By Cinnamon Moon
By Cinnamon Moon
© Cinnamon Moon
Through the use of the mirror one is able to journey introspectively and find truths they can rely upon. It can also be used to contact your Totem Animals and Spirit Guides, or to shapeshift. The process is simple, accessible with just the tools at hand, and easy enough that success can be expected on the first try in most cases. The process works very well at night, but can be done in daylight after some experience with it. Initially it is best at night since distractions are fewer in the reflective surface until you get used to working with it.
Smudge (purify by burning a combination of sage, cedar, and sweetgrass/lemon grass) the area you plan to work in and yourself. You will need two white candles and a bathroom mirror to stand in front of, or a tabletop mirror with a stand. Place one candle to each side of the mirror so they reflect light but not the candles or flames themselves. Take your finger and trace a cross over your reflection between the eyes and down the forehead and nose. The oil from your finger will leave a smudge mark there and it will help to hold your gaze. It need not be large, just enough so the cross-hairs of the smudge line up with your eyes and their center to serve as a focus for you. Light the candles and center yourself. Turn off the lights in the room so you are in darkness other than the candlelight.
Gaze into the mirror at your reflection looking into the pupils of your own eyes. You want to hold your overall reflection too, but the focus is on the eyes. You may blink if you want to. As you gaze your reflection will begin to shift and the size of the mirror will become immaterial. It will seem as if it is a stranger looking back at you and it is at that point that you may begin to address any questions or issues on your mind. Ask your question and wait in silence for the answer. When you have that answer trust it. It will come from a still soft voice within or feel like a telepathic impression. There will be no lies told. Then go on to the next question or issue repeating the process of asking and silence. When you feel you are through ground and put on the lights. It is very simple to do and it should take no more than 15-20 minutes initially. You can stay longer if you want to but do not tax yourself. This is something that can be done again and again.
***Note...there are times that you may experience something other than your own reflection appearing as a stranger. I have found that my Totems or Guides will appear instead when they have need to do so. It is very interesting, but the process proceeds the same way. This is a great way to resolve decisions you are struggling with or issues that are troubling you in some way. The voice and the reflection you hear and see are those of your inner self (or in the case of your Spirit Guides it will be either audio or a telepathic voice). You go to a depth where you will not mislead or deceive yourself and it is quite amazing what comes out of it all. If it is your Totem or Guide that appears the same quality of honesty will be presented to you, though it may be a lesson of some sort that is imparted. This is an excellent journey tool as well since it acts as a portal.
***Note...in the case of shapeshifting you will find you are able to see the transformation take place in the reflected surface. You will then be able to merge with this reflected image, turning back to look out from the inside of the mirror, or journey. Withdrawal is simply the reversal of the process.
***One caution: whenever you work with a scrying mirror or any mirrored surface be certain that you do not have it facing a window or door. That can act as another kind of portal and attract spirits you might not want involved with the journey or hanging around you. This taken into consideration, the method described here is perfectly safe and very enlightening.
Spirit to spirit and heart to heart,