Particularly this understanding arises with "triggers". Things that piss us off. From the small moments of tinge to the larger outbursts of fury, these triggers are possibly awakening moments. If someone else pisses me off and triggers me, well, isn't he/she just a mirror of myself? How should I approach that and even more so, what is that moment revealing to me if I have the belief that everything happens for a reason. After all, as the loving Dr. Wayne Dyer stated, "how people treat you is there karma; how you react is your karma".
How people treat you is there karma; how you react is your karma. - Dr. Wayne Dyer
In studying the teachings known today as the Law of Attraction, or better stated Law of Manifestation, I think we're offered a glimpse as to our universal mirrors and why our reflections can cause these triggers. Last year, I would have credited something like Napoleon Hill's "Think and Grow Rich" for the teachings, but really, it comes from the Self-Realization that many Guru's have attempted to enlighten those with ears to hear. It was from the Siva Sutras that I really felt a k(g)nowing of an "I Am" presence, which I currently understand to be part of Self-Realization. From here, I also understood "I Am That" where "That" is the creation of the "I Am" presence. However, I think many Gurus felt that creation with "I Am That" would lead towards more materialism, which not negative on it's own, carries an addictive quality that creates karma aka attachment. Why is attachment so bad? Well, we get attached to things because we have this negative illusion of "lack". We have lack within our material reality therefore we cling to our possessions. On a deeper level, we have a lack within our own abilities to manifest our reality, which then manifests externally via the belief being imbued into the "I Am" presence.
So if our external reality is a result of our "I Am" presence, then really everything that falls under my conscious awareness is a mirror of what was going on inside of me. All of those triggers and people that cause my stomach to twist, I created them. But, those feelings of gut wrench are really just a chemical reaction based on what my brain is telling my body based on perception of an external circumstance. In other words, it's all in my head. Hence, it is in the perception of the external circumstance that is causing the issue, not the actual circumstance. With the "I Am" presence teachings, your "I Am" level of consciousness is the part of you that is beyond your body. It is the watcher of your body, the one who is aware of your body and all of its sensation and identities that you place upon it. Your body is part of the "That" in "I Am That", it's part of the creation that your "I Am" presence has manifested.
Given that you are another reflection of me, we're just being/witnessing (awareness) different perspectives of the infinite. Our co-Created reality, our thoughts, our Creations affect each other as if we are One. We are all related or Mitakuye Oyasin as stated by the Lakota, given that we have the ability to affect each others belief systems that can than create a ripple effect into our "I Am" presences, which would then be manifested through the Universe. So dig deeper into yourself whenever a trigger comes, uproot that limiting belief, and manifest a World that is more in line with the love and light beings that we are. Welcome to the beginnings of the fourth density.
Overly educated and continuously exploring and revealing more behind the veil.
"It cannot be too highly emphasized that the mystic swims in the same waters in which the psychotic drowns."
-James Wasserman, The Mystery Traditions