For thousands of years our mystics and ancestors have practiced the art of Scrying.
The reflection has been and always will be a miracle, to be able to see oneself in the mirror is a gift we often take for granted and as a daily
necessity - We have forgotten the mystical properties held within a simple tool.
Briefly I will describe a practice that can be used on those long winter nights to better know yourself and perhaps for some of you it will help heal
wounds regarding the reality of ones self - which we all possess.
It is important to know, that through this ritual, there are innumerable phenomena that could occur, I will not describe the possibilities in great
detail but let it be known that it has been normal for another reflection to appear or a "morphing" to occur and visions may also be initiated by this
ritual depending on how your consciousness shifts during the ceremony.
Wait until night - this ritual requires darkness.
Get a large portable mirror, you should ideally be able to see your entire face and shoulder/chest region.
Take that mirror and place it on a desk against the wall, place a short candle touching the mirror, right up against it. Make certain the candle is
short, a tea light suits this practice perfectly. Set a lighter beside the candle.
If you are afraid - take a deep breath and remind yourself that this is okay, but do not proceed from a place of fear. Music can often ease the
tension of a quiet ceremony - Play a gentle melody that lasts roughly 10-20 minutes, that is the advised duration for the Scry especially for a first
Turn out the lights and carefully walk in the darkness to stand infront of the chair.
For some people, even this might be frightening to stand alone in the dark, rightfully so. But if you can proceed beyond this point, take a deep
breath in the darkness of your room and light the candle, which should illuminate just you within the outline of the mirror.
Take a very deep, slow breath.
For a moment observe yourself, observe the thoughts that come into your mind, and look deep into your eyes, allowing you to focus directly on the eye,
then zooming out to focus on the face, zooming back into the eye, then slowly back to the face.
Be conscious of the thoughts which enter your mind during this time - This is a ritual for you, with you.
Its not about the boogieman, its not about the shadow people, this is about you, seeing you. Speak the words "Thank you" "I love you".
Love what you see. Take into account the countless lifetimes and struggles of the ancestors that it took to bring you to this moment. Imagine your
parents, grandparents, and all the ancestors waking through their daily existence,farming, hunting, surviving. All of that effort, to allow you to
stand here in this moment. - Speak the words "Thank you" "I love you".
Continue to look into the mirror - This is a meditation - A place beyond conscious awareness where aspects of you are free to come and go. Do not be
concerned with the images over your shoulder. There is only you.
Speak the words "Thank you" "I love you".
The purpose of this exercise is to allow thoughts and feelings about yourself to arise and be met with your own loving embrace. Its okay, to love
yourself. You 'Are' Beautiful.
Gaze into the mirror for the remainder of your melody and when silence comes - without fear -
Extinguish the candle.
Take a deep breath, and just sit for a moment in darkness, allowing your feelings to take hold.
Take as long as you need to and turn on the light.
Blessed Journeys everyone,
edit on 12-1-2011 by Gradius Maximus because: (no reason given)