Today may be a good time to put yourself first rather than everyone else. You can only help others when you have it together yourself and not when you are running on empty. Don’t plan and then not take the action, totally believe you can turn things around and go for it. There is the potential for you to truly help others and for there to be great harmony, rhythm and ultimately transformation, if you keep your nose to the grindstone, avoid distractions and continue to believe in yourself.
Every moment is a new beginning and now is not the time for procrastination, now is the time for action. There may be obstacles and others may be imposing their way of thinking on you, but listen to your inner voice too and focus on moving forward. You may be waiting for the perfect opportunity or for other people, but now is the time to be one step ahead and to take responsibility. Take action that will help others and you have the potential to turn things around.
Pogostemon cablin leaf oil (Patchouli) is a member of the mint family but it actually has a cedar-like smell. It grows naturally in Asia.
The aroma of Patchouli:
Patchouli’s scent has made it a popular ingredient in perfumes. In fact, according to Desk Reference to Nature’s Medicine, Patchouli combines so well with other scents that it is used in at least a third of all perfumes and fragrances.(1) It was even used to add scent to an action figure. (2)
The leaf itself is put into clothing to repel insects. Unless you live in Asia, good luck finding a leaf. Instead, use Patchouli Essential Oil. In a study that was looking for non-toxic mosquito repellents, 38 essential oils were used. Lemongrass, clove, and patchouli (when undiluted) were “the most effective and provided 2 hours of complete insect repellent.” (3)
Patchouli and Skin:
According to Eyewitness Handbook:Herbs, Patchouli“is used in aromatherapy to regenerate skin cells and treat acne, eczema, athlete’s foot, and cracked skin.” (4)
Possible Antibacterial Properties:
In a study entitled “Evaluation of the antibacterial activity of patchouli oil” it was concluded that “Molecular docking technology and antimicrobial test in vitro proved that patchouli oil had strong antimicrobial effects. Particularly, pogostone and (-)- patchouli alcohol have potent antimicrobial activity.” (5)
The oil is extracted from the leaves through steam distillation.
Never apply an essential oil directly to the skin. Always use a carrier oil, such as coconut or almond oil, with topical application.
To encourage safe doses with children, dilute the essential oil and use it in an air diffuser. Use small doses and never use around children with respiratory diseases like asthma.
Never ingest essential oils without consulting a health-care professional.
There may be a struggle to be independent and self confident and after pushing through powerful barriers to be yourself, you may experience some sort of light bulb moment – as if the light suddenly comes in and the truth becomes clear to you in some way. You have plans and may want to get to the bottom of things, so watch out for illusions. Always stay true to yourself and try not to be thrown by all that is going on around you. Embrace change even if this may take you into new territory and you may feel you have no option but to dedicate everything to the higher good and to let go and trust.
You may be very determined to make your ideas real and to get to the bottom of things, but, keep a close watch on yourself and your motives. You may feel everything is coming to a head, to be dealt with but try to get the balance right by attending to small tasks as well as the big projects, also get plenty of rest. Listen to your inner voice as well as all that is happening on the outside. Massive re-evaluation may be required if you are to stay on track.
We know that the old Feng Shui texts reveal that water has always been regarded and respected because of the influence it exerts on our money luck. It can bring you great prosperity or cause you to lose everything. However, this year there is a serious absence of water in the charts with only the Dragon bringing some hidden yin water later in the autumn months.
This means that right now you may be feeling more competitive pressures in your business and relationships giving even more reason to counter these effects with the presence of water in your home, business and you personally. Since in 2016 the element of water stands for power and authority and because it is lacking you may also be feeling ineffectiveness as an authority figure with others opposing your decisions and being more critical. Men who are in positions of authority may find it difficult to exercise their authority. Here are some things you can do that will help.
Activate the Indirect Spirit of Period of 8
The Southwest is the place of the Indirect Spirit and it is vital to place water here if wealth creation is what you want. I strongly recommend placing and activating all kinds of water enhancing features in the SW, which will bring reassuring financial stability for you and your entire household. Three vases filled with water are extremely powerful in countering the lack of water and it’s easy to display something like this within your interior design. If you have plants in the SW area, remember to keep them watered so that they do not exhaust the water energy. My office is in the SW area of our home. Those who have watched my videos, on my YouTube Channel, will see the plants behind me. The plants and fairies most certainly have my back. (Big smile)
Choose Blue This Year
All shades of blue from light to dark as well as black are favorable colors for the year. These water colors will bring relief, especially if you are experiencing lots of ongoing challenges.
Capturing the Wealth Chi
Water brings favorable chi into the home. If you already have a fish pond or chemical free swimming pool or something that represents accumulation or flow of water then so much the better! The exact location of where water is placed is as important as the direction of its flow. For example if you have a waterfall in your garden outside your home, ask yourself if the water can be seen from inside the house (through a door or window). This ensures there is an opening for the water chi to enter your house. If not, then some of your good water chi is lost. Always remember that in order to tap the auspicious luck of water there must be an opening that allows the chi to enter.
Today I added a water fountain to our north facing front garden. This lighthouse fountain also has a LED light that shines brightly in the night and on cloudy days. I also added white marble chips around the water fountain. I will also add more marble chips to the rest of the garden, on the right side.
Here is the BEFORE picture:
This was last summer, so everything was in full bloom! The former light house (LED only) is in our back garden now.
Here are the AFTER pictures:
A huge bush used to be right beside the porch. The bush was Blessed and Thanked for it’s life force before removal, making way for the new water fountain. Now I realized that we need to pressure wash the siding too. hahaha. There is always work to do with our homes and keeping that energy (chi) flowing without any blockages or challenges.
Those who make an effort and enhance the presence of the water element around them and in their homes are sure to benefit significantly this year.
Leading the way with words may be very important to you today and you have the potential to be a blazing path finder, if you can exercise emotional control and try to ensure the words don’t pour out of you. Find time to go into the quiet and listen to your inner voice, be guided rather than driven. Try to be tolerant of others, even if you totally disagree with their way of thinking. Try to conserve your energy by focusing on those who understand your new thinking. You have ideas you want to make real, but may have to be patient and give others time to catch up with you.
When you feel ready, try sharing your ideas and then go for it … make them happen and let others help you along the way. Don’t quit because you feel you can’t live up to your own impossible measure and fear failure or rejection. Focus on loving what you do, then feel the fear and do it anyway. Your great sensitivity is your greatest strength, even though the intensity of your emotions may at times be difficult for yourself and others to handle. Try to move from focusing on yourself to helping and connecting with others. Strive to improve constantly and to understand yourself, your motivations and those of others. Never forget the bond between love and enlightenment.