Allow me to start by asking a question, a very simple and easy one. When was the last time you looked at a mirror? You might be wondering what kind of a question this is; for the answer is quite obvious and a no brainer, we look at the mirror ALL THE TIME!! When we wash our faces first thing in the morning, when brushing our teeth, fixing our hair, etc.
But let me ask again, when was the last time your REALLY looked at a mirror and what did you see?
Did you notice new wrinkles that seem to have appeared over night? Did you make a mental note to get an appointment with your hairdresser for those roots that need to be retouched? Did you put your finger over those laughing lines around your eyes to check how much deeper they got? What is it exactly that you saw?
A mirror, like so many other tools, could be a blessing or a curse. It can be our best friend or our worst of enemies, depending on how we choose to use it, and what we choose to see.
When looking at mirror and allowing the Ego to take control. We are only going to obsess over the way we look criticizing everything we see, which could eventually lead to self-destruction and low self esteem. When Ego is present, it only pinpoints our flaws; exaggerating each and every one of them and making us think that this reflection and those lines are what define us. The Ego wants us to believe that we are flawed and “broken” in dire and constant need for hardcore maintenance and outside intervention.
But that is not the case my friends, the fact of the matter is that it is exactly the opposite.
How, you might be wondering? Allow me to elaborate.
Putting the Ego aside and really looking into the mirror with no judgment, will allow us to see that beautiful reflection of the soul that shows through happy eyes, a satisfied smile, and a serene calm face.
Actually, using a mirror (Mirror Work) to look directly in our eyes while saying positive and loving affirmations that our soul craves and longs for, creates wonders on all levels, physically, mentally, and emotionally. It has a profound healing effect and that is a fact.
The next time you look at the mirror or pass by one, why don’t you pause for just a second and appreciate that beautiful reflection of yours, recognizing that you are perfect just the way you are. Look deeply into those gorgeous eyes, take a deep breath, and with all the love and compassion you could possibly display say out loud: ”I love you and accept you the way you are, because you are perfect just the way you are.”
This could seem a bit out there or you might think it’s a bit silly, but why don’t you humour me and just try it a few times a day for a week?
This can be one of the most valuable healing tools that you have ever possessed. it does work in the most magical way possible, trust me!
Namaste my loves!
Lina Zalloum Is An Ayurvedic Practitioner, Yoga Instructor, Yoga Nidra Therapist, Pranic Healer And Energy Medicine Practitioner.