Cleansing with Chi
CHI: “With herbs, alcohol, flowers and feathers, feng shui expert Judith Wendell gets a 23-year-old house in order.”
WHEN FENG SHUI consultant Judith Wendell walked into her married client’s peach-colored master bedroom, she sensed bad vibes and became concerned. Wendell explained to her that while “peach blossom luck,”i.e., enhanced success with the opposite sex brought about by painting a bedroom peach, does exist in feng shui, a peach hue can also affect a marriage in negative, harmful ways. Through her tears, Wendell’s client then confided that, though her husband had broken off a recent affair, at one time he’d actually brought the girl into their own bedroom.
Through her tears, Wendell’s client then confided that, though her husband had broken off a recent affair, at one time he’d actually brought the girl into their own -colored bedroom.
It was all in a day’s work for the owner of the feng shui company Sacred Currents, who’s part interior decorator, part psychologist, and part ancient Chinese spiritual advisor. Feng shui is best known for its focus on furniture placement, which gives residents “command” of their rooms. But when it came time for my own home of 23 years to undergo an overhaul, I learned
that there was much more to the approach than heavy lifting.
At the end of the session, Wendell left me with notes describing the best positions for desks and beds, and a list of items to red sheet to go between the box spring and mattress of our bed, a mirror for “command” of our driveway, and a crystal lighting fixture to direct chi into each room from our awkward entryway. Overwhelming? Yes. But ultimately a satisfying
experience for me and my home.
“It does get to be a blur after the bells and the smoke,” says Wendell. “You get cleansed in the process. It’s a lot to take in-and there’s more to cleanse out.”