The only way we can see ourselves is through reflection. The only way we can see God is through reflection. Reflection is through the mirror, through other people, through the water in the lake etc. Moon is a reflection of the sun. We are created in an image of God, as Bible suggest, ‘So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them’ (Genesis 1:27).”
The word “Universe” can be broken down into “you”, “niverse”. There is a “you” in the Universe. The Universe is everything we can touch, feel, sense, measure or detect. It includes living things, planets, stars, galaxies, dust clouds, light, and even time. The Universe is derived originally from the Latin word “universum”, which means “all things, everybody, all people, the whole world.” We are the Universe.
There is wisdom in this statement, “the people in our lives are mirror reflections of us”. This term asks us to understand why our experience is reflected through these people and relationships in our lifetime. The world is a mirror reflection of how we see ourselves. We are experiencing our consciousness through different aspects of ourselves like a Prism reflecting light into seven colors. We channel divine source energy through our human craft like a prism-based on our unique signatures. We are channelers and projectors of reality. Based on the Hermetic Law of Correspondence, this law states that patterns repeat throughout the Universe. On a personal level, our reality is a mirror of what’s happening inside us at that moment.
My students have asked me to teach them about how one can change the world around them. We always look at our external circumstances to understand our current position. Mind it; external circumstances only show us one perspective. Because philosophically, we are in the world of mirrors where everyone is holding a mirror to see part of us, appearing to be external to us only because of our perception.
If we want to change the world, then we need to change ourselves. Suppose you look in the mirror and see a pimple on your face. To make the pimple disappear, will we change the mirror, or will we work on our face and heal it internally? That is why Gandhi said, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi. If we are interested in making a difference in the world we live in, we will have to follow Gandhi’s advice. The spiritualization of the matter occurs when we express the divine presence in every aspect of creation but most particularly within ourselves. A documentary film called “Ethos” encouraged people to engage in ethical consumerism and be very mindful of where we spend our hard earn money to enable the Healthy change we want to see in our food, water, environment, drugs industry. What Gandhi is alluding to is changing the reflection in the mirror by changing our day-to-day actions. We like to self-perpetuate what we need to do daily and have it multiplied and rooted off based on the principle of fractality.
John Archibald Wheeler does a great job concluding the dilemma between the Universe and man: No theory of physics that deals only with physics will ever explain physics. As we go on trying to understand the Universe, we are at the same time trying to understand man. The Universe does not exist “out there,” independent of us. We are inescapably involved in bringing about that which appears to be happening. We are not only observers. We are participatory. In some strange sense, this is a participatory universe.
There are seven Essene mirrors. Google suggests that the Essenes were an ancient Jewish sect that flourished between the second century BCE and the first century CE. They are perhaps most famous for their association with the Dead Sea Scrolls- a vast library of wisdom and information, untouched by time and cultural rampage. Greg Braden and Global Heart have done a great job explaining the seven Essene mirrors:
First Essene Mirror: Reflects what we are radiating in the present moment. Whether it is making us feel good or bad, in both cases, we are experiencing it because of our internal subconscious programming that is tapping into our prior experience of feeling good or triggered by it. All are at play.
Ask yourself: “Are they showing you what you are in the moment?” Deepak Chopra explains it very well, “The reality you experience is a mirror image of your expectations.”
Second Essene Mirror: Reflects that which we judge at the present moment.
When we find that many people show us the same pattern of anger or fear, they may be showing us an inner truth about ourselves at the moment. Look at the people you hold most dear. Look at the qualities that push your buttons the most. Ask yourself: “Are they showing you what you judge at the moment?” Anas Nin explains it very well, “We don’t see things as they are; we see things as we are.”
Third Essene Mirror: Reflects what we have lost in time and space and have been longing for it for, as long as we can remember.
When we look into someone’s eyes and feel that beautiful sensation, we are drawn to it when something magical happens, and we want to spend as much time as possible with this person. These magical encounters mirror something we have lost, abandoned, or been taken away from. In the presence of this person, we feel like an electric shock; the hairs are creeping.
