As a New York Feng Shui Consultant, I am often asked ONE question: Does my home need to look like a Chinese Restaurant? It's a common misconception with Feng Shui and I tell them absolutely not.
When making suggestions for any changes necessary, I always seek to work not only with a Client's budget but their style as well. Quite often nothing needs to show at ALL and some of the Feng Shui "remedies" we use are common objects such as lights or plants.
Still, I wouldn't be honest with my client's if I didn't pass along a story and leave the decision up to THEM about whether or not to use this one thing. Some find it funny, some take it seriously but in almost all cases my clients report back that they have purchased one and used it---and have had good results.
Val Allocco first wrote about this about this long ago-the blog dates back to 2007 and was an account of our attempts to find a "Lucky Cat" in Flushing, New York.
We did and at first we found the results funny....she had set her cat up prior to me and called me the next morning. She had received two jobs just that morning.
We laughed about the "power" of the Lucky Cat. A few days later, I set mine up to "beckon" in the good, new Energy from the front door. And that very day I myself got three Feng Shui Consultations. Neither one of us are without our Lucky Cats now and we don't laugh at them anymore---EVER!
In Feng Shui Offices, make your new space your OWN.
I do mention this to my clients because I don't believe it's a coincidence. I believe I am solely responsible for a HUGE increase in Lucky Cat sales : ) Do they look odd, out of place, absolutely ridiculous? Maybe. Do my clients use them? Absolutely!
Here is a recheck of an office still undergoing changes....this was taken after warming up the space with a beautiful yellow color and if you look down in the right hand corner, you'll see it---her Lucky Cat. They're NOT just for homes!
Do YOU Believe in the Lucky Cat?
If YOU try one, face it toward the Front Door. If that's not possible and you do a lot of work on your computer, have it facing your computer...and don't be surprised if your phone starts ringing.
Btw, I heard from Val recently. She's put her heart and soul into her business and it's doing VERY well.....as she wrote in her email "Be careful what you wish for."
**Carole Provenzale has been a Certified Feng Shui Consultant since 1997 and is the Founder of Feng Shui Long Island and New York Along with Feng Shui Consultant Laura Cerrano, on site Feng Shui Consultations are provided for New York City, Queens and all of Long Island.