Spiritual Feng Shui By Lillian Too (Part 3)

Posted by : foongpc | Wednesday, August 26, 2015 | Published in


I am sorry to say I have forgotten all about the Spiritual Feng Shui seminar by Lillian Too which I blogged about back in 2013! I was supposed to do 3 posts on it, but I had only done 2.

The Hungry Ghost month that is upon us now somehow reminded me about this seminar so I was thinking what better time than now to continue sharing what I had learnt!

Anyway, to refresh your memory, please click the links below for Part 1 and Part 2.
Spiritual Feng Shui By Lillian Too (Part 1)
Spiritual Feng Shui By Lillian Too (Part 2)

Now, let's move on to Part 3.

This is the month where the Hungry Ghosts from Hell are let loose to walk the earth. Lillian Too said we must be careful and be protected from these ghosts. One way is to display this Vairochana Mantra Plaque.

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She told us a short story how she learnt about this Vairochana Mantra. She was on the phone with her guru, Lama Zopa Rinpoche who was in California. At that time, there was a wildfire about 40 miles away from where Lama Zopa was staying. Lillian was concerned and asked why he had not evacuated from the area. Rinpoche told her not to worry, he had the Vairochana Mantra with him and he believed the wind direction would change and blow the fire away from his place. And indeed, that was what happened later. From that incident, Lillian made sure she get hold of the Vairochana Mantra.

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Besides that, Lillian also recommends the Kalachakra Mandala and the Samantabhadra House Amulet to keep bad spirits away.

Now besides the Hungry Ghosts that only come out for a month every year, there is another type of ghosts which we called spirits. Every space has its own local spirits, even your own home. These spirits are neither good nor bad. They can either cause problems or protect you from problems.

These are some things that local spirits can create.

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Talking about black magic, do you know that all black magic are caused by low level spirits? If you do not understand what are low level spirits, read Part 2 for more information. Since black magic is not caused by higher ranking and more powerful spirits, you do not need to be afraid. However, you really do not want to be a victim of black magic!

The most powerful black magic, according to Lillian Too, does not come from Indonesia or Thailand. Guess where does it come from? India! Yes, Indian black magic is the most powerful and India has the oldest tradition in black magic, so be very careful!

Looking at the list of things that local spirits can cause, now you may wonder if sometimes you really feel lazy, or the local spirits trying to make you lazy. When you feel jealous of your neighbour, is it really you or the local spirits whispering bad things in your ear to make you feel jealous? So, be aware.

However, the good news is local spirits can also protect you! Here are the list of things they can protect you from.

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Lillian Too said that they can delay you to avoid accidents. For example, you were about to be involved in a car crash but because you could not find your car key, the timing was delayed and you avoided the accident.

As for stopping the rain, Lillian Too said all bomohs in Malaysia can stop the rain - it's no big deal. Lillian said she teaches how to stop the rain in her Magic Class. And also how to bring the rain too.

Oh, Lillian also mentioned about the haze that blows in from Indonesia every year. She said the haze was caused by spirits, not the weather! The spirits could change the direction of the wind and that's how Malaysia ended up with the haze. But of course, you can get the spirits' help to create rain to clear away the haze!

Local spirits can also keep burglars away! Interestingly, Lillian said that try as they might, the burglars simply could not find your house.  It's as if your house is invisible to them!

So how you get the local spirits on your side so that they help protect you instead of creating problems for you? Appease the spirits by burning incense and also offer food and other offerings to them on a regular basis.

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Lillian also mentioned about the wildfire which is always happening in the United States. Why are there so many fires over there? In the olden days, the Red Indians used to give smoke offerings to the spirits. But as more and more Red Indians moved to the city, these tradition is no longer practised. So the spirits decide to create their own smoke offerings - by burning the pine leaf forests. We can say that the smoke from the fire is like incense to them.

Spirits have many different ranks. High ranking devas (eg. Yaksha, Rak-Sha-Sha) control the sky and fire elements. Middle ranking beings (eg. Naga, Gyalpos) control Water and Earth elements. Most obstacles like accidents, illness, difficult people are usually caused by Gyalpos.

