From New York to Sydney, or from London to Kuala Lumpur

Other, Qi Men - EN

Yes, sounds well nice, doesn’t it? If you know me, you know that I love to travel. I am in love to travel to new places, to meet new people, to visit and walk along new roads, always looking for “something different” than the regular routine.

How often does it happen to you to be in an airport and look at planes taking off? To wonder where those people are going? Who are they leaving behind?

I’m at the airport now and my next flight is in a few hours yet. I have time to read a book and do some more shopping, I tell myself. But, before all that, me being me, I start with a cup of coffee. I have been awake since the dead of the night. I sit at a central table in the vast airport. Instinctively I open the QiMen. Yes, the people who know me know that every now and then I check QiMen trying to find the answer to a question that maybe has not been voiced yet.

Hmmmm, this looks odd, I tell myself, my plane is delayed. Instinctively I check the board. There’s nothing there. Maybe it is still early. For connoisseurs, there is also Fa Yin map, so it will work slower. Well, it is what it is, a couple of hours extra for me to walk about, and if need be I can do some activations in these two hours. Before getting up from my table, I check QiMen for the hour at which our flight is planned to take off. It is pretty clear to me we’re not leaving in time, especially when you get the void (DE). I ask myself, should I tell my fellow travellers that there’s going to be a delay? Maybe not yet, they will ask if they want to know.

They announce boarding at the set time. But guess what, after we boarded we spend 2 hours on the plane, without taking off. After 2 hours we are informed there is a malfunction and we are taken back into the terminal.

It’s time for me to do some work, I don’t want to spend the night on an airport chair.

After less than 20 minutes, they bring us back on board. Behind me some Spanish people wonder why they took us off the plane just to let us back on in less than an hour? I smile to myself and I tell myself, “well, it’s called QiMen and I love it!” We are on board the plane and we leave without any other issues.

This is how my old year ended or the New Year started, depending on your point of view.

For the connoisseurs, this is what I did, using QiMen:

In QiMen, Open Door or Kai Men is the plane.

The airport is represented by the bird.

The itinerary, flight plan is given by the 9 Heaven (Jiu Tian).

As direction, from where you are, the one that asks the question at that moment and up to the destination to be reached, you look for that cardinal point. For example, you can see if you are going to have a smooth flight.

What did I do so that we left on time? I prayed to my Deity, from my natal chart, established according to my birthday, to take care of us and, if possible, for us to leave as soon as possible and to reach the destination safely. What else can you do – ask another Deity called 9 Heaven to help you leave safely and reach the destination safely.

What does it mean to activate a Deity in QiMen? Nothing else but on a certain given direction, to stand with your back against that direction or facing that direction (depending on where you are) and to say a prayer or to visualise a positive outcome. In my case, I saw myself on the plane, the plane taking off, we are all happy and cheerful, and I look out the window and see the plan taking off.

I have to admit I did have a bit of luck, there was also a clever combination that I used, namely Three Wonders Rising Above the Palace.

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