Reflections Upon the Scrying Glass


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There is at its essence, something magickal about the smooth reflective surface of a mirror. Both entrancing and reassuring, knowing that you will see that familiar face day after day is something we all can appreciate. Some of the earliest mirrors made from polished copper date back to Mesopotamia and Egypt around 4000 B.C. It is no wonder we have such an innate appreciation for these simple reflectors. Reflection then is my goal with this new section of my website; a place where I can look back on what I have read over the last few weeks and meditate on what I have learned. What better thing to reflect on then, than that which we most associate with mirrors – our identity.

The mirror which sits above our bookshelf

My latest post on Awaken the Giant Within by Anthony Robbins talked about the fact that during the reading one will be taught tools to affect change upon ones self, and the one that seems to have effected me the most was under chapter 18. Identity the key to expansion. Mr. Robbins asks and answers the question of how we and others view ourselves and the effect of which it has on our actions. Do you identify with your title (accountant, police officer, bartender), or with what actions you take (gamer, mover and shaker, health nut), or maybe even with what affliction you have (diabetic, dyslexic, high anxiety). What then do you think ones actions would be if they accepted any one of these titles? More than likely they would reflect the labels which are given. The exciting part though is that anyone, and I mean ANYONE can reshape or completely change their identity. How can I make such a claim? I’ve done it myself!


Photo by Marianna Mercado from Pexels

There is at its essence, something magickal about the smooth reflective surface of a mirror. Both entrancing and reassuring, knowing that you will see that familiar face day after day is something we all can appreciate. Some of the earliest mirrors made from polished copper date back to Mesopotamia and Egypt around 4000 B.C. It is no wonder we have such an innate appreciation for these simple reflectors. Reflection then is my goal with this new section of my website; a place where I can look back on what I have read over the last few weeks and meditate on what I have learned. What better thing to reflect on then, than that which we most associate with mirrors – our identity.

The mirror which sits above our bookshelf

My last post covering Awaken the Giant Within by Anthony Robbins talked about the many different tools that Tony teaches us to employ in order to affect meaningful change in our lives. The one that seems to have affected me the most was discussed in Chapter 18 – Identity: The Key to Expansion. Mr. Robbins asks the question of how we and others view ourselves, and the affect of which those views have on our actions. Do you identify with your title (accountant, police officer, bartender), or with what actions you take (gamer, mover and shaker, health nut), or maybe even with what affliction you have (diabetic, dyslexic, high anxiety)? What then do you think your actions would be if you willingly accepted any one of these titles? More than likely you would reflect them. The exciting part though is that anyone, and I mean ANYONE can reshape or completely change their identity. How can I make such a claim? I’ve done it myself!


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While reading this chapter I had a moment of insight, and I realized that recently before diving in to this book, I had had a shift in who I saw myself as. It was some months ago that I made the final decision about playing video games – it was no longer serving me, and it was a must to stop spending my time on them. It didn’t take long at all from the time that I made that choice to the time I started to really see the benefit. I now have more time and energy to spend with my son and my fiance, and to spend on expansion, and personal growth and development. There is a reason why Tony Robbins is simply the best coach of personal growth and development – he has a true insight in to what shapes people. The simple and almost immediately gratifying decision to see myself no longer as a gamer and instead as someone who reads, learns and is constantly hungry for growth had in turn shaped my actions to reflect (mirror pun!!) this. These are just some thoughts that have been rolling around my head recently. What are your feelings about identity? Have you completely shifted who you saw yourself as and seen a difference? Comment below and fill me in on your journey! I hope you all have a great day and thanks for reading. I will be spending the rest of my day tending to my under the weather 2 year old 😦
If you still haven’t picked up a copy of Awaken the Giant Within by Anthony Robbins you can pick one up with the link below!

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