Enjoy The Wellness Universe QOTD for July 31st by Amy Camie.
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Here is her expanded thought …
Many of us have heard the phrases “like attracts like” and “opposites attract” as we played with our first set of magnets. Remember trying to put two positive ends together and how they would shimmy off to one side or another, resisting a connection? That was so cool! The opposite magnets would almost jump out of your hands as they got closer to each other – ah, first love.
Magnets behave in accordance with one set of scientific principles while people, on the other hand, are influenced by different principles. I’m the first to admit that I don’t know or understand the language of science but I’m clear, thanks to my son who is passionate about physics, that many of the current “New Age” teachings use scientific language metaphorically to create a conscious awareness of personal responsibility.
So how does “Look around and truly see yourself” fit into this equation? Metaphorically speaking, we’re like a harp, full of different strings, frequencies, and vibrations. Some of these frequencies are obvious in our conscious awareness, and they are embedded in our cellular memory and unconscious patterns of behavior. We are dynamic systems, constantly changing and growing; physically, emotionally, spiritually, creatively, mentally, in all ways, at all times, changing. With every breath, with every heartbeat, we’re changing.
We move through life as this ever changing vibrating energy and, like tuning forks that awaken and sing when another tuning fork of the same frequency enters its space, we sympathetically resonate with everything in our environment. We attract into our space vibrational experiences, people, things, etc., that resonate with the conscious and unconscious frequencies within us. The “like attracts like” idea is sympathetic resonance. The “opposites attract” idea, in this metaphoric example, could be the attraction of those unconscious frequencies we have not yet acknowledged or become aware of, and as we attract someone into our space who appears to be our “opposite”, perhaps they are simply mirroring those deeper unconscious aspects within us that are ready for our awareness.
This type of perception takes courage, self-compassion, and conscious awareness. From my experience, the more willing I am to see what and who’s around me as a reflection of what’s inside of me, the more I learn about myself. Try it. It gets easier with time and the rewards are truly beyond anything you can imagine.