A Feng Shui Haunting in Beautiful Huntington, Long Island? Or Something ELSE?

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Home Stager with Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island #888

All of my posts are about actual events with my clients.  This one is difficult to tell; it is long and it was a powerful lesson to me of something I had never seen or heard of before. 

I have been thinking recently and reading  A New Blog: Haunted Real Estate   a post by Mary Pope_Handy       and have visited her website many times in the past http://www.hauntedhouses.com/ when I was researching something or trying to find information about a particular type of haunting.  I didn't know it was hers until recently and didn't know she was on Activerain.

I did a Feng Shui consultation last year on a client who had a profound story to tell and the consultation has always left a very strong impact on me.  I tried to write an article about it, thinking it might help others but it never came out RIGHT.  Here's "Lucky's" story:

I received a call just about a year ago from a nice sounding gentleman with an accent I wasn't familiar with.  He called, he said, on the advice of this therapist who suggested with the situation he was facing in his home, he should contact a Feng Shui Consultant.  He'd never heard of Feng Shui but said he was getting desperate and needed help. 

He had moved into a home just over two years prior from the time he called.  His wife had already had some issues, originally diagnosed as bipolar and they had a son who was just about 10 years old.  Not long after moving into the house, he said, he heard noises.  He only heard them at night and it sounded like his bedroom door was being opened and closed....though he could clearly SEE the door and it wasn't.

I am careful when interviewing a client, just as I hope they are when interviewing me and spoke with him at length, wondering if I was the right person to help him with this.  He further relayed that he had gotten the home as a foreclosure, having met the previous owner who was a woman with four small children whose husband had walked out on her---very sad circumstances of course.  But to Lucky, it was his first home and he felt incredibly blessed to be able to afford it.

Almost immediately after moving into the home, his wife became much worse.  She did not hear noises, she did not take any medication and according to my client, her behavior was becoming bizarre.  She was soon diagnosed as paranoid schizophrenic and was taping the walls and ceilings of the home and trying to cover every conceivable spot because she was SURE she was being "watched." 

Lucky was, of course, concerned about her erratic behavior and its effects on his son.  Since she was resistant to being treated, he felt divorce was the only option and this saddened him greatly.  A year had passed, he had temporary custody of his son while the divorce was pending and met another woman.  She did not hear the noises he spoke of but did say the house had a terrible "feeling" inside.

Before deciding to try to assist him, I spoke to him at length twice and his new girlfriend once.  My concerns were that he was seeing a therapist and no one else heard these noises.  It came out during our discussion at his home that he was seeing the therapist because he felt terrible about the divorce.  In his country, it is out of the question yet he felt he had to for his son's sake. 

Entering his home, I saw immediately that he was a gentile and concerned father and the circumstances he was under (now going through the divorce, fighting for custody and having difficulties with his new girlfriend) were upsetting him greatly.  As I began my walk through, he led me down a hallway where all the doors were closed and opened each one and explained whose room it was.  As he began to open one of the doors, I literally felt more anxious then I can remember feeling anywhere; it turned out to be the room his ex wife had moved in to.  All her belongings had been left behind and she was now living in an apartment he was renting for her.  The room just emanated negative feelings and vibrations.  As we went on to address the other rooms, his bedroom (where the noises were) was still filled with her things; they were also stored in his son's bedroom.  He mentioned that at the height of her illness, she would bang on his door at all hours to try and get in----and something "clicked." 

We are always taught in Feng Shui to address "Predecessor Energy" of former occupants, although it is thought of more frequently if someone passed in the house or an accident had occurred---or the home had been left under negative circumstances as his was.  But this wasn't from that, this was the sheer energy imprint from his WIFE.  I speak of "magnified" energy often or energy intensified.  And realized that someone that has a condition such as she did (manic, highs and lows) would therefore create Intensified Energy so strong that it was indeed left behind.

