Feng Shui New York and A Deja Vu Moment

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The Déjà Vu Moment in Time

What a STRANGE phenomena this is!  If you've ever had Déjà vu, you'll know exactly what I am speaking of.  If you haven't, I hope that you get at least ONE in your life.

 What is it and where does it come from?  Wikipedia describes it as     surreal-and it IS.  Déjà vu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Although they are rare for me, I've had more then a few.  They come on without notice and you've stepped back a moment in time it seems.  Mine are almost scripted:  I will suddenly know what someone is going to say; beyond that, I'll know my reply-and theirs.  WHAT'S GOING ON HERE?

The randomness of these events is another thing.  Last time I was in a car with a good friend.  Suddenly I knew exactly what he was going to say-and my expected response.  I already knew what his motions would be and for me, it's impossible to answer anything then that which is already "written." 

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Or perhaps, sometime, it HAS occurred before.  You can't seem to change YOUR words because it feels as if you're just repeating something that has already happened and you HAVE to follow along.  This has happened BEFORE is all you can really think.  Has it?

In CVS today while shopping in New York City a woman with a cart passed me by-and stoppedI knew what she was looking for before she even asked.  And there it was, a totally random Déjà vu moment.  Shaking my head after to try to clear it, someone asked me if anything was wrong.

Honestly, what can you say?  Do you just tell a stranger you've had a moment?  I chose (probably wisely) to keep quiet.  It did, though, make me wonder---how many of YOU have had Déjà vu moments?  Do YOU feel them "coming on" or are they totally random?

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If you haven't had one, ever, you won't understand this post at ALL.  And if you have, you'll understand it completely : )


Carole Provenzale and Laura Cerrano, Founders of Feng Shui Long Island providing Feng Shui Consultations for Homes, Offices and Retail since 1997 for all of Long Island and New York City.

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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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c m
Colorado Springs, CO

I have had deja' vu for most of my life as well, several times a year.  I have also had a few premonitions.  One about an old friend I hadn't seen in many years.  I woke, knowing something bad had happened to him.  It took a week, but I tracked him down, his partner had passed the day that I woke up, "knowing" something had happened to my friend.   I have never believed in coincidences, we are all tied together in the universe, we just can't seem to figure out how...(at least some can't!)  =o)

Dec 01, 2008 06:35 PM #16
Teri Eckholm
Boardman Realty - White Bear Lake, MN
REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro

Carole--I have those weird connection moments all of the time. Funny feeling isn't it?

Dec 02, 2008 12:31 AM #17
Dianne Barody
Century 21 AmeriSouth Realty - Pensacola, FL
Pensacola Florida Real Estate

Carol:  It happens to me all the time.  It is indeed, a strange sensation.  I just say that I have done this exact same thing before.  Glad I am not alone in this.

Dec 02, 2008 04:45 AM #18
Trace Galle
Designs by Trace - Kelowna, BC

Hi Carole,

I hear you on this one. It is not so much with me know what a stranger will say to me.   I almost always know what my husband is going to say and  he is the same with me, we are very in tune with each other. But having been there before or seen it before is very strong feeling I have.

Dec 02, 2008 04:53 AM #19
Kathy McGraw
CELLing Realty - White Water, CA
Riverside County CA Real Estate

Carole- I guess you can add me to the list.  I've had a few.  Like Missy it's usually-"I've been here before, or done this before, or even had a particular conversation".  I don't get freaked out, I marvel in the wonder of it all :)

Dec 02, 2008 11:33 AM #20
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I'm so sorry for getting back so late! 

Chris, I, too get them completely randomly--and have no idea WHAT they mean!  It feels like I'm reliving a moment and very strange!

Carol, I'm not sure if it's a gift.  I feel SO off-center when it happens.

Suzanne, I think you're right, it is a very strange moment and I wonder WHAT is going ON :)?

Joan, Maybe you knew these people before?  I think that too, there are earth angels and other people that we meet that we've known somehow forever.  I love that feeling.

