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If there is anything we could change in a child, we should first examine and see whether it is not something that could be better changed in ourselves. – Carl Jung
The Law of Reflection deals with the fact that everything you see is only a mirror reflection of that which is within you. This is one of the hardest laws for people to understand and accept because we like to think that it is outside people or circumstances that are causing us to be happy or angry. Since everything is vibration it is you who is attracting these external situations to you. Hence, that individual who irritates you has come into your life because that is an active vibration within you. That irritable person is mirroring that which exists within you.
Under the Law of Reflection you cannot place the blame on any external person, situation or circumstance. You simply cannot say that someone makes you angry or irritated if you are not already angry and irritated within yourself. It is not the other person who is making you angry. It is you who is making yourself angry and majority of the time it is because you are trying to change, control or manipulate a person or situation. In reality, you cannot change the outer until you deal with the inner.
When working with the Law of Reflection, it is important to understand that sometimes the mirror may not be a direct reflection of what is within you. It may be a reflection of your polar opposite. Such is the case where you are overly kind and through your kindness, you are continually attract people and situations that take advantage of your kindness. You may be attracting these people into your life so that you can see where your kindness is being motivated by your own guilt or the need to get people to like you. Being kind in all situations and circumstances is not always an honorable trait for sometimes we are forgetting to value and appreciate ourselves.
Another analogy can be seen if you are upset with people begging for money on street corners. You may be angry because these individuals are representing some part of yourself that is begging for something in your life. You may be begging for recognition from your boss. Perhaps, you are begging for love from your spouse. As a politician, you may be begging for votes from the electorate.
Everyone and every circumstance or situation in your life is providing you with the opportunity to learn something about yourself. It may be a reflection showing some of your more positive traits or it may be showing you where you need to make some changes. If it is showing you a negative quality, you will know you have balanced that trait when you no longer have any irritations with regards to the person or situation. Sometimes when this happens the person will disappear from your life. They will no longer be a vibrational match to you.
So, next time you find you are angry or irritated with someone or a circumstance stop and ask yourself: What state of being is this person reflecting about me? Where in my own life am I exhibiting this behavior? What is it that I do not want to reveal about myself to myself?