“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
The fifth Prosperity Principle of Reflection states that your life is a reflection of your subconscious mind. “I am not in the world, the world is witihin me.” The holographic model of the universe demonstrates that each of us is a microcosm of the macrocosm. There is no better demonstration of this principle than in the human body. Every strand of your DNA contains the blueprint for life. The body itself is a microcosm for the human race. Tribes of cells forming into organs, all speaking a different language, harmoniously cooperating to make up the whole.
In The Dark Side of the Light Chaser’s, Debbie Ford writes that each person possesses “thousands of qualities and traits that make up every human being and that beneath the surface of every person is the blueprint of all mankind.” Ordinary people contain the knowledge of the entire universe because we are a microcosm of the macrocosm. She explains it with a hologram. If you were to cut up a hologram on a credit card, you would still see the entire picture in one of the tiny pieces. So, if you examine one person, you will find a hologram of the universe.
The Mirror then is a useful tool for reprogramming your subconscious mind. All that I see is me! If you accept that God is all there is, and I am one with God, then you embrace the totality of existence. But what about those aspects of yourself and others you can’t embrace? What about murderers, and rapists, and _______ fill in the blank with your own private horror. Surely, that is not me…and yet, it is all that I see. All around me it seems. Everywhere I look.
Guess what? If there are unacceptable things in the world, then they are also a part of you. Have you ever had the same experience over and over? Do you meet the same person, end up in the same situation? Ever thought to yourself, “Same shit, different day?”
How about, “It takes one to know one?” Albert Einstein was quoted as saying, “Humans tend not to attribute cleverness to others, unless they are our enemy.”
This doesn’t mean that you are a rapist or a murderer; it only means that within yourself you possess the same possibility to err as they do. If you were tortured as a child, degraded, humiliated, violated, don’t you think, if you did not receive proper treatment, that you might grow up twisted? It is important to always remember, “There but for the grace of God, go I.”
Ford also writes, “What you don’t own, owns you.”
If like attracts like, then you are attracting the very thing in you that that you find unacceptable…the thing you hide from yourself. The next time someone annoys you or hurts you, receive this information like the gift that it is. Thank God for sending this person to you to reflect what you can no longer see because you buried it deep down inside yourself a long time ago. Darkness is always healed by light.
Excerpt from the book by Shauna Marshall, PLANTING THE MONEYTREE: A BOTTOMLINE GUIDE TO CULTIVATING WEALTH, COPYRIGHT 1993-2013, Shauna Marshall Design. VISIT US online @ http://www.prosperityprinciples.com for a free copy of THE HARVEST MEDITATION.