Self-love is one of the most powerful gifts you can give yourself. But unfortunately, it’s a skill many of us lack.
Self-love opens the door to so many exciting opportunities to explore in your life, not to mention helps you live a happier, more fulfilled life.
And mirror healing is a great way to improve it.
What is mirror healing?
Mirror healing works on the principle that looking at your reflection for some time reflects back to you your inner feelings about yourself.
By recognising where you hold resistance in your self-belief, the idea is that you can start to use positive talk and affirmations to begin to heal your negative self-view and learn to love yourself.
Although it may feel uncomfortable to maintain eye contact with yourself through a mirror for a sustained amount of time, the more you practice, the more benefits you will reap.
The video below explains the process of mirror healing or mirror work.
Five powerful benefits of mirror healing
1. Self-acceptance with Mirror Healing
Getting comfortable with your physical and psychological reflection will allow you to accept yourself for exactly who you are.
Often, we catch ourselves thinking, “if only I were more this”, “if only I were less that”. Self-acceptance will allow you to realise you don’t need to be different to be successful.
2. Self-confidence with Mirror Healing
From self-acceptance comes self-confidence. Once you finally learn to accept who you are, you’ll find the confidence to go for opportunities that you may have thought yourself unworthy of previously.
And once your self-confidence soars, you’ll find you become a force to be reckoned with.
3. Build resilience with Mirror Healing
When you learn to love yourself, you love your flaws as well as everything amazing about you.
You realise that even when things don’t go your way, you are strong enough to handle it. And from that, your resilience to uncertainty will increase. In doing so, you’ll become more adventurous with your life choices, knowing that no matter what, you will be ok.
4. Change your inner dialogue with Mirror Healing
Practising positive affirmations in front of the mirror allows you to change the narrative you hold of yourself internally. Eventually, this will lead to a shift in the way you talk to yourself and about yourself.
You will learn to no longer tolerate negative self-talk.
5. Thoughts become beliefs with Mirror Healing
Once you change your inner dialogue, you will start to believe in the affirmations you have been telling yourself.
The psychology here is simple: the thoughts you repeat to yourself become beliefs. This works for positive and negative thoughts. So in speaking positively to yourself, you are subconsciously changing your entire belief system about yourself.
Final thoughts on mirror healing
Too many people suffer from a lack of self-love, leading them to believe they are unworthy of pursuing their dreams. But you don’t have to put up with it anymore.
As awkward as it may feel to begin with, mirror work will allow you to heal the deep pain that may be causing you to doubt your worthiness, enabling you to free yourself to achieve the goals you’ve always wanted to.
Because you, my friend, are worthy of love.