Mirror Meditation

After this you can begin with your meditation. For that you need to place a mirror in front of yourself and light a candle. Switch off all the lights in the room. Now try to focus on the spot between your eyes, where the third eye is supposed to be.

Initially you will find it difficult to focus because of the dim lighting, but with time your eyes will adjust to the surroundings and you will be able to perform this meditation without any difficulty. However, try to avoid excessive blinking because in this state that the faces will appear.

Another way you can try this meditation is to look in a mirror and meditate on an opposite wall through the mirror.

Sooner or later your third eye will begin to open and reveal the faces of past lifetimes. You will see various genders, ethnicities, races and sometimes demon-looking entities. You don’t have to be afraid because these depraved entities cannot harm you and may be a shadow self-side of you, or they may be simply testing your spirituality.

By showing love and faith, you can reduce the separation and integrate these faces or entities as part of your Self. Not in a negative way, but in a way in which we take the separate ego-mind and we are bringing it down through the levels of the unconscious.

If you sense any harmful or negative energy, you can always ask these entities to leave and begin anew with your protection techniques.

Many people have claimed to having seen different faces during this meditation. It is not an easy activity and you need to be sure of the procedure before you begin with it. Do not sit in front of a mirror and start practicing it casually. You should have the knowledge, guidelines and consequences of performing the third eye mirror meditation.

A person who regularly practices this type of mediation can guide you better. It is really an interesting activity since the gamut of faces you see could be from anywhere. It is also a good technique to get in touch with your multiple selves or identities.

At the end of it you will have an enriching spiritual experience which will make you realize the vastness of life and the universe. It is definitely not a traditional meditation technique but it may prompt a breakthrough in your meditation and mind power training.

During this meditation you are not restricted to your present self; you will cross over the boundaries of gender, race, mortality and the corporeal to enter into the state of transcendence. Just be careful while practicing it and do not let yourself be overwhelmed by its power.

What Mirror Meditation Can Teach You

In a recent TEDx Talk, What Mirror Meditation Can Teach You, I shared my work using mirrors to shift self-criticism to self-compassion, regulate emotions, and improve face-to-face contact. Over the past few years, I’ve taught mirror meditation to hundreds of students and they’ve shared some amazing insights with me.

Do you remember the first time you saw yourself in the mirror? Reflections are powerful. As children, we learn to who we are through the reflections of those around us. In fact, psychologists have found that we need face-to-face contact for our social and emotional development. Seeing facial expressions helps us understand our own emotions. And through the back and forth of emotional expression, we learn to manage our feelings. We also learn empathy, by sensing, and sometimes even emulating emotions of others, as we’re relating face-to-face.  

Yet, our digital technology has drastically changed how we relate to each other – in one sense we are more connected than ever through text and social media. But we aren’t spending as much time looking at each other. In fact, we have far less face to face contact, even with ourselves.

When I go to parties and people ask, “What do you do?” I tell them I’m a mirror-gazing expert.

Some turn away believing they’ve spotted a narcissist enabler. Others are intrigued, and sometimes even a bit terrified at the thought of looking at themselves in the mirror.  

I think you’ll agree that mirrors can evoke some strong feelings in us. But they can also be incredibly useful in ways you might not have imagined. In fact, I believe the mirror is one of the most essential tools we have to deal with the challenges in our world today. Because mirrors allow us to come face to face with ourselves. And being reflected is one of the most important and powerful experiences we can have as humans.

A recent Nielsen study found that we spend an average of 11 hours per day face-to-face with our screens. Texting, checking for updates, looking for likes—instead of looking directly at each other. As we spend more time alone and on our devices, we miss out on the face-to-face reflection that is so important for staying emotionally connected to ourselves, and to others.

Research reports from the National Center for Biotechnology have found an association between screen time and anxiety. We don’t know for sure whether more screen time increases anxiety, or whether the more anxious people are, the more they reach for their devices. But what we do know for sure, from the research, is that anxiety involves difficulties in regulating our emotions.

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