I have received many emails from people asking how to find a qualified Feng Shui Consultant in their area and I’m thrilled that hopefully I have helped generate an interest in Feng Shui. When I signed on to Activerain I was actually surprised to hear the number of people that were unfamiliar with it and to hear of all the misconceptions about it. Today I read Teri's Notes & Anecdotes on Twin Cities Real Estate post called Outside the Box Thinking Gets Homes SOLD! I know that many homeowners are using Feng Shui more and more and am thrilled that Real Estate Agents are as well.
Most Feng Shui Practitioners do ‘online’ or phone consultations for clients who live at a distance. People often wonder exactly how this works or if you have to be IN a space to FEEL the energy? They are good questions for sure. Just as each Feng Shui Consultant has their own way of doing things, I do as well so I can only speak for myself—what works for me may very well differ from another’s methods which don’t mean they are wrong. Those of us that have been practicing for a number of years have the opportunity to find out what works best for us—AND our clients.
I am often called to do distance consultations; people have found me over the years from my articles and “felt a connection” or were in tune with the way I presented it. More recently I have gotten contacts from Activerain and my posts. I do not accept every potential client in Feng Shui Consultations because I know that they have to put their own work, ENERGY and INTENT into the Consultation as well so it can be Intensified; your Consultant and YOU have to be dedicated to making the recommended changes. Your client also needs to be comfortable with you to share some personal information and follow up with any questions or results.
For myself only, I need to FEEL as if I’m in someone’s space. I ask for pictures—and lots of them! I want to see everything from every angle including the outside. To do this I ask my clients to take pictures. Print pictures because I am going through each and every one of them in detail---I don’t want to miss a thing. I can then see the layout, the furniture placement, the elements and a number of other things we’ve learned to look at with “Feng Shui Eyes.” I can FEEL the Energy (or lack of it) from these pictures and then know best how to help my clients. This involves WORK. They must take the photos, have them printed (two sets, one for each of us) and we spend at least three hours on the phone, going through not only their entire home or office but from the exterior as well.
I TEACH Feng Shui Principles as well because I believe knowledge is power. Most clients go on confidently to be able to apply this new knowledge into other spaces in their life so they don’t have to call for both their home AND their office. They are also provided with the blessings; as most of you know I do feel they are an essential part of any Feng Shui Consultation and they absolutely do WORK. Sometimes even before any of the changes have been implemented. I have been told on occasion that taking the photos are not something they’re interested in doing either for lack of time or because it’s work. These are the people that may work well with another consultant who practices a different way; it’s also a good indication to me about just how much effort they are going to put into this.
Combined energy is very powerful. Over the years I have seen clients have the same positive results whether they are at a distance or not and I’m sure many Consultants would agree with me on that. I do believe we are ALL connected. I also believe that one day I will somehow meet these lovely client’s I’ve done in person somehow. We have developed a relationship and in most cases, one that lasts!
*Carole Provenzale has been a Certified Feng Shui Consultant since 1997 and is the Founder of Feng Shui Long Island providing Feng Shui Consultations for all of New York City and Long Island and Online/Phone Consultations for those at a distance for homes, offices, businesses, corporations, renovations, and new construction.