We often walk through life holding on to someone else's image of us.
What do think of when you hear the term "mirror work" ? We could interpret this concept many ways, but at its core mirror work is all about deep love for the person in the mirror. Who is the person in the mirror? When was the last time you connected with that person? Mirror work can guide you back home. 💚
What is Mirror Work?
Mirror work is not vanity, it is not narcissism or selfishness.
It is a portal to your higher self. It helps you to see yourself and show up for yourself fully in the present moment. For me, mirror work has been a major part of my soul's evolution. It is an effective way to begin deeply loving yourself and seeing your inner world as a safe place to be, even if your outer world is in turmoil. It is safe to rest in your body.
The mirror reflects back to you the feelings you already have about yourself and amplifies your innermost feelings about your environment. Mirror work improves your awareness of self and shows you what emotions you may be suppressing, resisting, or needing to embrace.
As you begin to integrate mirror work into your self-care practices, you may become more aware of the things you say to yourself and to others. Also, you may learn to take care of yourself on a deeper level. Mirror work might be difficult at first, but the more you practice the easier the energy will be to flow. Over time, once you get more comfortable mirror work turns into mirror play. ☺️
"how you choose to show up magnetizes what shows up for you."
How Do I Practice Mirror Work?
For me, what I do depends on my mood but here are a few things that I have done and loved:
-write a letter/poem to your younger self or future self then recite it while looking at yourself in the mirror (be sure to make eye contact).
-blast music that ignites your soul, music that embodies your highest self. Then serenade yourself, embrace yourself, seduce yourself, and have fun! (this one's my fav--create a playlist).
-hold eye contact with yourself for at least 30 seconds, say nothing, and let whatever emotion that comes up, flow out. Try not to judge yourself.
-recite "I AM" affirmations loud and proud
-I also love listening to Beautiful Chorus' "Movement" album while meditating in front of the mirror.
When you become more comfortable, inviting your partner to join could amplify the experience and connection between the two of you.
Now, this isn't to say ignore others' perception of you because we are all mirrors of each other to some extent. But this is to say, there's wisdom in knowing where you end and they begin vice versa (aka boundaries).
Self-love penguin is here to encourage you to love yourself, in the deepest most rewarding way possible. Even if that means shedding tears and pulling back layers. You deserve to receive the same kind of love you give. I hope this blog post helps you tap back into your authentic Self. Remember, be proud of your progress, open your heart, and welcome love. Be gentle with yourself through the transitions, elevations, and liberations. 🌱✨
Till Next Time,
Hello world! I am Chérie Jade, I am passionate about promoting a holistic lifestyle and encouraging preventative practices for day to day healthy living.