Lower ranking spirits like Mamos are actually female spirits who like to disturb men and even women. During the seminar, Lillian said not to make fun of them because they were in the room! That actually gave me the creeps! Mamos are very beautiful but do not be afraid of them -  Lillian said they are subservient to higher ranking spirits.

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Lillian Too also shared a joke with us. She said if you are in construction line, you have no choice but to appease the spirits (if you do not want accidents to happen) because they are very active in construction. However, if you are in finance, then not so bad as the spirits do not understand finance so well. LOL. (I'm not sure if she's really joking!)

Lillian Too said we all need Cosmic Protectors. These are powerful spirits that have sworn to protect us. They control the lower class spirits (mentioned above). To request for their protection, you need to offer food, tea, incense, and sometimes alcohol.

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Lillian suggests planting a tree with pine leaves so that you can cut the branches and leaves and burn them to produce aromatic incense for the cosmic protectors. As for food, you can offer white sugar, butter, honey, and biscuits. In fact, Lillian said they love Lexus biscuits and Quaker oats biscuits!

Who are these powerful protectors? They are the Buddhas, Yidams and Deities. Think of them as enlightened beings, not Gods. They are most compassionate and wise. They are always on your side. They help everyone who request for their protection. In fact, you do not even need to be a Buddhist for them to help you. They help you irrespective of your race, color and religion.

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Lillian also introduced to us the White Goddess Umbrella also known as Guan Yin to the Chinese. The White Goddess Umbrella protects us from all forms of obstacles and black magic. If you suspect someone being harmed by black magic, just bring this White Goddess Umbrella plaque and hang it in his or her house.

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Alternatively, you can get him or her to wear this seed syllable "OM".

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Goddess Guan Yin (also spelt Kuan Yin) also brings us wealth and success.

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There are different types of incense for different cosmic protectors. In the case of Green Tara, you have incense powder (available from Lillian Too's feng shui shop and online) specifically for Green Tara. Also, chanting Green Tara's mantra helps a lot too.

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Medicine Buddha helps with health related problems. Chanting the mantra also helps!

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The White Dzambhala solves your money problem. Bathing the Dzambhala and the four Dakinis daily while reciting the mantra will help attract big money luck.

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To sum it up at the end of the seminar, Lillian said that we need the enlightened beings and the cosmic protectors to protect us and we need to appease the lower ranking spirits.

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Otherwise, there would be lots of obstacles thrown our way.

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Finally, invite Guru Rinpoche into your home - most powerful for overcoming all obstacles.

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I hope you have found this post most interesting and perhaps benefitted from it in some way. I am just sharing what I learnt at the seminar. Of course, everything is simplified for us to understand easily. If you wish to learn more, or go deeper into Spiritual Feng Shui, do get in touch with Lillian Too or visit her World Of Feng Shui shops for advice.

An Evening At Gardens By The Bay Singapore

Posted by : foongpc | Friday, August 14, 2015 | Published in


It was my second visit to Gardens By The Bay in Singapore.

The year was 2013. It was Christmas eve. My friend and I boarded the Aeroline bus (in front of Corus Hotel in Kuala Lumpur) which departed at 8.35am and reached Johor Bahru about 4 hours and 15 minutes later at 12.50pm.

In case you are wondering how I could possibly remember the time so accurately, that's because I noted them down. You see, I carry a travel notebook (good old-fashioned paper notebook, not a laptop!) with me during my travels.

I also try to take photos of everything. Of course not every photo will end up in my blog posts. Look! I even took a photo of the complimentary mineral water bottle from Aeroline after we checked into our hotel room in Johor Bahru. Haha!

Yes, we decided to stay at a hotel in Johor Bahru instead of Singapore to save costs. I chose AmanSari Hotel City Centre again because of its reasonable price and its close proximity to the CIQ (Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Complex).

Read my review about this hotel during my first stay back in 2012 HERE.

I absolutely love their Unifi-high speed wireless broadband! We were given a code to access the Internet.

My hotel room was on the 18th floor. Somehow, this time, I was not too pleased with the room. I think it's not as clean as my first time staying here. It was really impressive to me the first time I was here, so I was a little disappointed. Oh well...

After checking in, my friend and I went for lunch at Breeks Cafe in City Square Mall which is just a stone's throw away from our hotel. So very convenient!

