Feng Shui Long Island NY The House That Wasn't a Home

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Feng Shui Long Island NY The House That Wasn't a Home

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True Story about a Feng Shui consultation in Merrick Long Island New York.  Laura and I arrived for a Feng Shui consultation of what appeared to be a lovely split level home in the Long Island town of Merrick New York.  The entrance was graceful and warming and we stepped inside to meet our lovely client Julia and daughter named Sophie who's main concerns were of a financial nature and difficulties Julia was having with her two older children named Linda and Mike, now in college. Julia and Sophie also mentioned that they heard footsteps in the middle of the night.  Her other two children in the house have never mentioned it, neither had it been mentioned to them.

The downstairs of the home contained both the Julia's and Sophie's bedrooms as well as the wealth area which we addressed to help produce a larger income.  We suggest colors for specific areas as well as addressing Career, helpful people and other areas of the Bagua.  In traveling upstairs to the second floor we felt a slit chill in the air.

As we continued on our way, we entered into a small hallway.  On the left side we entered into Linda's bedroom. Although they have been living in the house for three years, you would not have known from looking at it that this was a girls bedroom...let alone any bedroom at all.  There were no pictures on the wall, nothing personal, no clothing or furniture except for a bed.  To us as Feng Shui consultants, clearly Linda "had never moved in. She had not made this her home or claimed this as her space.  

Walking into Mike's bedroom we encountered almost the same situation.  Here we found a mattress on the floor but nothing personalized to show this was someones space.  We asked Julia if she had ever discussed the footstep sounds with her children and she admitted she had not We ourselves felt an uncomfortable energy emanating from the attic to which there was no access.  We explained to the Julia our theory was that her children had never felt comfortable enough to move in and claim there space and thought it might be because they were hearing the footsteps too.

  This is a story with out an ending.  Trying to follow up with our client Julia, we were hit with obstacles.  She did not want to discuss the footsteps even though she admitted they stopped after the blessings and clearly would not discuss it with her son or daughter.  although she was hurt that they haven't "moved in" she was unwilling to bring up the topic. 

As Feng shui consultants we can only make recommendations and try to have our clients understand the best possible solutions.  What they do with the suggestions is up to them.


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*Carole Provenzale has been a Certified Feng Shui Consultant since graduating from the Country's very first School for Feng Shui Studiesthat was licensed and accredited in 1997. Carole provides on site Feng Shui Consultations on Long Island NY, Queens New York and New York City - NYC Feng Shui Manhattan New York Feng Shui

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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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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Craig, This happens sometimes when we work with clients.  We do our best to provide the most efficient suggestions but unfortunately our clients do no always listen or at least TRY which is a huge concept in Feng Shui as well as in life

Jo, It can be but then you do have those clients who will at least try our suggestions and when they see the changes...continue to move forward...and it's so rewarding to see that :)

May 13, 2010 06:49 PM #8
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Mary,thank you for the offer I'll write it down and keep it in mind.  It's not so much the spirits "wont leave" it's more of the issue that Julia and the other two children are not acknowledging the situation and dealing with it. If they are open to this idea I'll let you know, all helpful people are welcomed

Joan, Children..even if in college can be very sensitive to these situations..even if they are unaware of what they are dealing with.  They will just naturally react..and unfortunately they are reacting by not "claiming and moving ino their space"

May 13, 2010 06:56 PM #9
Trace Galle
Designs by Trace - Kelowna, BC

Hi Carole,

Very interesting story! I wonder why she clamed up all of a sudden. I thought I would drop by and say Hi as I am in Seoul Korea and in just over a week heading to Beijing China for a week were I plan to pick up some Feng Shui items! Then back to Seoul for a few more day then home to Canada! I hope all is well with you!

May 13, 2010 10:00 PM #10
Jackie Connelly-Fornuff
Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY - Babylon, NY
"Moving at The Speed of YOU!"

Hi Carole, what a great story. It's not surprising how children are affected. We have to remember they are just smaller versions of us. They know when things aren't right.

