[Excerpt from TT: 2007-01-07]
[Meredith k] I am having trouble getting along with younger souls, mostly around the area of projections, as I see it. I experience younger souls as blaming outer circumstances. I get so defensive. How not to take this so personally and be so upset? Often, in my “karmic relationship” If the “I” language is too personal, then, how to find peace with younger/different souls?
[Michael Entity] One method of relating to Younger Souls is to actually embody and use the perception that you wish to impose on those Younger Souls. In that embodiment, there is an ironic freedom and adaptability that will be developed. In other words, you are doing to the Younger Souls what you are so annoyed with in them: Blaming.
They merely challenge your personal truths that you have not quite accepted. This is why you find yourself defensive. Their words are merely your own internal voices being offered back to you. When you hear them, you feel anger because those are the same voices you struggle against within your own philosophies. It could be said, then, that your ability to soften your judgments against those who conflict with your truths will be the strength gained for softening your judgments against yourself for feeling victimized when you DID and DO feel victimized. You have taken a long and painful road from a constant sense of violation and victimization to a place of fragile strength and self-love, so these challenges to your developing truths are only a means through which you can gain a solid strength, rather than a fragile strength. There is a certain sense of satisfaction gained in your exchanges with those who challenge you. It helps to encourage your integration of changing personal truths, especially as others may reject those truths. This personal acceptance of your truths alongside the conflicting truths of others is the crux of your challenges, in general, for this life. It is not through others accepting your truths that you will find wholeness, but through your simply living them, yourself.
[Meredith k] How can there be less friction/pain in this?
[Michael Entity] Friction cannot be avoided. It is at the core of every evolving thing. However, the “pain” is merely a “red light” to alert you to your resistance. Pain is always a result of resistance in some form. Furthermore, Emotional Pain is always a result of INTERPRETATION alongside resistance. Emotional Pain is a result of resistance to the changing meaning that one has come to associate with certain symbols in life. When Emotional Pain is involved, it is an opportunity for bringing consciousness to the shifting structures of meaning within one’s Being. Rather than experiencing this shift as a form of healthy growth, Personalities get attached to one meaning, resisting the shift, and interpreting the experience as loss. In the end, it is not what happens TO you that matters as much as what you do with what happens to you, however much time, patience, and kindness that process may take.