Sheron Cardin's Input...: A Feng Shui Journal From A Decorator's Point of View; The First Miracle!

I have been an interior designer for over 27 years and I have always taught my clients the principles I used while decorating their home so they may enjoy decorating too. The home staging trend in residential real estate is a great way to reach more people every day and what I enjoy the most is they are learning the basics of good design through staging. It is my dream for every person to know the joy and pride of living in a decorated home.

A Feng Shui Journal From A Decorator's Point of View; The First Miracle!

You are not going to believe this! It may take you a couple of minutes to read but it is really worth it...let me know what you think. You have been on this journey with me since the beginning.

dragon Let me start from the beginning. I started a FS journal about the The Love Stones, had a good laugh and decided  to keep exploring with the Tale of Two HeartsThen Carole Provenzale, our true resident Feng Shui Consultant of Long Island New York took pity on me and came to my rescue before I could do any real harm.  She wanted to help me and the professional that she is, she asked that I send her pictures of my property, inside and out so I did.

Carole wanted me to do some things immediately before we address the interior of my house.  Specifically she wanted me to unlock the gate that opens to the front sidewalk leading to the front door. I explained to her that no one uses that walkway or gate or the front door. She did not care. Since this area is the mouth of all good Chi coming into my home, I must do what she told me to do. She also told me to plant a tree in my wealth area with red bark, bells on my front door (which again is never opened) and then bless my property per her specific instructions, tying all the buildings together which I did as documented in this post.

Now remember; the Blessings for my property took place on Tuesday, July 17th.

locks Wednesday, the 18th, I stumbled upon a clothing line to die for while assisting family with their shopping. OK, no bigs there because the outfit that I loved was sold out in my size. I won't go into all the details here but the sales clerk found my size in San Luis Obispo and it is on it's way to me as I write this post. Later that day I took my keys and tried to open the little gate in the front. They did not fit so I called and asked Gene (my significant other) if he would unlock the little gate when he gets home and he did.

 

shopping bag Thursday the 19th, I opened my front door, unlocked the screen door and admired the little gate that has been freed. Fresh air (with a little dirt) was blowing in and I thought to myself "this feels so much better!" and went about my business. Went back to the department store that carries my new favorite clothing line (Eileen Fisher for you gals) and bought everything that fit me. I do not yet know what I need all these outfits for but I am trusting that I will soon as a result of the unlocked gate, the blessing, and my cute little money tree.

 

techs Friday the 20th
It is a normal day with me at the computer. For a year now, my customers have not been able to download their home staging instructions from my website after they make their purchase (as many can attest to here in AR) because the techs say they cannot fix the problem...so I have to keep checking all day long every day. When someone makes a purchase, I send them the links directly, usually after a time lapse and an email from them stating they did not get their links. My technicians told me a couple of months ago that I would have to move my site to another host and they would be happy to help me do this. I do not want to move because I cannot take my logo and template with me...basically starting all over and changing the whole format. So I resigned to accepting the fact that this is the way it is going to be...checking all day long and apologizing with every new client.
I know, shocking as it may seem to you, my life is not all glam... 

Don't change the channel! It has taken all this to get to the point I am trying to make...

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The following is exactly what happened Friday. (Remember the gate was unlocked Wednesday night.) I receive this email:

I just purchased the $99 complete home staging kit online. I cannot open the computer color selection or the shopping mall sections when I click on them. Please advise.
 
I read the first few words and I immediately send her the links I think she is requesting. This is her reply and I copy it from my email:
 
No, you misunderstand. I cannot open the "color" choice computer link and the "shopping mall" link highlighted in blue with underlines. When I click on them with the "Adobe hand", nothing happens. I have downloaded all three products that I paid for successfully. The problem is just with these two links "within" the Home staging Instruction file that will not open.
Thanks, and I also love your website and your blogs.
 
I could not believe my eyes! Not one client has been able to download their materials since last July. I am not making this up. How on earth did this happen! Did the techs finally figure it out? I haven't talked to them in over a month and they gave me no hope. Were they able to fix my site now because there was FLOW OF CHI? I knew at that moment that unlocking the front gate had opened up and welcomed exactly what was needed for POSITIVE CHI IN MY LIFE!  It is not a coingkidinky.

                                                                                                            FS miracles

I was so knocked out by these events that I had to share it with Carole. We talked for hours. I am floored that I could see a real connection and I am thrilled that I have stumbled upon (law of attraction) such a useful phenomenon. I am Also glad I am taking this slow because I want to experience the results to every Feng Shui technique used. My journey down a path unknown to me is certainly an exciting one.

Let me remind you that this journey all started as a fun way to explore the techniques of Feng Shui that was available to me and see if I could make sense of it and use it to my advantage all the while incorporating Feng Shui into my decorating without my home looking like a Chinese Restaurant.

And now? There was no way of knowing what was to come. Thank you Carole! I am about finished with the MONEY TREE...Whoa baby, we are just getting warmed up!

