One of the beautiful things about working with projections is that it…
Spans the personal and transcendent levels
Working with projections, I shift what appears as Other to I.
At a personal level, others become a mirror for myself. I find in myself what I see in them, whether I am initially attracted to it or despise it.
At a transcendent level, I again shift what appears as Other to I, although this time spirit, God, Buddha Mind, clarity, brilliance, awareness. Until at some point the whole overlay of I and Other falls away, revealing emptiness dancing.
Allows for individuation and realization of oneness
Working with projections helps me individuate and find my own voice and way in the world. It helps me notice more and more of what is here, be more comfortable and find peace with it, and bring it more organically into my life and the world.
At the same time, it helps me see in myself what I see in others – and not only see it, but eventually comfortably recognize it from myself. I see that I am you, in so many ways. We are in the same boat. Whatever I see in you is also here in me. We are the same.
And at the transcendent level, when the overlay of I and Other falls away, everything and nothing arising is I.
So as a human being, it helps me individuate and find my natural and organic way in the world. As a human being, it helps me see you as I. And at a transcendent level, it helps the overlay of I and Other fall away and recognize everything and nothing as I.