One day I received a call from a businesswoman on an overseas trip. She wanted to book me for her return date to do a pre-purchase check on a property in Dublin, which she was keen to buy. She had separated from her husband and wanted a new home and a fresh start for herself and her child. Her aim was to run a bed and breakfast from it, so she would welcome any feng shui design and interior decoration advice on how to ensure the building would work both as a private home and as an accommodation business. The property was in an upmarket neighbourhood, architecturally designed with manicured gardens and central fountain behind security gates. As soon as we pulled up to the house, I advised her not to buy it, but we proceeded with viewing the interior so as not to let the seller down. The seller was friendly (it was her second return visit, and obvious to him she was a serious buyer) and he kindly let us tour his home by ourselves.
As part of the pre-purchase check, during our tour I discreetly pointed out all the problems in the property, from geopathic stress to other equally serious misaligned energy issues that had the potential to bankrupt the occupants and ruin their lives. By the time we finished the tour of the ground floor I was adamant the sellers were already in foreclosure. As we were about to leave, we had a brief chat with the seller during which time I remarked on the beauty of a bespoke dining table. He then relayed an amusing story of how they had cleverly hidden this piece from the bailiffs when they had come just weeks earlier to seize it. As soon as the words had tumbled out the poor man realised his revelation had cost him his sale because he knew why I was there. It turned out his business had flatlined, his wife had to return to work and be the breadwinner, and because of their financial issues the house was in foreclosure. These things are brought about by the source of our energy which comes from the property we live in, and this is what will determine what will happen to occupant’s lives, in terms of their health, relationships, career, business and wealth.
Afterwards my client and I discussed the turn of events, which was most unexpected for her, but she was relieved. She had been saved from buying a house that could have sunk her financially as well as ended her business enterprise. In other words, ill luck leading to an unhappy future. It is incredibly difficult to escape from such a situation because you become trapped in your own demise. There was no practical way I could have reversed the bad feng shui of this property to bring good health and fortune to the occupants, because it would have been too costly and too difficult to do, which is why I had advised her not to buy it. She chose to bring me with her to future property viewings. She understood the enormity of what may have been, and how it would have affected not only her life but also her child’s. You only get one chance to get it right in this life and mistakes can be very costly.
I recently separated and wanted to make a new start, moving to a home with my child that had lots of bedrooms so I could run an accommodation business. I had been through the process of shortlisting comparable properties and finally chose one that was close to the airport, ideal for my proposed business. Nina was on the RTE Room to Improve show and I decided to get her feng shui advice as I wanted to know if it was ok for us to live there before I made an offer. From the moment we arrived Nina was reluctant about it. Although I was disappointed because it was my favourite, she kept me grounded and opened my eyes to the many real and important issues, pointing out these things were simply too big and costly to fix. As it turned out, she was right. I had started out blind to the problems I did not want to see. What if things turned out the same for me as they had done for the sellers and their business? Nina was a life saver!