Perception Perfection

Throughout my work with Past Life Patterns I have come to notice a common thread throughout them all. This common thread is woven deeply in all past life experiences, and I call it Perception Perfection.

What is Perception Perfection? It is the quest to control how other people will perceive of you. Each one of us is trying in some way to provide others with a controlled perspective on who we are.

Perception Perfection

Everything you do conveys something to the world and to the people around you. Most of the time, the controlling factor behind why we do what we do is rooted deeply in our subconscious.

Based on our unique and individual past life history, we have lived through hundreds (or more) of lifetimes. What you have experienced most frequently within those lifetimes, becomes the foundation for your specific mix of 3 to 5 primary Past Life Patterns.

Each one of the past life patterns, carries a different expectation of being judged. Those various expectations of judgement can be physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, or any combination thereof.

Whatever you have an expectation of being judged about, is also representative of the ways in which you subconsciously judge yourself. That is the part that is so tricky.

Because much of our judgement is subconscious, we do not recognize it at first. However, if you instead begin to have awareness of your own mind chatter, and what thoughts/expectations you have about the perception others could have of you, this awareness can give you a great glimpse into your own pattern of Perception Perfection.

Why is it Perception Perfection? Because it is the effort we make to try to put forth a perfect facade. Sounds like an oxymoron doesn’t it? Well, it is. A facade is a false front, to be thought of like a mask; our controlled vision of what we want others to see.

However, by definition it is impossible to be perfect, because it is hiding exactly what we are judging ourselves for. The more we become aware of what we doesn’t want to share, the more the facade grows. The more the facade grows, the more susceptible it is to crack apart under its own perfectionism pressure.

That pressure to pursue perfection is based on how we are expecting others to judge us. Here is how that breaks down for each of the 16 Past Life Patterns.

Infidel: wants to be perfectly accepted despite their viewpoints; fears being judged for their beliefs.

Doll: wants to be perfectly accepted for their body; fears being judged for their appearance.

Monk: wants to be perfectly accepted by God; fears being judged for not being holy enough.

Victim: wants to be perfectly accepted for being skilled/smart; fears being judged for being incapable/unintelligent.

Savior: wants to be perfectly accepted for helping others; fears being judged for not helping enough people (or for not helping the “right” people).

Ruler: wants to be perfectly accepted for making the best decisions for everyone; fears being judged for the outcomes of their decisions.

Prophet: wants to be perfectly accepted because of the guidance they provide; fears being judged as being a fraud.

Scoundrel: wants to be perfectly accepted despite what moral lines they have crossed; fears being judged because of how they have skirted the law.

Merchant: wants to be perfectly accepted because of their ability to manage/control resources; fears being judged for not possessing enough resources.

Utilizer: wants to be perfectly accepted for their ability to discover/create solutions; fears being judged for not being able to solve all the problems in their lives/lives of their family.

Servant: wants to be perfectly accepted for their willingness to serve; fears being judged for not doing a good enough job.

Unwell: wants to be perfectly accepted for whatever state of health their body is in; fears being judged for their illness/condition/disease/dependence on others to care for them.

Warrior: wants to be perfectly accepted by showcasing power/strength; fears being judged for being soft/weak.

Outcast:wants to be perfectly accepted unconditionally for all parts of who they are; fears being judged (and therefore abandoned) by their closest inner circle of friends/family.

Agent: wants to be perfectly accepted despite their challenges with trusting others; fears being judged by authority or “powers that be.”

Creative: wants to be perfectly accepted for their creative expressions; fears being judged as being untalented.

These are just a very small taste of the energetic dynamics for each past life pattern. As you can see from each of the shared examples, our perception perfection is directly connected to our subconscious expectations of being judged in a specific manner. Deep down, it is also precisely the way in which we are judging ourselves. The only cure for Perception Perfection is self-acceptance!

When you are ready to learn more about the Past Life Patterns you hold (and how to transform them), take the Past Life Quiz.

The Path to Compassion

Understanding what compassion means can sometimes be quite tricky. Compassion is about recognizing that each soul is unique and special and that everyone has a specific life path and destiny to complete. This life path is different for everyone, and when we can truly grasp what that means, we can begin to release many of our judgments about others.

It is through compassion that humanity can truly be united. For compassion allows souls to look past the ways in which others would be classified as different, and it allows for individuals to see each soul as a Divine expression of the Ultimate Being. All souls are a piece of the Divine and all deserve compassion.

Whenever you find yourself judging someone, you must remember that the judgment comes from your own experiences, conditioning and past life energy. Those experiences may or may not be aligned with another’s person truth.

