Day 10: Mirror Work
Day 10 of the 21 Awesome Days Challenge!
Hope you are on a high vibe and ready for Day 10!
Today’s challenge is to do some mirror work!
Mirror work is a process championed by the late Louise Hay. Louise believed that the mirror reflects back to you the feelings you have about yourself.
It makes you aware of what you are resisting and what you are open and flowing to. It also pin points the areas you need to work on to have a joyous and fulfilling life.
I bought Louise’s mirror work course and book to work through while I was sleeping up 13 hours plus naps on maternity leave.
Mirror work can be very in your face intense (obviously), and can allow you to work through some deep stuff.
I’m happy enough to look in the mirror while throwing foundation on or drying my hair, but I remember finding it quite strange at first looking into my own eyes and speaking affirmations.
Call it pregnany hormones or a fear of looking at myself, but doing mirror work got all the emotions flowing. I definitely feel like a released a lot of stuff.
Today’s exercise is to get in front of a mirror, could be a compact, bathroom mirror or a full length mirror.
I then want you to repeat some affirmations while looking directly into your eyes.
You could try saying ‘I like you’ or ‘I love you’ or ‘I forgive you’ if those seem too intense then you can say ‘I am willing to like you’ and ‘I am willing to love you’
Notice what sensations present themselves in your body, do you feel a tightening in your stomach? Is there any inner dialogue running through your head? How does it feel to say these affirmations?
Take a few deep breaths and repeat the phrase ten times, noticing it if gets any easier.
Throughout the day repeat your affirmations in any mirrors you see.
Through mirror work I was able to identify that I had old self esteem paradigms running from early childhood. I felt deeply uncomfortable saying affirmations to myself at first.
I was able to progress through the course and be completely honest with myself in my mirror. I could soon pin point the reasons why I had this intense lack of self worth.
Doing this was the first step in letting these old limiting beliefs about myself go and creating a new empowering paradigm.
For more info on mirror work, please visit Louise’s website here.
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Wishing you an abundance of joy
P.s. You’re awesome