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The Path to Healing

Teachings - Mirror

It is to recognize that all that is judged in another has been judged in the self many, many times before by others - it is the self that has embraced the judgment of another. It is this that creates the thoughtform. It is to recognize that the self as a young child does not judge the self; the self is outwardly seeking, the self is love, enthusiasm - energies that draw others to the self, until the bodies from previous lifetimes join with the self. It is then that all previous lesson failures are available to the inner Teacher to draw forth energies that cause the self to take notice of that which is occurring around the self with something more than mere curiosity; for it is a child that is curious, that is willing, that is able to experience all things without exclusion, for there is little to no fear. Fear is implanted, imposed upon the small being by those who guide the young consciousness – those known as the parents, the caregivers, the siblings, the peers; fear is unnatural to the new being.

Recognition of the self’s inability to embrace another due to lesson failure is critical to the student who walks the path to healing, for the self who fails to forgive another shall find the self as the unforgiven in future. To understand that all humans came to learn and that all humans fail the majority of their existence provides knowledge to the student that need be understood, felt deeply within the self by seeing the self in all others, for only then does forgiveness flow readily and easily from the heart for all those who have damaged the self in the past, those that will damage the self in the present, and those that may attempt to damage the self in future. Damage is perception that has been distorted, for damage, when viewed appropriately, is service.

It is important for the student to pay close heed to recognitions that are made of behaviors that are unfavorable in those around the self; for it is the inner Teacher that is drawing the self’s attention to the behavior of another, to say, “this lies within us as well my beloved – shall we turn our attention upon it now, or do you require further example in future?”

Recognizing the self in others is tasking that few are proficient at performing; rather, the self is drawn to another who has similar interests, for the other reminds the self of the self and they are repelled by those behaviors that belong to the self that have yet to be revealed. Those who are viewed as obnoxious, controlling, conniving are those that are merely reflecting the image of the self’s own behavior back to the self. Failure to recognize the self in another ensures that lesson shall be drawn to the self so that the behaviors found to be so repugnant in another are soon revealed as belonging to the self as well. It is the inner Teacher’s duty to uncover all that which lies within, both positive and negative, until the self has embraced and decision made to retain the behaviors or to change. It is not the duty of the inner Teacher to accomplish change – it is the duty of the inner Teacher to accomplish recognition alone.

I shall ask each of you to survey the judgments made of the other three within this circle and to then survey the self to determine, “How does this behavior manifest within my self?” It is to be honest with the other, to inform them of the judgment and to then aid them in seeing the behavior that eludes them, to provide suggestion for change if the other vocalizes that they are desirous of doing so. It is for each to aid the other that is the goal of this circle – never to maintain silent judgment; for it is this that is detrimental to the other’s ability to be different. I refer you to the teaching labeled as “Prejudice”- for when the self judges another they eventually become prejudiced against the other, prejudging all behaviors, all responses, thereby prohibiting the other from being different in future, for opportunity is rarely extended by one who has already determined in the self’s own mind the outcome of this offering.

The purpose of judgment my sister is to use judgment as a tool – the tool that is being provided to the self through the mirror. You judge others as unprepared, as unwilling to perform tasking – they are merely mirroring to the self the self’s own behavior. That which irritates, frustrates, angers or causes sorrow for the self is that which lies within unrecognized. It is only on occasion that you take your judgment and try to determine, “Is this within me?” All judgments must be used in this fashion; otherwise, the judgment creates negativity that resides within, accumulating with each judgment, until the self recognizes that which lies within the self is that which is being judged in another.

It is to remember my sister, that self-absorption prohibits the self from seeing that which lies outside of the self’s wants, needs and desires; the self cares not if others show up – the self does care what happens to the self when another does not show up.

I should like to add to your experience with the owners of the dogs my sister, (student). To see the arrogance exhibited by each, to recognize the arrogance that belonged to the self regarding the self’s own animal. Do you understand?

Student: I do. I see it very clearly – thank you.

It is to draw the responsibility ever closer to the self, for the self continues to exhibit this arrogance. Do you understand?

Student: I do. Are there specific areas for me to pay attention to that I don’t see?

It is believed that you are capable of seeing all that is before you my sister, if you turn your attention fully upon it. It is to recognize the jeopardy that your animal poses to others and to see the arrogance of the self whenever the self allows opportunity that would most assuredly be unfavorable to another. Do you understand?

Student: I do – thank you…I do understand.

The judgment of the self for another is clue to the self of the self’s own failings; when recognized within another, particular behaviors, the student that walks the path to healing will notate the behavior that has been mirrored to the self and will immediately begin to examine the self for similar behaviors. Those who fail to utilize the examples presented shall find the self challenged similarly, until the self decides to take up the baton and to determine that which lies within the self.

