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Let me say first that I have to get personal with my clients. Sometimes VERY personal. If I don't know what their particular issues are, I am not going to be able to help them as best I can. Most of my clients fully understand this and I am always careful to be two things: HONEST (as I see things) and MINDFUL. Sometimes achieving both is a difficult balance.
I am also a Sagittarius. Which means in most cases we suffer from "Hoof and Mouth Disease" or always puttingour foot in our mouths. So I'm careful to try the best I can to work around that as well....it's a fineline. About two months ago I did Feng Shui Consultation for a lovely couple in New York City, right in Midtown Manhattan. And I ask questions: The history of the home/apartment and if they knew why the former occupants left and, among other things, what they would best like to accomplish from a consultation. And then I sit and LISTEN. Not only toWHAT they are saying but the WAY THEY ARE SAYING IT.
Two things were on my client's mind. Her relationship with her husband (who was present) and the fact that in the last two years, she had redone her bathroom three times, not being happy with the outcome. I hadn't yet addressed the apartment but of course realized that is excessive energy in a space with almost constant renovations. And I pictured it to be a complete disaster.
Starting the walk through of the apartment I realized this couple, in spite of their difficulties, really LOVEDeach-other. But there have been so many years of arguing (or, in their words "nitpicking") that they were also resentful of each-other over things that neither of them could help. In my eyes from what I saw and heard that day, I could almost see them as "The Perfect Couple." A beautiful apartment, a lovely child and a new business venture which I believe to be successful. They could be one of the ones that have it all....but one has to break that old pattern of resentment to start changing things around.
If you haven't guessed by now, the bathroom was located in their RELATIONSHIP area. And had been renovated three times already. Stirring up a lot of energy each time. It certainly was far from a disaster...there were a few knicks and "pings" but it actually was lovely---and completely undecorated. No pictures, nothing pretty or pleasant in there. I pointed out the fact that it was in their relationship area and some things have to be worked around, overlooked, as it wasn't perfection but it had a few flaws. We ALL have flaws. And that it had been left unaddressed. I left that day and knew they got the connection between their lives and their surroundings.
I got a follow up phone call about two weeks later and spoke to my client about breaking that wall that had been built up. One of them had to do it and see things from another perspective. And perhaps because I asked her to do it, she felt I was blaming her; this is NOT the case. But I wonder if in telling her again that she should be the one to do it, she took it as blame. I have not heard from her since and she has not answered my email or my voicemail. I wonder, if after all this time, if I should rethink HOW I do things. How do you be honest withsomeone when honestly can be misconstrued, no matter how hard to try to give the information the best you can? Should I become less personal? Or should I just let this go? I briefly thought of writing a short note but feel I am being invasive at this point. So, let it go?? And get a better mouthwash and move on---or try one more time to contact her?
**I have received many updates lately and haven't had time to update them yet. This just happened today and I was SO happy (and relieved) to get a call from this client. She told me that she had just been very, very busy and apologized for not getting back to me. She also told me that she took my suggestions, changed her space and her previous way of thinking and her relationship with her husband has never, EVER been better. These are the calls that make my day!
Feng Shui Long Island and Manhattan's Mission is simply this: To provide each and every client quality, experienced consultations, a knowledge and understanding of Feng Shui to empower themselves at a price everyone can afford.
Certified Feng Shui Expert Laura Cerrano is a motivational speaker, published author and Certified Reiki Practitioner specializing in connecting people to their environment and authentic self with the teachings of practical Feng Shui and Ascension.
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