For years I have been reading a wonderful website called http://www.hauntedrealestate.com/for further information on the way "hauntings" have been handled by others. I have had to drag myself off that site and little did I know that one day I would be graced to be able to "meet" the person who had put it together, Mary Pope-Handy! Her recent post A Halloween and Ghostly MeMe (thanks Mike Mueller!) inspired this post. In my profession it is NOT unusual to be called to a client's new home or for a pre-purchase "inspection" to see if the home suits them from a Feng Shui Perspective. As a matter of fact, this probably accounts for at least 30% of my calls. This is done, most of the time without a Realtors knowledge because, quite frankly, hauntings and Predecessor Energy concern my clients; they oftentimes want to see if I pick up on anything unusual or because they have moved into a new home or office and just feel "things aren't RIGHT." Sometimes it is a financial loss, sometimes my client's notice health issues throughout the family and yes, sometimes they SEE, FEEL or HEAR things.
Having studied Parapsychology years ago and further studies in Energy which finally led me to Feng Shui, we were made aware of what is called "Predecessor Energy." This is Energy either on the land itself from past incidents or in a home where perhaps some unusual and not very happy occurrences took place. Energy, we were taught, leaves it's own "imprint" in a space. And this Energy often lingers behind, causing havoc in many client's lives. Some are just uncomfortable and want their space to be THEIR OWN, something Feng Shui helps to ensure this.
I find it sad that only a few clients will mention our consultation to Realtors as they don't want to be thought "crazy." I can assure you, they're not. There's simply too many of them and they are all warm hearted, spiritual people. For example, have you ever noticed a particular home that is on the market every few years? Oftentimes if you look into the reason a buyer is selling it may be because of a divorce. Negative energy is left behind and new occupants now are in a space where there has been much grief, sadness, financial loss, etc. Compare it to the energy of a home that is being sold because the owners have made more money and are moving UP, buying a bigger home; they are leaving under happy circumstances.
This is not to say they all are afraid, as a matter of fact, most aren't at all, yet they are uncomfortable. In Mary's experiences in her MeMe, I too have found that Electrical Energy happens in these homes quite often. Sometimes in addition or separately there are unusual noises they can't account for. Sometimes there are sightings and many times all the members of the family will experience it. I know on Long Island and all of New York City and many other places there was much fighting and many unfortunate deaths over this beautiful land.
Do I believe Feng Shui Blessings help to dispel negative Energy? After many, many years of being called for these types of things, I absolutely do. So do my clients who are very grateful. Do I know exactly WHY they work? Honestly, I don't; the blessings provided us have been passed down from Mentor to Student for thousands of years. In checking back with my clients, they are thrilled that these "odd" occurrences in their homes have stopped. So am I! On occasion, it is temporary and will return but most often, it seems to just STOP. No, Feng Shui consultants are NOT "Ghostbusters." But oftentimes, we CAN help.
I would love for my clients to be able to share their concerns with their Real Estate Agents without fear. I know many, such as Mary and Jo-Anne Smith are open to these things and I wish as time goes on, all our mutual clients can express them freely to anyone and don't need to keep these things they are experiencing in HIDING. Next time you go to visit a house, instead of just looking at it to evaluate what needs work, assessing what the price should be and all the other work you have to do, take a moment to just FEEL the space.....You never know if YOU just might pick something up!
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