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I AM a New York Feng Shui Consultant; I am NOT, however a psychic.  Please don't get me wrong, I do believe there are some very special people out there that have true "Gifts."  I'm not one of them and actually, I'm glad.  I don't believe I'd want to know the future for myself OR see it in others.

Years ago while working in The New Center for Wholistic Health I was speaking to a woman who had stopped by the desk.  I don't recall what we happened to be talking about but I do remember quite clearly she told me she could "smell" death on a person.

I believe I backed up a bit as I was speaking to her.  She relayed a story to me I have never forgotten:

She had been to a wedding not long ago and was having a wonderful time.  That is until her nephew who she adored came over to give her a kiss and greet herShe told me she knew instantly that he was going to die-very soon.  There was nothing she could do about it and she was heartbroken.

Just a few weeks later she told me, her nephew had been in a horrendous car accident...and had passed.  Although she said she had finally accepted her "gift" I thought it more of a curse.  She did say she saw other things as, marriages, pregnancies.  I believed her and just hoped that she didn't begin to tell ME anything.  She didn't.

This came to mind the other day when I received my fifth call in two weeks all beginning with "Hello, are you the psychic?"  I had no idea where these calls were coming from and most people couldn't tell me exactly how they found me.  One finally said I was on a "psychic hotline."  How I got there I will never know!  I have to say that while I believe SOME people have a gift, I'm not sure they are manning hotlines at all hours of the day and night.

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Most of the psychics I've heard of have very long waiting lists, whether you are read over the phone OR in person.  I wondered whether to tell some of these people that called my thoughts---most sounded young and were ready to give me their credit cards!

I am still getting calls and now I try and "council" these people.  I feel sorry for them that they must be so desperate for SOME information about whatever is bothering them that they will call a hotline.  I ask them to try and find a reputable psychic who comes by recommendation.

I answer my phone as Feng Shui Long Island.  It makes me wonder:  Do YOU believe in psychics?  And if you do, are they on "hotlines"? 

*Carole Provenzale is the Founder of Feng Shui Long Island & New York and received her Feng Shui Certification in 1997 providing on site Feng Shui Consultations in New York City, Long Island and Queens.




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Laura Cerrano is a second-generation Certified New York City Feng Shui Consultant Expert. As a full-time Feng Shui consultant, Laura provides bicoastal consultations and workshops for residential, commercial, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies and healing faculties. In addition, Laura is a resident teacher at the Metropolitan Institute of Design in Syosset, NY. She has been featured in highly respected publications and TV networks such as Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," PBS, CBC Television, BBC Radio and The New York Times. 



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Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
Kingsbridge Realty, Inc - Hubert, NC

You are the most kind and caring person!  Most people would be very annoyed to get these calls but you take the time to counsel these callers.  I do believe that some people have a "gift" .  Do they have a "hot line"?  I think NOT! 

May 21, 2009 11:03 PM #10
Sylvie Conde
Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage - Toronto, ON
Broker, Toronto Real Estate

Karen Anne cracked me up.  I agree TOTALLY, LOL.
If psychotic hotline is what you're looking for, however, just call me. :)


May 21, 2009 11:50 PM #11
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Personally, I don't believe in psychics. I do believe some people have some extra sensory perception. But psychic powers, no.

I always thought it would funny to call one of those psychics and when they answer the phone, and say, "Hello, who's calling please....", I respond with, "You're the psychic, you tell me who it is!!!"

But I really do think you're psychic Carole......At least that's what my Magic 8-Ball said...

Ask Carole!

May 22, 2009 02:09 AM #12
Betina Foreman
WJK Realty - Austin, TX
Realtor, C.N.E., with WJK REALTY

My magic 8 ball always seems to have the answer, otherwise I just trust my instincts. Good luck!!

