Maze of Mirrors, Mr Toad’s Wild Ride


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All of the downloads that have been happening to us humans (consciously, subconsciously or unconsciously) – a huge amount recently, however especially since 2012 (in reality much longer) – have been ‘steering’ us in a particular direction…like herding cats, really…to become more aware of ourselves as unique individuals consciously aware of our own Journeys and becoming ultimately responsible for them. As we are downloaded through various means (the sun and his solar flares is just one, planetary alignments are another, but save that for another discussion) our DNA and our carbon-based physical bodies are being transformed – mutation/morphing – into a more evolved human being that can exist in harmony with a more evolved planet Earth, Gaia. One of the most intense means of achieving this miraculous feat has been to ‘steer’ us human cats through a maze of mirrors, the reflection of ourselves through the outside world. This brings to mind the saying, ‘In this world but not of it’. The mirrors reflect back to us actually where we are on this path, this journey, through the responses and the situations that we have before us, as ultimately we must see our part in it as we go.
No matter where you are going, there you are. You cannot run away from yourself. Relationships (all of them) are the best barometers for how you are doing, because no matter what is happening (and that doesn’t really matter precisely) it is how you deal with it. Actions are worth a thousand words; your actions speak volumes. Learning how to deal with it is contingent on experience, and growth as a result of experience. ‘Wow, I sure see that scenario differently now than before…hmmmm?’ Progress through that maze of mirrors, and very interestingly, the reflections change along the way. How could that be? images (1)
I have a friend and that friend is going through some interesting challenges (aren’t we all?) – she is huffing and puffing and stewing about these challenges, being all kinds of bothered about this ‘act’ that all of these people are doing, this act that totally pushes her buttons and has her panties all in a bind. She is totally doing this act herself, but she has absolutely no clue that this is the case. She is kind-of stuck in one of those ‘dead-ends’ in the mirror maze, her reflection back to herself is intense, blatant and aggravating – but she absolutely does not see that this is her act, also. images (5)

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I watch these scenarios unfold and it totally brings up my own awareness in watching my own mirrors and the reflection back that I receive from the outside world, but owning responsibility for all of that reflection is essential, and that can be overwhelming, to say the least. We stumble and then flow and then bump into these gross exaggerations of who we think we are reflected back to us in those mirrors and for sure there is plenty of judgment going on. “Eeww, I don’t like that one at all! That person (reflecting back to me in the mirror) is someone I think I will avoid and stay away from, they are saying things to me I do not want to hear or look at.” This is just an example, it can show up in the most myriad of ways, which is why we can be so blind at times. We get stuck in a corner of mirror reflections and see nowhere to go except perhaps to turn around and run! But then we are running away from exactly what we need to be stopping and really looking at, closely. If we do stop and see our self in the mirror (like it or not), we can at that moment shift our perception of the reflection, and thus make the effort to release that ‘ugly’ whatever looking back at us…and perhaps, with release, we can turn around and find a good flowing route much further through the maze. Our reflections now could be far more pleasing to us…at least for a while. However, the same ‘issues’ will keep coming back to us – the ‘challenge reflection’, per se – until we have completely released what is bothering us. Stopping right then and there we just might be able to see a layer that could be shed, excess unneeded ‘baggage’. And they say the third dimension is ‘dense’. Ever think about all of those image concepts, what is ‘dense’? Not just our human bodies, for sure.
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There is another individual that I have observed in my close personal world…we are each other’s mirror in that connection, but as we look at both sides (hopefully both and not just ‘the other’) I see there a tendency to run from life’s uncomfortable situations, like deciding that you just won’t ‘go there’ anymore. I see this more in ‘the other’, yet I must also see how I deal with this…so far there has been no conflict or challenges, just observations, yet I must ponder where I, also, might be doing the same thing and, have I seen similar situations come up in my world – other than this one? And, indeed they have shown up, in a few areas…hmph, looks like another layer to shed, yeah? Where is ‘who’ going and ‘why’? “If you don’t know where you are going, any road can take you there.” –Lewis Carroll; Thus we look closer to the details, as we traverse through life, shedding as much density as we are consciously aware of.
As our vibrational levels get lighter, more buoyant, more ethereal in the less dense energies where we can ‘flow’ much easier through the maze of mirrors, our attention is honed and the reflections become clearer. Sometimes we still get stuck in a ‘corner’ with a not very nice picture looking back at us, but our ability to shed the ‘dead weight’, get turned around and back into a flowing zone of the maze happens very quickly now. Almost instant manifestation. images (7)
And thus we are stepping out of that Maze of Mirrors, which truly has been Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride (does anyone remember that ride from Disneyland – Anaheim, California in the 60’s? Guess I gave my age away…!) – this ride was in a little train of carts that held a couple of people in each cart, all open from the waist up, through this Alice in Wonderland atmosphere ride the train ran along a track that caused it to wobble and sway along, up, down, over, though, and around; dark tunnels and surprise entrances. “’Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?’ ‘That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.’ ‘I don’t much care where-‘ ‘Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.’” – Lewis Carroll, a conversation between Alice and the Cheshire Cat. I tend to believe that we are all on a ride like this, like Alice, through a maze of one sort or another; a maze of many descriptions; each maze unique unto the individual. A maze that requires each of us to learn to take responsibility for the choices at each juncture; learning not to get stuck on that hamster wheel…”I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” –Lewis Carroll…ultimately finding our way to where we can see the ‘light’ of open and new territory, free of so much that we have left behind. images (4)
Look closely at the reflection of your reality as it shines its light for you to see who you are. Our relationships, all of them, are ultimately the best barometers for this – however it exists in all aspects of our individual and collective realities – and our most intimate relationships allow us the best opportunities to see, and accept, the reflections back to us that we like the LEAST about ourselves. Dr. Lissa Rankin wrote a wonderful article here, and I encourage anyone interested in another way of looking at your self to read her delightful presentation of ‘our ugly tails’, the one that everyone has.
Acceptance of one another as we jiggle and rock through this wild ride through the maze of our Journey allows so much more compassion not only for others, but for ourselves. This is paramount in our ability to co-create a New Paradigm where harmony, respect and love rule the day. Wouldn’t that just be the ticket we are all looking for? How easily us hu-mans get stuck in the illusions…time to go ‘Through the Looking Glass’ –
“Who in the world am I? Ah, that is the great puzzle.” – Lewis Carroll
At this new moon and winter solstice of 2014, I wish blessings to all for the strength and attention needed to release our burdens – those things that no longer serve us – and allow us to lighten our load as we prepare to step into a magical new year! Enjoy the holidaze, be your authentic self, and enjoy the ride!
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Author: Elena in the Jungle

Living a very simple reclusive and self sustaining life way out in the jungle with my husband, growing as much food and medicinal plants as possible, I find my freedom and sanctuary in the amazing and spectacular array of life that surrounds me, gifts of Gaia, most especially while traveling around on my horse.

2 thoughts on “Maze of Mirrors, Mr Toad’s Wild Ride”

  1. Again Lynn~, so well written !!! You are sooooooooo right with the fact that most of us (me included) do Not see ourselves for who we Really are………VERY tuff one to stay still in front of that mirror & ASK “Who am I Really”….so on we go ! ! !

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