ARCHIVES Written by international spiritual
author Roy E. Klienwachter
The Talking Mirror
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them
all. You are the fairest in the land replies the mirror. The mirror is magic; it
reflects back exactly what it sees, to the observer. How the observer feels
about him/herself is displayed in the mirror as blind truth because the mirror
sees past the image.
If you truly want to know how you feel about yourself, spend some time in the
mirror and listen to the internal dialogue racing through your head. Do you like
what you hear? What is it saying? Are you too fat, too skinny? Do the lines in
your face tell you something about how you have lived your life? Are you
reminded of days gone by when you were a handsome of beautiful young person or
are you thinking about how you will look when you get old?
Is there life in your smile or do you have to make a great effort to soften the
grimace permanently carved into your face? Have you even wondered what other
people see? Do they see the same things as you and how are they judging you? Do
they know the pain or suffering you may have endured during your lifetime?
Wouldn't it be great to have a mirror that tells you everything about who and
what you are, and a reminder of how perfect you are; the way you are? And how
perfectly you have lived your life no matter what you personally think about it.
A mirror is irresistible to most people, it's like headlights coming toward you
on a dark night; it's hard to look away.
Most people no matter how they have lived their lives, successfully or
unsuccessfully (in their minds) need to remind themselves and reinforce their
current beliefs. There is some comfort found in the familiar face they see no
matter how deep the lines.
It's fairly easy to imagine someone looking in the mirror and trying to reaffirm
his ego of its perfection even if what he believes at the time is that he is not
perfect. We all do this at some time or other when we experience moments of
disillusionment. We turn to the mirror; find friends or family who are
supportive of our feelings and philosophy. We all need to know that we are alive
and well in the moment.
But what if you are perfect? What if everything you do is perfect, and there is
nothing you need or desire? What if every moment was filled with your own
perfection; how would you experience your own perfection if you did not know or
experience imperfection? Reading this you may think to yourself, "it doesn't
happen that way" because you know you are not perfect - no one is. Or is there
one who is perfect? Is anything perfect?
I have written about this more than once, but this time I am adding a small
twist, one that you may have missed before if you have read my articles.
There are few who would compare themselves to the creator, God or whatever you
would call it. But most people who have contemplated a creator or God assume
that it/him/her is perfect. So if perfect is the creator and perfect is all
there is, and if perfect created you, then by all definitions you are perfect.
So why do you not feel perfect? If one is perfect all the time then how would
you know yourself as perfect? What kind of a mirror do you use to experience
Whether you know it or not, and whether you can accept it; you are perfect. You
are perfection (the creator) experiencing itself in the physical world
dualistically as perfection and non-perfection. You are the mirror looking back
at yourself to experience yourself as perfect. You are constantly comparing your
physical life (considered imperfect) against what you truly are (perfect) in the
realm of the absolute. In other words you are stirring into the mirror and
knowing yourself as perfect through the dualistic eyes of imperfection. You
imagine yourself as imperfect so that you will know yourself as perfect.
Your reflection is an illusion, and one that you created so that you may know
yourself. Your only purpose for being in the physical world is to experience
yourself physically. Pure consciousness has no feelings or experience. It can
only imagine itself as this or that. Consciousness manifests itself into
physical reality so that it can experience feelings, emotions and all physical
sensations. Life (creator) has is its own affirmation about how it perceives
itself, and it is the physical body that mirrors that affirmation. Because there
is only life; life cannot experience itself any other way. The universe was
created for this purpose, and it works perfectly. The God/Creator that many seek
can never be found, because it is never lost. For example; it is Roy trying to
experience Roy by doing Roy things. By defining myself in the physical body
against my environment, I have an experience of what Roy is and is not. I am no
longer just a concept or idea; I am real in my own experience. I am the created
experiencing the creator physically. I am God manifesting myself physically in
the body known as Roy. I am perfect in myself as myself. There is no separation
between Roy and "I"; we are one - the same thing experiencing itself in more
than one reality at the same time. The body does not exist; it's a projection of
the creator's thoughts and its image is reflected back. So that the creator may
say, "This is me, this is what I am."
How can one murder, steal, lie, rape, cheat and still be perfect? You can't if
you don't understand and accept that you are the creator. You cannot doe any of
these things to anyone, because no one exists beyond yourself. You are doing
these things to yourself. It is your left hand coming to meet your right hand to
create and experience. It is the body of the creator working together with the
mind to the manifest the experience. If the mind does not wish the hands to
meet, it will be impossible to put them together. There are no victims, and all
parts of the creative experience are manifested in complete cooperation with all
parts, real or imagined.
It has always been my desire to empower people to own what is rightfully theirs;
the power to create. To own the power of the creator; you must know yourself as
the creator. When you turn to God, faith, religion or anyone or anything else;
you give up your power to create, and find yourself down on your knees begging
for crumbs. If it is easier for you to understand and you're just not ready to
know yourself as God, we can go backwards here a bit and say that God gave you
the power to create; he empowered you to create all that you desire and gave you
dominion over your environment to make your creations. Even his son said; "you
can do these things and more." The issue I have with this thinking is that you
are still limiting your power to what was given to you. However, it is a step
towards a new realization or awareness of what spirit really is and your
connection to it.
You truly are the mirror of the soul. In truth you are the image, the mirror and
Mirror, mirror on the wall who is the fairest of them all. Of course, it is me -
Roy is a resident of British Columbia, Canada. An international published author, a student of NLP, spiritual philosopher, New Age Light Worker, Teacher and Phenomenologist. Roy's books and articles are thought provoking, and designed to empower your imagination.
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