I find mirrors magical. I’ve been fascinated with them since I was a child. I used to wonder if the image reflected was the real me or if I was a reflection on someone else’s mirror. I’ve always perceived life in terms of energy layers, so to me these possibilities aren’t as far fetched as you may think. There is so much more beyond what the physical senses are able to recognize!
When I lived in Boston I used to walk by a small bridge whose reflection on the creek below it shaped it like a portal into another dimension. The picture I chose for this post reminded me of it. I walked by it every day on my way to school, and each day I wondered what might lie beneath it… Its mere sight inspired my imagination with a myriad possibilities of parallel realities.
There was a mirror facing the bottom of the stairs at the house I grew up in, and I used to spend a good amount of time sitting there staring at my reflection. I could see layers of energy from the past that eventually brought forth a rejuvenating light source. You’ll learn more about this practice when my book comes out, but I can tell you that this was an exercise I intuitively came up with that kept me sane throughout my childhood!
After years of exploring the mind and better understanding how energy worked, my fascination lead me to realize that life itself is a mirror of our self-perception, and our relationships also mirror what we’re here to work through: the emotional impressions and codependent, ego-centered dynamics and tendencies we carry from the past. It’s almost like we place them right in our face, through our interactions with others, to be forced to deal with them.
Reconnect to Yourself With a Mirror
I’m sure that the person who came up with the idea of creating a mirror, thousands of years ago, was inspired by the desire to self-reflect, both literally and symbolically. After all, the eyes are the mirrors of the soul and we want to be able to look into our own eyes. Since mirrors reflect light, they are vehicles of feminine energy similar to that of the Moon, which reflects the light of the Sun. Like the lunar energies, they can help you get in touch with your emotions and connect to your subconscious.
I use mirrors as self-awareness tools because I’ve found that if used properly, they have the ability to separate the layers of the mind for therapeutic purposes. They can also open the gates to other dimensions and serve as a bridge into past lives. Yet the simplest way to use the power of a mirror is to become aware of how you perceive yourself on it.
Let me ask, when you look in the mirror, do you like what you see? Do you find flaws, judge how you look, or focus on what’s missing or what there is too much of? Or do you marvel at the wonderful possibility of looking at your own reflection and being able to interact with yourself from a different place?
Try this: next time you look in the mirror, do whatever you usually do in terms of grooming, and then forget about everything else and just stare at your eyes. Look deep within you, breathe, and find your real beauty behind the physical appearance; delve into your sense of self and your soul looking back at you and smile, because there is infinite love in there for you to discover! Now say out loud: “I am beautiful! I am LOVED! All is well!”
If your bullying sense of otherness wants you to believe that it’s not true, disregard it and keep doing the exercise. Please let me know how this goes, and if you want to learn more spiritual tools to help you look within and find your inner light, contact me today to start shifting your perception into a self-empowering adventure of awareness and love.
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