Help me Help you with Feng Shui by Laura Cerrano New York City Feng Shui consultant

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Help me Help you with Feng Shui  by Laura Cerrano New York City Feng Shui consultant

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The area on the Ba-gua I would like to share with you today is called the "helpful people" Section. If you follow the Ba-uga Layout strictly, it will be located on the front right hand corner near "Career" (front entrance into your home, apartment or business).

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Ba-gua life station map posted by Laura Cerrano of Feng Shui Manhattan

When you think of "helpful people", you think of those individuals or groups of people in your life who have helped or are helping you currently. Remember this can relate to those who have passed away as well, they are  spiritually helping you.  It can be moments such as, helping you move into a new house, buying a home, finding your way around town, or as simple as giving you tips on how to care for your house plants.  No matter how big or small the tips, advice, or actions they have helped you with...that is a Helpful Person. 

Now that you are aware of the "helpful People" in your life, How do you address that section?

1. You need to acknowledge them for helping you. Very simply, make sure to say "Thank you". If in person great, if not pick up that phone and give them a call or shoot them an email.

2. As we all know, Pay it forward.  If they are not in need of any help at the moment and time, others surely are.  So extend a helping hand when needed, let that be to, friends, family, co-workers and, so on.

3.  From a Feng Shui perspective there are certain thing you can do at home to enhance that area of your life.

As mentioned, if you wish to be more stick to the placement according to the Ba-gua you can, or you can move "helpful People" to another location in your home.  If this is the case, be sure to place your enhancements for that section in an area of your home that you spend the most amount of time.  Usually this is either the kitchen, living room, or bedroom. Some consultants may recommend not to put "helpful people" in the bedroom, but I always try to give you different options. Ultimately, you will know and feel if the location is right for you.

Items with how to enhance "helpful people"

In the area you choose to implement changes you can place photos of those who have helped you, gifts, business cards, any type of small trinkets of that nature. Some will put these items in a small metal box. Remember, in Feng Shui it does not have to show. You are acknowledging them from a Feng Shui perspective.

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Laura Cerrano bottom right, with supportive and helpful freinds in her life

Elements with how to enhance "helpful people"

metal element by Debi Boucher

Metal Element in Feng Shui, photo by Debi Boucher

One of The elements used to help enhance "helpful People" is Metal. Why? Think about the characteristics of Metal, it helps transmit electricity from point A to point B.  Looking to a life situation, Metal does the same thing, it helps voices get heard. Example, my mother and I needed a major Landscape face lift last year for our yard.  One of our clients had a friend who was a landscaper.  We mentioned what we needed help with and when his friend had an opening they did the job and a very reasonable price.  That was a very extremely helpful person.

photo of helpful people placed in a metal frame near a Peace Lilly plant

Another element to help enhance helpful people is the Element of Wood.  Wood relates to plants, which grow, are strong rooted, and supportive.  If you are looking to grow a wider circle of "helpful people," placing a plant or plants in that area is a great idea as well.

Every time you walk past your "helpful people" section be sure to say thank you. Weather it be silently or out loud, your intention to acknowledge and call in more helpful people is why you are addressing this area in such a fashion.


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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 Studies that was licensed and accredited in 1997. Carole provides on site Feng Shui Consultations Long Island NY, Queens New York and New York City -Hamptons NY.

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New York Feng Shui Manhattan New York City Manhattan NYC Consultant Laura Cerrano is a Second Generation Certified Feng Shui Consultant who has trained with Feng Shui Long Island and Masters from across the Country including Shamans to incorporate Native American beliefs and Space Clearings into her Feng Shui Consulting Firm, Feng Shui Manhattan New York City NY. After co-consulting on site for many years Laura began her own business in 2000 and has a strong client base in New York City, New York, Long Island NY, Queens, Brooklyn, New Jersey and the rest of the New York Tri-State area.

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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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Michele Miller ~ REALTOR®, LMC, HSE, CHS, SRES, CMRS
ERA Key Realty~Worcester County Realty Group - Worcester, MA
'Helping You Make the Best Move"


Very interested post. I am so fascinated with Feng Shui and I have used the Bagua in my own home. I also use a touch of it in my home staging.

Nice job!

Feb 25, 2011 06:18 AM #1
Jackie Connelly-Fornuff
Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY - Babylon, NY
"Moving at The Speed of YOU!"

HI Laura, I remember that ba-gua from the class in Farmingdale last year. I used it an made some good changes :)

Feb 25, 2011 07:53 AM #2
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I really like this discussion.  Thanks for the great suggestion.  A

Feb 25, 2011 08:33 AM #3
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

I love this.  I have bookmarked it to read in detail later.  Thanks.

Feb 25, 2011 08:43 AM #4
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

I love these tips that you give.  Thank you for sharing these!

Feb 25, 2011 08:47 AM #5
Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Who better than you to educate us and put the balance in our lives and homes.

Feb 25, 2011 12:46 PM #6
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Laura, I like this helpful people section idea. We do carry around all those helpful thoughts that people left us with.

Feb 25, 2011 01:23 PM #7
Debi Boucher
Real Estate Showcase Photography - Woodland Park, CO
"Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours

Terrific post, Laura! It's wonderful to have a reminder to express our gratidude to those in our lives that make a difference.

Feb 25, 2011 01:30 PM #8
Teral McDowell
Referral Patners LLC - Murphy, TX

Interesting post, Laura. I am not familiar with the concepts of Feng Shui.

Feb 25, 2011 03:59 PM #9
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Hey Micelle,

I'm am so happy to hear that and I'm sure you can feel and see the difference in reactions to potential clients when they come into your home :)

Hey Jackie,

I'm glad what we shared that evening has given you some good ideas :)

Hey A,

Your very welcome, it's important to address not just th decor of you home, but also the spiritual work that should be done too.  :)

Feb 25, 2011 11:33 PM #10
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Hey Jane,

awesome :) Enjoy when you can fully read it :) there is so much more, but I do not want to overwhelm people, especially if they are new to Feng Shui.  This is plenty to get you up and running :)

Hi Debra,

I hope they help or have given you some new insight :)

Hey Ellen,

You too share some wonderful insights to help us as individuals, business owners and so on to be better in what we do :)

Feb 25, 2011 11:36 PM #11
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Hey Gary,

I know you would like this, because you are always teaching and sharing with us ways to improve our way of living.  How we treat each other, thinking before you act and speak ...all of this goes hand and hand with the principles of Feng shui.  :)

Hi Debi,

It's always good to be reminded, repetition is key.  The world is moving so fast that sometimes we forget.

Feb 25, 2011 11:38 PM #12
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Hey Teral

Thank you for stopping by :) The easiest way to be introduced to Feng Shui is understanding that yes, it's a form of interior design but, you are designing your home or business with intent.  Each object, color, placement of furniture and so on has a reason for what they represent in your life.

Your home mirrors to the world who you are and where you are at that point and time in your life.  Keep in mind, just like life, it will transform to matchyour needs.  It's a constant shift.  It's also important to keep in mind that Feng Shui is a life style, "treat others as you would treat yourself" ethical, physically, mindfully and spiritually.

Feb 25, 2011 11:44 PM #13
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