What do you see when you look in the mirror? In Mayan teaching traditions, the Mayans say, “I am another one of Yourself”. The Mayan’s stress that every life form reflects every other life form and that all originate form the Original Source. When we are willing to really look at ourselves, we see the illusion of our personal myth. This part of self that insists it is the only one is shattered, just like the looking-glass, by the realization that every life form holds an equal part to the solution of wholeness. We each carry our own thoughts and opinions of others who are living with their own internal inner division, but this should serve as a reminder to us to strive for our own personal wholeness based in equality. Our criticisms of others are shattered in the true light of self-reflection.
It might be helpful to remember the Native American tradition regarding pointing a finger at another, when we do this, three fingers point back at us. The lesson may be that others are merely reflecting what we need to recognize in our self. We must learn to hold compassion for others who are learning their own difficult lessons. When we lack compassion, it causes our heart to grow cold and we are unable to grow our life energy when we cannot forgive others.
Look in the mirror and look for similarities rather than differences when viewing others. Answers are reflected to all seekers by different ways, but each time the haze of an illusion clears a bright new understanding appears on the horizon and we have shattered the lie that insists we are too different to live in peace. We are each what we decide we are, and we can leave the myth of difference behind if we so choose. When you look deeply at self, you can recognize the areas that need to be further developed and begin that process. Have compassion for others without destroying your own sacred space. If we are strong enough, we can encourage others to do the same with our assisted emotional compassion.
When we see clearly, we realize that we were fooled to believe some are greater, more gifted than us and begin to stand tall. Seeing clearly allows us to recognize areas that need further development and to begin that process. Live your truth. In order to live your truth you must be able to confront both your shadows and your light equally as even the shadow sides serve to lead us through trial and error to the image of our true self. The ideas of blame, shame and regret have no place in the present times. When you ask “mirror, mirror on the wall who is the fairest of them all?” you should find the answer that comes forth to be that all reflections are equal.
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. ~ Edith Wharton
As you live Deeper in the Heart, the Mirror gets clearer and cleaner ~ Rumi