Years ago, long before "The Secret" came out there was a book I picked up called ‘You Can't Afford the Luxury of a Negative Thought' by Peter McWilliams and John Roger. It made an impression on me then because I believed it; it makes sense. More and more people believe it now because they've heard more about the toll, emotional and physical, that your emotions and energy can take on your body.
Several years ago while working with my Energy Healer I was reminded again but with more emphasis. EVERY SINGLE THING we read, hear about or watch can take on toll on us, physically. We fill ourselves up physically with negative energy and it becomes stored in our bodies, causing DIS-EASE. I was formerly a CNN junkie, used to watch Reality shows and read the newspaper. And it took its effect on me. Negative people truly are toxic to some of us. I have long since stopped reading all the bad news and try to surround myself with good people and positive energy.
I believe many of you feel this way and only bring it up to advise you that if you are always watching shows, reading things or are surrounded by people that carry negativity, it likely is taking it's toll on you as well. It IS True, You Can't Afford the Luxury of a Negative Thought.
What ARE Negative SPACES? Just as we aren't perfect, neither are our homes. The ideal Feng Shui home would be in the shape of a square, encompassing every area of the Bagua. A call the other day from a concerned client about to purchase an L shape Condo made me think to share this with you. Homes, Businesses and apartments are NOT often in a perfect square; do we simply not purchase them, even if we love them? Can we "correct" areas that are missing without compromising Feng Shui or its principles? My own opinion from what I have seen over the many years of this work is that a client's own CHI or Energy is the most important factor in determining whether to purchase a new home or business. So unlike many consultants I will often tell them to go ahead with the purchase, we can fix (inexpensively---Feng Shui is primarily INTENTION) areas that may be missing.
She wanted me to review the pictures she had and the floor plan and several things struck me. It was a lovely apartment near a very nice place to live, a place I visit often in the summer. For a condo on Long Island, the price sounded too good to be true. But the woman had misgivings, not only because of the shape but because she couldn't see beyond the current homeowners unkempt (I am being VERY kind here) look. Let's just say the place needed a good, solid cleaning and painting. When I look at a space I can see beyond what IS there into the potential of what COULD be there. And yes, she loved it.
We have methods to inexpensively create areas that aren't there. Mirrors are one way; lighting is another, or what we call "squaring off an area." This particular apartment was an inverted L, meaning she was missing her "Wealth" area and part of her "Family" area. I always ask if they love the space and my own opinion is always honest. If I were looking right now, I would buy this place. And simply create the spaces that are missing and change the energy. I am happy to say she put an offer on it and it was accepted. She has been pre qualified and hopes to be able to go to closing soon.
Both negative PLACES and negative SPACES can be changed. Some we simply stay away from while others we can embrace.
*Carole Provenzale is the Founder of Feng Shui Long Island and has been a Certfied Feng Shui Consultant with on site Feng Shui Consultations for all of Long Island and New York City and Distance consultations by phone.