How Much Effort is Required to Transform the Energy of Your Home & Self with Feng Shui?

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To segue into this question, I invite you to read a brief true story. As I was shopping at Lowe's within the garden section of the store, I came across the Clearance Rack and found various flowers and plants that have been greatly discounted because they appeared to be on their last licks of life. 


I prefer purchasing from this section because on a very practical level, you save money, and on a spiritual level, it provides a simple, yet profound lesson.  There was a half dozen annuals that seemed pretty worn down. One of the employees was standing near by and saw me pick up the batch. She stepped a bit closer to me, leaned in, and said softly near my ear, "it's too bad they are finished blooming and will not make it." And then walked away. 


I kindly disregarded her comment and whispered to the stunted pink annuals, "forgive her, she does not see the potential in your ability to grow." So, I happily adopted them, along with another wilted plant. To provide a more solid environment of nourishment, I also bought organic soil to feed the baby plants and made sure to mindfully place them within my yard that would allow the most sufficient opportunity for growth according to the amount of light needed. After settling them back into the earth, I tended to them daily for about a week. Watering them for a moment or two during the morning hours, while also checking to make sure the leaves were lifting upward and to see if the vibrancy of color was returning to the plants aura. 


I'm happy to report, the pink annuals and salvia plant have become stronger in their presence and more brilliant with the color in their leaves and blooming flowers.  Do I still tend to them? Of course, but now they are more self-sufficient and do not require as much vigorous attention. It's more about maintaining.  


From this story you can see It does not require much to encourage positive transformation. Being present and taking small simple steps is what contributes to the overall picture. As you reach your goals for positive change, it's vitally important that you REMEMBER to maintain that beneficial energy of transformation and make adjustments as needed. In the world of Feng Shui, as you grow and develop so will your living and working environments.

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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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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning Laura Cerrano 

I enjoyed this article and the message/lesson it provided

Aug 31, 2018 06:15 AM #1
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good to know, Laura.  I will share this with my clients who are interested in Feng Shui.

Aug 31, 2018 06:28 AM #2
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Laura Cerrano,

What an insightful message. Loved your story. You are right its important to remember to maintain beneficial energy of transformation and make adjustments as needed.

Aug 31, 2018 06:30 AM #3
Lisa Heindel
Crescent City Living LLC - New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Real Estate Broker

I love this story, Laura. As a gardener myself, I always see the potential in those racks of poor, neglected plants. I always tell everyone that my dream job is to be the plant waterer at either Lowe's or Home Depot, because they are so often on the verge of death. 

Aug 31, 2018 09:54 AM #4
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Laura what a fantastic lesson.  Perhaps you should take a photo and show the employee next time you are in the garden department if you see her.  I bet she'd be surprised.

Sep 05, 2018 12:23 PM #5
Gynell Vestal
Vestal Appraisal Solutions - Houston, TX
Values Matter

Inspirational message packaged with a compassionate story. Truly enjoyed reading that. 

Sep 07, 2018 12:22 AM #6
Joyce Marsh, Luxury Market Specialist
Million Dollar Guild, CLHMS, CNE, SRES

“Being present and taking small simple steps is what contributes to the overall picture” I love your inspiring message Laura. Beautiful story 

Sep 21, 2018 11:48 PM #7
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