Other People as Mirrors of Yourself

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.

Analogy Time: The Universe as God’s Video Game

Imagine a video game, in which you can create a character, and you can choose between 3 different races. You can choose between a human warrior, lizard warrior, or a feline warrior (think Skyrim).

In addition to the classic attributes that you can give your characters, such as strength, intelligence, and dexterity, this complex video game also contains more attributes, like aggressiveness, charisma, humour, sensitivity, ect. Let’s say you have 500 points to allot to the 100 different attributes in this video game.

Now, let’s say you choose the feline warrior, and then you give him more points in intelligence, less in dexterity, and so forth, until you’ve spent all of your points on the different attributes. Mathematically, there are an infinite number of combinations (or a very very high number) of how you can distribute your 500 points to the many different attributes.

And let’s say that this video game also has the function to generate new characters by randomly choosing one of 3 races, and randomly distributing the points among the attributes.

These characters are all fundamentally the same because they all have the same attributes, just with different distribution of points. Sure, some of them look different because some are humans and some are lizards, some are physically stronger than others, some are more artistic, but they all have the same attributes, just at different polarities.

Let’s take a step back from this video analogy for a second to think about how this video game was created in the first place. Any video game is just the mental creation of a team of game developers, is it not? Does the video game use any physical resources in order to be created?

It doesn’t, because video games are just code, a bunch of 1’s and 0’s inputted on a computer and run by software in order to be playable. Even though there are rocks, buildings, trees, ect., which are perceived as “real” by the characters in the video game, these things don’t actually exist because it’s all a mental creation.

The only thing that is required to create a video game is mental energy, which gets transferred into code on a computer. 1’s and 0’s are just information, it is the result of transferring mental energy onto a physical medium.

For simplicity’s sake, let’s say that this video game was created by just one person. You can say that this video game is this person’s mental creation, and thus the characters are all his mental creation. You can even say that his video game is his own mentally created “universe”.

Is this universe that we live in unlike a video game? All of us here on Earth share the same source coding (DNA), and we also have all of the same traits to different degrees (Read about this further here). Remember that the video game characters also share the same source coding (1’s and 0’s), and the same attributes at different polarities.

So to go back to the video game analogy, you can interpret the lizard, human and feline races, as Hispanic, Black, White, ect. And instead of strength, dexterity, charisma, for example, those traits can be selfishness, pride, kindness, friendliness, introversion/extroversion, and so forth.

Of course, life in our universe is infinitely more complicated than a video game, but the analogy holds true. Is it not theoretically possible to create a video game like the one I described above, only by adding more races, attributes (all human traits), and other customizable physical dimensions, and by distributing points randomly across those different attributes?

We could theoretically create a video game that simulates our entire universe, and we could see how these AI characters with their varying attributes interact with each other. We would basically be like Gods, creating our own universes. Of course, creating that kind of video game to be the same as the universe would be infinitely complex, but hopefully my analogy still makes sense to you.

So let’s say our universe was created mentally by something, which I’ll call Source. A video game is thus a mental creation in the same way that the universe is. Furthermore, maybe a video game creator has the theoretical capacity to put their entire consciousness into an infinitely complex video game. So maybe our universe is Source’s entire consciousness playing out mentally.

Claircognizance and Teaching

Today I realized that, while teaching English to my students here in Japan, that it is actually possible to use psychic abilities to help you teach a language.

In my last post, I mentioned claircognizance, the ability to understand or read energy. Maybe this post will give you a deeper understanding of how this ability works.

So I was teaching a Japanese woman today at my job as an English conversation teacher. She was telling me that she likes to read novels about traveling.

I asked her what she liked about those kind of novels, and that’s when claircognizance came in handy. She knew what she wanted to say, but she didn’t know how to say it in English.

To those who don’t understand a lot about claircognizance, you might have heard that communication is not just about words, but also about the feeling or energy behind those words. That’s why some things can have very different meanings, depending on how they are said.

The same is true even when the person isn’t saying any words at all. They have a feeling or energy that they are trying to put into words, and it’s possible to pick up on that energy and understand what is trying to be expressed.

This is especially easy in the context of teaching a language because very often, a student will have a thought or feeling in mind that they want to express, but they have difficulty putting it into the right words, using the right grammar.

This situation was made easier in my case because my student was using some words to try and explain herself, but she was having a lot of trouble using the right grammar to properly articulate her feeling. The words she said may have been interpreted in many different ways if I had no way of interpreting her energy or feeling.

The claircognizance came in when I was able to pick up on the feeling she was trying to put into words. After that, all I had to do was teach her the proper grammar to be able to put that feeling into words.

Another situation which you may relate to, in which you would use claircognizance to communicate is when you’re talking to your significant other. Sometimes you may have a difficult conversation where one of you is unable to put your feeling into words. The other partner may still be able to understand you because of the energy or feeling behind what you’re trying to express. If you have a relationship like this, be grateful, because it means that you have a deep connection to each other.

