Tuesday, October 24, 2006

The magic mirror exercise is designed to
give you a brief taste of big mind. While
our normal mental state is to dwell in
the relative small mind, it is possible
to develop practices that briefly open
the gates of big mind. Each time this
.happens, we get flashes of insight

Look at yourself through big mind by
.learning the Magic Mirror Exercise
Editor’s Note: The meditation given here
.is a brief synopsis of Rabbi David A
Cooper’s Magic Mirror meditation, found
on the CD that comes with his book Ecstatic
(.Kabbalah (Sounds True, 2005

Settle yourself comfortably, and imagine
yourself on a path. Imagine everything
around you. There is a house in the distance
.and you are walking towards it
.The house has three rooms

Walk up to the front door. This is a house
in which you can feel perfectly safe. Imagine
.the front door

Step inside to the first room. It is completely
empty except that there is a mirror on
the wall. Look at yourself in the mirror. What
does your physical self look like? What do you
feel is good or bad about the way your physical
self looks? Look at your emotional self. How
does that look? What looks good or bad to you
about your emotional self? Finally, look at
your intellectual self. What looks good or bad
?to you about your intellect?

Move into the next room. Again, this room is
completely empty, except for a mirror on the wall
Look into the mirror and see the Divine. See
?God. What do you see

Move into the third room. It, too, is completely
empty, but for a mirror on the wall. Imagine
yourself in the mirror, but imagine that it is
the Divine looking at you? What would the Divine
see? What about your physical appearance? Your
?emotional? Your intellect

~ Adapted from Ecstatic Kabbalah, by Rabbi David A. Cooper ~

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