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Mirror Talk

Posted in Many Paths Many Voices

One day I awoke
And said, “Enough!
Time to be me.”

I stretched, yawned,
Smiled at myself
In the Mirror.

“Hello, lovely to meet

The Mirror smiled back.
So pleased to see me.
I thought I’d lost you.

“Heck no,” I said.
“I just got a bit confused.
But now – here I Am;

And I love what I see.”

Mandy Edwards © 2013

“You have what I want and I will do whatever it takes to get it,” I once texted, tongue in cheek, to a friend I revered as a spiritual guru – someone who surely had all the answers I was seeking, if only I asked the right questions. I realise now that I was not trusting my own intuitive Self. But back then, I decided, that I must be a ‘lost cause.’ Said as much to my guru who laughingly text back, “You have long been a lost cause. But a loveable one.” This hurt my ego which still wanted me to believe that I was ‘making progress.’ Then I suddenly realised that being a lost cause (from my soul’s perspective) gave me permission to simply be who I was; it let my friend off the hook. I could see him as an equal now; a companion on my journey, rather than a “God-like” person who held a golden ticket of freedom just out of my reach. I messaged to my friend this new way of thinking and received an immediate reply; I once was lost but now I’m found, was blind but now I see, familiar lines from the hymn, Amazing Grace, which nevertheless gave me delicious shivers up and down my spine. I had taken back my power. Recognised, that the divine spark I saw in my friend, was also in me.

I went back to the mirror and looked deeply into my eyes; felt pregnant with possibility and joy; fearing nothing and no one. Amazing Grace indeed.

The poem ‘Mirror Talk’ is connected with the poem Damn You!