Thursday, May 30, 2019

Things to avoid if you are in the market for a new house.

So you think you have found the perfect home. Well, not so fast. Here are some basic characteristics in a home or its location that you are best to avoid. They are high-tension power lines; dump sites; graveyards; churches; buildings that had violent deaths; houses on stilts, houses close to emergency services (fire, police, hospital). These are examples of negative influences that are taken in through our five senses that can still impact us even if we think we can get used to them. If you are already living near these things, then there are some solutions to reduce the effect. Of course, the most effective is to avoid them all together.

When you are house hunting be sure to use all of your senses around and in the home to identity visual, smell and sound issues that you really don't like. Sometimes we get excited about a place and choose to look the other way or we are simply distracted by key features we are attracted too. Well, just like newlyweds, eventually the honeymoon is over and what once might be tolerable, can become bothersome over time.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Traffic patterns in the home can lead to traffic accidents for home occupants

Entering your home can stir up both good or bad energy, depending on the location of the door. Although the main door of the home  has been described as the mouth in which fresh energy enters the home, it is not always the door people use.

In suburban life,  most people enter through an attached garage or an alternative entry near parking. As we enter a home we are "activating" or stirring-up the type of energy in which the door is located within the home. Personally, my entrance from the garage happens to be in a better pattern then the front door. I gladly reserve the main entrance for guests, while my family spends their time entering and exiting through the laundry room to the garage. The traffic pattern from the garage door into the home includes the kitchen and breakfast area, which is common in newer floor plans around the Midwest.


This statement is also true for most clients, and in one specific case, the garage entrance and traffic pattern activated a unfavorable energy pattern. This energy pattern was known for increasing chances of car accidents, lawsuits and arguments. After the initial analysis, I identified this as an area for correction and why.

The client told me that since moving into the home all of the occupants have been involved in accidents. She also noticed that when arguments occurred, it seemed to be in this same area. This high traffic area started through her garage entrance and continuing into the kitchen and breakfast areas to fully enter the home. Before moving into this home she had not been in a car accident during her driving career, and since moving into this home it happened more than once to her, and the other occupants.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

When you were born might just be key to getting a good nights sleep.

Basically we have 8 directions to sleep our head towards. Four of the directions are good for you, and four are bad. Which one's are bad for you? This all depends on when you were born according to the solar calendar, and if you are male or female.  This designates the first breath of energy you took in your life and determines the energy that is most supportive to you.

Either you will fall into the West Group (W,SE,NW,NE) or East Group (S, SE, E, N) categories.

There is an ancient methodology called Eight Mansions (East/West) which is used to determine your best and worse directions for sleeping, working among other things.  This application also determines furniture directions as well as if there are any key doors, rooms, etc. that maybe aligned with non supportive directions. This approach is one of many layers of methods applied in Feng Shui.

I am definitely a proponent of having a my head towards my favorable sleeping direction. I have done this in my last two houses and definitely noticed a difference in my sleeping patterns and ability to get a restful sleep (at least when in there is no snoring from my spouse.)

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Haunted Lemp Mansion was a Blueprint for Suicide

Suicide and Mental Health blueprint.

Every home or building has an energy blueprint. To be clear, we are not talking about the architectural drawing of the home. Think of it as the DNA that provides the instructions for the type of energy residing in your building space.   While there are a variety of possibilities, there are definite patterns that seem to influence the occupant's health, relationships and even finances, generally speaking. These influences have been identified over thousands of years of observation and collection.

Sometimes, it is easier to explain when you hear an example of how the energy blueprint can impact a building and its occupants. To demonstrate, let's look at the Lemp family, a famous St. Louis beer dynasty prior to prohibition . The Lemps were a wealthy, influential brewing giant in their time, late 1800s through early 1900s. The Lemp Mansion was converted to a restaurant and bed & breakfast several years ago. It is nationally renowned, not for its cooking...but its ghosts. Books have been written on the Lemp mansion's haunted history, and it is known as one of the most haunted (#2 or 3) as I recall, places to visit in America.

The ghosts that haunt the mansions are reportedly those of the Lemp family. Three suicides occurred in the Mansion. Two other members died at the Mansion in their prime, but causes were related to poor health. I visited the mansion to assess the property.

While this should no longer surprise me, I was still taken back to discover that the pattern associated with this property was connected to energy patterns associated with potential suicide and mental illness.

Based on this, I also looked at the years of deaths of all members in question. I looked at the annual energy influences during the years the members of the Lemp family died.  The 3 family members who committed suicide in the Mansion had occurred in years in which the annual energy pattern was identical, though their suicides occurred in different decades. The members who died prematurely of health problems died in years in which the annual patterns differed from the 3 suicides in the mansion.

For me, this was an outstanding find, because it painted a clear picture of the influences the house had on its occupants. The overall pattern was very good for money, especially during the period before prohibition, when the Lemp Brewery was in its prime. But, the overall pattern was poor for supporting health and people. Combined with poor internal energy combinations, this would make the home that much more influential on the people living inside the home.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Hauntings And Feng Shui: Avoiding the Paranormal Home (Part 2)

There is a is a universal energy at work and it makes our entire solar system function; it governs the physical features of this planet and operates through nature; it determines how planets must move; it is the creator of human nature, and understands the DNA of all life. You can call it a mix of protons, neutrons, life force, the great spirit, God, or whatever fits your belief system. You can choose to understand this force through a religious belief, or you can choose to understand this force through a more scientific system, like Quantum Physics.

The bottom line is everything is some form of energy. In paranormal cases, researchers are trying to understand through the change in energy, if hauntings are real. However, there are certain methods that have existed for centuries that deal with the probabilities for hauntings, thus it is a good decision to avoid properties with these characteristics. To violate these rules, is to take the risk that you may end up with uninvited guests of the paranormal kind. Here are a few basic rules:
  1. Don't live in a home (or build a home) where violent deaths occurred.
  2. Don't live next to a cemetery or on top of a burial ground.
  3. Don't build on land considered sacred by the local native people, live in a former church or a funeral home, or next to a hospital.
  4. Renovations and construction can stir up energy that has negative influences such as accidents, delays, and all-around bad luck. Renovations are often sited as a trigger for haunting experiences.
The above are pretty obvious clues. Here are ones related to specific energy patterns that a practitioner can calculate.
  1. Don't hang wind chimes in your home. This can be a trigger for hauntings if it is located with a certain negative energy patterns.
  2. Homes with overly passive energy patterns can also be candidates for hauntings.
I worked on a research project several years ago studying the patterns homes where there was evidence of activity.
  1. Most of the buildings were old, and they are in their "dead" cycle in terms of the quality of energy pattern. The dead cycle meaning that the home is built in a period in which the energy cycle is longer increasing in momentum, or not even decreasing in its energy pattern. It is basically at a halt.
  2. Most of the buildings have the least desirable energy blueprints, which is bad for health and bad for wealth.
  3. Most have a electrical transformer close to the building (not just the pole and electrical wires, but the actual transformer is on the pole).
  4. Underground water veins from natural spring/cavern type formations or old large trees that are deeply rooted in the ground.
  5. Many are on raised land (hill).
We can hypothesize that these characteristics are influences that increase the chances for paranormal activity to occur. Most likely the combination of the geography, the home's energy blueprint, and the type of energy created from past occupants are a recipe for paranormal activity. Why, or how it occurs is still not known.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Hauntings And Feng Shui: Avoiding the Paranormal Home Part 1

Sometimes avoiding some properties is the best way to harmonize with the environment. In the case of paranormal energy, or "hauntings" there are ways to look at the building and its environment to determine contributing factors to this phenomenon. This article explores environments and patterns to avoid with the type of properties that have been documented by paranormal researches as having paranormal activity.

Most people have some sort of belief in the afterlife. Most talk about the soul or spirit leaving the body after death. And though the story will vary by culture and religion, I find it amusing so many believers of the afterlife scoff at the notion that ghosts and spirits exist. But better research tools, more information about experiences and consistence evidence (though circumstantial) is building the case to validate people's experiences.

Paranormal studies often consider "energy" as a key characteristic in determining if a building has activity of the unexplained. As paranormal researchers seek to document evidence of a haunting and other unexplained events, the devices used are ones that allow them to read or capture fluctuations in energy patterns. Sometimes cameras and recorders are used to capture things that the five senses can not detect on their own. Thermal imaging cameras, temperature sensitive tools, and EMF devices are just a few items in their arsenal.

Whether you believe in ghosts or not, there is something to be said about strange occurrences with credible witnesses and unexplained evidence that makes us all realize we know less then we are willing to admit. The universe itself is a major unexplained phenomenon that no scientist or religious leader can state with conviction on how it works, why it works, nor can they proclaim we know everything there is to know about life itself.


Thursday, April 18, 2019

Bad Feng Shui: Overgrown Bushes and Car Parts

It's Spring time which means weather is ripe outdoor projects. To create good Feng Shui, survey the outside of your home for negative influences on the property. Walk around the exterior of your home. What do you see?

Broken fixtures, fences, windows and any obvious feature in need of repair is a negative influence. Look for items not considered part of the natural "outdoor" environment. Examples are broken wheel barrels, car parts, and indoor furniture sitting outside. Invest in a garden shed if you are overflowing with items that you use. This prevents rusting and rotting in the outdoor environment. And of course, it puts them out-of-sight for you and your neighbors.

If your trees and shrubs are overgrowing it's time to trim them back. They should not overpower the home. And they should never block the energy path to your door. Bushes and shrubs are good for slowing down energy which is called for in some cases. But overgrowth is not. Call a local professional to reshape bushes and plants if too tough to tackle on your own.

After you have assessed the external property make a list of the negative influences observed on your walk. Tackle the easy projects first. Major projects might require more effort, planning and financial resources.

Taking the time to improve the area outside of your home creates a positive influence for the occupants. It also is positive for the neighbors in close proximity. The value of your home and  neighborhood are often judged by how well the occupants take care of the property. Do what you can to contribute to creating a positive environment.