Why Some Mirrors Make You Look "Ugly"
Updated: Mar 6
There you are getting ready in the morning, feeling pretty good about yourself. A final check in the mirror validates those feelings: you look great!
Then you head to work and a couple hours later enter the bathroom. As you’re washing your hands, you glance in the mirror:
Who the f is that? Did I seriously leave the house looking like this? Is it 5 o’clock yet? Holy skit!
If this has ever happened to you, you’re not alone and there’s an explanation for it: ENERGY.
It’s not uncommon to perceive yourself differently in different mirrors and it has to do with the energy of the mirror. Remember, everything is energy and energy is everything. Mirrors are no exception. Just like anything else, mirrors are full of energy, too, and are able to absorb the energy surrounding them.
Every time a person looks into a mirror, their energy projects unto the mirror. If a person feels satisfied with themselves and their being, that has a positive impact on the energy of the mirror. If a person feels critical of themselves, that also projects unto the mirror.
The mirror absorbs the energy of the person set before it and that energy stays there until it is transmuted to something else. In other words, someone consciously neutralizes the non-beneficial energy and shifts it to a higher vibrating, more beneficial energy.
It is not surprising if you find yourself pleased with your appearance at home and feel questionable when using a public mirror. Can you imagine how many people have stood in front of that mirror before you?
Because energy is energy, it cannot be destroyed, only changed. Without an energy healer actively working to clear the non-beneficial energy of the mirror, it would take numerous positive interactions to transmute the energy to something positive. That is a difficult task when a low-vibrating mirror is reflecting low-vibrating frequencies unto each person looking into it.
Those low-vibrating frequencies distort the projection you see. When you look into a low-vibrating mirror, you are not seeing your true self and the true beauty you emanate. You are seeing every single negative attribute anyone else has ever thought of themselves in your own reflection. It’s not you. This is called collective consciousness and mirrors have the ability to soak it all up. Collective consciousness is not always a negative thing, but in this instance it is.
Mirrors are not the only reflective objects that can absorb energy- cell phone cameras can, too. Have you ever taken a picture of yourself using your phone and felt certain it would be a good one, but the final image disappointingly looks nothing like you expected? That’s non-beneficial energy.
So how does it get there? It just takes one person to feel dissatisfaction with their appearance for these reflective objects to absorb that energy. It is essentially telling the object to reflect “ugly” or negativity, like it’s its job to do so. And so the vicious cycle begins. So is there anything you can do about it?
What to Do
First of all, now you have awareness of an understanding of how this happens. Let this information guide you moving forward. In any mirror or camera you look into, be cautious of what you project unto it. Try to think only positive thoughts about yourself, even if it feels difficult because, remember- it is most likely not your energy making you feel negative about your appearance.
When taking pictures of yourself, be careful to not be overly critical of your appearance. It’s OK to take several photos to choose your favorite, but in the ones you don’t like as much, refrain from too much scrutiny and disparagement.
When you do find yourself in situations where you feel surprised you don’t look as good as you initially thought, remember, it’s more than likely the mirror, not you.
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About the Author: Serena James is a holistic healer and the author of Vibe Higher. She offers a variety of energy healing services and workshops to help individuals experience a life of love, abundance, and wellness as they were meant to.
Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease or illness. Any action you take as a result of this information is self-prescribed and your right to do so.