I blessed the home that day and advised Lucky that he had to have her things removed and explained to him why.  Although he understood the reasons, I could see that he felt terrible as she didn't have the room for it.  But his court date was coming up and I felt it important that her belongings be brought back to her to decide what to do with them.

I got a call from him the very next morning.  He told me that it was the first night he had EVER spent in that house where he wasn't awoken by the noises...he had slept the night through.  It is the blessings, of course, and I reinforced the need to begin removing her things. On another follow up he told me that he felt better then he had in YEARS, he had slept every night through and was getting in early to work, allowing him to get home early and have more time with his son.  He said that the court had ruled in his favor, the divorce was final and he had gotten custody of his son.  He'd earned a promotion at his job and was thinking of taking his son to Disneyland.

The reason for this long, LONG post:  We were not taught to look at the energy of someone who has a mental illness such as his ex wife.  It certainly is magnified and intensified and something that should be addressed during a consultation.  I am thrilled with his results of course but more then that, it was another learning lesson in this life long process of Feng Shui.

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Laura Cerrano has been a certifed Feng Shui Expert for over 14 years. She is the CEO of Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island, a published author, Key note speaker on Feng Shui and Certified Reiki Practitioner. She specializes in connecting people to their environment and authentic self with the teachings of practical Feng Shui Ascension.

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Loretta Buckner
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I think I need to learn more about feng shui blessings...Carole, how can I do this? 
Jul 10, 2007 07:59 PM #1
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Laurie Mindnich
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Carole- YIKES.  Your job is scary- picking up on the vibes and exploring the why's is challenging.  Not to mention the decision to TAKE a job under these circumstances...he's lucky you found him!
Jul 10, 2007 07:59 PM #2
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Jennifer Chambers
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My knowledge of Feng Shui is very limited.  The example of the negative energy is exactly what I have experienced in a home that I personally own as a rental property.  The negative energy is now gone.  The home is happy again!!!!  There is a nice family living there that pays the rent on time and is seriously considering purchasing the house from me.  Your post was great thanks for sharing!
Jul 10, 2007 08:02 PM #3
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Jo-Anne Smith
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Carole, this was a very interesting story and very well written. I felt like I was accompanying you on this visit to the man's house. Like I was there feeling the energy.

I have lived in 3 very haunted properties.  The stories behind two of them are quite amazing. The third one I only lived in for 9 months and VERY weird things were happening which were also quite creepy so I moved out.

Years later I lived in an EXTREMELY haunted house which had more than one spirit in it and a lot of very bad predecessor energy. I lived in it for 5 years. That house did everything it could possibly do to keep us there and I had nightmares about it for years and years afterwards. Sometimes I still do. I am back in that house, only something is different................and so on.

I think you and I could have some VERY interesting talks.

Jo 

Jul 10, 2007 08:15 PM #4
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David M. Childress
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Wow, did I learn something. I thought Feng Shui was just to give harmony to rooms and the home. I did not know you could remove evil thoughts. Very illuminating, thank you, Regards, DavidC

 

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Jul 10, 2007 08:28 PM #5
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Cheryl Johnson
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Carol, sometimes I wonder what feelings I will leave behind in my home after I am gone.  I hope whoever lives here after me inherits a sense of peace and contentment.

 

Jul 10, 2007 08:45 PM #6
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Joan Mirantz
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That was facinating! I enjoyed every word! The more I learn about Feng Shui the more I want to learn!
Jul 10, 2007 10:16 PM #7
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Laura Cerrano
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Loretta,there are short courses you can take but I don't believe they give you the Blessings.  They are called Transcendental because they are considered sacred knowledge and only passed down from Mentor to Student with a tradition of Red Envelopes (it sounds more confusing then it is!).  But I am constantly amazed at how powerful they are for so many issues. 

