Mirroring is a simple technique, which may be used to allow you to get in touch, visually, with previous incarnations. For those who are adept at reading visual clues, (people’s ages, items in background, clothing styles, hairstyles, etc.) or those who can get feelings or readings from visions, it can provide information that is extremely useful.
We have heard several different versions, though most are extremely similar, as to the process itself. You need a room, which can be made dark to allow you to focus on the images in the mirror, only. When starting out, the mirror should be large enough to allow you to see from your head to bust area only for ideal purposes. The room needs to be quiet with no external noises, which may intrude to distract you. For the bet results, ground and center yourself and make certain you are breathing correctly. Light two small votive or tea candles and place them under but close to the mirror so that the light will reflect on you, but you do not see the flames in the mirror itself. White is the best color to use for this particular endeavor. The light should be sufficient to see your reflection, but not bright enough to intrude on your consciousness. When you see yourself in the mirror at first, your reflection should appear to be slightly dreamy looking. Your refection should be in focus, but not sharply so. I would suggest sitting in a chair, or on the floor, for comfort sake. Sometimes what you see can be startlingly different, as with my first experience: frightening. If you are intensely focused on the mirroring process, you may stumble or fall down. Also, if you have a good rapport with the process and decide you want to take your time and enjoy it, you can quickly become tired as the process can be very draining. This will affect your results as you begin to focus on how you are standing, leaning, locking knees, etc. instead of on controlling the flow and focusing on the results.
Once you are comfortable and ready to begin, allow yourself to focus on your reflection. Let the mirror know that you want to see another you. A you, which is not now. Keep this thought in mind while you gaze into the reflection. I choose to focus on the eyes during the change. The eye areas tend to show less dramatic physical change even though they may change colors or general shape. For myself, I have found that allowing the shape of the reflection to change completely or almost completely before shifting my focus to the overall image is easiest. That way I am not distracted by watching the image form, which I have done on occasion. Personally, when I do this, I tend to lose control of the process. Instead of changing to an image and staying so I may peruse it, it starts flowing from image to image without fully forming and without stopping. I tend to get lost in the transformation instead of the result, as such, the transformations just flow. Think of watching a cloud move across the sky, always changing shape, never settling on one shape. With mirroring, this can be fun to watch, but not very informative. This has been my experience, though experiences vary from person to person. For me, it takes very real effort to slow and stop the process, which is both tiring and distracting at times.
You do not have to stare at the image to make it change, you only need to allow your gaze to be steady, when you need to blink, blink. If you are of a skittish nature, you may want to allow your eyes to go just slightly unfocused until the change is complete. It can be a bit shocking the first few times and you never know who is going to pop up in the beginning. Once you have a few set faces you can concentrate to bring them forward to study or to get a better reading on them prior to letting new faces in, if you wish. Whichever way you prefer, always hold the thought in your mind of the other you.
When the image settles, take note of all you can see. Pay particular attention to clothing styles, hairstyles, anything visible in the background that may give you any clues as to the era or location you are viewing. If you are able to get a reading on the person or take feelings away from what you see, then remember them well and note them down at the end of the session. Pay attention to the emotion present in the eyes. Was the person, happy, sad, angry, or confused? Note everything that you can for as long as you can hold the image so you may write it down afterward. When you feel ready, allow the image to shift again. I would suggest sessions be kept to 30 minutes or less. It is a very draining process even though when the session first ends you may feel buoyant; a crash is coming from the energy you are expending.
During the session, if the image is not clear, will not hold steady, does not change, keep trying. Some people have expressed that it comes easily, while others may have a hard time initially. Only very infrequently have I ever heard of someone who cannot get mirroring to work at all. Just remember to remain open to the experiences you will have, sometimes they will be informative, sometimes frightening and other times amusing. Be ready for whatever your past lives have to share.
It is an odd feeling to watch something as familiar as your own face become completely alien and unfamiliar to you as you watch, it will truly amaze you. If you feel your results are too private, we understand, but on the other hand, if you see anything you feel like sharing, feel free to let us know, we would love to hear about it.
Just remember that in any magickal undertaking, the control belongs to you. If you want to try mirroring and it goes too fast, it is your will, which controls the magick you do. Practice, learn to slow the image or images so that you can see each one as an individual face. Remember that nothing can harm you unless you allow it. The power is yours. As a witch, remember, do not give your power over to anyone or anything.