I am many faces. I am a mother, spouse, medium, singer, actor, healer, author, teacher, friend, survivor, and witness to my life knowing there is so much more I cannot see but feel is there. I remember witnessing my now deceased daughter raging into a mirror screaming her hatred for her sick body. I remember screaming at my body for all its flaws. What we think of ourselves can be so painful. What we feel about ourselves can be so painful. I can still find things I don’t like about myself, and I choose not to dwell on those details. I know where that road goes and it’s not fun. Authors like Louise Hay and Dr. Susan Jeffers, I learned about the benefits of affirmations. Postcards bearing words such as “I am safe and I am loved” hung on my bathroom mirror for years. Other postcards hung in other places read is “I am enough.” At present hanging in my bedroom is “I am filled with unlimited value”. These are affirmations that feed me positive thoughts. Affirmations work. I’m a result of their benefit.
When you look in the mirror, who do you see? Our 21-day mirror challenge is still on the table. It can start any time and when it starts, it will take you on a journey of discovery into the wonder of you.
By Peter Morgan
I remember the day
I stopped running from my shadow.
I still didn’t like it
But we both knew
It wasn’t going anywhere.
It kept following, as I walked along my journey.
Sometimes more obvious
Sometimes only a faint outline.
My feet hurt less
With less running away.
I got to know my shadow.
And much to my surprise,
Things felt different between us.
It kept following
But it had stopped chasing.
From then, calmly,
We walked together.
And to this day we are
(as we were always) Inseparable.
Thank you for sharing self. Had tears. You are so many things to so many people
I laughed at thought of my dark self following me around. Today I chose to love all of me. Louise Hay’s book You Can Heal Your Life has helps me still after so many years. I have found joy in living one day at a time.
The 21-day challenge is looking in any mirror you pass and say ‘I love you’ (see blog from April 21)
We learn from our negative side as well as from our positive. It all deserves to be loved
You do not have to sit in a dirty diaper. I see how my friends do that. I feel sad about that, how can I keep my presence around them?
We can live in the light. The sun, our group. We have choices and can walk away from negativity
During the meditation, I looked into pretend mirror and asked ‘who am I?’ Wife, mother. But then I asked ‘who am I to myself?’ What makes me happy, not just who am I relative to the people around me.
I am enough. Forgiving myself, I make peace with myself, where I am. Stay in today
Love the negativity and accept those around you. When I judge someone, I soon find I am doing the same thing. Better to accept, love, and not judge, and not take on their negativity.
The shadow is my joyous self