Wish For Penney
By Joy Abrams MA, FSII
a statuesque blue eyed forty year old woman with a successful
interior design business asked me to come to her new house
for a Feng Shui consultation. She asked me for a consultation
for 4000 square feet of interior space.
initial interview, she explained that she had been divorced
for six years. Her relationship experiences had been less
than favorable. In fact, they had been greatly disappointing
to her .She did not lack companionship, but the people who
were interested in her did lack the commitment that she so
As a Feng
Shui practitioner I do not assume anything and so I proceeded
to ask her about her hopes and dreams. Her eyes were filled
with tears as she expressed that a significant meaning relationship
was her focus. She elaborated by telling me that every night
after work she would sit on her patio and gaze out into space.
While doing this she would feel a consuming sadness and feelings
of isolation that she said was hard for her to put into words.
She would remain there for a long time. Time. seemed to stop
for her because when she would gaze at her watch hours would
point, I asked Penney if we could go out to her back yard
and finish the interview there. As Feng Shui consultants we
always observe the outside of the house in question.
sat in her special area, I identified, the reason for her
feelings of utter dismay and discomfort. Penney's house had
an L shape. The part of the patio furniture that she sat on
faced the empty part of the L shape. To make matters worse,
this area was the relationship area in the bagua. When Penney
was sitting there at night she was resonating with the irregularity
of the outside shape of her house and with the emptiness and
isolation associated with it.
to Penney that from a Feng Shui perspective an incomplete
shape such as the outside of her house could resonate with
some feeling of incompleteness that she may be experiencing.
This can lead to feelings of isolation and emotional discomfort.
I told her that if you are living in a house that is missing
a certain part you could fill it in symbolically in some way.
If you do not want to add a room, you can fill out the structure
and shape in other ways.
that she could; place a lit lamppost in the missing space.
She could fill in the space with a lovely garden, two boulders
or two sculptures or we would explore placing something other
than that in the area that she would find very appealing.
By doing this and sitting each night in her special place,
her eyes would be taking in her view, and she would be resonating
with this beauty. She would be connecting with a new area.
This new area would symbolize completeness and brings forth
a whole new experience of balance into her life.
Penney that the missing area was the first thing that needed
to get worked on. Then I would Feng Shui the interior of her
house. In order to fill in the missing space, Penney chose
to have a garden there. She decided to have two sculptures
in the garden of a man and a woman. She also chose to have
many flowers and plants that were pink in color there. Among
them were pink hibuscus.and pink petunias.
back to Feng Shui the interior space and complete my report
hear from Penney till six months had passed. At that time
I received a wedding invitation from her with a postscript,
saying ", Good Feng Shui Joy"