Lizette, No doubt you're working overtime!  Dreams are different for me, some I get on occasion as warnings (and now I listen to them!).

Linda, Many people get these moments though I can't figure out where they come from or what it means.  It is strange--and I loved that book!

Rich, My goodness, once a week?  That's way more then I get them. And I don't tell others unless I know them very well--here in NY they might take you away :)

Gayle, I LOVED reading that story, that entire place sounds like it holds very special memories for you.  I feel that way about a summer home we had in Rhode Island.  When I am passing that state I have to stop and I can almost SEE my family all there again.  No doubt we've left some wonderful energy behind!

Morgan, Rich mentioned The Matrix as well, I must be the only one who hasn't seen it!  Mine happen at odd times and with people I know and don't know.  And they're totally random--I can never see it coming.

Missy, That's what I feel like, I've been there before, said it before and have to follow the "script."  It's a very strange feeling.

Kim, I'm stunned as well.  I wonder if it happened before because it is so REAL.  And almost for me written out and I have to follow along.......

Donna, Don't you think somehow we MAY have done it or experienced it before?  I have no idea where these moments come from but they are SO real.

Cheryl, I don't believe in coincidences either and I always feel that you're connected to everyone.  It makes me believe you sensed that person's energy and knew something was wrong.  I get that feeling often and I contact them--just to see if all is well.  Often it's not.

Teri, Sacary feeling sometimes.  It's so real and so intense.

Trace, I love that, reading eachothers thoughts.  It happens to me when I am very connected with someone--family and close friends.  And we can almost finish each others sentences.

Kathy, It's unsettling to me--maybe because I try to figure it out--and can't. There is no rhyme or reason to it, it just happens.

Dec 02, 2008 11:44 PM #21
Marzena Melby
Coldwell Banker Burnet Realty - Richfield, MN
Realtor, Twin Cities Minnesota Real Estate

Hi Carole, I too have had a few of them.  What's funny is that sometimes when they come, I'm not sure if this has happened to me before, or I'm just imagining it, then later I get is again as a "confirmation" that it in fact is real.  Go figure!

Dec 03, 2008 04:06 AM #22

Carole, I hear you. Yes, it happens to me. I often times know when the phone is going to ring and who it is and why they're calling. I'm confused about the Deja Vu though. I have driven to place I've never been before and all of a sudden a feeling of recognition would was all over me and I would know and be able to see what's ahead in my mind.

Is that Deja Vu? I can tell you are sensitive to many things, feelings and people. Stop in and see me sometime. I've been missing your posts. Remember Diary? Thanks my friend.

Hugs, Deb

Dec 03, 2008 06:43 AM #23
Later in the rain~Deb

OOps. it was me.

Dec 03, 2008 06:45 AM #24
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Carole, I have had many of these and it is almost as if you have been to that place or seen that scene before. It is very errie. Or funny as Yogi Berra would say Deja Vu all over again.

Dec 04, 2008 11:20 AM #25
Cristal Drake
Prudential California Realty - Fullerton, CA
Realtor - Fullerton Real Estate

They are freaky!  My son seems to have them more than any one.  He always looks at me totally wide eyed and says, "whoa! dejavu!"

Dec 04, 2008 03:32 PM #26
Tim Ludemann
Ochopee, FL

I have dejavu once a month i would say...i really need to look into this Feng Shui and would love to get certifide as well...any pointers on were to educated on Feng Shui?

Dec 04, 2008 10:43 PM #27
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Carole, I understand what you mean. It has happened to me.

Dec 05, 2008 05:32 AM #28
Fernando Rosado
West Palm Beach, FL
561-906-0050 or 561-840-8950

Carole~ many moons ago when I livd in NYC I  went to an exhibition at the Whitney museum and from the moment I walked in I felt like I had been there before, everything I saw I remember seeing before. The whole time was like I did that same thing before. Then on another occasion  at the MOA when I went to see the pyramids, I knew exsactly were everything was , even the staple exhibitions of all the rooms and I never visited the museum before! I knew the names of most all paintings, the artist too. 

