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Life puts us in situations that constantly challenge us to grow and expand. It is up to us how we choose to experience those situations. It is we who decide whether it is a good or bad situation. We create that polarity. Regardless of how we perceive it, it is an opportunity to expand consciousness. Let me share with you what I recently experienced to grow and expand.
I decided to go see my absolute favorite band perform this past weekend. The closest they came to my area was 3 hours away. ROAD TRIP! I was beyond excited. I knew that night would definitely be life changing, I just didn't know how. You see, the last time I saw them was when I finally acknowledged that I wanted to work with musicians.
As we approached the venue, I started to get very nervous. Was it my excitement? Anticipation? My intuition? Reflecting on the night, it was majority my intuition with a little anticipation mixed in to the scenario.
We watched the first band, cool, the second band came on and the energy shifted downward. I was not resonating with their music or performance at all. I observed the audience and it was fascinating how they seemed to almost be in a trance. I could delve further into this band, but that is for another day. Three quarters of the way through their performance, the experience presented itself for my growth.
Two women came up behind my daughter and me. If you are familiar with general seating, then you know it is standing room only. You tend to become very familiar with those around you. There was however, still a fair amount of room since it wasn't the main act. One of the women proceeded to bump into my daughter and I heard her say I am sorry. Great. Shortly after that, I felt liquid splashing on my back from her drink.
I turned to her (the same woman) and said, "Hey your drink is spilling." She looked right at me and said, "Chill out, it's just a concert." Mind you, I felt no aggression in my being. I was sharing this with her because I didn't want to have her drink spilled all over me and I didn't know if she was aware that her drink was spilling, it was completely full. I responded with, "I really don't want to have it on my ass." Her response? She threw the entire drink in my face.
I immediately couldn't see, nor could I open my eyes because they burned so much. I thought to myself, do they put acid in mixed drinks nowadays? Every one around my was asking if I was alright, but the most pressing matter at hand was getting the liquid out of my eyes, if I was going to be able to see, and if I still had contacts. The next moment, was the defining moment. How was I going to respond to her?
My response was none at all. I didn't turn around and acknowledge her again. In that moment, I made the choice to stay silent, immediately feeling and recognizing the pain she is in from many things in her life. I was also not going to leave the concert. My band wasn't even performing yet! ** In the distant past, I definitely would have retaliated. I have evolved since then.
According to my daughter she did back up...probably not sure if I would retaliate or not. Shortly after that she moved a littler further in front of us to the left. She tried to make eye contact with me, but I wouldn't further engage with her. That was the best I could do in that moment.
I was not going to engage her in any way. I could feel that would just exacerbate The turmoil that was within her. I had no desire to continue to be the outlet for it. I focused inward, as to how I could bring myself back to my peaceful state.
Yes, it did rattle me. I would love to say that it didn't. That would definitely not be a true statement. I was relieved when my band finally came on stage and changed the vibration of the room. I did take note that she left at the start of the song called "How Did You Love." ;-) I had a fabulous, sticky, one contact time enjoying every moment after the interaction! (yes, I realized later that one of my contacts got washed out of my eye)
Moving forward, I still have choice. I choose not to be a victim. I choose to allow whatever emotions to arise to flow. I know that I did the best I could in that moment. I choose to learn from the experience. Maybe she did too, or not. That is up to her. But may she be blessed in all that she does. I choose only love. Love of myself, love for everyone around me and love for her.
I have heard from many in how they would have reacted. What they would have done. (How can one really know until you are in the situation?) How would you ultimately like to respond in a situation like the story I shared? Would you have gotten in her face? Punched her? Gotten security? Another response?
No matter what the scenario is, remember this, we are all doing the best we can in every moment. Yes....even the woman. How aware we are on our consciousness definitely plays a role in our responses.
For those with eyes to see and ears to hear. I love you.
Until next time...
** A very fascinating note was that three more fights broke out to the right of us after that interaction. The power of the vibration of the music being played, the people's vibration played a role.
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