What is… Mirror Consciousness?

 

In literature and in magic, mirrors have always been seen as very potent objects indeed… gateways into parallel universes and counter experiences.

The most famous example of this is Alice Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

… but this only one of many examples in literature of a mirror, if you know how to use it rightly, opening up a doorway to a different world / consciousness.

A reflection, a mirror, is fundamental to an ability to know oneself… and without self-knowledge we cannot change, grow and improve.

And for the Ancient Greeks, mirrors and reflecting surfaces were a vital component in their psychomantrums… the temples surrounding which were just as revered, important and big as the temples dedicated to dream healingbut better stop there, that is a completely different post entirely.

Basically… mirrors and reflecting surfaces, throughout human history have been seen as special… and mirror / reflecting meditation techniques have been used repeatedly to open up and expand consciousness…

And we’re going to explore a few of these doorways in this post (and the posts coming over this weekend).

Starting with Mirror Consciousness

Now, to begin with, I must admit that I didn’t discover Mirror Consciousness… although I have gone on to refine it… and take it in new directions…

I stumbled across it as an aside in one of Osho’s books… The Secret of the Secrets… where he said that if you look into a mirror… and imagine that you are unreal and your reflection is real (rather then believing that you are real and your reflection is unreal)… then as you do so… the eye energy which consciousness is showering on your reflection will be returned to you

Note: Now, I know that the mere mention of the name Osho is going to send some people into shock and rage… but at this stage, please try and divorce the man from the idea… some really good ideas come from people who you wouldn’t want to have dinner with… and if we totally rejected any idea because of who had discovered it… well, human civilization and technology would be a lot different…

And here’s the real bonus… once you have learnt how to do it with a mirror and your reflection… then you can learn to do it with anything

So you are looking at a rose flower… imagine the rose flower is real and you are unreal, and the rose flower is looking at you, conscious of you… and so energy starts to flow towards you from the rose flower

… not that you are stealing energy from the flower… but you are plugging into the underlying energy field which supports both you and the lower…

Or cloud… or tree…or the Moon (not the Sun for obvious reasons) or anything where it feels psychologically comfortable to reverse the gaze and energy-flow

Now, originally, when I started using this energy meditation, I knew it worked, I could feel that it worked, it was so cool… but I didn’t have any understanding of why it worked…

Until I read Arnold Mindell’s book Dreaming While Awake: Techniques for 24 Lucid Dreaming

… And I discovered that in the Australian Aboriginal dreaming tradition there is a belief that in order for you to see an object… that object also has to agree to see you as well

Weird, but…

There has to be a flow of energy / consciousness between the two for seeing to occur… between you and the tree, between you and the flower…

Which is a concept found in many Yoga and Buddhist systems.

Although we are largely unconscious to it, there is a subtle web of energy interactions going on between us and the people / objects around us… even between objects… (hence the question… does a tree fall in the forest if there is no one there to witness the event… of course it will… because there are other trees there… It’s our human ego which denies the existence of consciousness within other objects… even if those objects don’t have a mind / language like us).

And if that sounds weird… yep, it’s also woven into Quantum Physics as well (which states that everything has some kind of consciousness)…

In order for objects to have a physical existence, there has to be an interaction between Quantum waves of probability, interacting, collapsing, creating the physical Universe…

… And Arnold Mindell calls this Quantum Flirting… and in his book explains that:

Now, let us play with ideas. Let us pretend that everything you see is a sort of communicator and sends out buzzes, perhaps like a fax machine that buzzes other machines when it wants to send a fax.

Let us say my flower is a kind of fax machine, and let us pretend that I am another fax machine. This unusual fantasy will help us understand how we flirt with one another, sending perceptual flashes back and forth.

Have you ever heard how one fax machine talks to another? Your fax machine (or the fax in your computer) calls your friend’s machine and they beep at one another. The first fax machine buzzes “Beep, beep” to say “Hello, are you there?” The other machine buzzes back “Beep, beep, yes, I am here.” After this original handshake, which assures that both are tuned in to one another, the machines can communicate and send faxes to one another.

According to the physicist’s interpretation of wave functions, and my understanding of the basis of quantum physics, the flower and I are similar. In the NCR realm, we flirt each other; “we beep and buzz” each other! You cannot see or hear these buzzes. They cannot be measured in CR; they can only be experienced. (page 86-87)

So we are all apart of this Quantum Sea of flirting… and physical reality arises out of a billion billion billion billion Quantum flirts… (or as Dwayne Packer would put in… our Universe is crated out of an infinite number of energy connections)…

We do it, trees do it… even educated fleas do it… along with fax machines, tables, chairs, money, and super novas out in space…

… When you gaze up in the night sky, and allow the light of a distant star to touch your eye… a thousand light years distant… that’s a Quantum flirt that took a 1000 years in the making… and means your consciousness must also have touched that far star in some way…

And Quantum Flirting isn’t just about physical objects… it’s woven into the ideas in our heads… and the emotions in our hearts…

In his famous book, Lewis Carroll had Alice step through the looking glass to enter a weird and strange universe…

But in the last 100 years, we have learnt that our own Universe is a lot weirder and stranger then we would ever have thought possible… and it’s in that strangeness that the true magic resides… and we don’t need to step through any looking glass to get there…

So Mirror Consciousness… which you can initially prove and practice with a mirror and your own reflection… is a way to create a new relationship between you and external reality… one in which you can open up and plug into the world of pure energy which sources our reality…

Important: Notice I have used the words “where it feels psychologically comfortable” … what does that mean? Well, doing this energy process on a statute of Gautama the Buddha say feels good and uplifting… while doing it on a picture of Adolf Hitler feels downright yuck and uncomfortable… so basically, you want to use it with objects you feel psychologically comfortable with… and there are so many uplifting / positive / empowering things you can use… why go for anything which is low vibe anyway?

Tomorrow… What is Vibrational Mirrors?

Note: In the New Year, we’ll be launching a Facebook Group for all those people who are interested in piloting some of the Audio Essence meditation and development processes which we want to put out to the world… where we will post these Audio Essence meditations… and the seed group feeds back their experiences to help us refine our products / courses / offerings…

If you are interested in being part of this Facebook Group, and it will be a free seed-group sort of thing, then more information will be in our Newsletter being released on 21st December 2016.

(c) Brian Parsons, December 2016

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