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Manigong Bagong Taon po sa lahat! — lalong lalo na sa inyong patuloy na bumibisita sa site na ito.
Admittedly, medyo natuon po ang ating atensyon sa ibang mga bagay at the expense of the upkeep of this website. Aside from having been very busy with the more mundane considerations in life, hind rin po ako isang techie at kung napapansin ninyo nagkaroon tayo ng kaunting glitch sa Forum na hindi ko naiwawasto.
As one of my resolutions this year, I’ll do what I can reasonably do to tidy things up and make this site a better source of service for people who need guidance in the realm of esoteric knowledge Filipino-style.
Sana po ay kasihan kayo ng Maykapal kung saan man kayo naroroon at sana ang bagong taon na ito ay maging isang turning point nyo sa buhay patungo sa inyong inaasam na kapayapaan sa pag-iisip at kasaganaan sa mga meteryal na pangangailangan.
Kung minsan, dahil na rin sa sarili nating mga kagagawan, nagkakaluko-loko tuloy ang ating buhay. Nandiyan yung mahusay naman sana ang takbo ng ating buhay pero nang dahil sa kung sa anu-anong selfish motivations sa ating pag-iisip, nakakagawa tayo ng mga bagay na hindi naman dapat gawin pero nagagawa rin natin. Ang resulta — ang buhay natin ay nagiging parang isang bola ng sinulid na nagkabuhol buhol at napakahirap tuloy ituwid uli nang mahusay.
Tignan nyo na lang ang mga maiinit na balita sa ating paligid sa kasalukuyan. May mga taong mahusay naman sana ang takbo ng buhay. Mapepera. Gumagalaw sa mataas na lipunan. Kayang magparty kahit araw-araw. Pero pinili pa ring pumasok sa isang magulong sitwasyon. Kaya hayun — nagkakabuhol-buhol ang buhay na sa pakiwari ay mahirap nang kumawala.
Kung kayo ay nasa ganyang sitwasyon, maaari kayong gumawa ng isang untangling spell. Ang kailangan lamang ay taimtim na pagsisisi at paghingi ng kapatawaran sa Diyos at sa taong nasaktan nyo, kung meron man. Ang paghingi ng kapatawaran ay maaaring gawin sa isip lamang basta sincere kayo.
In that contrite frame of mind, kumuha ng isang lubid na may sapat na haba such that maaari nyong buhulin ito ng 28 times. Buhulin nyo ang lubid sa araw ng kabilugan ng buwan. Hintayin ang hatinggabi. Pagdating ng hatinggabi, patayin ang ilaw ng kuryente sa inyong silid at magsindi ng isang kandila — kung may kandilang itim kayo, mas maganda ang itim, pero kung wala naman puwede na ang puti.
Umupo kayo sa harap ng kandila at sambitin ang spell na ito:
Kalagin ang buhol sa buhay ko,
Pagtutuwid kasihan ako,
Lubos na nagsisisi sa mga nagawa ko,
Nawa’y ituwid mga bunga ng pagkakamali ko.
Pagkasambit sa huling kataga, kalagin agad ang isang buhol sa lubid. Hipan ng malakas ang kandila at pagkapatay ng sindi nito, sabayan mo agad ng tulog.
Ulitin ang proseso sa loob ng 28 araw tuwing ika-12 ng hatinggabi.
Today, people in the other side of the globe are celebrating a great holiday called “Thanksgiving Day.”
Unfortunately, we don’t have a counterpart holiday here in the Philippines. If there is something we need to learn perhaps as a people, it is to learn how to give thanks for our blessings — something we can easily overlook when we are too focused on the burdens and challenges of life. There is much to be thankful even in the most difficult situations in life.
It is in this spirit that I am sharing with you a fine message on the art of giving thanks which I found in my email’s inbox:
I know that some of us who celebrate the American holiday of Thanksgiving may find it to be a bittersweet experience, particularly if we are single.
As glad as you might be to be invited to your Aunt Bee’s house again this year, or wherever you go for a home-cooked turkey dinner, you might also be a bit disappointed to be without a partner to introduce to your tribe of extended family and friends.
