Message from Maitreya:
How many times a day do you criticize something or someone? Why do you do this? You do this because the issue or person you criticize acts as a mirror for you. The Self, seeing itself, does not want to see it. In retaliation, it ridicules, makes fun of and criticizes, and then it runs away.
My channel’s ex-husband has a saying which I find quite interesting. He states that “All reaction is due to conditioning.” This statement was given to him by another member of the Brotherhood. You are conditioned to react to all that is not to your liking. It starts early – for example, when children are at school, and there is a situation to do with bullying. That, too, is a form of criticizing. One child, usually a sensitive child who is connected to the spiritual even though they do not realize this is so, becomes a mirror for another. This other one does not like what is presented to him through the mirror. For instance, the child being bullied may be overweight, and the bullying child seeing this looks into a mirror of their own weight problem or subconscious fear of gaining weight. The one looking into the mirror then gets other children to join in or they do it alone. Then the bullying starts and they do not know why they do this.
The bullying could also be because of a past-life memory. Remember that everyone who comes into your life is a mirror! Every soul has something to show or teach you. If you react it is because you are not yet spiritually attuned. For one who is spiritually attuned and in vibration with their Higher Self, it is a waste of energy to react. They look in the mirror and they see the image, but they do not react – they do not give it any energy. They either walk away from what they see with a desire to change it or they do not even see it, for their lives are involved in other things. The Self loves to react. Oh, yes it does! It is the actor within each and every one of you. Some of you are great drama queens, others are bit players, but you are all actors on a stage.
The next time that you find yourself reacting to something someone says or does, or to something that you see and do not like, just say to yourself, “What a waste of energy reacting!” and you will find that the energy will dissipate. You will then have energy for other things. The more you react, the more you stay in the old way. Move forward. Don’t react and you will move into a higher vibration.