Feng Shui Manhattan (formerly known as " Feng Shui Long Island") emerged from a spiritual pilgrimage to Sedona, Arizona. In 1996 Carole Provenzale, my mother and founder of Feng Shui Long Island traveled to Sedona with my brother, Adam and I. This trip marked our introduction to the concept of Feng Shui as well as the power of positive thinking and understanding the connection between the body, mind and spirit. My mother brought us to Sedona based on high recommendations from her friends, as well as her own research that Sedona was one of the world’s leading spiritual regions. The various obstacles that my mother endured in her lifetime helped pave the way to her spiritual growth. She saw this as a great learning tool for all of us, not expecting to hear the message that was given to her.
During our time exploring the Sedona region, we embarked on a Jeep tour with a Native American guide named Deborah Rose, who opened our minds to a separate approach of perceiving life through the Feng Shui doctrine. Deborah taught us about the power of our cognitive system – the basic fundamentals in Feng Shui – and reading the land and sky for messages.
I remember when Deborah pulled my mother aside and gave her specific directions on what her true calling in life was, here is her revelation to my mother:
When I turned 16, my mother introduced me to Feng Shui. She knew Feng Shui would be the perfect tool to help me gain greater insight on how to perceive my adoption from Colombia and keep me centered during my teenage years. Being adopted presented unique life challenges and lessons that had to be learned over time. Feng Shui truly changed my life in the most positive way. Through its teachings, I gained what I refer to as “Feng Shui Eyes.” This enabled me to forecast a solution for every challenge in life. As Feng Shui illustrates with the Yin and Yang, there needs to be dark in order to have light and light in order to have dark. Once you understand this cycle of life, your challenges will bring wisdom rather than fear. That was the gift I gained through Feng Shui.
As time progressed, I began to apprentice with my mother seeing firsthand the miraculous transformations in the lives of her clients. I realized Feng Shui was my calling as well so I continued attending on-site , workshops, lectures and classes with my mother. Eventually I worked my way up to earning my first job in 2001 as a Certified Feng Shui Consultant with Feng Shui Long Island, blessing homes. Given the responsibility of blessing homes as my first official Feng Shui consulting job was a special honor and extremely important. It required me to prepare myself and study meditation, the power of intentions, the practice of ceremonial rituals before and after blessing a home, and learning to read energy by understanding signs presented by the universe. The Black Sect, Tantric Buddhism and Native American blessings are utilized to shift the Chi` of that given space to open up the energy of our clients’ homes along with the given Feng Shui suggestions.
After attending multiple Feng Shui consultations for homes, apartments and businesses with my mother, she finally gave me the green light to practice by myself. In 2000, I established Feng Shui Manhattan and continued accompanying and assisting my mother on her consultations. While studying at SUNY New Paltz, I began Feng Shuing dorm rooms, establishing my name and reputation in the college community of New Paltz, NY. Shortly after, I began branching out more toward my home of Long Island. Now I travel to Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, and have expanded my services to the entire Tri-State region along with national and international clients.
Today, I proudly and passionately continue my mother’s work helping others through Feng Shui. Although my mother passed away in 2010, she continues to leave her mark on the many individuals who she inspired. Thank you mom for enlightening us with your spirit’s beauty, love and compassion.