It’s ironic that a time of year so devoted to being grateful for all we have can so poignantly make us aware of all we do not.
Because I understand this all too well myself, I’d like to offer you 3 tips for staying happy and healthy during this official opening to the holiday season here in the United States.
“Happy and Healthy” Thanksgiving Tip #1: Take on the practice of radical gratitude.
Most of us know to count our blessings at this time of year, and so we faithfully run through the list of the many things we have to be grateful for: a roof over our heads, a warm bed to sleep in each night, food on the table, a steady job, some money in the bank—though I know these are not all always true for everyone.
But this year, I invite you to stretch your definition of what you have to be grateful for.
Each time you feel a little lonely, or are tempted to feel self-conscious or discouraged about your “single” status or any aspect of your life situation, I invite you to look for all of the ways that being exactly where you are in life is actually a blessing.
For example, you could say something like this: “Thank you, Life, for giving me this precious year on my own, for it is teaching me how to love myself even when someone else is not loving me.”
Or this: “Thank you for the awful breakup I recently had, for now I am learning how to stand up for myself and to never again settle for less than I deserve.”
Or this: “Thank you, Life, for blessing me with unemployment, for I now have the time I need to go within and do the inner work that I’ve known for many years I need to do.”
Or anything else that speaks to your unique life situation.
“Happy and Healthy” Thanksgiving Tip #2: Take on the practice of radical receptivity.
Most people I know are great givers. In fact, you yourself have probably practically given someone else the shirt off your back on more than one occasion in your life. Yet, being a great “receiver” can ironically be much more difficult.
At a time when we are counting our blessings, we want to remember that all things good can only come to us via the gateway of our relationships. In other words, we must be open to receive those things we are longing to have.
Today, I invite you to take on a practice of radical receptivity, where you make a conscious, concerted effort to notice and allow into your heart the many ways others have of reaching out to give something to you.
Whether it’s someone who offers you a helping hand, invites you to a gathering, or simply a stranger who opens a door for you, allow your heart to truly open and receive the offering of kindness and care in each small gesture of love sent your way in order to awaken to how very much you are loved by all of life.
“Happy and Healthy” Thanksgiving Tip #3: Take on the practice of being a blessing.
I recall my friend Marianne Williamson’s quote from A Course in Miracles, “The only love missing is the love that you yourself are not giving.”
If you’re feeling sorry for yourself, you probably have some good reasons for it. Life isn’t always easy, even for those of us who are blessed to have a lot to be grateful for.
But when you take on the radical practice of being the blessing, rather than looking to receive one, you become the source of abundance, goodness, beauty and grace for yourself and for others.
You stop showing up as a child and you step into the fullness of your spiritually mature, seasoned self and awaken to the power you have to cause miracles of goodness, love and beauty wherever you go.
The gratitude we practice at this time of year is not always a feeling, but more of a perspective to cultivate. And the true gift of gratitude is that it creates a consciousness of “having,” which then actually generates a life that is abundant in all the ways that matter most.
Whether or not you are an American celebrating Thanksgiving, or from some other place in the world where today is simply another ordinary day, I want to encourage you to further cultivate a practice of gratitude as the foundation for an abundant life.
In this spirit, I invite you to share your answer to the following question:
What are you most grateful for today?
On behalf of myself and all the Calling in “The One” Certified Coaches and support staff, I wish you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.
We are deeply grateful to have you as part of our extended family and we want you to know that we love you and are here for you, today . . . and every day.
Ang site na ito ay apolitical. Nguni’t paminsan-minsan, hindi natin maiiwasan ang
pagbibigay ng mga komentong maaaring masabing may pagka-political pero
maari naman nating mai-relate sa tema ng site – ang paghubog nang tamang
pag-uugali sa ating pag-aaral. Nais ko rin naming maging socially relevant din
tayo dito. Ang pag-aaral ng karunungang lihim ay isang bagay na hindi dapat
naka-confine sa isang ivory tower.
