Imagine if we could see beyond the human frailties of people directly to their soul, to their inherent wholeness and goodness. What would the world look like if we could choose not to take offense, get frustrated, be disappointed, feel fearful, get defensive, or want to run from others?
Soul sight means seeing beyond the human personality. Underneath demands, neediness, irresponsibility, greed, obnoxiousness, and even dishonesty, at a soul level everyone craves love and acceptance. The attributes you find most objectionable probably correspond to the ones which most greatly impair the individual’s evolution as well. Viewing a person compassionately liberates you and them both, opening the possibility for something new to arise.
Obstructive and even destructive behaviors of others can lead to instructive and constructive awareness for you. Think of a friend or family member who gets to you in some way. Can you connect to gratitude for their soul’s willingness to create internal havoc for you which also opens the door to your healing? Imagine how it would feel to live, behave, and react as this person does. Difficult people, often at great expense to their own joy and fulfillment, may allow you the objectivity of experiencing a hard place second-hand instead of directly.
If you can’t view other people with soul sight, especially people whom you find particularly challenging, apply the soul sight to yourself. As a soul you want to transcend triggers, judgments, and frustrations so give yourself permission to not react in habitual fear-driven ways and to forgive yourself when you do.
Can you apply soul sight to your most challenging relationships? Do you practice non-blaming reframing?