Gregg Braden talks about the seven Essene mirrors of relationships, and specifically the 3rd mirror, which is the mirror of what we have lost, given away or had taken from us by those who have power over us. Below the transcript is another video in which Gregg discusses all seven of the Essene mirrors.
TRANSCRIPT (Gregg Braden speaking):
My personal history was the driver to understand these things. I can say now, I do come from a very dysfunctional, abusive alcoholic family. I'm a survivor of childhood trauma. And I had to learn very early on what that meant to me, because I made a choice, early on, not to be defined by my past.
And I have other a younger brother who made a different choice and is suffering in the world today because everything that happens to him he says is because of what happened to him when he was younger. And he's absolutely correct. It can be and it doesn't have to be.
My feeling is, and where I look at this maybe a little differently, I believe there's a continuity in human consciousness and human history. And I believe those who have come before us left us information in their time. If we have the wisdom to recognize and the courage to embrace and the strength to live what they left for us that we can benefit from those who have come before us – whether it was a generation or whether it was 5,000 years ago.
So I've been the student of history all of my life. And I recognized early on that there were certain groups of people – there was a mysterious sect, for example, called the Essenes 500 years before the time of Jesus. They did not call themselves Essenes. The Egyptians actually called them Therapeutae, which means healers. Not only did they understand physical healing, the understood, emotional and psychological healing.
And the Essenes identified, a series of mirrors, seven mirrors that every human will experience in their lifetime if they live among other people: seven mirrors of relationship. The first ones are obvious, and they become more and more and more subtle. And you have to recognize the obvious ones before you get into the more subtle ones.
And what you're referring to is third mirror – the third Essene mirror of relationship. It is the mirror of what we have lost, given away, or had taken from us by those who have power over us. So the way that particular mirror works is we've all had these experiences, if we're honest with ourselves. We can be at a place in our lives where we're perfectly content with a partner or a relationship, or no partner or no relationship.
And someone… you can walk down the aisle at the grocery store, or you can interact with someone in the office place. And all of a sudden there's that little… something lights up inside and you find yourself drawn to this person, magnetically drawn. And your mind will say, well I shouldn't be or this isn't right, and that doesn't change the chemistry that's there. We all will know that experience.
The question is, why is it happening? If we don't know why it's happening, then we can be led through this mysterious experience to lose everything that we love and cherish – perfectly good relationships and families and kids and all of that – in search of what it is this magnet means to us because it's such a powerful compulsion. The Essene mirror # 3 tells us what this is.
Each of us to survive, wherever we are in our lives today, we all have given away parts of ourselves. Sometimes we do it consciously. Coming from an alcoholic family, as a peacemaker, I would consciously relinquish my choices, my ideas, just to keep peace in the family.
FOR MUCH MORE ON THIS TOPIC, WATCH THIS VIDEO WITH GREGG BRADEN: