The first time Cyd Alper-Sedgwick, my Feng Shui consultant, met our house, Sistine, it was cold and cloudy outside – typical February weather here in southern Ohio. Collars turned up, we walked the property, then stood at the top of our driveway, and looked down at the house, me clutching a notebook and pen… Sistine sits slightly below street level, which is apparently not great Feng Shui (vulnerable to the negativity of the rest of the street flowing down.) She’s also at the center of a cul-de-sac, another undesirable position (stagnant energy,) and part of her Bagua map (a sort of blueprint that divides a space into nine sections, with each representing a different aspect of your life) is missing in the back, since the garage extends beyond the rear wall of the house. The missing piece happens to overlap in the Wealth, Fame and Love sections of our map – lovely, right? Thankfully, Cyd practices the Black Hat school of Feng Shui, which is the most Western of the Form schools, and she never tells anyone, “You need to move.” She says there’s a fix (or ‘cure’) for everything.
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I digressed on my last post… our vacation took me a tad off track, even if the content was valid to what I’d spoken about earlier. Today, though, I’d like to reference my second post, the one where I admitted life had gotten out of control around here and what kicked me in the shins to seek a new direction. Perhaps in the telling of what measures I initiated, I can help some of you start digging out of your own hole, regardless of how you got down there.
“We bought it for the lot.”
These are the words we utter each time someone visits our home for the first time, our constant refrain (i.e.… apology) for the uniqueness of our dwelling, a 1963 split-entry house. The irony of it is, when we began looking for this, our second home, we told the real estate agent, “We’ll consider anything – except a split-level. We hate them.”
Guess what we bought? But knowing what I do today about setting intentions and the Law of Attraction, I am certain we have no one to blame but ourselves. Here’s how it happened…