When Self-Reflection gazes upon you, the message is to take some time out of your day and review your life.
When we look back at our past, we can do so with a mixture of guilt, shame, regret, remorse and disappointment, either with others or ourselves. This card asks you to go beyond that. You cannot change the past, you cannot alter what has transpired. Know this, though: Those past conditions and circumstances have brought you to where you are now at this time in your life. And, the only moment you can control, that you can change, is this present moment. And who you decide to be, and what you decide to do and have now will propel you forward.
Another thing about self-reflection and life review: When we re-examine our pasts, it is best to do so with the intention of looking for the lessons in those former experiences. What did you learn as a result of going through those situations? As Maya Angelou says, “When you know better, you do better.” What did you learn then that you do better now? What did you learn then that you let go of and released–because you knew it no longer served you, that it no longer supported who you were becoming?
Just as our angel in the image gazes at herself in a mirror, consider the idea of doing your own mirror work today. Louise Hay, the Queen of the Affirmations, often talks about doing mirror work. Today, look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself, “I love you.” And notice how you initially react. Then tell yourself, “I love you anyway.” When you look at yourself and see your past in your reflection, tell yourself, “I love you anyway.”
Love the person you were. Love the person you are now. And love the person you are on the path of becoming. Love all of you in your time of Self-Reflection.
Your partner in self-reflection,