Brits call it renovating. Americans call it remodeling. But whatever you call it, the problems that can arise during the process are pretty much universal.
A little understood reason why renovation projects can get so snarled up lies in understanding what builders are dealing with when they tear a place apart to do improvements. After more than three decades of hand sensing energies in buildings all over the world, I know just how much becomes embedded in walls, and when builders rip structures apart, these energies get dislodged and can cause havoc in the space.
Some builders are resilient and can handle this quite well. Others get completely overwhelmed, and that’s where things start to go wrong. They may get sick, have accidents or make mistakes, all of which can hinder the project and lead to unexpected delays and expense.
My advice if this happens to you is to halt the project, give everyone the day off, and space clear your home, using the 21-step ceremony I describe in my Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui book.
Some savvy homeowners and architects, knowing how often problems of this kind occur, hire me or one of the practitioners I’ve trained to space clear before the project even begins, and this is better still. Much easier for the space clearer, too, than having to pick their way through rubble!
Copyright © Karen Kingston, 2014