I think often of the word "Destiny." I sometimes wonder how much is really ‘written in the stars for you' and how much free will we have over each and every decision. I believe we can always change the course we are on, but should we? Are some things absolutely MEANT to happen? And shouldn't we allow them to occur?
If you know me at All you know I don't believe in coincidences or accidents. Funny thing is, I never really did; this did not come after some revelation in my life, it was rather just the way I believed things to be.
Many years ago while in my very first job as a shampoo assistant in an upscale salon, the BUZZ was all about an Astrologer coming in to get her hair done. This was my first introduction to Western Astrology and it was certainly an event there. I met a woman named Arlene Millman for the first time and just from knowing my sign, I felt as if she'd known me forever. It was so fascinating to me that I went on to study it, even doing charts for a short time---way back when.
Of course during our Feng Shui Courses we were introduced and learned Chinese Astrology. Perhaps it was my years of study under Western Astrology or perhaps because most of it just made more SENSE to me that I have still followed that more closely then Chinese Astrology.
Enter our "local" Astrologer of Long Island, someone I have been seeing on and off since I was 17. Shortly before my illness, I had decided that five years was long enough for a reading and had recently had an appointment. My astrologer is no longer the local celebrity he used to be---the wait is now very long and his accuracy well known; people now come from all over to see him.
I was fine that day and went with a friend. Absolutely NO illness (or any evidence that I could see that particular day). When he called me in, the very first thing he asked me about were health issues---many he said and over the course of at least the last year. How could he KNOW, I thought, I haven't seen him, spoken to him...or knew anyone in common with him. It was in my chart he pointed out while he also told me that through this last year and everyone I have seen, no one has EVER been able to put a diagnosis on it.
Not yet knowing my profession as a Feng Shui Consultant, he said something that really made me sit up and it stuck with me: My home, he said, had been "battered" in a manner of speaking as well....And his words? "AS YOUR HOME HEALS, SO WILL YOU." "Now they will find answers."
Pretty profound perhaps for anyone who has gone through the home and health issues I have but even MORE so for a Feng Shui Consultant.
As a post script, I received a call today from the Engineer I had finally hired. The water tables are fine, my home can be repaired and he knows some good people that can finally help me put this all behind me. Of COURSE I should have known (and somehow did) that as my home heals, I will---and it's beginning. You just have to love the way the Universe works!
*Carole Provenzale has been a Certified Feng Shui Consultant since 1997 and is the Founder of Feng Shui Long Island, New York City with on site Feng Shui Consultations for all of New York City and Long Island and DISTANCE Feng Shui Consultations by phone.