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The Mirror of the Soul

Our reflections in mirrors

The Mirror of the Soul

The Bible teaches that the eye is the lamp of the body. 

Throughout all ages and cultures, the human eye has been the most widely used sensory organ as a symbol. Since the dawn of civilization, the eyes have been associated with omniscience, intelligence, light, vigilance, moral awareness and truth.

  • Matthew 6:22-23 "The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!"

The sign of covering one eye that originated with Hollywood celebrities indicates exactly the opposite. When you cover one eye, you effectively block half your vision. Spiritually this means becoming half blind to the truth, or deception. 

By covering one eye, celebrities express that they have symbolically "sacrificed" a vital part of their being. And, since the eyes are the "windows to the soul", this gesture symbolizes the partial or total loss of the soul. The Lord warns us that the vain shepherd has his right eye completely darkened to the truth. Many young believers mimic this gesture with no understanding of the spiritual implications.

Zechariah 11:17 "Woe to the worthless shepherd, Who leaves the flock! A sword shall be against his arm And against his right eye; His arm shall completely wither, And his right eye shall be totally blinded.”

The Bible also teaches that our mirrors' reflection is an obscure way of looking at yourself, because you cannot see the immaterial part that lives within your body and which is the real you. Note that many celebrities don't want to look at mirrors, don't keep them in their homes or prefer to use extra bright vanity mirrors. This is not related to a low self-esteem but rather to the fact that they have opened their pineal gland (or third eye) and they have accessed a dimension which is forbidden to humans. Through the mirrors they can see the dark reflection of their souls, as well as the demons to whom they have granted free access into their lives.

It's undeniable that ELOHIM delights in beauty, which is why nature is uniquely beautiful. It's also true that people are greatly affected by their reflection in mirrors and more and more want to enhance their external image. This is not surprising because every time we try to add some form of beauty to our lives we are imitating our Creator. 

However, the Lord warns us that he who gives no consideration to reading the Scriptures but is primarily concerned with his outward appearance, is spiritually blind to reality. When a person hears the Word of God, recognizes that he needs to change some aspects of his life but still chooses to reject His Words; this person is similar to one who looks in a mirror, sees his true image, but turns away from it without giving any thought to what he has seen.

  • James 1:23-24 "For anyone who hears the word but does not carry it out is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror, and after observing himself goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like."

  • 1 Timothy 4:8 "For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come."

In the Gospel of St. Thomas which is a collection of 114 prophetic words from YESHUA and only a few of which were included in the biblical canon; He warns us in verse 84 saying, "When you see the likeness of yourselves, you are delighted. But when you see the images of yourselves which came into being before you — they neither die nor are visible — how much you will suffer!"

We also find Bible verses giving us the same warning:

  • Isaiah 3:24 "And so it shall be: Instead of a sweet smell there will be a stench; Instead of a sash, a rope; Instead of well-set hair, baldness; Instead of a rich robe, a girding of sackcloth; And branding instead of beauty."

  • Psalm 49:15 "Like sheep they are laid in the grave; Death shall feed on them; The upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; And their beauty shall be consumed in the grave, far from their dwelling."

When you look at yourself, no matter what you see, remember that YAHWEH sees the "real you" beyond the mirror. In His eyes it's the good heart of the wise and humble human being that's a true brightness of beauty in the heavens.

  • 1 Peter 3:3-4 "Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair or gold jewelry or fine clothes, but from the inner disposition of your heart, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in God’s sight."

You can read the Gospel of Saint Thomas by clicking the link: The Gospel Of Saint Thomas

May the Holy Spirit guide you in understanding.

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