Your Home & Your Life Are Mirrors Of You

Jul 20, 2013 | Feng Shui 101

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Mirrors.  They help us see ourselves. In functional ways in life they also help us see a broader view behind or in front of us.

Depending on how good the circumstances are in your life right now you may or may not be inclined to believe that saying that “the people in your life are a mirror of you.”

If you are not a big fan of your home, it may be hard to swallow the notion that your home is a map, a blueprint, or yes, a mirror of your life.

While I won’t be so bold as to say that my life philosophy holds true for everyone, if you look at your life right now, right this very minute, you can ask yourself…

“Is this person, is this circumstance, is this place I live a reflection of who I am?”

Whenever I ask that question, for better or worse I realize that YES,  indeed,  everything and everyone in my life shines a light on what I need to see or shows me parts of me that I can’t see without these mirrors everywhere.

I feel quite lucky right now that the mirror reflects things that are amazing.  I am surrounded by people I love, as well as people who challenge me with what I am not able to see on my own.  I am living in a space that, while not quite my perfect place, is about to take a turn toward far more ideal and is constantly evolving.  All of you readers who interact with me tell me and show me what I am missing, reveal to me what I need to see and inspire me with what you reflect back toward me.

While I am hardly a philosopher for the masses, I do understand physical spaces and the dynamics of the feng shui experience.  Our personal spaces demonstrate parts of our lives that we may or may not be willing to see or acknowledge.

If you find yourself being critical of others, look through your home and see what ways you can root out the broken and dilapidated or neglected parts of your home, your closets, your wardrobe and your car.

If you are tired a lot of the time, how can you created a more grounded feeling in your home?

If you are constantly running short of time, how can your environment support a need to be more present in this very moment right now?

Generally, I see the mirror of broken-down stuff in the critic’s home, the dreamy and un-rooted chaos in the home of the sleepless and very spare and un-invested decor in the homes of those who are always short on time and never fully present.  That’s the mirror.

How is it reflecting your life?

Here’s some feng shui to help you achieve better mirrors- in a literal sense- today.  Fixing your mirrors is a symbolic way of creating a more positive reflection of your life right now.

(Yep, I am aware of the irony that the top of my head is cut off in this video as I talk about the importance of imagery that is whole and complete, but that’s the beauty of our imperfect world!)

xoxo Dana

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And, as always, please let me know what happens!


  1. Cathy Lafortune

    Hi Dana! Is there something about a mirror pointing towards your front door? I have one of those entries where you come in and either go upstairs or downstairs. At the back of the landing at the bottom of the stairs, I have a dresser with a mirror on top. It’s pointing directly at this door, which is the one everyone uses although it’s not exactly at the “front” of the house (but neither is the other one; it’s on an ell).

    Also, I never noticed before reading this article, but as I walk by there, I can see myself only from the waist down. I’m wondering if this is problematic?

    I love your articles and am working hard towards clearing clutter to give myself “room to grow” happier energy in my home. Thank you so much for your help!


    • danaclaudat

      ugh, i’m not a fan of “waist down, or half head reflections, especially not when walking into homes on in main walkways, for the reasons given. can you move the mirror ?

  2. Cathy Lafortune

    Thanks, Dana! I truly never noticed that reflection before reading your article. I’ll move the mirror pronto! And I’m excited to see if this will improve my energy and/or the energy of my beloved home!



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