Laurie, that's why I spoke so much to him and his girlfriend prior.  I'm not usually afraid to go into homes but the feeling from that doorway was unbelievable.....We are taught to take special baths in these circumstances so nothing lingers on us--

Jennifer, I love hearing that.  Your new tenants most likely cleaned it well (or you did) which infuses it with YOUR energy and changes it.  I always advise clients that purchase antiques to do this.

Jo, I don't know how you could have stayed. I would have blessed it (which I'm somehow sure you did) but quite honestly, if they're not going, I AM.  I wouldn't want to come home to my "sacred space" and be uncomfortable all the time.  I have only heard of one couple that it was so bad for, they left the house (which left them for several years in great financial distress).  Their story spooked me (and I don't get spooked easily!).

David,I love your picture!  Thank you for posting it.  There is SO much to Feng Shui and many levels of it, you can never learn all there is to know.  I never stop learning, either, I have a mentor still.  Thanks for the comment.

Cheryl, if you love your home, those are the feelings and energy that will be left behind.  My mother loved her house from the second she saw it...no matter how hard my father tried to get her to move, she wouldn't budge.  She's 85 and still in this big house and still loves it!  Whenever the day comes that it does go up for sale, that's going to be the feelings left; I am betting it will sell fast!

Joan,it is facinating.  I know people don't like to read long stories and I left some things out but it just shows that no matter how long I do this, I have more to learn.  That had a profound impact on me and it makes sense that someone with such a severe mental condition would have much more Energy.  But he is a happy person now and has referred me often.

Jul 11, 2007 08:39 AM #8
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Carole, I really enjoyed this story. I have sold a couple of stigmatized properties since being in real estate. I had never thought of having them blessed.
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Jo-Anne Smith
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Carole, all of our money was tied up there. We were trying to sell it (after living there for 5 years and renovating it totally, restoring it to it's orginal charm. I even created beautiful stained glass windows specifically for that home.) and buy a hobby farm.  We had the house sold 7 TIMES  and each time something happened before the deal finalized and we would have to put it back on the market. It was outlandish !!


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Jul 11, 2007 01:20 PM #10
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Lizette, I have heard about hauntings from so many people and I believe them.  We believe so strongly in Predessessor Energy but I had not dealt in all this time from the imprints left behind with someone who was ill and had such powerful energy.  I never stop learning new things but this particular story changed his life AND mine.  And it was difficult to put it into words..

Jo, That is an absolutely frightening story.  I am often asked about antiques because we believe EVERYTHING carries an energy and feel that it's fine to buy it as long as they clean it well to infuse it with their energy so I absolutely understand about the furniture.  It was also energy "hanging over your head."  Those were tragic events related to that home and I believe that it didn't want you to leave but I don't know how you could have stayed!  A couple that had terrible things happen to them ended up leaving and they left every single thing behind---it took them years to recover financially.  As for the "friendly" spirits, I have had many clients with them as well (sadly enough they are often children).  The whole family sees the child and are not afraid and I actually had one client who didn't want the child to go....my feelings are that whoever is left behind, child or adult, is not able to move on until they are released.  Oh, we need to speak, I have to hear more about so many things that you've said!

Jul 11, 2007 08:34 PM #11
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Carole, i was just thinking....I'm about to buy a used car on ebay. If everything carries an energy how will I know if the car is a good one or not? Or if I am getting the right one destined for me? All I can study about it are the basics facts in the ad. Thanks for the email...I will try to call you in the next night or so.
Jul 11, 2007 09:40 PM #12
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Jo-Anne Smith
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Carole,

The spirits of children are a particularly sad situation. We have some houses here in Belleville like that.

Jo 

Jul 11, 2007 09:41 PM #13
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Laura Cerrano
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HI Lizette, give me a call, there are several things I can suggest to you. 

Jo, that is very sad.  I have had it about four times with children and one person who called me said she didn't want the child to leave because the family liked her.  I tried to explain to her about releasing the child to where she needs to be but she didn't call me back. 

Jul 11, 2007 11:18 PM #14
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