As a New York Feng Shui Consultant who utilizes the Bagua Method along with Western and ‘Black Sect' methods to have all Feng Shui principles in order, I have seen one area of the Bagua that is often neglected. To me AND to the clients I advise, this is often the most important area (next to health)-it is called simply "HELPFUL PEOPLE."
I often wonder where we would be in life without them. They can be strangers who just seem to "show up" in your life when you need them the most or they can be old or new friends that are truly there to help you. I address this area often and somehow, magically, they always appear.
I was thinking of this the other day as I was struggling with yet another issue on my own home---and the fact that it's been going on so long. Sheron Cardin - how2homestage.com RESA offered me (and my dogs) a place to stay when I was ill from the mold. It was Jo-Anne Smith-Belleville, Quinte and Prince Edward Region Real Estate, Ont. who gave me another perspective: Maybe it's time to "Let Go" of the circumstances with my home, maybe my house was trying to tell me something.
At the time, I wasn't ready to hear it. And tried to progress with it although roadblocks kept preventing me from what I wanted to do. This Sunday night (Father's Day) I had yet another incident with my home and needed to speak to someone who has a knowledge of the Long Island market and could give me some advise and information. I could think of one person that I have never spoken to on AR but that I felt would be able to give me the best direction.
Laurie Mindnich of Option's Realty was the one I reached out to. She'd just had a wonderful featured post that day: Since When Are Buyers Entitled to Commission? and I knew not only was it Father's Day but her baby granddaughter is due any day. I felt terrible but had a crew of people showing up at my house the next morning and emailed her anyway.
She called me back in a very short time and I explained all the issues....and the work that was supposed to be done the following morning. I had no way to reach these people to stop them from coming and the issues with my home had become overwhelming. Laurie spent well over an hour on the phone with me giving me her best possible advice (and calming me down along the way). She advised me exactly how to proceed and what I needed to do......A plan---exactly what I needed.
When we fianlly hung up I felt very much relieved. As my daughter and I were speaking later, she said "You know, Mom, from a Feng Shui perspective, this house is relating to your health. The basement hasn't been well, YOU haven't been well and it's time to Go. I know what you would advise your clients."
Finally, it hit me that every ONE of my "helpful people" had been right all along. I had been ill from the mold, a hospital stay and things that no one can quite find a reason for: swollen ankles, a tooth infection. Yes, Laura, it is, finally time to go.
Energy rises....and I am particularly connected to my home and its energy. With Laurie's helpful advice which was to find a realtor who knows my area, I called a good friend and former Feng Shui Client Lisa Arato of Century 21, American Homes. She called me back the very next morning, found out the "stats" on my home and advised me who to call to get a thorough assessment so I can move ahead and proceed with OPTIONS (That's for you, Laurie :) I hadn't even thought of.
This is not just another "acknowledgement post." This is a post about Helpful People, whether you are a Feng Shui Consultant in New York City or someone who knows nothing or little about Feng Shui anywhere in the Country. When you acknowledge the "Helpful People" in your life, more are sure to follow. They start "coming out of the woodwork" as one of my clients wrote to me recently. Soon, they are everywhere.
Do you acknowledge all the helpful people in your life? And remember to add to them as the list grows? Thank you to Laurie Mindnich, Sheron Cardin, Jo-Ann Smith, Lisa Arato and my wonderful daughter and Feng Shui Consultant Laura Cerrano for making me finally SEE what I should have known all along.
**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.