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From the NY Times – Evicting Old Auras Before Moving In

From the NY Times – Evicting Old Auras Before Moving In

feng-shui Pretty interesting article in the NY Times about non-traditional ways to make your new living space more liveable. Not sure I totally agree and I’m pretty sure I’d never do this, but I thought it was worth sharing here. There seems to be a small, but growing trend of people who hire professional feng shui experts to rid their new homes/apartments/condos of “negative energy.” From the NY Times: Ziporah Reich sat cross-legged on her living room floor. As Judith Wendell chanted and burned incense that seeped into every crevice of the apartment, Ms. Reich meditated over an altar that included bowls of water with candles and wildflowers and a stack of brightly colored papers on which she wrote her wishes: finding her soul mate, starting a family and having more success in her career. Ms. Wendell says her fees are driven less by apartment size than by “what’s in the space energetically.” “I want to bring a positive energy that’s not tied to anything specific and also get rid of the energy of the previous owner,” Ms. Reich said. What do you think?

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