Right, so we’ve all heard the much-quoted phrase from Disney’s Snow White, but what happens when the mirror is not on the wall? What if the mirror is sitting on the floor and leaning on the wall; or worse, what if it is hanging so low that no one can actually see themselves in it? Did the evil Queen stoop down to look at herself and ask the mirror who was the fairest in all the land? Hell no!
The reason that I felt the need to make this the topic of this month’s Feng Shui blog is because about a year ago, I saw this Feng Shui aberration at a local business. Since they did not hire me to do a Feng Shui analysis of their business, I couldn’t give them my unsolicited advice, but it has really been bugging me! The mirror in question was located in the ladies room and it was just leaning up against the wall, showing me my headless body (see photo above). My first reaction was, did they just move in? No, they had actually been in business for several years. Did they just run out of wall hangers? Doubtful. Was this intentional? Were they just being lazy? I will never know, because as it turns out, they are no longer in business here in Boulder. So, before this happens to anyone else here, I am finally sharing my unsolicited two cents on this topic.
There are only two times when it is ok to have a mirror leaning up against the wall rather than hanging on it. The first, is that you just moved in and haven’t had a chance to hang it. This excuse has an expiration date of no more than one week, truly. The second is that you just ran out of wall hangers. That’s it. Those are the only two legit reasons. Wait, I just thought of a third reason. If you happen to have one of those giant mirrors that is not made to be hung up on a wall, then yes, that is fine, but make sure that you can see your entire self in the damn thing, okay?
Mirrors are the workaholics of the Feng Shui world. When used correctly, they offer a plethora of benefits. Mirrors can be used to open up a space, to deflect something negative, they can double the number of stove burners that are visible (which can benefit finances) and they can let you know that your boss is standing behind you while you should be working, but are actually looking up shit on Facebook, Pinterest, Amazon, etc.
Mirrors are the heavy lifters in Feng Shui. They are so important, and can alleviate so much dysfunction and confusion in a home or business, everyone should hire them. If you would like your home’s mirror prescription filled with specific recommendations, I’d love to help. Schedule your personal Feng Shui consultation by none other than yours truly. I have appointments available during the day, the week and on weekends, so let me give your mirrors a job that will make them proud to be of service! Call today to make 2020 your best year yet! 512-496-9232 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.