IX. The Reflection of Holiness, P 5
5 In this world you can become a spotless mirror, in which the Holiness of your Creator shines forth from you to all around you. You can reflect Heaven here. Yet no reflections of the images of other gods must dim the mirror that would hold God’s reflection in it. Earth can reflect Heaven or hell; God or the ego. You need but leave the mirror clean and clear of all the images of hidden darkness you have drawn upon it. God will shine upon it of Himself. Only the clear reflection of Himself can be perceived upon it.
I love the spotless mirror image. I can see my errors as smudges rather than sins. Guilt is a smudge on the mirror, as is fear and grievances. These are the images of the false gods that dim the mirror that Jesus is talking about. Because I want a clear mind that can reflect God, the Holy Spirit is helping me by bringing to my attention the smudges that need to be wiped clean.
Nowadays, when I become aware of a smudge, I get to work on it right away. I thank the Holy Spirit for bringing it to my attention, and then I use a process to help me get to the bottom of it and to ultimately forgive myself for my confusion. I sometimes use the Rules for Decision process. I also use Root Cause Inquiry, especially if I suspect that I don’t really know the true cause of the upset. This process has proven invaluable to me. Regina Dawn Akers has this process written out step by step with excellent explanations and suggestions. If you are interested you can find it on her website. Root cause inquiry link:
However I choose to do this, I do it as quickly as possible. I want to be free. I want a clear mind. I want to reflect God and I want to know God.