As a Feng Shui Consultant on Long Island and New York City, there are many things we have to work around. And some things we need to tell clients we just hope they will believe us and make the changes, although they may be a little more difficult then the usual ones we can choose.
A huge principle of Feng Shui is "To Let the Outdoors IN." We need to allow the New Energy to enter and create a balance of the Yin/Yang forces. The first thing I myself do every morning is to open up my blinds and curtains. I want the outside to come in....and I recommend my clients do the same.
Another thing, if possible, is to open some windows and doors, even if only for a short time. New Energy (otherwise known as CHI) can't get in if you don't allow it in. Often when I am doing a Feng Shui Consultation for a home, one issue comes up frequently: when there is a door or a bush directly in front of the front door.
It is known to "block" the Chi as the Front Door is known as the "Mouth" of Chi, where all the good energy ENTERS. Bushes can often be moved but trees can be more of an issue depending on their size-and branches. *A note to Realtors on showing homes to buyers with an interest in Feng Shui: If the Front Door has branches from a tree in front of it that cast a shadow on the front door, a buyer will take that as a sign of bad luck. Have your homeowners trim branches.
And please stop using the garage doors that are so easy to get into. I know they're convenient and it's fine when you've been shopping and have groceries or the weather is bad. Otherwise, use the Front Door (the little walk may do you good : )
This beautiful home was particularly problematic for me: I love the colors this beautiful tree exudes but it's covering windows and obscuring the home itself. It needs to be cut back. And the bush? Right in front of the Mouth of Chi. We discussed relocating it to another area.
Feng Shui Home in Long Island, New York
I can't always tell clients what they want to hear, but I can point out things I truly believe will help them and explain the reasons why. And they "get it." It is always wonderful to open my emails in the morning or answer my phone, I never know when it's going to be a client I have worked with who is going to share some wonderful news with me....and that's often the best part of MY day!
**Carole Provenzale has been a Certified Feng Shui Consultant since 1997 and is the Founder of Feng Shui Long Island. Along with Feng Shui Consultant Laura Cerrano, on site Feng Shui Consultations provided for New York City (Manhattan) and all of Long Island for Homes, Apartments, Businesses, Corporations, Renovations and New Construction. Workshops and lectures are also provided for small and large groups and companies.
*Phots by Laura Cerrano, Feng Shui Long Island & New York City Consultant