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Artofhappiness · 23/10/2018 14:25

I don’t believe inanimate objects can be ‘unlucky’ or ‘negative’ but starting to think there’s something a bit off about my house.

Bought it five years ago after being in three generations of the same family since is was built in the 1950s. Ex-council, nothing unusual about it, it does sit at an odd angle to the street e.g sits north west to south east but I’ve had the most extraordinary run of ‘bad luck’ since moving here!

My life, five years from moving in is totally unrecognisable - illness, pregnancy loss, career loss, money problems, family illness, losing friends, relationship breakdown, random accidents. Pretty much the works. Nothing is interlinked either i.e job loss was due to bullying rather than illness. It’s almost like I’ve been living someone else’s life by accident!

It sounds nuts, I know, but wondered if anyone else has had a run of bad luck in a particular place?

Any ideas what I could do to improve things with the house, even just to shake off the ‘unlucky’ feeling (moving not currently an option)

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Artofhappiness · 23/10/2018 15:13

Mama, it does get you down. I didn’t realise how much a home can effect you until the past few years. I’ll let you know if a blessing makes any difference here (If I can find a willing Priest!). Don’t know if you are in a position to move again in the near future but I’m not and that makes it seem worse I think.

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Artofhappiness · 23/10/2018 15:16

Does anyone know if there’s anything I can try today/tomorrow which might help? Opening windows, moving furniture or such? Willing to try anything really

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Bluntness100 · 23/10/2018 15:17

It's odd but I do think houses have an energy. My house is very old, and it was originally designed as something else, something that was happy, celebratory. Where people would be happy. And I always get the feeling it's a happy place.

We had petunias in the summer and they went crazy, still are, massive and everyone commented on them as they were so prolific and when I googled them it said the old folklore was they would only grow where there was a positive energy, I recall commenting on it to my husband.

But like everyone else, it feels like it's a bit fanciful really.


Artofhappiness · 23/10/2018 15:20

Bluntness, that sounds really lovely. Guess there might be a scientific reason for them growing so well along the lines of fertile soil, good light and good crops generally. But I like the good vibes theory anyway!

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Villanellesproudmum · 23/10/2018 15:23

Bluntness they’d be mine kept dying then 😂

I’d love to put a Rightmove link on here to my friends house to see if any of you get any woo feelings but think she’d not appreciated it.


Villanellesproudmum · 23/10/2018 15:23



blueblah · 23/10/2018 15:25

Look up space clearing and feng shui!

It might be the organisation of your room, it might be to do with the house location / position etc.

Do a space clearing ceremony - deep clean, cleanse energy by "clapping it" out then purify with flowers, bells etc and set your positive intention for going forwards. (Search for books on the process)

Check for any obstacles inside and outside the house e.g. clutter, furniture blocking entrances to rooms etc etc. Aim for a flow of positive energy through it

I totally believe this stuff can make a huge difference. Good luck !


blueblah · 23/10/2018 15:26

Also geopathic stress can sometimes cause this kind of stuff.


Artofhappiness · 23/10/2018 15:29

Thanks blueblah, I’m going to be busy today looking these ideas up. Feels good to have a direction to try!

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Bluntness100 · 23/10/2018 15:31

Agree it is all a bit woo, I wonder how much our own state of mind impacts how we feel about a house too.🤔


DSHathawayGivesMeFannyGallops · 23/10/2018 15:31

There's definitely something in my parents house, things vanish and turn back up. My mum knew we would own it 10 years before we did buy it and a friend had serious deja vu on her first visit. The house always feels cosy, even at night. We think something happy but mischievous lives there.

Unlike our last house, a gloomy gothic pile which we think someone close to my dad came to haunt.


Bluntness100 · 23/10/2018 15:33

Weirdly although I totally don't believe in ghosts, but part of me does believe houses can have negative or positive energies, I don't really understand why I think it but I do.

Not just houses, but places too. Like they carry their history.


easielouisie · 23/10/2018 15:45

I've got the creeps from reading this tread haha. I'm home alone and gladly off out!

Our bathroom has an odd feeling to it, I don't feel comfortable shutting both eyes to wash my face, haven't since we moved in.

Definitely brighten the place up, open a window have a nice breeze and some flowers? I'm sure a lot of it is in our heads.


Puzzledandpissedoff · 23/10/2018 16:11

Thank goodness it's not just me. I'm not remotely woo, but have certainly walked away from houses I've viewed - even really nice ones - because I've felt there was an odd atmosphere

I can't begin to explain this, but the forever home I bought two years ago just felt like a "contented" place from the very start, and so it's proved - at least so far!!


DaysOfCurlySpencer · 23/10/2018 17:14

Some people believe it is to do with ley lines or energy. Some use Feng Shui. It depends what your personal thoughts are.


Biancadelriosback · 23/10/2018 17:41

I'm guessing the Amityville house didn't feel too perky! If you get a priest in to bless the house and he pegs


ipreferbooks · 23/10/2018 17:51

Its fascinating. My Mum told me that when we moved into the house we currently live in (I'm 19) they heard music playing from downstairs on the first night. It freaked my Mum out and so she woke my Dad - they could both hear music playing from downstairs. Its weird because over the years we've always wondered if there is a friendly polergiest or something because our stuff always moves/vanishes for periods of time as well.


ItLooksABitOff · 23/10/2018 17:56

Yes some houses have vibes. Another idea is to use rosemary to smudge your house, to cleanse it.


DaysOfCurlySpencer · 23/10/2018 18:21

You could try to find out what was there before the house was built, might give you an insight about what could be going on now.

I do believe that removing clutter and lighting candles helps, a white candle left to burn to the end and open windows, and ask whoever is there to leave.

I had a home Feng Shui'd once and while I got rid of some things, including mirrors that were bouncing energy back and forth, placement of items, in the end it didn't help with the situation that was bothering me because of the position of the actual building, however other aspects of my life improved considerably. There is only so much that can be done with it as it is affected by many things, including your date of birth and the houses nearby.


WillowKnicks · 23/10/2018 18:49

Try 'smudging' with sage sticks to cleanse the atmosphere.

My daughter moved bedrooms a couple of months ago & swore her bedroom was haunted. I read about smudging on here, so bought some smudging sticks (from Amazon) & she's not mentioned a thing since.

I've just asked her now & she said it really worked, so worth a go!


MrTrebus · 23/10/2018 19:08

Does anyone know how to find someone locally that can come and cleanse my home and look at feng shui etc?


Bluntness100 · 23/10/2018 19:16

As said, I also think it's places not just buildings. Ever go someplace and you think I just don't like this, it feels bad. Or feel this is a warm happy place? It's just such an odd thing.

As said I really don't believe in ghosts, but for some reason I believe in positive and negative energies, I think we pick up on some form of energy that we react to positively or negatively.


sonlypuppyfat · 23/10/2018 19:20

The house next to me, the first fellas girlfriend died in a fire, the next ones he ran off with a girl 30 years his junior, the next ones went on holiday came home and the house was empty!


OliviaStabler · 23/10/2018 19:22

I hated a house my parents bought. I only lived there 4 years but I hated it. I can't explain it.


WowOoo · 23/10/2018 19:28

When you feel somewhere is lucky and positive you do positive and good things. If the things that have happened to you happened in such a 'nice/lucky' house, you'd put it down to circumstances or put the blame on something else.

I think I'd want to move and make a fresh start!

Having a Feng Shui enthusiast friend who gave me a book helped me make the most of our house when I moved, years ago! Her tips were mostly common sense - making the most of natural light, energising dark places with a nice lamp, painting the walls in certain colours etc.

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