Written by Guest Author Kimberly Watson, aka The Lipstick Witch
If you are reading this, you are probably interested in magic & manifestation. Information on these subjects can be found everywhere, books, videos, decks, mantras, music, meditations, you name it, but it seems that no one ever talks about the most important ingredient you need to manifest or make magic without ever cracking a book, watching a video, or repeating a mantra, and that ingredient is you.
I have learned this from personal experience, and I am sharing this because I want you to win, I want you to manifest anything you desire, and most of all, I want you to believe in yourself.
How It Started
I began my spiritual journey many years ago with a mix of witchcraft and Deepak (Chopra). I worked hard for a very long time, using magic, mantras, tapping, and divination to conjure what I wished for, and there were years I could never figure out why I wasn’t getting anywhere. Then I attended a personal development seminar for work where I had to do an exercise that required me to stare at myself in a mirror for 60 seconds, and it was one of the longest 60 seconds of my life. As I left that training, I knew I had to do it again and find out why.
Shortly after, I was trapped inside my home during a pandemic, and the world around me felt uncertain. I received an intuitive nudge to work with myself as it was the only thing I had control of, so I started a daily mirror work practice which changed my life.
Nearly every day for the last four years, I have used the mirror and my phone to see myself more deeply and work with my observations from a space of curiosity and introspection. I am not an avid journalist, so I record voice notes or use the color notes app on my phone to note my observations and what I discover about them.
The more I looked at myself, the more I unraveled and discovered. The more I looked at myself, the more I treated myself with kindness. The more I looked at myself, the more I understood my power and value and could articulate my talents.
How It’s Going
Over several months, I changed from feeling like I needed something or someone outside of myself to become a higher version of myself to realizing that I already was. I believed in myself in a way I never had, which made me more in tune with my intuition. Soon, physical-world results unfolded before me with ease. I stepped into a job title I had always dreamed of doing but thought I would never have, and in that role, I expanded my skills and received accolades far beyond what I had ever imagined.
I stopped trying to fix myself and waiting for the day that I would be “thin, blonde, and healed” and just started to show up as my authentic self to the world.
I started my business and claimed who I am, acknowledging my spiritual gifts in a public way. With confidence and belief, my divination, magic, and manifestation became more powerful because I wasn’t overthinking it, I wasn’t constantly reevaluating it or devaluing myself, and no matter how simple or complex the work, I always had the one most crucial ingredient, and that was me—grounded, centered, confidant.
Finding Magick in Your Mirror
Mirror-work can completely transform you no matter where you are in your spiritual journey. I submit that nothing is more potent for magic and manifestation than working with your reflection, because you are the secret ingredient to everything you want.
So now that I have shared this story, I challenge you to pause working with your deities, cards, crystals, herbs, and mantras for 30 days and instead stare at yourself in a mirror or take your photo and look at it for about 3-5 minutes daily and record what comes up. When you do, I would love to hear from you and have you share your powerful results from simply gazing at your reflection.
Below are a few simple practices I have used and still use today. I hope you try them, love them, and, most importantly, get everything you ever dreamed of.
Morning Mirror Ritual
Stand or sit for 3-5 minutes in front of a full-length mirror and look at yourself. Think about the following prompts
as you look in the mirror.
What part of your body are you most drawn to?
How does looking at that part of your body feel?
Where do you most feel the sensation/emotion in your body?
Is it the same place your eyes are drawn to?
What emotions or thoughts are you having as you do this exercise?
Do you remember the first time you felt that emotion or had the thought/observation you are having today?
Are any judgments coming up for you today connected to this observation?
Is there anything else coming up for you during this exercise, colors, smells, tastes, music, etc.?
Cell Phone Photo Ritual
Take a photo of yourself once a week. Every day of that week, look at your photo for a minute or so. Use the same observation prompts above as you look at the photo. Take note of your observations.
You can spend countless hours, dollars, and years trying to attain anything and everything, using mantras, crystals, candles, herbs, and divination tools, but it is all worthless if you don’t know yourself and see yourself. It’s that simple.
Kimberly Watson is one of 12 professional Lip Print readers worldwide! A Southern California-based modern mystic, Kim is also an intuitive tarot reader, psychic medium, witch, and the owner of The Lipstick Witch. After spending most of her life working in retail cosmetics in sales and education, Kim discovered Lipsology, the art, and science of lip print reading, and discovered that your lip prints evolve with you; and allow you to track your own personal evolution! Immediately she knew learning this technique was the perfect way to marry her psychic gifts with her glamorous side to create a completely unique reading experience! Since then, Kim has been reading lips nationwide and is only getting started! Her readings are known for being fun, personal, and authentic. Kim specializes in creating a fun, engaging, and memorable experience in every reading, special event, or retreat and hosting Glamour Magic workshops for everyday women. To find out more or connect with Kimberly, follow her on Instagram @ The Lipstick Witch or check out her website at www.thelipstickwitch.com