Isa sa palagi nating ipinapasubali sa ating mga participants sa paggamit ng
karunungang lihim ay ang karampatang pagibibigay ng importansya sa konsepto ng
karma at karmic justice. Napapaloob iyan sa isang popular na biblical
quotation: ”Whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap.” And of course, nandiyan ang Golden Rule Huwag mong gawin sa kapuwa mo ang ayaw mong gawin sa iyo.” Kaya palagi nating pinapasubalian ang mga naeenganyo sa paggamit ng mahika negra – ingat lang kayo at baka kayo makarma.
Sometimes the best way to drive this lesson home is to relate it to actual things that are
happening around us that we are all familiar with.
Noong kasagsagan ng impeachment issue laban sa dating Punong Mahistrado ng Pilipinas,
isa sa kakatwang inasal ng Pangulo ng Republika ng Pilipinas ay ang tahasang
pambabastos at pangungutya sa dating Punong Mahistrado sa harap ng mga tao.
Ilang beses niyang ginawa yun at siguro naman pamilyar kayo sa mga news
accounts tungkol diyan. Nasabi ko noon sa aking sairili habang nanood ng TV Patrol: Bakit naman kaya kailangan niyang bastusin ang tao nang harap-harapan? Hindi naman bastos ang kaniyang mga magulang at galing naman siya sa paghubog ng isang pinagpipitaganang paaralan.
At kung babalikan naman natin ang nakaraan, kahit ang tatay niya na nakulong na
at lahat ay hindi ni minsan binastos ng harap-harapan ng mortal niyang kaaway.
At wala akong maalalang naging bastos na pangulo – at least sa harap ng
publiko. Parte ng ganyang kataas na posisyon ay ang pagiging “statesman” ‘ika
nga. Ang pagiging suave sa kaniyang pananalita at ang hindi panghihiya sa
publiko kahit sa kaniyang mga nakakatunggali sa politika o anumang larangan.
Pero iba ang pangulong ito. Malakas ang pagka self-righteous pero napakabastos. Malamang makakarma ito, sabi ko sa sarili ko.
Karma has a peculiar way of dispensing justice. Kung minsan napakatagal bago dumating ang karmic reaction, pero kung minsan mabilis. At heto tayo ngayon, in just a
matter of one year, we are witness to some kind of karmic retribution.
Hindi ito tungkol sa guilt ng dating Punong Mahistrado na to a certain extent ay napatunayan naman. Ito ay tungkol sa mga pamamaraang ginawa na hindi maituring na parte ng “Daang Matuwid” ano man ang kinahinatnan nito. Sabi nga natin: You can’t right a wrong by doing what is wrong.
At heto na ang resbak ng Karma. Isang indikasyon na karma ang gumagalaw ay ang
synchronistic play of words na madali nating ma pick up:
Ang pangulong tinataguriang Pork Barrel King. Ang pangulong asal baboy. Nakakarma sa kaniyang kababuyan at kabastusan.
Photo credit: http://professionalheckler.wordpress.com/
One important consideration in doing a magical ritual is the right timing for performing it. When is the right day and time to start or perform a ritual? Answers can vary depending on the magical tradition.
In the Philippine brand of occultism or magick, there is much emphasis on the day and the most popular day is a Friday. And among the Fridays that are available in the calendar, there is even a hierarchy. Any Friday will do but the ritual will even be more imbued with power if it is performed on the first Friday of the month. And then, there is the Friday of all Fridays — the Good Friday! If you can be patient and wait till it is Good Friday, you can even be more assured that your ritual will be more successful. It goes without saying also, based on the logic of the system, that if that particular Good Friday is also the first Friday of the month, then you have a double whammy in terms of gathering and focusing all the magical energies you can marshall to make what you want to happen through the ritual.
I do think we can improve on the system by combining it with elements from other traditions…(to be cont.)
An interesting way to unite the practice of Feng Shui with your fascination for talismans or anting-antings is to place the talisman in the corresponding area in the feng shui bagua map that you may want to energize.
But first what is the feng shui bagua map?
Feng shui holds that specific spots in your living space — your house or room –corresponds to certain areas of your life. Looking at the above illustration, which is the bagua map itself, there are nine areas or concerns in life that dominate us. They are:
1. Skills and knowledge. This area covers our education and any undertaking the purpose of which is for you to develop your capabilities to accomplish things using your talents.
