Originally posted by maria_stardust
In essence, there were alot of negative vibes sent my way.
Do these negative vibes affect in any way the positive impact I'm trying to make in my life?
I personally would remember that it could not exist "out there" unless it existed somewhere in YOU first.
"Others" and their reaction to you, their behaviors in your presence are like your own reflection in a mirror. "Others" reflect to us those
elements of our own being, our own Self that we refuse to acknowledge in our "mind self" that self that we think we are. People who believe
themselves to be "good" and "nice" often have repressed or are in denial about their own aggressive tendencies, their own negativity. So it is
reflected to them by "others" in order that they have the opportunity to accept rather than reject those qualities, and in doing so, bring them into
balance and harmony so that they are again part of an integrated whole, and moderated.
Good/Evil are two sides, two aspects, two points of view about ONE thing that is fundamentally indivisible. You, as an individual can no more
separate out the things you judge to be "bad" or "negative" about yourself than you can separate day from night. There is a reason so many of the
ancient teachers, including Jesus, warned about the danger of judgment itself, not the danger of "evil." Buddha called it the "middle path." The
staying away from the polarization of "duality," which is judgment.
Accepting negativity allows you to apply a remedy to it. Rejecting negativity only worsens it. The more "unloved" and rejected that element is,
the more fearful it becomes, and the more aggressively it manifests. Acceptance, (another word for Love) of that element soothes it, pulling it in,
rather than pushing it away, love calms it, mitigates it. Think about an aggressive, fearful child, you dont banish it, reject it, push it away and
expect it to get all better on its own in isolation. (Or maybe you do, a surprising number of people do behave that way) you bring it in to your lap,
you hold it tight and you soothe it, calm it down, reassure it that it is loved and everything is ok.
Seeing negativity "out there" in the world offers you the opportunity to integrate and accept that element of yourself, rather than be in denial
about it. Therefore, it is a gift when it manifests in your "mirror." If "what you resist persists" or, in my own view, if denying "what is" is
futile, then your wish or stated intent to be a more balanced and peaceful individual is being answered by that negativity appearing in your mirror.
It is another opportunity to integrate it in yourself, by observing it, by really seeing it for what it is; fear of rejection, fear of separation from
the Oneness, the Divine unity.
This doesnt mean you have to go hug the person calling you names, that would be phony, fake, and a misunderstanding of how to use the mirror
effectively. Instead, only look and work within. Find the elements of yourself that flare up when dealing with "negative others" and soothe them.
Only work inside. On YOUR Self. Avoid doing what Jesus called;
"taking the speck out of your brothers eye while ignoring the beam in your own." (I paraphrase.)
Avoid trying to rub a smudge off your face by rubbing your reflection in the mirror. You can rub and clean all you want, but if the smudge is on what
is reflected, rubbing the reflection is futile.