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Mirror Work: 21 Days to Heal Your Life

by Louise Hay

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When I first began this book I thought I was going over things I had already learnt and knew, but as I got further in there were some new areas that were very revealing to me and helped me push forward and build more inner self worth.

If you struggle with self-love, being nice to yourself or accepting yourself, Louise Hay's method is very straight forward and easy to follow. ( )
  purplequeennl | Jul 11, 2018 |
This book is designed to help us love ourselves, perhaps the most important/basic thing we need to learn.

Mirror work is looking into your eyes in a mirror and repeating affirmations.

The programme lasts 21 days. Louise says you may not be able to transform your life in just three weeks but you can plant the seeds.

There is a guided meditation for each of the 21 days and we can download these from Louise’s website.

For each day Louise gives us a mirror work exercise, a journalling exercise and a heart thought in addition to the short audio meditation.

On Day 2, for example, we look in the mirror and say to ourselves; (Name), I love you, I really, really love you”. And again two more times.

Mirror work should be practised first thing in the morning and whenever we pass a mirror or see our reflection in a window. (We don’t need to shout our affirmations out loud, particularly when there are others nearby!) At first, it may be difficult and seem strange or silly, but it will get easier.

Unfortunately, already from Day 2 we are asked to repeat our affirmations at least 100 times a day. (I never managed that.)

We can practise positive self-talk during our mirror work, making only positive statements about ourselves and repeating only positive affirmations.

During this series of exercises, we learn to let go of our past, build our self-esteem, release our inner critic, love our inner child, love our body, heal our pain, feel good, release our anger, overcome our fear, start our day with love, forgive ourselves and those who have hurt us, heal our relationships, live stress free, receive our prosperity, live our attitude of gratitude, teach mirror work to children, and love yourself now. You get the idea.

Louise has devoted her life to love and loving herself/teaching us to love ourselves. She has lived to a ripe old age and I recently saw on the net that she had found a new love in her life now at the age of about 90.

This wonderful, inspiring book is filled with positive, loving affirmations. I have to give it five stars. However, I didn’t find it easy to devote my time to this work and can only give myself two stars. This is my fault, not Louise’s.

Though I haven’t transformed my life with this book because my application to the work has been under par, I feel I have made a start.

Here are a few examples of the affirmations given to us by Louise:

“I am surrounded by love. All is well.
There is no problem so big or so small that it cannot be solved with love.
I forgive myself for not being perfect. I am living the very best way I know how.
It is now safe for me to release all of my childhood traumas and move into love.
I love you. I really, really love you (addressed to oneself).
I love and approve of myself.
I love being me.
Life supports me in every possible way.”

Louise concludes the book with 12 ways you can love yourself now – and always.

1) Stop all criticism.
2) Forgive yourself.
3) Don’t scare yourself.
4) Be gentle and kind and patient.
5) Be kind to your mind.
6) Praise yourself.
7) Support yourself.
8) Be loving to your negatives.
9) Take care of your body.
10) Have fun!
11) Love yourself – do it now.
12) Do your mirror work. ( )
  IonaS | Jul 8, 2017 |
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"Since its publication in 1984, Louise Hay's international bestseller You Can Heal Your Life has sold over 40 million copies worldwide. Now, in MIRROR WORK: 21 DAYS TO HEAL YOUR LIFE, the popular teacher and author offers the first book dedicated to her signature practice for personal transformation. The Mirror Principle, one of Louise's core teachings, holds that our experience of life mirrors our relationship with ourselves; unless we see ourselves as loveable, the world can be a dark and lonely place. Mirror work--looking at oneself in a mirror and repeating positive affirmations--is Louise's powerful method for learning to love oneself and experience the world as a safe and loving place. Like her successful video course, Loving Yourself, MIRROR WORK lays out a 21-day program of teachings and exercises to help readers deepen their relationship with themselves and live a joyous and fulfilling life. "Doing mirror work," Louise tells readers, "is one of the most loving gifts you can give yourself." Each of the 21 days is organized around a theme, such as monitoring self-talk, overcoming fear, releasing anger, healing relationships, forgiving self and others, receiving prosperity, and living stress-free. The daily program involves an exercise in front of the mirror, affirmations, journaling, an inspiring Heart Thought to ponder, and a guided meditation. Packed with practical guidance and support, presented in Louise's warmly personal words, MIRROR WORK--or Mirror Play, as she likes to call it--is designed to help readers:· Learn a deeper level of self-care · Gain confidence in their own inner guidance system · Develop awareness of their soul gifts · Overcome resistance to change · Boost self-esteem · Cultivate love and compassion in their relationships with self and others In just three weeks, the reader can firmly establish the practice of Mirror Work as an ongoing vehicle for positive growth and self-care, and a path to a full, rich life"--… (more)

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