Everything in life is a reflection. Every second of our life gets shown to us in some way. If we consider Newton’s law “To every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction” and turn that law onto ourselves we find that we have no choice but to look in the mirror! That being the case; it would be a good Idea to know what to look for and how this looking is done. This is what the 7 Essene mirrors can accomplish for us. If we know how to use them! The basic principle is simple. Everything begins and ends with YOU!
We find this principle being taught in many ways throughout many spiritual traditions. I’m sure you’ve heard of Circle of life for instance.
The First and Second Essene Mirrors are about Relationships.
FIRST MIRROR : Shows how we appear in the moment or what we reflect to others in the moment. What we are radiating in the moment. Or for you hippie types; your VIBE MAN! LOL When the same patterns of anger, fear, blame, etc. keep showing up in our lives this mirror can show us our internal truth in the moment. In other words like attracts like! You get what you give reap what you sow etc. SO if your angry with someone you will attract a like response…Right now!
SECOND MIRROR: This mirror is of a similar quality, but it’s more subtle. It shows to us that which we judge in the moment. This mirror will bring to us people and events that we have a judgment against. For instance if you were judgmental about alcoholism or drug abuse these type of people will be brought before you in such a way to show you your unwillingness to let go of your judgment.
THIRD MIRROR: Reflects something we think we Lost, Gave Away, or had Taken Away. When we see something we love and desire in another, it is often something we think we have lost, given away or had stolen from us. Every relationship is really only a relationship with our self and we often try to reclaim what was lost, we gave away, or had taken away as a child. It could be joy, innocence, honesty and integrity, courage or love. All of which can be reclaimed by realizing nothing was really taken! This can be a hard concept to accept! But can someone steal your joy, innocence, honesty and integrity, courage or love? We often believe this to be stolen but in reality; if we look within we find that our belief in this theft is an illusion. As I said, This can be a hard concept to accept! But until we see that nothing was actually taken from us, we will attract people and events into our lives to give us the choice to see through the illusion or accept it’s seeming reality. Grace gives us many opportunities but it up to us to recognize them as such! Forgiveness comes upon this recognition followed by the return of the peace love and joy we thought was stolen! Amazing Grace indeed!
FOURTH MIRROR: Reflects back to us our most forgotten love. This could be a way of life, a lost or unfinished relationship. Often it is a past life where a wrong conclusion from past experience was created. These will recreate themselves over and over until the right conclusion is registered in the soul as wisdom. This can cause addiction or compulsion. Such as Sex issues or control freaks as well as the usual addictions we think about such as drugs.
FIFTH MIRROR: reflects back to us Father/Mother. It is often said we marry our father or mother. We also often become them acting out the same healthy and unhealthy patterns we learned as a child. Our fathers and mothers to us as children are Gods. It will often reflect the same relationship we have with others and the Father/Mother God principle. The Divine Mother and Father relationship or our relationship to GOD is often mirrored to us by our earthly parents.
SIXTH MIRROR: This mirror shows us what is often referred to as Dark Night of the Soul. This is when we meet our greatest challenges and our greatest fears. Many refer to this experience as “hitting rock bottom”. Each person will have a unique experience that will test their resolve for life itself. Sadly, many commit suicide rather than face this challenge. It may be a death of a loved one or the loss of a career. Anything that we are most attached to as a concept of who we are will be stripped from us in this mirror to show us the falseness of this concept. God never gives one any more than they can handle and we have a choice in every experience to greet it as a powerful manifesting God/Goddess or a victim. If we see it through, our lives will be changed forever by this stripped sense of self. It is the pain of a re birth that is soon to follow! I know for me personally it was a divorce from an abusive woman who broke me down to a catatonic state. After hospitalization and a month or two in a halfway house. I slowly began to have other events that showed me a new paradigm shift would be necessary to make my life functional. Jobs were lost in rapid succession and a hopelessness followed me for two or three years before I finally started down to personal development road seeking anything to make my life better! For many more years I hated that woman and even wished her dead!! Now I’m so grateful to her because without the mess she put me through I would not have made the necessary changes. (In case your wondering NO I would not want to have a relationship with her again but she did play an important though NASTY role in my life)
SEVENTH MIRROR: reflects back to us our self perception. Others will perceive and treat us according to how we perceive and treat ourselves. If we have a low self-esteem and do not acknowledge our own wisdom and beauty, others will not acknowledge it either. If we are angry, bitter and unloving to others, they will in turn react in the same way towards us. Sound like the Law of Attraction? It IS! Can you see also the connection to many biblical or other spiritual teachings here? The whole basis of a spiritual teaching is simply this: If we change our perception of ourselves, we change our perception of the world. It is NOT the world that needs to change, but the perception of myself in it! Accomplish this and the World is changed before our very eyes!
So there are many tools we can use to “KNOW THYSELF”. Many are of a spiritual nature or religion. Many are not so much. But the result in the end will be the same! Correct perception and TRUTH!
For more about The Seven Essene Mirrors see Gregg Bradens Video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiBsczafvaA