Mirror Mysticism is seeing every creature as an image or mirror of Divinity. Each creature reveals something about God to us, beauty, humour, simplicity, complexity, kinship, love, friendship, loyalty…thus we do not have to choose God or the world. We can choose instead to simply learn to recognise and to embrace God in all that we see. This was the great understanding of the early Celtic monks and traditions of the likes of St Francis of Assisi.
By dwelling on creatures, the mind is inflated to love the divine goodness.
We love God and know God in the mirror of God’s creatures.
I think the short video below about elephants Shirley and Jenny and their magical reunion illustrates this point in a heart opening way.