Feng Shui New York-Ceremonies and Blessings
Practicing Feng Shui in New Yorkcan sometimes be a challenge. As a Feng Shui Consultant who travels to New York City-Manhattan, Queens and all over Long Island I am sometimes asked by my clients what the purpose of a "Blessing" is.
In Feng Shui Blessings or Space Clearings can be non-denominational. They don't go against any faiths or beliefs. Or they can be done in the Black Sect Method---this is something that is ALWAYS discussed with the client.
We honor all beliefs and practices. So what's the purpose? Some Feng Shui Consultants simply call them Space Clearings, others use the word Rituals and I usually use the word Blessings but they are all one and the same.
Cheryl Marantino of Re:Fresh Re: Design wrote a recent post that caught my eye and I loved and here is an excerpt from it:
"Does it matter that I am not Chinese? I don't think so, anymore than it matters that I only have a little Native American ancestry and I used a smudge stick. Or that I am not Catholic and I buried a St. Joseph's statue in my backyard to sell my house. The rituals that accompany prayers and meditations, in my opinion are man-made ways to help us maintain our focus.
Few can sit quietly in prayer for very long, without hearing surrounding sounds, or other thoughts creeping in. Rituals keep us on task, they offer ceremony to the ordinary. Unless the "doing" of the ritual becomes more important than the "intent"....the kneeling and the clasping of the hands, more important than the prayer, rituals have a place in helping us to participate more fully.
Whether your rituals include lighting candles, burning incense, ringing bells, attending religious services, or simply walking in the woods, the rituals themselves will not bring health, wealth or happiness. It is your intention that gathers the energy. Your positive intentions, followed by positive actions, gather it, and then disperse it where you intended it to go."
When we had asked about these Feng Shui Blessings or Space Clearings years ago we were asked a very important question by our Mentors:
Does the ENERGY put into a Ceremony change the very nature of the event for which you are doing it? Does a Marriage Ceremony change the energy of the relationship? Or a Barmitzvah change the way one feels? How about a Baptism?
It was something to think about. I believe it DOES. It strengthens the Intentions you have put into the occurance that is going on in your life. It "seals" it or cements it-and that's what the purpose is of having these lovely ceremonies.
Don't let the word in Feng Shui of Blessings scare you away. In my New York Feng Shui practice, it seals both the Feng Shui Consultation I have just had with my client and it Intensifies the Energy we are BOTH investing in it.
*Carole Provenzale has been a Certified Feng Shui Consultant since 1997 and along with Laura Cerrano are the Founders of Feng Shui Long Island & New York providing Feng Shui Consultations for all of New York City, Queens, Long Island and Online/Phone Consultations for those at a distance for homes, offices, businesses, corporations, renovations, and new construction.