By Karim © 2018
I have read many interesting dream accounts of people seeing themselves in mirrors looking different than in waking life. Some can be a different gender, race, or even species. Some had conversations with their reflections. Some just saw a different world in a mirror like a TV screen. Some have seen other beings that passed on some information, knowledge, or wisdom. Some spoke of mirrors as portals to a different world. Some warn against crossing into the world behind the mirror, and some say you can have amazing adventures there. Mirrors always intrigued me in a dream, but I never actively searched for them. I had three notable dreams that involved mirrors that I would like to share with you.
One of my most baffling mirror dreams that to this day I do not have a good interpretation for, happened when I was visiting an old castle. This dream felt more of an OBE experience rather than a normal dream. The castle was old and very well decorated from the inside, filled with lots of art and golden ornaments. I was somewhat lucid, but going with the flow of the dream.
I came across a very large mirror with a beautiful wooden frame. I looked at myself and saw my reflection exactly as I would see it in waking life. Nothing funny there. Though everything looked normal, I had an eerie feeling. A little behind me to the right side was a red velvet chair. A moment after seeing my reflection, another ‘me’ appeared in the red velvet chair with a smile on his face. Another few seconds and a third ‘me’ appeared standing slightly behind me to the left.
I was both surprised and shocked that the mirror was producing multiple reflections of me. At that moment as lucidity was increasing, the ‘me’ on the chair said, “Do you think that you are the only one that got out?”
The ‘me’ on the left said, “Do you think you are the only one with consciousness?” “Wow! What is going on here?” I thought.
At the time I understood the first comment in relation to astral projection. When we project our consciousness out of the body, was I the only one that projected out? Is there something else— another part of me that projects as well? The comment of the second reflection seems to suggest that whatever else that would have projected out is also alive and conscious.
I remember having a discussion about dreams with a dear friend of mine who’s an experienced lucid dreamer and astral projector. Seeking an explanation in the dream before waking up, I walked straight to a nearby landline phone and called her, telling her what had just happened. She said, “You forget you are in the astral, silly…I told you before, mirrors act funny there. Do your best to avoid them.”
With that I woke up. I wish I had stayed longer in front of the mirror and had a conversation with the other ‘me’s to find out what was going on.
My second notable run-in with a mirror in a dream was when I was exploring conversations with the awareness behind the dream. I have asked the awareness in a dream to show me ‘Infinity.’ The awareness replied, “That would be too difficult for your mind to comprehend.” Remembering that I should be specific when asking the awareness a request, I repeated, “Could you please show me Infinity in a way that my mind can understand it?”
Immediately, two massive mirrors fell from the sky. They were huge! We are talking two meters wide, at least, and six meters tall. One mirror fell in front of me and the other fell behind me. If you ever stood in front of two mirrors, one behind you or in front of you, you will see the infinite optical effect the reflections make.
I thought, what a clever way to explain the concept of infinity. Remembering Alice Through the Looking Glass
I thought, ‘What if I can walk into the world behind the mirror?’
I proceeded to walk towards the mirror and it was not solid. I walked right into it and crossed into another world. Another two mirrors stood there, one behind me and one in front of me with the same infinite reflection effect.
I decided to have a look at the world inside this mirror. It was very similar to the one I was in, except for some slight differences in the color of the sky and the colors in the landscape but mostly it was the same. I came back to the mirrors and went forward through them again. Yet another world similar to the one before but again with slight differences and variations.
I explored half a dozen worlds behind the mirrors and they were all similar yet slightly different. It felt I was seeing parallel worlds at this stage. I then decided to run forward through the mirror and keep crossing the threshold to see if there will be any dead end? There wasn’t. I started flying at a very high speed forward and yet I kept going through without an end. At one point I lost count of how many times I have crossed the mirror in front of me and thought, what if I could possibly get lost? The minute a bit of fear set in, I felt the need to get out of this dream and I was immediately yanked away and woke up!
My last run-in with a mirror was a dream I posted here last year on the LDE magazine. It was a dream where the angel of death took me through an afterlife testing.
At one point, one of the tests was related to the attachment to material things. We went through a mall and we were in a clothing store where they made an announcement that everything is going on sale for free. I could pick as many items as I want from any brand I liked and I can walk away with it for free. The angel beckoned me to move forward through the store. Some of the sales reps tried to stop me and ask me if I needed any help, if I liked to try anything, to which I declined. We passed by a large mirror in the store and I took a peek at my reflection. Again it was very much like my waking life reflection. The angel then said, “Be careful not to stare too long at a mirror. More than 30 seconds in one glance and vanity would set in.”
I thought, what an interesting comment; is that why many people love to stare at themselves in the mirror for a long time? That kind of explains it, hehehe!
I think a mirror will function differently depending on the dream you are having. As we all know one object or symbol can change its meaning based on the context of a dream. For example, in one dream a lion charging at you could be seen as a sign of danger, while in another, a lion standing could be a sign of protection or courage even. It would be very hard to say a mirror is this or that in the dream world.
However, a mirror does present a very interesting possibility in a dream. At times I see it as a symbol of inner reflection, a possible way to talk to your reflection/subconscious. Perhaps at times it is a portal to a parallel version of our world or to a completely different one. Or it can be a useful tool to learn about a concept like I did with infinity. Mirrors are quite fascinating, and I am looking forward to my next dream with mirrors.