Dec 05, 2008 08:35 AM #29
Tami Vroma
West Michigan Real Estate Specialist-Five Star Real Estate - Grand Haven, MI
Realtor, Grand Rapids MI Real Estate

Been there done that Carole - sometimes you are just driving down the road and it will hit you.  I did have one that really freaked me out though.  I kept dreaming that a friend and her husband were getting divorced.  We had lost touch but I kept dreaming it over and over and over.  This was someone I just couldn't fathom getting divorced.  After 5 years of dreaming it I ran into him and guess what, he was sitting there with his pregnant girlfriend.  They were married over 20 years!!!!!  I just about choked!

Dec 06, 2008 02:02 AM #30
Sharon Paxson
Compass - Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach Real Estate

Carole - I have had them before - not very frequently. It is very interesting though!

Dec 07, 2008 01:25 AM #31
Jo-Anne Smith
Oakville, ON

hi Carole,

Yes, I have them regularly too. I just sit through them and kind of feel like I'm on the outside looking in on my life and already knowing everything about the 'scene' that is playing out....like rewatching a film you've already seen.


Dec 07, 2008 06:30 AM #32
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Marzena, I feel they ARE real.  They are so vivid and it's just like I'm following along because it all has happened before.

Deb, I do remember Diary but always feel I shouldn't post there because it's realtors...even though you said I could :)  I will!  I often wonder about the feelings of having been somewhere before--some people would say it's a past life recall.  But I think it's different from those Deja Vu moments -- no denying they BOTH happen.

Gary, I think it's eerie as well.  I don't enjoy those moments but can't avoid them.  But it seems as if many people know what I'm talking about and have had them as well. 

Crystal, I only tell people I know well--and they are freaky.  Since so many people seem to have them I wonder why no one talks about them.....

Tim, Right now for certification in Feng Shui there is everything from 2 daay online courses to the ones you go to---some are a  week and some are three years :(  It's not enough---I studied formally for a year and then did many intensives for many years to this day.  You might want to pick up a book I liked by Karen Kingston "Clear your clutter and change your life."  It's basic but good.

Gita, I don't know if you dislike it as much as I do.  I really don't enjoy them because they make me wonder.

Fernando, I have only had the feeling of actually being someone before when I wasn't--once.  But it was SO vivid and not nearly as detailed as yours.  I have heard they are past life recall but the exhibits change--I don't know either.

Tami, That I understand, your energy was connected somehow.  I "see" things in dreams and just at odd times someone will pop into my head---and I'll know to call them....and sometimes they get to me first.  I feel those connections and I love them.

Sharon, I have them less frequently now--which is fine with me!  Actually one would have been fine, I feel they are so odd.

Jo, It is just like a movie that you've already played in -- I step back and say my required lines until it's over :)  Thankfully they're short!

Dec 07, 2008 08:33 AM #33
Judi Morgan
RETIRED - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX Real Estate

Carole,  yes, I too, know exactly what you're talking about.  They are random -- I've learned to just go with it.  I "dreamed" of my Mother's death about 6 months prior to her death.  When my brother called me to tell me she'd had a heart attack -- I knew everything that was going to happen -- his words were exactly what I had "dreamed".  Maybe that's not deja vu -- that may have been a premonition.  I have both -- very eerie.

Dec 07, 2008 03:04 PM #34
Elizabeth Nieves
The Elizabeth Nieves Realty Group - Durham, NC
Bilingual Raleigh - Durham North Carolina Real Estate Team

I've had more than a few. In fact, I wake up often with someone on my mind that I have not seen in a long time, and they WILL call me THAT day. That is sorta a half of a dejavu moment....I suppose. BUT...yes...I've had true dejavu moments...and they certainly leave an impression. GBU~

Dec 08, 2008 05:35 AM #35
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