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Feng Shui Eyes--Feng Shui Long Island Consultant

This is, undoubtedly, a difficult post for me because there are so many different views and perspectives about Feng Shui in ANY space, I can tell you what WE look for-and try to explain WHY.  A warning:  It is long.  If you want an understanding of Feng Shui Eyes and Principles, read on!

When Feng Shui Consultants are looking at a Home, Business, Office, Corporation or are called in to review floor plans for new construction or a renovation, there are many things we are always mindful of.  Many of us start from the outside to do an Exterior Evaluation.  We are looking for a busy street, a T Junction, whether the home is on a Dead End or cul de sac; all of these have an impact on the energy of the place we are evaluating.

Fast moving traffic?  Things can pass you by in your life by moving so fast.  Living in a cul de sac (where energy pools) can sometimes make people feel "stuck."  Dead End:  In some forms of Feng Shui things are taken VERY literally.  There are several ways to Intentionally "cure" ALL these things.  If there is ONE THING that I've learned after so many years of practice it is this:  ANY BUILDING CAN SUPPORT YOU IF YOU TRULY LOVE IT.  There is nothing stronger then YOUR own Chi.  Many practitioners might disagree with me but I'm sharing my opinions only.

I advise my clients, if you LOVE it, BUY it.  We can Intentionally cure any Feng Shui issues and since they are primarily done by Intention they need be difficult to do or cost much money. 

We then look at the Front Door and the pathway leading up to it.  If you recall, in Feng Shui we refer to this as the Mouth of Chi.  It is where all good energy enters.  We want to feel Graced into our space and make others feel the same.  One example of something I ask my clients to use if possible are solar lights...leading the Energy right inside.

Feng Shui Stairs--Feng Shui New York City

Once inside we look at what we see immediately when we walk in.  Many of you have heard that stairs sweep our Energy right upstairs (and it often can) but we have many ways to deflect that.  If the entrance door leads directly to a backyard door, it is said that your Energy and all the Good that comes in will go right back out again.  We also have things to correct this.  Other things we check:  Doorways (they are the VOICES in Feng Shui).  Many doors can create chatter-or arguments.  Or when two doors are opened at once, do them "hit" or bump into each other?  In the Black Sect tradition these are called "Arguing Doors."  And there is a blessing for that specifically for those that can not afford to change their doors.

Feng Shui Hallway--Feng Shui

Long hallways can be an issue---again, a sweep of Energy right down the hall.  While we WANT Energy to move, we do NOT want it to move too fast!  We diffuse it.  From both an Exterior and Interior perspective we lay out he Bagua.  I have been asked, on occasion, to "read" a home and have been pretty successful in telling my clients where they might be having certain issues or difficulties.  Firewood stored in either your Wealth or Partnership area can create a loss of income and financial issue or partnership difficulties, both business AND personal.  What's in the HEART of Your Home? UPDATED! A Feng Shui Home in Pictures.....  (In this post you can SEE the potential issues in a home).

Concentrating on each area during a walk through we look for Furniture Placement for Energy Flow, The Five Elements in each room, colors, patterns, artwork, textures....the list can be endless.  One thing we NEVER miss is the way a home makes us FEEL.  Those feelings, we believe are often times caused by Predecessor Energy---from former occupants or even current ones who have been through a divorce or any relationship issues.  If there is a Home Office we pay special attention to that.  Let's Talk About Predecessor Energy: A Feng Shui Post from Feng Shui Long Island

There is some controversy over which ROOM is most important in Feng Shui.  Some consider it to be the Bedroom, some the Kitchen.  In my own personal opinion while it certainly CAN help to address one room, in reality it's not much more expensive to do an entire home---years ago it wasn't taught to us to do a room at all but it seems to be becoming a popular thing to do. 

The Principles of Feng Shui are many....and they are all stored right inside.  It takes MANY years and MANY Feng Shui Consultations to achieve true FENG SHUI EYES.  And once you have them, they cannot be turned off!  But I wouldn't have it any other way.

*A Note:  MANY Feng Shui Consultants' perspectives vary...the opinions expressed here are my own only.