It is my goal to draw forth from within each of you that which is known, that which has been known, that which has been earned in previous lifetimes – whether positive or negative; this is referred to as karma. As has been previously stated, karma can also be positive and the student need be focused upon the positive nature of all that is drawn forth, for even that which is darkness – that which is regarded as negative, that which when observed closely shows inarguably that the behavior will prohibit the pursuit of the self’s divinity – even these behaviors can be viewed positively, for the self has now experienced and the self can relate to another who experiences similarly. The student who stands aside from others and is shocked at the behavior of another is one who has not yet experienced fully the behavior that has shocked the self; compassion is often absent for one who has offended. It is this individual that often holds within the past similar experience, yet the memory has not yet been released to the self; the inner Teacher will determine when this information is provided. It is to recognize that those who are unable to embrace, to accept the self – when the self is honest, forthright, willing to share all that the self has experienced – the individual that cannot embrace you is one that has yet to experience what the self has …consciously; for the bulk of humanity has experienced all things – equally, the bulk of humanity remains blind to most of what the self has experienced.

When the student fails to see the self and energies are cast off towards another, the result is multiple lesson failure; for others have now been impacted by the self’s failure and often karmic calling scheduled for the self in future, so that the self may be unjustly accused, unfairly convicted, sentenced for life without judge or jury outside of the self. It is the student who believes that others intentionally damage others that is often the student who does intentionally damage others. The student that is able to understand that all are journeying forth to learn all that this planet has to offer, recognizing that errors in judgment are made by all every day, until the self awakens, until the self decides to invoke awareness the majority of the time, and these errors begin to be corrected.

The student that is able to look at the self’s past, to see all the players, to see those that the self perceived has damaged the self, to see those that the self knows has damaged others – and to see the selves that each have damaged each, to examine the feelings inside of hatred, anger, resentment, irritation, frustration, sorrow – to draw them forth, to taste them, reliving each situation to the fullest with the taste in the mouth and then to see the self’s face over the face of the other, to hear the self saying the words spoken by the other to another; for it is the human condition that when one is damaged by another, the same damage will be incurred upon another if the lesson has not been learned, if forgiveness has not been extended. This is karma.

It is your failure to see the self – to bring it into the mind, to truly see the self my sister, without reason or rationale, to see who you are without falling into emotion that does not serve the self nor the self’s goal to learn. It is to see the self and the self’s lesson plan. It is to recognize that that which has been judged thousands upon thousands of times in another lies deep within the self. It is to take it beyond the level of the mind, where the mind makes excuse, provides rationale or reason – that the self states, “I see myself…there is no excuse for this behavior. I shall banish these responses from my future. I do not seek defense or protection. I do not seek salve from the ego. I seek to learn. I seek to be different. I realize I cannot be different until I have seen myself free of the varnish so readily provided by the ego.”

It is to recognize that all that is seen in another and judged is within the self in total and potentially has been exhibited in far more detrimental ways than that which is being judged in another. Until the self has seen the self, until the self commits the self to being different, the mental body will continue to invite the self into the endless loop of recognition and storage, recognition and storage, failing to take action that results in change in future. It is to disallow rationale and reason for the self’s behavior my sister; it is this that allows you to continue to blame another.

It is important for all students to recognize that the lesson plan is primary – all behaviors that are viewed within another are those behaviors that are lying dormant within the self. I say dormant only because the self has yet to recognize their presence; it is once the self begins to focus the attention upon the behavior that the behavior becomes most active. It has been there, alive and well, for many years; yet, it has gone unrecognized. The self is astonished at the myriad examples of the behavior that was completely missed by the self but has seen it very clearly in those around the self. It is important for the student to pay close heed to recognitions that are made of behaviors that are unfavorable in those around the self; for it is the inner Teacher that is drawing the self’s attention to the behavior of another, to say, “this lies within us as well my beloved – shall we turn our attention upon it now, or do you require further example in future?”

It is one’s ability to grasp that unity is indeed the very foundation of this training ground, for all those that surround us are just like us, struggling to regain their divinity – each upon varying stages of the path but each are nonetheless struggling as is the self. It is to view all others about the self as a part of the self, to see “these things have been brought forth to me previously…I have integrated the lesson…I can share deeply with the other self to aid them in expediting their journey forward.” If the other is not open to the self’s counsel, it is merely to share utilizing story about the self – this is an unthreatening way to teach another – to draw forth recognition of the self, without inviting the ego to step forward to defend, to protect, to rationalize or to put forth reason for the self’s behavior. All consciousnesses have come to learn. The self that has learned is indebted to the inner Teacher, to utilize the energies expended upon the self in teaching another and another and another - all those who are drawn before the self, utilizing the knowledge gained by the self to aid another, for it is only through this process that the knowledge becomes wisdom.

Each are endowed with the ability to look about the self and to understand, to recognize the lesson represented by each experience, by each vision, by each circumstance, by each interaction, by all those things that surround the self – what is their true purpose and why have they been placed within my environment for me to experience? The student who walks the path to healing is well advised to look about the self, to place deep scrutiny upon all those individuals that are drawn into the self’s sphere, drawn into the self’s life experience – to observe them closely, to see, “What portion of myself does this individual mirror back to me in service? What portion of myself remains unhealed in the mirror? What portion of myself has been healed that I can now share with this other?”

