I used to refer to myself as a mirror breaker (well, okay, I suppose I still do). With shield and sword in hand, I’d confidently walk in and make a raucous, not entirely sure of the consequences that would ensue or what outcomes I was aiming for. As someone who has quite a bit of fire in me, it seemed to me that throwing fire balls was the best use of my energy… Better to cast stones, than to allow myself to burn away in my own self-inflicted bonfires.
Each person we meet is a mirror, showing us where our strengths and positive attributes are, while also pointing to where we haven’t quite figured it out. For clarity of this idea, you can literally imagine each person carrying a mirror, varying in size. Smaller mirrors are more common, whereas what is reflected is minimal, making it difficult to take a clear look at oneself (there is usually little desire to go much deeper than surface level). Carrying a big mirror requires great responsibility, and in so these types of people are constantly learning how to keep their own mirrors clean, for if they don’t they know they will not be happy with what life reflects back to them. As we keep our mirrors clean, it’s easier to identify what is being reflected back to us and wherein the lesson can be found.
Those working with smaller mirrors tend to have smaller comfort zones. Limited aspects of self are highlighted, making the growth process slower, and at times we can see how this stifles growth completely. Smaller mirrors tend to attract other small mirrors, and growth is reduced because our edges aren’t highlighted (and our edges are where we’re meant to grow!). When looking at the energy of groups, small mirrors tend to stay closer together, reflecting back similar energy, as it normalizes life experience and validates thinking that makes people feel safe and secure. This is how group think can be so appealing for those who find themselves there. In this way, small minded belief systems that hold no truth can normalize, crystallizing in realities that keep people stuck and from progressing into the next stage of their personal and collective evolution.
The thing is, what we deem as reality is often totally made up by our thoughts and beliefs. We can tell a story that paints our self or another person or an experience in a certain light, but the actuality of the situation is far different than what we’re depicting. It might seem very real to us, but as humans we typically take our experiences and bend them to fit our level of perception. If we can’t handle the truth of what we’re seeing, because it would mean there was some aspect of our self or another we don’t want to look at, we can easily manipulate the details, unconsciously, to package it up into something more digestible.
Do you see how mirror energy works in your life? In what ways are you working to clear your own mirror to see the truth of the situation, rather than projecting to protect yourself? Are there any current situations in your life where you might choose to look at something from a different perspective?