“We humans have always sought to increase our personal energy in the only manner we have known, by seeking to psychologically steal it from the others–an unconscious competition that underlies all human conflict in the world.” James Redfield, The Celestine Prophecy
In The Celestine Prophecy, the Eighth Insight is called, ”The Interpersonal Ethic.” It builds on the previous insight, “Engaging the Flow,” which reveals how our Connection with Divine Intelligence allows us to discover our life’s work and mission. We soon begin to intuit our meaningful contribution to the world.
As we move forward and have questions about our life’s direction, our energy will resonate with others who can help. The Eighth Insight shows us how others help us in mysterious ways to expand our journey if we treat others in a specific manner.
Synchronicity — meaningful coincidences — is present to guide us as we grow toward our destiny. What we can observe is that the people in our lives provide the majority of our Synchronistic experiences. You can learn to increase your synchronistic flow by using the Eighth Insight to open others up to help you. Synchronicity can occur in any of our relationships — with strangers, romantic partners, friends, family members, groups, and especially with our children.
Thus, the Eighth Insight teaches us that in every type of interaction we MUST enhance our attitude of giving as we communicate. We must “uplift” others by looking past their ego or defense mechanisms to see their spiritual essence.
As you interact with others, even when disagreeing, visualize an expression of a higher Connected consciousness in their eyes of the other person, and on their face. Respond to their authentic, essential self. As a result of this, not only is the person lifted into a greater level of experience, they are more likely to intuit a message or lesson they have for us.
Remember, chance encounters do not exist. Whenever new people cross our paths, there is always a message for us. But how we respond to these first-time meetings determines whether we’re able to receive the message. If we have a conversation with someone who crosses our path, and we do not see a message about our current journey in life, it does not mean there was no message. It only means we missed it for some reason.
It is important to monitor your reactions. If you dislike or feel threatened by someone, the natural tendency is to focus on something about the person that is irritating. Unfortunately, when we do this—instead of seeing the deeper beauty of the person and giving them energy—we take energy away and actually do them harm. All they know is that they suddenly feel less beautiful, less confident, or less energized.
(Also related to the commonly used, “first-impression theory.”)
Hence, we should always remember to uplift their soul (not necessarily their egos) and look past any possible criticisms to find their higher self. This does not mean that we have to agree with their behavior or beliefs. In fact, this ethic should include finding a way to make the conversation a sharing of truths and differences that gives both parties something to think about. Here is where our desire to give them something they need — i.e. helping inspire a gentle truth about themselves — opens up our own intuition so that we get an idea of what they need and what we can say or do.
Control Dramas prevent us from practicing the Eighth Insight. We know that the more we can Connect inside with our Divine Intelligence, the more inwardly secure we become. It feels like an energy that lifts us. Without this inner security, we can fall into seeking energy and security from others. We want attention and approval from others, and if they don’t give it, we seek to steal it from them. We can seek control over the energy of others by
1) Playing the” Poor Me” and guilt tripping someone to give us their attention energy.
2) Playing “Aloof” and mystifying others so they give us energy as they try to learn about us.
3) Interrogating others, and criticizing, making them defer to our superiority.
4) Intimidating and threatening others until they defer to our control.