So, do you read the events the same way I do or do you think it is a coingkydinky. 


Namaste

Comment balloon 19 commentsSheron Cardin • July 21 2007 08:06PM

Comments

Sheron - the power of feng shui is truly wonderful!  All good things are wished for you!  Wind and energy are at your side!
Posted by Margaret Ann Innis, Real Estate Staging - MA & NH (Decorate To Sell - Merrimack Valley Real Estate Staging ) over 12 years ago
I'm a real believer in Feng Shui.
Posted by Sylvia Young, Broker (OPTIONS Realty Group) over 12 years ago
Sheron, I know you called--or I called but how wonderful that after a year the problem was fixed.  And I'd have to guess if you felt the urge to go shopping, something will come up to wear these beautiful clothes!  I know, I made you get some dirt in your house (sorry) but unlocking that GATE and opening the door were important to let that good energy IN.  Can we stop arguing now?  Or do I have MONTHS ahead of me with that? :)  What do you mean "this started out as fun."  I thought we were still having FUN.  And lots more on the way!
Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 12 years ago

Hi Deborah - it's a new day and I am watching and listening very closely too. Thank you.

Margaret - I like that...wind and energy at my side...I wish you great Chi flow.

Sylvia - I have just become a believer and I have a real interest in westernizing the FS objects.

Carole - being a FS consultant must be like a Mom telling the kids to clean their rooms. But you're a good Mom!  

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago

I am really trying to incorporate everything about the power of attraction into my life, but know nothing about Feng Shui.  I need to try and understand this -- old dog new tricks . . .

Thx for taking the time to write the story!

Posted by Karen Dembsky, Atlanta Home Staging (Peachtree Home Staging LLC, Home Staging in Atlanta, GA) over 12 years ago
Karen - We are never too old to begin again...ever.
Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago
Tomorrow I am going to smudge. Now there is a new one...and you have to walk counter clockwise. Or is it clockwise? I wonder what the difference is??? Will let you know.
Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago
Deborah - yes I am using Sage. I don't really know how long it will burn and I am just using what I already have on hand. I may have to find more to do the whole job and hope I don't burn the place down...
Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago
I just got through asking Carole to write more on the positioning of furniture etc. in the home. Love this stuff...thanks for adding to it and bring it on!  My home by no means looks like a Chinese Restaurant....just the positioning of your furniture can bring good energy into the home and lives of the people in the home....Thanks for sharing your journey...more to come..
Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) over 12 years ago
Hi Celeste "Sally" - when I began reading articles and e books about feng shui, I did notice that where and how fs wanted you to place your furniture runs parallel to good interior design principles so no worry there for me. Here is a link to one of my newsletters where I first commented on feng shui. Little did I know it was what I needed next in my life. It is well worth the $$$$.
Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago

Sheron,

I'm a little late to the 'party', but there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that through Carole's guidance and the use of Feng Shui you have been fixing the 'stuck' areas of your life little by little.

Me next, me next!  I think that I need to speak to my 'bud' here and take care of a few little problems of my own!  And I promise to blog about it!

VAL

Posted by Val Allocco, HSE; ASHSR - Home Stager, for Manhattan, Brooklyn & Long Island (Staged 2 Sell New York & Long Island) over 12 years ago

Val - you're never late to the party...the party started too early! I still have to smudge today and I am scared. :(

word: ichang 

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago

Don't worry Sheron - I watched Carole do it once and then did it to my own home...I didn't, however, know that there was a clockwise or counter-clockwise motion that I had to use!

It's fun and you won't set your house on fire!  Make sure you keep it swirling and get in the corners where the real stale energy is!

VAL

Posted by Val Allocco, HSE; ASHSR - Home Stager, for Manhattan, Brooklyn & Long Island (Staged 2 Sell New York & Long Island) over 12 years ago

Gotcha! Like the birdseed, I am going to do it in a hurry not knowing how long it will last. I am going to go both ways. I am only smudging the studio right now...it would take a bonfire to do it all...

Graphic is dangleberry. Isn't that name calling? 

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago
Glad I checked here, think you forgot one or two things about that blessing Sheron that are very important....I am going to call you!  You can't do this real fast, I just caught that.  That's me on the phone, take the block off :)
Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 12 years ago
Yes Ma'am.
Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago

OK, upon great demand, here is a picture of my little money tree before embellishments...don't laugh...that is a very powerful evergreen!

money

 

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago
Sheron - I am so happy for you!  I have been reading up on Feng Shui for a while.  I find it interesing, especially the fact that my stairs go up from the front door.  Carole is a wonderful lady that I have gotten to know -or I feel I do as I feel very close to her.
Posted by Candy Henthorne, Spring Texas Real Estate (Results Realty) about 12 years ago
Candy - Feng shui feels like the final frontier for me and although it is not an answer to more serious problems of the world, it sure does lighten the load closer to home. Glad you are enjoying feng shui in the rain.
Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) about 12 years ago

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