In the fairy tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, every day the Wicked Queen would ask "Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?" The mirror would answer "Oh My Queen it seems to me, there is none fairer in the land than thee!" As long as the mirror said that she was the most beautiful of all women, all was well in her world.
The dreaded day finally arrived when the mirror replied that a young beauty named Snow White, with skin as white as snow, lips as red as the red, red rose and hair as black as ebony had surpassed the Queen's beauty. We all know what kind of a frenzy she sent herself into. In her rage, she hired a hit man to do her in.
What's Your Reflection?
The mirror is the world. When we look into the mirror we will see what we are. If we gaze into the mirror and we see a world full of evil, then that is because we still have some problems we need to work on. When we see a world full of beauty, love and peace then we know that we are getting closer to where we need to be.
The world as a mirror — an interesting concept, but not widely accepted because accepting this means that all blame and fault-finding would have to cease. It would have to cease because we would then know that everything we perceive originates within. We would not be seeing anger, hatred, prejudice and other forms of hostility if there was not something within us that allowed these problems to exist.
In a society where judges, lawyers and lawsuits are so prevalent, it is clear that we haven't been ready for this idea. Our tendency is to find the guilty party in each crime, when we fail to realize that we are all guilty on a certain level because we have allowed this to happen time and time again.
Children Are Our Mirrors
Children are very wonderful mirrors because they are very perceptive to our feelings. Often we find ourselves focusing on our children's faults or bad behavior when the problem is within us. Perhaps this is why most of us have difficulty raising children.
These advanced little souls come to show us our weaknesses, to point out our faults, and our ego does not like it! They bring out the worst in us! We never knew we could get so angry until we had children. We feel the need to be in control of them, after all, we are the boss and no little kid is going to tell us what to do. "Don't you talk to ME that way!"
Who is speaking now, the voice of God? Of course not, the ego comes through loud and clear when it comes to parenting. Our children were meant to `drive us crazy'. If not, how would we learn from them?
My Life Is Reflecting Me
I didn't know my life was a reflection of me.
We all have both a wicked Queen and a beautiful princess living inside of us. The wicked one, of course, is our ego and naturally, the princess is our true self. The same story happens when the ego sees that the true self has power and wisdom greater that any it could ever imagine.
As we come to a greater acceptance of our lives and purpose here, we will come to see the true beauty that lies within. When the ego is no longer controlling our lives, we will see a miraculous change; although it will not be as violent or dramatic as the wicked Queen's demise through falling off a cliff into the abyss.
Turn The Reflection Around
Have you ever met anyone that is always having problems? They are always encountering hostile salespeople, rude waitresses, crazy drivers? Did it ever cross your mind that maybe it's you?
For a long time, I didn't know my life was a reflection of me. I just couldn't figure out what was going on! Everywhere I went, people were rude, mean and nasty. I could not believe it! What was wrong, I wondered.
It took me a very long time to realize that they were just reflecting back what I felt inside but was unable to express. When I look to criticize or blame, I now know that I need to look inside and find out what it is that I am overlooking.
Later I noticed that when I felt wonderfully alive, peaceful and happy, everyone I encountered would smile at me and be very friendly and kind. The world was reflecting my positive feelings. What a nice change!
Reflections in the Light: Daily Thoughts and Affirmations
by Shakti Gawain.
A beautifully designed volume containing 365 thoughts and affirmations designed to be read every day of any calendar year. Much of the material is from Shakti Gawain’s two great works, Creative Visualization and Living in the Light, while other material was newly written for this book.
Info/Order this paperback here. Also available as a Kindle edition.
About The Author
Michelle Starkey is a student and teacher on the path as well as an aspiring author. At the time of this writing (1990s) she was living in Pembroke Pines, FL.
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The countless positive benefits you will receive from this journal will transform your life. To name a few, journaling is the ultimate positive habit to add into your daily routine. Taking a few moments in the day for reflection will help you stay grounded, present, and in touch with yourself. You’ll receive healing on many levels, as writing helps release stress, anxiety, and disturbances in daily life. You will accelerate your ability to manifest your goals. You’ll increase your gratitude. You will learn so much about yourself.
This journal has been designed to be a safe space for you, where you can grow into the best version of yourself. When done effectively, it will change everything in your life for the better.
By the end of the 365 days, you will know yourself on a profound and deep level. Put simply, it’s therapy in a journal, without the hefty price tag!
The 365 Self-Discovery Journal: One Year Of Reflection, Development & Happiness (Daily Journal With Prompts) (Writing Journals To Write In For Women and Men)
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Daily Self-Discovery Questions & Motivating Quotes
The 365 Self-Discovery Journal is an empowering daily journaling method for discovering your best self and achieving new levels of self-esteem. The daily questions & uplifting quotes in this 365 Journal will cover every area of your life, including career, spirituality, dealing with (social) anxieties, expanding your comfort zone one small step at a time, and Love & Relationships.
Time consuming and intimidating? No.
You can easily use this Self-Exploration Journal every day, with great day-to-day results. With so much as five minutes per day, you will be able to finish the vast majority of questions and exercises.
A beautifully designed Journal. The perfect gift.
This beautifully designed Self-Exploration Journal is also a perfect gift for a friend or loved one. Because of the self-help topics and self-discovery questions, it could be easily used as a daily writing prompt journal for men and women.
Zen Journaling Method
This Daily Journal for Women & Men is perfectly compatible with other self help books or self help methods. It’s both a journal to write in for women and a journal to write in for men. Furthermore, this self journal can be used by teens. 21 Exercises has also created other self-help journals, including writing prompts journals (creative writing prompts) and 90-Days Self-Discovery Journals to write in for women & men. To get the most benefit out of The 365 Self-Discovery Journal it’s advisable to set out a particular zen journaling time each day (5 to 10 minutes). For example, in the morning or before you go to bed.
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Self-Care: A Day and Night Reflection Journal offers a space to commit to your self-care routine with intention and dedication—helping you develop positive thinking, overcome challenging and stressful experiences and negative emotions, and cultivate a general sense of well-being and a healthy lifestyle. This 90-day journal gives you a path to creating a habit of regular self-care that you can carry with you throughout your life. Immersed in your busy day-to-day activities, it’s easy to forget to focus on the present and what’s most important. This journal provides a place to record your thoughts and activities and consider how they affect your emotional and physical health.
The journal is intended for those who want to foster deep reflection as well as for those who simply want to take better care of themselves. Having filled the journal with positive thoughts and routines, you will end up with a personal trove of wonderful reflections, which can be a source of positive inspiration at any time.
Filled with delicate illustrations, this 90-day journal will help you integrate self-care and deep reflection into your life. Its 184 lined, acid-free pages made from archival paper take both pen and pencil nicely, and the back pocket is perfect for holding mementos.