Mirror Work – why should you tell yourself how great you are today?

You know when you keep seeing the same thing over and over again until you decide to have a proper look at it?

Yep, this has been happening to me lately in respect of so called “Mirror Work”.

5055192836468

“A mirror what? Is that a cleaning company?”, some may ask.

No, it is something I get sent straight to my mailbox as a part of another spiritual website I seem to have signed up for a decade ago, this time courtesy of Hay House (and you would think they were paying me for the number of times I end up mentioning them :D) and Robert Holden.

After much resistance I sat down to actually check out a simple 15 minute video by Robert Holden. The big happiness trick he offers? You guessed it – mirror work!

The theory (and recommendation) is that you get yourself a mirror (hand-held, wall hanging, small, big – it does not matter) and just for a minute a day, five times a day (that is 5 minutes of your time) just look into the mirror and really tell yourself “I love you!”

As simple as that…you may even want to add other positive things about yourself while you are there talking to yourself (even if you do this quietly/mentally) as long as you do it.

If I love you is too far fetched, try “I am willing to start to like myself”, for example.

As simple as that sounds, give it a try – see what kinds of uncomfortable feelings the exercise and having to say something nice to yourself brings up. I know I had a blast – Jim Carey had nothing on the faces I suddenly started inevitably making at myself when I first tried telling myself how much I like myself in the mirror 😀

Day one down, I guess, only upwards from here….and it does get easier! I promise 😀

So is this something you may want to try? Have you tried it and did it change anything in your life? What are your thoughts on this simple technique?

 

How do you refer to your body?

Some of you may be aware that Hayhouse World Summit 2017 is currently in motion, which means you get free access to hours of free material from inspiration, motivation and otherwise interesting speakers that in theory will help you improve your life if only you work on it … how ever so lovely 😀

Like most people, I do not have countless hours to enjoy all the free material and to sponge up all the knowledge they have put out there, so today I thought I`d give one of the audios a go – “How to listen to and connect to your body`s messages” by Ahlea Khadro.

I am not familiar with her work, but two things stuck with me from the hour long lecture (that was vaguely playing in the background as I was multi-tasking as a modern adult :D):

One was that she refers to the body as she/he (depending on your gender)…now think about that one. Do you refer to your body in your mind as “it”? I sure do, which makes it so much more impersonal.

Do you reckon referring to your body as she/her (for females) or he/him (for males) would not make it more personal?…thus making it easier to care for ourselves? This is the thought I came away with…

And secondly, the good old message that the body sends us signals, but we cannot/do not/will not hear them…because we expect the body to speak in the minds language of words, which it clearly does not.

Kind of obvious, but it rung a bell with me…we sure do have a lot of trouble of just ~feeling~ a feeling and giving ourselves the space, the break and the time to acknowledge how we really feel in this constant flurry of modern must do/should do/real life is calling….

So have you tuned into the Hayhouse World summit? Which audios did you enjoy?

What are your thoughts on the above? Are you familiar with Ahlea Khadro`s work?

How much do planets influence our lives? Mercury in retrograde, oh no!

Throughout the last few weeks I have consistently seen various news and articles pop up on my news feed (which simply tells you a bit about the kind of people I follow :D) about Mercury in retrograde and how it is this big deal…if you believe that the planets affect the things happening around us.

I choose to lean towards the team that says that yes, they do have an influence, but I have not researched it enough (yet) to see to what extent and if it seems to work..for me.

May I say that you can breathe easily (until August 13 when it is back :D), apparently the latest period was April 9th until 3rd May – so we are safe now, Mercury is no longer in retrograde 😀

il_340x270.843287312_5rgr

So what was it all about?

Well, we got a whole list of things that are not recommended to be done during this period like starting a new job, making any kind of contracts, buying expensive things, anything involving communication as things may not be understood correctly, may be misunderstood or turn out to be completely different than expected…misunderstandings and trouble all around it would appear!

So what are the good bits? As everything slows down and is a lot less fast-paced than normal, you get a chance to re-think, re-do and re-evaluate things more…to sort out old things you have been postponing for ages.

And here is a lovely sample list I got on the internet 😉

ac2bab68acd53d99bd4dc86174f47f82

So did you notice any difference during this period? Has it been just as “off” for you as it has been for me? 😀 Or have you experienced something unusually wonderful during this time? Let me know your thoughts or any tips on the subject 😉