The Seven Essene Mirrors - part 6

Don Wyeth

The Seven Essene Mirrors - part 6

2 mins
September 28, 2021

In the past few weeks, we have been examining a very powerful tool for self-reflection; The Seven Essene Mirrors. To review, the First Mirror reflects to us that which we are. The Second, reflects to us that which we judge. The Third, reflects back to us something we lost, gave away, or had taken away. The Fourth Mirror reflects back to us our most forgotten love. And, the Fifth reflecting back to us our perceptions of Mother / Father and its influence upon how we conceive deity. 

Now, considering the Sixth Mirror, we are confronted with some hard choices as we examine our Dark Side. The mirror “…reflects back to us the Quest for Darkness or what is often referred to as the Dark Night of the Soul.” The Seven Essene Mirrors - by James Gilliland.  We are forced to examine our greatest fears and challenges, and are moved to develop tools and strategies in order to confront and to work with these challenges. It has been said God never gives us any more than we can handle. Thinking this way helps us to understand that every situation is potentially a powerful learning experience in the school of life. Otherwise, we can fall into the trap of thinking that we are victims.

The Sixth Mirror “… reflects the situation many call “getting to the bottom of the pit.” These are the places where we meet our deepest fears, or the greatest difficulties, and they happen to make [some of us] “restart” – an internal reboot.” spiritualsource.co.il. The book, Eat, Pray to Love by Elizabeth Gilbert is an example of this process. In the story the heroine is confronted with the fact that she had been living her life for others; totally neglecting her own needs. This process forces us to go on a spiritual quest in order to look at ourselves without external attachments that many of us mistake for our true identity. The reward for taking this step is no less than finding the real you; the true you minus the walls and props with which we surround ourselves with a superficial identity.

In the pit, we are confronted by profound losses of loved ones, careers or other situations in which a door has been permanently closed. These ‘givens’ require a lot of emotional house cleaning. “When we are clean of everything, at the bottom of the Depression, we may break and give up, but many of us find this place the greatest mental strength.” In looking for that silver lining we must “…stay naked without all the walls we put around us to protect [ourselves]. This posture enables us to look at the balance of Nature, with its ebbs and flows, and not judge it as either good or evil.

For those of you who are interested in pursuing this in more depth, I would recommend that you go to YouTube and look up the work of Gregg Braden, teacher and spiritual researcher, for a clearer understanding of the mirrors, their functions and benefits. Gregg Braden - The Seven Essene Mirrors of Relationship http://www.greggbraden.com

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Don Wyeth

Passionate and intelligent columnist from Madison, WI.