It is the lesson plan that blinds the self to all things unfavorable; rather, it is the emotional body that views another through -what is referred to as – rose colored glasses, seeing only that which is perceived to be positive, quickly and readily discarding all that which is seen that is negative. “I shall not focus upon the negative” the self says to the self, “for that is inappropriate for one who walks the path to healing. Rather, I shall focus upon the positive and hope that the negative disappears.” It is merely another way for the self to ignore the self’s duty to another to draw forth recognition, identification of that which resides within the other to thwart their progress in this incarnation. Failure to recognize the self in another states that the self has yet to know the self; therefore, many others shall be drawn forth by the inner Teacher until recognition has been made, “This is merely myself that is opposite me – I seek to aid myself, I seek to aid others. I shall share deeply of myself with this other self, for in doing so, they too may share what they see in me; thereby aiding myself forward upon the path that I have chosen.”

It is to recognize that the damaged portions of the self are utilized by the Teacher, drawing forth others that suffer similarly to aid the self in seeing the self; it is indeed to remember learn/teach, teach/learn - that as the self sees the self in another, recognizes the self, understands the root cause and determines that change is not only desirous but needed, that the self can then turn to the other who has provided the service to the self and to share with them what has been seen.

It is to recognize that to embrace another means that the self understands the lesson plan – the self understands that all negativity experienced by the self is due to failed lesson for the self or another for whom the self is embracing the lesson - taking the lesson upon the self, rather than recognizing that it belongs to another. Rather, the individual is focused upon the damage done to the self, blaming the other for damaging the self, rather than recognizing that the other has failed no one other than the self. Service has been provided to the self so that the self may see how another responds to lesson failure, to then examine the self to observe the self’s own failures, to determine if correction need be made. The failure of the self to cast off those energies given to the self, placed upon the self by another who was failing, is lesson indeed. To cast off those energies that are offered to the self by another who is failing to learn is simple – it is to look at the lesson to determine what the other has failed to see and it is to bring to the other’s attention that which is well seen by the self. It is holding the energies in limbo, so to say, until the other can retrieve them.

“Who am I, really?” - this question is asked by the student frequently once stepping forth upon the path to healing. “Who am I…really?” It is a frightening question for many, for it is asked when the self begins to realize that the self is not who the self has believed the self to be; the illusion of the self has been shattered and the mirror is showing the monster that the self has pretended belonged to others throughout the lifetime. The revelation of the self as monster oftentimes is debilitating, removing the self’s ability to eat, to sleep, to think, as the self did prior to these revelations; discomfort becomes a constant visitor - anxiety, restlessness, ever present. The self is agitated, irritated, frustrated, angry, and if the Teacher has been successful, sorrow-filled, to find that the self is indeed that which many have told the self previously was seen, yet the self discarded the words of the other, for the ego convinced the self that it was the words [that] described the other, certainly not the self; the self was merely looking out for the self, the self was merely doing what another would have done had the self not done it first. Rationalization is utilized to encourage lack of conscience for the self who has damaged another once again. Conscience is the state of mind that creates unease, that reminds the self of the words or the actions of the self, replaying it over and over and over again; a general sense of unease - of anxiety, restlessness, irritation, frustration, sorrow - come forth, encouraging the self to examine the experience more closely.

To feel is difficult with the lesson plan of Shame, for the self is focused upon the self completely – the self has forgone the pain that the self has so readily inflicted upon another. The self judges others who do the same, failing to embrace that the mirror is being employed to show the self the self, so that change may be chosen before further pain is inflicted upon another. The self that has yet to recognize the self in the mirror is one who continues to impose judgment upon those who suffer similarly to that which has been experienced by the self. Recognizing that the self has limited access to the heart for all others is critical, for once this recognition has been made, the self can choose to be different, the self can indeed begin to access the heart, the self wearing the pathway that is necessary, that will then shine in later times to light the way to another who seeks entry, who is desirous of knowing the self deeply, who is desirous of sharing of the self deeply with another who has suffered similarly. It is to feel that is the goal of the lesson plan Shame. This physical-emotional lesson plan is highly capable of empathic abilities – to feel what another is feeling, to open the self completely to the other, to draw forth exactly what the other needs to circumvent the long and arduous journey that was necessary for the self but is no longer necessary for another who has found the self.

I, as the Teacher, then draw forth these energies en masse – the cumulative energies. What does this mean? I activate these energies, giving them life, providing them with sensation that is then interpreted by the mind; this is to garner the attention of the self, so that the self realizes, “there is something that I must pay heed to …I must focus upon this sensation, for it is so unfavorable that it impacts my ability to continue forth as I did prior to its presence.” These energies oftentimes are present upon the surface for days, weeks, potentially months before the self recognizes the energy, for many other reasons are provided by the mind to the self for these feelings. The more intense the energies become, the more lesson is drawn forth by myself; many others are called to the self, bringing the message of the lesson that need be learned prior to the release of these energies. Each failure of the self to recognize the lesson, to begin to examine the self’s behavior and to determine the change or the thought-filled determination that the self prefers the response of the self, understanding its ramifications – only then shall the sensation be deactivated or released. It is important to understand that it is choice that the Teacher is presenting; the Teacher does not demand change – the Teacher demands choice.