May 22, 2009 02:26 AM #13
Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Wow I hope I get some calls from folks telling me they found me from the Real Estate Psychic hot line - LOL

May 22, 2009 02:34 AM #14
Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant

Hi Carole...That's interesting that they called you..maybe an opportunity to talk about your service. I'm with you.... hot lines are just a business, and in all likelihood not the True thing..if there is such a thing. I remember a clients wife, who was a gypsy when she lived in Europe and said she stopped reading palms because of the Bad news she had to tell people or Hold back and keep to herself.

Great Post Carol, thanks for sharing it with us :O)

May 22, 2009 04:45 AM #15
Chris Fisher
Your Virtual Assistant - Concord, CA

I DO believe in psychics, I DO NOT believe they work at hotlines.  I have created a website for a friend of mine who offers psychic readings and he is the real deal, in my opinion.  It's not a gift I would want.

May 22, 2009 05:04 AM #16
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

There certainly are a lot of frauds out there!  It is difficult to know for sure if someone has the gift.  Most ask lots of questions and then the person actually is filling in all the information... they don't realize they are giving to "psychic the information by the answers to the questions.  The true psychic shouldn't have to ask all those questions... they should know... they are psychic!

May 22, 2009 02:28 PM #17
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Marchel, It's sad, actually.  I do wonder what issues they are dealing with that causes almost desperate behavior.

Sylvie, I do believe in psychics personally but the ones I have gone to have come as a recommendation...not on a hotline.  And often long waiting times to be read.  And I wonder since they sound so young, how do they have credit cards? 

Sharon, I think you're right and judging from  the calls I've gotten, I'll just bet they are making some money.  I am sorry the people calling are so misguided, though.  And I do believe too that some people have gifts---

Kate, Thank you, I'll take that as a compliment :)  I have been read in the past by some excellent people so I'm a believer but it's not something I would want. 

Sally, I have seen phenominal shows where well known psychics have been called in by police and solved crimes....some of them cold cases.  I have no doubt they are real but I honestly don't think they're sitting by a phone.  They are well known and well respected by many for their abilities.

Karen, That is too funny!  Come to think of it, I guess there are psychotic hotlines....but they do help people.   I am all for a good reading and have had a few myself but the people are well known and not sitting at a phone.  Now if I could find the hotline to remove my name......

Cheryl, I would not want to know and it's one of the reasons I no longer go to psychics.  I don't want to hear about death and most feel they have to tell you.  I would not want your gift, even if I did not know the person well.  But they are "fakes" out there and I would never use a hotline to find a psychic....I would go on a recommendation only.

Carol, I am worried about these people calling....I guess anyone could say they are psychic and yes, make some good money at it.  I know there are good ones out there but I believe there is always a waiting time if you want an appointment---and they are much closer to the $200 and up range.

Cynthia, They sound young, I wonder how they even have a credit card.  I feel sorry for them, I feel they must have some serious issues to be calling a number listed somewhere.  And I have  to say it can be annoying when it's 2 am!

Sylvie, She cracked me up too....Now watch out, you don't know WHO will be phoning you :)!

Craig, I can't BELIEVE you went to all that trouble to make that picture, I love it and I'm saving it!!  THANK YOU, WHAT A NICE THING TO DO!

Betina, I have used psychics, some of them very good ones.  I had a phone reading once years ago from a recommendation with the woman who later did some of the Poltergeist movies...she was exactly right about things!

Bill, I'm sure you could get yourself listed....or hey, you may have just created a new niche!  ADVERTISE and they will come :)

HI Fred, I've never been ready by a Gypsy but she sounds honest and real.  I think it must be very difficult to tell people bad news and I know I would not be able to do it!  I don't think reputable pscyics are on the phone and if I could find that listing I would remove myself.

Chris, It's not a gift I would want either.  While at times I "get" things from the exchange of Red Envelopes, it is more of an impression or change in a client's environment.  But that's Energy...maybe psychic work is as well---being able to read future events from someone's energy fields.  I'm not sure but I do believe in them.

May 22, 2009 02:35 PM #18
Mike Saunders
Lanier Partners - Athens, GA

Carole - at least it was only a psychic hotline;^) While I do believe that some people may have "gifts" of the paranormal type, I certainly wouldn't use a psychic hotline, and have never consulted one.

