or enhancers. Remember that "dirty
energy" can stick to them also depending on the source, and if
they are not properly cleansed, these objects could bring harm
as well. But we are not referring to some good energy objects
that could trigger the ripening of karma. For example, some auspicious
feng shui objects could actually trigger the ripening of certain
bad karma and result in a bad event happening fast so that we
can proceed with better luck ahead.
8. Unattended wear and tear in the home can also bring bad luck.
Sometimes after some time, our basins, toilet bowls and drains
could get clogged, thus causing problems related to disposal of
bad energy "chi". The same goes for cobwebs on the ceilings. Accumulation
of cobwebs creates obstacles in our endeavours especially if those
cobwebs are directly above the bed. Our door knobs and locks of
the maindoor when wearout can also bring unlimited loss of money
to the occupants. Lastly, one may not know also that the fire
and switches of the stove that are not working at tip top condition
can bring bad effects to ones income and career.
9. Our clothes represent our soul because it has our energy in
them. This is the reason why taoist practitioners bring clothes
to temples for priests to stamp auspicious talisman onto them
if the intended person wishing for blessings is not able to make
it to the temple during a religious ceremony. Therefore, wearing
clothes that are left to dry over night can bring bad luck and
weak life force. Clothes are exposed to "yin energy" if left unattended
After we understand what bad luck is all about and factors contributing to it, what is important is to know how to remedy and overcome it. There are a few things we could actually do immediately to arrest an acute bad luck problem. These technics can also bring us sufficient luck to be able to lead to the solutions for chronic problems. Remember one thing leads to another. If we start to gain some good luck, we will be able to see the actual cause of the bad luck. For example, those who are reading this article can claim they are starting to have good luck because now you start to be aware of it and able to address and prevent it.
The following quick secret recipe of our own
will help one recover from a bad luck period, regain good luck
and overcome if there is still any bad luck coming along the way.
Anyone irrespective of religion can try the recipe because they
are all not religion bounded:
1. Saltwater Bath - Salt is mother nature's most powerful antiseptic.
Salt kills bacteria, germs, heals septic wounds, battle skin diseases
and remove dirty energy. That is why salt is being widely used
in many cleansing rituals and fighting of the evil. One can either
go for a bath at the beach with natural sea water to get rid of
bad energy or prepare the water themselves at home with "raw
salt". It is easy to prepare the saltwater bath. Just stir
natural rock salt in a pail of hot water and stir it to a saturated
level. When it is ready, take a bath with the water and make sure
it wets our head all the way to our toe. When bathing, close your
eyes and imagine a spot of bright light at our forehead and slowly
suppressing all the dark energy downwords through the meridiens
of our chakras as we bathe. This bathing ritual is best accompanied
with the powerful Energy Water Bath.
2. Powerful Energy Water Bath - Preparation of the "energy water"
is very key in this kind of bath. The main ingredient for energy
water is fresh flowers. Fresh flowers are excellent to cleanse
away bad energy and bring you new fortune. Why? It is because
a plant's energy is all concentrated in the flower. A flower plant
persistently absorbs water and earth energy from the ground through
its roots, and absorbs heaven energy from the sky through its
leaves with the main purpose to produce flowers as its end result.
When the flower blossoms, it is also exposed to attract only the
good energy from the environment. Prepare a minimum of "7
types of colorful fresh flowers". Actually if one can find
more colors, the better. Also the flowers must be as fresh as
possible. They can be of any color except white. The main purpose
is to cleanse all our seven chakras. Remember that you only need
the flowers, please remove the stems and branches. Place them
floating on a pail of clean fresh water. Place inside the pail
also the 5
Element Crystals. Crystal has piezoelectric energy and becomes
the catalyst to kick off energy vibes in the water. If it is summer,
one can expose the pail to the sun for at least one hour. But
if there is no sunlight, the crystals with flowers are already
sufficient. In fact, on normal occasion bathing with crystal-energized
water on a daily basis can bring good luck. Bathe with the water
together with the flowers from head to toe. When you bathe, start
to concentrate a patch of light in your forehead. And this light
spreads brightly all over your other parts of the head. But remember
to scoop the crystals out before bathing because they can be reused
again the next time and if they fall on the ground they could
easily break due to their brittleness. But as for the flowers,
they have to be scooped together with water and have them flow
along your body. Once they are used, they carry with them your
bad energy. Therefore, please do not step with your feet on the
flower remnant after the bath. Pick them up with gloves and dispose
them properly wrapped in paper bag. Imagine throwing away your
bad luck when you dispose the flowers. You can continue with your
shower from the tap to finish your bath. Exercise the ritual either
every day or at alternate weeks till you feel that you luck has
3. Improve the flow of energy - Next important
thing to do is to ensure you unblock the flow of energy in your
home and bedroom. A home with its energy "chi" blocked can block
your life. You should declutter, spring clean, remove cobwebs
and reorganize your furniture and stuffs. Try to clean up your
house, throw away all unwanted things, move your furniture pieces
and repaint your place. Then reenergize the house by burning sandalwood
incense daily especially in the mornings and evenings. Always
use a Singing Bowl
to do space clearing and aura cleansing for your spaces. Please
do not get those from unknown or improper sources because the
material used may be questionable. Get the proper ones because
it is going to be your life time investment. One can also sprinkle
clean water to their surrounding that had been soaked with pomelo
leaves and 7 types of colorful flowers in the 9
Dragons Bowl. Water surrounded by the 9 Dragons is extremely
auspicious and receives "livening effects". Prepare
this energy water by placing it near the windows or any light
infused chi entry points. Change the water daily. You may chant
"Om Mani Padme Hum" 108 times when preparing this water.
