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  • Writer's pictureVirginia Ede

Mirror, Mirror - Who Am I?

Have you ever been told that if you look into a mirror and like what you see, that you are either conceited or vain?

Hmmmm, haven't we all? And then after a while you begin to believe this statement and no longer wish to look!

Often the world outside of ourselves can be cruel, unjust and judgemental, and it can be these such statements that are meant to dis-empower, control and manipulate us into walking a path that is not our own.

If you don't wear the correct label clothes, use the correct expensive makeup, brush your teeth with the correct toothpaste, or even use the right deodorant then you won't be popular, pretty or remarkable.

Aaaaaah, not so!

The actual truth is that we are all amazing, outstanding and magnificent beings who, when we actually take a deeper look at our own reflection, without the judgement of others, we can begin (if we allow ourselves) to see the beauty that becomes translucent when we are truly connected with our hearts and not just our intellect or ego!

Now in the commercial world this is not something that we are always encouraged to do. See who we really are!

For me, the ego is our conscious mind and survival instinct. It is the voice that tells us that we cannot; that we aren't good enough; that we will fail if we try; and the what if conversation? It’s that part of us that has a great need to be special and seeks constant external approval.

It is this part of us that will always feel lacking in some way and can be our own special self sabotager - stopping us before we will even try!

But what if........ what if we actually allowed ourselves to not only feel special but BE special. To actually BE the very best that we can be at any given moment AND DO the very best that we can do, no matter what anyone thought!

Now what would happen if we began to actually begin to walk the path of our own authenticity? Wouldn't that be AMAZING and wouldn't we finally feel FREE!

Stop listening to the 'naysayers' and begin speaking kind words about and to ourselves! Of course, this isn't always an easy thing to do but like all 'new' things, it just takes determination, courage and lots of practice.

Also, in case you didn't know, your heart is your authenticity gauge, your barometer to what is good and not so good in your experience, and IT WILL NEVER EVER LIE to you.

Yep, that's right - it never lies. Whether you believe it or not your heart will always inform you of exactly how you are feeling - right and wrong! All you need to do is stop and listen to it instead of shutting it down because it doesn't feel good.

Try this - next time you are making a decision about something, ask your heart how you feel about this decision. If your heart sinks or doesn't feel good, then this is not FOR you. Or if your heart leaps or feels good, then this decision is FOR you and why not give it a go.

And do take the time out to look in the mirror. Not at the pimples, lines, wrinkles or whatever you don't like - that's how the outside world wants you to see yourself. Instead look at your eyes - deep into those eyes....... yes I know it feels uncomfortable, but keep doing it. Tell yourself how beautiful those eyes are. How exquisite your smile is and how it just lights up your whole face.

Begin speaking to yourself the way that you dream others will speak to you and you will be amazed that after a time you will begin to like what you see.

And as an added bonus, others will begin to speak to you with the respect that you are beginning to give yourself. Like attracts like!

Mirror, mirror on the wall.... who is the most amazing being of all!



Introducing myself - I am Virginia Ede and am one half of the human carer and guardian element of Maggies Farm Sanctuary! The other half is my wonderful husband Phil!

Other than my passion for Mother Nature and her Animal Kingdom, my other loves are my 'work' as a qualified Natural Therapies practitioner; 'working WITH our rescue animals in assisting humans on their healing journey and creating new and empowered ways of living life the way that it is meant to be lived.

I have achieved Diploma Level in Bowen Therapy, certification in Cat, Canine and Equine Muscle Release Therapy™, Australian Bush Flower Essences and Reiki I & II Therapy, as well as life long skills in Intuitive Guidance, Equine Interactive Connections and Guidance - which I have called “Edequine Hoofprints to Life” and 'Edequine Connexionz', and am in the process of expanding my Animal Awareness and Insights programs.

In additional to animal connections, I also offer participation in such workshops and one on one interaction in Personal Empowerment and Lifestyle Transformation, Animal Interactive Approach and Behavioural Education and connection as Your Personal Empowerment Guide and Coach.

If you are interested in discovering more of what we have to offer, or would like to share an adventure, just let me know!

Contact me on 0414 696355 or Email

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