When you meet someone who challenges you emotionally through their behavior and words — someone whose actions cause you to reflect on your feelings of anger, sadness, discouragement or rejection – you are being given an opportunity to look into the mirror of your soul.
It is said that we all have a doppelgänger out there somewhere in the world – someone who looks just like us, has similar hobbies and would be mistaken for our twin. Some folks have had the privilege of meeting their doppelgänger, but most of us don’t, and therefore have to settle for using mirrors to see our reflection in our eyes. There are more than just glass mirrors & doppelgängers to see our own reflection and learn about who and what we are, though.
All of life – every person you meet, every situation you encounter – offers you a mirror to see your own reflection on a soul level.
The reflection of your emotional life, what your soul yearns for, your deepest beliefs and patterns of being, your conscious and unconscious thoughts – all of these reflect back to you through the people who come into your life and the experiences you have.
When you meet someone who challenges you emotionally through their behavior and words — someone whose actions cause you to reflect on your feelings of anger, sadness, discouragement or rejection – you are being given an opportunity to look into the mirror of your soul. A part of you is present in the person you are dealing with. In some cases, the person you have attracted to you is here to show you the feelings about yourself and your life that you still need to understand or release in order to live more abundantly. You can only see what is already there within your own self, present on some level, conscious or not.
You know what? That’s a really freakin’ hard pill to swallow. Especially for someone as critical as me. I like to blame that on my Virgo moon & ascendent more than anything.
For example, if a friend annoys you with trivial habits, where is the judge in you that trivializes your own life? And on the flip side: do you stay open to the possibility that the casual stranger who smiled at you on the street and makes your morning more blessed is also the part of you that can bring that same gift of unsolicited joy to someone else?
If we live in the spiritual belief that we are all one and we are all connected then there is no doubt that each of us reflects something in another. The Universe acts as a big mirror of our inner reality by bringing it into our external world.
Your Soul and your spirit guides/team of angels are constantly providing you with opportunities to see yourself through the situations that you encounter or the drama in your life. When we live without awareness, we see these situations as just situations that happen to us – haphazard, perhaps coincidental moments that occur randomly in our lives. That is when we fall into the trap of blaming others — we become angry at the world, or try to reason through what went wrong or why something happened to us.
You’ve drawn these people and situations to yourself for your own higher good, your understanding and the evolution of your soul.
In other words: there is a lesson in everything.
When you become aware of this, it becomes one of those things that you can never again ignore. Once you’re aware, every time you are faced with a difficult situation you will ask yourself: what is presented to me through my relationships and interactions with others? What am I learning about myself?
Which do you currently do: do you currently blame everything and everyone else for your life experiences? Do you take the stance of a victim? Or do you choose to look within for the reflection your relationships & experiences present to you?
Once you begin accepting your inner responsibility for the external happenings in your life, you can begin to be grateful for the abundance of life that spiritual mirrors (aka, the people in your life) offer you. Even the toughest learned lessons.
This article was originally titled “(Your soul’s doppelgängers (kinda sorta): how relationships act as mirrors): Every Person You Encounter Offers You A Mirror To See Your Own Reflection On A Soul Level”. It was found on thedailyawe.com and republished with permission.
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