After Elvis Presley’s death at age 42 in 1977, his heirs decided to open his home to the public to enjoy as a museum.
Graceland now hosts over 600,000 visitors each year who get an up-close-and-personal look at the way Elvis lived during the last years of his life.
I’ve never visited there myself, but I recently came across photos of Graceland’s living room that struck a deep, disturbing Feng Shui chord.
The room’s Feng Shui broadcasts loud and clear how very troubled this talented man must have been in his final years.
Let’s take a look.
Above is the fireplace wall, covered with mirrored tiles and a large convex mirror centered over the hearth.
Anyone facing this wall can only get a broken and distorted view of themselves.
This situation is magnified — nay, doubled! — because of the wall opposite, which is covered in a single, huge mirror, exactly reflecting the fireplace wall,
No matter where you stand in this room, you will never be able to see yourself as a whole, healthy person.
Fractured images bounce back and forth between the walls, creating visual echoes of dis-ease.
Your real-time view both reflects and creates a broken, distorted inner view of yourself.
It may be extreme but this powerful example shows why Feng Shui is so particular about the use of mirrors in your home.
When choosing mirrors, use your Feng Shui knowledge to create a healthy, nourishing image of yourself. Good mirror choices for places where you see your image regularly:
- Reflect at least your whole head from the neck up
- Are clear — not smoky or antiqued
- Are whole, not broken up
- Create a flat reflection, not concave or convex
Elvis Presley’s Graceland is a Feng Shui cautionary tale.
Have you visited Graceland? What was your Feng Shui impression?
(photo credits: Mr Littlehand on Flickr)