You see the signs everywhere this time of year:
FLU SEASON – GET VACCINATED!
I’ve had some pretty gnarly life-threatening cases of flu, however, my health suffered just as much from the cumulative dis-ease during “Flaw Season.”
Flaw Season is how I label:
- embracing and magnifying flaws and pushing strengths to the side.
- too much focus on mending weaknesses instead of honoring and seeing my worth and power.
- ignoring and refusing to evaluate habits that obstruct my good.
- focusing on what I do not want instead of what I do want.
Without precautions, Flaw Season would have lasted a lifetime.
Have you done mirror work? It is a wonderful preventative measure to combat Flaw Season and transform mind, body, and spirit health.
You begin by gazing into your eyes in a mirror and repeating the words, “I love and accept you exactly as you are,” as suggested by Louise Hay in her book You Can Heal Your Life.
At first looking into my eyes was too difficult, so I looked at my face.
An appalling lack of concentration plagued my early attempts.
“Oh man, look at that disgusting hair curling out my nose. Step away from the mirror and pluck that sucker out!”
“Hideous. I look hideous. Dark circles, puffy eyes, boy that lack of sleep is showing. I have back-to-back appointments today, can’t see people looking like this, and my hair! I’d have time to fix everything if I wasn’t staring into this mirror. I’m going to be late for work!”
“Wait. I think I missed a slide in that PowerPoint presentation. Did I? I can’t remember. The meeting’s tomorrow morning; I’ll have time to check it if I get to work early. (Yawn, yawn, yawn) I’m so tired and I’ve got so much to do! Gotta put this mirror down and get stuff done before bedtime.”
“Good heavens, is that another wrinkle? Look at all the wrinkles! This mirror work blows.”
And off my thoughts would go on a tear about getting older, the laundry, dinner, what was on Food Network, etc. etc. etc.
The whispers of divine intelligence must have felt like they were in a crowded bar with the band cranking tunes at 85 decibels or in the middle of a playground surrounded by screaming children.
Eventually with practice, I looked directly into my eyes, thoughts calmed and I heard my inner voice.
- It told me what I was really thinking about loving and accepting myself.
- It revealed what feelings and beliefs were blocking me from accepting and receiving my power.
- It pointed out how centering on flaws was a flaw.
The act of writing down where the thoughts, feelings and beliefs came from illuminated what I needed to acknowledge and heal.
Journaling the mirror work led to transformation, as I made choices on what to believe and where to put my focus.
Journaling is a measurement tool.
Experiencing progress stimulates motivation to continue working. Seeing a mass of baby steps transforming and adding up to substantial breakthroughs is exciting.
Divine Intelligence opened the door to people, books, movies, blogs and resources that provided information when I needed help in processing and understanding how to move forward, learn more and make life-enhancing choices.
Mirror work was only the beginning, a pro-active injection to start shaking off the perpetual winter of the soul.
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