Find Yourself in a Magic Mirror!
When I say “magic mirror” you probably think of a smartass talking mirror from a Disney movie. However, the idea that we can get information from a mirror, or that a mirror can be enchanted, is not just a thing of fantasy.
The “mirror, mirror on the wall” has its origins in ancient magical practices. Today, people all over the world practice mirror magic, with excellent results.
As with any magic that turns a mundane item into a magical tool, the power comes from the Hermetic law “As Above, So Below”. Whatever task that item performs on a mundane level, so it does on a spiritual or energetic level.
So, what does a mirror do?
A mirror reflects.
We see evidence of the magical nature of mirrors in many cultures and practices.
When I was a young girl being initiated into my first Brownie troop, our ceremony involved looking into a mirror as we recited a chant:
“Twist me and turn me and show me the elf, I looked in the mirror and saw myself”.
In that ritual, we used the mirror to find within us the Brownie we were becoming.
Many people use mirror-gazing, or scrying, as a divination method to reflect truth.
A mirror becomes a focus point for concentration and inner reflection in group practices such as dance, and Bikram Yoga.
In Feng Shui, a mirror reflects a noisy neighbor’s disruptive energy back to them.
We can energetically send a psychic mirror to folks in need of enlightenment. This will cause them the painful-but-necessary experience of seeing the truth about themselves that they have been avoiding.
We can also use a mirror to help us heal from self-doubt, uncertainty about our skills, low self-esteem and lack of confidence.
If you are not aware of, and confident in, your skills and abilities, or if you can’t see your own awesomeness, try a magic mirror to help you see your own beauty and value, and to help others see it as well!
You’ll need a small compact or hand mirror. You can use a treasured heirloom, a cheap mirror from Walmart, or a leftover mirror that came with makeup.
If you like, you can decorate your mirror with symbols that resonate for you, and represent you.
To begin, you must “charge”” your mirror. Other words to describe this process include “enchant” or “dedicate”.
You can do the charging ritual as formally or as casually as you like. If you choose to perform a formal ceremony to charge your mirror, choose candles, incense and colors that support self-esteem, self-love, personal enlightenment and general success.
The core of the ritual, and the only truly necessary part, is that you must write a dedication for your mirror, and speak the dedication as you hold your mirror.
Your words will charge the mirror with your intention. Your intention is to look into the mirror and see within it your skills, your talents, your beauty, your connection to Spirit and your purpose on the planet.
Your words can be simple or elegant. You may write a rhyming dedication if you like. What is important is that you clearly state, see and feel your intention.
Here is a rhyming dedication, or incantation, you can use if you like.
I charge this mirror with an awesome task
To without delay do as I ask.
When I gaze, allow me to see
All that is valuable within me.
Once you have charged you mirror, you may use it in meditation whenever you feel the need for a confidence boost. Use you mirror to help you find the courage to pursue your dreams and desires.
Simply sit quietly and breathe. Ground yourself to the earth, and set your intention in your mind.
Now gaze into the mirror, and quiet your mind.
Focus on your breathing, and allow your gaze to soften as you continue to stare into the mirror.
What thoughts or inspirations come to you?
What do you see about yourself that you didn’t see before?
As you gaze into the mirror in a meditative state you may ask questions about your life, your journey toward self-acceptance and success. Wait for the answers to present themselves to your heart.
Let your magic mirror help you see what is special, unique and precious about you!