Mirror Mirror, on the wall …. what is the meaning of it all?

Mirror Mirror, on the wall …. what is the meaning of it all?

What does a mirror do? It mirrors or reflects objects or a scene back. It simply throws up a reflection of whatever happens to be situated just in front of it. It is a snapshot of an specific area. It does not contain information about the time or place or context of anything that is going on outside of this perimeter.  The mirror is impartial in what is reflected back. It is only when meaning is assigned to what is reflected back, that we begin to find out who is the fairest of us all.  And then again, who is the judge of what is fair or not? Well, if you happen to be looking into the mirror, that would be YOU.

So my question then is, what exactly is being seen and reflected back? Well, everyone will see something different, determined by their focus, attitude and current mood or situation. For example, one day you can look at yourself and feel good with what is reflected back at you and another day, although you may have exactly the same clothes on, you may not feel so good about what is reflected back. So what makes the difference between one day and another?

Well, quite simply – attitude or interpretation. Because we believe that what is being reflected back to us is the reality, we forget that this reflection is actually just an inverted mirage being held up in front of us. It is our interpretation of “the facts” that will determine the fairness of it all, so to speak. In other words, our definition.

The information is not in what the mirror is actually reflecting back to us, but rather our interpretation of it. The meaning that we attach to what we see, how we feel about it, which is influenced by time and space and what we are looking to see. Remember, people tend to see and hear what they want to see and hear. This is because the brain works by matching up items. If you have been feeling ill or tired, the tendency is to search for matching criteria that will support this state. This is all well and good, yet to create change or redefine, there is an important step here, that must not be overlooked. The step of choice!

Let us look at the fairy tale Snow White from which this saying originates. The story unravels to reveal that whilst on the outside the Queen appeared beautiful, on the inside she was vain and suffered from feelings of inferiority and lack. So, what is reflected on the surface, is not necessarily the whole story and is very subjectively relative and relatively subjective.

In my own personal awakening, this metaphor about the mirror being a reflection of myself, has taken quite a bit of reflection. No pun intended! 🙂 A common “New Age” explanation given is that we can only see in another, that which we are. That’s fine, however, where the danger lies is when there is a judgement attached to this. It is the judgement about whether this is good or bad, right or wrong that locks in the energy that will call forth matches.  The instant we classify or label something, we actually own it and then this is what will show up. Until we re-assess. Well, if you are like me, I didn’t get this awareness about re-assessing until lately. If our default definition is faulty, then we need to redefine the definition. Download the latest upgrade! And who determines the validity of this upgrade?

Recently, I have found myself contemplating the role that creation plays in this. As a creator, am I limiting myself with labels and definitions and how up to date are they anyway? What if the message of the mirror was an invitation to expand beyond the current definition of what I see, feel, think and be and create my own brand new world?

Since I have moved into this new awareness, guess what? The mirror on the wall is giving me a more expanded and fairer view.  Yes, a mirror does reflect facts back to us, however, our interpretation of what the facts actually mean, is in our own hands. Now that’s the fairest I’ve heard in the land ………….

In Light and Appreciation.

Trilby

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Trilby D. Johnson, is a Transformational Author and Body-Brain Balancer, who mentors health conscious women going through life-changes to get their body and brain back on board with them so they can enjoy pain free release and transition easily and quickly and begin enjoying the best years of their Life.

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Shedding Light On the Subject

Shedding Light On the Subject

The general meaning of this idiom is that the subject matter in question is revealed or made clear. Thus there is an implication of greater transparency and understanding.  I was given pause to ponder this a few days ago following an unpleasant experience.  It left me questioning as to whether it is always benefitial to shed light on the subject, or are some things better left in the dark?
If you have ever been in a night club in the day, when the lights are on and there is no music, perhaps you can relate to what I mean. A space that just the night before held ambiance, was appealing and alive in its shadowness, can suddenly appear stark and quite frankly ugly.  So why would anyone want to turn on the light? I personally prefer when they dim the lights rather than turn them up.
My trane of thought leads me further down the track into the realm of what the New Age movement terms the “Lightworker”.  Of late I have often contemplated the reason as to why any one chooses to be a Lightworker.  Heaven knows, no one appreciates when you turn on the light – it only reveals and highlights the things that many are so desperate to keep hidden, even oneself. After all, when you turn on the light, you see the Shadows.  The reality that is layed bare and transparent is a far cry from the fairy tale-like impression often portrayed by the mystics.
So what’s the value of shedding light on the subject and does it really serve a purpose?
Well, I’ll leave that one up to you, dear Reader, to choose for yourself, what feels lightest.
There are two kinds of light – the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures. ~James Thurber (1894-1961)
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