So I always say don’t judge people and all... and I mean it but I’d be lying if I said I don’t still struggle with it all the time.
I live in LA, West Hollywood specifically where outside every 6K a month 2 bedroom there’s homeless people and when I go out they often give me a bit of anxiety. Partly because I can feel what they feel, partly their circumstance but I guess more than anything is that how it could of easily been me, it could be any of us at any point I guess... but a lot of them if not most of them are really really connected, and I guess at some point they lost distinction or decrement or both. I’m not sure if judgement is the right word but they definitely trigger a reaction in me.
Anyway I went to get food and there was a homeless guy who gave me more anxiety that I guess anyone I had been around, mostly because of how connected I could feel he was, where he was sitting and the mentions he was making. In my mind I wanted him to leave or sit somewhere else because he was giving me so much anxiety not because I was not grossed out or anything, he could clearly feel my energy too... I grabbed my food and the only place I could sit where I wasn’t in his energy forefront was next to him, it’s like he was conducting the head of an energetic triangle... in that moment I realize, or I was made to realize as I was told; I was way more in common with him than anyone I knew in West Hollywood, work or the 90210 despite how lucky I’ve been and continue to work to be, it’s a part of me or a possible outcome I’ve rejected for so long, I was so close. My anxiety in that moment lifted, I offered him an unopened taco, (I knew he was going to say no, but I knew no one had shown any kindness to him in a really long time) He went on to say no, pointed at a well dressed guy to give him the taco, in that moment I realized how much these more clueless the guys in suits were than both of us, and the homeless guy then left...
Is it possible that much of the purpose of our life experience is to try to understand other people’s perspectives? In doing so we understand the pieces of ourselves as they reflect back to us aspects of our selves we’ve forgotten. As we do this we begin to remember we are all extensions of each other projecting back to us our aspirations, fears and triggers finding our own unique experiences for us to interpret as our own gift to our physical bodies from our higher self.
In this process we are led remembering that we are both everything and nothing at the same time and we are all extensions of one another’s unique and interconnected human experience.
Extensions of one another like the cells within our body, they too die and regenerate and yet our consciousness is still with us as we have almost entirely different bodies every 7 years, like such may we be the same to one another in the context of the infinite source.
-Ruben Landon Dante