Have you ever met someone, and felt put off by something about them? Maybe something about them just pissed you off, whether or not you were able to put a finger on it.
At the surface level, the reason why this happens is simply because you are seeing a quality in that person which pisses you off. And you get angry because the quality that they posses annoys you. But on a deeper level, you need to ask yourself why this person’s quality is triggering you in the first place.
The reason, is that this person is mirroring to you a quality which you possess yourself, believe it or not. You see, that quality, is a quality which you’ve repressed/rejected and failed to accept within yourself, perhaps so well that you aren’t even consciously aware of that aspect of yourself anymore.
This person was attracted into your life in order to trigger that emotional part of your subconscious, with the ultimate aim of learning more about yourself/ healing repressed emotions. But in order to take full advantage of that opportunity to learn about yourself, you need to be brutally honest with yourself.
You need to see yourself for who you are, no judgement, and no self-deception. Many people are actually subconsciously afraid to take an honest look at themselves, for the fear that they’ll be overwhelmed by their own powerful emotions. After all, repressed emotions in the subconscious mind can cause emotional pain when released from your body.
Why did this person show up in your life to teach you a lesson, and why do they have that same trait as you?
They showed up in your life because your subconscious mind, or higher Self has an innate desire to express itself, so that it can grow, heal and evolve. Therefore, your subconscious mind will create situations in your reality, and because energy attracts similar energy (i.e., universal law of attraction), you will attract people who have the traits which your subconscious mind feels ready to address and heal.
Another way to look at this is that this person has the same trait as you because this person is just another version of you, or a mirror to show you something about yourself. In fact, everyone, in one way or another, is just another version of you.
If you’ve ever hated something about someone, it’s because you’ve rejected this trait within yourself. If you’ve ever appreciated a trait in someone, it’s because you appreciate this trait about yourself too. And if you’ve ever admired or felt inspired by another person’s trait, it’s because you contain this trait within yourself, and you have the desire (whether consciously or not) to fulfill this same trait within yourself.
We are all connected because we are all a part of this same universe, so we all have the same traits to different degrees. So because others are just a different version of you, they have all the same energy and traits that you do, just in different polarities (Check out this post if I’ve lost you at this point). It’s up to you if you want to open your eyes to this universal truth, because if you do, the rewards are priceless.