Our environment can easily support changes that involve growth or “upleveling.” Below are some tips to help you prepare for the expansion you want to create and on the use mirrors to support your growth.
Note where your current energy drains are
Any time you choose to make a change to expand or grow in some way, take a look at where you are currently “losing” energy so that you can “plug the leakage” and regain energy and momentum to move in the direction you want. Whether the changes you want to make involve eating healthier and exercising more, starting a new business, having more private time, being more productive, making more money, or finding a mate, you require energy to sustain the new expansion. If you are maxed out in your life and already feeling as if you are “giving it all you’ve got,” creating the “bigger and better” life improvements will be difficult.
Start with the Basics
Starting with the basics when it comes to making your life bigger and bolder can mean the difference between success and failure. For instance, without plugging your personal energy leaks, you can become utterly drained and abandon your plans.
The Usage of Mirrors
Human beings have been using mirrors for protection or reflection for centuries. In feng shui, a mirror brings in the energy of the element of water (flow) and helps to expand the environment while drawing in beneficial energy.
Once you have successfully identified where you need to make changes in your life and are committed to them, use the feng shui guidelines below to create flow and support and enhance your newly directed energy. If you make no personal changes but add mirrors, you will simply create more of the same because mirrors double the energy they reflect. With that thought in mind, always place your mirrors so that they reflect something positive.
Note: Make sure that any mirrors you hang do not reflect toilet doors (drain of energy), sharp edges and corners (cutting energy), bills (unwanted expenses), or old newspapers (the past). Mirrors should reflect only things you want to enhance.
Types of mirrors to put up
Use your common sense to determine the size of the mirror, and make sure it is not too big or too small for the wall. Framed mirrors and ornamental mirrors are great choices and allow you to pick a style that matches your basic décor. To keep the bedroom energy calmer and more conducive to sleep, avoid adding mirrors in that environment and avoid cracked and tile mirrors as they create distorted reflections.
From time to time check to see where you are losing your energy. Whenever you feel tired or feel you are building resentment, put more attention on yourself and your needs.
Alice Inoue is a life guide that uses the modalities of feng shui, astrology and spirituality in her work. Her offerings include award-winning, mind-body-spirit themed books, as well as a series of feng shui instructional DVD’s. For more information visit www.aliceinspired.com.