I love this image. A tree is mirrored perfectly in the quiet stillness of a beautiful lake. The reflection is identical to the real tree.
Recently, someone said to me, “Everything was just starting to turn around for me and then the pandemic hit, I can’t catch a break.” They followed up with a series of questions that included, “Why does everything in my life have to be so difficult?”, “What have I done to deserve this?” “What am I doing wrong?”, “How do I change this?”. Although we are all experiencing the uncertainty of Covid-19, this person was taking it personally.
The answers to these questions are best understood through the principle of reflection and the laws of energy as they apply to your life. The process of unpacking these questions has been the focus of my work as an energy practitioner and a transformation life coach for the past 20 years.
I remember reading an article in Oprah Magazine many years ago by Martha Beck. In the article she used the phrase “If you spot it, you got it”. How I understood this phrase is what you see or judge in another is also in you. And if what you are judging is also in you, then it means that the person or situation is reflecting for you what needs to be dealt with in your own life.
The principle of reflection in transformation work is to understand that whatever you think, say, do, believe, and feel will be reflected back to you through the experiences and people that show up in your life. If you think about your physical reflection in the mirror, you can understand that you can’t change your image until you change the person (you) who is being reflected. The same holds true with your internal energy systems.
All of the energy that you carry is constantly seeking similar energy to connect to so you can experience it more fully. Understanding this principle provides you with the basis for answering the questions posed earlier. For example, if your life seems to be difficult or chaotic, rather than project outward to lay blame or find fault in others, go inward and ask what part of me attracts difficult or chaotic situations, experiences and people in my life? Is it a belief you hold that life is hard? Could it be a recurring thought that it’s a dog eat dog world? Once you find the source, you can work to change it.
Now, you have an opportunity to change the energy of the old belief to one that will create the life that you want. What would your life reflect if you believed life is abundant and full, I am blessed and grateful for all the good in my life?
The principle of reflection means that everything in your life is a reflection of you. Unless you do your own inner work to discover what is seeking to be changed, transformed or healed, nothing will change. Your life will stay the same until you decide to change and look at life differently. Changing your reflection internally means you have to change your “mind” first to begin the process.
If you believe life is difficult, it will be. However if you believe life has many blessings, with a few bumps along the way, you will definitely have a less difficult life experience.
Covid-19 showed up in all of our lives. The question now becomes what is being reflected in this challenge that can transform, change and heal each of us moving forward? What has been triggered in you? What judgments are you making? What are you doing with your time? What challenges are you faced with and how are you dealing with them? Are you finding new strategies to handle this crisis or are you repeating patterns and habits from the past?
If you take some time to uncover the answers to these questions I think you will begin to see that you have more control in your life than you give yourself credit for. It is up to you to create the image of yourself, inside and out that you want reflected in the world. As you practice changing your “mind” you will notice that the people, experiences and situations you want most in your life will begin to be reflected back to you. Gandhi said it best when he said: “Be the change you wish to see in the world”. Reflect light and it will be reflected back to you…. Reflect shadow and darkness and it too will be reflected back to you. The decision is yours to make.
Take a deep breath, pause and listen to the quiet stillness in your heart. Follow its guidance and begin to reflect the parts of you that are grateful, appreciative, inspired and passionate about your life. When you do, watch as your image begins to transform in the mirror….
I will continue to send love, light and blessings to all who are open to receive it.
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