Practicing Mirror Work for Self-Love: The 3-Step Guide
How do you feel when you look in the mirror?
Many people have the bad habit of focusing on all the tiny little flaws they see when they pass by their reflection. Some people try to avoid mirrors at all costs because their reflection brings up insecurities.
We all deserve to look into the mirror and see our truly beautiful soul looking back at us.
Fortunately, there is a practice that can help us achieve more self-love and more acceptance. Mirror Work consists of sitting with our reflection and sending ourselves love, positive thoughts, and affirmations. We have the power to rewrite our belief systems and change the way we think about ourselves!
Ready to dive into this practice?
Here is a simple, 3-step guide to help you get started.
The first step to Mirror Work is making that space for you and that special someone – your reflection.
Set the mood like you would to get yourself into a relaxed and meditative state. Perhaps light some incense, or a candle, or put on some calming music.
Make sure you are in a space where you won’t be interrupted. The deeper you relax into this practice, the more effective it will be. Feeling safe and at ease will take your experience to elevated levels.
Begin by gazing deeply into your eyes. Your eyes are the portal to your soul. Connect with the essence of who you are. Your beautiful, powerful, radiant, and deep self.
Notice the energy around you. What do you see? What do you feel?
Acknowledge the thoughts and feelings that pass by, but do not attach to them.
Instead, see how deep into your soul you can gaze. Beyond the person, you think you are or who you think you are supposed to be.
Connect with your higher self.
Once you are in the zone, begin by speaking positive affirmations to yourself. It could be “I love myself so much”, “I am incredibly powerful and strong”, or even “I am radiating with beauty.”
Aim to uplift yourself and boost your self-esteem.
Keep repeating the affirmations and notice how truly beautiful you are.
Even if you don’t feel it at first, with time you will!
Making Mirror Work a consistent practice has the potential to transform your life. It can boost your confidence, help you heal trauma, and rewrite outdated belief systems.