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One of the questions I frequently get is whether or not a situation is a mirror or not. For instance, if someone treats me badly, is it a mirror? It could be, but it might not be, and it’s helpful to know the answer.
Fortunately, there’s a way to know clearly if your experience is mirroring something in your consciousness back to you. And it’s really good to be able to know whether what you’re seeing in the world is a reflection of your inner perspective or not, so that you can deal with it appropriately and have the healing you aspire to.
It’s helpful to know that the mirror is always valuable. The reflection isn’t designed to hurt us or upset us even though it might seem like it does. The reflection is to help us see what we haven’t been able to recognize in ourselves.
“Teach no one that he is what you would not want to be. Your brother is the mirror in which you see the image of yourself as long as perception lasts. A Course in Miracles, Text-7. VII. 3:8-9
Often when we can see it in others then we can have more compassion for it then when we see it in ourselves. If we haven’t healed it, and it’s being mirrored back to us, there’s a great opportunity for expansion and healing. We can be grateful for the mirror and the trigger both! The mirror is helping us to bring the darkness to the light for healing
Here’s how you tell if it’s a mirror of your unhealed stuff or not:
It’s your mirror if if upsets you.
If it upsets you then there’s something to be transformed and healed, something to RE-cognize.
If it doesn’t upset you then it’s a cry for love, a call for compassion and you’re experiencing it in order to be truly helpful and a healing presence.
It’s not that complicated!
The thing that makes it SEEM complicated is our experiences of inner conflict. Conflict comes when we say we’d like the Peace of God, but then we choose something else. When we’re consistent in our choosing Love, the cause of conflict fades.
We often say that we’d like to be a healing presence, when in fact, we sometimes like the idea better than the experience – especially when the experience is messy.
We get to decide how we walk in the world. What’s your way of walking in the world today?
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