And when one has achieved a certain degree of awareness, one begins to understand that many of the experiences we have as humans that appear to be bad or negative or otherwise unpleasant or non-beneficial, are in reality, inspired by one of the incredible aspects of the lived experience of being a Sacred Human.
So, in the case of
projection, projecting onto others, in which, BTW, there has admittedly been much injury inflicted and received, for time immemorial, because of, I am however, able to understand the root cause that is at work here. The root cause is our interconnectedness.
When we project onto another Human Being what is really occurring is that the divine emotionality in another has simply triggered a very specific and similarly patterned divine emotionality in us. In other words, from an emotional standpoint, we have truly SEEN ourselves THROUGH another. This is a very human and a very sacred occurrence. However, the unhealed, wounded, injured, immature and/or non-self aware parts of us experience this as an external threat (when a "negative" emotion has been triggered) or as an external wash of goodness (when a "positive" emotion has been triggered).
Given this understanding, the more appropriate response to that which normally triggers projection in us would be a response of acknowledgement of some sort and then a response of GRATITUDE, I believe. Pure and simple gratitude that is then pretty quickly let go of so that we have the emotional space to experience the next emotional exchange which is surely already heading down the pike.
May All Beings Be Free.