REFLECTING – KNOWING YOU -KNOWING ME!
Unless we learn to know and recognise our own personality; how we, as individuals, react, it is almost impossible to see the effect other people can have on us. Even then, we often do not realise that we are being influenced until after the event. A recent visit to my physiotherapist is a good example. The moment I sat down in her consulting room I started to cry; I felt physically drained and at the end of my tether. Poor me! My therapist, who I‘ve known for some years, was immediately concerned since I am normally full of life. ‘This is not like you’ she commented as she reached for the tissues. Suddenly, all those feelings left me and I returned to my normal self. It was not until later in the day that it occurred to me that I must have been affected by someone associated with my physiotherapist. On my next visit I referred to the incident and asked if she had had a patient or relative, or someone around her who was in that state; tearful, full of self-pity and feeling that they could not go on. She replied ‘Yes, very much so.’
No matter where I go or who I meet, I instinctively tune into people. It is not intentional; it just happens. Early man would have considered deep knowing both natural and instinctive. Reflecting another personality enables me to know and understand that person better. A few weeks ago I met up with a man to discuss some work that needed doing. This middle-aged man was very attractive; did not look his age and was obviously a very out-going personality because I felt myself becoming very lively, chatting about all sorts of subjects and interacting very easily. I realised that I was reflecting him; he was in fact seeing his own temperament acted out. However, I was very amused when the telepathic thought flashed through my mind ‘she’s making a play for me’; rather unlikely since I’m old enough to be his mother. However it did give me some insight into his temperament and it made me smile.
It is difficult for people to grasp the extent I can be affected, even friends who have known me for years. On this occasion my therapist saw for herself how I must live another person’s mental, emotional and physical state, when it is necessary for me to understand how they feel. It may be for just a few minutes or in some cases, longer. It is always purposeful; usually someone is in need of support. This is possibly one of the many aspects of a universal field of consciousness that we do not yet understand. How one person’s mental, emotional and physical state can transfer over another person, is a question for scientists to resolve. Perhaps some young, visionary bio-physicists will have the necessary mind-set to investigate these questions of consciousness and human sensory experiences; accepting that our brain is the physical mechanism through which consciousness manifests; thoughts, feelings, inspirations and perceptions, as well as dreams.