In every interaction with others, there is an intended lesson. It is recognizing the lessons we are to learn from those interactions. My belief is that with every interaction, activity, relationship, experience, etc, there is an external purpose and an internal lesson.
For example, in my current job, I attracted a supervisor who reminds me of my mother. The external purpose for this job is to forward my career and help students, faculty, and staff at my college who have suffered sexual violence, sexual harassment, and discrimination.
My internal purpose is to resolve the unresolved emotional issues surrounding my relationship with my mother. My mother has a serious undiagnosed psychological condition, where she exhibits paranoid thinking, fearful reactions, and unpredictable volatile behaviors. In my current job, I have experienced the same behaviors with my supervisor, where my fears of failure, and inadequacies have been triggered. My instinct is to run from this fear.
In overcoming my fears, I first must have awareness of my fears, and reactions. Instead of reaction to my fears, I say to myself, “Everything will be okay, and she can’t hurt you like your mother. She is not your mother, and you can protect yourself now as an adult.” This is called “rescripting” or rewiring our emotional responses.
Essentially, this is reprogramming our old reactions to new and healthier responses. Try this in conjunction with the emotional release work that I posted earlier, and let me know how they work for you. Blessings and light, Brooke (Copyright 2013 Kundalini Spirit with All Rights Reserved)