March 30, 2009

Mirrors can be powerful Feng Shui tools. Mirrors can double the effect of whatever they are reflecting in them. If you place a pile of rotting garbage in front of a mirror, you are essentially doubling the effect of the negative energy of the rotting garbage. Likewise if you put a beautiful vase of fresh flowers where it’s image is reflected in a mirror, that will double it’s effect of fresh positive cleansing energy.

In Feng Shui Symbols, a User’s Handbook, by Christine Bradler and Joachim Alfred Scheiner this is some of what they have to say about mirrors:

“An old Chinese saying states: ‘A mirror makes illusions visible.’ We know of so called magical mirrors in which mystical symbols appear on the back if the mirror is held and looked at from a certain angle. Buddhist monks use magical mirrors to show believers in what form they will return to this world after their present life is over. Some cultures believe that mirrors are a symbol of marital happiness and good luck.”

There is an article by Terah Kathryn Collins on mirrors, in which she explains, “mirrors appear to enlarge and brighten a room, they tend to encourage activity. This is great in the active areas of the home such as the living room, exercise room, home office, and kitchen. The bigger the mirror, the better! But mirrors can over-stimulate rooms meant to be serene and relaxing, such as dining rooms and bedrooms.”

Many Feng Shui books suggest removing all mirrors from a bedroom if you are having trouble sleeping, as energy can bounce off a mirror and become more yang. On the other hand, some books suggest that as a cure, if you cannot avoid having the head of your bed on the same wall as the entrance of the bedroom, that you hang a mirror in such a way that when you are lying in your bed, you can see somone who would enter with the help of the mirror.

Mirrors are simply a tool you can use to influence how energy flows in and out of a space. Another thing to remember about mirrors is that they can hold energy and not release it. So, it’s not a good idea to buy one used. If you have a mirror that you love and just can’t live without from an antique store or a yard sale, you have a couple of options. You can keep the frame and have the mirror part replaced, or if all else fails, you can place the mirror in direct sunlight for a day or two. You can also lay it flat and sprinkle salt or rock salt (which happens to be easier to clean up) to absorb some of the past owners energy out of the mirror.

Your best bet when using mirrors with your Feng Shui is to use new mirrors and to use mirrors sparingly in a home. Use them as needed either for a specific Feng Shui cure, or use them to double the effect of something you find very beautiful.


One Response to “mirrors”

  1. Thank for this post! We have sooo many mirrors in our new place, but luckily they feel like they are doubling the power and not too polluted with the past!
    thanks, keep it up~

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