“The people that give you the most trouble in your life also have the most gifts to give you. They are the ones who demonstrate to you what it is you are holding on to but do not consciously acknowledge. So you get these individuals who come along and say things to you, do things to you, or simply represent things to you that put you off. They make you understand that you have vibrations that exist within you, that in order for you to ascend, you really need to examine, you really need to experience, and you really need to let go of.
But in your experience, they are simply the enemy. They are the thorn in your side. And if you are able to identify their true nature, their true service to you, and the gifts that they are bringing, you will be able to transform the way that you see them. It is not that you need to transform them or that they need to change in any way. But you will have an entirely different experience of them. You may even come to love them. You may even find them to be the people who provide you with the most entertainment in your life.
It is like being the receiver of a comedy roast, and all the people who are there are there to honor you, are there to love you, and are also there to give you a hard time. And what do you do, most of the time, as the recipient? You laugh, you give a little back, and you release many of the anxieties, many of the hang-ups and fears that you carry with you. Because when you are able to look at yourself and your life through a lens that is not so serious and in a way that pokes fun of some of your attachments, some of the times when you are allowing your dark side to dominate, then you can live life fully – as a fully integrated being.
You can see how it is of service to you to have these people in your lives, whether they are people you interact with or people you simply know about. It is important for you to have these individuals in your awareness to help you recognize what it is that exists in each one of you and to be able to integrate, to be able to release your judgment and your fears and simply see it all as one big Divine comedy. That is truly the way for you to find your enlightenment, to make your ascension, and to live in harmony with all aspects of self, all other beings. This is where you are headed, and this is one of the ways that you can get there.”