Feng Shui and Children: A New York Feng Shui Consultant's Thoughts
For many years I have noticed the sensitivity of children in all things related to Feng Shui. They are particularly aware of their surroundings and instinctively know what colors soothe them. For years I have advised my Feng Shui Clients on Long Island and in Manhattan to allow children to choose their own paint colors (within reason, of course) and to give them a hand in decorating...with a Feng Shui point of view in mind.
Children are extremely sensitive and often can see, hear and mostly FEEL things that we cannot. Perhaps because they are so young and open they can feel the energy more. We live in a vibrational world and are surrounded by energy all the time.
I was called recently for a Feng Shui Consultation in Oyster Bay Long Island in New York primarily because a lovely couple had purchased a home about a year prior. They spent a lot of time making some lovely changes to the home but had become concerned about their daughter who was not sleeping well and had become nervous and unsure of herself.
She also was afraid in this home and although time had passed, she had not adjusted. They noticed it particularly upstairs and after a time my client began to feel uneasy in one particular room she was working on. They were used to guests staying with them and this room was to be the guest room. My client began to notice that when she attempted to do anything in that room she would often begin to not feel well...and would stop.
Two people had also stayed in the room although it wasn't finished and they too, felt uneasy. She looked for a Long Island Feng Shui Consultant and called me and we spoke at length.
We went to her lovely home in Oyster Bay recently. It was open and inviting and freshly painted. Neither I nor Laura felt anything in there.....until we went upstairs. I can only describe the feeling both of us had as a "pressure." We both glanced up to see if anything was OVER us to account for this heaviness and it was a pull down to an attic space.
Things stored in your attic hang over you and I had no doubt this is what they were experiencing. When I asked what was stored up there I was told that a close friend had passed; not knowing what else to do with all the belongings he had left to them, they had stored it in the attic.....directly over both her daughter's room and the guest room. I suggested until they could go through it to move it immediately. They had an outside storage shed and moved it while we were there.
Laura climbed up to thoroughly bless the attic.
I wasn't at all surprised that their young child felt it first, I have seen this sensitivity before and with my own children as well. When your child is reacting to something, I'm hopeful that you'll listen, even if it doesn't seem to make sense at the time. A child's intuition is very powerful.
My most recent email from this lovely Long Island client was to thank me again. Everyone was sleeping well and their child was no longer afraid. And several people had used the guestroom, all felt fine. Children often feel things we don't. They see things we often don't. They are sensitive little beings who are much more open to energy and are often not "acting up" as a parent may think they are. And they need to be heard.
**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.