Recognize that the other person is you.
Each and every person we encounter on our path holds a lesson for us, brings us some kind of message that we consciously or subconsciously receive and which determines and influences the shape of our trajectory in this lifetime.
I’ve heard this idea many times and so did you, I‘m sure, but I recently heard a phrase related to this concept that struck me very hard and as much as I tried to immediately forget it, label it as bullshit and push it out my head, I couldn’t. Something about that sentence terrified me in that way that things we intuitively know to be true terrify us.
What was the phrase? It went something like this:
“Other person is no more than embodied aspect of yourself.”
Furthermore, tuning into your emotional response to a certain person, you can identify which aspects of yourself need healing or need to be look upon. In that sense, others exist solely as a mirror through which you can reach higher comprehension of your own self.
Fuck...I felt it really hard and after hearing it I couldn’t help but start noticing my emotional responses to certain people. Disgust, anger, sense of superiority or inferiority... Diving into the emotion brought me to some very dark places, revealing exactly what the phrase said. I learned that characteristics or behaviours of a person that irritates me, annoys me or fills me up with aggression and hatred are no more than indicators of the unhealed parts of my soul - my brain in one way or another linked their characteristics/behaviours to something within myself that I didn’t resolve, place that needed to be looked at and healed, hidden shelters of self hatred that poisoned me without me even noticing....
It is a definitely a very powerful process and if applied diligently and regularly while giving yourself time to go through each awaken point of you “pain body” and providing it with love and presence it craves, it can create miracles in your growth and spiritual journey.
What being aware of your automatic reactions to others and further questioning and seeking for the root of the emotional response really does is shining the reflector upon the Ego, revealing its hidden and nasty ways to keep us stuck in limited mindset and sense of separation.
Guys, we truly are one. You are aspect of myself, I am aspect of yourself. I know that it is hard to grasp on that idea, but try it out - journal at the end of the day noticing all more intense emotional responses that people in your surroundings evoked within you. What are they? What pictures you see when diving into the emotion? Where do they lead you?
Make a soul searching your priority, get to know yourself, explore each and every tiny part as by doing so you are exploring and gaining knowledge and insights about the Universe as a whole, as we carry scaled down Universes within us.
I believe that the whole purpose is just that - flowing with ease through this lifetime and posing questions when faced with unease in order to grow, expand and gain new perspectives and understandings.