I remember listening to a book on tape (yes, that will tell you how long ago I am talking about if the book was actually on cassette tape!) by Jack Canfield. I don’t remember the name of the book but it was inspiring us to look inward and remember our true divine selves.
One of the suggestions that he made would help me to look at others with less judgment. He posed this question: What if everyone else had already evolved to know themselves as Source and they were simply playing a role to help me evolve? Whether I viewed the other person’s role as good or bad didn’t matter. Either way, they were helping me to see what I still needed to heal to become my true self; my divine self.
If the other person made me mad, what did I need to clear or heal in order to view their actions dispassionately or what did I need to heal to no longer attract their energy into my life?
If the other person made me feel joy, what did I need to anchor to feel this joy without their help or to feel it more often?
Whatever the other person mirrored back to me was for my benefit and growth, no matter how it seemed to manifest in my life.
Viewing our world this way may seem Pollyannaish. Or we might just need to accept that this is a way to look at all situations as a mirror for us to move forward. To accept the interactions with others in the state of Divine Gratitude for the opportunity to evolve. Like most things, this is easier said than done.
When faced with something or someone unpleasant try to consider this philosophy / this technique in order to help you move out of judgment of yourself or the other person and into the energy and the space to move forward with your evolution.
As Shakespeare would tell us in As You Like It, “All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players.”
Let’s incorporate this truth in our world, now as much as ever before.