I think we wasted too much time enjoying our lunch and walking around the mall that we did not realise time had passed by so fast. It was already almost 3pm! We quickly searched for a money exchange shop to buy some Singapore Dollars. Then off we went to Singapore!

If you would like to know how to cross over from the Johor Bahru CIQ to Singapore via buses, read THIS.

Since half the day was already gone, our itinerary in Singapore had to be limited to just Gardens By The Bay. In fact, it was already 4.30pm when we reached Gardens By The Bay.

I wasted no time in taking photos. We walked along the wooden boardwalk facing Dragonfly Lake.

That's the Dragonfly Bridge which connects the Gardens to Marina Bay Sands, where the casino is.

The tall Supertrees could be seen clearly here. I remember how excited I was seeing these Supertrees the first time. This round, I was not so excited anymore, but they were still fascinating.

Read about the Supertrees HERE.

Oh, what is this?

A large rock, artfully designed and complimenting the surroundings. Love it!

In the distance are the two cooled conservatories - Flower Dome and Cloud Forest. These are indoor attractions and they require ticket admissions. The outdoor gardens which I was walking on is free.

This round, I did not enter the two cooled conservatories. But I highly recommend first time visitors to visit them as they are pretty cool.

Read about my visit to the amazing Cloud Forest with the world's tallest indoor waterfall HERE.

Or if you are more into plants and flowers, read about my visit to the Flower Dome HERE.

There were information boards around the lake. I did not spot a water lily though.

There were not many tourists or local visitors during my visit. Perhaps it was Christmas eve? Now you know the perfect time to visit Gardens By The Bay if you don't like crowds. Haha!

Took a snap of the Marina Bay Sands. Notice the top part of this unique building? That's the Skypark where the longest infinity swimming pool in the world is located. I did not visit it this round as time was limited.

Read about my visit to Marina Bay Sands and the amazing Rain Oculus HERE.

As we walked along this path, we could see the Singapore Flyer from here.

Did you know the Singapore Flyer is the tallest Ferris Wheel in the world?

OK, another shot of Marina Bay Sands. Can you see the giant dragonfly?

We stumbled upon an art sculpture in the middle of nowhere. Nice. This is one of the many sculptures located all around the Gardens, although if you have read my previous post, I was really searching for the Floating Baby.

Please excuse me, but I just got to take more pictures of the Marina Bay Sands. LOL! Love the sense of calmness and tranquility these pictures evoked.

The Supertrees and their images reflected by the lake.

We were walking in this direction and I was again busy taking pictures of the famous building when we saw some weird looking structures on our left.

A row of weird structures all the way up.

Near the top looking downwards. The structures were all in the middle of the water stream flowing down towards the lake.

They actually looked kind of futuristic especially when you combine with the Marina Bay Sands in the background, although I have to admit that my pictures simply cannot do any justice to them.

I think my video shows these structures clearer.  Check out my Instagram video of these structures and the flowing water HERE.

The steps led us up to the Chinese Garden.

A hole in the wall surrounding the Chinese Garden.

This is the Chinese Garden but I did not take many photos.

After exploring the Chinese Garden, we walked back down towards the lake.

Then we crossed over to The Meadow.

It was here that I got quite a shock seeing the huge Floating Baby. I finally found what I was looking for! This must be one of the most amazing art sculptures at Gardens By The Bay! I have already blogged about this Floating Baby - you can read it HERE.

After that, we walked and came across this place where plants were trimmed to shape like animals.

There were more of them but I did not take pictures of them all.

It was Christmas eve and the tall Supertrees at the Golden Garden were decked with Christmas decorations.

The sun was already setting and so the lights came on.

My friend and I walked over to the Supertree Grove to catch the Spectacular Light And Sound Show. There are two shows nightly, at 7.45pm and 8.45pm.

At night the Supertree Grove is transformed into a fairytale land!

We caught the 7.45pm show. It lasted about 20 minutes I think. Pretty good with the lights blinking and dancing to the music, but not really amazing though.

Still, I was glad I caught the show. In fact, the Floating Baby and this Spectacular Light And Sound Show were my main purpose for revisiting Gardens By The Bay since I missed them the last time.

Will I visit Gardens By The Bay again in future? Yes, why not? I had enjoyed it the first time, and it was still enjoyable the second time.