Let's think about this for a moment. It sounds like a good idea because you relate to what you see in the mirror, it's a connection that you've made with yourself. But how real is it?
What we see is what we get - a reflection. Around the age of 3 years old, your sense of self-identity clicks into gear. This is when your innocently developing ego is able to recognise itself as an image in a mirror. And so, as you grew you steadily learned to form a relationship with a perception of yourself, both fundamental and vital step in identifying yourself as a physically separate being from your mother and father. You gain a sense of ownership to this unique identity.
The relationship to the outer perception is not whole and integral with the living, breathing, feeling, real you.
When you touch your reflection in the mirror, do you feel the connection? Do you see the fullness of your heart? Do you see the vastness and beauty of your soul? Can you taste your own sweetness?
You probably see someone wanting to be truly 'seen' for everything that they are, but not quite getting the full monty.
Whilst saying "I love you" in the mirror is a good practice for loving what you see, it can also act like a sticking plaster to try to quick fix and plaster over what you don't love to see. "I love you" heals everything, in time. And love will also illuminate everything unlike itself, to be seen, realised and released; Like burning impurities from gold or shining bright, warm sunlight upon one who's dwelt only in shadows. Be prepared to face the one who's pain has been smothered. Be prepared to eventually stop looking into a piece of cold, empty glass and connect to the sentient you. Close your eyes.
Take your eyes within and open them to the real you. The one behind the face. There you may be a true witness to the dweller within the casket of this outer skin. There you may behold the beauty that you strain to see with the outer eye. There you may capture the radiant giving of your beating heart, that never stops beating for you even when you beat yourself. Take your alive touch and bring it to the one who wants to be touched; acknowledged for real. Notice the body that enwraps and enfolds you and pay your homage to this living stuff. Then say "I love you". Your senses have to be with you if you want to feel the effects of connection.
The words "I Love you" will echo round the vestibules of your sense of self, looking for The One to whom those words belong…
...so where do they belong?
Not with a limited identity defined by edges and shapes, colour and representations. But a constantly expanding, experiential and unlimited 'You'.
"I love you, Me" hits home like a cup of tea on a cold day. It lights your heart like a match to dry hearth and will illuminate the way within for you.
Show yourself that you mean what you say, and stop trying to convince yourself by saying words that bounce off inanimate surfaces. Get straight to the heart and core of your 'Me'.
If you choose Love to be your guide, your truth and your way, then saying "I love you me" whilst turning your full attention to the Me who needs your attention will be the guide that opens the doors and drops everything into it's rightful place - no ego identity required.
Tara Love Perry
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