Money Toad Feng Shui Advice FAQWritten by John Mausolf
Question: Dear Sir,
We are very confused on placement of a three legged frog as advice by many experts in net. Kindly advice on correct placement (location) of this auspicious item, preferred dates (initial starting time) and timing of placement of this item (from what time to put up and what time to keep)
Your kind advice is appreciated. Thank You.
Best Regards. Michael
Answer: Howdy Michael,
These ugly little money toads are based upon a simple folk lore story about a greedy Buddhist monk who lost his money sack when he was taking a dump over an open pit toilet and then leapt in after it and drowned. When full moon rose into evening sky that night, he transformed into ugly toad and climbed on out with his money sack intact!!!! This is in fact a moralistic fable and is not based upon Feng Shui principles.
Personally, I see it as a symbol of warning against getting caught up in illu$ion of money, and greed. NOT as a prosperity symbol !!!!
The real problem with this sort of thing is that there will always be those out there that are quite happy in knowledge that they are taking advantage of unaware, through action of selling Religious, Spiritual, Folklore and Superstitious type items as Feng Shui objects!
There are also no consistent answers for placement of such items. For example, in Philippines, depending upon which island you are on, you will be given conflicting advice to its placement. On one island they believe you should face it out of home, and on a neighbouring isle they tell you exact opposite. Who is correct, and why does it work for some people (these sorts of items don't work for all people), regardless of which island their on, and which way thing faces, when they are using different applications of same object?
7 Ways to Stay Spiritually BalancedWritten by Catherine Franz
When we find spirituality, or it finds us, experience feels surreal. We begin to feel like we're walking on a tightrope between two different worlds. We become ungrounded and loose touch with physical side of life. When our spiritual mission becomes clear, it is even truer. Learning to breathe and to walk between these two experiences until they merge can be a tough balancing act. Itís easy to choose and get lost in new experience because it feels so good and so right. Regular aspects in physical world seem less important and get set aside, many times incomplete.
This tightrope doesn't have same thinness as rope we think of in circus. A spiritual path is actually on ground and wider even though it feels like walking on air at times. If you step to one side, you engulf yourself totally in awe of spirituality. The other, physical world. And because of its alluring influence, it is easy to understand why we prefer to be there.
There are ways to merge two experiences. Here are seven techniques to help balance tightrope:
1. Maintain or start new physical activities. Go running, play tennis, take a walk, or workout. Allow love to pour into tennis racket. This is a neat experience if you haven't tried it before. Allow physical activity to merge with a spiritual part. Walk with a loving heart, say your favorite poem or prayer, and feel it in each step. Do same when making beds, running errands, standing at copy machine, taking kids to soccer, or washing car. This chases doubt away and invites high attraction vibrations in.
2. Caring for others. Take care of your family, yourself, pets, and others in your life. Allow them amount of space they need to learn, falter (yes, I said falter), and grow. Place yourself on that list, so, set time, and space aside for you as well.
3. Keep financially stable. It is easy to say, "Do what we love and money will follow." Lean too much on spiritual side and you stop taking action and money dries up. This is like wishing to win lottery without buying a ticket. One difference with balance two -- right people show up at right time. People sometimes think that when you find spirituality, money just finds you. This can't be furthest from truth. It means that you will find it easier to attract what you need if you continue to take action. If this is a learning and growth period, it takes massive action -- action for learning and action for regular action. As hard as this one is to balance and maintain, nevertheless it is feasible, millions of people do so daily.