by Bob Romero —
Bob Romero has been a diligent student of esoteric spiritual subjects and metaphysics for many years, with a life-long quest for answers. He has submitted new and original articles that focus on life lessons and experiences he wishes to share with our readers and the world.
One of the more interesting classes that I have taken in metaphysics was the one on the Chinese practice of Feng Shui. It helped me with arranging items in our house to provide balance and positive energy flow. I also saw an excellent video online that described feng shui as acupuncture for the home. Chi will then flow through your home as it does through your body. There are so many concepts in using Feng Shui, and so for the purposes of this article, I would just like to focus on two specific objects, which are the money frog also called the money toad, and the money boat which is also called the money ship.
The correct placement of the money frog will bring you financial prosperity. I found a dark burgundy resin frog with red ruby eyes and a coin in its mouth at the bookstore. It actually looks more like a three-legged toad. I placed it in the southeast corner of my office. It is at a diagonal with the front door facing in towards the house so that money energy flows into the house and not away from the house.
The same is true for the money boat as far as placement and direction. At first, I had a hard time finding a money boat. So, I went online and found that there are many to choose from, as far as size and expense. The feng shui wealth ship is supposed to sail into your life with financial prosperity and abundance. There were a lot beautiful ships that were either brilliant gold or were finely crafted detailed wooden models. Placing bright coins in the ship will attract wealth and bring good luck.
I was having a tough time making a decision when I happened to see a small sailboat in a store where I was shopping for something else. It was about the size that I wanted, but what really struck me was that the first part of the Serenity Prayer was on the sails which says,
“God, grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.”
This was perfect, because wisdom is needed on how to manage wealth. Consider all of the lottery jackpot winners that became bankrupt after a couple of years, because they spent their money foolishly. Wealth is not just to be acquired, but also shared. And when financial prosperity is shared, it returns threefold! That also goes for good deeds when they are done with sincerity and no expectations for acknowledgement.
I placed the money frog and the money ship together in the correct location and direction. As far as coins for the sailboat, I put shiny brand-new coins from the current year in the boat. At the end of the year, I donate the coins to either the Salvation Army or the Denver Hospice so that the positive energy that flowed through them, will flow to the recipients of the donation.
As far as the financial consequences of using these, all I can say is “Life is good”.