What Do You See in The Mirror?

1st January 2013

By Trinity Bourne

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Have you ever noticed how the wind animates itself through the rustling leaves? We can’t see the air. We only know of it’s presence by the way it dances with the trees as wind. Air inspires the wind – yet it is NOT the wind – it is simply the outward reflection of it. I find this a powerful metaphor to describe the consciousness of the soul…

Consciousness has an intangible presence. It can first be seen by it’s outward effect, as it expresses itself through the soul. If consciousness is like the air, then the soul would be the wind.

Everything we see is a reflection

Our soul animates the world around us, in the same way a willow tree quivers when the wind blows. EVERYTHING we see outside is an animation created by our internal state of consciousness. What we see and feel, is like a gigantic cosmic mirror, reflecting back this exact state of consciousness.

The purpose is so that we can self realise, or ‘see ourselves’. Once we realise that everything outside of us is just a reflection of our internal state of being, it opens up a whole new world of insight. This insight, can show us exactly where our constrictions and blockages are. If we are willing to look at these with openness, then our possibilities of spiritual and evolutionary growth sky rocket. By seeing that the outer world is a reflection, we can embrace what it means to be a fully soul-embodied human, whilst releasing the blockages that unleash our full evolutionary potential.

The view from the mountain

The reflection we see unfolds through many levels, depending on which altitude of the spiritual path we are looking from. It’s somewhat like climbing a mountain. There are times when you look at the detail, the rocks, the flowers, the dew on the grass along the journey; but the higher you climb, the more of an expansive view you are also able to see.

It’s a continual process of walking the spiritual path. First we discover basic tenets of humanness, such as physicality and emotionality. Further along the road, we begin to unveil our spiritual nature and then realising that we are even beyond that. Eventually we embody and live it fully.

We all have our own mirror

Have you ever wondered why twenty people could be in exactly the same situation, yet each tell a completely different story? This is because for each one, there is something unique to be experienced. It doesn’t mean that one person is right and another is wrong either. Each person is right in the sense that the external mirror is reflecting back to them EXACTLY what they need to see. If we are open and honest with ourselves, we can interpret what we see. Again, what we can actually see, depends on how far we have climbed on the spiritual path, how high the vantage point is on the spiritual mountain. We can always see what we need to see, enough to shed a layer or two; This unraveling keeps us traveling on the path. Each layer that we shed allows us to rise to a higher altitude.

When we look in the mirror of the outer world, our vision is filtered by the layers we’ve built up; the layers we need to shed. But remember that the filter that we see through is our greatest treasure – it contains the gifts to truly set us free.

“A small boy looked at a star and began to weep.
The star said, ‘Boy,
why are you weeping?’
And the boy said, ‘You are so far away I will
never be able to touch you.’
…The star answered, ‘Boy, if I were not
already in your heart, you would not be able to see me.'”

Waking up

It can be difficult to believe that EVERYTHING is a reflection. It is challenging to comprehend this with the ‘belief laden mind’ that ‘imprisoned’ our consciousness in the first place! That’s why the external mirror doesn’t really mean anything until we have woken up (Gateway 1).

When we wake up, we begin attuning to Unity Consciousness. We see the consequence of our actions and stop blaming the outside world for everything that we don’t like. We look within and realise that our perception of the outside world changes as a direct consequence of how we are being inside. When we awaken to Unity Consciousness, we experience the interconnectedness of all things and see that ‘all I see is part of me’ or as John Magliola so aptly put it…

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.”

So when the outer mirror shows me something – I watch very closely. It contains the seeds of my spiritual growth; my evolution.

What do you see in the mirror?

Further articles by Trinty

About the Author

Trinity is an experienced, empathic energy worker. Around 18 years ago, during a profound spiritual awakening,the world around her shattered. At the time, she became engulfed in a white, universal, timeless, formless light until nothing else existed, other than the nameless truth at the core of all sentient beings. Following which, her path rapidly became one of deep compassion for the Earth and environment.

During her journey, she has integrated a wide variety of multidimensional gifts including clair-sentience, kundalini awareness, inner child healing, removal of energy blockages, past life regressions and karmic healing. She works hand in hand with the Angelic Realms.

Trinity is the co-founder of the Openhand Foundation, an organisation dedicated to the evolution of humankind. She works as the divine complement to her soul mate Chris Bourne to help facilitate the global Ascension process and feels incredibly blessed to be of divine service.

 


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  • Andrew

    Beautiful writings Trinity. I wanted to humbly add some info for you.

    Have you read much Buddhism?
    I feel that most people who write about this very concept miss a very important point.

    When we say that we are a soul, or awareness or consciousness, and that “EVERYTHING we see outside” is a reflection of us, or some other notion, it implies duality. An us, and the outside world. Observer and the observed.

    No-Self teachings from Buddhism point to us not being our body, our mind, or the unfindable “watcher”.

    True-Self teachings point to us being all the phenomena that we perceive. Awareness is not localised and can not be found, and is also not separate from the phenomena we perceive.
    As phenomena are observed, they can’t possibly be the observer. Thus, the observer, which is awareness, cannot possibly be a phenomenon and thus doesn’t exist. Duality implies something on both sides, an observer and an observed. However, there is no phenomenal observer, so duality doesn’t hold up under careful investigation. When the illusion of duality permanently collapses in awakening, all that is left is these phenomena, which is the True Self.

    Can you see how this fits in exactly with what quantum mechanics is now saying? Matter only exists when there is a consciousness perceiving it. Princeton physicist John Archibald Wheeler says that “there can be no such thing as an observer. ‘Participant’ is the incontrovertible new concept given by quantum mechanics.” Physicist Amit Goswami states that “consciousness, not matter, is the fundamental reality of the universe. Instead of a dualistic split between mind and matter, or subject and object, the consciousness of the subject in the subject-object experience is the same consciousness that is the ground of all being.”

    So we are everything!
    I don’t know if this contradicts your writing here, but I hope it gives you some food for thought.
    Much Love,
    Andrew

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