After debating the usefulness of doing so with myself for a few days, I would like to add to the above comments that I’m convinced one ends up seeing oneself with much more clarity in that ‘mirror realm’ than one normally has the capability of doing here on this side of it due to the unique situations that can be presented to you there to learn from. That has definitely been my experience and I doubt there’s one person who has spent time there that has not come to know more about themselves as a result of doing so, and gained strength from it, IF they have not allowed their fear of the unknown to overwhelm them (although learning that about oneself is still a ‘lesson’ of note).
There has been a cumulative effect due to my experience exploring this realm over thirty odd years and I’m definitely NOT the depressed and meek person I was when I first began. The lessons have progressed from those that were initially quite threatening and confusing to these days being given with subtlety and grace by my elemental friends. And I love them even more for revealing yet another aspect of my true self to me just recently. They truly humble me with their generosity at times. It’s this latest lesson I’d like to share with you so you can see just how incredibly gracious and instructive they can be to us.
Some weeks back a few more entities approached E and I in the place where we meet each night where the dragons reside, offering their assistance with them. E knew and admired these beings so I was somewhat willing, although I didn’t realize help was needed until they explained their purpose and then thought, “Hmm, good call.” I remained a bit wary though as they kept their faces blurred so I couldn’t see them clearly. When I asked why their spokesperson said, “Because you are still too swayed by appearances.” I thought to myself, “Really? I wouldn’t have thought so. Gee, they must either be very ugly or very beautiful,” but let it go thinking they might eventually drop their masks. Or we could ask them to leave if they proved to be hiding themselves for ulterior motives. Over the next few weeks all seemed to be going well although the masking remained.
Now we come to the point of this story. Last week we had a bit of an altercation with these beings over something they wanted to do with some of the dragons. Their idea made me a little angry and when the dragons sense that in me they fly to my defence. It became a bit of a stand-off. Along with the threatening stance of the dragons I was amazed to see that, after a few seconds, even E chose to revert to her true form to show her solidarity with us. When she’s not just a voice behind me, she usually presents herself as an average looking young woman whom I readily chat with as a friend, but she was now this incredibly tall and beautiful being of coloured flowing light, soaring above us. Believe it or not, I’ve never seen her this way and was quite awed.
Anyway, I decided it would be best if I returned my consciousness to this reality so I could go to sleep and we could all sit down and talk it through once I was able to fully ‘be there’, pleading with them all to step down and wait for that. They seemed to accede but I had a quick glance back behind me when I left to make sure they were doing so and caught a glimpse of the spokesman who’d dropped his mask and proved to have a truly gorgeous face.
And what was my first thought on seeing this? That I wished I hadn’t spoken to him so harshly and been a bit more co-operative! I immediately realized that his perception of me being too swayed by appearances had been right and not exaggerated as I’d thought. His appearance DID
change my reaction to him, too much for comfort, and it had me shaking my head at myself and a little embarrassed.
The next day on thinking through the events of the night I realized also that I probably never would have sat and spoken to E so casually, on such easy, friendly terms, if she had always appeared to me as that magical light being I saw her as the night before. She is truly awe-inspiring in her natural form! I understood that she must have known how influenced I am by appearances as well given that she has presented herself in such a low-key way all these years.
Four days later I’m still feeling humbled by their generosity of spirit in taking the forms they did with me so that I would feel relaxed enough to be myself, unswayed by anything that might overwhelm me while relating to them. Naturally I asked E about this the next night and she basically said they do what’s necessary so all parties will relate as truthfully as possible and so grow in strength and trust as a team, which is the ultimate aim to do the work necessary. And get there more quickly, I’m sure.
IMO we are strengthened by knowing clearly what our weaknesses are as we can then assess our behaviour with more clarity and honesty. I can now see debilitating traps, of my own making, that I’ve fallen into in the past, and may in the future if I don’t remain aware of this propensity I have that my friends have now shown me. (Inadvertently or not, I don’t know, and it truly doesn’t matter to me.) But I have the deepest gratitude that they did what they did so that I wouldn’t fall into such an unnecessary time and energy wasting trap with them to begin with, and also that, because of them, I learned this new truth about myself as well. They have doubly blessed me, both in the doing and the revealing.
I told you this story because I wanted you to know just how considerate the beings in the ‘mirror realm’ can be and that all that is done is done to help us to know ourselves and work with them to the best of our abilities for all concerned. I now know for sure that they even go out of their way to prevent us from tripping ourselves up along the way! In hindsight I’ve been given many reasons to believe that the ‘reflection’ we come to see of ourselves in the ‘mirror realm’ is a far more accurate and self-empowering one than that which many of us have of ourselves here on this side of the mirror, where the focus – especially by the PTW - does seem to be more on dis-empowering us in so many ways.
I hope that in sharing this one experience with you all that you now have a better understanding of why I continue with it. And share some of it with you all here in the hope that you might choose to venture within and benefit in similar ways. Especially given that the Elementals work to benefit ALL life, not just the human population of our planet.