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Questioner: Could you say something more about how to understand a person’s intentions?
Sometimes, it appears that a person’s intention is to hurt us, yet you are saying not to take it personally when they do something that makes us feel hurt.
Alana: Yes, that is a very good and interesting question because the answer will lead to another wonderful process for identifying how we feel and will assist us in learning more about ourselves.
Mind and Heart Listening
I know sometimes Alana speaks in ways that may not always address our mind or be easy for an individual who is just becoming aware of their intuition.
When we begin to explore and become aware of our senses it helps us learn how to make greater personal choices, as well as resolve conflicts. By helping a person realize the answer to your question it will take us on a little exploration into the other person’s (whom we feel hurt by) psyche.
First, begin by trying to step into the other person’s reality.
Begin by asking yourself to identify what their actions and words tell you they are really desiring or wanting in their life.
Another question you might ask, is what is it they are trying to heal? What are they really expressing?
If you want to take it a step further, you could have a conversation with them and ask them what they want. Then really listen to not only their words but the underlying personal value behind the words which may reveal what they are wishing to create for themselves.
This action is what Alana calls heart listening or going beyond the mind’s perceptions. It will help you discern if what they are communicating is more of a distraction (confusion and chaos). Or are they creating conflict to try and figure out what they want?
You can prompt them by asking again, “What is it that you really, really want?” And eventually, you will be lead to their greater intention, which is really about their values, needs, and desires.
Questioner: I see, so by stepping into their process you detach from having this be about you and you are lead to the real issues as they live inside them.
Alana: Yes, your detachment and compassion are what will help you to comprehend their greater intention.
To view the next post in this series, click > Don’t Take it Personally – Understanding the Intentions of Others – Part 2