May 23, 2009 12:34 AM #19
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Carole--lately I have been getting call to local restaurant who number is one digit different than mine.  Maybe that is the explanation for the calls you are getting.  However it sounds like you are handling them well and in an understanding manner.  I enjoyed reading your post and the comments from many people I have met here in the rain.

May 23, 2009 06:06 AM #20
Teri Eckholm
Boardman Realty - White Bear Lake, MN
REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro

Carole--I feel your frustration but some people know little about something and want to know more. I am certain you kindly set them straight on what you can do and what you cannot do for them. It is kind of like when someone calls a REALTOR and asks for a free appraisal of their property. We are not appraisers but can do a market analysis. Education is the key and you are a wonderful educator. :)

May 25, 2009 02:35 AM #21
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

I had a client who was a of the sweetest, most interesting people I have known. She did not abuse her gift, in fact most people would never have guessed this about her. She had a following that was very loyal. I adored working with her. It was a very smooth transaction.... but she "predicted" that outcome.

May 25, 2009 11:58 AM #22
Rich Dansereau
Positive Real Estate Professionals - Knoxville, TN

Remember Sister Cleo? Though I found her entertaining, I think that most psychics would not be doing infomercials or as you say manning hotlines 24/7. In difficult times many people disregard their common sense that would often prevent them from falling for hotline psychics or whatever straw they may be grasping at for hope and answers.

May 25, 2009 01:36 PM #23
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Joan, I absolutely agree with you.  People don't realize the information they are providing most of the time and it's hard to distinquish the real ones from others.  I go by referral or I don't go at all :)

Mike, I have in the past, not much at all anymore but I am concerned about these hotlines.  Good psychics are booked so far in advance from what I can tell.

Mary, I honestly have no idea how I got on that list, it is not something I would sign up for!  It may be a digit off and that's something I hadn't thought of.  Thank you for your comment.

Teri, I think you're right but I answer the phone with my business doesn't seem to throw them.  "Is this the psychic?" is the usual question....kind of scary that they don't check people out.

Margaret, What a lovely story. The pyschics I have met who I believed to be real were all wonderful, caring people and they truly had a gift.  But as in any business, there are scams and I know anyone can put up a website and pretty much say they are anything.  I worry about these people that seem a bit desperate.

Rich, I don't remember Sister Cleo!  I remember seeing ads on TV for psychic hotlines but not in a while.  I know people are worried right now and feel it's fine to consult a psychic...just make sure they're truly gifted.  Now I have to try and think who Sister Cleo was........

May 27, 2009 09:39 AM #24
Rich Dansereau
Positive Real Estate Professionals - Knoxville, TN

Hahaha! Except for the over the top infomercials, she was pretty forgetable. Here is a YouTube link to help refresh your memory if you like. Oh and I misspoke, she was known as Miss Cleo.

May 27, 2009 01:00 PM #25
Eileen Hsu
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY

Hello Carole, so are you really a psychic? :-) I hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend and speak to you soon!

May 28, 2009 01:13 PM #26
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Eileen, I do predict you're going to find me some beautiful rental in NYC---does that count??

May 28, 2009 05:09 PM #27
Kathy Passarette
Creative Home Expressions - Mount Sinai, NY
L.I. Staging/Decorating

Carole ~ I believe it to an extent.  It would not be a "gift" to me if I knew someone was going to die in the near future.  How do you not give it away by your demeanor or just saying it?  I feel bad it was her favored nephew; I would be devastated.

Years ago, probably when that Cleo woman was on the commercials, I had gotten a call from some psychic place.  I just told them, "Then you already know I'm going to hang up on you".  I would go for a reading for fun though.

May 29, 2009 01:10 PM #28
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

That's kind of funny - but I don't believe anyone answering the "hotline" would be the genuine thing.

Maybe you have a gift that you don't even realize?

Jun 23, 2009 10:22 AM #29
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