Last night my Buddhist group held a "Smoke Offering" which is a Buddhist practice designed to increase fortune and merits by sending special offerings in to the spiritual world so that all the spirits including those who may possibly seek to hinder our progress are given what they feel they need in a spiritual form, and then they turn from a blocking force to many times a supportive force.
All the local spirits, gods, Bodhisattva’s, and Buddha's in the area (universe?) were also offered to sincerely as well.
May we all have a fortune and meritorious start to April!
PS: For more information on practices and General Buddhist questions please feel free to email me and I will email my teachers and Guru's on your behalf.
With Loving Kindness,