I am back again with a piece that I watched this week—I watched it twice in its entirety over the course of two days. It is long (two hours and five minutes) but worth every minute of our time. In this video, which combines Gregg’s explanation of the Seven Mirrors as well as a live workshop with participants (thanks go to them as well for being willing to get filmed), Gregg Braden details the Seven Mirrors that the Essenes use to explain relationships and how we function in this world.
The two most powerful mirrors to me are the second one (Mirror of that which is judged) and the fifth one (Mirror of “Father”/”Mother). I won’t spend much time commenting about the second one, which confirmed much about what I sensed, but would like to give a bit more info about the fifth one, which still puzzles me.
The Mirror of “Father”/”Mother” refers to our relationship with the Feminine and Masculine side of the Creatrix/Creator—whatever our spiritual beliefs are. Gregg said that our parents show us the fifth mirror during the course of our passage with them and that it represents our relationship with the Sacred and will tell us why we lived our lives the way we did. In other words, the way we see (and judge) our parents is a mirror about the expectations, perceptions or beliefs we have about our most sacred relationship with the Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother.
In the workshop, before explaining the meaning of the Mirror, Gregg asked participants to list one positive characteristic about each of their parents and one negative. This represents, again, how we see the Creatrix/Creator.
As for my parents, the words that came to mind are “emotionally withdrawn” and “simple and gentle” for my father, who passed; and “self-centered” and “loving in her own way” for my mother, who is still alive. For whatever reason, a veil of some sort is preventing me at this very moment to put two and two together and see how “emotionally withdrawn” influenced(es) my perception of the Creator, and how “self-centered” colors of my perception of the Divine Mother—especially now that I am attending a virtual eight-week class entitled “Embodying the Divine Feminine.”
I know there will be a time when this veil will be lifted, and this may be soon…who knows?
You will find below the summary slide that Gregg offered, which lists the Seven Mirrors along with a last segment on Compassion. You will also find the time when the different mirrors are addressed, in case you would like to go back to the video and watch pieces of it.
Happy veil lifting, folks!
The Seven Essene Mirrors
Published on May 6, 2012
From the perspective of the ancient Essenes, every human on the earth is an initiate in the Mystery School that we call Life. Whether they are conscious of it or not, every human will experience in the presence of others mirrors of themselves in that moment. If we have the wisdom to recognize those mirrors, we may accelerate the evolution of emotion and understanding.
What the Essenes said was that, in order for us to know and master ourselves in this world, we will see one or some combination of mirrored patterns in others. The seven mirrors are progressively more and more subtle. Back in the ’70s, we heard about the first mirror of who you are in the moment. The notion was that if you find yourself around individuals who are angry or dishonest, they are showing you your dishonesty or anger. Sometimes the mirrors would apply, but sometimes they wouldn’t. We had discovered the first mirror but had yet to see the other mirrors, such as the second mirror, which reflects what we judge in the moment.
This is tremendously powerful and very subtle. The ancient Essenes had a very sophisticated understanding of interpersonal human relationships and the role of emotion in those relationships. It’s the role of emotion that we have carefully sifted out of our Western experience up until very recently. Now, as we go back into these texts, we see that it is emotion that proves the power and, when coupled with logic, true magic and miracles occur.
The Seven Essene Mysteries of Self
You’ll find the summary slide (what I listed below) at 13’49 and 38’26
• Mystery of the First Mirror: Mirror of the Moment (1’15)
• Mystery of the Second Mirror: Mirror of that which is judged (2’05)
• Mystery of the Third Mirror: Mirror of that which is (20’55)
o Given away
o Taken away
• Mystery of the Fourth Mirror: Mirror of “Most Forgotten Love” (23’05)
• Mystery of the Fifth Mirror: Mirror of “Father/Mother” (48’10)
• Mystery of the Sixth Mirror: Mirror of Your Quest into Darkness (1’14’47)
• Mystery of Seventh Mirror: Mirror of Self Perception (1’38’40)
• Conclusion (1’51’05)
• Compassion (1:52’27)
• Compassion may be defined as:
o Thought without attachment to the outcome
o Feeling without distortion
o Emotion without charge