The Spiritual Law Of Projection
All aspects of ourselves and our personalities, our lives and lifestyle choices are projected outwards, then reflected back to us. All that we perceive on the outside is a reflection of what is within; therefore all that we see on the outside is a projection of ourselves.
We project our energy (both positive and negative) on to other people, often denying that what we see is actually within ourselves.
Each time you say such things as “he is …”, “she is …”, “you are …”, you are actually projecting an aspect of yourself on to someone else – rather than acknowledging that trait within yourself.
When we assume that someone else is feeling as we do, it is a projection. Statements such as “you must be so happy …”, or “you must be feeling dreadful” are projections of your own feelings and emotions. You are, in effect, projecting your feelings on to the other person.
We also project our own fears out into the Universe. It is far more comfortable for us to imagine that someone else has the qualities that we deny lie within ourselves.
If we bury hostility, but express it outwardly as passive anger or aggression, that hostility is projected onto those around us, and we will perceive that people are aggressive – whether they truly are or not.
Those who project their own anger, hatred or rage (or any other negative emotion) will perceive and believe that everyone else is out to get them.
We project our sexuality and insecurities on to others. If we are paranoid and judgmental of others’ moralities, we are projecting our own underlying immorality.
If we believe that all around us are cheats, then we are projecting our own cheating tendencies. As a result, we may attract people who cheat into our lives.
If we accuse our partner of being unfaithful, we are projecting our own lack of faith in the relationship.
We project our most positive qualities on to others as well. When we project graciousness, beauty, brilliance and love on to others, we are projecting our own positive attributes within. When we project kindness outwardly, we attract this same energy into our lives.
The Spiritual Law of Projection is precise, and can be a powerful form of denial; therefore remain mindful as to what you are projecting.