Dear Uncle Dixer: I have been feeling like everything is going wrong in my life. I’m seeking a job and there is no success or light. Please help me.                  

Answer: In Feng Shui, the wall behind your bed is likened to the Black Turtle that would give you protection and support as you rest. If I were you, I would put up a poster on this wall with the wise words of the Medieval Sufi Poets written on it, which simply says: “This too shall pass”. It is a proverb that reflects the temporary nature, or the ephemerality, of the human condition.

Like the Sufi poets, the Chinese believed everything goes in cycles. The further you are down, the quicker you will get up again. You might not have reached bottom yet, but given time, you will bounce back up again. Nothing ever goes one way and not return to complete the cycle of changes.

It is easier said than done, but believe me, I have gone through what you are experiencing now. I hung in there and sure enough I am back on my feet again. Being down in the dump is not such a bad thing. It teaches you strength and courage to stay afloat, and you will come out of this bad luck cycle a better person.