Don't be distracted by your stories.
don Miguel Ruiz
Everyone loves a good story... and we especially love OUR OWN stories. And that is because we get to cast ourselves in the roles we are attracted to for subconscious reasons. We can be the brilliant hero or the preyed upon victim. We can be the perpetrator if we tend to judge ourselves mercilessly...or a bit player if we feel invisible and that nobody “sees” us.
We all have stories that “explain” our lives...a popular practice that makes sense of what is happening to us. The problem is that once we decide on what our”role” is, we typecast ourselves in it and find it exceedingly difficult to look more deeply into and revise the story that we have become comfortable with and that now comprises the identity we assign ourselves.
don Miguel Ruiz, Toltec spiritualist, counsels us not to be distracted by our stories for they are only the illusions that represent what we are able to see so far. And he wants us to grow.
Jean Atman, Ascension and Energy Medicine Specialist, offers us a deeper view:
What many people don't realize is that the people we engage with will always mirror who we are on the inside.
While these individuals with whom we engage may look completely different and separate from us, they are really only a cogent reflection of who we are for WE create our world and WE populate it with fascinating characters who have much to tell us. We create them so that we can see ourselves. And we have not done this on a conscious level. This creation is a spiritual exercise that may on a superficial level confuse and confound us. In fact, we may not feel ANY connection with some of their behavior. But there is SOMETHING they are doing that holds the potential to help us discover what we may have never recognized nor suspected about ourselves.
Fortunately, the characters we create also exist to illustrate the beautiful accomplishments of our lives. These generous, compassionate Individuals mirror our same attributes just as the dysfunctional, fragmented individuals hold the clues to issues buried deep in our psyche.
There is something fascinating and powerful about these scenarios. Each of us has the earth assignment of returning to our essential self as a creature of Love, recognizing, acknowledging, owning and releasing our fear based behaviors. And the assorted characters who populate the landscape of our lives give us important checkpoints about our progress and the problems with which we still struggle.
What an intriguing (and challenging) way to become aware of where we reside in our personal journeys. In every case, a masterpiece of soul projection. Don’t be distracted from discovering their powerful revelations.
Carmen Cicero on View at June Kelly