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Mirror, Mirror, Everywhere, Show Me Now Why I Should Care...

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Everywhere you look, there are mirrors. Not the kind you glance in to fix your hair or freshen your lipstick.

No, I'm talking about the other kind. They will also reflect parts of you that you show the world but it's because they are nudging you to look at something inside yourself. You can try to ignore them. You can look away and pretend they aren't there. But until you look in those mirrors and address what they're trying to show you, it will keep presenting itself in an effort to make you to face it and do something about it.

There are mirrors in all of your relationships. There are mirrors in every interaction you have with others. There are even mirrors in every thought you think and every reaction you have to the events and circumstances in your life.

Whether pleasant or unpleasant, whether palatable or not, we are constantly being shown who we are. When someone "rubs you the wrong way," or whenever you feel offended, dismayed, or upset by the behaviour of someone else (whether it's directed at you or not), it might be that they're demonstrating a behaviour of your own, and something that you really don't like about yourself.

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Or it could be that they're showing something about yourself that still needs healing or improving. How can you tell?

Perhaps you get defensive and feel attacked or threatened. Maybe you feel insulted, offended, or indignant. If so, it's your Ego talking, the human part of you that is trying to keep you safe. It's well aware that it's not perfect. It knows that you've got some insecurities or vulnerable spots and it just wants to protect you.

But it's not doing you any favours by refusing to let you see what's really going on beneath the surface. And that's exactly where you need to look in order to move forward in life. That's what the mirrors will do. They give you the opportunity to see the places where you've still got room for healing or improvement in some way.

They'll also show you the positive aspects of yourself. The more loving and kind you are, the more it will be reflected back to you. And when you treat others in that way but you don't get it in return, it's because those people still have healing to do and you've been a mirror for them, offering an opportunity for them to see why they struggle to accept it.

If you're ever going to progress and be happier and more at peace within yourself, be brave and look at what is being reflected back to you throughout your days, whether it's validating the good or pointing you to something that still needs healing. Be grateful for the mirrors. They are beautiful gifts that will enable you to be all you are destined to be.

When has something triggered you in a way that didn’t feel good, and what did it show you about yourself that needed healing or completion? Let me know in the comments below.

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