This is a favorite ritual of feng shui practitioners. Also ensure
that you open up all your windows so that the sun shines in. Play
music if you like because sound is a source of energy. At dusk,
try to shut all your windows before it goes too late. Remember
to unclog your drains, basins and toilet bowl. Fix door knobs,
broken locks, worn out switches and fire mouth of the stove.
4. Tap the Fire Energy - Lite up your home with
candles and bright lightings. The fire energy produced will diffuse
away bad energy. Turn on your lights every where in the home so
that there is no area left dark. It will be very "yin" if it is
dark. Continue to turn on the lights as long as you could afford
for the whole living place as long as you could on daily basis.
Keep your surrounding as bright as possible. Staying in the dark
creates negativity, sadness and bring negative influences. You
can also burn auspicious red candles in spaces you feel is weak
in good energy field. Fire produces good life force instantly.
In Hong Kong, to get rid of bad luck, one would walk over a burning
papers. Incense papers of gold will be burnt in a metal tray
or bowl, and the person who wants to get rid of bad luck will
have to walk over this burning incense papers.
5. Divine help - Nothng beats divine help during
critical times of desperate need. The Lady
of Nine Heavens (better known in chinese as "Jiu Tian
Xuan Nv") will be the Rescue Goddess for those who are suffering
from bad luck. She is the one who introduced feng shui to mankind.
She descended to earth with the "luopan compass" and
the "Three Great Books" (Qi Men Dun Jia, Tai Yi Shen
Shu and Liu Ren Shen Ke) to rescue the Yellow Emperor during a
critical war. Therefore, if you are desperately in need of good
feng shui for your home, worry no more! In situations where you
cannot enjoy desirable landscape, form and flying stars, these
imperfections can be casted away by the Lady of Nine Heavens.
She has the ability to perform 1000 changes for the better and
remedy 10000 problematic situations. Inviting her home is equivalent
to having someone who lends an unseen but beneficial helping influence
to remove all feng shui "poisons" magically and safeguard
your household. Her presence ensures that the surrounding cosmic
energies gets in sync to boost your feng shui.
6. Polishing aura and increasing life force -
The magnificent Flywhisk is a magical implement to cast magical
powers to swipe away negativities and afflictions. It is an essential
emblem of protection, aura polishing, life force enhancing and
space clearing. The positive programming performed by the flywhisk
is of the best kind, as it create invinsible aura without you
even realizing. When your aura is polished to neutral state, good
luck can manifest. It helps to conserve and harness good energy
in order for you to reap rewards easily. As such, you will be
able to take things easier and in a more relaxed manner. Your
inner spirit will be nurtured to give you a strong pillar of support
that you need. It also boosts vitality so that you will not be
easily susceptible to spirit harm which can cause you a troubled,
quarrelsome, hostile, sick and injury prone life. It will also
remove the aura of intimidation that turns people off and increase
your success luck. Good life force gives the courage to strike
out undauntedly, taking on new challenges and moving into uncharted
waters. It will shrug off obstacles with the kind of nonchalance
that only strong people have. When any number of storms and hiccups
are removed, your career, wealth, health and relationship will
eventually become more promising. Smooth flowing winds, abundance
and fortune will start to blow to your direction again. You can
carry along the flywhisk with you to overcome any number of problems
or park it in the direction that hints trouble. This holy object
can also be offered to pay respects to the Lady of Nine Heavens.
This is her key magical implement that she uses to cast magic.
7. Transform your luck - For taoist avid believers,
the lucky windmill
is one of the two most important symbols that generate transformational
luck right away. The other symbol being the lucky
drum. This being the reason why millions of feng shui practitioners
in Hong Kong and Taiwan throng taoist temples during festive seasons
to bring home the lucky windmill and lucky drum. With the ability
to blow away difficult challenges, these lucky objects create
more favorable fortune in aspects of career, wealth, health and
overall well-being. Displayed by your side, they are believed
to overcome all kinds of obstacles, hindrances and blockages in
8. Carrying Protective Charms and Lucky Amulets
- Many people had narrow escape in accidents and next thing is
they found that their protective amulet went missing or broken
into half. Every ethnic group does have some kind of lucky charm
or amulets passed down by their ancestors. Lucky charms have existed
a long time and carried by people for many centuries, therefore
we cannot deny their power and effectiveness. Mostly are associated
to the make and symbolic meanings. For example precious metals
possess many wonderful powers that have been proven in science.
