Mirror work is one of the most powerful ways to change your life.
Mirror work is simply looking in the mirror and affirming positive things about yourself.
Does it seem silly to you? I always thought it was kinda silly too when i first heard about it. Why would I look in the mirror and talk to myself, I first thought.
But one day, when I was feeling desperate for change, I decided to give it a try. Isn’t it funny how we’re willing to try even the silliest things when we crave change?
To my surprise, mirror work was a powerful experience for me. I looked in the mirror and tried to say I love and approve of myself as Louise Hay has suggested.
I was fine with love, but then as I was about to say approve I kept looking all over the place. Anywhere but in my eyes. Lots of emotions came up. Then all of a sudden, mirror work made sense to me. Some of our most profound beliefs about ourselves and our lives come from the moments when people have looked into our eyes and either affirmed or criticized us. OR when they looked into our eyes and spoke their truth about the world. This is especially true when our parents, teachers, and adults who we respect and look up to do this. So the most powerful way to instill beliefs as adults is to look into our own eyes and affirm the truths we want to see reflected in our lives.
It is not silly. It is a very powerful but simple way to transform.
Give it a try!
3 Reasons Mirror Work is Powerful
1. Make eye contact with yourself. Anytime you combine anything with eye contact, it makes it more powerful. You can quickly shift your beliefs or emotions by affirming positive thoughts while you hold a steady gave at yourself.
2. Watch how you respond. You can see your response to your positive words and see if you really believe your words. If you find yourself not wanting to continue with the mirror work or unable to say the new beliefs without fidgeting, you know you have more work to do.
3. Affirm your own image. Some people have so much guilt, resentment, and self hatred that they can barely look at themselves in the mirror without criticizing themselves or looking away. This continues to degrade how they see themselves. Mirror work reverses all of the negative impact of self criticism. One develops a healthy appreciation and respect for who they are and what they look like. It’s great quality time with yourself.
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