“We are the mirror as well as the face in it.” Rumi, 13th-century poet
Last week, I shared the concept of a holographic universe. To reiterate, holographic universe principle gives each of us a chance to be the change agents from where we are. We do not need more money, a more influencing personality, more attractiveness, or more of anything else to bring the change we desire. Today, I am introducing a similar quantum physics concept related to the holographic nature of the universe. What I will talk about today, I will call mirroring as Rumi alludes to it, in the quote above.
According to quantum physics, everything in the universe is energy interacting with energy. The same is applied when one person is interacting with the other. I truly believe that nothing in my world happens without my permission. In other words, the energy I am radiating into the universe is constantly coming back to me in the form of relationships and everyday interactions. I am in the midst of starting my private practice. Everything that I have to do related to private practice, school, teaching, working at another outpatient clinic, and family life. I feel overwhelmed at times. I have been applying the principles I am talking about in my posts, to my life for a little while now. I can clearly tell when I am aligned with them and when I am not. When I am operating from ego and am frustrated inside, I notice other people as rude, cold, and not helpful at all. However, just when I become mindful of what I am doing and take a deep breath to become more aware of the choices I am making, either those people become much more helpful or I do not have to interact with them anymore. All the sudden, they dissipate. Lately, I have been noticing it a lot with me to the point that I am writing about this experience and the principle behind this bizarre type of attitude.
The principle is that the universe around us mirrors what is inside of us. The experience outside of us is merely a reflection of what is happening inside. If you are seeing and noticing chaos around you and in your relationship, pay attention to what is happening inside of you. The application of this principle has helped me in my personal and professional life. To give an example of a professional application of this principle, I had a client who did not want to admit that she had a hard time making a decision about something. She was in denial. She wanted to present as totally competent to make any decision with ease, but inside she was in total chaos. I had her describe her relationships and everyday interactions in a session. Sure enough she described a chaotic picture to me and I pointed it out to her. The next thing I see were tears rolling down her face.
So the bottom line is that everything in our world is a reflection of what is inside of us, whether it is at individual, societal, national, or global level. Our beliefs are reflected in what we call reality. If we want our reality to change, we need to change our beliefs. Here is what Gregg Braden says about this principle: “Because the Divine Matrix constantly reflects our beliefs, feelings, and emotions through the events of our lives, the everyday world provides insights about the deepest realms of our hidden selves. In our personal mirrors, we’re shown our truest convictions, loves, and fears. The world is a powerful (and often literal) mirror, one that isn’t always east to face. With complete honesty, life gives us a direct window into the ultimate reality of our beliefs, and sometimes our reflections come to us in ways that we would never expect.”
Gurpreet Kaur is a counselor who works at an outpatient clinic and also has a private practice. She is a doctoral student with professional interests in quantum physics, spirituality, self-actualization, and mindfulness practices as they all relate to counseling.