The point of this post is just to give an example of how we use these psychic abilities in our everyday lives. What I did today wasn’t extraordinary. We all do this to some extent when we communicate with others and try to understand what they want to express.

Emotions, Vibes and Psychic Abilities

What are emotions/vibes?

Emotions are just energy in motion. The emotions that an individual is experiencing gives off a specific “vibe”, which is really just a specific vibration of energy. When we say that someone gives you bad “vibes”, we take this to mean that they are giving off a “bad energy”, probably because they are experiencing a heavy “negative” emotion (such as anger, self-loathing or aggression). Most people can sense when a person is giving off bad vibes because it’s a natural innate human ability, and it’s purpose is to protect us from people who might harm us.
Most people don’t realize that being able to read someone’s vibes like this is actually a psychic ability. The mainstream connotation of a psychic ability is that of some kind of fake, pseudoscience nonsense, but the truth is that we use our psychic abilities everyday to a certain extent, without even realizing it. Some people are more aware of the situations when they use their psychic abilities, and are thus able to develop this skill more. So some people are better at reading someone’s energy (vibe) than others, just because they recognize their ability to do so, and practice it.

Let’s take this a notch up and talk about telepathy. Telepathy is just the next step above being able to read someone’s vibes and knowing how their feeling. Once you are able to read the general vibes (such as happy, sad, angry, ect.), you can get better at detecting more subtle emotions, such as jealousy, uncertainty, defensiveness, ect.

One who has developed their ability to read very subtle emotions has actually developed the ability to “read someone’s mind” in the sense that they can understand someone’s emotional state very precisely. You can get infinitely better at your skill to read vibes, to the point where you can read and understand a person’s emotional state completely without them having to say a word. When two people do this to each other, we have telepathy.

To sum things up, when you are able to sense how a person is feeling, you are tapping into a natural human psychic ability. We should recognize that we all have these abilities, and that it’s possible to develop these skills if we choose to.

Different types of psychic abilities when reading vibes

Different people can read, or understand energy/vibes in different ways. That’s because there are many different psychic abilities. When reading someone’s vibes, the psychic abilities that come to mind are claircognizance, clairsentience and clairvoyance.

It’s possible that there are other psychic abilities that people use to read other peoples’ energy, but I don’t have much knowledge about other psychic abilities. The psychic ability that an individual uses will depend on the person, in the same way that some people are naturally better at sports, and other people are naturally better at arts. We all have differing levels of skill in our psychic abilities, but everyone has all the psychic abilities to some degree.

Claircognizance means ‘clear knowing’, and it’s the ability to intuitively understand and know. When I meet a new person, I can, to a certain extent, read their vibe, the way they communicate, ect. and from this, I intuitively understand about what kind of person they are, the things they struggle with in life, their potential insecurities, and so forth. This is because I’m seeing things in this person that are present in myself, or things I have struggled with, or currently struggle with. And because I have done a lot work to develop my own self-awareness, I intuitively understand when other people share similar insecurities, fears, hopes, desires, ect. just from their vibe.

Clairsentience means ‘clear feeling’, which is the ability to feel energy. This is when you see a person, and you can actually feel their vibes, you can feel how they’re feeling (empathy), ect. This psychic ability is evident in your everyday life when you hang out with someone who’s depressed, and they make you feel kind of depressed too. It’s because you are feeling their energy and it’s taking a toll on your own energy. This ability is also why it feels so good to be around very energetic, positive people. It’s because we are feeling their energy, and we are kind of feeding off of it in a positive way.

Clairvoyance means ‘clear seeing’, and it’s the ability to see energy. Some people have the ability to see someone’s aura, which is just the magnetic energy that emanates from and surrounds a person. You can actually take a photograph of someone’s vibes, or aura, with a photography technique called Kirlian photography. I believe this technique is able to capture in color, the magnetic fields surrounding a living being. Google it if you need a scientific explanation of how it works. Different moods will change the color of your aura, so someone with this ability will be able to see how you feel by looking at the color, size, shape of your aura. This is perhaps one of those psychic abilities that has a strange connotation in mainstream consciousness, probably because it’s a more difficult psychic ability to tap into in daily life.

The thing about psychic abilities is that they have such a strange perception in mainstream society. This is because they are very misunderstood as something that only “crazy people” can tap into, when in reality, we’re all experiencing our own psychic abilities on a daily basis. Are you a “crazy person” because you’re able to sense when your best friend is feeling down? No, you are just being a normal human being, using your extra senses just as naturally as you use your physical senses. There is nothing “strange” or “crazy” about these abilities. We all need to wake up and realize that we’re repressing such a natural part of ourselves, which can be used for so much good in this world.