Mirror Dreams

The dreams mirrors are similar to the magic mirror in “Snow White” with the major difference being that the images reflected in your dream may be far more painful, accurate and honest. Images in dream mirrors reflect not only the truth of our waking lives, but the truth of the “dark shades” not only of what we were, but the dark shadows of what currently is in our unconscious. In fact, mirroring is one of the primary functions of dreams. They reflect every solitary aspect of who we are the shadows, the emotions, what we feel, what we think, what we desire, what we see, as well as that to which we are blind–which may be both that which is dark as well as that which is bright.

When the dream reflections are unpleasant it is important to remember that reflections are all they are–they are not the essence, the quintessential being of the person. What is reflected is easily changed. In fact, part of the goal of examining dream reflections is in discovering what we may need to alter in order to make our reflection reflect the truth.

The Psychological Meaning: In your dreams what you seeing in the mirror is the way you see yourself or the way that you want others to see you. You may not like what you see. Many people have the alarming dream of looking in the mirror and seeing someone else’s face reflected there. This could indicate some sort of identity crisis.  What you saw will give you valuable clues to the nature of the identity problem. Accepting what you have seen in your dream shows you are progressing in the journey of self-discovery that you are willing to look at yourself objectively. However, if the person in the mirror has their eyes closed then this indicates that you are unwilling to face reality.

Dreaming that you are looking through a two-way mirror, indicates that you are coming face to face with some inner or worldly issue. What you see is related to your persona and unconscious. Seeing images through the mirror may be a safe way for you to consider and/or confront material from your unconscious. Mirrors symbolize the imagination and a link between the conscious and unconscious.

Dreaming that you are being watched through a two-way mirror, suggests that you feel you are being scrutinized and criticized. Alternatively, you may be blocking or unwilling to acknowledge your unconscious emotions.

breaking a mirror in your dream, suggests that you are breaking an old image of yourself. You may be putting an end to an old habit.  Breaking a mirror is also an old symbol for seven years of bad luck.

To see a cracked or broken mirror in your dream. represents a poor or distorted self-image. Alternatively, it suggests that you have put an end to your old habits and ways. 

To see a fogged mirror in your dream, signifies a hazy concept of who you are and questions about your self-identity. You are confused in your goals in life an you may have a lack of clarity in a purpose.

When an image other than their own is reflected in a mirror, check who or what is there. The mirror may be showing you what you desire, an image you wish you had, or it may be reflecting some image that you reject. The important thing to remember is that while mirrors may not be deceived by cover-ups, any thing reflected that is less than Divine may always be brought into alignment, as long as the change is not simply cosmetic.

But what if your Reflection is missing in your dream mirror well let us consider this. In vampire mythology the vampire has no reflection in the mirror. The reason for this may be found in the collective unconscious belief that mirrors are reflecting souls and the vampire, in many mythologies, is lacking a soul to reflect. But perhaps there is a deeper meaning. Perhaps the reason for a lack of reflection lies in their inability to see their self out of shame, out of fear, out of worry of what one will see in the mirror. Looking into a mirror and seeing no reflection could also indicate trouble with identity, trouble with seeing their self, or having lost their self in some way. This state is a dichotomy as on the one hand, the loss of reflection could indicate deep instability at a core level, while on the other hand, it may also indicate that one has dissolved their ego to the point that one is no longer bound to the image one has created. If this dream is prominent it is crucial to carefully and honestly examine their life and perhaps seek spiritual and/or psychological counseling as there is a fine line between authentic spiritual freedom that comes with authentic identification with the Self and delusional, psychosis that comes from have no core Self at all. All parts of the psyche carry shadows, and the Self, as the brightest of all the archetypes carries the darkest shadow of all–one that may or may not be reflected in mirrors.

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