Author: Dielle

“A mind now clouded by the illusions of the innate darkness of life is like a tarnished mirror, but when polished, it is sure to become like a clear mirror, reflecting the essential nature of phenomena and the true aspect of reality.” ~Nichiren Daishonin  
WARNING: Do not read if you are easily offended. I had a rather interesting encounter on Facebook today. A friend had posted about the situation in France sharing his views that declaring war against anything is unlikely to help interracial and religious tensions. I “liked”, not realizing the hostile and heated debate I was getting […]
Full Spectrum Intelligence by Chris Thomson Full Spectrum Intelligence: A Practical Course on Behaving Wisely and Well I actually reviewed this book for Amazon a couple of months back, but I really wanted to bring it to Mirror Spiritus to encourage people to read it. Every so often, one reads a book that blows the […]
Did you know? Shisha embroidery is the craft of sewing tiny mirroring objects to fabric. It originated in 17th century India (supposedly with the wife of Shah Jehan who built the Taj Mahal in her honor) eventually spreading throughout Asia and the Middle East. Interestingly, Native Americans are also known to have used mirrors to […]
When we look into the mirror during mirror meditation, what do we see? Spiritual teacher, Mooji, has an awesome youtube meditation in which he has you visualize yourself standing on a scale removing everything that is not natural to you. In other words, you remove your clothes, your dental fillings, and your nail polish, and […]
  Mirror Spiritus likes to bring great works of writing to readers. So from time to time, we’ll post book reviews of books that we feel are aligned with Mirror Spiritus. This post features a book by Ram Das Batchelder titled Rising in Love: My Wild and Crazy Ride to Here and Now, with Amma, […]
“Color and light are the strongest elicitors of beauty.” I love how I met artist and lighting designer, Jill Mulholland. I had gone to a Temazcal or Mexican sweatlodge in Albuquerque. The woman running it just happened to be talking about a woman she knew who had done some research on how mirrors were used […]
We all want to stay healthy and happy all year-long, of course. Here’s a great article with some tips for staying healthy this winter. Toning for Peace finds #14 exceptionally interesting!! And you can do it all year-long… It’s all about the hum! “Humming has been shown to increase nitric oxide in the nose, which […]
There are some seriously beautiful installations out there that feature mirrors. Check out these “mindmelting” amazing mirrors in art. These images are not to be missed!! http://www.buzzfeed.com/kevintang/mind-melting-artworks-made-with-mirrors#t7qhwl http://beautifuldecay.com/2013/11/29/dan-graham-four-artists-use-mirrors-artwork/ Daniel Rozen, mirror artist  http://www.smoothware.com/danny/ Mirror Cubes http://twistedsifter.com/2013/12/light-bending-cube-of-one-way-mirrors-numen-for-use/ Here also is a fabulous blog post, How Mirrors Changed Art, from Thinking About Art that talks about some […]
Ever wish you could just look into a crystal ball and see into your future? Would it be a blessing or a curse to have such vision? The art of scrying, the practice of gazing into a reflective surface and becoming focused on a single point to remotely view another person, place or time, has […]
“Some will not recognize the truthfulness of my mirror. Let them remember that I am not here to reflect the surface… but must penetrate inside. My mirror probes down to the heart.” Paul Klee
“Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror.” Byron Katie
This is an introductory mirror meditation suitable for all levels. It draws upon the practice of Ho’oponopono, a practice of reconciliation and forgiveness. You will need a mirror. For more mirror meditation videos, please subscribe to the MirrorSpiritus youtube channel.
Rumi & the Mirror Contemplate these beautiful quotes from Sufi poet, Rumi, during your mirror meditations. ~~“You have no idea how hard I’ve looked for a gift to bring You. Nothing seemed right. What’s the point of bringing gold to the gold mine, or water to the ocean. Everything I came up with was like […]
Mirrors frequently appear in poetry. Here is a selection of poems featuring the mirror that seem to capture the mysterious and compelling qualities inherent in reflection. Rumi has also used mirror symbolism in his poems.   Lady at a Mirror by Rainer Maria Rilke As in sleeping-drink spices softly she loosens in the liquid-clear mirror […]
Last year around this time, I went to Oaxaca & Teotihuacan, Mexico with a group of healing-driven colleagues of The Wishing Well. Always an amazing journey, last year’s was no exception. One of the activities we were told in advance we’d be doing was making a powerstick, a representation of our unique ray of light […]
The Unknown Mother: A Magical Walk with the Goddess of Sound
A friend of mine recently asked me about the title of my book wondering why I called it The Unknown Mother.  Great question! In my book, the wise mentor character, Matrina, reveals herself to Wrenne to be a Matrika or goddess of the alphabet. One can read many different interpretations of the mythology surrounding the […]
Yogi Bhajan, responsible for bringing Kundalini Yoga to the West, taught a very powerful meditation using the syllable of “HAR”. I’d like to share it with you. First put your hands together in front of you, back to back like a reverse “Namaste” or prayer pose. But then let them relax and curl in toward […]
Recently, I’ve felt as though I was holding a compass whose needle just kept spinning in circles. I’ve been going through so much change in my life. I know, so many of us can lay claim to that statement; the world itself is changing at a rapid pace. Having married, closed my business, sold my […]
Today’s Armchair BEA Topic is: Beyond the Borders I just finished reading My Paris Story, a moving and inspirational collection of women’s stories about living in Paris. It’s publication came at a great time for me. I just moved to France three weeks ago…not Paris, though. The Poitou-Charentes, to be exact. Still, like many of […]
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