If humanity was to expect everyone to think and act the same, how would learning be able to take place? How would things such as empathy, compassion, diversity, equality and unity be able to be understood? It would be quite difficult to learn these concepts, and pieces of the expression of Divine Love, without experiencing their opposing viewpoints as well. Those expressions of judgment, anger, comparison, fear and so forth are also worthy of acknowledgment; for if humanity did not experience these emotions, than souls would not be able to understand what true compassion is all about.

Whenever you find yourself at a point of anger toward someone for having a different view than you, or if someone’s energy causes a deep reaction inside of you, then it’s time for you to explore why that is happening. It is in your illusion that the reaction is taking place, and not necessarily that way for the other involved. So, ask yourself, why does that person or situation make you feel that way? What are you basing that judgment off of? Where does that energy come from?

If you allow yourself to ask those questions as related to the situations and people affecting your life, it will help you be able to move past the emotions and to a place of compassion. Most of the time these souls took on this difficult role to help you to uncover something about yourself that you did not wish to see. When you can get to the point of having true compassion for them, with the total absence of other emotions, then you will know that they have fulfilled the role in your life that they are here to complete.

Compassion is just one part of Love; it is the energy that allows for unconditional love to be possible. And it is compassion that allows each soul to understand another person’s experience.

Compassion cannot happen without a degree of personal detachment, and understanding that individuals are all more than their human visage. Just as you change your clothes each day, the physicality of your life changes from incarnation to incarnation. Just because you have a certain skin color in this life does not mean it was always that way. And this holds true for religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender, economic status and all of the other ways in which humanity judges another.

In order to experience and understand the compassion of the Divine Being, all souls must have experiences as all different situations and peoples. So, what you are judging in another person, is really a part of yourself that you do not wish to recognize. Within each soul is a piece of everything, and your outer world is always a reflection of your inner world.

Compassion does not mean being a doormat, or allowing others to take advantage of you. It is merely a lens to view the world out of hope and possibility versus fear and oppression. What we focus on we create more of; so detach from that which does not bring you joy, learn to understand it, and then step beyond it. Just because something fearful or terrible occurs in the world, does not mean you need to define your life because of/in spite of it. By shifting into compassion, you raise your vibration to a place where fear-based energies/emotions have a much harder time holding on to you.

What in your life do you need to have compassion for? What is the Universe trying to show you in the experiences in your life? By understanding and having compassion for others, you will be able to release your own self-judgments and be one step closer to embracing the full beauty of the Divine that is You.

Speaking Your Truth

Speaking your truth, sounds like it should be easy, right? But, most of the time there is a level of apprehension when it comes to being exactly who we want to be. Once you have gone through the process of understanding what your truth is, the next big step in the process is to share that truth with others.

A big part of that sharing is to be a shining example of the truth in your heart. This simply means that you live your life in alignment with your beliefs. The difficulty comes in what to do when you meet someone who has different truths than you do?

Before you can even engage in a heart felt conversation on this level, you must be able to release any pre-conceived notions about being judged. For, if you expect others to judge you, you will keep drawing judgmental people into your life. But, instead if you ask for open minded individuals to be brought into your life for your own learning and love, that is who you will be surrounded by.

Humanity has a deep fear of being judged, whether it is from childhood, the workplace, past lives, or even societal conditioning. Most of us are taught at an early age to compare others by differences and therefore judge those differences to be somehow “bad” when compared to ourselves. Even if you have released all of your judgments of others, there is often still a subconscious belief that others will harshly judge you.

It is a realistic expectation to say that you will never be judged? No. But, you can focus on bringing people into your life who are non-judgmental, and in not giving any energy to those individuals who may be judgmental of you in some way. You can never control how others act toward you, but you can control your reaction to them.

The difficulty here is to balance your speaking up for yourself without judging the other person for what they believe. In most cases, you can look for a common ground to begin with. Or ask the specific questions about where the foundation of their beliefs comes from. And, depending on that person’s communication of how they share their opinions, you might just have to say “That is not my truth” and walk away.

But, how do you know which course of action is best for the given situation? You will have to look at the other person’s energy. Are they trying to overpower you with their opinions? Then this is not someone who wants to share from the heart and you do not need to give this person energy and respect if they do not give it to you.

When you are speaking from the heart and have released any pride or sense of personal ownership based on your opinions, you can share and have wonderful enlightening conversation with others from a place of love, even if on the surface you feel as though you have nothing in common.

By interacting with others and being confident in who you are, you can increase your confidence in yourself and learn tools for empowering others to share of themselves from this space of love. And, by releasing all expectations of judgment, you allow for a sharing of ideals that furthers understanding, empathy and love instead of anger and hate.