The World is Our Mirror
Two Profound Essays Show the External Reflects the Internal
"When you can see the divine spark of the Infinite Creator within yourself and within all others – even those who would mean you harm – the strong grip of the illusion will begin to lose its power over you."
Below are inspiring excerpts from two profound essays which invite us to step more fully into all that we are by recognizing the world is our mirror and opening more fully to gratitude.
Both of these inspiring writings have touched me deeply and helped me to take fuller responsibility for my life and actions. My life has become much richer and more fulfilling as a result. May these words also touch you in whatever way is best. Take care, and have a beautiful day and life in these exciting times.
The World is Our Mirror
In this grand game of life, the world is your mirror. It reflects back to you what you are putting out. If you see doom and gloom, then that is what you are projecting. If you do not like the reflection life is showing you, then choose to change that which is causing it. Monitor your thoughts and pay attention to their quality, as they are more powerful than you may imagine. This is the difference between conscious and subconscious creation. What you think about is directly related to what life will show you. You get back what you send out.
The object of the game of life is to wake up within the dream, and in effect, become a "lucid gamer", to remember who you really are during the game, and to then begin working upon the things you came here for. Your main purpose in life is to work on yourself. It is to grow, develop, and transform yourself into a more positive and loving being.
Use your negative emotions when they arise as the tools that they truly are. Train yourself to notice when negativity arises in you. When you catch yourself projecting a negative thought, remember that all thought is creative, and ask yourself if that is really what you want to create. Do you respond to negativity with more negativity? Or do you choose to see the negativity as the tool that it is, and recognize that it is offering you an opportunity? It takes a while to become proficient, but do not give up.
There is a simple method to check on your progress. Despite what appears to being going on in the world around you, how loving and harmonious are your personal relationships? How many arguments do you find yourself engaging in? Remember that the world is your mirror. It casts back at you the reflection of that which you have projected into it. So the quality of your relationships is an excellent mirror from which to gauge the quality of your life.
There is a big difference between loving yourself and being selfish. When you truly understand what it is to know and love yourself, you cannot help but to love and serve others. If the One Infinite Creator is infinite and has created everything that is, then does not the Infinite Creator reside both within you and within all things? When you can see the divine spark of the Infinite Creator within yourself and within all others – even those who would mean you harm – the strong grip of the illusion will begin to lose its power over you.
The above is a selection of excerpts from one of two transformational essays which most powerfully helped me to awaken to deeper, more expansive perceptions of life and our universe. To read the fascinating four-page essay from which this excerpt was taken, click here. I would only add that the world mirrors both our conscious and unconscious processes, so the more conscious we become, the more clearly we can see ourselves in the world's mirror. Below is an excerpt covering the same topic from the most transformational essay I've ever read.
Gratitude for the Mirror of Life
Consider looking at the universe as a collective intelligence that can be personalized as a single universal soul – a composite expression of the Divine. In this perspective, you could say that there are only two souls in the entire cosmos: the individual soul and the universal soul. Inasmuch as the individual is impressionable and constantly changing to adapt to new information, so is the universal soul, which is a dynamic, living template of collective energies and experiences that are coherent and as knowable as a friend's personality and behavior.
This universal soul is responsive to the individual soul and its beliefs and perceptions. It is like a composite omni-personality that is imbued with divine intelligence and responds to the perceptions and belief systems of the individual like a pool of water mirrors the image that overshadows it.
Everyone is indeed, at their innermost core, an enlightened soul that can transform themselves into an instrument of divine essence. However, this transformation is dependent on whether the individual chooses to project an image of their own divine essence upon the "mirror" of the universal soul, or to project a lesser image that is a distortion of their essential state of being.
You can consciously design your self-image through an appreciation of the universal soul's supportive mirror. In other words, you can choose to see the universal soul as a partner in shaping reality's expression in your life. When you choose to project a transformed image upon the mirror of the universal soul, reality gradually becomes an internal process of creation that is increasingly free of external controls and conditions.
This process involves an interchange of supportive energy between you and the universal soul. This energy is best applied through an appreciation of how perfect and exacting this interchange occurs in every moment of life. If you are aware – or at least interested in having the awareness – of how perfectly the Divine, as expressed in the form of the universal soul, supports your sovereign reality, there is a powerful and natural sense of gratitude that flows from you to the Divine.
It is this wellspring of gratitude that opens wide the channel of support from the Divine to the individual and establishes a collaboration of purpose to transform the individual soul into a pure expression of divine essence.
It is principally gratitude – which arises naturally through appreciation of how the relationship between the individual and the universal soul operates – that opens you to connection with your divine essence, and to your eventual transformation into the state of perception and expression of divine essence. The relationship of the individual with the universal soul is essential to cultivate and nurture, because this relationship, more than anything else, determines how accepting each individual is of life's myriad forms and manifestations.
When you accept changes in your sovereign reality as the shifting persona of the universal soul, you live in greater harmony with life itself. Life becomes an exchange of energy between you and the universal soul that is allowed to play out without judgment, and is experienced without fear. This is the underlying meaning of unconditional love: to experience life in all its manifestations as a single, unified intelligence that responds perfectly to the projected image of each soul.
It is for this reason that when you project gratitude, regardless of circumstance or condition, life becomes increasingly supportive in opening you to awakening your deeper sacred intentions. This feeling of gratitude coupled with the mental concept of appreciation is expressed like an invisible message in all directions and at all times. In this particular context, gratitude is the overarching motive behind all forms of expression to which humanity aspires.
Every breath, every word, every touch, every thought is centered on expressing this sense of gratitude; a gratitude that you are sovereign and supported by a universal soul that expresses itself through all forms and manifestations of life with the sole objective of creating the ideal reality to fully awaken your sacred intentions and to transform your entire being into divine essence. It is this specific form of gratitude that accelerates the awakening of your sacred intentions and their inherent ability to integrate your body, mind, heart, and soul, and to transform your ability to perceive and express from the place of divine essence.
Time is the primary factor that distorts the otherwise clear connection between you and the Divine. Time establishes separation of experience. This creates doubt in the Divine's system of fairness and overarching purpose. This doubt, in turn, creates fear that the universe is not a mirror but rather a chaotic, whimsical energy. Time intervenes to create pockets of despair, hopelessness, and abandonment. However, it is these very "pockets" that often motivate awakening the sacred intentions of your soul, as they cause you to seek a more intimate and harmonious relationship with the Divine.
When you choose to align with your divine essence and to live from this perspective as part of an ever-unfolding reality, you attract a natural state of harmony. This does not necessarily mean that your life is without problems or discomforts; rather it signifies a perception that there is an integral purpose in what life reveals. In other words, life experience is meaningful to the extent that you choose to live in natural harmony with divine essence. When your personal reality flows in alignment with divine essence, you create lasting joy and inner peace.
Gratitude is an essential facet of love that opens you to acknowledge the role of the universal soul and to redefine your purpose as a supportive extension of the Divine, rather than the whimsical outreach of fate or the exacting reaction of a mechanical, detached universe. Establishing a relationship with the universe through the outflow of gratitude attracts life experience that is deeply transformative – experience that is richly devoted to uncovering life's deepest meaning and most formative purpose.
The above is an excerpt from the one essay which more than any other most powerfully helped me to awaken to deeper, more expansive perceptions of life and our universe. To read the full, inspiring seven-page essay from which the above excerpt is taken, click here.
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