Your Life is a Mirror of Your Inner World
by Paige Bartholomew
Many people are confused about what it means when we talk about the outer world being a reflection of the inner self. It IS a complex concept, and it's one with several different layers of meaning. Here are three layers explained, each incrementally more advanced than the one before
As you grow and evolve into the next, more advanced level, you’ll begin to understand the concept that you create your own reality. You do not simply create what you think about, you create what you ARE. So whatever is unhealed, sad or in grief - whatever you don’t like or cannot accept about yourself, will be re-created in the stories that show up in your life. (Sometimes we call these "patterns".) You'll attract people that trigger your own unhealed places. They will trigger you because they’ll either dislike THEMSELVES in the same way you dislike yourself, or they’ll dislike YOU in that way. However it shows up, the idea is that it's an opportunity to look more closely at your own inner world, with the ultimate goal of healing what's out of alignment with Love.
Example: Everyone knows of a man or woman who continuously choose the same kind of unhealthy mate. It’s easy to see that they are attracted to this same type of person over and over again because their “picker” unconsciously chooses similar relationship situations in order to heal something within him or herself. Ultimately, the ending will always be the same: their core wounds will get kicked up. This will happen repeatedly until he or she learns that they are actually CREATING these situations to learn. This is the stage of taking responsibility for your life – the good, the bad, and the ugly.
This perspective is built around the concept that the universe is a fractal. That is: whatever energy signature we carry will be repeated infinitely, again and again, until we change that vibration.
The Advanced Version:
At the most advanced level, you’ll come to know that in the deepest spiritual reality, there is only One Being in all of existence. Because there is only one of us here, "It" is creating all of this world we see, hear, feel, and perceive. "We"- the One - create seemingly billions of facets of our self. Each facet believes, in its small sphere of perception, that he or she is a distinct entity, separate from all the others. It is when you reach the highest levels of spiritual wisdom that you’ll realize that you can either choose to operate from this small, single little self, or you can remember the Potent Oneness that you are, and harness the power of All That Is.
Example: You realize that what you see outside yourself can only be there because of what you believe within. You realize that everything you experience is a perfect mirror of your personal making.
From the highest spiritual perspective, we know that the "others" are mirrors for us, because they actually ARE us. And at this level of spiritual attainment, the whole thing is uproariously entertaining - because we know that it's all an illusion, and that in reality, we are "all" just fine.
This world is a mirror into which I gaze -
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