Today, for me, I was introduced to two gentleman with very similar circumstances but they both were playing very different roles.
What if everyone is playing a role? Not merely playing the role of parent, caregiver, lover, friend, employee, or employer, or whatever societal role yours may be, but what about everyone playing other roles as well?
The first gentleman, we will call him Jacob, was in his early 20s and for anyone who think that generation has somehow lost a step I am absolutely loving this new energy I keep manifesting for myself. This young man is very indicative of others his age I have met recently.
Jacob had such amazing energy. He was so vibrant, excited and completely in joy when I picked him up for a ride. As soon as he got in the car, I could feel his energy.
I asked Jacob where he was going, and he responded by saying he had only a few minutes earlier woke up to his friend asking him if he could change the tire on his van that had been left on I-95. There was no resistance but instead, Jacob was excited about the opportunity to help him, because in part, he had known since he was 4 years old.
Jacob had such high vibration, and not only could I feel his energy, but I could see he was playing the role of hero. Jacob was his friend’s hero, and he stepped fully into this role.
After dropping him off, and a little while later, I was manifested the second gentleman. I had parked my car, and was getting ready to walk towards the grocery story when he called out asking if I could jump his car. I had a feeling I was not the first person he asked.
He was not only much older than Jacob, but he was quite a bit older than myself. We will call him Ethan, and he had on a gold necklace, a bright yellow button down dress shirt that he wore out over his dress pants.
I could feel Ethan’s energy was kind, much like Jacob’s, although Ethan was nervous.
The hood of the car was already up, the jumper cables already attached, and the first thing Ethan told me was that he had to push his car even though he recently had surgery. He then pulled up his pant leg to reveal the long scar.
Ironically, when I was pulling in I thought I saw him pushing the car and had planned on parking and then getting out to help him push, but he had already finished.
I could feel Ethan needed to share about having surgery, because his role he was playing was of the victim.
It is said that a hero needs a villain, but that is reserved for comic books and super heroes, because in reality the villain needs the hero, and the hero needs the villain. They both play off one another.
Another irony is both ended their time with me in much the same way. Both gave me a man hug, said they were incredibly grateful, and were gone as quickly as they arrived.
The victim was not bad, nor the hero good. Both were merely playing a role.
At other times, if we would have met at a different place or time, the roles may be reversed.
We have all played the role of victim. We have all played the role of hero. And, we consistently play many different roles. Those roles play off each other, as people come in and out of our lives, even like Ethan and Jacob, their time with me is but for only a few moments.
Seeing people as playing a role helps me to see them as more human and allows me to see them as even more human, as I recognize in myself the many times I have played the role of a victim. I have seen the many times I have played the role of a hero, too.
In fact, these two gentleman that I manifested today are a gentle reminder of not only when I have been the victim and the hero, but what other roles I am playing each and every day.