2. Career and the life path. This corresponds to what you perceive is your life’s mission.
3. Helpful people and travel. This corresponds to your built-in desire to move away from your current location to find new adventures and the people you will meet along the way who can assist you.
4. Children and creativity. The area corresponding to your desire to procreate or to simply be creative which is analogous to “giving birth” to something.
5. Marriage and relationship. This area governs lasting and close relationships such as spouses and friends.
6. Fame and reputation. The area that governs public image.
7. Wealth and abundance. Corresponding to this area is your actual and perceived prosperity in all areas of your life.
8. Family and ancestors. The area corresponds to people with whom you have relationship by consanguinity or affinity.
9. Health. Located at the center of the bagua map, this area is the area of your well being physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
How can you use the map to your advantage? The technique involves superimposing the map on your house so that you can identify which area corresponds with what particular concern if life as enumerated above. In superimposing the map, your initial point of reference is always your front door or main entrance to the house. In the illustration above, your front door will always corresponds to any of these areas — skills and knowledge; career; or helpful people and travel. From that initial point of reference, you can identify the different areas in your life that corresponds to the particular bagua map sectors. For example, if the upper left corner of your house is where you have your kitchen, then your kitchen corresponds to the sector denoting wealth and abundance. If there is a room in the rightmost middle part of the map, then that room corresponds to children and creativity.
From this system of correspondence, you can now apply certain feng shui prescribed cures to strengthen or fix that area of your life that may be problematic. The system works similar to the principle of sympathetic magic. Whatever is happening in the physical area of your house denoted by the map, will be reflected in that actual area of your life corresponding to it.
For example, you might have a problem involving your marriage. Look for the area in your house corresponding to marriage. What do you have in there? Clutter or garbage can perhaps? Clean up the area. According to feng shui principles, you’re having problem with your marriage because that’s what you have in the area — a mess represented by the clutter and garbage.
Do the same thing in other areas. Is there something that’s holding you in your career? Perhaps you have an unkept career area in the house. Fix it and you will have the corresponding effect in your career life.
In addition to the general cleaning up of the area you would like to cure, feng shui prescribes certain things you can put there to signify the improvements you would like to bring in. For example, you can put a flower vase in the are of marriage and relationship. You can hang a family picture showing the happy faces of family members in the family area. Or you can put up a picture of a big house with picturesque landscape in your wealth area. Use your imagination on how to fix specific areas in the house. Of course there are myriads of Chinese lucky objects you can use — like the Chinese lcuck coins, smiling Buddhas, Kuan Yin statues, etc. Put them where they are appropriate.
This is where by analogy, we can also use our native anting-antings. You are interested in enhancing your social life? Perhaps you can put a SNH somewhere in your relationship area. An Infinito medal (denoting power) might be a good placement in your fame area. How about a framed Birheng Nagpapasuso taladro in your wealth area? Review what the particular anting-anting is for and find a correspondence in the bagua map. That’s where you can put them, if you opt not to carry them in your person.
By the way, on a smaller scale, after superimposing the bagua map on your entire house, you can also superimpose it on any other enclosed are in your house — such as your room, dining room, sala, etc. The orientations will vary and you can likewise put up the cures according to the correspondences we have established with the bagua map and the areas you are trying to cure.
Picture credit: www.fengshui-transformations.com
The Sator Square as depicted here is a very popular item in occult circles particularly among Filipino occultists.
Here is a novel way of using it without even the need to get one of those cast metal talismans with engraved letters depicting the magic square or having a hankerchief with the Sator square drawn on it (called taladro in Tagalog). This is for people who are looking for better relationships or just plain friends.
1. Copy the square on a piece of white paper.
2. Gaze upon the square and think of attracting love and friendship to yourself.
3. Cut the square and carry it with you for three days and three nights.
4. After three days and three nights of carrying it with you, burn it.
5. Watch the smoke mix with the air as it carries your request through the ether. You may mentally repeat or verbalize your request.
6. Say thank you.
Wait for results. As with any magical ritual, learn to adopt the attitude of joyful anticipation as you wait for your request to be granted.