What happens at that moment? Sometimes, when faced with people embodying the same things that we have lost in the past and looking to reach our totality, our body expresses a physiological response that we understand as a kind of magnetic attraction for that person.
You ask yourself, “What is this person have that I have lost or abandoned or been taken away from me?” I see what I desire through you.
Fourth Essene Mirror: Reflects what we are losing in the moment due to self-sabotage and destructive habits. The 4th mirror allows us to see ourselves in the presence of addiction or compulsion.
Throughout our lives, we will often adopt certain patterns of behavior that become so important to us that we will rearrange the rest of our lives to accommodate this pattern or behavior. When we find ourselves in this situation, we find that these patterns may be compulsive or addictive behaviour patterns. Through addiction and compulsion, we give away little by little the most important things to us. We can easily become addicted to these people and may go far enough to allow them to exploit us.
So be aware. And in this giving away, we have the opportunity to see ourselves as we lose the things, we hold most dear. Why am I giving my power away?
Fifth Essene Mirror: Reflect our beliefs and expectations regarding what is sacred to us, namely our Heavenly Father and Mother, the Sacred Masculine and The Sacred Feminine aspects of our Creator.
Through our relationship with our parents, we realize our beliefs and expectations about God, the Creator, or what is most important to us. This one is perhaps the single most powerful pattern. It is the mirror that our parents showed us through the course of our childhood lives with them.
Through this mirror, we can see more and understand to a greater level why we’ve lived the lives we live. This mirror shows us our operating system and highlights our fundamental beliefs and triggers.
The sixth Essene Mirror: Reflects what we have kept hidden for a long time due to our fear of seeing something we can’t handle without feeling helpless and hurt, our deep-rooted skeleton in the closet.
This mirror shows us “The Dark Night of The Soul”. This mirror is an opportunity to lose everything we’ve held dear in life and see ourselves truly naked as we came. As we climb out of the abyss left after the loss of everything, we are held dear, and we see ourselves in a new way; this is where we find ourselves our Highest levels of Master. This mirror is where we have to let all judgment see ourselves naked and vulnerable and accept all of ourselves.
The Seventh Essene Mirror: Reflects perfection in imperfection.
It asks us to allow for the possibility that each life experience is perfect regardless of the outcome. Allow for perfection in the imperfections of life.
Regardless of whether or not we achieve the lofty goals that others have set, we are invited to view our accomplishments in life without comparing them to anything else, without any external reference. We can view ourselves in failures or successes when we measure our accomplishments to an external yardstick.
I have compared myself with my older versions throughout my life as an evolutionary being. I see myself dreaming and manifesting all my heart desire continuously by following one mantra. “I can have it all as long as I live with integrity” Why not? We are created in God image and therefore, what we desire based on our unique mission is already ours. We are only aligning to it so we can live in a flow. We can live in a zone. We can be human beings. We can resonate with our reflection and navigate with more ease than before.
We are the common denominator in all of our relationships. We are experiencing a reality based on our expectations based on our past emotional triggers and beliefs. These patterns are played repeatedly with different people, places that come in different packaging sometimes to make it harder to discern. Gregg Braden elaborates it very well, “Each moment of our life, the reality of our internal truth (what we have become) is mirrored to us by the actions, the choices, and the language of those around us.”
Via reflection, we can understand ourselves, and this understanding brings healing. Healing is revealing what is hidden. Deep layers within layers. We are peeling off an onion, and deeper we go, we find that delicate part underneath it, that wasn’t obvious before. We realize we didn’t know until we peeled far enough and allowed ourselves to let the revealing continue without stopping it due to the fear of getting hurt. We hit the jackpot, and we truly made a transformative change. Ancient culture suggests, “The Earth is a mirror of Heaven.” We have mirrors all around us in the form of people, places, and experiences. Let us bring Heaven on Earth by processing all our reflections wisely, one by one, moment to moment.