Archive for November, 2014

Shadow and Projection

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

by Chris Krohn

Is it true that we create our own reality? That our world is simply reflecting back to us the beliefs and perceptions we hold within us?

Imagine that you are wearing magnets all over your body. Each magnet represents a belief you hold, conscious or subconscious, as well as your karmic contracts, memories of trauma from this life and previous lives, and all your wonderful (and maybe not-so-wonderful) traits. Through these magnets, we project all of this out into the world and the world reflects this back to us. We call this reality. This reality is not carved in stone, rather it is the result of what we project out. If we want to change our reality, we simply have to remove the magnets that are attracting experiences we don’t desire.

When we project, we delegate power to an external source or person, making that source responsible for our success or failure, happiness or misery. Projection allows the person to avoid the responsibility for looking internally for the cause of the situation, and also prevents the person fromĀ feeling self-appreciation for successes and joy.