Reflect Reflecting Reflection

Reflections from a mirror or water usually represent, especially if they show your face or body, what image you have of yourself, what you feel about yourself. Sometimes what you see is an unconscious image from the past that needs re-evaluating. To do that you need to ask yourself where those feelings or that image arose from. In understanding it you can re-appraise it.

Dreams are a magical mirror in which your innermost hopes, longings, fears/terrors and genius are made real. They are made real as external environments, people, animals and relationships. So the person you dreamt about is not them, but is a dream image made out of your feelings and memories.

Looking at your reflection in a mirror is usually about concerns over ones ‘image’ or how others feel about you, self-examination, self-love, negative only if the love is not shared with others. In some dreams it reflects anxiety about changing or ageing. There is the possibility of self-assessment, so how you are judging yourself at the moment. But also being absorbed in yourself. The mirror particularly depicts self-awareness in the sense of insight into your behaviour or character traits.

Present view or opinion of oneself – because few of us define how we really see ourselves, the self image may be largely unconscious, therefore shown as a face that might be different to what we are used to seeing; how we feel others see us; may also be aspects of ourselves the unconscious is showing us that we may not have been aware of.

We are all playing the game of life – the game we play in which we face or run away from the things that scare us; in which we explore the depths of our existence or learn how to love – or simply meet a reflection of our own weakness, terror and of course the wonder of your inner genius. For that is all it is – a magic mirror in which we see ourselves naked of pretence.

Also we can reflect on and learn from experience. Reflecting on a subject in dreams is often a way to see it with wider significance, and even solve problems.


Useful Questions and Hints:

What feelings or impressions do I get from or in the dream?

If I was looking at a reflection of myself what did I see or feel?

What was my dream reflecting of me?

See Dreams are a reflection of your inner worldMagical Dream MachineSecrets of Power Dreaming

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