We often hear, when we are on a so-called spiritual path — the movement in our lives toward recovering the feeling/knowledge of our true selves, away from ego and survival, toward our hearts and our compassionate, empathic, joy — we often hear that all that we see and experience outside of ourselves is like a mirror of our inner selves, that all of it is a reflection of what is going on inside of us.
That concept can be very hard to grasp. Many events that we witness and many people whom we encounter seem to be very different from how we see ourselves and how we would like our world to be. We meet many people and experience or witness many events that are sometimes very disturbing to the personal equilibrium and morals and goals that we feel that we operate from and try to maintain and project. So how do those people and those events reflect what is inside of us? Just doesn’t seem to work.
When we begin to understand that each of us is really a collective of all of the people we have ever been in all of the lives that we have ever lived, and then grasp that truth that there really is no time so that we are all of our “lifetimes” in every moment, that we are really not only the focal point that is this body here and now but an energy field that includes every life and person that we have ever been, we can begin to imagine and then feel the truth that we ourselves are a collective of people or beings just as is the entire collective of people and beings that appear to be outside of us in this particular existence. Every person and every event that we witness or meet or experience is something that we have inside of us because we “have been” and are that person and have experienced that event in our own version of that, whatever it might be.
We see it in front of us now, experience it “now”, as a scene or character in a play that we have scripted ourselves to help us experience ourselves in every aspect that is possible for a human being to experience; just as Source has scripted each one of us so that Source can expand and expand and expand through experiences. This is the truth of the message that we are all Source Energy Beings.
Compassion for all that we see and meet is then a fairly easy state to achieve because it is really compassion for ourselves.