The Truth About Mirrors In Front of the Bed

I recently watched a YouTube video that one of my colleagues had created, about bedroom myths. In this video, my colleague says that it is a myth that you should not place a mirror right in front of your bed. According to him, it is perfectly fine to do this, as long as you do not have trouble sleeping, because mirrors activate chi, and too much chi can affect sleep.

I need to remind you all here that all people give you advice based on what they believe, what they have learned, and what they have experienced. I was surprised to see this colleague so confidently dismiss Feng Shui advice that is thousands of years old.

I could not do so, because on two occasions, once when I was in my twenties, and once after I had learned Feng Shui and wanted to test this concept, I have had a large mirror in front of my bed.

When I watched this YouTube video, my first thought was that this Feng Shui consultant must not ever had an experience of what is commonly known as the “astral” plane. I, however, had an experience in my early twenties where I “woke up,” started moving around in my bedroom, then saw my transparent image in the mirror, and “through me” I could see myself still sleeping on the bed! Yikes! I woke up and sat on my bed with my heart pounding!

Let me tell you, seeing yourself as transparent and then seeing another you in the background can be pretty scary! Based on my personal experience, I would never question this age old piece of Feng Shui advice:

DO NOT place a mirror in front of your bed.

OK, let’s say, you do not believe what I wrote above, because you have not had an experience in the astral plane.

I can still prove to you that having a mirror in front of the bed is not a good idea.

In my early thirties my husband and I moved into a home where there was only one way our king size bed could fit in the bedroom. The only place for our large dresser and mirror was right in front of the bed. I decided, on purpose, not to cover up the mirror to see what would happen.

The very first morning, when I woke up and sat up in the bed I almost had a heart attack. I am exaggerating, of course, but in this I kid you not: I had no idea how bad of a bed-head I had first thing in the morning. My hair is long and naturally curly, so I looked a bit like the Greek mythological figure called Medusa. To top it off, I noticed that when I first wake up, sometimes one of my eyes opens more than the other, giving me an oddly asymmetrical look.

Let’s face it, unlike babies and small children, who look so cute in the morning, most adults do not look their best when they first wake up. Is a less than flattering image of yourself the first impression you want to give yourself in the morning?

DO NOT place a mirror in front of your bed. Trust me and Feng Shui advice that is thousands of years old!

About 75% of all Feng Shui advice you find on the internet is WRONG or DISEMPOWERING, so always take what you read with a grain of salt. I have made a commitment to check all Feng Shui knowledge against its source, Traditional Chinese Wisdom, AND I have tested most of the cures personally, sifting out any advice that is fear based or superstitious.

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