Magic Mirror

Nature always helps me believe that no matter what happens life will always fall naturally into place.

I especially believe that when I witness such exact points in time when nature momentarily reflects itself in its own majestic mirror. As the stillness settles. As the calm descends. Like ink on water. Boom.

It’s like unlocking a door that blasts open the light. A sudden triggering like the force of the most fragrant blossom springing wide to fire its scent in every direction.

As I watch the river reflections through my window here in Cornwall I’m always reminded that similar moments can also happen to us all if we stand still long enough to notice and welcome that light.

Often it’s a crisis, circumstances or another person who forces us to crack open to eventually spill our own deep beauty. More rarely, we have the courage to willingly step forward to bravely invite those mirrors to show themselves.

How easy it is to leave it to hindsight to see how people or times have so powerfully alchemised our edges – just as covid is doing with us all in so many ways right now. Yet when we’re mired in this place it can feel too uncomfortable, awkward or painful to even acknowledge what’s happening – tempting us all to run.

But what nature shows me so gracefully is that if I wait and explore just a little longer then that powerful mirror most certainly will appear. And the inevitable gentle life-giving gifts from any crisis will also be revealed.

I love such magical mirror moments when awareness rises up from the depths as if to join me for a cool swim in the midst of that river flow. I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels so deeply changed by the last few months as the sheer starkness of the reflections have given such pause for thought.

But I’m more willing than ever to breathe in the simple solace that can come from seeing things exactly as they are – and embracing the signs delivered about what might need to change for the better…

By Debbie Geraghty

Hailing from Scotland and now living in Cornwall, UK. A window gazing lover of river and clouds. A visual storyteller and wondering wanderer who tries to live deeply - but lightly.

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