Lifestyle, Psychology, Spirituality, Yoga

Let’s talk about HUMAN PROJECTIONS.

What is a human projection?

The unconscious transfer of ones own desires or emotions to another. It may appear that these qualities actually exist in the other person.

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Why do people project their emotions or desires on to others?

It’s a defense mechanism, a form of protection. When we have unacceptable parts of ourselves or anxiety about our own emotions, we reflect them on to other objects or people. If some imperfect quality about another person affects you on a personal level, it is a direct reflection of an aspect of yourself being brought up to your attention. It has nothing to do with the other person. (“We see only that which we are.” Debbie Ford) Any aspect of yourself that you have not owned is subject to get triggered. For example, if you are a controlling person, but have not yet accepted this aspect of yourself or are uncomfortable with it, you will begin to attract people who are controlling into your life. Since human beings lie to themselves about their internal feelings, the only way to find them would be to reflect them on to another human being. When these qualities are mirrored back to us, we have the opportunity to reclaim them.

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So, how do we know when we are projecting?

When you are directly affected by someone else’s behavior or actions towards you. If you recognize it, but it doesn’t affect you, then you are not projecting. It is when something triggers you, gets under your skin and you can’t seem to let it go… yea, that’s you projecting on to another in order to get YOUR attention. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to change that behavioral pattern. Nip it in the bud (if I massacred that I’m sorry, I’m Latina 🤷🏻‍♀️). It’s easy to point the finger in blame, it’s harder to accept that you are responsible for such behavior as well. We can all learn and grow from each other if we are only open and willing too. So, the next time someone affects you on a deeper level… take a step back and ask yourself these three questions: (*quality/behavior/emotion*)

  1. When have I done *this* in the past?
  2. Am I doing *it* now?
  3. Could I do *it* in the future?

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