**Carole Provenzale has been a Certified Feng Shui Consultant since 1997 and is the Founder of Feng Shui Long Island, New York City providing on site Feng Shui Consultations for New York City (Manhattan) and Long Island and distance Feng Shui Consultations available by phone.  Feng Shui Consultations for Homes, Offices, Businesses, Corporations, Renovations, Real Estate Agents, New Construction and Pre Purchase.  Please visit:


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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
Bill, Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by.
Feb 10, 2008 08:42 AM #16
Diane Aurit
LKN Realty, LLC - Mooresville, NC
Lake Norman Real Estate
Great overview Carole!  I am so glad to hear you say that anything can be overcome.  I have had so many clients instantly dismiss a house because of a Feng Shui issue and their Feng Shui masters don't offer solutions.
Feb 10, 2008 10:21 AM #17
Arina Hanciulescu
RealtyPros - Las Vegas, NV

Carole, I am absolutely fascinated by your post... and the rest of them. It is by far the most interesting.

When I go to see a property I go through a lot of emotions... and never realized why. From the minute I stop in front of that house my mind goes blank and emotions sets in. Every step I take, going through the house, starts an internal dialog and feelings. I feel the energy of that place.

Wow, what a great post. Thank you.

Feb 10, 2008 01:00 PM #18
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist

Diane,I know and I'm sorry to hear that, I really am.  One of my clients wanted to set up a business on the site of a funeral parlour; when I went in I actually had to do the blessing PRIOR to the consultation but they loved it.  Their Energy, the Blessings and Feng Shui all contributed to a very successful business!  You can overcome anything and change it if you love it.

Arina,Thank you.  There is so much to Feng Shui and it's misunderstood.  I attached that post about Predecessor Energy because we believe that's exactly what people that are sensitive to Energy like you are feeling.

Feb 10, 2008 08:44 PM #19
Missy Caulk
Missy Caulk TEAM - Ann Arbor, MI
Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate
Carol, thanks for sharing more of your wisdom with us. I have learned so much from you and you have such a gracious attitude towards your clients.
Feb 10, 2008 09:21 PM #20
Kathy McGraw
CELLing Realty - White Water, CA
Riverside County CA Real Estate
Carole- I have been working and thinking a lot about my house.  I liked the tip of energy coming in the front door and helping to guide it in.  I have an older home and the sidewalk leading to the front door is one of those L shaped deals that appear so impractical......anyway....I thought of putting a path from the street to the door, a more practical way to get there......so what do you think?
Feb 10, 2008 10:30 PM #21
Nestor & Katerina Gasset
International Properties and Investments LLC - Wellington, FL
Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale

Carole- We live in the ideal home and when people come over they always mention the wonderful energy they feel, the flow of the floor plan and the ambiance. We made a curved pathway that led to our front door in the shape of a river and added black rocks to both sides to symbolize water, we then added butterfly friendly plants along both sides. 

We live on a street that is only 2 blocks long, not a busy, and not a major passway. We are facing direct east, very good! No poison arrows towards our home. We always use our pathway to enter our home. Just the taste of our Feng Shui'd home.  

Feb 11, 2008 01:22 AM #22
Trace Galle
Designs by Trace - Kelowna, BC

Hi Carole,

Very informative post, thanks for sharing!!



Feb 11, 2008 05:13 AM #23
Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
Kingsbridge Realty, Inc - Hubert, NC
Hi Carole,
I do believe you definitely have Feng Shui eyes and they see things the rest of us do not see or understand. Thanks to you and your educational posts, I have begun to see things through eyes that have been exposed to some Feng Shui lessons.  
Feb 11, 2008 07:28 AM #24
Lizette Fitzpatrick
Lizette Realty - Lexington KY - Richmond KY - Lexington, KY
Lizette Realty,Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes -
As usual with your posts I always get more ideas on how I can uses feng shui to understand the feel of a house. I think of this even as I show houses to others. I'm sure there is plenty I could do to my own as well. It's amazing how it all works to keep us comfortable and healthy in our personal space. Good job! 
Feb 11, 2008 08:53 AM #25
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closed account - Portland, OR
Great tips, thank you for posting them.
Feb 11, 2008 08:54 AM #26
Maria Borci
Colfax Realty Group - Doral, FL
P.A., TRC, REO - Doral Pinecrest FL Real Esta
This is very nice... i remember that I bought the house I loved for many months and thanks to you I sold the one I needed to move to this one. Thanks Carole
Feb 11, 2008 02:17 PM #27
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist

Missy, Thank you so much.  I am so fortunate to have such wonderful clients, they are truly the best people I could ask to meet.