May 14, 2010 12:09 AM #11
Marzena Melby
Coldwell Banker Burnet Realty - Richfield, MN
Realtor, Twin Cities Minnesota Real Estate


It hit me like a ton of bricks: I better finish decorating our master bedroom and clean up my office.  I've had my project about half done for over a year (always very busy, you know)!  I my office, I have three boxes filled with old files to go through!  I want these rooms in my home to look like I truly live here!

May 14, 2010 12:57 AM #12
Linda Jandura
Raleigh Cary Realty - Apex, NC
Realtor, North Carolina Buyer & Seller Specialist

Interesting story. We do what we can, but can't cure the world. I'm sure you helped some, and maybe opened their eyes to a situation with the children that needed to be addressed.  Too bad the kids weren't there or you couldn't talk to them.  Sounds like the mother and grandmother wanted a quick fix to all of their problems.

May 14, 2010 01:05 AM #13
Adam Malachi
A 2 Z Realty LLC - Castle Rock, CO

Good post! I agree with Jackie comments!

Thanks for sharing,


May 14, 2010 06:45 AM #14
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire

OK....are you sure the "older children" are actually alive? Maybe the footsteps are them?

Maybe the Mother created a bedroom space for each .....like a shrine?

I know....far fetched

May 14, 2010 09:57 AM #15
Donna Yates
BHGRE - Metro Brokers - Blue Ridge, GA
Blue Ridge Mountains

Carole: I feel so bad for the kids because it sounds like they can't feel truly comfortable and at peace in their own space. Afterall, home is the one place that is our refuge from life's storms and not to be at peace in my own home, let alone my own room would really wear on me. 

May 14, 2010 02:12 PM #16
Gabriela Agostinelli
RE/MAX100 - Leonardtown, MD
your full time agent!

Hi Carole, Interesting story. I think she will call you again...

May 15, 2010 01:36 AM #17
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Trace,that sounds like a great trip enjoy every moment and you'll be right in the heart of Feng Shui :) Sometimes that happens because in Feng Shui it brings out the truth and some are not ready for it.

Jackie ,absolutely, if anything they are even more in tune with their surrounding because they don't have teachings that block them from beingopen to energy

Marzena, no worries you'll get it all done and you will feel so much better once those files are taken care of to.  Even papers can hold a certian energy

May 15, 2010 05:17 AM #18
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Linda, we did what we could, sometimes our clients might not listen at that moment..but we have had some contact us months or even a year later to let us know that they finally took that step to address the situation and have then started to notice changes in a more positive direction.

Adam, Thank you and your welcome :)


May 15, 2010 05:54 AM #19
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Do have alot of circumstances like this?  Interesting!

May 15, 2010 09:34 AM #20
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

I can't imagine someone not claiming their space in their home. Very interesting, Carole.

May 15, 2010 02:26 PM #21
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Carole - That is a fascinating story!  A few years back, there was a family that bought a home in my neighborhood.  The parents thought they were going to be here for awhile, but one of their children, a 11 or 12 year old girl, never really "moved in" as you say.   The following summer they moved to another state.  I would have loved to have known the rest of the story!

May 15, 2010 03:55 PM #22
Vince McEveety
Gilleran Griffin Realty - Sherman Oaks, CA

looks like there was no feng in that shui

May 21, 2010 06:31 AM #23
Ed Macias
Real Estate Teammates - Miami, FL
Miami FL-REO Property Management Multifamily

Great post. Very interesting.I work referrals. If you're interested let me know.

May 27, 2010 02:26 AM #24
Shannon Thomas
Selling Indy Metro, LLC - Avon, IN
Managing Broker, E-Pro, ABR,SRS, SFR

Great post.  sounds like they were stuck and what ever needed to be rermoved for sure. 

Jun 17, 2010 01:49 AM #25
Liz Wallace
Century 21 Sherlock Homes - Rockville Centre, NY
Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N

I am always amazed that someone will hire you for your knowledge and then discount it if it wasn't what they wanted to hear.

Jun 19, 2010 09:30 AM #26
Team Honeycutt
Allen Tate - Concord, NC

Very interesting.  I am totally amazed when people ask us to do our job and then they decide which piece of our job they like and which they don't. And then if they come back and lay blame because what they chose didn't work, that amazes me too.

Sounds like you were very professional and maybe they will think about what you said and come back to you.

Best of days to you,


Jul 06, 2010 06:04 AM #27
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