Mirrors in bedrooms have a bad reputation in Feng Shui. There are many different reasons for this, some make sense and others seem to be iterations of something someone may have said at one time and over the course of years, the meaning has been lost.
One of the most common reasons or misperceptions mirrors in the bedroom are discouraged is that it is believed that should you wake during the night, seeing yourself in the mirror may startle or scare you.
I don’t know about you, but the last thing I expect when I wake up at night is to startle myself with my reflection!
Let’s take this premise back to fact. The inherent energy of a mirror expands, enlarges and energizes a space. Mirrors are often used in design and decorating to make a room appear larger, to reflect a beautiful view, to bounce more light into a room, and to make a challenging wall ‘disappear’. (When a large mirror is placed on a wall it gives the sense of expansive openness, which makes the offending wall seem less obtrusive.)
We are best served when our bedrooms are quiet havens of peace, relaxation and comfort. Sleep is supported when the energy in a bedroom is quiet, relaxing and calm. Having a large mirror or mirrors in your bedroom will, by the very nature of a mirror itself, bring the energy up, enlarging and expanding the space visually and energetically. The energy of large mirrors is simply counterintuitive to a good nights sleep.
If you find sleep elusive, take a look around your bedroom and if you have any large mirrors or mirrored closet doors consider removing and replacing them. If this isn’t an option, a simple solution for mirrored closet doors is to simply treat them like windows. Hang curtains and close the curtains at night. This simple change will create a quiet, relaxing haven and you just may find sleep arrives after all.
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