The same goes for special shapes and symbols. Therefore, when
luck is not good, it is best to carry along some lucky charms
from a reliable source to regain the luck quickly. We personally
would recommend the Chung
Kwei at all times because you do not know when you are going
to visit yin places such as funeral parlors, hospitals, grave
yards, night clubs or mountains. The other must have to be carried
along will be the Kwan
Kung to invite BENEFACTOR'S LUCK into your life so that everything
goes smoothly with the powerful support from helpful people.
9. Suppress your temper and destroy evil people
- Inter-human problems is the major pitfall that contributes to
bad luck. Wear a powerful mantra touching your skin that will
bind relationship with others, diminish hatred from your opponents
and suppress your temper. It is therefore best in the form of
a pendant. If you request the Exalted Soft Glorified One (Manjushri),
then everyone will become loving to you. The mantra is inscribed
in English on the pendant so that you can recite it at your convenience
by reading directly from it, "TADYATHA DIRI TISHTA TASKARA BADUSI
MACHALA MACHALA SVAHA (7x)". The pendant brings about a life
free of hostility and quarrels. Great in dissolving quarrelsome
energy, it will help to take away your problems, worries, stress,
anger, pressure and sadness. Particularly excellent for those
working in stressful careers. The pendant is the best anecdote
if you have hiccups or dispute in your family or with those who
are angry with you, in your job or organization, business or company.
Next, the Super Fan is a magical implement to blow away to diminish
annoying troublemakers, petty characters, rumour mongers, backstabbing
enemies, venomous people and those harboring evil intentions.
The whirlpool vortexes created by the Super Fan terrifies and
overcomes bad people associated to trouble, hatred, jealousy,
evil desire, illful motive and gossip. Remember
that if you don't diminish them, the troubles caused by them can
ruin your reputation, family, freedom and career. This includes
court cases, legal problems, office politics, backstabbing and
gossips. When you hold on to this Super Fan, whatever bad intentions
targeted at you will be boomerang back to the source. On
top of that, the Super Fan can also subdue third parties who are
out to snatch your lifetime partner.
10. Instilling good practices of contributing
to charity would also help in a way. Doing charity is a method
of repaying for bad deeds or old karma in the past. Charity is
a virtous act and can help one gain good merits. Charity can be
in the form of doing social work, visiting old folks home to make
old people happy, feeding the orphans and contributing money to
hospitals etc. Other than those, the chinese believe that releasing
of imprisoned birds from the cage and releasing fishes to the
stream contributes to a life free of obstacles as well. But remember,
when doing good deeds, never think that you want something in
return. It must be from a genuinely generous heart. We have in
fact written an article some time ago on a topic that could help
mankind, entitled "Say
NO to Suicide". Many of our followers had actually emailed
the article around or shared it on their facebook hoping to help
possible suicidal souls around us, whom we may not noticed. Who
knows, a few lives could have been saved! That is a simple example
of charity but a very meaningful one. It is considered as a virtuous
act that can lead you to gain more merits. So, do consider sending
out the message to someone you care and save some lives. Be compassionate!
Elephant rides can help turn over
ones luck. It signifies victory!
11. Travelling out of the country is a good method
to get away from insistant bad luck. The best is if one can cross
a sea or an ocean to another faraway country where there is a
time difference between the two countries. This is because when
one moves away, the surrounding energy from the environment changes
drastically. Sometimes there could be problems in the existing
house where one possibly be not aware of. Besides that, going
forward and backward of time between two countries also could
alter one's luck.
Leading a Life filled with Good Luck
Maybe the next thing we ask ourselves is how good luck is defined. And how do we confirm that we have transformed our luck into good luck? Well, good luck can mean a lot of things. It need not necessary be something extravagant like turning into a millionaire overnite.
Good luck means one had finally defeated every obstacle and is
leading to a path that is carefree, happy and out of trouble.
It is one when see the joy of being untroubled and free from worries.
There will be new found cheerfulness, joy and true happiness when
one is experiencing good luck. One could become more reputable
where people naturally get drawn to him or her. Or ones health
had been strengthen with less sufferings. And when there is a
sudden career opportunity coming the way, it could also be considered
as good luck. Those are just a few good examples. It is impossible
to describe in one sentence what good luck is because every case
is different where different people need different things in life.
Most importantly, we have to proactively remove the blockages
and obstacles before they become permanent.
Last but not least, we want to highlight that people always think
luck is only associated to feng shui. It is true to some extent,
but there are many other factors as well. The secrets of overcoming
bad luck in this article is foreseen to raise a lot of controversy
among some parties. They might claim that this is not feng shui.
But the truth is that luck is not controlled by feng shui only.
There are many things contributing to it, as proven. Therefore,
be it real feng shui or not, the secret steps we shared in this
article is meant to be in good motive and not to spark any debate.