Our Reflective Reality
A Hall of Mirrors
Do to others as you want done to you.
What you do to others, you do to yourself. What you do to yourself, you do to others.
Our perceived reality reflects the state of our soul. What we do to ourselves we are doing to others. What we do to others, we are doing to ourselves. What we give out is what we receive. What we receive is what we give out. We live in a hall of mirrors. The reality that we perceive is reflective of the state of our soul. The state of our soul is reflected in our reality. This world isn’t what most think, it is much more personalized because of the higher purpose it serves.
For example, if we judge others it’s because we judge ourselves, thus we absorb the judgments of others. Otherwise, others’ judgments roll off us because we realize they are the projections of their own self-judgments. If we are dishonest with others, it’s because we are dishonest with ourselves, and we become caught in the snares of another’s dishonesty. Otherwise, another’s dishonesty has no ill effects upon our reality. If we give hypocritical love it’s because we don’t have a true love within ourselves thus we have to “fake” it, and in turn we are the recipients of another’s hypocritical love. Otherwise, we possess a growing honest love within our relationships and interactions, and the insincere relationships fade away. If we extend a sincere love to others it’s because we have true love within us, and we receive a sincerity of care from others to the extent they are aware and able.
This hall of mirror effect includes the law of attraction, but it goes much deeper. The law of attraction entails attracting into our perceived reality certain people, situations, physical elements, etc based on our soul condition and what we truly project and give (not what we pretend to be or give). This is why as we significantly change, our friendships often change. Our reflective reality incorporates this law, but what fashions our reality goes much deeper. Our perceived reality is governed by the state of our soul, which is constructed of our consciousness, or awareness.
Soul = consciousness = awareness = truths we possess or lack = love we possess or lack
We each have our own perceived reality. I see a situation one way and you see the same situation a different way. Look in your reality. What do you see? Your perception includes two basic elements: 1. what your consciousness (awareness or lack of) experiences amongst the elements of the environment and 2. your judgments about those experiences.
Since our awareness is constantly changing however little or great, our current reality reveals the current state of our soul. Our soul is mutable because our awareness is changeable. Whenever we learn something new, it changes our awareness, which changes our soul projection. Our soul is in a constant state of fluctuation, however great or small. Thus, our perceived reality is fluid and constantly changing, and can be changed. Nothing is fixed. There is constant motion because all is energy. What affects that motion is the state of our soul, our consciousness, and the energy it houses, which is either of love or fear.
A higher consciousness (more developed soul condition) is one with more awareness. Awareness expands by sincere love. The more love within our soul, the greater our awareness thus we operate with a higher level of consciousness. Love puts us in the frameworks of truth, thus why we have more awareness.
One significant roadblock to desirable change in our soul thus reality is blame, (also expressed in self-pity, victimization of self, un-forgiveness, revenge, anger, condescending judging, prideful arrogance). When we blame we don’t take responsibility for what our reality is reflecting back to us, but we put it upon another. This blinds us so we don’t gain the increased awareness that will change our reality that we are blaming other(s) about. But as we eradicate blame from our lives by humbling ourselves to learn, we learn and this expands our awareness, which heightens our consciousness. Thus, our perceived reality is altered.
Our level of soul development determines what we experience in our reality. If you’ve gone through soulful changes in your life, then you have witnessed this dynamic. Because our reality is like a mirror as it reflects what our soul projects, as we change from the soul outward, our reality reflects those changes.
Once this truth is understood and accepted, then there is much to learn from everything around us. Ultimately our perceived reality is housed within the care of our heavenly Father, our Creator. He desires us to learn and grow into an oneness with him, so our mortal experience is crafted in this reflective way to help us learn and grow. No one sees our reality as we do. We see it that way for a reason, for there are multiple views we could have of it. If we are willing to learn, there is much to learn. When we open our soul perceptions and are willing to listen to what underlies our situations, interactions and relationships, then there is always something for us to learn. We never know as we ought, so we can always learn. As we grow in awareness, we grow in our ability to perceive these lessons, which continues to expand our awareness, which effects our perceived reality.
Now we see the impact of this wisdom, “do to others as you want done to you.” This is harder to do than one might think. It takes expanding awareness, humility, and a willingness to change in growing kindness, honor, and respect. It requires a willingness to forgive, and many other soulful qualities that sometimes don’t come easy when pride and fear fill our consciousness. But with receipt of divine love into our soul, these hinderances are overcome.
Don’t most of us desire to give and receive a sincere unchanging love; kindness, consideration, compassion, and understanding? If we truly desire to give and receive love, then we will grow in the awareness of this love and it will become a part of our reality. The capacity to love as we desire and to receive love as we desire comes from an oneness with the Source of love, our heavenly Father. Our consciousness is bound in limitations, but in establishing an oneness with him, thus his consciousness, we become limitless in our capacity to grow and transform, thus to expand in love.
The starting place to gaining a reflection we desire is to know and accept the divine love of our heavenly Father. This love creates an increasing magnificent reflection. It doesn’t come speedily, because it changes our soul in the process, but it comes. And when the reflection comes through an oneness with him, it is of his creation, thus it is our rest. To strive to develop a consciousness of true love apart from him is an endless cycle of frustration, but with him it is an experience of growth and expansion. If we want to be reflective of divine love, then we must return to the Source of divine love; our first love, the love from which we came, and become a subset of his perfect consciousness.