Monday, 4 March 2013

A Mirror in a Mirror - by Michael Kaufmann

I am very pleased to introduce a guest post by my Reiki teacher, Michael Kaufmann. Michael has a lighthearted approach to teaching which make his workshops thoroughly enjoyable; whether it is a Reiki Attunement or a weekend seminar on Japanese healing techniques and meditation. 


When I was a child I accidentally discovered a way to contemplate infinity using only two mirrors, one handheld and one on the wall.

I was wondering what would happen if I looked at a mirror reflected in another mirror.  I played around and then suddenly there was a moment when an endless tunnel of reflected mirrors opened up, a window into infinity.

In my excitement, I took my father's tripod and mounted the handheld mirror onto it, trying to make it as still as possible to make the tunnel as deep as possible.

As the chain of reflections fused into a dark vanishing point in the "distance", I felt that this dark point was a piece of the same infinity that I saw when I looked at sky at night.

I repeated this experiment often.  It became one of the visual meditations that I loved then and still love to this day, like staring into an open fire, star gazing, watching the sun set, waves rolling onto the shore, snow flakes floating to the ground.

Later, when I started to meditate, I found the same sense of infinity behind closed eyelids in an inner space that deepened and expanded with time.

Go and explore this inner space in yourself, have glimpses of your own infinity!  Unlike the virtual space between facing mirrors, your inner space is full of life, light and spirit.

Meditation is a life skill that's easy to learn. Learn more on Reiki-Meditation by following this link.



Michael Kaufmann is a Meditation Teacher, a Master & Teacher of Reiki Healing, a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Time Line TherapyTM and an Ericksonian Hypnotherapist with many years of clinical experience.  He has practices in the City of London and in Canterbury, Kent.  He can be reached via http://www.reiki-meditation.co.uk/


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