Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese philosophy which guides people to change their environment to tap and harness the positive energy, or Chi. Besides that, proper placement of furniture or objects plays a part in this transformation too. One of the most commonly used tools is mirrors. Besides creating a visually spacious space, it is also believed to enhance good fortune and ward off bad luck. There are many mirror myths and superstitions about the placement in the bedroom. From ancient times to the present day, experts have advised against having mirrors in the bedroom because it is bad Feng Shui.
Why is Putting a Mirror in the Bedroom a Bad Idea?
The mirror can reflect light and energy around the bedroom. The bouncing of energy off the wall may make you feel nervous, causing sleepless nights. It is especially true if you have directly hung a mirror on the opposite wall facing the bed.
You might get startled by the slightest movement, even by your reflection in the middle of the night. Likewise, we should not place a TV facing the bed because it has a reflective screen resembling a mirror.
Some practitioners even mentioned that a mirror facing the bed could cause a marital- extra relationship since it doubles the romance energy.
Do not worry if you already have installed a mirror as a permanent fixture that you cannot shift. As a solution, you can always cover the mirror with a friendly, appealing cloth at night before sleeping.
How about hanging the mirror behind the wall right above the bed?
It is advisable to keep the wall above the head clear and avoid attaching any heavy objects, like painting, air-con, etc. It brings unnecessary worries that the items might drop anytime and disturb your beauty sleep.
Where is the best location to place the mirror in the bedroom?
It is good to hide mirrors inside the wardrobe door and only open it when you want to use them. I have a full-length mirror on my closet door, and it serves the purpose. However, if you still want to install it in the room, the other suitable location will be on the left and right walls behind the bed. You should also follow the basic rule of mirror placement. It must not face any doors, windows, or other mirrors.
I Heard That A Mirror Facing The Bed Can Steal My Soul, is it True?
This belief has been around for centuries in Chinese culture. People believe that our soul or spirit exits the physical body when we are in a deep sleep. Seem familiar? It is a typical scene in any horror story you have seen. After leaving the body, the soul might be startled by its reflection. It can cause nightmares and bad dreams. Hence it is known as “soul stealing”. However, this is not a universal belief around the globe.
You might have seen many conflicting Feng Shui rules on putting the mirror in the bedroom. Some advice against it, while other promotes the idea. There is no right or wrong until you test it out yourself. Not all people react the same in this layout. The most important thing is that you must feel comfortable in this space.
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