The Law of Reflection
By Beverly Blanchard
If there is anything we could change in a child, we should first examine and see whether it is not something that could be better changed in ourselves. – Carl Jung
The Law of Reflection deals with the fact that everything you see is only a mirror reflection of that which is within you. This is one of the hardest laws for people to understand and accept because we like to think that it is outside people or circumstances that are causing us to be happy or angry. Since everything is vibration it is you who is attracting these external situations to you. Hence, that individual who irritates you has come into your life because that is an active vibration within you. That irritable person is mirroring that which exists within you.
You may be attracting these people into your life so that you can see where your kindness is being motivated by your own guilt or the need to get people to like you. Being kind in all situations and circumstances is not always an honorable trait for sometimes we are forgetting to value and appreciate ourselves.
Another analogy can be seen if you are upset with people begging for money on street corners. You may be angry because these individuals are representing some part of yourself that is begging for something in your life. You may be begging for recognition from your boss. Perhaps, you are begging for love from your spouse. As a politician, you may be begging for votes from the electorate.
So, next time you find you are angry or irritated with someone or a circumstance stop and ask yourself: What state of being is this person reflecting about me? Where in my own life am I exhibiting this behavior? What is it that I do not want to reveal about myself to myself?