Kathy, Did you mean directly from the street or from the sidewalk in front of your home...or do you have a sidewalk?  You can (if I'm visualizing this correctly) "round off" the pathway with large pots where there are sharp turns...with some pretty plants and use solar lights.  It would sure save some money :)

Katerina, I know people can FEEL it and they love it.  I'm sure your home is lovely.  I most heavily incorporated all the principles when I was finishing off my basement and every time someone was down there they would always comment on how good it felt!  Oh well, the leak I had will just have me re-do it, maybe it was time :)

Trace, Thank you, I always hope someone gets something out of my posts.

Cynthia, It's just a different way of seeing things.  But we are never allowed to give unsolicited Feng Shui advice so if I see something in a friends home, for example, I'm not permitted to mention it!

Lizette, It is interesting and involved isn't it?  Who ever thought there was so much to it...I didn't :)!

Kevin & Monica, You're very welcome and thank you for stopping by.

Maria, I am thrilled you got the house you loved...and will be following up with you soon, I want to hear what you've done since we last spoke!

Feb 11, 2008 09:51 PM #28
Kathy McGraw
CELLing Realty - White Water, CA
Riverside County CA Real Estate
Carole- I don't have a sidewalk in front of my house (by the street) but I do have an entrance with cement in-between 2 palm trees that I wanted to put paver's or something going up to the house.  The sidewalk that is there is off the driveway very close to the house, and in an unnatural position.  I like the ideas of the lights and the potted plants though......
Feb 11, 2008 10:28 PM #29
Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - Valparaiso, IN

"I advise my clients, if you LOVE it, BUY it."  You have a let's work it out /make it happen approach to life and your business - and that's our philosophy as well - probably why we relate so much to your posts Carole - awesome advice again!



Feb 12, 2008 11:14 AM #30
Trace Galle
Designs by Trace - Kelowna, BC

Hi Carole,

I always get lots out of your posts. I know that everything I take away from them will be put to good use if not at this moment then in the future. Thanks!

Feb 12, 2008 11:22 AM #31
Julie Neerings~Lifting Hearts ♥ Building Dreams~
Agent Referral - Salt Lake City, UT
Wow Carole! This was fantastic and truly filled with a great basis of understanding. You have definitely found your calling and oh how you have been blessed with "Feng Shui Eyes".
Feb 13, 2008 10:14 AM #32
Candy Henthorne
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring Texas Real Estate
Carole - I can't believe I missed this post!  You have made the art of Seng Shui seem so clear.  I need to do something with my foyer as I have stairs going up from the front door.  ( I also have a return stairs from the landing to the kitchen)  I wonder what you think about that?  This was a wonderful post Carole!
Feb 15, 2008 10:52 PM #33
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist

Kathy, If you can email me a picture I can let you know my thoughts before you think about paving....it may not be that you need something expensive at all and I don't mind looking at them.  (And sorry for the late response, I was not feeling very well for a few days).

Jeff & Grace, I have never believed that a place that someone loved could be a "kiss of death" and that's not the way I view things.  When you think about it, what is stronger then LOVE?  It (and some changes) can overcome just about anything.

Trace, I'm glad that you read and I don't think you need to bookmark, you sometimes bring things back up to me that I've said :)

Julie, They used to speak about that in class and I wondered if I would ever be able to see things like that.  I truly think they just develop over tirme--lots of time.

Candy, I was late getting back to my own post :(  If your stairs have a landing in the center, it's actually a good thing as it doesn't direct the energy straight up or down.  I'm not sure if that's what you meant but if you have a question just email me.

Feb 16, 2008 08:46 PM #34
Rita Minion
O'Brien Realty - Solomons, MD

Hello Carole,

What a wonderful post!  Your post is not that long....I was actually wanting to read more!!  I enjoy reading your posts and llove learning more about Feng Shui.  I have had an interest in it for years and reading your articles is definitely giving me an education.  Thank you!



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